Datebook: July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 06:00 AM


Zombo Italiano: The Italian Zombie Film Movement, a film series, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Italian cinema, zombies, air-conditioning. It's a summer trifecta of awesomeness. For the next two weeks, MAD is screening the best in flesh-eating flicks from the likes of directors such as George A. Romero and Pier Pasolini. Leave the squeamishness at home, but bring the Goobers. The series starts this evening with a screening of Dawn of the Dead, in Manhattan.

Jennifer Dalton, MAKING SENSE, at the Flag Art Foundation. Dalton, a New York-based artist, has long disassembled random data about the art industry and put it back together in compelling installations. In her 2002 piece, What Does An Artist Look Like?, she created a catalogue of every artist depicted in three years worth of New Yorkers, categorizing the ways in which the magazine portrayed them ("genius" or "pin-up," were her chosen classifications). This time around, she also chronicles five months worth of status updates of New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz's infamous Facebook page, in a piece titled What We're Not Shutting Up About. It's an art world inside joke, but one that dissects the system's inner workings in cheeky and revealing ways. In Manhattan, through Sept. 10.

Mario Tama, Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent, at Umbrage. For five years, Getty photojournalist Mario Tama has chronicled the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. This week, Umbrage, a small visual arts publisher based in Dumbo, is debuting an exhibit of his stirring works. See more images by Tama on his website. Opening reception Thurs., July 8 at 6pm. The show runs through Sept. 15, in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Warm-Up, at PS1. If the thought of waiting to get into one of the concerts at Central Park's Summerstage is too overwhelming, then head over to PS1, where you can spend your Saturday afternoons grooving to live DJ sets on a more intimate scale. Even better: the museum's out-of-this-world architectural installations make for a trippy backdrop. This season, the young designers at Idenbgurg Liu have filled the museum's courtyard with a super bouncy installation (it has balls! literally...) that even includes a splash pool. In mid-August, expect a DJ set from none other than groovalicious Roots drummer ?uestlove. Saturdays through Sept. 4, in Long Island City, Queens.

ArtHamptons, a fine art fair, at Sayre Park. If you're doing the Hamptons thing this weekend, that doesn't mean you need to be without art. Almost 100 galleries from around the country will be displaying their wares in Bridgehampton's Sayre Park. Don't miss a visit to stalls manned by the Aperture Foundation (incredible photography), Black & White Gallery (an emerging artists space in Chelsea) and Fredric Snitzer (Miami's foremost commercial space). Opens Friday and runs through the weekend, in Bridgehampton, Long Island.

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama's moving photographic chronicle of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, at Umbrage in Brooklyn.
Wade Zimmerman
Hitting the wading pool at PS1's architectural piece 'Pole Dance,' in Queens. Who knew installation could feel this good?
Wade Zimmerman
Warm-Up: PS1's summer parties, held every Saturday, are a good spot for cutting-edge music and architecture -- as well as extravagant people-watching.
Courtesy the Artist and Winkleman Gallery
Charting It: At the Flag Foundation, artist Jennifer Dalton diagrams art critic Jerry Saltz's Facebook page.
Courtesy the Artist and Winkleman Gallery
A whole lot of updating: Five months worth of Saltz's Facebook updates, as organized by Dalton.
Gallery Sam (Berkeley, Calif.)/ArtHamptons
At the Gallery Sam booth at ArtHamptons, 'Autumnal,' a work by Syd Solomon.
Art Link International (Lake Worth, Fla.)/ArtHamptons
Also at ArtHamptons: 'Crystal Hive,' a 1978 silkscreen by Robert Rauschenberg, on view at Art Link International, a gallery from Florida.
Museum of Arts and Design
With props to the old New York skyline: Attack of the zombies! A still from Lucio Fulci's 1979 film, 'Zombie,' screening at MAD.


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About Gallerina

Carolina A. Miranda is a regular contributor to WNYC and blogs about the arts for the station as "Gallerina." In addition to that, she contributes articles on culture, travel and the arts to a variety of national and regional media, including Time, ArtNews, Travel + Leisure and Budget Travel and Florida Travel + Life. She has reported on the burgeoning industry of skatepark design, architectural pedagogy in Southern California, the presence of street art in museums and Lima's burgeoning food scene, among many other subjects. In 2008, she was named one of eight fellows in the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program for her arts and architecture blog, which has received mentions in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In January of 2010, the Times named her one of nine people to follow on Twitter. Got a tip? E-mail her at c [@] c-monster [dot] net


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