Season at a glance

Exhibition on View Now
Curating The End Of The World

Organized by Reynaldo Anderson, Tiffany E. Barber and Stacey Robinson with the Black Speculative Arts Movement, this two-part exhibition brings together an international cadre of artists whose work responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-black violence, climate change, poor governance, trans-humanism, and an accelerating, technologically driven economic system on the verge...

On-view Online Now
In Person viewing: Sept 8-Oct 1
Please read safety guidelines below
@ New York Live Arts Lobby
In/Between 2020: TRANSFIGURE

Online viewing open NOW; in-person Sept. 8 through Oct. 1, 2020. In/Between 2020: TRANSFIGURE is a group exhibition curated by artists Martita Abril, Yanira Castro, and Poppy DeltaDawn and presented by New York Live Arts. It was developed to support the artists of the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. All...

Sept 16, 23, & 30, 2020
Streamed on YouTube @ Noon (EST)
Lee Mingwei & Bill T. Jones: OUR LABYRINTH

“It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it.”  Rabbi Tarfon (Pirkei Avot 2:16) Our Labyrinth, a partnership with the MetLiveArts, September 16, 23, & 30, 2020 Will Be Streamed on YouTube @ Noon (EST)

Application Deadline:
Sept 27 @ 11:59pm
The VOTE Project

In the weeks leading up to what may be the most important election of our lifetime, New York Live Arts is partnering with For Freedoms’ 2020 Awakening campaign to commission four New York based BIPOC artists to create a VOTE installation for the Ford Foundation Live Gallery.  The artists...

Sept 28 @ 8pm
Via Zoom
Bill Chats: Ricardo Montez

Join Bill T. Jones in conversation with Ricardo Montez for a discussion centered on Jones’ collaborations with the artist Keith Haring, as well as questions about the politics of race and the performance of desire in the context of art and world making today. Ricardo Montez is...

7PM & 7:30PM

@ New York Live Arts Lobby
Christopher Williams: A Glimpse Into the World of NARCISSUS

Having begun their artistic journey together with the acclaimed epic work The Golden Legend in 2009 (when the New York Live Arts space was Dance Theater Workshop), choreographer Christopher Williams and visual designer Andrew Jordan have now been working together for over a decade to create unique performance worlds featuring intricate choreography enhanced...

Launches Oct 10
EdgeCut Performance Series Showcase: Captivity/Sanity/ Humanity

Live Arts partner and independent monthly performance series EdgeCut will present the first in an online group performance showcase series on October 10th, which explores our complex relationship to the digital and how “liveness” is defined during this current moment. Having convened in January 2020 at NEW INC, the...

Launches October 2020
The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project

Created in collaboration with Bard Students and youth artist/activists, led by the creative team of Charlotte Brathwaite, Justin Hicks, Janani Balasubramanian, Sunder Ganglani, with producer Alyssa Simmons and documentarian June Cross. The Future is Present is a high-impact, liberatory media project that engages a core group of Black and Indigenous youth...

Launches October 2020
Curating the End of the World: Red Spring

Organizer Reynaldo Anderson, and curators Sheree Renée Thomas, Danielle L. Littlefield, and Dacia Polk with the Black Speculative Arts Movement, return to Live Arts with an online exhibition titled Red Spring; a follow up to their acclaimed group show

Sat, Oct 24 @ 8am-8pm
In-person & Live Streamed
Holly Bass: Moneymaker

Moneymaker, a 12-hour endurance piece by second-year resident, Holly Bass, will make its New York City premiere in the lobby at Live Arts. Sporting a pompadour, a bedazzled cummerbund spelling out $€X, and golden “bootyballs,” Bass will dance continuously for twelve hours in an homage to...