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Jane Dickson in Times Square: Book Signing and DiscussionCoinciding with Dickson’s exhibition Hot, Hot, Hot: Paintings of Times Square Peep Shows, Howl is pleased to host a book signing, slide show, and discussion with editor Johan Kugelberg for her critically acclaimed book, Jane Dickson in Times Square, published by Anthology Editions.
February 13, 2020
Jane Dickson, Scott Dougan & Stephani DeLuca Discuss The Deuce and Times SquareJane Dickson joins Scott Dougan and Stephani DeLuca, production designer and writer of the HBO series The Deuce, for a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city—and why we find these visions of New York’s gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today.
January 18, 2020
Life After Incarceration: The Plight of Building a CareerRSA US and Howl! Happening is pleased to present this salon as an open conversation on the challenges of life after incarceration, specifically as they relate to the obstacles preventing returning citizens from building a career. The discussion will center on returning citizens, both as featured speakers and members of the audience. The salon will aim to create a better understanding of the challenges people have faced in building a career since their experience in prison. This salon features Julio Medina, founder and CEO of Exodus Transitional Community; Dominic Dupont, star of the documentary Raised in the System; Coss Marte, CEO and founder of Conbody—who after serving a 10-year prison sentence started his own fitness company—and Ashish Prashar, FRSA, who served time in London and then had a lengthy career in both British and American politics, serving as press secretary to the Mayor of London.
July 18, 2019
The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti ArtistsDiscussion and book signing with authors Janette Beckman and Cey Adams for The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists published by Hat & Beard Press with Fahey/Klein Gallery. The discussion will be moderated by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.
October 25, 2018
A.J. Lees Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs ExperimentHowl! Happening in collaboration with New York Review Books and Notting Hill Editions is pleased to present an evening celebrating the U.S. publication of Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment by internationally distinguished neurologist A.J. Lees. The author’s groundbreaking research on Parkinson’s disease was profoundly impacted by William Burroughs, who wrote Naked Lunch. In this extraordinary memoir, Lees follows Burroughs into the rainforest in search of cures for his patients. Through self-experimentation, he gains insights that encourage him to pursue new lines of pharmacological research. Reminiscent of the literary work of Oliver Sacks, Mentored by a Madman calls for the return of imagination and open-mindedness to medical science.
September 27, 2017
Amon Focus New York Said: Volume ThreeNew York Said: Volume Three provides an elucidating and timely portrait of the pervasive challenges faced in the United States and the world, through the ubiquitous words and graffiti that surround us in the city. The photography in NYS: V3 invites readers to a visual collage of thought provoking commentary on social justice, the resistance movement, equality, gun control, gentrification, immigration, imprisonment, police brutality, and race.
July 6, 2017
Spencer Drate and Judith Salavertz It’s a Long Way to the TopAward-winning creative directors, designers, authors, and radio hosts Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz project a stunning array of their designs for album covers, posters, and special CD packaging for some of the most creative musicians in the downtown scene, including 23 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. As every picture tells a story, expect tall tales and wild experiences to go along with the visuals of individual projects.
May 18, 2017
Dan Cameron: Sexo, Drogas y Rock 'n' RollLower East Side curator and critic Dan Cameron gives a talk on a part of Vega’s life and career that until now has been left unexplored; his years as a budding actor and artist in Mexico City. Although no physical artwork by Vega remains from this period, Cameron has spoken to his friends and acquaintances from that time, and drawn heavily on the research of contemporary Mexican curators to describe a cultural context in which visual artists were art directing rock bands, avant-garde filmmakers made TV shows on rock and roll, and Mexican youth culture seemed as fixated on sex and drugs as its northern neighbor. Special focus is made on the artist Pedro Friedeberg, whose work and lifestyle had a powerful impact on the young Arturo, and the disastrous Avándaro rock festival in 1971, repercussions from which would literally drive the growing Mexican live concert scene underground, and many of its more ambitious young creative minds into exile.
April 13, 2017
Illumination: Spotlighting the Culture of Violence Against WomenMs. Foundation Panel Discussion In conjunction with Beth B’s exhibition, Howl! and the Ms. Foundation present Illumination: Spotlighting the Culture of Violence Against Women, a provocative panel discussion of women's safety that will cover topics such as trans safety, sex trafficking, domestic assault, mass incarceration, rape, and the political power of art. Included on the panel are Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Apne App; Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of New York City Anti-Violence Project; Sharon Richardson, Founder of Re-Entry Rocks; artist/filmmaker Beth B; and Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women.
February 23, 2017
Warhol & Dalí Panel Discussion with Torsten OtteSalvador Dalí and Andy Warhol were two of the 20th century's most significant and notorious artists. Led by Otte, the panelists—all witnesses of encounters between Dalí and Warhol—discuss, gossip, and reminisce about these “art celebrities” whose fame was the result of accomplished self-staging, along with the skillful marketing of their personalities and work. Otte is joined on the panel by photographer Jade Albert, who shot many photos of Dalí and Warhol together and was a photographer for Interview magazine; playwright Robert Heide, who worked with Warhol on projects including a filmed version of his play, The Bed; actor William Rothlein, a close friend of Dalí and Gala; and musician and artist Walter Steding, who was an assistant to Warhol; and art collector and financier Asher Edelman, who was friends with Dalí and Warhol.
February 19, 2017
Play What You Like: Panel DiscussionCurator Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, host the discussion about John Cage, Fluxus, music and more. Dellinger will be joined by George Maciunas historian, Colby Chamberlain, and the always poignant and witty Anthony Haden-Guest.
July 30, 2016
David Godlis: History is Made at NightSlide show for History is Made at Night, a book of fine art photography from David Godlis, including 119 of his iconic black and white images. Representing 40 years of work by the artist, the book features images of the nighttime world of CBGB and life on the street between 1976 and 1979.
Video shot by Jeff Smith
June 30, 2016