The Abrons in the News

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Music Review | A Mix of Sounds at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

June 25, 2015 | The New York Times
...the festival, which started on Sunday, can’t be beat for sheer size: 27 concerts over eight days at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side.

The 2015 NADA New York Art Fair in 25 Superlatives

May 17, 2015 | Hyperallergic
Best Interactive Project: Parmer at Abrons Arts Center | here aren’t very many interactive projects or booths at the fair, so Parmer, a roving feminist space currently housed at Abrons Arts Center, might have owned this category regardless of its substance. But that substance is also great. Off to one side of the tiny Projects booth, curator Amanda Parmer has...

Arts Watch: The Guerrilla Girls Celebrate 30 Years of Antics

May 5, 2015 | The Lo-Down
Guerrilla Girls, the wonderfully notorious, and anonymous, collective of feminist masked avengers are currently celebrating three decades of subversive antics at the Abrons Arts Center. Their exhibition, “Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice, 30 Years and Still Counting,” runs through May 17th. It features...

THEATER REVIEW | Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag

May 5, 2015 | Time Out New York
In American playwriting, there’s no voice quite like Sibyl Kempson’s: surrealo-maximalist with dialogue as twangy as dueling banjos. Her gonzo play with songs, Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, is a rhapsodic plunge into hallucinogenic waters...

Sarah Matusek on Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, as presented by 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.

May 5, 2015 | New York Theatre Review
A family of sharecroppers soaks seeds in their mouths. The seeds must marinate, we learn, and absorb the farmers’ “information” before planting. As one daughter explains: “This is our prayer. Okay. Got it?” This ritual – and others just as delightful – spring to psychedelic life in Sibyl Kempson’s ebullient new play...

Reality Show: A new guard of women in experimental theatre.

May 4, 2015 | The New Yorker
Kempson has started her own company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., which is co-producing her play “Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag,” at the Abrons Arts Center (opening May 3). The story takes place in the South...

IN BRIEF | Guerilla Girls To Celebrate 30 Years of Activism With Pop-Up Exhibition And Birthday Bash

May 1, 2015 | artnet
Feminist-activist group Guerrilla Girls will open a two-week pop-up exhibition on New York's Lower East Side next month. The Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 in response to the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition "An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture," marked the opening of the museum's newly renovated building. Out of the 169 artists shown, only 13 were female. When protests in front...

Dance Review | In ‘I Understand Everything Better,’ Ruthless Elemental Forces

April 21, 2015 | The New York Times
Mr. Neumann’s newest dance-theater piece, “I Understand Everything Better,” is a sinuous blurring of fiction and truth that mines and merges topics — dying and caretaking, death and nature — to address unanswerable questions. It’s been several years since he has produced anything as deftly strange and confident as this work, a co-presentation of the Chocolate Factory and Abrons Arts Center. Taking inspiration from...

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