Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (9)

Dec 13, 2011
November 10, 2011
  • Exhibition: Clergue in America

  • Nov 10, 2011 at 6:00am to Dec 21, 2011 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    Free and Open to the Public.


    Clergue in America showcases French photographer Lucien Clergue’s powerful depictions of the United States in an exhibition that spans the White Sands desert in New Mexico, the highways of Santa Fe, the expansive deserts of California, and the streets of New York.

    Through his use of light, textures, and form, Clergue captures both the impressive sights of the United States and the raw beauty of the human form, often juxtaposing natural and manmade wonders.

    A catalogue of Lucien Clergue’s work will be available to visitors, and, for the first time, an edition of the catalogue will also be accessible as a free iPad app.

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November 18, 2011
  • Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers

  • Nov 18, 2011 at 6:00am to Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Ubu Gallery
  • Description:

    November 16–January 28, 2011
    Exhibition Opening: November 15, 6 to 9PM

    Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers, an exhibition of hand-painted photographic postcards by the eminent Surrealist artist, poet, bookbinding designer and critic. These bizarre, lusciously painted images illustrate Hugnet’s work, The Love Life of the Spumifers where each accompanying text poetically and humorously catalogues the mating habits of a fantastical creature or Spumifer.

    The Love Life of the Spumifers, or La Vie Amoureuse des Spumifères, combines Surrealist poetry’s fascination with l’amour and Dada’s tendency towards deliberate grammatical spontaneity and absurdity. Words like bowoodling, friskadoodling and alabamaraminating are concocted by Hugnet to describe the seductive strategies of his imaginary creatures. Each text is dedicated to a different creature, describing how it woos, teases, gropes and molests its intended love conquest. Each Spumifer is illust

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November 24, 2011

  • Nov 24, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012
  • Location: Paris Theatre
  • Description:

    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
    Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
November 25, 2011
  • African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • Nov 25, 2011 at 9:00am to Dec 13, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Several venues in Manhattan
  • Description:

    Established in 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is an international film festival which offers a unique quality cinematic experience that places at its center the humanity of people of color all over the world. 


    Through its rich and diverse programming, ADIFF offers an alternative world view to that typically offered by other international film festivals.


    ADIFF’s programming encourages its audience to explore and reflect upon their own perceptions of the humanity of people of color in an intellectually stimulating and entertaining environment that features exchanges with guest filmmakers, panel discussions and social events such as receptions and screening after parties.  


    The ultimate goal of ADIFF is to serve as a bridge across cultures thus empowering people of all cultures to learn about each other and become better human beings in the process.

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November 30, 2011

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 5:00am to Jan 14, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    Vicky David Gallery presents an installation of paintings by Ben  Vautier. Through his use of phrases, quotes and statements,  BEN juggles with words to deliver a  concise  and  polished message. Also bringing to light the falsely naive, impertinence and accuracy of the words used. BEN, who lives and works in Nice, France, is a self-taught French artist and performer of Swiss origin born in 1935.  He became well known in the 1960s, primarily for his "manuscript paintings."  At which time, he co-founded the Fluxus movement, inspired by Yves Klein and the New Realists.  Similar  to  the  neo Dadaist  movement, Ben questions the reality and declared  "All  is  art”  in  1962.    Heir  to  Duchamp,  his  work  leads  one  to  reflect  on  the notoriety of the artist and commercialization of the art world over all. Ben's oeuvre are on display throughout major private and public collections around the world.

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December 13, 2011
  • Film "The Lady"

  • Dec 13, 2011 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: Lycee Francais de New York
  • Description:

    Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm with an exceptional screening of The Lady (2011), the latest film by Luc Besson starring Michelle Yeoh. It will be followed by a Q&A with Producer and Alumnae Virginie Silla-Besson (89’). “The Lady” is the story of Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi from 1989 to 1999. The movie is in English and the Q&A will be in both languages with English translation available. (Movie running time: 140’ followed by Q&A). Make a reservation at 212 439 38 20.

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  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Dec. 13th)

  • Dec 13, 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: MUG Lounge: 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st ave and ave A)
  • Description:

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday  December 13th, 2011 ed.



    Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!



    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG)



    Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby


    TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge

    448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A)

    showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min.

    ($3 drafts, $4 wells)

    For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357

    Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave.



    This week's guests (Tuesday  December 13th, 2011 lineup):


    ‘Mr. Perfect’ Alex Fossella!

    ‘The Repo Man’ Sean Sullivan!

    Alice ‘Chyna’ Wooster!

    Jason ‘The Barber’ Szkup!

    The Return of the ‘Iowan Crippler’ Justin Murray!

    Junkyard Nick Ruggia!

    ‘The Rock’ Rondell Hartley!

    ‘Da Bad Guy’ Richard James! 

  • Created by: Todd M.