Program Announcements

Benefit for ISSUE Honoring Kim Gordon

Wed, November 13, 2013 to Thu, November 14, 2013

In November 2013, ISSUE Project Room concludes its ten-year anniversary festival with a capstone, two-night benefit concert series honoring legendary artist Kim Gordon. In addition to serving as founding member, vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter for the highly-acclaimed alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Gordon has gained widespread renown as a visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress.

The series opens on Wednesday November 13th with a VIP Reception in ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Place theater. Kim Gordon collaborates with drummer Tim Barnes in an intimate performance over food and cocktails from Rucola. The concert begins at 9:00pm with a performance by guitar legend J Mascis solo. Gordon and her recent collaborator Bill Nace follow as the electric guitar duo Body/Head, with Ikue Mori joining on drums— a return to her seminal no-wave roots.

On Thursday November 14th, Gordon performs for the first time with I.U.D.— a ferocious female industrial unit of Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Sadie Laska (Growing)— and renews her longstanding collaboration with Jutta Koether, acclaimed painter, writer, and member of the artist band XXX Macarena. Having collaborated in the past in performances, installations and videos, the duo of Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon share an unabashed pleasure in disregard for technique. The result is physical, fierce and free.



Benefit Committee
Matthew Higgs – Director/Chief Curator, White Columns
Branden Joseph – Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University
Charlotta Kotik – Independent Curator
Jay Sanders – Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Dustin Yellin – Artist / Founder, Pioneer Works

Board of Directors
Tom van den Bout, Board Chair, Jeanne Lutfy, Vice Chair, Tony Conrad, Artistic Chair, R. Luke DuBois, Karen Auster, Marianne Berry, Marcus Brauer, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Forde, Sarah Garvey, David Grubbs, Jeremy Hurewitz, John Latona, Robert Longo, Stephen Maine, Margo Somma, Steve Wax.


Event

Liturgy / Wreck and Reference / White Suns / Kyle Eyre Clyd

Sat, August 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

This all-day indoor/outdoor show crosses metal, noise and experimental electronics, headlined by Liturgy— their first reunited show as a quartet— alongside Californian post-metal duo Wreck and Reference, extreme-noise group White Suns, and noise/electronic artist Kyle Eyre Clyd, alias Penny Royale.

Event

Sir Richard Bishop / Tashi Dorji

Sat, September 6, 2014 - 8:00pm

Best known as a member of the Sun City Girls, Sir Richard Bishop is master guitarist whose improvisations effortlessly absorb sounds of India, the Middle East, North Africa and others into a highly original body of work. A Bhutanese guitarist based in Asheville, Tashi Dorji's revelatory style is unbound by tradition.

Event

Charles Curtis & Tashi Wada

Fri, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

Acclaimed cellists Charles Curtis and and Judith Hamann perform San Francisco-based composer Tashi Wada's new Duets for cello, a NY premiere in anticipation of their forthcoming recorded release. The program also includes Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola.