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TBG Gallery 
616 E 9th St., NYC
FREAK SHOW, group show curated by Theresa Byrnes
Opening Reception: August 4, 6-9pm
Exhibition: August 4 -18


RED ROOM@ KGBBar (3rd floor)
85 E 4th Street, NYC 
CACAO DREAMS an evening of tasting, learning & exploring, the world of chocolate, presented by C-Spot and Dusty Wright
Tuesday, May 23, 7-9pm
Words, Art & Music: 
Marc Christian, Heide HatryQueen EstherDusty Wright, Matthew Shipp and Steve Dalanchinsky.


235 Bowery, NYC (Sky Room)
Friday, May 12, 7-10pm
Death related art, music, and spoken word performances by
Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Elster, Queen Esther, Deborah Lutz, Danielle Blau, Nora Fox, Ulrich Baer, Christine Isherwood, Hot Glue & The Gun, Lutz Rath, Christopher Willauer, Jane LeCroy, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Ursula Scherrer.

Biographies of the performers:

Ulrich Baer was born in Germany, lived in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was a Varsity oarsman at Harvard and earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale and is the editor of Rilke's Letters on Life, a literary theorist who has written on the representation of trauma in poetry and photography, and a fiction writer who has published a collection of short stories set in contemporary China. He teaches at New York University where he is also Vice Provost. He will read from Rainer Maria Rilke’s condolence letters.

Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award, and she curates/ hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series.Danielle will perform Nth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Native New Yorker Jennifer Elster is an experimentalist, thinker, artist, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and performer. She is obsessed with the truth, explores boundaries in all mediums, and has collaborated with such artists as David Bowie and Yoko Ono.  Elster explores ways to deal with the severity of reality. Her most recent work WARFARE spoke directly and foresaw the current climate in America and currently she has been performing and hosting multimedia art happenings in the underground studio, The Development, in NYC to bring deeper awareness to the human condition and our current world crisis. Jennifer will perform Cemetery: Is Death?

Described as a "...brutal, original, explosive singer..." by Vanity Fair, Queen Esther is a solo performer, playwright/librettist, musician and vocalist. Released in 2015, Paste called her critically acclaimed album The Other Side “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year.” She continues to perform internationally with her Black Americana collective as well as with harmelodic guitarist James Blood Ulmer and sings all over New York City. She will perform Gloomy Sunday - also known as The Hungarian Suicide Song.

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter, cartoonist, and sporadic performer. He was born in Paris, grew up in London, has lived in Rome, San Francisco, and Los Angeles but is long settled in New York.  He has published in leading magazines in Britain and America, most recently in Esquire and Britain’s Observer Magazine. His books include Bad Dreams,True Colours: The Real Life of the Art World, and The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night. His more ambitious current projects include an animated movie, a follow-up book on the art world, and a much illustrated memoir. He will talk about Art and Death.

The indie duo Hot Glue & The Gun heat up the room with Song & Story as they shake the Spirit loose. Believing that art is not a spectator sport, Carrie Klein & Joel McGlynn work and play with transformation and collaboration in their song, performance and visual art. Since they began writing and performing together in 2014, they have continually sought to sink into the mysteries of human experience: birth, life, death, love, fear, masculine, feminine, poetry, harmony. They will perform the Paper Love Song.

Christine Isherwood is a singer, writer, and Voice Movement Therapist who lives on Martha's Vineyard. The last few years have been spent tending to dying, and now she sings only lullabies and laments. She teaches the Voice Movement Therapy Training Singing The Psyche and is currently recording an album of death songs. She will sing a Death Song from her new album.

Jane LeCroy is a NYC based poet, singer and performance artist who fronts the avant-pop band, The Icebergs, and the psychedelic experimental music project, Ohmslice. She has toured with the SF based all women's poetry troupe, Sister Spit. Jane is a poet-in-the-schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Her chapbook, Names, published by the art-book house Brooklyn, was purchased by the Library of Congress along with her braid! Three Rooms Press published, Signature Play, a multimedia book of lyrical poems, nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Icebergs just released their debut album, Eldorado. She will sing the Iceberg Death Song.

Jonas Mekas. Lithuanian born poet and film-maker, since 1949 residing in New York.  Is known for developing the diaristic form of cinema with films such as WALDEN and AS I WAS MOVING AHEAD I SAW BRIEF GLIMPSES OF BEAUTY.  He is equally known for the creation of a series of organizations for the promotion of the avant-garde cinema, such as Film-Makers Cooperative, Film-Makers Cinematheque and Anthology Film Archives. He was editor of Film Culture magazine and during l958-1978 movie critic for the Village Voice. Allen Ginsberg is a reading of a diary entry about Allen Ginsberg's Tibetan monks "wake" ceremony with a video of Allen's body and a presentation of Allan Ginsberg’s beard.

Nora Fox is a performing artist, writer and multi-instrumentalist. She recently performed in the International Festival of Dance in Belarus, sang in Macedonia, collaborated with David Dorfman Dance, and taught at Brown University. Fox has performed on Broadway, choreographed/danced for film, holds a degree in Literary Arts from Brown, and is currently working on her debut EP. She will sing Hostage.

German born Lutz Rath is an interdisciplinary performer, cellist, conductor, narrator, DADA reciter. Rath is artistic director of Washington Square Music Festival and produced concerts, events, and recordings with the subject of “Forbidden Music” — music which was performed or composed in concentration camps. He will play an improvisation of Bach’s Oh Haupt voll Blut und Wunden.

Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss artist living in New York. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media and performance art.  I will die - you will die. We will all die, a knowledge that is often lying quietly within ourselves, buried underneath not to be touched. What will happen if this simple knowledge is spoken out again and again and again?

Christopher Willauer is a queer interdisciplinary artist and recovering catholic from Dubuque, Iowa. He works primarily through performance, sculpture, and video to engage with the body and the Earth in a ritualistic and reverent manner. He now lives and works in New York.  Watered with Kisses is an interactive performance based sculpture that puts the materiality of our body and it’s relationship to the natural world into question. The plants are watered solely with kisses. It is with optimism that I hope love will be enough to sustain their life. It is within reality that I know I can love but not provide the light necessary for them to live.


158 Bleecker St. @ Thompson St., NYC 
MAINTENANT 11, curated by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges
Readings and spoken word performances: June 5, 7pm


29 Cornelia Street, NYC
MAINTENANT 11, curated by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges
Readings and spoken word performances: June 2, 6-8pm
Tickets: $10 at door (price includes one drink)


Frieze Art Fair NY,
Randall's Island, NYC (Temporary Outdoor Office)
Fair: May 5-7, 2017
Icons in Ash Office Hours on VIP Opening Day: May 4th, 2-5pm


TBG Gallery 
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM 2, My Body, My Country, My Earth curated by Theresa Byrnes
Opening reception: March 31 6-9pm
Exhibition: April 1- April 22
Artists included: Roberta Bennett, Theresa Byrnes, Nick Broujos, Tim Cramer, Angel Eyedealism, Ann Hanavan, Heide Hatry, Gwenn Isaacs, Maria da LosAngeles, Jamie Mcgann, Quinza Najm Bina Sharif, Marta Vi, and others
PerformancesFelice Rossner from Faith, April 15. 6.30
Panel: Sara Ferguson, Caroline Sacerdote, Melissa Banigan, Rossi, and Fran Luck, about ongoing assault on women's rights, bodies, and psyches. Sunday April 19
Performances and Closing Party: Sabrina Jones (slideshow) Paula Moist (multiple orgasm orchestra) April 21, 7-9pm


La MaMa
66 E 4th Street, NYC
Monday, April 17, 8pm
Spoken Word Performances and Music by Phyllis Capello, Morgan Cunning, Jane LeCroy, Heide Hatry, Aimee Herman, Kate Hess, Melissa New, Ilka Scobie and others


Red Room @ KGBBar (3rd floor)
85 E 4th Street, NYC
ICONS IN ASH / MELANCHOLIC RELICS small exhibition, readings, music, and spoken word performances curated by Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry
Tuesday, April 11, 7-9pm
Siri HustvedtLydia MilletClaudia Steinberg, and Adele Tutter
Spoken Word Performances and Music: 
Queen EstherJane LeCroyLaura LonskiHot Glue & The Gun, and Dusty Wright.


MONA, Museum for Old and New Art in conjunction with Arts Forum, Tasmanian College of Arts
655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart, Private Bag 57, Hobart, Tasmania,Australia
ON THE ORIGIN OF ART group show curated by Steven Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd, and Mark Changizi. 
Artist Talk: April 7 12.30pm
Exhibition: November 5, 2016 - April 17, 2017


Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College
135 E 22nd St, NYC (at Lexington Ave)
SMALL WORK group show curated by Rich Timperioand Elizabeth Avedon
Exhibition: March 3 - 28

21 Ludlow Street, NYC (Offline Space)
ICONS IN ASH / DEATH IN ART group show, curated by Maddy Rosenberg and Heide Hatry
BOOK AND CLOSING PARTY with Conversations, Readings, Spoken Word Performances and Music:
Friday, February 24, 6-8pm
Conversations and Readings: 
Linda Weintraub, Sigrid Sarda, Jennifer Elster, Heide Hatry.
Spoken Word Performances and Music: 
Danielle Blau & David Cieri, Jane LeCroy & Peter Spagnuolo, Aimee Hermann & David Lawton, Dusty Wright, Robert Brashear, Jennifer Elster.
Exhibition: through Sunday, February 26


West Park Presbyterian Church
165 W 86th St, NYC (at Amsterdam Ave)
ICONS IN ASH, FEMALE VOICE FESTIVAL, curated by Heide Hatry and Robert Brasheur
Concert and Spoken Word Performances: March 7, 8pm (changed from March 8 to March 7, so that every woman involved, can do even more important things on International Women's Day)


Brooklyn Public Library in association with artcritical.com
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Dweck Cultural Center)
Stephanie Buhmann, Eva Días, and Peter Plagens join moderator David Cohen to discuss:
Uta Bath (Tanya Boakdar Gallery)
Katharina Grosse (Gagosian)
Heide Hatry (Ubu Gallery)
Wendy Klemperer (Studio 10)
Magdalen Wong (Fresh Window)
March 6, 7-9pm


Volta Art Fair NY, Knight Webb Gallery
Pier 9, NYC
Fair: March 2-5, 2017


130 Bowery, NYC
Anthology Film Archives BENEFIT & AUCTION with Performance by Patti Smith
Festivities kick off:  March 2, 6.30pm
Supper: March 2, 7.30pm (buy tickets here)
Auction: March 2, 6.30-?pm (view auction here)

LaMaMa (downstairs)
66 East 4th Street, NYC
Performances against the President on President's Day: February 20, 8pm
Poetry Electric Presents: Beats of THE BEATBOX HOUSE (Kaila Mullady & crew) along with all-star Poets & Performance Artists: Liza Jesse Peterson, John S. Hall, Puma Perl, Alex Tatarsky, Jane LeCroy, Jeff Wright, Heide Hatry, Maria Muentes, Peter Spagnuolo, Susan Yung, Norman Stock, Bruce Pandolfo, Hydrogen Junkbox (Aimee Herman, David Lawton, & Starchild), Jimi Pantalon & friends


Plato's Cave
14 Dunham Place, Brooklyn, NY
WRITERS RESIST group show, curated by Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre
Wine Reception: January 21, 6-8pm
Exhibition: January 15 - February 21 (by appointment)
Closing Party: February 20, 6-8


CAA (College Art Association) Conference
Hilton Midtown, 1335 Ave of the Americas, NYC
Boofair: February 16-18 Thursday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 2.30p
Hilton Midtown, Rhinelander Gallery, Second Floor; and Americas Hall I (access from Third Floor West Promenade)
Exhibition, Art Exchange: February 17, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Hilton Midtown, East Ballroom Foyer 3rd floor
Panel: February 18, 10.30am - 12pm
Hilton Midtown, Concourse A, Concourse Level
Steven Pinker, Harvard University
Mind and Body, Form and Essence, the Unbearable and the Inconceivable
Eleanor Heartney, Independent Critic
Corruptible Bodies: Catholic Morbidity
Anthony Haden-Guest, Independent Art Writer
Art and Death
Thyza Nichols Goodeve, Visual School of Arts
Art the Many Ways the "Disenchanted Body is Enchanted Again and Again"
George Quasha, Station Hill Press
Dead Talk
Kathy Brew
Personal Experience with Icons in Ash

Heide Hatry, Artist
Icons in Ash


Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
ICONS IN ASH curated by Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges, and Heide Hatry
Readings and spoken word performances: February 3, 6-8pm
Readings by: Anthony Haden Guest, Eleanor Heartney, Claudia Steinberg, and Linda Weintraub. Spoken words by: Jane LeCory Thomas Fulo
Tickets: $10 at door (price includes one drink)
Afterparty: (Kettle of Fish, in the dining room, all the way in the back) 8.15- midnight


Knight Webb Gallery
@The London Art Fair. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1, 0QH
WOMEN (group show curated by Rufus Knight Webb with Alison Jackson, Juliane Hundertwasser, Heide Hatry and Leslie Hilling)
VIP Preview: January 17 3-6pm
Evening Preview: January 17 3-6pm
Opening hours: Jan. 18&19: 11-9pm, Jan.20: 11-7pm,, Jan 21.: 11-7.30pm,, Jan 22.: 11-5pm
Exhibition: January 18 - 22, 2017


TBG Gallery
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM. Dump Trump & see what grows
Performances: David Leslie, "Taking Liberty Too" Thursday, January 19: 8 - 8.05pm
Theresa Byrnes & special guest, "DECONSEGRATION" 8.15 - 8.30pm
Performances: Mal Stein (percussionist/composer), "where will this go?' Friday January 20: 6.30-7pm
Exhibition: January 6 - 28


Plato's Cave
14 Dunham Place, Brooklyn, NY
WRITERS RESIST group show, curated by Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre
Wine Reception: January 21, 6-8pm
Exhibition: January 15 - February 3 (by appointment)


Metro Pictures Gallery
519 W 24th St., NYC
Preview Party: January 13 6-8pm
Benefit Sale: January 14 & 15, 2017


TBG Gallery
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM. Dump Trump & see what grows
Panel: What do I make now? Art in Trump Time
Moderated by Alan Kaufmann (author of The Outlaw Bible of American Art) with Maria de Los Angeles, Rick Prol, Kanene Ayo Holder,...
January 13 , 6.30-7.30pm


Deutsches Haus (NYU)
42 Washington Mews, NYC
with Marc Pachter (Director Emeritus of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution) and Heide Hatry
January 11, 6.30pm


TBG Gallery
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM. Dump Trump & see what grows
Opening Reception: January 6, 6-8pm
Exhibition: January 6 - 28


SEFA Gallery (Susan Eley Fine Art)
46 W 90th St., NYC
DESPERATE TIMES, FIRST AMENDMENT (AKPR'S All-Media Cockteil Party/ Group Art Show with Wine, Champagne, Live Music,...)
Opening Reception: January 4 6.30-8.30pm
VIP Preview: January 4, 12-5pm
Artists Panel: January 5, (all artists invited) Discussion of artwork, First Amendment, Current Climate. 11-1pm
Exhibition: January 4 and 5


UBU Gallery
417 E 59th St., NYC
Press Conference: December 13 5pm
Grand Opening: December 13 6.30-8.30pm
Exhibition: December 8, 2016 - March 7, 2017


MONA, Museum for Old and New Art
655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
ON THE ORIGIN OF ART (group show curated by Steven Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd, and Mark Changizi) 
Private Preview: November 4, 6-9pm
Grand Opening: November 5, 10am - late 
David Walsh in Conversation: November 6, 1-3pm. Odeon Theatre, 167 Liverpool Street Hobart
Exhibition: November 5, 2016 - April 17, 2017