Thank you for following my work.
Please come join me at these three new events if you’re in NY in
EARLY JUNE, or online to read Ngan Le’s review of my three recent
shows in Berlin!
EVENTS video, performance + text in NY:
June 1st at Local Project
June 7th - at Peanut Underground - SOLO
June 15th-Sept at Central Booking
1. NEW YORK (LIC)
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 8pm
in the Under the Subway Video Night curated by Antonio Ortuno
A one-minute spoof on an American fascination. Real? Fake? Come see
for yourself. Rosenthal has the honor of closing the show, so come
early and stay late!! (free)
LOCATION: Local Project Artspace
45-10 Davis St, LIC, NY 11101, tel: 646-541-4772, subway: 7 train to
45th Court Square, or E,M,G to 23rd Street/ELY
"American Denominations" (DVD face page)
2. NEW YORK (East Village) SOLO SHOW
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 8pm
“An Evening with Barbara Rosenthal: Provocation Cards Interact &
Existential Video Shorts
curated by Lee Wells and Katie Peyton
8-9pm: Handouts, harangues, jokes, jostles this interactive
performance with one of the world's most eccentric artists involves
hats, pins, and philosophical calling cards (recently purchased by
the Tate Gallery, London, in three languages, and displayed as
billboards in Padua, Italy).
9-10pm: “The Secret of Life and Other Shorts” 13 video shorts
reprised from Rosenthal’s winter show in Berlin. (See review below)
Including: “Quotation from Paul Gauguin”, “A Boy and His Father
Butcher a Deer”, “Bill Creston: Mona Lisa Story”, “The Secret
of LIfe”, “News to Fit the Family”, “Nonsense
Conversation”, “BuzzClickSsshTingle”, “How Much Does the
Monkey Count”, “Secret Codes”, “Body Found in Suitcases”,
“Daddy: Spider Story”, “Memphis Party Doll”, “Surreal Photo
Stories: Icy Cold”, and “Toil of Three Cities/Liebesmüh.”
LOCATION: Peanut Underground Art Projects, Lower Level
215 East 5th St. (off Bowey), NY, NY 10003, tel: 917-723-2524,
subway: F to 2nd Ave. or 6 to Bleeker
“An Evening with Barbara Rosenthal at Peanut Underground, NYC”
3. NEW YORK (East Village)
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2-4, through Sept (gallery hours)
I'll be there Saturday, June 15, 2-4, with pub party happy hour after.
“Shirts & Jackets Prints 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Dirty Book (elements
In the Front Gallery of the new East Village location of Central
Booking, will be an assortment of prints and bookworks by Barbara
Rosenthal. The gallery does not officially open until Sept 12, so
this is a great opportunity to visit the space, and spend time with
this artist, ahead of the crowd!
LOCATION: Central Booking
21 Ludlow Street, NY, NY 10002, tel: 646-541-4772
Central Booking: “Open pages from Homo Futurus artist’s book”
NEW ONLINE (Article in Berlin Art Link):
Article by Ngan Le, "The Secret of Art in Life: Barbara Rosenthal's
Surreality in Berlin" published in Berlin Art Link, March 2013
Born and still living most of the year in New York, Barbara Rosenthal
is a Media and Performance artist and writer who produces
idiosyncratic combinations of words, communicative sounds, gestures,
and pictures. Her artist's books of fiction, commentary, and
photography are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, and Berlin
Kunstbibliotek. She has made over 100 photography, text, and
performance-based video shorts. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the
the United States in Performance Art and Text-Based Art at Tina B:
Prague Contemporary Art Festival. She began working in Performance/
Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976. She has kept a
Journal since childhood, and often combines writing with her imagery.
Her themes of identity, existentialism, and surrealism explore the
relationship between an artist's psyche and the outer world.
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