Artists Space

Artists Space Dialogues:
Cabaret Anti Fa

March 25, 2017, 8pm

Artists Space Dialogues takes the format of a public conversation between two people. Initiated by art historian Bettina Funcke in 2016, the series traverses the work, thinking, histories, trajectories, and processes of figures of influence in the field of contemporary art and visual culture.

A new season of Dialogues, led by writer, artist and activist Gregg Bordowitz, opens with a departure from the dialogue format, and introduces, instead, the cabaret. A conversation with Andrea Fraser will follow in April.

Alicia Hall Moran
Malcolm Hall Moran
Jonas Hall Moran
Dr. Malik Julian Gaines
Marina Rosenfeld
Alexandro Segade
Morgan Bassichis
Gregg Bordowitz

A skewed graphic of piano keys
[A skewed graphic of piano keys]


…brings people together
wanting an air, an attitude, a tune
something to hold with others
a mood, a sentiment, a feeling in common
because these are dangerous times
and artists respond
with music and song…


“BATTLE HIM: The American Kids”
Alicia Hall Moran, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Hall Moran, violin
& Jonas Hall Moran, guitar

“A Kurt Weill Songbook”
Dr. Malik Julian Gaines with Marina Rosenfeld

“Black Bloc Party”
Alexandro Segade with Malik Gaines

“More Protest Songs”
Morgan Bassichis

With M.C. Gregg Bordowitz

Morgan Bassichis is a writer and performer living in New York. Morgan's live comedic stories have been featured at MoMA PS1 as part of Greater New York 2015, as well as at Artists Space, Dixon Place, the New Museum, Participant Inc., The Poetry Project, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Morgan's essays on queer politics have appeared in Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other edited volumes. Morgan's shows have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan).

Dr. Malik Julian Gaines, a.k.a. Malik Gaines, is an artist and writer based in New York. Gaines has performed and exhibited extensively with the group My Barbarian, and is assistant professor of Performance Studies in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His forthcoming book, Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible, traces a circulation of political ideas in performances of the 1960s and beyond.

Alicia Hall Moran is currently touring with Grace Notes: Reflections for Now by the artist Carrie Mae Weems, and her own concert work, Jazz Goes To The Opera. She recently premiered Throughline, a concert work conceived by poets Lyrae van Clief-Stefanon and Rachel Eliza Griffiths, with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, inspired by Moran's debut album, HEAVY BLUE. Moran is currently developing a new theatrical called Breaking Ice for Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art about her childhood in Connecticut.

Marina Rosenfeld is a New York-based artist, composer and occasional pianist. Her work has been presented by institutions including the Park Avenue Armory, the Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, the Serralves Foundation, and is currently on view in her solo exhibition Deathstar at Portikus, in Frankfurt, Germany. In April, a new work for radio will premiere as part of Documenta 14. Rosenfeld has also been included in the 2002 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, the 2016 Montreal Biennial, and in festivals including Holland, Wien Modern, Ultima and Donaueschingen, among others. She is a longtime faculty member of Bard College's MFA program.

Alexandro Segade is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. His multimedia science fiction performances exploring queer futurity have been presented at REDCAT and LAXART, Los Angeles; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Time-Based Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon; and Movement Research at the Judson Church and Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, New York. Since 2001, Segade has worked in the collective My Barbarian on exhibitions, videos and performance projects, and is co-chair of the Film/Video department at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts.

Gregg Bordowitz in an artist and writer. His work was included most recently in Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2015-16), for which he published the chapbook Tenement, and his films and performances have been included in exhibitions internationally. His most recent book, General Idea: Imagevirus, was published by Afterall in 2010. Volition, a book of poetry, was published by Printed Matter in 2009, and a collection of his writings, The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986–2003, was published by MIT Press in 2004. He is currently the director of the Low-Residency MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and lives in New York.

Alicia Hall Moran, mezzo-soprano, Malcolm Hall Moran, violin & Jonas Hall Moran, guitar: BATTLE HIM: The American Kids. Performance documentation, March 25, 2017, Artists Space. [Reading and musical performance with adults and several children in a dark room in front of an audience.]
Morgan Bassichis: More Protest Songs. Performance documentation, March 25, 2017, Artists Space. [A person plays piano and sings in front of an audience in a dark room.]
Alexandro Segade, Malik Gaines: Black Bloc Party. Performance documentation, March 25, 2017, Artists Space. [Two people perform in front of an audience in a dark room - one sings, and one plays piano]
Dr. Malik Julian Gaines, Marina Rosenfeld: A Kurt Weill Songbook. Performance documentation, March 25, 2017, Artists Space. [Two people perform in front of an audience in a dark room - one sings, and one plays piano]