Dillon Series is a cross-disciplinary platform co-curated by Valerie Dillon and Diana Lee that will serve to promote collaboration and experimentation beyond the scope of Dillon Gallery’s established exhibition program and represented artists.
PAST DILLON SERIES
LITERARY MISFITS: CELEBRATING THE PUBLICATION OF RANBIR SINGH SIDHU'S DEEP SINGH BLUE | APRIL 4, 2016, 6 - 8 PM
With Robert Marshall and Titi Nguyen
None of us really fit in the literary world these days, but some of us fit less well than others. Join us for a night of reading, celebration, and discussion of what it means to fit—or not fit at all—into today’s literary culture. And about misfits in general, literary and real. The narrator of Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut novel Deep Singh Blue ticks all those boxes, and probably a few more, as does his publisher, the upstart Unnamed Press out of Los Angeles. The novelist Alex Shakar describes the book as, "a work of ferocious bravery, intelligence, and art." Visual artist, biographer and novelist Robert Marshall and memoirist and essayist Titi Nguyen will join Sidhu for a lively audience centered discussion.
THE GREAT BEAUTY: LIVE SCORE WITH 1B1 AND CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STREET | NOV 13, 2015, 8 PM
Presented in conjunction with National Sawdust.
Norwegian String Orchestra 1B1 is an ensemble that exudes youth, quality, and enthusiasm. Rooted in the tradition of classical music and youthful energy, often in collaboration with soloists of the highest quality, the ensemble explores all kinds of musical genres. Drawing inspirations from the critically acclaimed soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty, 1B1 joins the Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the direction of Julian Wachner, in an exciting collaboration works featuring Part, Tavener, and Martynov.
Five short films and live musicians exploring contemporary culture from Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola, presented in conjunction with National Sawdust with special thanks to New Museum's New Inc.
Afripedia is a new platform to discover and promote creativity in and evolving Africa. First to launch from Afripedia is a five-part documentary series portraying the burgeoning art scene in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Angola. Afripedia shares the stories of a new generation of creatives who are participating in contemporary culture. These films are part of a transmedia project that will expand into a global platform for Africa and the African diaspora to inform, connect, follow, and showcase their artistic practices.