Cabinet Events

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Hitting Walls: A Day of Handball (Cabinet, 300 Nevins St, Brooklyn, and Thomas Greene Playground, corner of Nevins St and Degraw St, Brooklyn; Sunday, 27 July 2014, 2–8 pm). Calling all ballers! It’s summer in the city, and everyone is flocking to the public parks. We are following their lead. On 27 July, artist Carlin Wing is organizing a day of handball and related activities in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Debate / “World Cup 2014: The Half-Time Show,” with Simon Critchley, Hal Foster, Thatcher Foster, Stefano Gulizia, Sandy Tait, Mark Wigley, and special subs (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 27 June 2014, 7–9 pm). As the group stages of the 2014 World Cup come to an end, please join us for an evening of analysis, debate, and banter with hardcore football fans Simon Critchley (England and Liverpool), Hal Foster (USA and Seattle Sounders), Thatcher Foster (USA and Fulham), Stefano Gulizia (Italy and Juventus), Sandy Tait (England and Everton), and Mark Wigley (Chile and Barcelona).

Poetry Lab / “William Blake: Songs of Exocence and Inperience” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 7–9 pm). Poetry Lab, an irregular series of events dedicated to reviving dead poets by unorthodox means, returns for an evening with poet, printer, and dissenter William Blake. Organized by D. Graham Burnett and Jeff Dolven.

Presentation and Book Launch / “Happy Failure,” with George Pendle (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 7–9 pm). Please join us for an evening with author George Pendle guaranteed to set a new standard in book lunches.

Screening / “This Might Not Be for Now,” curated by the Skowhegan Alliance (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 8 May 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm). Please join us as we host an evening of video programs curated by the Skowhegan Alliance.

Multimedia Presentation / “Hold Your Applause: Four Takes on Clapping,” with Casey Anderson, Carol Merrill-Mirsky, Nick Tamburro, and Kate Wolf (Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvardo, Los Angeles; Friday, 2 May 2014, 8:00–9:30 pm). We are pleased to present the new installment of “Quarterly,” a series organized by Sasha Archibald and Machine Project in conjunction with Cabinet. The third event in the series, organized on the occasion of Cabinet’s new issue on Celebration, examines the history and practice of clapping.

Presentation / “Accumulated Wisdom: The Collector as Inventor,” with Melissa Catanese, Rutherford Chang, Carrie Cooperider, Tim Davis, Louise Harpman, Maira Kalman, Nina Katchadourian, Thomas Y. Levin, Harvey Tulcensky, and Penelope Umbrico (The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York; Saturday, 15 April 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm). In an evening of short performances and talks, artists and scholars will consider the relationship between collecting and creating through case studies of their own collections.

Panel / “Life between Borders,” with Melissa Chiu, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Niels van Tomme, Steven Rand, and Heather Felty (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, 12 April 2014, 4–6 pm). Please join us for a panel organized by apexart to celebrate the publication of its latest book Life between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists.

Presentation / “A Counterfeit Utopia,” with Robert Antoni (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, April 4 2014, 7–9 pm). Robert Antoni’s historical novel As Flies to Whatless Boys (Akashic Books, 2013) documents his family’s journey from London to Trinidad in 1845 as part of the Tropical Emigration Society, a utopian experiment led by the German inventor John Adolphus Etzler.

Talk / “Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky,” with Alexander Dumbadze (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, March 29 2014, 5:30–7 pm). Cabinet and the Art & Law Program invite you to join us for “Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky,” a talk by Alexander Dumbadze drawing on his forthcoming book on Goldstein.

Games Day / “Triathlon,” with Oliver Clegg (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Sunday, 2 March 2014, 12:30–6 pm). Please join us for “Triathlon,” a knockout competition hosted by Oliver Clegg, in which you can test your skills in backgammon, chess, and foosball against some of the best in our fair county.

Talk and Book Launch / “Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour,” with Carol Mavor (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 14 February 2014, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the recent publication of Carol Mavor’s new book Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour (Reaktion Books, 2013).

Screening and Book Launch / “Yto Barrada” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 24 January 2014, 7–9 pm). Please join us for an evening of film to celebrate the publication of the new book Yto Barrada (JRP|Ringier), which includes essays by Jean-François Chevrier, Juan Goytisolo, Marie Muracciole, and an interview with the artist.

Talk / “Forensic Topology,” with Geoff Manaugh (Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles; Friday, 10 January, 8 pm). We are pleased to present the new installment of “Quarterly,” a series organized by Los Angeles's Machine Project in conjunction with Cabinet. For the second event in the series, writer Geoff Manaugh will elaborate on the article he wrote for Cabinet no. 49 on the relationship between burglary, architecture, and urban planning.

Presentation and Book Launch / “Recent Writings” by Walter Benjamin (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 7–9 pm). On the occasion of the release of its new collection of recent writings by the philosopher Walter Benjamin, New Documents is pleased to present a narrated slideshow on the Museum of American Art, a Berlin institution with which Walter Benjamin has increasingly associated himself in the last few years.

Book Launch and Performance / “The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,” with Anne Szefer Karlsen, Aaron Schuster, Espen Sommer Eide, and Kristin Tårnesvik (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 15 November 2013, 7–9 pm). “The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,” a project for Performa 13 in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway), consists of a book of scripts for radio plays commissioned from artists and writers, and the transmission of these plays on the radio.

Conversation / “Lives in the Margins,” with Anthony Grafton and William Sherman (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 7–9 pm). The study of marginalia once seemed trivial, if not perverse, but it is now playing a central role in the interdisciplinary history of reading. Readers' marks have an uncanny ability to unsettle assumptions, pose questions, and provide new perspectives on the history of people, practices, and technologies. In this illustrated conversation, historian Anthony Grafton and literary scholar William Sherman—who have, together, spent some sixty years looking sideways at old books—will compare notes both on the past lives preserved in the margins and on the place of marginalia in their own work.

Panel / “Dreaming the Encyclopedic Palace,” with Massimiliano Gioni, Lynne Cooke, Hal Foster, and D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 27 September 2013, 6:30–8:30 pm). Please join us for a panel discussion on “The Encyclopedic Palace,” Massimiliano Gioni’s exhibition for the 55th Venice Biennale. On the occasion of the release of the exhibition’s accompanying catalogue, which features twenty-four essays commissioned and edited by Cabinet, the panel will examine the complex aesthetic, historical, and epistemological issues raised by Gioni’s unconventional exhibition.

Talk / “Max Factor’s Hollywood and the Wonderful Invention of Pan-Cake Make-Up,” with Sasha Archibald (Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles; Friday, 30 August 2013, 8 pm). We are pleased to be formally pairing up with our good friends at Machine Project to present "Quarterly," an occasional series of events organized by Machine in conjunction with Cabinet. The first event in the series will be an illustrated talk by Sasha Archibald on make-up in early cinema (1910–1940) and cosmetics pioneer Maksymilian Faktorowicz; a version of this talk will be appearing in Cabinet no. 51.

“Talk Show VII,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 30 May 2013, 7–9 pm). Please join us for the next installment of “Talk Show” hosted by David Levine. Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored. “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work.

Screening / “Liars, Actors, and Believers,” curated by the Skowhegan Alliance (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm). Please join us as we host an evening of video programs curated by the Skowhegan Alliance.

Book Launch / “Cosmic Apprentice,” with Dorion Sagan (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, 18 May 2013, 6–8 pm). Please join us to celebrate the launch of Dorion Sagan’s new book Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science (University of Minnesota Press).

Panel / "Arboreal Habits," with Laura Auricchio, Giulia Pacini, Joel Smith, and Paula Stuttman (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a panel examining the history of our complex and contradictory relationship with trees—venerated in myth and poetry, crucial to the earth’s ecological balance, but also exploited as the raw material of a global economy that unceremoniously transforms them into a mere commodity.

Book Launch and Panel / "Look at the Bunny," with Dominic Pettman and Hugh Raffles (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 8 May 2013, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the launch of Dominic Pettman's new book Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology (Zero Books).

Panel / "In Defense of Forgetting," with Simon Critchley, Barbara Frischmuth, and George Prochnik (Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York; Friday, 3 May 2013, 7–9 pm). Cabinet is pleased to present "In Defense of Forgetting," a panel organized for the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

Workshop and Presentation / "Creative Destruction Consultancy" (New Museum StreetFest, corner of park at Houston St and Forsythe St, New York; Saturday, 4 May 2013, 11 am – 6 pm). For its project for the New Museum's 2013 IDEAS CITY, Cabinet magazine has offered its booth to representatives from the Institute for Creative Destruction.

“Talk Show VI,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 18 April 2013, 7pm – 9pm). Please join us for the next installment of “Talk Show” hosted by David Levine. Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored. “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work.

“Talk Show V,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 21 March 2013, 7–9 pm). Please join us for the next installment of “Talk Show” hosted by David Levine. Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored. “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work.

Talk / "Eating the Book," with Simon Morris (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a talk by English artist Simon Morris on “experimental literature.” One of the leading proponents of conceptual writing, which fuses art and literature, Morris will present a number of his experimental bookworks, including The Royal Road to the Unconscious, Getting Inside Jack Kerouac’s Head, and his latest book, Pigeon Reader.

“Cabinet on Trial: A Magazine of No Qualities?” (South Court Auditorium, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library, 5th Ave and 42nd St, New York; Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 6–8 pm). Harking back to the avant-garde tradition of intellectual contestation in the guise of judicial proceedings, “Cabinet on Trial: A Magazine of No Qualities?” is a public hearing—replete with justices and attorneys—that will address the question of how to judge the responsibilities of a periodical today.

“An Afternoon of Fauna: From Ants to Whales” (New Museum, 235 Bowery, Manhattan; Saturday, 12 January 2013, 2–6 pm). Cabinet invites visitors to take a trip through the animal world inspired by J.B.S. Haldane’s seminal 1920s essay “On Being the Right Size.” Making its way from smallest to largest, the program will investigate the scientific, literary, and cultural significance of various animals through a series of brief presentations, films, sound recordings, readings, and more.

Book Launch and Readings / Medieval Modern: Art Out of Time by Alexander Nagel (Above Fanelli’s Cafe, 94 Prince Street, Manhattan; Friday, 14 December 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the publication of Alexander Nagel’s Medieval Modern: Art Out of Time (Thames & Hudson).

Discussion and Book Launch / “Gyula Kosice,” with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Eva Díaz, and D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 6 December 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a discussion to celebrate the launch of Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the sixth book in the Fundación Cisneros’s Conversations series.

Discussion / “Stranger Magic,” with Marina Warner and George Prochnik (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, 27 October 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a discussion between Marina Warner and George Prochnik about Warner’s latest book Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights (Harvard University Press).

Discussion / “Knots and Unknots,” with Philip Ording and Terry Winters (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 25 October 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a presentation by mathematician Philip Ording on string figures and pictorial topology followed by a discussion between Ording and painter Terry Winters.

Scavenger Hunt (Start at Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; End at apexart, 291 Church Street, Manhattan; Saturday, 20 October 2012, 1–6 pm). Sharpen those decoding skills and get out the map! Cabinet and apexart have designed a scavenger hunt for the city explorers among us.

Live Music and Film Screening / “Patchworks and String Bands,” with John Cohen and the Downhill Strugglers (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 11 October 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a program devised to accompany our current exhibition “Harry Smith: String Figures,” featuring live music and film.

Talk and Book Launch / The Moiré Effect, with Lytle Shaw (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the publication of Lytle Shaw’s book The Moiré Effect (Cabinet Books and Bookhorse).

Panel and Book Launch / “Plot,” with Tirdad Zolghadr, Richard Sieburth, and D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 20 September 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the publication of Tirdad Zolghadr’s book Plot (Sternberg Press).

“Fair for Knowledge: American Fauna” (The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Saturday, 28 July 2012, 1–5 pm). The fourth installment of Cabinet’s “Fair for Knowledge” series, “American Fauna” invites visitors to engage in brief, informal one-on-one conversations with leading experts about one particular animal found in the United States.

Poetry Lab / “Everyone and I and Frank O'Hara” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 26 July 2012, 7–9 pm). What do you get when you combine martinis and manual typewriters in a medium of free sociability? Cabinet’s Poetry Lab returns with a rigorous exploration of the chemistry of Frank O’Hara’s poetic process. Organized by Jeff Dolven and D. Graham Burnett.

Talk and Book Launch / I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts, with Mark Dery (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us to celebrate the publication of Mark Dery’s book I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams (University of Minnesota Press).

“Show-and-Tell III,” with Paul Lukas (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 7:30–9 pm). “Show-and-Tell,” Paul Lukas’s monthly open-mic night, is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. There is no theme or agenda—interesting objects and the stories behind them are their own reward.

Talk and Book Launch / Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, with Hanna Rose Shell (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 11 May 2012, 7–9 pm) Please join us to celebrate the publication of Hanna Rose Shell’s Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance (Zone Books), an event featuring a reading as well as film and camouflage paraphernalia.

Screening / “The Double” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 8–9:30 pm). The Skowhegan Alliance, Cabinet, and LAXART are pleased to present “The Double,” a bicoastal screening of video works by Skowhegan alumni spanning nearly fifteen years. Organized by the Skowhegan Alliance.

Performance / “Ventriloqua,” with Aura Satz and Dorit Chrysler (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 7–8 pm). Please join us for “Ventriloqua,” a duet in which Aura Satz, playing the electromagnetic waves of a pregnant body, is joined by Dorit Chrysler on the theremin.

“Show-and-Tell II,” with Paul Lukas (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 7:30–9 pm). “Show-and-Tell,” Paul Lukas’s monthly open-mic night, is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. There is no theme or agenda—interesting objects and the stories behind them are their own reward.

“On Photography and Humor,” with Blind Spot, Tim Davis, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Sunday, 18 March 2012, 3–6 pm). Join Tim Davis and guests for a series of stories on the relationship between photography and humor to celebrate the new issue of Blind Spot. Organized by Bind Spot and Tim Davis.

Screening and Discussion / Asylum, with Richard W. Adams and Daniel Burston (Arnold Hall, Theresa Lang Center, 55 W 13th St, New York; Friday, 16 March 2012, 6–9:30 pm). A special screening of Asylum on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Peter Robinson’s documentary on R. D. Laing. Co-organized with the NPAP & the New School.

“Show-and-Tell,” with Paul Lukas (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 15 March 2012, 7:30–9 pm). “Show-and-Tell,” Paul Lukas’s monthly open-mic night, is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. There is no theme or agenda—interesting objects and the stories behind them are their own reward.

Talk and Book Launch / The Tyranny of Choice, with Renata Salecl (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7–9 pm). Please join us (or not) for the launch of Renata Salecl’s new book “The Tyranny of Choice” (Profile Books), featuring a presentation by Salecl and responses by Patricia Gherovichi, Peter Goodrich, and Ben Kafka.

Readings and Magazine Launch / “The Case of Nicolas Chauvin,” an evening with the White Review (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 10 February 2012, 6:30–8:30 pm). Please join the London-based White Review for an evening of Chauvin, chauvinism, and their many inheritances, featuring Ned Beauman, Joshua Cohen, Jeremy M. Davies, and Diego Trelles Paz. Organized by the White Review.

Talk and Book Launch / The Sounding of the Whale, by D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, 28 January 2012, 5–7 pm). Please join us for the launch of Cabinet editor D. Graham Burnett’s book The Sounding of the Whale (University of Chicago Press), an event featuring whale images, whale talk, whale songs, and whale appetizers (mock whale, that is—culinary conjurings by cuisine genius Kiel Borrman).

“Talk Show IV: A Belated Christmas Special,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 26 January 2012, 7–9 pm). Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored, “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work. This is the fourth installment of the series.

Panel and Book Launch / The Sea-Image, with Keller Easterling, Vyjayanthi Rao, Alex Villar, Guven Incirlioglu, and Hakan Topal (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 7–9 pm). The Sea-Image: Visual Manifestations of Port Cities and Global Waters (Newgray) addresses the sea as defined by various manifestations of the global economy and the flow of goods and bodies across national and international territories. It proposes and develops visual and narrative strategies to tackle the particularities and potentialities that the sea presents.

“A Funeral for Psychoanalysis,” undertaken by Jamieson Webster (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 13 January 2012, 7:30–9:30 pm). In commemoration of the recent publication of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis by Jamieson Webster, you are invited to a funeral for “the talking cure,” conceived by Freud in 1895.

Panel and Screening / “Bulbs, Tubes, Beams, and Cobraheads” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join us for an evening about (and with) artificial light that pitches hard against soft fascination and agitated against slow perception. A screening of 16 mm short films by artist Amy Granat, which self-reflexively engage the filmstrip and the light of the projector, will be combined with presentations by Gregor Jansen and Linnaea Tillett. Sarah Demeuse will moderate. Organized by the Goethe-Institut New York.

Conference / “Forensic Aesthetics” (Cabinet and the New School; Friday, 4 November and Saturday, 5 November 2011). While legal and cultural scholars have labeled the third part of the twentieth century—with its particular attention to testimony—as the “era of the witness,” the emergence of forensics in legal forums and popular entertainment signifies a new attention to the communicative capacity, agency, and power of things. This material approach is evident in the ubiquitous role that science and technologies now play in shaping contemporary ways of seeing, knowing, and communicating. Four lectures and roundtable discussions by artists, scholars, and curators investigate these issues in a series of “forums” organized around a number of disputed objects. Presented by Cabinet and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Walking Tour and Screening / “Gowanderlust!,” with Nathan Kensinger (Gowanus Canal, various locations, Brooklyn; Saturday, 8 October 2011, 7–9 pm; organized by Cinebeasts). Cabinet hosts one leg of “Gowanderlust!,” in which location scout and photographer Nathan Kensinger leads a tour-screening of the Gowanus Canal. Featuring pop-up screenings of short, experimental works by local filmmakers about Brooklyn’s most fascinating industrial waterway, the evening ends with a reception at Cabinet.

Screening / Oscar Micheaux’s The Exile (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 7–9 pm). Artist Martine Syms will present The Exile, Oscar Micheaux’s first sound picture, a sensationalist melodrama of illicit desire that shifts from a Windy City whorehouse to the South Dakota homestead and back again. In addition to constituting a vital chapter in the history of independent film distribution and Black entrepreneurship, Micheaux’s movies have also long been admired by some of cinema’s most adventurous practitioners for their invigorating, sui generis narrative logic. Organized by Light Industry.

Reading and Book Launch / “Ugly Feelings,” with Jack Halberstam, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Maggie Nelson (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Sunday, 2 October 2011, 7–9 pm). In this celebration of their new books, the formidable cultural critics Jack Halberstam, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Maggie Nelson—authors of The Queer Art of Failure, Humiliation, and The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, respectively—turn their attention toward the darker realms of human emotion. Their readings will invite us, in word and image, to examine, name, and even revel in three “ugly feelings” that fuel the culture of our days. But fear not: it’s also a book party!

Screening and Panel / “Revisiting Extinct Sounds,” with Sari Carel, Jonathan Sterne, and Leah Abir (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 30 September 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join artist Sari Carel and media scholar Jonathan Sterne for an evening of conversation addressing early experiments in sound reproduction and their link to contemporary sound culture. Moderated by Leah Abir, the evening will examine the relationship between sound and image, art and science, and imagination and technique through the mid-nineteenth-century device known as the phonoautograph. Organized by Artis.

Screening, Discussion, and Book Launch / The Beach Beneath the Street, with McKenzie Wark, Ali Dur, and D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join us for the launch of McKenize Wark’s new book The Beach Beneath the Street (Verso), which offers a fresh history of the Situationist International. Wark’s book delves into the Situationists’ unacknowledged diversity, revealing a world as rich in practice as it is in theory.

Screening / Tangos: The Exile of Gardel, with Reinaldo Laddaga (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 7–9 pm). Having left Argentina in 1976 after the military coup that ousted Isabel Martínez de Perón from the presidency, Argentine filmmaker Fernando Solanas took up residence in Paris, which is the setting for this musical described as a neo-Godardian “exile’s lament.” 

“Talk Show III,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 19 July 2011, 7–9 pm). Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored, “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work. This is the third installment of the series.

Performance and Conversation / “Reading History: The Hanging at Mankato” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 30 June 2011, 7–9 pm). The evening presents a performative reading and conversation examining the history and contemporary resonance of the 1862 hanging of thirty-eight Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minnesota—the largest mass execution in US history. For more information, see canopycanopycanopy.com/programs/44. Organized by Triple Canopy.

Screening and Artists’ Talks / “Video Replay” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 7–9 pm). The evening presents works by Shana Moulton, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Tommy Hartung, artists featured in Art21’s new documentary series, “New York Close Up.” For more information, see www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/events. Organized by Art21.

Screening, Reading, and Book Launch / Adventures in the Orgasmatron, with Christopher Turner (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join us for the launch of Cabinet editor Christopher Turner’s book Adventures in the Orgasmatron (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which tells the story of pre-1960s sexual revolution in the US, one led by expatriated European thinkers who saw a vast country ripe for liberation.

“Talk Show II,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 7–9 pm). Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored, “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, straight man, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work. This is the second installment of the series.

Lecture, Screening, and Discussion / “Aesthetic Justice,” with Carlos Motta and Niels Van Tomme (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join us for a lecture and screening by artist Carlos Motta, followed by a discussion with curator Niels Van Tomme. In his lecture “Amnesia and Repression: A Series of Attempts to Establish a Memory Project of Political Conflict from an Aesthetic Practice,” Motta will discuss his recent video and performance projects. This event is organized within the framework of Provisions Learning Project’s “Aesthetic Justice” exhibition on view at the Lambent Foundation in New York.

Reading and Book Launch / Of Lamb, with Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 2 June 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join poet Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter for an illustrated reading from their new book Of Lamb. Harvey offers a story told in short packets of verse, and Porter brings each stanza vividly to life with 106 illustrations in gouache and ink. The text comes from an erasure of a forgotten biography of poet Charles Lamb (who happened to have a sister named Mary).

Screening and Performance / “Nelson Manobar,” with Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw, editors of the Chadwick Family Papers (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 19 May 2011, 7–9 pm). Please join Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw, editors of the Chadwick Family Papers, for the land launch of the Nelson Manobar. The Chadwicks’ recently restored occupiable model of Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory has never before been exhibited publicly in the United States.

“Talk Show,” with David Levine, Eben Klemm, and guests (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 7–9 pm). Dedicated to exploring professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored, “Talk Show” uses the typical broadcast format—interviewer, monologue, straight man, special guests—to explore the atypical topic of the world of work. This is the first installment of the series.

“Fair for Knowledge: University-on-the-Bowery” (The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York: Saturday, 7 May 2011, 11 am–7 pm). “University-on-the-Bowery,” Cabinet’s contribution to the New Museum’s “Festival of Ideas for the New City,” invites fair-goers to engage in brief, informal one-on-one conversations with leading scholars and writers about their particular fields of expertise.

Spring 2011 Benefit Cocktail Party (The Green Building, 450 Union Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 29 April 2011, 8 pm–12 am). Featuring: performance by the amazing Jonathan Ames; accordion songs by the delightful Brian Dewan; pickpocketing and close-up magic by the astonishing Artifice Group; open bar featuring Eben Klemm's “Cabinet” cocktail; a selection of New York’s finest street fare; and more.

Screening / Double Take, with Johan Grimonprez, Tom McCarthy, and Jamieson Webster (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 22 April 2011, 7–9 pm). Johan Grimonprez’s film Double Take, whose central monologue was written by Tom McCarthy, combines documentary and fiction to explore the rise of television and the commodification of fear. Focusing on Alfred Hitchcock, the film considers the era’s political and social events through Hitchcock’s fondness for characters meeting their doubles.

“Fair for Knowledge: Clouds” (Jo’s restaurant, 264 Elizabeth Street, New York; Saturday, 16 April 2011, 11 am–4 pm). Cabinet’s “fairs for knowledge” take learning out of the classroom and into unexpected venues. Following the first installment devoted to the theme of “Hair” at the Brooklyn Flea, this season’s fair for knowledge on “Clouds” will take place at a restaurant, where diners can also order some food for thought to be served at their table along with their meal. An event organized by Cabinet and copresented as part of Villa Gillet’s “Walls and Bridges” series. 

Screening and Talk / Jane Taylor on Handspring Puppet Company (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 7–9 pm). Over the past three decades, South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company has developed an aesthetic based on a complex entanglement of human bodies and handmade puppets. Jane Taylor will discuss the making of the celebrated horse puppets for War Horse and explore Handspring’s oeuvre through the evolution of the company’s performance idioms, considering productions from the 1980s to the present.

Symposium / “Curiosity and Method” (Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building, Princeton University; Saturday, 9 April 2011, 10 am–6:30 pm). With its fortieth issue, released in January of this year, Cabinet celebrated ten years of publication. We are using the occasion as a way of thinking retroactively and prospectively about some keywords that have been important to us in framing our project. These themes include amateurism, curiosity, pranks, the ordinary, deception, attention, the ethics of listening, and more. This all-day symposium gathers a diverse group of extraordinary writers and thinkers to help us sift through these keywords and to allow us to ask questions about Cabinet’s successes and failures. 

Panel and Launch Event / “Clipping, Copying, and Thinking,” with Ann Blair and Kenneth Goldsmith (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 18 March 2011, 7–9 pm). Cabinet will celebrate the recent republication of A Little Common Place Book (a late eighteenth-century handbook on how to keep and index reading notes), with a panel discussion on creativity, cognition, and the technologies of information management.

Poetry Lab / “William Carlos Williams: Anatomy of a Poem” (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, 11 March 2011, 7–9 pm). Join us for the latest installment in Cabinet’s Poetry Lab series—and bring your scrubs, since the evening will consist of a set of poetic “dissections” and experimental operations. Think of it as your chance to play doctor with William Carlos Williams. Organized by D. Graham Burnett and Jeff Dolven. 

Bunk Bed Conversation / "The Dream of Reason," with D. Graham Burnett & Jeff Dolven (Exploratorium, McBean Theater, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco; Thursday, 3 March 2011, 7:30–8:30 pm). A regular series initiated by Cabinet, the bunk bed conversations are a form of intellectual theater that explores the public potential of this most private, archaic, and companionable of American scenes. For this installment, pyjama-clad writers D. Graham Burnett and Jeff Dolven will be perched on the top and bottom bunks, respectively, to consider the relationship between sleep, knowledge, and art.

Panel Discussion / "Gifting" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 6:30–8 pm). Please join us for a panel discussion featuring Paul Ramirez Jonas, Sal Randolph, and Veronica Roberts. The panel, moderated by curator Regine Basha, is presented in conjunction with Basha's two-part exhibition "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt" currently on view at Cabinet and MASS MoCA.

Lunch / "Pea Soup and Brownies" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, 24 February 2011, 12:30–2 pm). Please join us for pea soup and brownies, two of Sol LeWitt's favorite foods, which will be served at lunch to visitors to the exhibition "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt." The meal will be cooked by artists Stephanie Diamond and Adia Millett as part of their collaboration entitled You Are Here.

"Fair for Knowledge: Hair" (Brooklyn Flea, 1 Hanson Place; Sunday, 30 January 2011, 2–6 pm). Designed to encourage an informal, social, and open mode of learning, Cabinet's series of "fairs for knowledge" aims to create bridges between specialists and the general public by providing unusual venues for short one-on-one discussions between an expert and a member of the general public. In this first installment, six writers will be seated at kissing-booth-style structures placed between the regular stalls of the Brooklyn Flea and be ready to engage the public in conversation on a topic that occupies our minds a great deal but is considered too lowly to be worthy of serious reflection—hair. An event organized by Cabinet and copresented as part of Villa Gillet's "Walls and Bridges" series.

Screening and Discussion / The Century of the Self, with George Prochnik (The New School Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 W 13th St, New York; Friday, December 10, 2010, 8 pm). The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, in collaboration with Cabinet and the New School, presents The Century of the Self, a BBC documentary on the intertwined histories of Sigmund Freud, modern consumerism, and representative democracy.

The Crumpled Press at Five Years: Traditional Techniques, Modern Media (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, December 4, 2010, 5:30–9:30 pm). Five years ago, editors Alexander Bick, Nicholas Jahr, and Jordan McIntyre started making books by hand. The Crumpled Press has since introduced scores of people to the art of bookmaking at monthly "binding parties," coupling the latest printing technology with the pleasures of an archaic mode of production. To celebrate the occasion of its fifth anniversary, Crumpled Press is gathering at Cabinet's event space to make books, drink wine, and reflect on the relevance of traditional techniques to a digital age.

The Holy of Holies: A Re-enactment of Lacan's Lost Lecture (The S1 Institute, via F. Crispi 80, 80121 Naples; Monday, October 11, 2010, 10–11:30 am). In December 1967 in Naples, Jacques Lacan famously chose not to present the formal lecture he had prepared on the topic of "The Mistaking of the Subject Supposed to Know," delivering instead a ranging improvisation on this crucial theme in his teaching. Recently discovered archival material has once again made it possible for the lecture-not-given to be delivered.

Screening and Discussion: Powers of Ten (Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York; Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7–9 pm). To celebrate 10/10/10 (a few days early), Cabinet and the Science & the Arts program at CUNY co-present a tribute to the classic short film Powers of Ten by designers Charles and Ray Eames. 

A Hearing on the Activities of the International Necronautical Society, with Tom McCarthy and Simon Critchley (Triple Canopy, 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7–9 pm). On the eve of the publication of Tom McCarthy's novel C, Cabinet and Triple Canopy convene a panel of experts to probe the corpus of the International Necronautical Society, which McCarthy founded in 1999, and its putative effort to "map, enter, colonise and, eventually, inhabit" the space of death. McCarthy will be joined by the society's Chief Philosopher, Simon Critchley.

Cabinet Book Sale! (corner of Union and Nevins streets, Brooklyn; Sunday, July 18, 2010, 12–3 pm). Books from the collections of Cabinet, as well as our neighbors Proteus Gowanus, the Morbid Anatomy Library, and the Reanimation Library, will be sold at a discount. It'll be a hot day and a hot sale!

Centenary of the Light Club of Batavia (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, July 1, 2010, 7–10 pm). To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of the Light Club of Batavia, the subject of Josiah McElheny's new book recently published by University of Chicago Press, McElheny and Cabinet are hosting a party. The point of departure for McElheny's book is The Light Club of Batavia, Paul Scheerbart's 1912 story about the formation of a club dedicated to building a spa for bathing—not in water, but in light—at the bottom of an abandoned mineshaft.

Book Talk and Release Party: Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, with Brandon LaBelle (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, June 11, 2010, 7–9 pm). From underground environments to the home, Brandon LaBelle's new book Acoustic Territories (Continuum Books) traces the cultural and social movements of auditory life. The book continues the author’s interest in sonic culture and extends his earlier work, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, elaborating on the dynamics of sonic materiality and experience. In celebration of its release, the author will present a performative reading aiming for the dynamics of sound culture and acts of listening.

Screening and Discussion: The Battle of Chile, with Dr. Oscar Soto (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 7–9 pm). On September 11, 1973, the socialist government of Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup. The young filmmaker Patricio Guzmán had already shot footage for a documentary on the Allende years, right up to the day of the coup. He smuggled the material out of the country to produce his epic three-part documentary The Battle of Chile. This event focuses on the documentary's second part, "The Coup d'État," which culminates in the assault on the presidential palace on September 11. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Allende's physician, Oscar Soto, who was inside the palace on that day.

Intern Initiative: "postTV : LIVE"  (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6:30–11 pm). postTV is a new platform for exhibiting and producing experimental video and performance. Both a website and live-event series, postTV provides artists with the opportunity and resources to participate and share their innovations. The inaugural postTV : LIVE event, hosted at Cabinet, will debut new live performances that have come to fruition through collaboration with the postTV production crew.

Cabinet Soccer Club vs Beşiktaş Football Club (Red Hook Ball Fields, Field #3, corner of Bay St. and Columbia St., Brooklyn; Saturday, May 22, 2010, 5–7 pm). Please join us for a soccer match (of sorts) between clubs from two sister cities united in friendship: Brooklyn's own Cabinet Soccer Club vs. Beşiktaş Football Club, league champions of Turkey.

Bunk Bed Conversation: "On Friendship, Intimacy, Tact, and Turtles," with Svetlana Boym & Leland de la Durantaye (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, May 21, 2010, 7–9 pm). From the top and bottom bunks, respectively, Leland de la Durantaye and Svetlana Boym will consider different modes of friendship and intimacy. Jars of anchovy paste may be shared. This is the third installment in a series of bunk bed conversations at Cabinet, exploring the public potential of this most private, archaic, and companionable of American scenes.

Screening: The Future of Food, with Daniel J. Kevles (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7–9 pm). According to the Center for Food Safety, by the middle of the last decade some 85% of the soy grown in the US is genetically engineered. The Monsanto Corporation alone holds more than 600 plant biotech patent and has brought more than 150 suits against farmers in an attempt to protect them. The legal, environmental, and consumer issues that result from the genetic modification and patenting of food is the subject of Deborah Koons Garcia's documentary The Future of Food. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Yale University historian of science Daniel J. Kevles, whose recent work has explored the history of the engineering and ownership of living matter.

Screening and Discussion: "Military Dreams and the Deep Sea Mind," with D. Graham Burnett and Laurel Braitman (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, May 15, 6–8 pm). The United States Navy has for half a century trained dolphins for military uses, and it continues to maintain a considerable number of marine mammals for various underwater roles. What relationship did this work have to the emerging counter-cultural preoccupation with these same animals as avatars of peace, love, and rainbows? Join Burnett and Braitman for a screening of some vintage Navy propaganda films from the early 1960s and a discussion of this strange story of human-animal relations.

"Insectomedia" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, May 7, 7–9 pm). So many insects! So different from each other and from us. So prosaic and so exotic. So tiny and so huge. So social and so solitary. So expressive and so enigmatic. So generative and so opaque. So seductive yet so unsettling. An evening of insects, with film, readings, sound, images, projections, and cocktails.

Spring 2010 Benefit Cocktail Party (The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York; Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8–11 pm). Featuring Master of Ceremonies Jonathan Ames; bingo with artworks by Spencer Finch and Terry Winters as prizes; a performance by Dorit Chrysler on her splendid theremin; open bar with the “Cabinet” cocktail; and more.

Intern Initiative: "Materia" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; April 21–24, 2010). "Materia" is exhibition of ten projects created by collaborative pairs of artists and health professionals. Created specifically for this exhibition, each collaborative piece is an investigation into materiality, drawing on the unique combination of each pair’s professional and creative practices. There will be a reception on Friday, April 23, 6–8 pm, and a special performance on Saturday, April 24, 3 pm. 

Bunk Bed Conversation: "Memory Is Your Own Museum," with Albert Mobilio & Geoffrey O'Brien (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Friday, April 16, 2010, 7–9 pm). From the top and bottom bunks, Geoffrey O’Brien and Albert Mobilio will reflect on the intricate relations between memory, nostalgia, and our need for a usable past. This is the second installment in a series of bunk bed conversations at Cabinet, exploring the public potential of this most private, archaic, and companionable of American scenes.

Book Talk and Release Party: Cartographies of Time, by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7–9 pm). What does history look like? How do you draw time? Cartographies of Time (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2010) explores the history of the question since the beginning of the print era, tracing the surprising course of invention and critique that produced the now-ubiquitous format of the timeline. Join the authors for an illustrated stroll through graphic history and celebrate this month’s release of Cartographies of Time with very old food and drink.

Screening: Vsevolod Pudovkin's Mechanics of the Brain, with Michael Hagner (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; Sunday, April 11, 2010, 7–9 pm). Vsevolod Pudovkin started his career in 1926 with The Mechanics of the Brain, a popular film on Pavlov's reflexology. Pudovkin’s film practice drew on the technical possibilities of his apparatus, the artistic methods of the originally literary concept of factography, and the psycho-physiological knowledge he was supposed to document. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Michael Hagner, historian of science at the ETH Zürich.

Silent Mixer (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8–11 pm). Be quiet and come to “Silent Mixer,” a two-part event that provides a chance to engage in voluble party conversation without speaking, and to be silenced by sonic wonders. An experiment in vibrant silence, “Silent Mixer” will celebrate the publication of George Prochnik's new book, In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, and artist Wendy Jacob's performative sculpture, Waves and Signs, a vibrating platform for the experience of tactile sound.

Bunk Bed Conversation: "The Poetics of Sleep," with Jeff Dolven & Wayne Koestenbaum (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; March 25, 2010, 7–9 pm). From the top and bottom bunks, respectively, Jeff Dolven and Wayne Koestenbaum will consider the ancient friendship between sleep and poetry, touching on such topics as embowerment, somnambulism, styles of sleeping, crepuscular consciousness, no-doz, and drowsy syrups. The first in a series of bunk bed conversations at Cabinet, exploring the public potential of this most private, archaic, and companionable of American scenes.

Intern Initiative: "Postcards from Gowanus" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; March 17–19, 2010). This exhibition and performance explores a multitude of approaches to mapping the immediate vicinity surrounding Cabinet’s gallery space in Gowanus. These approaches include audio recordings, performances, literary experiments, collages, photographic series, and experimental video documentaries. Live performances and a closing reception will take place on Friday, March 19, from 6–9 pm.

Workshop: "Not Knots," featuring Sabrina Gschwandtner, Philip Ording, and Inoli Murphy (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; March 6, 2010, 2–4 pm). This mini-fair is a hands-on exploration of knots, knitting, and string figures. Visitors can view short math films that explore the geometry surrounding knots (including the well-known short Not Knot), engage in an informal discussion of knot theory, receive consultation on stalled handcraft projects, and see a demonstration of the ancient art of string figures.

Talk: Jane Taylor on "Being Led by the Nose: William Kentridge's Metropolitan Opera Project" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; March 4, 2010, 7–9 pm). Jane Taylor, William Kentridge's long-time collaborator, will examine the past four years of the artist's preparations for his current production of Shostakovich's 1930 opera The Nose and will suggest that the distinctive combination of folly and intention in the opera is sympathetic to Kentridge's own purposes as an artist working in South Africa during an era of momentous upheaval and transformation.

Screening: Shahr-e Gheseh (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; February 26, 2010, 7–9 pm). Bidoun and Cabinet co-present a screening of the film version of Bijan Mofid's lauded 1967 avant-garde play Shahr-e Gheseh (City of Tales), an allegorical fable in which the fate of a visiting elephant strangely echoes the fate of Iran under the modernity espoused by its rulers in the twentieth century. The program (both the film and following discussion) will be in Farsi; the film has no subtitles.

Performance/Talk: "Taking to Our Beds: On Hypochondria," with Simon Critchley, Brian Dillon, and Peter Dunn (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; February 10, 2010, 7–9 pm). This performance/talk will feature Brian Dillon in conversation about culture and hypochondria while sharing a sickbed and hot-water bottle with philosopher Simon Critchley. The invalids will be attended by psychoanalyst Peter Dunn.

Panel: "The Art of Hypochondria," with D. Graham Burnett, Brian Dillon, and Marina van Zuylen­ (The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street, New York; February 9, 2010, 7–9 pm). In his new book The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives, Brian Dillon explores the lives of nine eminent malingerers and the fear of illness that drove them to withdraw from the world. Science historian D. Graham Burnett (Princeton University) and literary historian Marina van Zuylen (Bard College) will join Dillon in a discussion of this most elusive of conditions.

Performance: "Rope-a-dope" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; January 29, 2010, 7–9 pm). "Rope-a-dope: To Win a Losing War" is a knockout performance that revisits the events around the infamous "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match, which paired the charismatic Muhammad Ali and the reigning world champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. Featuring grueling and intense performances by Brooklyn-based artists A. K. Burns and Kenya (Robinson). 

"Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project," with Hasan Elahi (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; January 13, 2010, 7–9 pm). As part of ArteEast's "Across Histories: Segregated Spaces" lecture series, artist Elahi will present on "Tracking Transience," a public self-tracking system he created in response to having been intensively investigated in 2002 by the FBI based on an erroneous tip.

Panel: "Art Education: A Study," with Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Colin Lang, Robert Linsley, Mira Schor, and Howard Singerman (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; January 10, 2010, 7–9 pm). Organized by Ad Hoc Vox, "Art Education: A Study" is a panel discussion on the relationship between art and pedagogy. The panelists will examine the history of art education and its institutions in light of current debates about the MFA and the professionalization of the arts, as well as by considering alternatives offered to us by non-traditional methods of education, the history of the academy, and models for the future of art school.

"The Art of Teaching," with Jeff Dolven, Simon Critchley, and Kelly Baum (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; January 7, 2010, 7–9 pm). In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition "Darcy Lange: Work Studies in Schools," Jeff Dolven, Simon Critchley, and Kelly Baum will discuss the relationship between pedagogy and art by showing segments of Lange's videos.

"Ordinary Lives": a talk by Rania Matar with ArteEast (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; December 16, 2009, 7–9 pm). As part of ArteEast's "Across Histories: Segregated Spaces" lecture series, photographer Matar will present on her first book Ordinary Lives, which contains work pertaining to war, the spread of the veil, Palestinian refugee camps, and Christian life in the Middle East.

Reading: "Summer Maneuvers" by Reinaldo Laddaga (Cabinet, 3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; November 20, 2009, 7–9 pm). As part of Uqbar Foundation's exhibition "Zeno Reminder," Reinaldo Laddaga, associate professor of romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania, will read from "Summer Maneuvers," his libretto for a forthcoming musical theater piece made in collaboration with the composer Claudio Baroni and the artist Fabian Marcaccio.

"Picturing Objectivity": a panel discussion with Peter Galison, Sabine Kastner, Terry Winters, and D. Graham Burnett ­(The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street, New York; November 24, 2009, 7 pm). Galison, Kastner, and Winters will talk about the historical and analytical place of obje­ctivity and subjectivity in the making of images. More specifically, the discussion will focus on the history and current practices of pictorial representation in the sciences, addressing ways in which such representational changes have influenced and been influenced by surrounding artistic practices.

"Segregated Space: On Progress"; a talk by Murtaza Vali with ArteEast­­ (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; November 18, 2009, 7–9 pm). Vali will discuss Mumbai-based CAMP’s "Wharfage" (2009), a public art project presented at the recent ninth Sharjah Biennial that examined c­urrent trade—conducted exclusively by wooden dhows—between Sharjah’s old port and contemporary Somalia.­

"Speed Reading" (New York) (Definitions Gym, 19 Union Square West at 15th Street, New York; November 14, 2009, 6–8 pm). A 90-minute relay race of sorts, this sweat-filled event features 20–25 writers and artists who will take turns reading texts on the notion of speed while jogging/running/ambling on three treadmills positioned side-by-side.

"Animal Madness": a talk by Laurel Braitman (Cabinet, 3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; November 4, 2009, 7–9 pm). Historian and anthropologist of science Braitman will speak about her efforts to understand mental illness in gorillas, dolphins, d­ogs, cats, parrots, and elephants, a­nd what this means about being human.

"Looking": an evening with Rebecca Baron & Douglas Goodwin, CA Conrad, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eileen Myles, ­and Maggie Nelson­­ (Cabinet, ­3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; November 1, 2009, 7 pm). This evening brings together four writers and two filmmakers whose work investigates the nature of perception and articulation.­

Artist talk with ArteEast: Naeem Mohaiemen (Cabinet, 3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; October 27, 2009, 7 pm). Mohaiemen will be discussing his project "My Mobile Weighs a Ton," a series of mobile phone photos images taken in aftermath of the August 2008 anti-army riots that exploded on university campuses in Bangladesh.

"Speed Reading" (Montreal) (Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; September 20, 2009). ­A 90-minute relay race of sorts, this sweat-filled event features 20–25 writers and artists who will take turns reading texts on the notion of speed while jogging/running/ambling on three treadmills positioned side-by-side.

Poetry Lab: "Sappho in Fragments" (Cabinet, 3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; August 24, 2009; 7–9 pm). Cabinet’s Poetry Lab plays host to the ancient Greek poet Sappho and her gifted modern-day translator Anne Carson. Readings, performance, special guests, and the chance to put a scattered oeuvre back together for yourself. Roll up your sleeves and join us: free, as always, and as always, wine will be served.

Performance: "Ice Music" by Emily Lacy (Cabinet, 3­00 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; Saturday, August 15, 2009; 4-8 pm, and Sunday, August 16, 2-6 pm). Working with time, music, color, and, temperature, "Ice Music" allows for fantasies of intimate visceral mischief with folk and electronic sound patterns. Performances made for 1-2 people will be available by Emily Lacy inside a small, freshly cooled homemade music environment, similar to an igloo or personal camping tent. 

Laurel Braitman: "Nanotechnology and the American Supersoldier" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins ­Street, Brooklyn; July 22, 2009, 7-8:30pm). Laurel Braitman, a doctoral student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an affiliate at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, is a historian and anthropologist of science and has been researching the story of the so-called "supersuit" for the last three years. She will present a talk on nanotechnology, the development of the synthetic dog nose, and our ongoing national efforts to create superheroes to save us from ourselves. 

Screening: "Taxidermy: Stuff the World" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; July 9, 2009, 7-9pm). "Taxidermy: Stuff the World"(dir. Morgan Matthews, 90 mins) is a BAFTA-nominated documentary that follows the fate of four competitiors as they prepare for the 2005 World Taxidermy Championships in Illinois.  

Launch event for issue 33, featuring "Specials" by Paul Ramirez Jonas & Lisa Sigal (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; July 8, 2009, 7-10pm). The launch event for Cabinet issue 33 features "Specials," a collaboration between artists. Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jonas have created a moving taco stand and gallery.

Presentations of the Curious  (Black & Blue Gallery, 267-271 Cleveland St, Level 3, Redfern, Sydney, Australia; July 4, 2009, 7-11pm). Cabinet's inaugural Australian event features SymbioticA and rats' brains, Eden Falk recounting how Werner Herzog ate his shoe, Cecily Hardy rubbing out a family member, and Charlie Garber investigating what it's like to have a hole in the head.

The Idea of Order on the Gowanus Canal: Wallace Stevens and Geography­ (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; June 30, 2009). Cabinet Poetry Lab takes up the hermetic sage of Hartford, Wallace Stevens, whose peculiar tincture of icy Platonism and earth-smudged world-w­orship looms over American Modernism. Our line of approach on this metaphysical opus? Cartography.

Reading in the Dark (Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London; June 18, 2009). A selection of talks and performances that takes place entirely in the dark. There will be dark thoughts, obscure utterances, and some black looks.

Screening: "Football as Never Before" with Simon Critchley (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; June 2, 2009, 7-9 pm). Eschewing all forms of editing associated with television sports coverage, "Football as Never Before" offers the spectator a unique record of a player's progress through a match and his attempts to "read the game."

Poetry Lab: "A Séance with James Merrill" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 28, 2009, 7-9 pm). The second installment of Cabinet Poetry Lab will investigate "The Changing Light at Sandover," James Merrill’s encyclopedic epic of the ouija board.

Roundtable Discussion: Hakan Topal (xurban_collective) (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 26, 2009, 7-9 pm). In this roundtable discussion presented by Arte East, artist Hakan Topal will present the work of the artist collective xurban, including their current research on the idea of neighborhood and local community in relation to post-industrial cities in various part of Europe.

Workshop: Build a Synthesizer with Machine Project (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 16, 2009, 1-4 pm). Learn to solder by building a primitive synthesizer in this three-hour workshop presented by Machine Project.

Reading and Discussion: "Walking to Guantánamo" with Virginia Beahan and Richard Fleming (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 8, 2009, 7-9 pm). Photographer Virginia Beahan and author Richard Fleming present their recent works on Cuba.

Conversation: Basim Magdy and Regine Basha (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 6, 2009, 7-9 pm). In this event presented by Arte East, Magdy and independent curator Regine Basha will discuss his current show "1968: Memorial to a Rising Continent" at Newman Popiashvili Gallery.

Performance: “Sexual Advances” by Joanna Frueh (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; May 2, 2009, 7-9 pm). "Sexual Advances," which is debuted here, is a two-hour performance centered on an expansive, mantra-like poem that interweaves the everyday, such as images of Frueh’s lover cooking, with the romantic and sexual, including descriptions of his body and touch, and with the divine, the latter through language that speaks of deities and cosmic energies.

Poetry Lab: "Walt Whitman: a Democratic Experiment" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; April 30, 2009, 7-9 pm).This is the first in a series of poetry events at Cabinet dedicated to reviving dead poets by unorthodox means. The inaugural event will feature readings of “Leaves of Grass” by Wayne Koestenbaum, Susan Wheeler, and C. K. Williams, alongside a series of smaller-scale improvisatory encounters with Whitman’s poems: antiphonal recitation, spontaneous translation, freehand sketching, flag-waving, and so on.

Conversation: Nils Norman and Eva Diaz on "Alternative Architecture and Outlaw Design" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; April 24, 2009, 7-9 pm). Eva Diaz and Nils Norman will discuss sculptural structures as temporary interventions in urban sites, of kiosk production and shelter-information display hybrids, with special reference to Norman's previous work and his upcoming collaboration at SculptureCenter, "The University of Trash."

Talk: Jason Brown on "Paranoid Machines" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; April 4, 2009, 7-9 pm). Jason Brown's talk will examine contemporary gnostic mythologies of technology and paranoia, focusing on Vannevar Bush as a self-embodied allegorical­ emblem of information perversity. Presented with Machine Project, Los Angeles.

Performance: "MakeShift" by Lucinda Segar and Tatyana Tenenbaum (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; March 27, 2009, 8-9:30 pm). "MakeShift" is a forty-minute collaborative performance piece that uses modern dance, video footage from a 2008 site-specific improvisation on the docks of a Vermont lake, and improvised live sound.

Talk: Leeza Ahmady (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; March 16, 2009, 7-9 pm). As part of its "Across Histories" series, Arte ­East presents a talk by independent curator Leeza Ahmady, who will discuss the process and development of her research and advocacy of work produced by artists from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia.

Talk: Oron Catts on "Semi-Living Tissue" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Feb 25, 2009, 7-9 pm). Oron Catts, director of SymbioticA and founder of the Tissue Culture & Art Project, will present his research into the use of tissue technologies for the purpose of creating semi-living entities located on the fuzzy border between the living and the non-living, and the born and the manufactured.

Cabinet issue 32 ("Fire") launch (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; Feb 18, 2009, 7-11 pm).The launch for Cabinet's new issue, with its themed section on Fire, will feature a special live fuse drawing performance by Mats Bigert, one half of Stockholm-based artist duo Bigert & Bergström.

Talk: McKenzie Wark on "Leaving the 21st Century"(Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; February 7, 2009, 7-9 pm). McKenzie Wark's lavishly illustrated talk will examine the prospects for getting out of this century, which seems at first glance no better than the last one.

Talk: Adila Laidi-Hanieh on "The Palestinian Paradox: Post-Modern Globalized Cultural Practices Under Colonialism" (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; February 6, 2009, 7-9 pm). As part of its "Across Histories" series, Arte East presents a talk by cultural critic Adila Laidi-Hanieh, who will draw from her recent book Palestine: We Lack for Nothing Here (Palestine rien ne nous manque ici) to discuss the paradoxical vitality of Palestinian culture—literature, visual arts, film, music—its "normalization," and unprecedented access to the international art circuit despite its predominantly political content.

Untitled New York: Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; January 31, 2009, 1:30-10 pm)."Untitled New York" is a day-long conversation about writing which in some manner exceeds the printed page. It assembles a notable group of experimental writers to discuss the currently expanded and  still-expanding field of writing that challenges assumptions about the nature of writing and the potentials of text.

Screening: "Macunaíma," preceded by discussion with Steven Villereal and Audrey Young (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; January 30, 2009, 8-10:30 pm). A DVD of the newly restored film will be screened, with a contextual Powerpoint presentation beforehand by NYU Moving Image Archiving & Preservation students and fierce lusophiles Steven Villereal and Audrey Young.

The Forewords (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; January 16, 2009, 8-10 pm). Paul Lukas and Liz Clayton are the Forewords, a musicless band that u­ses short lectures and slideshows to present unusual and entertaining revelations lurking within the everyday.

Winter Film Follies (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; December 18, 2008, 7-9 pm). This evening of films brings together a collection of remarkable short films to warm the viscera on a cold December evening.
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Make a Difference in Two Days ­(Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; November 17, 2008, 7-8pm). A presentation of projects, all selected, conceived and built in two days, demonstrate the potential of ­the desig­n activism movement to transform urban experience through small, elegant interventions.

The Idler's Glossary (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; November 8, 2008, 7-11 pm). Reading and party to celebrate the release of a vademecum for the contemporary idler.

Cabinet issue 31 Launch Party (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; November 7, 2008, 7-10 pm). Party to celebrate the belated Fall issue of Cabinet magazine.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; November 1, 2008, 6–8 pm). A screening of the world's first animated feature-length film is followed by discussion with John Isaacs and Marina Warner.

The Heights of Ecstasy (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; October 31, 2008, 8–10 pm). Cabinet and Slought Foundation celebrate Slought's new DVD series by asking philosopher Simon Critchley to climb a very tall chair and deliver a sermon on elevation and thinking.

An Evening with the Happy Hypocrite (Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; October 24, 2008 , 7–10 pm). Cabinet hosts an event for the Happy Hypocrite, a new London-based journal for and about experimental art writing.

An Evening of Dust, London, October 17th, 2008 @ 7pm. Cabinet, in partnership with the Hayward Gallery, presented a multi-media evening an evening dedicated to the kingdom of dust. Speakers included Carolyn Steedman, Steven Connor, and Helen Lloyd.

In Defense of Sloth, New York, December 7-8, 2007, The Cooper Union and Zone, New York. The Slought Foundation and Cabinet joined forces to put on a two-pronged event on sloth and its myriad philosophical attractions.

Cabinet issue 27 ("Mountains") launch (The Nicholas Roerich Museum; October 19, 2007)

A Culture of Curiosity, London, October 12th, 2007 @ 7pm. Cabinet is presenting an evening at the Photographer's Gallery titled "Toward a Culture of Curiosity."

Cabinet at Frieze 2007. Booth M3 will be a little Cabinet fort/embassy/B&B between Oct 10-14. Please come visit.

Writers on/in/with Art, New York, October 3rd, 2007 @ 7pm. Cabinet is co-sponsoring an evening at Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of their Z-A festival. This evening features writers who either write about or even (gulp!) make art.

Sivan vs Finkielkraut. Kassel, Germany, September 8, 2007.
As part of Documenta, Cabinet presented an enactment and debate of the Sivan vs Finkielkraut trial that occurred in Paris in 2006.

Why Things Don't Fall Down. New York, NY. November 20, 2006.
The Kitchen presents a talk organized by the Institute For Figuring and Cabinet magazine. In this event, Dr. Robert Connelly, a mathematician at Cornell University, will discuss with IF­F director Margaret Wertheim the history and science of tensegrity.

Ilf and Petrov's American Road Trip: A Panel Discussion. Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7 pm. Housing Works Bookstore. 126 Crosby Street, New York. FREE

Iron Artist. Cabinet's contribution to P.S.1’s “Fine Print" series of public programs co-organized with independent publications was “Iron Artist” a series of competitive real-time artmaking duels between contemporary artists. (P.S.1, 10 June 2006, 3 pm)

Cabinet issue 21 ("Electricity") launch (White Box; May 6, 2006)

The Last Supper. Cabinet and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School co-presented “The Last Supper,” a screening of a new documentary by Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström on the historical practice of allowing prisoners who are about to be executed to have a final meal of their choosing. The one-hour documentary, broadcast on Swedish television and screened in competition at the 2005 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, was followed by a panel. Mats Bigert was present, as was Brian Price, a former prisoner who has cooked 218 last suppers in US prisons, and New School professor Terri Gordon, who presented a paper. (3 April 2006, 6:30 pm, The New School)

"Ruination: A Symposium on Decay, Debris, and Destruction." Cabinet and the Kitchen co-presented a panel on Ruins, the theme of Cabinet's Winter 2005/2006 issue. Participants included Brian Dillon, Cabinet's UK editor and the editor of the "Ruins" section of the issue; Jeffrey Byles, author of “Rubble”; and Svetlana Boym, Harvard professor and author of “The Future of Nostalgia.” (The Kitchen, Monday, 17 April 2006, 7 pm)

Where the Wild Things Are: A Talk by Prof Ken Millett on Knot Theory. Cabinet co-organized this event with the Institute for Figuring and the Drawing Center. The talk was sold out with an audience of 160. (The Drawing Center, 2 March 2006, 7:00 pm ).

"More Chromophilia: An Exploration of a Few Corners of the Visible Spectrum." Cabinet presented an evening in conjunction with the Barbican's exhibition "Colour after Klein." In addition to a talk by Cabinet editor Christopher Turner on the Spectrochrome and chromotherapy, Cabinet presented audio-visual presentations on Superblack, the history of color gardening, the Chat Noir monochromes, and the first synthetic dye. (The Barbican, London; July 29, 2005)

"The Summit," a symposium featuring Jonathan Bach, George Pendle, Ambassador Raymond Loretan, Eames Demetrios, and Gregory Green. Followed by screenings and a party full of dignitaries to celebrate Cabinet's new issue on "Fictional States". (The New School, New York; Thursday, June 23, 2005, from 6PM to midnight, FREE)

"Laughing Matters" A multimedia evening exploring why we laugh, featuring philosopher Simon Critchley, artist Luke Murphy, and a screening of Samuel Beckett’s Film (The Kitchen, New York; Wednesday, 8 June 2005).

The Truckazine brought you magazines you need, in addition to readings and music.(Streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn, June 4 and 5, 2005, FREE)

"The Perfect Little Magazine." Cabinet at a symposium organized by the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University. Participants include Gabe Hudson, Adam Kirsch, Wendy Lesser, Sina Najafi, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Judith Shulevitz, and Lawrence Weschler (Chancellor Green, Princeton University, May 11, 2005, 4:30-9:00 pm)

"Once Upon a Time: Modernity and Its Nostalgias" (Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; April 29-30, 2005)

Cabinet issue 17 ("Laughter") launch (White Columns, April 9, 2005).

Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane: A talk co-organized with the Institute for Figuring and the Kitchen. This talk, organized in conjunction with the Institute for Figuring's interview of Cornell mathematicians David Henderson and Daina Taimina in issue 16, featured Henderson and Taimina talking about their discovery of crocheted models of hyperbolic space, a geometric form that is found in the crenellation of lettuce leaves, the anatomy of sea slugs, and the shape of the physical cosmos. To read the interview from issue 16 of Cabinet, click here. (The Kitchen, New York; Saturday, 5 February 2005)

Cabinet issue 16 ("Sea") launch (White Columns, January 22, 2005). THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF OF A SNOWSTORM THAT WE WERE TOLD MIGHT KILL ALL 18 OF OUR SUBSCRIBERS IF THEY DECIDED TO SHOW UP.

BookWorks and Tate Modern Conference: Cabinet is participating in a conference on art publications in London organized by Book Works and Tate Modern. (Tate Modern, London; November 27, 2004)

"Flipside." Cabinet's "Doubles" issue included in a show organized by Katherine Carl and ArtsLink (Artists Space, NY; November 11-December 18, 2004)

Cabinet issue 15 ("The Average") launch (Cohan and Leslie Gallery, October 30, 2004)

Chromophilia: An Exploration of a Few Corners of the Visible Spectrum: An event organized by Cabinet based on the magazine's "Colors" column. Will include audio-visual material and readings by Jonathan Ames, Andrea Codrington, Tim Griffin, Albert Mobilio, and Frances Richard (P.S.1/MoMA; October 23, 2004)

Cabinet issue 14 ("Doubles") launch (Pierogi Gallery; August 5, 2004)

"Artists in the Marketplace." A panel on art publications organized by the Bronx Museum of Arts. Panelists include Raphael Rubinstein, Art in America; Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz, Parkett; Dan Graham, artist; and Sina Najafi, Cabinet. (The Bronx Museum of the Arts; June 20, 2004)

Cabinet issue 13 ("Futures") launch (White Box; June 4, 2004)

Fine Print: Publishing in the Shadow of the Big Media. Cabinet participates in a conference organized by the Humanities Center at UC Irvine (University of California Irvine: May 19-21, 2004)

On the Uses of Nostalgia Whitney Museum panel discussion organized by the Whitney in conjunction with its Biennial; panel moderated by Sina Najafi, Cabinet (Barnard College, New York: April 22, 2004)

Magazine Summit at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (Helsinki; March 19-22, 2004)

2004 Whitney Biennial Roundtable. Sina Najafi, Cabinet, participates in an advisory panel for the Biennial. (The Whitney Museum, New York: March 2004)

Paper, Paper, Scissors (Housing Works, New York: November 13, 2003)

Celluloid Cabinet: Flying (White Box, New York: November 15, 2003)

Cabinet issue 11 ("Flight") launch (Pierogi Gallery; July 26, 2003)

Off the Wall: A Panel on Alternative Venues for Art (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York: May 17, 2003)

A Conversation with Eyal Weizman (New York: May 6, 2003)

Cabinet issue 9 ("Childhood") launch (Bard High School Early College; January 19, 2003)

"Celluloid Cabinet: An Evening of Unusual Nature Films." The films, selected by Matthew Buckingham and Sina Najafi, were accompanied by music by Brian Dewan (28 Wooster Street, New York: October 27, 2002)

Francisco Lopez performance and round table discussion with artists of "Massless Medium" (Creative Time, New York: June 20, 2001)

Art Bingo (The Ohio Theater, New York; June 10, 2000)

A Heap of Language: Robert Smithson and Poetry (The Whitney Museum, New York: November 18, 1999)

WAR!: A Radio Broadcast (New York and Belgrade; November 14, 1999)

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