Broodthaers Society of America
FEATURED: September 2023
The Broodthaers Society of America is pleased to pass along these upcoming UPTOWN events to enjoy this Labor Day weekend and throughout the month of September. And yes, while we acknowledge that Lincoln Center is not exactly uptown, it's important to appreciate that UPTOWN can also be a state of mind dedicated to things less seen, regardless of where they may be.

A GOLDEN DECADE: Korean Cinema in the 1960s
Film at Lincoln Center
144 and 165 West 65th Street 
September 1–17

Long before Bong Joon Ho, Hong Sangsoo, and Park Chan-wook catapulted South Korean cinema onto the world stage, the foundation of their country’s film industry formed in the aftermath of the Korean War. The postwar period inspired a panoply of ambitious filmmaking throughout the 1960s. Closer inspection of this decade, now widely considered Korea’s premier film renaissance, reveals the arrival of seminal works from auteurs such as Kim Ki-young, Shin Sang-ok, Yu Hyun-mok, Kim Soo-yong, and Lee Man-hee, alongside a broad reinvention of genres—from melodramas and period epics to action, war, and horror. 
      Many of these films are newly restored and are being screened in the United States for the first time. For some films, the restoration process itself offers the opportunity for meta-cinematic experiences. For example, Chung Chang-wha's action thriller Special Agent X-7 (1966) was long thought to have been lost. A full 35mm print was discovered in Hong Kong in 2013, but the soundtrack was not, so the entire 106-minute film will be screened without sound (but with English subtitles). Similarly, the lone 35mm color copy of Han Hyeong mo's musical comedy Let's Meet at Walkerhill (1966) was in such bad shape that, as part of its restoration, scenes from a higher quality 16mm black and white copy have been spliced in. 
      TICKETS are $125 for an all-access pass, $99 for students. Individual films are $17 and $14 for students, seniors, and persons with disabilities. As a bonus, there are many double features in the schedule. 

The Hispanic Museum & Library
Broadway between 155th and 156th Street
Daily 9:30AM–6:00PM

Marta Chilindron is the winner of the 2023 open call for artists to create a summer outdoor installation on the lower and upper courtyards of the Audubon Terrace. Orange Cube 48 (2023) is a folding, immersive sculpture made of 66 translucent polycarbonate panels, each measuring 48 inches tall by 48 inches wide. The panels are hinged together, accordion-style, so that if they were to be completely folded up—collapsed—they would make a perfect cube. Unfolded horizontally, Orange Cube 48 transforms the lower courtyard of Audubon Terrace into a maze that one can enter and walk through, like an ambient house of cards. 
      The installation is the inaugural selection for Art on the Audubon Terrace, a partnership of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA). 
      Marta Chilindron (1951) was born in Argentina, raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, and has lived in New York City since 1969. She has shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; The Institute of Fine Arts, MoMA PS1, The New Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Queens Museum, all in New York City; and the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires. She has been awarded grants by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Anonymous Was a Woman. 

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street, New York
Wednesday, September 27
6:30 PM 
Free, but REGISTRATION is strongly recommended. There is a limit of one reservation per person

When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that followed, they manipulated him, controlled him, and refused to acknowledge his heritage—all the while believing they were doing what was best for him. McCrae's memoir Pulling the Chariot of the Sun (2023) is a searing recollection of a singularly American childhood, one that echoes the larger story of race in the United States. It took McCrae years to understand his childhood—to even think of the word "kidnapped" as something that had happened to him—and this book traces his attempt to reconstruct meaning from a life that was rooted, early on, in lies and abuse.
      Shane McCrae is an acclaimed poet, a Guggenheim fellow, a Lannan Literary Award winner, and a professor of writing at Columbia University. He is the author of several books of poetry, including In the Language of My Captor (2018), Sometimes I Never Suffered (2020), and his most recent collection, Cain Named the Animal (2022). He earned a BA at Linfield College, an MA at the University of Iowa, an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a JD at Harvard Law School. He lives in New York City.  
      Timothy Donnelly is an assistant professor at Columbia University and the author of the poetry collections Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (2003), The Cloud Corporation (2010), which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Problem of the Many (2020). He is a recipient of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the New York State’s Writers Institute, and the T. S. Eliot Foundation. He lives in Brooklyn.