RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder

Programming

SLIDESHOWS: NO GUTS, NO GALAXY

June 7, 2018Announcement:

NO GUTS, NO GALAXY is a weekly series of artist-curated slideshows that expand upon the diverse subjects addressed in RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, such as, the Downtown scene, early hip-hop and performance, Afrofuturism and cosmology, the mythology of Gothic Futurism, and the coercive power of language.

The format takes inspiration from an existing recording of a slideshow-cum-performance called RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: UNDERGROUND INNER THINKING (1987), given by the artist at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where, in between impromptu freestyles and bouts of audience heckling, Rammellzee espoused his philosophical tenets of Gothic Futurism and Ikonoklast Panzerism. Presenters for NO GUTS, NO GALAXY include artists, photographers, writers, curators, and musicians, many of whom share a common history and personal connection with Rammellzee, or have found inspiration in the artist’s diverse, interdisciplinary output. Expect to see presentations—experimental or performative in nature—that feature personal archival materials and rare documentation.

RSVP is strongly recommended, as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate the event title in your email to redbullartsnewyork@culturalcounsel.com or RSVP directly below.

Photo Credit: Rammellzee as a visiting lecturer for Professor of Architecture, Corrado Levi at Polytechnic University of Milan, May 26, 1983. Photo by Corrado Levi.

20180607 20180607 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Announcement:

NO GUTS, NO GALAXY is a weekly series of artist-curated slideshows that expand upon the diverse subjects addressed in RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, such as, the Downtown scene, early hip-hop and performance, Afrofuturism and cosmology, the mythology of Gothic Futurism, and the coercive power of language.

The format takes inspiration from an existing recording of a slideshow-cum-performance called RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: UNDERGROUND INNER THINKING (1987), given by the artist at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where, in between impromptu freestyles and bouts of audience heckling, Rammellzee espoused his philosophical tenets of Gothic Futurism and Ikonoklast Panzerism. Presenters for NO GUTS, NO GALAXY include artists, photographers, writers, curators, and musicians, many of whom share a common history and personal connection with Rammellzee, or have found inspiration in the artist’s diverse, interdisciplinary output. Expect to see presentations—experimental or performative in nature—that feature personal archival materials and rare documentation.

RSVP is strongly recommended, as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate the event title in your email to redbullartsnewyork@culturalcounsel.com or RSVP directly below.

Photo Credit: Rammellzee as a visiting lecturer for Professor of Architecture, Corrado Levi at Polytechnic University of Milan, May 26, 1983. Photo by Corrado Levi.

NO GUTS, NO GALAXY Rammellzee Red Bull Arts New York

DELTA 2

June 6, 2018 — Wednesday, 6pm

This summer, Red Bull Arts New York is hosting a series of tours led by friends, artists, and contemporaries of Rammellzee, and with many of whom participated in the exhibition’s oral history project.

RSVP recommended. Please indicate the tour in your email to redbullartsnewyork@culturalcounsel.com

Drop ins welcome!

Join us for the first in the series with DELTA 2, iconic graffiti artist and member of the Gettovets, as he walks visitors through the exhibition and shares behind-scene-stories about how many works on display came to life. DELTA is also featured in our new short film RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What, which explores graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon, Rammellzee. In case you missed the film, DELTA will kick off the tour with a screening of the short film.

Photo Credit: Film still from documentation of Rammellzee touring a group of visitors through one of his exhibitions at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Laight Street, where he organized several of his own shows and performances in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Courtesy of the Estate Collection.

20180606 20180606 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Wednesday, 6pm

This summer, Red Bull Arts New York is hosting a series of tours led by friends, artists, and contemporaries of Rammellzee, and with many of whom participated in the exhibition’s oral history project.

RSVP recommended. Please indicate the tour in your email to redbullartsnewyork@culturalcounsel.com

Drop ins welcome!

Join us for the first in the series with DELTA 2, iconic graffiti artist and member of the Gettovets, as he walks visitors through the exhibition and shares behind-scene-stories about how many works on display came to life. DELTA is also featured in our new short film RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What, which explores graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon, Rammellzee. In case you missed the film, DELTA will kick off the tour with a screening of the short film.

Photo Credit: Film still from documentation of Rammellzee touring a group of visitors through one of his exhibitions at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Laight Street, where he organized several of his own shows and performances in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Courtesy of the Estate Collection.

Artist-Led Tours Red Bull Arts New York

DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith

June 14, 2018 — Thursday, 6pm
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MoMA poet Laureate Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of Ubuweb, reads excerpts from his book, “New York: Capital of the 20th Century” (Verso, 2015), a rewriting of Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project,” for NYC. The slideshow and reading will focus on the downtown section, which paints a picture of that scene of which Rammellzee was an integral part, with excerpts from dozens of authors including: Keith Haring, Anthony Haden-Guest, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’Brien, Andy Warhol, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, Bret Easton Ellis, Guy Trebay, David Wojnarowicz, and many more.

Photo Credit: Jean-Michel Basquiat, film still from “Downtown 81”, script: Glenn O’ Brien, director: Edo Bertoglio, producer: Maripol, 2000.

20180614 20180614 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Thursday, 6pm
RSVP

MoMA poet Laureate Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of Ubuweb, reads excerpts from his book, “New York: Capital of the 20th Century” (Verso, 2015), a rewriting of Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project,” for NYC. The slideshow and reading will focus on the downtown section, which paints a picture of that scene of which Rammellzee was an integral part, with excerpts from dozens of authors including: Keith Haring, Anthony Haden-Guest, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’Brien, Andy Warhol, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, Bret Easton Ellis, Guy Trebay, David Wojnarowicz, and many more.

Photo Credit: Jean-Michel Basquiat, film still from “Downtown 81”, script: Glenn O’ Brien, director: Edo Bertoglio, producer: Maripol, 2000.

NO GUTS NO GALAXY Kenneth Goldsmith Red Bull Arts New York

MAD MISSIVES, LAST WORDS, AND THE FINE ART OF MARGINALIA: LEARNING TO READ OUTSIDE THE LINES, with Carlo McCormick.

June 21, 2018 — Thursday, 6pm
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Carlo McCormick, co-curator of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, presents a motley historical collection of voices on the fringe; a kind of “last words” ultimatum from artists, activists and outsider figures. Cries of rage or calls for help, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Projects, gestures, hasty inscriptions and sophisticated marketing campaigns all collide in a hypertext of dread and desire. Including images from: John Fekner, Vito Acconci, Rammellzee, Trevor Paglen, Icy & Sot, Ernest Zacharevic, Shepard Fairey, George Booruji, Freedom, Revs, the Situationist International, the Unabomber, Medieval monks and a special tribute to the student revolts of 1968 on their 50th anniversary.

Photo Credit: John Fekner, “Broken Promises”, 1980.

20180621 20180621 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Thursday, 6pm
RSVP

Carlo McCormick, co-curator of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, presents a motley historical collection of voices on the fringe; a kind of “last words” ultimatum from artists, activists and outsider figures. Cries of rage or calls for help, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Projects, gestures, hasty inscriptions and sophisticated marketing campaigns all collide in a hypertext of dread and desire. Including images from: John Fekner, Vito Acconci, Rammellzee, Trevor Paglen, Icy & Sot, Ernest Zacharevic, Shepard Fairey, George Booruji, Freedom, Revs, the Situationist International, the Unabomber, Medieval monks and a special tribute to the student revolts of 1968 on their 50th anniversary.

Photo Credit: John Fekner, “Broken Promises”, 1980.

NO GUTS, NO GALAXY Carlo McCormick Red Bull Arts New York

CRAZY LEGS

June 27, 2018 — Wednesday, 6pm

A flashback to The RAMM:ELL:ZEE: A walk with Crazy Legs
Join Crazy Legs, president of the iconic breakdancing and hip-hop group the Rock Steady Crew, for a historical and personalized tour as he walks visitors through the exhibition and discusses Rammellzee’s early MC days.

Photo Credit: Film still from documentation of Rammellzee touring a group of visitors through one of his exhibitions at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Laight Street, where he organized several of his own shows and performances in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Courtesy of the Estate Collection.

20180627 20180627 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Wednesday, 6pm

A flashback to The RAMM:ELL:ZEE: A walk with Crazy Legs
Join Crazy Legs, president of the iconic breakdancing and hip-hop group the Rock Steady Crew, for a historical and personalized tour as he walks visitors through the exhibition and discusses Rammellzee’s early MC days.

Photo Credit: Film still from documentation of Rammellzee touring a group of visitors through one of his exhibitions at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Laight Street, where he organized several of his own shows and performances in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Courtesy of the Estate Collection.

Artist-Led Tours Red Bull Arts New York

IKONOKLAST BATTLE STATION VS. THE CLOCKTOWER: IT’S YOUR DEATH, with Charlie Ahearn.

June 28, 2018 — Thursday, 6pm
RSVP

Charlie Ahearn, director of Wild Style (1983), presents a live slideshow video mix on Rammellzee, set against his iconic radio program Yes Yes Y’all. Featuring special rants, MC excerpts, and Ramm’s theories on the Alpha’s Bet, Ahearn drives us through rare Battlestation photographs, early Hip-hop graffiti slides, video documentation on the origins of Battle Culture, and Wild Stylism through the wind tunnels to Ramm’s Gothic Futurism finale.

Photo Credit: Rammellzee in the Battlestation, 2005. © Charlie Ahearn. 2005.

 

Stay tuned for more July and August programming, on occasion of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder.

20180628 20180628 America/New_York RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder Red Bull Studios New York 220 w 18th Street 10011 New York, NY USA

Thursday, 6pm
RSVP

Charlie Ahearn, director of Wild Style (1983), presents a live slideshow video mix on Rammellzee, set against his iconic radio program Yes Yes Y’all. Featuring special rants, MC excerpts, and Ramm’s theories on the Alpha’s Bet, Ahearn drives us through rare Battlestation photographs, early Hip-hop graffiti slides, video documentation on the origins of Battle Culture, and Wild Stylism through the wind tunnels to Ramm’s Gothic Futurism finale.

Photo Credit: Rammellzee in the Battlestation, 2005. © Charlie Ahearn. 2005.

 

Stay tuned for more July and August programming, on occasion of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder.

NO GUTS NO GALAXY Charlie Ahearn Red Bull Arts New York