Sure, it’s way uptown, but the Park Avenue Armory routinely knocks it out of the park, serving monumental, genre-defying art to culture-hungry New Yorkers. (Witness the upcoming Laurie Anderson installation.) Tree of Codes, The Armory’s latest offering, is a sensory feast that combines visual art, contemporary dance, and electro-pop into a hypnotic immersive performance. Ballet or techno purists may split hairs over the resulting mash-up, but as a specimen of creativity and artistic collaboration, it’s a masterpiece.
Jonathan Safran Foer
History buffs, take note: Battle Lines is not your ordinary Civil War read. This books is a team effort by graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and award-winning historian Ari Kelman, and it’s sweeping, full-color panoramas combined with Kelman’s nuanced understand of the period provide a whole new perspective on the topic. The authors will talk about the book with acclaimed graphic novelist Josh Neufeld (A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge) accompanied by images from Battle Lines on Greenlight’s big screen.
Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (Fort Greene).