Rolex and The New York Public Library
November 8, 2011
November 8, 2011
Special WRR interviews with Director of Live from the NYPL, Paul Holdengräber and Protégé, Poet and Princeton University English professor, Tracy K. Smith among others.
All through the weekend of November 10th, LIVE from the NYPL features programs with master artists including Gilberto Gil, Jessye Norman, Peter Sellars, Anish Kapoor, and Brian Eno. There will be poetry readings, art installation, conversations and site-specific performances, in New York Public Library’s historic public spaces.
Events will include performances by the emerging talents in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts who were paired with master artists—Trisha Brown, Zhang Yimou, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Brian Eno, Peter Sellars, and Anish Kapoor, respectively—for a year of creative exchange by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
The weekend will also feature cross-disciplinary discussions with current mentors Anish Kapoor, Brian Enoand Peter Sellars, as well as Rolex Arts Initiative program advisors José Van Dam and Osvaldo Golijov. Instigated and moderated by LIVE from the NYPL director Paul Holdengräber, the talks will cover a range of topics from mentoring and artistic process to creation and performance. Gilberto Gil and Jessye Norman will also join Holdengräber for one-on-one conversations. Film industry insiders Danny Glover and Peter Scarletwill participate in the weekend as well.
“Rolex is delighted to partner with the New York Public Library to offer New Yorkers the opportunity to engage directly with the art and ideas of this extraordinarily talented group of artists,” said Rebecca Irvin, head of philanthropy at Rolex SA. “Over the past 10 years, the Rolex Arts Initiative has created a community of some of the most inspiring and provocative artists in the world. We have witnessed important, creative collaborations and feel it is important to share that thought-provoking dialogue with the public.
Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL, said: “LIVE from the NYPL’s charge is to provoke conversations, offer cognitive theatre, encourage debate, present irresistible performances, and celebrate original ideas. We look forward to speaking with the master artists who have participated in the Rolex Arts Initiative, as well as presenting many of the world and U.S. premieres of work by the emerging artists who were protégés in the program this year.”
“We are thrilled to align our mission with Rolex in promoting artistic collaboration,” said Joy Stocke, Editor-in-Chief of Wild River Review,” and look forward to featuring both established and new artists from the mentorship program in the pages of our international literary publication. This cultural exchange is too often underestimated in the popular conception of true artistic growth. We applaud LIVE from the NYPL and the Rolex Arts and Protégé Arts Initiative.”
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for all events are $25 for the general public and $15 for students/seniors/Friends of the NYPL.Tickets can be purchased through the website:www.rolexartsweekend.com. For more information about LIVE from the NYPL, visit www.nypl.org/live.
Proceeds from LIVE from the NYPL presents the Rolex Arts Weekend will benefit the New York Public Library.
About the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
In keeping with its tradition of supporting individual excellence, Rolex gives emerging artists time to learn, create and grow. The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative pairs together promising talents with world-renowned masters in six artistic disciplines—dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts—for a year of one-to-one creative collaboration.
Since its launch in 2002, the Rolex Arts Initiative has built a remarkable artistic community that connects artists from around the globe. Past mentors have included Toni Morrison, Sir Peter Hall, Wole Soyinka, Pinchas Zukerman, Julie Taymor, Mira Nair, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Martin Scorsese, John Baldessari, and a host of other notable figures. For more information, please visit www.rolexmentorprotege.com.
About LIVE from the NYPL
LIVE from the NYPL is a series of vigorous and provocative conversations, debates, and performances at the New York Public Library curated by Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL. Participating speakers in the recent seasons have included Ferran Adrià, Reza Aslan, Paul Auster, Tina Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Angela Davis, Shepard Fairey, Umberto Eco, Frank Gehry, Werner Herzog, Christopher Hitchens, Jay-Z, Maira Kalman, Spike Lee, Lawrence Lessig, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Norman Mailer, Javier Marías, Frank McCourt, W.S. Merwin, Toni Morrison, Nandan Nilekani, Keith Richards,
Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith, Zadie Smith, Derek Walcott, John Waters, The Velvet Underground with Lou Reed, Slavoj Žižek, and many others. This Fall 2011 the LIVE from the NYPL includes conversations with Harry Belafonte, Diane Keaton, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Joan Didion, Edmund de Waal, Stacy Schiff, Ariel Dorfman, Tom Brokaw, and many more. To watch short clips of past events go to http://vimeo.com/livenypl. For more information, please visit www.nypl.org/live or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wild River Review
The online magazine, Wild River Review seeks to raise awareness and compassion as well as inspire engagement through the power of stories. In a climate of repeated media flashes and quick newsbyte stories, Wild River Review curates, edits and publishes essays, opinion, interviews, features, fiction and poetry focusing on underreported issues and perspectives. Praised for “exceptionally interesting interviews,” Wild River Review has published conversations with many leading writers and thinkers including Orhan Pamuk, Elif Shafak, James McPherson, Alain de Botton, Pamela Tanner Boll, Tiffany Shlain, Saadi Youssef and Per Petterson among many others. To find out more about the female-run literary publication, read: Every River Tells A Story.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kim Nagy: email@example.com or Joy Stocke: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2006, Kimberly Nagy founded Wild River Review with Joy E. Stocke; and in 2009, they founded Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC. With more than twenty years in the field of publishing, Nagy specializes in market outreach and digital media strategies as well as crafting timeless articles and interviews. She edits many of the writers who appear in the pages of Wild River Review, as well as clients from around the world.
Kimberly Nagy is a poet, professional writer, and dedicated reader who has interviewed a number of leading thinkers, including Academy-Award winning filmmaker, Pamela Tanner Boll, MacArthur Genius Award-winning Edwidge Danticat, historian James McPherson, playwright Emily Mann, biologist and novelist, Sunetra Gupta and philosopher Alain de Botton.
Nagy is an author, editor and professional storyteller. She received her BA in history at Rider University where she was influenced by professors who stressed works of literature alongside dates and historical facts–as well as the importance of including the perspectives of women and minorities in the historical record. During a period in which she fell in love with writing and research, Nagy wrote an award-winning paper about the suppression of free speech during World War I, and which featured early 20th century feminist and civil rights leader, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
Nagy continued her graduate studies at University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she studied with Dr. Karen Kupperman, an expert in early contact between Native Americans and the first European settlers. Nagy wrote her Masters thesis, focusing on the work of the first woman to be accepted into the Connecticut Historical Society as well as literary descriptions of Native Americans in Connecticut during the 19th century. Nagy has extensive background and interest in anthropological, oral history and cultural research.
After graduate school, Nagy applied her academic expertise to a career in publishing, in which she worked for two of the world’s foremost publishers—Princeton University Press and W.W. Norton—as well as at Thomson, Institutional Investor Magazine, Routledge UK, and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.
Kimberly Nagy in this Edition
AIRMAIL – LETTERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
AIRMAIL – VOICE FROM SYRIA
ARTS – ART
ARTS – FILM REVIEWS
ARTS – MUSIC
ARTS – PHOTOGRAPHY
The Triple Goddess Trials: Fire in the Head: Brigit’s Mysterious Spark
The Triple Goddess Trials: Introduction
The Triple Goddess Trials – Meeting Virginia Woolf at the Strand
The Triple Goddess Trials: Me and Medusa
The Triple Goddess Trials: Aphrodite and the Lightbulb Factory
The Triple Goddess Trials: Goddess of Milk and Honey
The Triple Goddess Trials: Kali’s Ancient Love Song
ASHLEY – Renee Ashley: A Voice Answering a Voice
BELLI – Giocanda Belli – The Page is My Home
BOLL – Pamela Tanner Boll: Dangerous Women: An Interview with Academy Award Winner Pamela Tanner Boll
DANTICAT – Create Dangerously- A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat
CHARBONNEAU – A Cruise Along the Inside Track: With Le Mobile’s Sound Recording Legend Guy Charbonneau
de BOTTON – The Art of Connection: A Conversation with Alain de Botton
GUPTA – Suneptra Gupta – The Elements of Style: The Novelist and Biologist Discusses Metaphor and Science
HANDAL – Nathalie Handal – Love and Strange Horses
KHWAJA – Waqas Khwaja: What a Difference a Word Makes
MAURO: New World Monkeys: An Interview with Nancy Mauro
MORGANSing, Live, & Love Like You Mean It: An Interview with Bertha Morgan
MOSS – Practical Mystic–Robert Moss: On Book Families, Jung and How Dreams Can Save Your Soul
OGLINE – BEN FRANKLIN.COM: Author & Illustrator Tim Ogline explains why Ben Franklin would be a technology evangelist today
OLSEN – Greg Olsen – Reaching for the Stars: Scientist, Entrepreneur and Space Traveler
PALYA – Beata Palya – The Secret World of Songs
SCHIMMEL – Moonlight Science: A Conversation with Molecular Biologist and Entrepreneur, Paul Schimmel
SHORS – Journey into the Male & Female Brain: An Interview with Tracey Shors
von MOLTKE and SIMMS – Dorothy von Moltke and Cliff Simms: Why Independent Bookstores Matter, Part I
WARD – On the Rocks: Global Warming and the Rock and Fossil Record – An Interview with Peter Ward, Part One, and
On the Rocks: Global Warming and the Rock and Fossil Record – An Interview with Peter Ward, Part Two
WILKES – Labor of Love: An Interview With Architect Kevin Wilkes
LITERATURE – MEMOIR
LITERATURE – POETRY
LIVE FROM THE NYPL
Fountain of Curiosity: Paul Holdengraber on Attention, Tension and Stretching the Limits of Conversation at the New York Public Library
The New York Public Library at 100: From the Stacks to the Streets
Paul Holdengraber: The Afterlife of Conversation
That Email Changed My Life: Rolex Arts Initiative. Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Celebrates Rolex Arts Initiative
First Editions / Second Thoughts — Defending Writers: PEN and Christie’s Raise One Million Dollars to Support Freedom of Expression
ON AFRICA: May 4 to May 10 — Behind the Scenes with Director Jakab Orsos: Co-curated by Award-Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Page is My Home: Giaconda Belli – Nicaraguan Poet, Writer and Public Intellectual
Georgian Writer David Dephy’s Second Skin
The Power of Conversation: David Grossman and Nadine Gordimer – The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture
NEW FROM WILD RIVER BOOKS – Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines
Daring Collaborations: Rolex and LIVE from the NYPL at the New York Public Library
Wild River Books Announces the Stoutsburg Cemetery Project: The Untold Stories of an African American Burial Ground in New Jersey
Wild River Books: Surprise Encounters by Scott McVay
Wild River Review and Minerva’s Bed & Breakfast Presents – “BITTER” Writing in a Weekend: How to Write About the Things We Can’t Change
ALLEN – Quarks, Parks, and Science in Everyday Life: Filmmaker Chris Allen’s Documentary Where Art Meets Science in a Vacant Lot
HOLT – Rush Holt: An Interview with Rush Holt
MANN – Boundless Theater: An Interview with Emily Mann
Keeping Time: A Conversation with Historian James McPherson