Spank + New Museum Present Dennis and the Boys Thursday October 14thOctober 1, 2010
DENNIS AND THE BOYS: Part of THEM AND NOW
Thursday October 14th
$8 Members, $10 General Public
Presented by New Museum and SPANK Magazine.
Dennis Cooper, in collaboration with the New Museum and SPANK Magazine, has selected three young queer zine writers and SPANK contributors (Mark Edmund Doten, Robert Smith, and Max Steele) to join him for an evening of performative readings and provocations. Cooper reads selections from his chillingly gruesome, sexually perverse, and affectingly human fiction and poetry written when THEM was originally created and performed.
Dennis Cooper founded Little Caesar Magazine and Press in 1976, which he ran until 1982. From 1980 to 1983 he was Director of Programming for the Beyond Baroque Literary/Art Center in Venice, California. Cooper’s The George Miles Cycle is an interconnected sequence of five novels that includes Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period. His post-George Miles Cycle novels include My Loose Thread, The Sluts, and the highly acclaimed God, Jr. He is the author of ten books of fiction and numerous collections of poetry.
Mark Edmund Doten is the managing editor of Soho Press. His writing has appeared in Conjunctions, The Collagist, Guernica, benmarcus.com and The Believer.
Robert Smith has been published in Spank, Ganymede, Mary Literary and Evergreen Review. He is the host of the monthly reading series Brother, My Lover in New York City.
Max Steele is a performer and writer. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Café, Deitch Projects, Envoy Enterprises, PPOW Gallery, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, is a contributor to East Village Boys and Birdsong, plays Becky on the Logo sitcom “Jeffery and Cole Casserole”, and is a go-go boy at NYC’s queer punk party QxBxRx.
Part of THEM AND NOW.
THEM AND NOW at the New Museum includes the following programs:
Friday, September 24, 7 p.m. – “WINGING IT” IN HIGH HEELS AND A BLINDFOLD
A talk with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Lucy Sexton, Mark Russell, and Terry Fox.
Friday, October 1, 7 p.m. – US V THEM: A Showcase of Young Improvisers
Improvised new work by Felix Cruz, Niall Noel, Brandin Steffensen, Arturo Vidich, and Enrico Wey.
Friday, October 8, 7 p.m. – SOUND CHECK ’86
Chris Cochrane performs musical compositions from his 80’s repertoire with bandmates spanning three decades.
Thursday, October 14, 7 p.m. – DENNIS AND THE BOYS
Dennis Cooper, in collaboration with the New Museum and SPANK Magazine, has selected three young queer zine writers (Mark Edmund Doten, Robert Smith, and Max Steele) to join him for an evening of performative readings and provocations.
Additional open rehearsals will take place during regular exhibition hours.
Please visit http://www.newmuseum.org/events/472 for more information.