Artwork by Konstantin Kakanias

  • Dance,Music
    Triple Echo
    Thursday, October 8 (7pm-9pm). Opening Night
    Location: ATRIUM & GALLERY

    Triple Echo
    by Jonah Bokaer and Stavros Gasparatos.
    Choreography by Jonah Bokaer.
    Composition by Stavros Gasparatos.
    Costumes by Narciso Rodriguez.
    Lighting design by Aaron Copp.
    Dancers: Callie Nichole Lyons, Hristoula Harakas, Sara Procopio.
    Musicians: The Rhythm Method and Matt Evans.
    Voice (recorded): Savina Yannatou.

    In an original dance and music creation, Jonah Bokaer, “contemporary dance’s renaissance man” (The New York Times) and Stavros Gasparatos, preeminent composer of the new Greek generation, team up to inaugurate the festival with extraordinary collaborators in a performance that will lead the audience to travel across the expanse of the newly renovated center.

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  • Art
    Narcissus & Art In the Woods:

    A Lecture with the Bruce High Quality Foundation

    Friday, October 9 (11am-12noon) .
    Location: GALLERY

    Radical, rather scholarly, and completely unpredictable, the Bruce High Quality Foundation will offer an original lecture as performance on the myth of Narcissus in art.

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  • Architecture
    Narcissus & Architecture
    Friday, October 9 (1pm-2:30pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Matt Postal, Municipal Art Society of New York

    Starting at the Olympic Tower, a walking tour explores human self-glorification in the architecture of midtown Manhattan.

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  • Art,Fashion
    Narcissus & Fashion
    Friday, October 9 (2:30pm-4pm).
    Location: GALLERY

    Moderated by Judith Thurman

    With Sarah Lewis, Konstantin Kakanias, and Mary Katrantzou

    In choosing what to wear, each of us starts our day with a moment of creative narcissism. An award-winning writer, an illustrator, and a designer discuss the importance of “I” in fashion.

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  • Technology
    Narcissus & Technology
    Friday, October 9 (5:30pm-7pm).
    Location: GALLERY

    Moderated by Dominic Rushe

    With Zachary Mason and Sree Sreenivasan

    Has technology awakened the Narcissus in us all? Critics and adepts address the impact of technological advances on social interaction and self-perception.

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  • Literature,Music
    Narcissus & Poetry
    Friday, October 9 (8pm-10pm).
    Location: Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York (22-51 29th Street - Astoria)

    With POEMobile

    Produced by City Lore and Bowery Arts + Science

    A hand-painted truck delivers poetry, read, spoken, and projected live for our special edition of POEMobile in Astoria, featuring actress and singer, Martha Tompoulidou, Obie Award-winning actor Dennis Boutsikaris, poet Dean Kostos and music by The Mighty Third Rail.

  • Music
    Narcissus & Song
    Saturday, October 10 (9pm-11pm).
    Location: BAMcafé Live - Lepercq Space (30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn)

    With Eleanor Friedberger

    The singer-songwriter best known as the frontwoman of Brooklyn indie rock band the Fiery Furnaces, helps celebrate Narcissus in lyrics with selections from her “warm, inviting and groovy” (T Magazine) last album “Personal Record.”

  • Dance,Psychology
    Narcissus & Ballet
    Saturday, October 10 (11am-12noon).
    Location: GALLERY

    With Heléne Alexopoulos and Jennifer Homans

    Every dancer develops an intimate and complex relationship with the mirror and self-image. The former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, and a fellow performer and ballet historian discuss their understanding of the myth as it relates to their experience and the profession at large.

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  • Literature,Workshop
    Bibliotheke
    Saturday, October 10 (12pm-6pm) & Sunday, October 11 (9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With librarian Athena Danalakis

    Stop, sit, and read in our pop-up library, curated to relate to our theme.

  • Literature,Workshop
    Strangers Project Booth
    Saturday October 10 (12pm-6pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Brandon Doman

    Experience a collection of personal stories and journal entries from anonymous handwritten letters. Reflect on your own narrative and explore the idea of collective narcissism though this display.

  • Crafts,Workshop
    Meet Narcissus
    Saturday, October 10 (12pm-6pm) & Sunday, October 11 (9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    Created by Paperkingdom and DKD Studio

    With Efi Latifi

    Create your own myth with Meet the Greeks’ special edition paper cutouts.

  • Art,Psychology
    On self-portraiture
    Saturday, October 10 (12 noon).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture, our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    12NOON: Sean Carney, Andrea Arrubla, and Jarrett Earnest of the BHQFU on self-portraiture.

    45-minute session.

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  • Literature,Psychology
    On the Virtues of Not Writing
    Saturday, October 10 (11am-12noon).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture, our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    11AM: Fani Papageorgiou on the virtues of Not Writing.
    45-minute session.

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  • Crafts,Workshop
    Narcissus Flower Craft
    Saturday, October 10 (12pm-6pm) & Sunday, October 11 ( 9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Jen Kelly

    Learn how to make a craft paper daffodil and take it home.

  • Language,Workshop
    The Greek Wordsmith
    Saturday, October 10 (12pm-6pm) & Sunday, October 11 (9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Angeliki Agka

    Do you know there is a plethora of English words that have their origin in the Greek language? Come play with “idea,” “drama, “phobia,” “autograph,” “geography,” “dynamite,” and many others.

  • Psychology,Science
    The True Mirror
    Saturday, October 10 (12pm-6pm) & Sunday, October 11 (9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Danelle Marqui Brown

    See yourself the way others do, and learn about the science of perception, the history of mirrors, and the metaphysics of self-image.

  • Literature
    On Milton’s “Narcissa” in Paradise Lost
    Saturday, October 10 (1pm-2pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture, our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    1PM: Jeff Dolven on Milton’s “Narcissa” in Paradise Lost.
    45-minute session.

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  • Psychology,Theater
    Narcissus & Acting
    Saturday, October 10 (1pm-2pm).
    Location: GALLERY

    With Paul Giamatti and Vanessa Grigoriadis

    An in-depth discussion on the complex relationship between performer and audience and the mirrors they hold up to each other.

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  • Literature,Psychology
    On how narcissistic are you?
    Saturday, October 10 (2pm-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture, our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    2PM: Kristin Dombek on how narcissistic are you?
    45-minute session.

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  • Literature
    Narcissus & Literature
    Saturday, October 10 (3pm-4pm).
    Location: GALLERY

    Moderated by Lorin Stein

    With Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Jessica Moss

    How do writers interact with the mirror of the page? Award-winning essayists discuss the uses and perils of the first person in modern and classic literature.

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  • Culinary,Psychology
    On reflecting yourself in your Cooking
    Saturday, October 10 (3pm-4pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture,  our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    3PM: Mina Stone on reflecting yourself in your cooking.

    45-minute session.

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  • Psychology
    On Freud’s On Narcissism and Lacan’s Mirror Stage
    Saturday, October 10 (4pm-5pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    The Seminar.
    School is in session! Join our intimate seminar-style discussions. From Freud to field notes, poetry to pop culture, our illustrious speakers will draw connections between the Narcissus myth and cultural topics.
    4PM: Jamieson Webster on Freud’s On Narcissism and Lacan’s Mirror Stage.
    45-minute session.

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  • Keynote,Literature,Psychology
    Narcissus & Us: A Keynote in Three Parts
    Saturday, October 10 (6pm-7:30pm ).
    Location: GALLERY

    Moderated by Rebecca Mead

    With Angelos Chaniotis, Laura Kipnis, and Eric Klinenberg

    Who is Narcissus to us? The festival’s keynote discussion will analyze our multifaceted theme, from the origins of the myth to its evolution in psychology and social media.

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  • Crafts,Workshop
    Reflectopolis
    Sunday, October 11 (9am-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Materials for the Arts

    What would Narcissus’ world look like today? Help us find out by building your own reflective city.  These workshops will use all recycled materials.

  • Dance,Workshop
    Mirror Dance
    Sunday, October 11 (Two times: 9:15am-10am; 10:15am-11am).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Maria Hanley

    Dance to your reflection in this creative movement workshop geared to young children and their families.
    Ages 3–6

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  • Film,Science,Technology
    Narcissus & Space: A Short Film
    Moon Mirrors
    Sunday, October 11 (10am-11am; 12NOON-1pm; 2pm-3pm ).
    Location: GALLERY

    With Matthew Stanley, moderator

    A short animated film for ages 5 and up.
    Created by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.
    Featuring an experiment in which Apollo astronauts left mirror arrays on the moon to study its relation to the earth, this animated short science film offers a cosmic look at the myth. Following each screening, filmmakers and an astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman answer questions from the audience.

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  • Theater,Workshop
    Tell It Again!
    Sunday, October 11 (Two times: 11:15am-12pm; 1:15pm-2pm ).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Efi Latifi

    Engage with an interactive and family-friendly retelling of the myth of Narcissus.
    Ages 5 and up.

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  • Music,Technology,Workshop
    Narcissus & Echo
    Sunday, October 11 (Two times: 12:15pm-1pm; 2:15pm-3pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    With Benjamin Weiner

    Create your own sound installation inspired by the Narcissus myth.
    Ages 5 and up.

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  • Art,Multimedia,Technology
    "THE ART WALL: I AMness"
    Thursday, October 8 to December 2015 (All Day).
    Location: ATRIUM

    THE ART WALL: I AMness.
    An original mural by Angelo Plessas, offers a post-minimalist, almost hallucinatory visual representation of narcissism today. Accompanied by a website, i-amness.com, the work reflects on our times with technological savvy and a playful interactive platform. Visit i-amness.com to learn more after Oct 8.

    © the artist, Courtesy The Breeder, Athens

  • Art
    Columns
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 (All Day).
    Location: GALLERY

    Columns By Blind Adam.

    © the artist, Courtesy of The Breeder, Athens.

  • Art,Video
    Mirrorsite
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 (All Day).
    Location: GALLERY

    Mirrorsite
    By Andreas Angelidakis

    © the artist, Courtesy of The Breeder, Athens.

  • Art,Video
    Now
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 (All Day).
    Location: GALLERY

    Now
    By Lynda Benglis

  • Sound Piece
    Narcissus Now Sound Piece: Moments of Reflection
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 (All Day).

    Produced by Tania Ketenjian

    Specially commissioned podcast features artists’ and scholars’ perspectives on the myth from its origin to its imprint in contemporary culture, scored with music by festival composer Stavros Gasparatos. Interviewees include Adam Phillips, Angelos Chaniotis, Laura Kipnis, Lorin Stein, Daniel Mendelsohn, Nina Katchadourian, Sharon Shattuck, Simon Blackburn, Stavros Gasparatos.
    Listen at onassisfestivalny.org.

  • Art
    You Must Know Where You Stop And The World Begins
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11 (10 am – 8 pm). Monday, October 12 (10 am -6 pm).
    Location: ATRIUM

    YOU MUST KNOW WHERE YOU STOP AND THE WORLD BEGINS By Jenny Holzer.

  • Art,Photography
    Being-seen-by-another is the truth of seeing the other
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11.
    Location: ATRIUM

    Being-seen-by-another is the truth of seeing the other.
    By Georgia Kotretsos.

  • Art,Video
    Moonstruck
    Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11.
    Location: GALLERY FOYER

    Moonstruck
    By Eriphyli Veneri

  • Literature
    Bookstore
    October 9–10
    Location: GALLERY FOYER

    McNally Jackson

    Our resident bookstore will select titles relating to our theme and sell books by festival participants.

  • Film
    Diary Films
    October 7-14
    Location: BAMcinématek (30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn)

    BAMcinématek will present “Diaries, Notes and Sketches,” a look at the confessional, impressionistic art of the diary film.