Event Series

Schedule of Artist Talks


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

October 9, 2012


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 2012


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

October 17, 2012


Goethe-Institut, Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 22, 2012


ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

October 28, 2012


Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 29, 2012


SALT, Istanbul, Turkey

October 31, 2012


Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

November 1, 2012


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

November 5, 2012


MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA

November 7, 2012






An evening under the stars with Werner Herzog, Trevor Paglen, and Tracy K. Smith


Wednesday, September 19, 7-8:30PM. Bryant Park (Upper Terrace), New York, NY.



On September 19, join Trevor Paglen, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith for a special evening under the stars in New York’s Bryant Park. This event, co-presented by Creative Time and LIVE from the NYPL, will feature Paglen and Herzog in conversation about cultural artifacts, space exploration, the legacy of human civilization, and the images included in The Last Pictures, as well as a reading by Tracy K. Smith. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be providing telescopes for viewing the night sky. The event is free and open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the Proshansky Auditorium at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets.



Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic) was born in Munich in 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria, and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films, including, most recently, Encounters at the End of the World (2007) and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011). He has also published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.


Paul Holdengräber is the Director of LIVE from the NYPL, the public programming series at The New York Public Library. Since 2004, with a mission to create “Cognitive Theater,” Holdengräber has hosted writers, musicians, politicians, artists, performers and philosophers including Zadie Smith, Umberto Eco, Lou Reed, Werner Herzog, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, Slavoj Zizek, John Hope Franklin, President Bill Clinton, Günter Grass, Norman Mailer, Patti Smith, Jay-Z, and many more. In 2003, the French government awarded Holdengräber the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres medal and in 2010 he received the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art. Since February 2012, he has hosted The Paul Holdengräber Show on the Intelligent Channel on YouTube.


Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. The collection draws on sources as disparate as Arthur C. Clarke and David Bowie, and is in part an elegiac tribute to her late father, an engineer who worked on the Hubble Telescope. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005.