Photo: Joshua White
June 19– August 4, 2013
“…a maverick … a visceral visionary…”
–The Guardian (London)
Influential artist Paul McCarthy applies his signature, irreverent wit to take aim at American myths and icons in his largest work to date, weaving together a massive, fantastical forest of towering trees with grotesque video that bombards the viewer with scatological, sexual, violent, and debaucherous imagery.
This exhibition contains explicit and mature content. Entrance is restricted to visitors over 17 years of age.
September 4–18, 2013
“[Playwright] Matt Charman…has had the kind of meteoric rise that usually happens only in the movies.”
–The New York Times
Depicting chess phenomenon Garry Kasparov’s historic defeat against the IBM super-computer and its inventor Doctor Hsu, this new play by Matt Charman is staged in an intensely intimate environment by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Josie Rourke to capture every heart-wrenching moment of this epic struggle of man against machine. More Information
September 28–October 4, 2013
“A collective hallucination”
–Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack
“A musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power”
An epic experience mixing music, film, politics, and breathtaking moments of illusion created by filmmaker Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja of music pioneers Massive Attack, with Punchdrunk director Felix Barrett, designer Es Devlin, and the the innovative art and design practice United Visual Artists. More Information
Photo: Lucie Jansch
December 12–21, 2013
“5 stars – Stunningly lit with a coruscating soundtrack and a sublimely tender score … flow[ing] gorgeously past your eyes and ears...”
– The Independent (London)
Visionary director Robert Wilson creates a newly restaged version of this intersection of visual art, opera and theater featuring Abramović and Willem Defoe with original music performed by Antony More Information.
Board of Officers Ceiling and Chandelier - Photo: Herzog and de Meuron/Eik Frenzel
Photo: Ryo Kato
March 20–27, 2013
“Karlheinz Stockhausen...one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music.” –The Guardian (London)
New York Premiere
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s epic electronic masterpiece gets an exciting new life from acclaimed visual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Adorned in white, the audience takes a ritualized musical journey from plunging darkness into blinding light while seated in a lunar environment to fully immerse themselves in the all-encompassing sound. More Information
2013 Season Sponsors:
Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, The Charles Evans Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.