Infinite Limbs presents: Greg Fox and C Spencer Yeh , Hubble and The Dreebs
Infinite Limbs presents: Greg Fox and C Spencer Yeh , Hubble and The Dreebs Born April 10, 1985, in NYC, Greg is known for his work with various projects, including Family of Love, Teeth Mountain, The Dan Deacon Ensemble, GDFX, Guardian Alien, Man Forever, The Boredoms Boadrum, and Liturgy. In 2011 he appeared on over 14 releases, and is on track to break that record in 2012. Greg has studied drumming with Thurman Barker (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Marvin “Bugalu” Smith (Sun Ra, Archie Shepp), and Guy Licata (Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Apsci). He also makes music for video games – one of which won an award for Best Soundtrack at the 2011 Independent Games Festival in San Francisco. He got to thank his folks on television.
JANDEK at Vaudeville Park
Join us March 23rd, and March 26th, at Vaudeville Park, for a very special live performance, sound recording, and E.S.P. TV taping of the legendary Jandek joined by Ian M. Colletti, Valerie Kuehne and special accompanying artists. http://www.vaudevillepark.org Buy Tickets Now to save a spot for March 23 (Fri) and March 26 (Monday) http://vaudevillepark.org/events/jandek Accompanying Jandek March 23rd, will be Ian M Colletti, classical guitar, harps, violin, vocals and Valerie Kuehne, cello and vocals, and Rachelle Lalonde with vocals. March 23rd’s performance will be taped live for an upcoming Episode of ESP TV.* There will also be a 2nd Performance of Jandek at Vaudeville Park, Monday March 26, with Rachelle Lalonde, vocals, Alan Lewandoski, guitar and Ian M Colletti on various instrumentation.
Sam’s Enchanted Evening
With four decades of album releases, world tours, and museum shows behind them, the pioneering performance collective The Residents present a work-in-progress of a new solo music-theater event: Sam’s Enchanted Evening is the story of one man’s fumbling journey through a wasted life consumed by years of pathetic self-deception, unrequited desire, and rock ‘n’ roll. Performed in character by Randy Rose, The Residents’ lead singer, and set against a cycle of aggressively deconstructed American pop songs, Sam’s is a relentless, violent mash-up of laughter, pain, and elusive redemption, sometimes all in a single song.
CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER: AN OPERA-BURLESQUE CIRCUS IN WONDERLAND
don’t be late for this very important date! in celebration of his 75th birthday in march, david del tredici, the composer whose name has become synonymous with “alice’s adventures in wonderland,” will perform his rarely-seen “haddocks’ eyes“ at a two-evening alice-themed opera-burlesque party. composers manly romero and susan botti will also be on hand to present music from their alice-inspired operas alongside rita menweep‘s burlesque-circus “through the peeping glass.”
Evolving Music #24 – Against The Edge
Order tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235822 7.30 pm / THE PRISONER Ingrid Laubrock – sax Mat Maneri – viola Max Johnson – bass Tomas Fujiwara – drums 8.30 pm / CONTRABAND François Grillot – bass & writing Catherine Sikora – sax Roy Campbell – trumpet & flute Jay Rosen – drums Anders Nilsson – guitar Daniel Levin – cello 9.30 pm / FOUR WOMEN Patricia Nicholson – concept, words, movement Kris Davis – piano Mazz Swift – violin Tiffany Chang – drums
A WILD Night with Sugar and the Rumpus, presented with McNally Jackson
The “Dear Sugar” column on the literary website The Rumpus began as an experiment — how would a seasoned novelist, protected by anonymity and armed with a lifetime of experience, tackle the everyday dramas that trouble all of us? Quickly, the experiment became a cult-hit, and “Sugar” was soon delivering the kind of incisive wit and wisdom to her army of “sweet peas” that could explode your heart. She became the web’s best anonymous girlfriend, doling out Oprah-meets-Proust truth with a no sense of condescension or irony. “This is how to live,” she seemed to say from a place deep inside ourselves. “Here is someone.”
SMALL BEAST # 149
Curated by Roman Games 8:15pm Marcel Van Dam 9:00pm Tobi Joi 9:45pm Michael Lawson 10:30pm The Roman Games Drink Special 2 for 1 Mixed Well Drinks
The Story Collider – “Perception”
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
Pam Houston and Cheryl Strayed come to the store to read and sign their tales of wanderlust and self-discovery. About Wild: A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
An Evening with The New Inquiry
The New Inquiry—an electronic journal of literary and cultural criticism—will celebrate the release of its second issue Youth. The evening will include a screening of the 1968 film youth-power exploitation classic Wild in the Streets, to be followed by a panel discussion with the journal’s editors and special guests. Literature programs at The Kitchen are made possible with generous support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation and with public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Conversations on Practice: Patti Smith with Glenn Kurtz, presented with McNally Jackson
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe will host McNally Jackson‘s monthly series, Conversations on Practice. Patti Smith (Woolgathering, Just Kids, The Coral Sea) discusses her writing process and the writer’s life with Glenn Kurtz (Practicing). Smith will sign books after the discussion; a portion of book sales will go to benefit Housing Works’ mission to fight homelessness and AIDS. Conversations on Practice is an ongoing series at McNally Jackson hosted by Glenn Kurtz and devoted to the daily work of art-making. He discusses with artists, musicians, and authors how they hone their craft and understand their own work.
WOMEN WRITERS ON THE HORIZON
“She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulders. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God After 75 years, this epic novel still resonates in the hearts and minds of contemporary audiences, but it had particular significance for black women writers and artists who were working at the time of its rediscovery. The Greene Space has convened three luminaries who are all intimately connected to the novel – Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee – to share their stories and describe how they saw Janie and Zora’s horizons on their own journeys. Zora Neale Hurston’s niece Lucy Anne Hurston, author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, will serve as the evening’s moderator.
YONEMOTOS ’80s Videos
Dirty Looks presents an evening of early video by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, brothers who have worked in collaboration on a body of work since 1976. In their acclaimed 1980s video work, the Yonemotos deconstruct and rewrite the hyperbolic vernacular with which the mass media constructs cultural mythologies. Ironically employing pop narrative forms like soap opera, Hollywood melodrama, and TV advertising, the Yonemotos work from “the inside out” to expose pervasive media manipulation of contemporary reality and fantasy, individual and collective identity.
‘Dimensions Variable’, New York
PRIVATE PREVIEW Wed., March 28th, 6-8pm Dimensions Variable, curated by Max Weintraub, brings together four artists who radically reconsider, recast and re-present the sculptural object. Employing a broad range of forms, materials and processes, Creighton Michael, Jae Ko, Derrick Velasquez and Golnar Adili create works that challenge our conventional understanding and definition of sculpture and invite us to look anew at the aesthetic object and the space it inhabits. The works assembled in this exhibition push the boundaries of sculpture into new and variable directions, allowing us to appreciate how the sculpted form, and our relationship to it, continues to be nomadic and unsettled.
ECSTATIC MUSIC FEST: DEREK BERMEL, SAMSON YOUNG, GAYBIRD LEUNG, DU YUN, MUSIC FROM CHINA & MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE
Two venerable contemporary music ensembles, Music from Copland House and Music from China, offer world premieres by celebrated young composers Du Yun, Samson Young, Derek Bermel and Gaybird Leung (pictured) . These four idiosyncratic composers — originally from Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York — will take radically different approaches to the challenge of composing for a blend of Chinese and Western instruments, along with electronics or their own voices, in some cases. Placed together collectively, along with other works that explore this mixed space, the concert will be a fascinating examination of the music that lives at multiple intersections, between China and the United States, and between classical and vernacular traditions.
2012 Chapbook Festival
Book Fair, On: Thu Mar 29 and Fri Mar 30, Noon–7pm Featuring: Agnes Fox Argos Books Augury Books Belladonna* Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop Binge Press Bridge Journal Chax Press Cy Gist Press DoubleCross Press Drunken Boat Dusie Kollektiv EOAGH Epiphany Flying Guillotine Press Factory Hollow Press Forklift, Ohio Greying Ghost Press H_NGM_N Hyacinth Girl Press Immaculate Disciples Press Instance Press Least Weasel @ Propolis Press Magic Helicopter Books Minutes Books Monk Books NOEMI Pen Press Pilot Books Poets Wear Prada Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs Publishing Genius Projective Industries Slapering Hol Press Small Fires Press The Corresponding Society The Physiocrats Toadlily Press Ugly Duckling Presse X-ing Press/Agriculture Reader FULL LINE UP: http://chapfest.wordpress.com/
Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, Crinkles
Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, Crinkles
Coney Island: Photographs, Facts, and Fun with Photographer Harvey Stein, Historian John Manbeck, and Coney Island Insider Lola Star
Join photographer Harvey Stein, whose recent book Coney Island 40 Years documents the people, events, and changing scene at Coney Island, for this special event. Stein, along with historian John Manbeck, and Lola Star, Coney Island insider, founder of the Save Coney Island Organization, and owner of the Coney Island boardwalk store Lola Star Boutique, explore the role of Coney Island in shaping Brooklyn’s identity, using Stein’s breathtaking photographs as the starting point for the conversation. This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. This event is free and open to the public.
Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 6 – 8:30pm Curator’s Talk: 5:30 pm Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows brings together twenty different artists, all of whom create work within the enduring feminist concept: the personal is political. With Catherine J. Morris’ curatorial eye, each artist is represented as an individual. A.I.R. Gallery’s National and International Artists include: Kate Ali, Judy Cooper, Leigh Craven, Phyllis Ewen, Melissa Furness, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Terry Gips, Nicole Jacquard, Jan Johnson, Julia Kim Smith, K. A. Letts, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Nancy Morrow, Esther Naor, Ardine Nelson, Meghan Quinn, Belle Shafir, Marie Sivak, and Erin Wiersma.
Blues Control & Laraaji
After learning various instruments in his formative years and studying composition at Howard University, Laraaji eventually found his musical conduit in an electronically-modified zither. Laraaji’s 1979 album Celestial Vibration (recorded as Edward Larry Gordon) places the stringed instrument at the forefront on two side-length excursions in rhythmic ambiance. The 1980 album Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, produced by Brian Eno for his ambient record series, further documented Laraaji’s zither explorations alongside Eno’s soundscaping. Laraaji continues to pursue music both in its recorded form and as a healing tool.
DJ Shadow at Irving Plaza
Running in Heels: Where are the Women Candidates for 2012 – and How Can We Get More of Them?
Introductions: Cindi Leive – Editor in chief of Glamour magazine and glamour.com, which together reach 15 million women a month. Moderator: Chelsea Clinton – Board member, Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. She is also a special correspondent for NBC News. Panelists: Christine Quinn – Speaker of the New York City Council. Nicolle Wallace – Best-selling author of Eighteen Acres and It’s Classified, political commentator and former White House communications director under President George W. Bush. Abby Hunstman Livingston – Daughter of former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. She most recently worked on his campaign and previously worked for ABC News and for Good Morning America. Stephanie Schriock – President of EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. Amy Holmes – Former CNN contributor and news anchor for The Blaze and GBTV. Sandra Fluke – Former president, Georgetown University Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
NPR’s Ask Me Another Live Taping
oin us for a live taping of NPR’s newest radio show–an hour of puzzles, games, and trivia called Ask Me Another. Taping will begin at 7:30pm, but we ask that all attendees be in their seats no later than 7pm. Doors are at 6PM so feel to come early and scope out your seat. All tickets are FREE and every show will be different. We encourage you to join us for as many as you wish. Look for announcements about mystery guests and additional dates soon! All shows (unless indicated) will be hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and feature music by the one and only Jonathan Coulton.
The Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminists fighting sexism in the art world, stage a multimedia performance in full jungle drag. Over the course of the evening, the artists will illustrate their history of creating posters, books, and actions to expose discrimination in areas including art, film, and politics. The performance will also include participatory exercises from the newly released edition of The Guerrilla Girls’ Art Museum Activity Book. A book signing will follow the performance.
Dr. John: Insides Out: A Louis Armstrong Tribute
Featured artists: Kermit Ruffins Rickie Lee Jones Roy Hargrove Arturo Sandoval Blind Boys of Alabama Wendell Brunious Telmary Diaz James Andrews For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career. In “A Louis Armstrong Tribute,” Dr. John leads an all-star celebration of New Orleans’ greatest musical son, Louis Armstrong.
Guernica Magazine Salon
Writers, friends, and contributors all welcome! From our series of meetups/happy hours, in which we take our magazine offline and make it into a social (and very real) community. Come catch up over a drink or two, in the heart of Greenwich Village. This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Bonobo Presents “Black Sands Remixed” Album Launch
Bonobo’s original ‘Black Sands’ came out in 2010 to almost universal critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success. Released on Ninja Tune in February, ‘Black Sands Remixed’ is the latest project Bonobo. Featuring a host of re-imaginings of Bonobo’s work, the remixes come courtesy of various cutting-edge electronic producers that share Bonobo’s love of lush atmospherics, loops of sound and sheer sonic experimentation. Contributors include: ARP101, Banks, Blue Daisy, Cosmin TRG, Dels, Duke Dumont, FaltyDL, Funkineven, Lapalux, Machinedrum, Mark Pritchard and Mike Slott.
The Persians is the oldest surviving play in the history of Theater. It was produced in 472 BC. This play is also the only extant Greek tragedy based on contemporary events. A soldier in the battle, Aeschylus wrote the play following the battle of Salamis. This tragedy focuses on the aftermath of this historic battle, a major turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars.
State of Translation: Trends in Innovative Publishing
What is the state of translation in the US and abroad? How has it changed in the last decade, and what is the political and cultural significance of those shifts? What role do small presses and innovative publishing methods take in changing the landscape of what is translated and read? Noted US translators Ammiel Alcalay (Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY; translator of Semezdin Mehmedinović), Susan Bernofsky (Queens College; Chair of the PEN Translation Committee), Esther Allen (Baruch College; author of To Be Translated or Not To Be, a report on translation and globalization), Eliot Weinberger (Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borges) will be joined in discussion by translator, poet and publisher Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Croatian translators, poets and publishers Ivan Herceg and Damir Šodan (also a translator for the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague). Moderated by Ana Božičević (The Graduate Center, CUNY).
Metronomy at Irving Plaza
Metronomy at Irving Plaza
Beyond The Machine 12.1: Synchroneity
Featuring: Julie Jesneck and Alejandro Rodriguez, actors Program: CAGE “Radio Music” for 1-8 Radios (1956) CAGE “Third Construction” for Percussion Quartet (1941), featuring percussionist Samuel Budish Nick DIDKOVSKY “Zero Waste” CAGE “Winter Music” for 1-20 Pianos (1957) “Basetrack” Based on Multimedia Artwork by Teru Kuwayama; Adapted by Roderick Hill Juilliard Music Technology Center Edward Bilous, director
SOUNDCHECK LIVE WITH ANDREW BIRD
Join host John Schaefer as he welcomes Andrew Bird to The Greene Space stage. Bird’s brand of indie rock doesn’t sound like anyone else’s. The violinist, singer and film composer uses digital delay and electronics to blend the sounds of pop and chamber music. He’ll play songs from his new album, “Break It Yourself” live in The Greene Space.
Flash/Bang: Fireside Follies
In collaboration with RAC | Recession Art at culturefix, Bushwick-based poet and Fireside Follies Reading and Arts Series co-curator Mike Lala will this spring be introducing “FLASH/BANG,” a new, monthly series of flash-readings by acclaimed and up-and-coming poets and authors in an intimate gallery setting downtown. All readings will be free and open to the public.
Artists Linda Ganjian, Jesse Lambert and Jeremy Stenger share a fascination with real and imagined space, the pleasures of pattern, and an intimate engagement with their immediate surroundings. Working in different media, these artists combine the logic of decoration and design with elements from the real world, creating hybridized and unique perspectives of their urban, domestic or natural environments.
Ladies of Experimental Music NYC III
The third in LOXM’s series at Vaudeville Park, this event features up and coming experimental noise projects of various slants, featuring multimedia elements. CUMBLOOD SNAYKHUNT LAZURITE OPAL ONYX
THE DUMPSTER PROJECT
FROM JANUARY 8 Premiering at the DUMBO Arts Festival on September 23, 2011, The Dumpster Project is a work of transportable public art. The Dumpster Project is also a daily blog (www.thedumpsterproject.com). Fundamentally, though, The Dumpster Project is a physical taxonomy of one man’s existence. Mac Premo is a Brooklyn-based collage artist. His longtime Boerum Hill studio was a sanctuary for an assortment of objects accumulated over decades. Included among the hundreds of items are old baseball cards he shared with his dad, the shoes his eldest daughter first walked in, recently extracted wisdom teeth from an eccentric friend, a Persian music mix-tape, and a fortune cookie message that warns him against the pitfalls of relaxation (it reads: ‘You’ve had a good start. Work Harder!’). More than just objects of ephemera, they are participants in Mac’s artistic repertoire that act as both influence and raw material for his body of work.
Marcia Hafif: Pomona Houses and Ink Drawings
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm The Ink Drawings were painted using a practice developed during the making of the Pencil Drawings, 1972, always beginning in the upper left corner and finishing in the lower right. The support and medium change while the technique remains the same. Here the ink mixture is more or less diluted, with darker and lighter results. The technique is based on the idea that repetition will produce changing results; the titles of the drawings are the date of completion – a record of the day’s work.
Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5 – 7 pm Sears Peyton is pleased to present Fragments of a Worldview, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of New York artist Bo Joseph, on view February 23 – April 5, 2012. This exhibition will feature seven large works on paper, five of which measure nearly seven feet high, from an ongoing series that has been the focus of Joseph’s practice since his return from Berlin in 2009.
CECILIA VISSERS: ULTIMA THULE (THE FAR NORTH)
Masters & Pelavin is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent sculptures by Dutch artist, Cecilia Vissers. Inspired by the landscape of ‘the far north’ of Scotland during a trip in 2011, Cecilia decided to focus on the cliffs and extreme edges of land, this is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. Isolated and dramatic. This work is an abstraction of the landscape, its purity, color and clear line. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and in the US.
Allison Gildersleeve: Let Me Show It To You Unfixed
February 23 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 23, 6 – 8 pm Artist Talk: Saturday March 10, 12 pm Starting with recycled drawings, photographs, and revisited childhood places, Allison Gildersleeve builds an increasing complexity – and like a visual puppetmaster, deftly orchestrates our eyes’ travel in perpetual motion. Rather than a passively-observed vista that reveals itself immediately, she aims to orient the viewer in a specific way. Then she allows the paint to swirl into a deliberate morass, forcing us to constantly lose the thread. Finding parallels in poets such as Wallace Stevens, Gildersleeve fights against a sense of order or stasis, and instead leaves borders undefined, odd juxtapositions of scale, vibrations of lush color and constant mark variation. We see a rock and just as soon have forgotten that cognition, as the patch of grey “rock” quickly erases into paint, movement, dab, or stroke. Often the most clarity is found in an unexpected corner or edge
THE NUDIST MUSEUM GIFT SHOP: ELLEN HARVEY
A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire. These works which are part of Harvey’s ongoing Museum of Failure, explore the paradox that at a time when no one need resort to figure drawing classes to see naked members of either sex, the popular imagination still clings to the nude as one of the great subjects of art.
Ana Cristea Gallery is proud to present the first solo show in the United States of the Belgian artist Michiel Ceulers (born 1986). As an artist, Ceulers concentrates on the bare essentials of painting: canvases and wooden panels, paint and spray paint. Ceulers is entirely committed to painting as an ongoing art form, saying in an interview that painting “has been declared dead a few times, but still many people consider painting the most relevant medium.” Part of the impulse associated with the logic of chance the artist submits his canvases to can be seen as an attempt to move beyond from the boundaries of painterly tradition. As a result, the artworks’ origins are not only painterly, they are also conceptual. As stated in the artist’s own words, his “paintings are the result of events that form a chain reaction, so in a way they are larger than the canvases themselves – they are spatial.” Thus, true to himself, Ceulers maintains steady ground, balancing the idiosyncrasies of his pra
That Old Time Religion
End of Century is pleased to announce, “That Old Time Religion,” an exhibition of work by Colin Ruel. Like manger scenes on a Christmas cards or a drawings in the Lascaux cave, Ruel has created an entire visual vocabulary for the cult of his imagination, influenced by shaman practices and catholic iconography. His subjects – Virgin Mary’s, Feather-haired Navajo Chiefs, and diving birds – save, sacrifice, misguide, and redeem, on salvaged wood, stretched denim, and rain gutters from Martha’s Vineyard. Opening Reception Friday, February 24th, 7-9 PM at End of Century, 237 Eldridge Street, New York, New York. DJ Set by Will Roan of Amazing Baby.
Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
Every Monday at 8pm Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), this weekly variety show features comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, special guests, and the occasional, unpredictable oddity. Past guests have included Eugene Mirman, Ted Leo, Aziz Ansari, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com.
Made By Hand
Some nights I sit at home and sew and the hours fly by and I look at the clock and see it’s 2 am, time to go to bed. Using my hands has always been a big part of my existence- an art, a craft, a meditation. The exponential growth of technology has also spawned its antithesis – a revival of craft – an elevation of handiwork to a fine art.
Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite.
Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the proliferation of self-published artists’ projects. Bringing together some 70 series or projects drawn substantially from MoMA’s extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition features major artists and publishing projects, such as Ai Weiwei, Trisha Donnelly, Martin Kippenberger, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Museum in Progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, Thomas Schütte, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among many others.
Eugène Atget: “Documents pour artistes”
This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of his work. The sign outside Atget’s studio read, “Documents pour artistes,”—declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget’s own work.
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams—lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.
SOLOWAY presents: Krypta by DRAOK
Giorgio Guidi and Marta Pierobon formed Draok in 2010 to work collaboratively on shared interests including architecture, perception and social systems. Both Guidi and Peirobon have long been fascinated by the secretive and hidden: crypts, cults, ghosts and memories. Italian cities are built on the foundations of previous settlements–Etruscan, Roman and medieval–producing a stratification of civilizations. New buildings rise on the ruins of the old, burying earlier structures in rubble and debris. In Italian Catholicism there is a long tradition of covering and hiding the past; it is deeply embedded in the hierarchy of the church. Beneath the modern city lies the still present and living past and its treasures, relics, and corpses.
Ingredients of Reality: the dismantling of New York City
Ingredients of Reality: the Dismantling of New York City by Lan Tuazon presents sculptures, drawings and prints that discuss how history, the law and class structures are written on the physical environment. Surrealist in concept, Tuazon takes real/existing parts of the built environment — including buildings, lots, and monuments – and creates a new reality against the repressive logic of property. The exhibition includes the presentation of two new works: Architectures of Defense and New York City Bar Graph, which paired with Tuazon’s Army Park and Parking Lot Landscape, present the city disassembled into parts and functions unveiling taxonomies of power reordered into new composite figures that render visible what reality has ceased to distinguish.
rhv fine art is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Brooklyn based artist Deanna Lee. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, March 1, 6pm to 8pm Cocktails and after-party at Lot 2
Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed-media works by the artist John Wood. The exhibition will feature Wood’s groundbreaking conceptual and process driven series: Baltimore Steps, 1991-94; Nine imaginary Oil Spills, 1995; Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, 1985; Beach Drawings, c. 1983 and his Gun in Landscape Series c.1967. In addition, the show will include a selection of significant works spanning Wood’s career that emphasize the social and environmental issues that have informed his works since the late 1950s.
Harriet Korman: New Paintings
Harriet Korman’s last solo exhibition of new work took place at the gallery in 2008. She has continued to focus on color and shape in new paintings that attain a decisive and brilliant clarity. Basing the compositions on line drawings, Korman uses the location of the lines as boundaries between colors, and selects individual unblended pigments for the resulting shapes. She exposes each color’s intrinsic qualities of hue, brightness, transparency, and texture through the juxtaposition of related or contrasting colors and a deceptively casual paint application. Diagonals that slice across the mostly four by five foot canvasses give rise to an interesting reverse symmetry; horizontals and verticals further divide wedges into triangles and polygons. In the end, Korman achieves a shifting dominance between whole and divided shapes through the purposeful selection and arrangement of color.
Mark Ruwedel: Records
Artist’s Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00–8:00 pm Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Records, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Mark Ruwedel. Records will open on Thursday, March 1, and will close on Saturday, April 7, with a reception for the artist on March 1 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. This is Ruwedel’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery, which presented his first New York show, Westward the Course of Empire, in 2009. The exhibition will present the artist’s recent projects in the western United States, focusing on the collision of promise and reality. The photographs, primarily of homes and landscapes, were made in the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles, from the western Mojave Desert to the Salton Sea region, as well as in Utah and on a small island in British Columbia.
Wasmuht is widely known for her large-scale, multi-layered oil paintings. Her work derives from an array of pictorial inventions, culminating in an aesthetic tension that aims to reconcile what the artist refers to as the “dualism of modernism,” a melding of representational and abstract structures in painting. The paintings’ images are generated from an array of abstracted and overlapping photographic imagery that Wasmuht sources from a combination of the Internet and her own personal photographs. The images, both appropriated and her own, mine daily life, nature, science and art, fusing into staged abstracted productions. As Wasmuht describes her process, “In a film, one image is followed by another, whereas I pile the images up on top of one another.” Above all, her labor-intensive painting technique characterizes her work.
BAC Gallery presents: FUNNY HA HA
Opening Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Join us during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk at the opening reception for BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition Funny Ha Ha. Can art be critical and humorous? This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff.
GEORGE PLATT LYNES
Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present George Platt Lynes, an exhibition of over 40 vintage prints drawn from an important private collection. The exhibition includes major examples of nudes, portraits, ballet pictures and surreal images photographed by this American master between 1933 and 1953.
SPAR: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig
Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present Spar: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig. Included in the exhibition are over twenty gelatin silver prints. In his recurring travels to Cuba between 1997 and 2009, Meleschnig captured boxers and their everyday life of physical training. Gymnasium, ring and street collectively unfold the lives of young men in a sort of visual poem.
MARCH 1ST – APRIL 8TH March 1 – Exhibition – envoy enterprises (131 Chrystie St.) March 3 – Live Performances – Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St.) March 10 – Screening, Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey – Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Ave.) PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Olaf Breuning, Nick Cash, Nathan Cash Davidson, Thomas Dozol, Casey Spooner, David Flinn, Erik Hanson, Kelsey Henderson, Tom Kalin, Erika Keck, Brian Kenny, Robert Knoke, Terence Koh, Lovett/Codagnone, Slava Mogutin, Micki Pellerano, Edwin Pouncey, Alex Rose, Desi Santiago, Matthew Sims, Stephanie Snider, Gail Stoicheff, Una Szeemann, Frank Tovey, Conrad Ventur, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Liz Wendelbo, Grant Worth…MORE:http://www.envoyenterprises.com/#current
OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 01, 2011 6:00 PM It has been almost two years since the very first release of Impossible instant film, the wildly anticipated new black & white instant film for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. Although the film was initially in a developmental stage and highly experimental, it dawned on both fanatics and photographers alike that the impossible actually could become possible. Just 19 months later, Impossible has released 12 unique film types for three separate Polaroid camera systems. Although the journey has been short, the length Impossible has come represents a milestone in reviving instant analog photography. Using Impossible’s latest color and black & white films, twelve carefully selected photographers are illustrating a MOMENTUM that will carry instant analog photography through the digital age and beyond.
Eat Peter to Feed Paul by John Felix Arnold III and Christopher Burch
John Felix Arnold’s drawings and mixed media pieces combine a fine art aesthetic with a stylistic execution that’s intentionally derivative of graphic novels and comics. Equally influenced by this subversive genre of literature, modern dance, and his father’s collection of modern and abstract art, Arnold layers imagery with commentary to create a hybrid reality that references his synthesized human experience and aims to inform people of an ever hurtling machine that they are being wrapped inside of that is eating away at their humanity, yet seemingly cannot live without.
The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.
EMERGING FEMALE ABSTRACTIONISTS: Lauren Luloff
Lauren Luloff’s recent collage paintings bring to mind the sky, the worn floor of a textile mill, tea in an old porcelain cup and laundry drying in the sun. Her process is simple: first she stretches semi transparent fabric over stretcher bars, then glues swatches of fabrics and paints on this “ground”. Nothing is hidden and everything is revealed. The process, laid bare, yields something mysterious; the work becomes hazy and atmospheric, like dawn or a memory of childhood. The fabrics simultaneously root and dislocate the painted colors, like Matisse who famously always painted with scraps of printed fabrics hanging around his studio.
Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet
For the first time ever, selections from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manuscript will be available for public viewing in the United States in this exciting exhibition, which is being shown in collaboration with the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in England and will highlight the literary and cultural legacy of P.B. and Mary Shelley, and that of her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Bobbi Beck at Grand Central Library: A Traveling Exhibition of Autobiographical Drawings
obbi Beck has exhibited her artworks at five New York City Public Libraries. She now travels to the Grand Central Library Branch for another exhibition. Included are many new drawings rendered with vibrant colors. The drawings are autobiographical and reflect her day-to-day observations and feelings. They convey her emotional and visual renderings of humor, love, gender conflicts, marriage, family, health, joy and sorrow, anguish and global issues.
PIERRE FICHEFEUX THE KING OF CHICKENS MAKES HAVOC IN HEAVEN
Opening Reception w/ guest DJ Taka: THU 01 MAR, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Artist Talk w/ Live Performance by Bow Ribbons & Smiles Guthrie: FRI 16 MAR, 7:00 – 10:00 pm Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by French artist Pierre Fichefeux from his series The King of Chickens Makes Havoc in Heaven. Opening March 1st and extending through to the 31st, this will be Pierre Fichefeux’s first solo exhibition in New York City.
Cut and Paste at Muriel Guépin Gallery curated by rhv fine art
Although the process of collage has been around for millennia it was George Braques and Pablo Picasso who, in the early 20th century, made the act of cutting and pasting disperate elements of paper, cardboard, string or basically whatever into works of fine art. This marked the beginning of a mash-up between “high” and “low” culture that would eventually occupy an enormous movement in contemporary art. RHV Fine Art has selected three artists, James Cullinane, Sharon Lawless and Andrew Zarou, from it’s exceptional roster of artists, each of whom uses the technique of collage in different ways and to different ends. March 2 – April 15, 2012 Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 6:30 – 8pm
Norbert Bisky: Stampede
Heide Fasnacht: Loot
Since 2008 Heide Fasnacht has been exploring landscapes of cultural destruction and in the process has recovered images long dormant and silent. Against our social climate, marked as it is by an inability to face history, Fasnacht takes on the challenge of excavating the past as she examines the fate of cultural artifacts in times of conflict. She begins in medias res, figuratively and literally, and assembles arrays of things stolen, hoarded, lost, recovered, and demolished as a result of war. Fasnacht draws on multiple sources, including the Nazi’s confiscation of art and treasure, the Allies’ bombing of Monte Cassino, looting and damage at the Umm al-Aqarib archaeological site in Iraq following the US invasion, the methodical looting of treasure by Japanese forces in WWII, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the London Blitz, the TET offensive, the Monuments Men, and the Rubble Women.
Chakaia Booker: Print Me.
David Krut Projects is pleased to present Print Me, the first exhibition dedicated to Chakaia Booker’s prints. Booker began collaborating with Master Printer, Phil Sanders, of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2009, and has created over 100 unique prints to date. The title of the exhibition, Print Me, refers to the collaborative dialogue between Booker and Sanders, in which Booker would leave hand written notes for Sanders once her compositions were finished and ready to print. This exhibition features a selection of these collaborative prints, which highlight Booker’s investigation of the two-dimensional framework through experimental print media.
Reception March 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SIMONE GILGES presents, in her second New York solo exhibition at Foxy Production, a new series of photographic portraits. Her photographs draw astute visual connections between the people she portrays and the settings in which they are posed. Gilges channels the tropes of portrait, design, and fashion photography into an enigmatic idiom that both discloses and holds onto its secrets.
Mesmer Eyes Kathy Goodell
This March, Causey Contemporary is pleased to present Mesmer Eyes, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell. Sculpture and drawing, Goodell’s most familiar forms, are utilized as physical accents within Mesmer Eyes, the tactile qualities leading one from nature to the metaphysical. Mesmer Eyes is characteristic of Goodell’s meditative approach to space, time and consciousness, while optimizing her interests in light and prismatic color to create a hypnotic effect, allowing the tangible to meet the abstract. This will be the first solo exhibition by Ms. Goodell at the gallery, which will include a large-scale, interactive painting installation, aqueous pigment print photographs, sculptures and drawings from 2011-2012.
OPENING RECEPTION 2 MARCH, 6 – 8 PM Evans examines the processes of making art — the generation of ideas and materials, their transformation from one to the other, and the many varied states in between. For this exhibition, he will present paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a sound piece in an all-encompassing environment. The wall paintings and collage environments of past installations, such as timecompressionmachine from Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1, have been collapsed by the artist and transferred to the surface of large-scale canvases. Mundane materials such as artist’s tape that previously played a key role as a barrier, frame, and drawing tool, are carefully recreated as trompe l’oeil representations, as the use of actual tape in the final compositions diminishes.
Scissors, Paper, Glue and Books I Can’t Cut U
Studio10 is pleased to announce Scissors, Paper, Glue and Books I Can’t Cut Up,an exhibition of new work by the Brooklyn-based artist Tim Spelios. Spelios’s original source materials become the means to mine obscure connections and create irrational associations through juxtapositions of images and objects. The obsolete materials he collects include flyers, books, magazines, trade catalogs and manuals which are often found at flea markets, second hand book shops or on the street. Spelios has a particular wonderment in the printed matter with the covers torn, important pages removed or defaced. Performances in association with the exhibition: March 10, 7:30 – 10:00 pm March 24, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Jesse Hulcher The Remaster Cycle
Opening Reception, Friday March 2, 6-9 pm INTERSTATE PROJECTS is pleased to present The Remaster Cycle, Jesse Hulcher’s first solo exhibition in New York. Through a wide range of digital and analog mediums, Hulcher explores the ways that corporate media influences how we view such disparate cultural experiences as the Vietnam war, Groundhog Day, and the Grateful Dead, among others. With Groundhog Days – or – Same Shit, Same Day, Hulcher has written a custom DVD script that alters the playback of 1993’s Groundhog Day, dictating that the central portion of the film devolves into an endless loop, rendering it a more realistic depiction of Phil Connor’s experiences in Punxsutawny, PA. Staying within the medium of mass market film, The Vietnam Experience – or – Same Shit, Different Song, the viewer is presented with a distallation of the entertainment industries cinematic representation of the Vietnam War thoughout the previous four decades.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours
Saturdays and Sundays, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. As part of BHS’s Brooklyn Walks and Talks program series, join Urban Oyster, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, for public bus tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Urban Oyster offers two Navy Yard Tour options: a two-hour comprehensive tour for $30 and a one-hour highlights tour for $18. These tours explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader in sustainable urban industrial parks. Tours will begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. BHS members receive 10% off all tours. For dates, tickets, and more information, please visit http://www.urbanoyster.com or call Urban Oyster at 347.618.8687.
Dark Pop 4
Last Rites Gallery, for the fourth consecutive year, presents the “Dark Pop 4” group art exhibition guest curated by Gary Pressman (director of Copro Gallery). Artists are asked to create One piece that is truly considered ‘Dark Art’. Many artists find themselves in the groove of creating a certain mood or emotion through their work and have, understandably, become quite comfortable following this path in their art-making. At Last Rites Gallery we want to break that mold and challenge artists to create a piece that searches through new or buried feelings and emotions. The artist’s will let go of the light and allow the dark to thrive, as pop takes on a new form.
THE POP-UP MUSEUM Opening!
THE POP-UP MUSEUM of the Gowanus Canal March 3 – April 22, 2012 Opening Reception: 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 3rd Tumblr: http://gowanuslab.tumblr.com/ A museum’s mission involves the categorization, preservation, and contextualization of objects within a finite space. The Pop-Up Museum is designed to function as the inverse of these practices, bringing together a set of local, “unremarkable” objects that then become art or serve as a springboard for art that references them. Through the playful contextualization and re-contextualization of these objects, we will redefine the museum—both what a museum looks like, physically, and what it does, culturally. Specifically, we will work with found materials from all around the Gowanus neighborhood to create a new “history” of the region and its traditions (a not entirely serious one).
MOLLY SMITH TIDAL
Molly Smith’s second solo show at Kate Werble Gallery addresses the artist’s personal response to the impermanence and cycles of change within the world. The works in this exhibition are purposely unfixed and mutable; they lean, balance, rest or hang precariously, suggesting the possibility of further transformation. Playing with varied heights and angles, Smith’s sculptures intersect one another across sightlines. Along one wall, strips of painted and cut paper are reassembled to span the thirty-five foot length, creating an undulating panorama. As they reference one another with recurrent materials, gestures and objects, the works suggest changing states. In the windows of the gallery, rotating displays show various combinations of a landscape painting, a photograph, and collected ephemera. These displays change daily to reflect how looking, seeing and making are part of Smith’s everyday.
JOHN ALMANZA AND DAVE HARDY
The paintings of John Almanza and the sculptures of Dave Hardy reflect the reckless abandon of progress, with an emphasis on looking at how materials get relegated to the side as other forces push forward. Indulging in the abundances available to them, both artists consider excess and overflow as vital to the physicality and construction of their work. Almanza’s viscous oil paintings rely on a process of application and removal of paint. While the paintings are still wet, he traverses the canvas with a thin strip of plywood—simultaneously scraping away paint with the swipe of a line and adding paint that is carried across on the plywood. This forms a pattern of hard parallel lines that reveals underlying ghosted abstractions perpetually in limbo. Hardy’s sculptures of found glass, foam and an assortment of other materials build tension from the interplay between hard and soft edges. Engineered to confound notions of structural integrity, these works borrow from the urgent language of p
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Awkhold, a publication, and corresponding show, featuring: Annemieke Beemster Leverenz Christine Buckton Tillman Sam Kalda Andrew Liang Aimee Lusty Becca McCharen Asa Osborne Jan Razauskas Jason Roy Ryan Jacob Smith Crystal Stokowski Erin Womack Awkhold is a portfolio of unbound contributions by 12 artists, produced in an edition of 150, on the condition that each artist is responsible for reproducing his or her own work.
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.
Inspired by Lee’s miniature crime scene sets, von Buhler decided to create the scenes from her family mystery using her own handmade sets and dolls. Utilizing evidence from autopsy reports, police records, court documents, and interviews, she has built a dollhouse-sized speakeasy, a hospital room, a child’s bedroom, and a pre-war apartment. She also created lifelike dolls with moveable limbs to live in these sets. Taking it to another level, von Buhler has now created an immersive theatrical experience to go along with the sets and her own investigation. The play stages these events in mobster Meyer Lansky’s former Lower East Side speakeasy. The location is elaborately set up to mirror the dollhouse sets from the book. The play’s tagline is “The speakeasy is our dollhouse and the actors are our dolls.”
anne-lise coste: m, l, e
toomer labzda is proud to present a series of new spray paintings by anne-lise coste, which explore the gesture and shape of letters in black on white.
skin hides: 2×2 Collective
From nameless nudes to portraits of monarchs, the figure in art has served to codify power. So have art objects, splitting viewer from viewed. Our figures have agency. Our work empowers viewers as complicit participants, as centers of process and experience. We complicate and push against dichotomies and hierarchies: self/other, rural/urban, black/white, perpetrator/victim, family/stranger, performer/observer. We are four artists who met through NYFA’s MARK program. We quickly found common ground in our disparate uses of the figure at intersections of the social/political/personal.
Sam Moyer: Slack Tide
Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present a show of new work by Sam Moyer. For her second solo show at the gallery, Moyer will exhibit pieces that continue her examination of the liminal space between the two- and three-dimensional, albeit in a larger, more imposing scale than her work has explored before. In paintings that hover on the edge of sculpture, and sculpture that hovers on the edge of painting, Moyer recalls the rigorous language of mid-20th-century minimalist art, but also the modest, playful and scattershot material processes of home design projects.
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents a major exhibition of works by the idiosyncratic illustrator, designer, and writer, Edward Gorey (1925-2000), beginning March 5 and running through July 27, 2012
Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings
or more than four decades, Woods’ drawings have expressed compelling ideas and portrayed otherworldly scenes that suggest alternate histories and futures. With an inventive drive akin to that of Leonardo da Vinci and Giambattista Piranesi, and following the lineage of Enlightenment architect Etienne-Louis Boullée and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, Woods invites us to imagine worlds as they might be. His drawings embrace decomposition alongside construction and ruin along with rebirth, presenting a heady brew of politics, history, and graphic bravura that never fails to astonish.
Khosrow Hassanzadeh Haft Khan: The Seven Labors of Rostam
The first solo exhibition in New York City of paintings by Iranian artist Khosrow Hassanzadeh will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery’s Chelsea location at 568 West 25th Street from March 1 through 31, 2012. Haft Khan: The Seven Labors of Rostam will feature two monumental murals on tile, as well as works on paper. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Hassanzadeh’s murals are enormous in size: the largest is more than 6 feet tall and nearly 28 feet long. Inspired by Iranian traditions of manhood that existed in a pre-revolutionized Iran, Hassanzadeh combines Persian visual traditions with pop representations of the once-celebrated icon of the wrestler.
Swept Away Projects
An extension of the Swept Away exhibition, Swept Away Projects will include a series of “live” installations occurring during the run of the exhibition that will allow audiences to experience and interact with artists and their site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand, and dirt. The series includes the floor installation of Catherine Bertola of the U.K., who works with dust, among several others. In some instances, visitor will actually get to sweep away the installations by walking through and touching them, participating in the ephemeral nature of these artists’ output. Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design is made possible by the Inner Circle, a leadership Museum support group, and with public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.
Colin Snapp: Continental Drift
FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: IT’S YOURS: WARS OF THE FRENGLISH REVOLUTION AND OTHER CONFLICTS 1782–1797
Morgan Lehman Gallery is pleased to announce, “It’s Yours: Wars of the Frenglish Revolution and Other Conflicts 1782 – 1797”. This is the first New York solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers. Two Feathers’ intricate ink and tea-stained portraits on paper bring to life his complex historical narrative detailing the colonial uprisings against the imagined 18th-century superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. Using actual historic events as points of departure, Two Feathers creates fantastical riffs on Europe’s colonial past, revealing how that history plays out in the cultural and political complexities and neo-colonial global conflicts of the contemporary world.
Marie Lorenz ARCHIPELAGO
The exhibition is made up of three videos projected together with objects found along the harbors. “The tide acts like a giant centrifuge,” writes the artist, “reorganizing things according to their shape and density”. In “collaboration” with the tide, Lorenz makes a record of these objects by printing, casting, or videotaping them. Each video was shot from an apparatus connected to the body of the artist and to the boat while en route from Barren Island to her home in Bushwick. This same geographical path is shown three different ways: from a birds-eye view of the artist, at the horizon line and along the shifting contour of the land.
The son of a printmaker, Walton inherited his father’s trade, and for the first fifteen years of his career, practiced and taught printmaking. Interested in the materials used for printmaking-wood,lead,steel-more than the finished product,Walton began to make sculptures that spoke to the in after seeing an exhibition of sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1964.
Puppet & Costume Workshops
Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/ Contact email@example.com
Alexandre Orion SPOIL
Foley Gallery is pleased to host its second solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion. The installation will feature video footage from the Ossário tunnel intervention project, several soot on canvas paintings from Art Less Pollution and unique prints made by “Pollugraphy” (collecting toxic soot directly from vehicle exhaust tailpipes). The gallery exhibition coincides with Orion’s participation in Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of the League of Professional Theater Women
The League of Professional Theatre Women, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to collaborate with the League to celebrate the oral history legacy which, since 1992, documents an outstanding array of women who have contributed to contemporary American theatre.
Arlene Shechet Parallel Play
Dieu Donné announces the opening of an exhibition of new paper-based works by artist Arlene Shechet beginning Thursday, March 8, 2012 and on view through Saturday, April 28, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6—8 pm, and the artist will be present.
The Long Fight for Kawtoolie: Portraits from the Jungles of Burma
Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary are pleased to announce an exhibition of 15 color portraits by renowned photographer Jason Florio of freedom fighters and civilians who have struggled for independence in the Karen State of Burma, along the Thailand border.
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 6-8 PM Block Island, located 11 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is an important stopover for birds on the offshore migration route of the Atlantic Flyway, offering respite at sea during their seasonal flight. Elizabeth Dickens, a long time resident, began collecting dead birds on the island beginning in the early 20th century. She had them stuffed and catalogued, amassing a valuable ornithological record consisting of 172 specimens. The cause of death- flew into a lighthouse, death by cat, death by telephone wire- was always noted.
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Available Light , a new series of photographic works by Sarah Charlesworth from 6 March to 14 April 2012. The exhibition will open to the public Tuesday 6 March with a reception for the artist Thursday evening, 8 March from 6 to 8 PM. Light, in both a physical and metaphysical sense, is at the center of this new body of work from Sarah Charlesworth. Making use of a crystal ball, an assortment of prisms, and other optical instruments, Charlesworth engages the play of light from her studio window as it reflects and refracts to conjure a mysterious animated presence. At various turns our expectations are questioned and confounded by optical inversions and visual illusions. Composed images of spectral phenomena are shown side by side with documentary style images of the studio. Props arrayed on a desk and studio materials leaning against a wall hint at the show in progress.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame,” on the 19th floor of the gallery’s penthouse space, features new paintings by Joe Andoe. Andoe has created these instantly recognizable works with his distinct style of applying oil paint and wiping it away, shaping shadow and light, blurring the contours of his subjects. These subjects are specific to his practice and reflect his fascination with iconic American imagery. Here he has returned to horses. It is the combination of his technique and use of a monochromatic palette, which result in the powerful images that comprise the current exhibition.
Benjamin Butler SOME TREES
Klaus von Nichtssagend is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Benjamin Butler, entitled Some Trees. Featuring new oil paintings, the show will open on March 8th and run through April 22nd. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, March 8th from 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature a variety of Butler’s oil paintings on canvas, from the large scale to smaller pieces conceived of and hung as a series. The title of the show is borrowed from the John Ashbery poem, ‘Some Trees’, and points to Butler’s specific meditation on painting. For most of the past decade, ‘trees’ and ‘forests’, have served for Butler as a pictorial stand-in and a point of departure for making abstract paintings. In these recent works, Butler is seen approaching his paintings more directly as objects, considering not only the front surface of the canvas, but the sides as well.
mounir fatmi Oriental Accident
Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present Oriental Accident, Mounir Fatmi’s second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition features a collection of works never before shown in the United States made between 2009-2012. As always with Fatmi’s work, the art is political in nature and confronts issues in the contemporary Arab world. The native Moroccan, who lives and works in Paris, uses installation, sculpture and video to explore modern day industrialization, recent insurgencies throughout the Maghreb and the Middle East, and the inevitability of history repeating itself.
Odd Nerdrum was born in Sweden in 1944. He studied at The Art Academy in Oslo, Norway and later studied with the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf, Germany. Nerdrum developed a style of painting that is unique by any standard. His work is in the permanent collections of several international museums and many American museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The New Orleans Museum, New Orleans, LA; The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, and The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
Ruins in Reverse
ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE / DAVID BROOKS / ZIPORA FRIED / EMILY HENRETTA / WYATT KAHN / ZAK KITNICK / ERIK LINDMAN / DAVID SCANAVINO / ERIN SHIRREFF / NICK VAN WOERT
CASTING CALL: Seeking Performers for The Lady Show- Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show! Thursday March 29th!
Now accepting proposals! If you would like to perform an act, please email Anya with a brief treatment of your 3-5 min. act at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Your act must fit the “LADY” theme, as we honor women for this show! Show is Thursday, March 29th. Doors at 8, show at 9pm
30 Days of New Plays by Women
Launched before the formal incorporation of Culture Project, Women Center Stage is our longest-running programmatic initiative. From the first collection of works presented under the festival mantle in 1996, Women Center Stage has grown into a multi-pronged initiative, an echo chamber for women artists to build community and share their stories, and a launch pad for provocative and relevant new work. The cornerstone of WCS is the annual Women Center Stage Festival, a dynamic and diverse laboratory for works in progress from women artists at all levels of their careers. Presented every March for Women’s History Month, the month-long Festival provides a much-needed setting for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting women artists in dialogue with their peers, new audiences, and critical review.
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “THEATRICAL BY DESIGN: A CENTURY OF THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION’S THEATRE INTERIORS”
New York’s Broadway theatres are known for their elaborate musicals, dramatic plays and big stars, but how often do audiences stop to think about the historic interiors of these glorious theatres? To bring attention to the interior design and restoration of many of the most famous Broadway theatres, New York School of Interior Design will present “Theatrical By Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors,” on view at the NYSID Gallery (161 East 69th Street, btw Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.) from March 8 – April 27, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Stephen Prina Painting
Stephen Prina’s seventh exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery will consist of three triptych paintings. These paintings are made on commercially produced linen window blinds with the final installation comprised of 9 blinds that hang from the ceiling. The blinds function both as sculptural objects as well as a support for Prina’s typical abstract gestural brushstrokes in shades of red, yellow, and blue. Prina transfers the three primary colors that have been repeatedly drawn on by modernist artists such as Piet Mondrian or Barnett Newman into an architectural setting.
Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York in over a decade. The exhibition presents the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s ongoing Ball Park Series spanning the past 25 years. Since the late 1970s, Russell Maltz has produced sculptures, installations, and wall works informed by the aesthetics of baseball fields and stadiums. Executed with a broad array of off-the-shelf, unrefined construction materials, including sheets of plywood and glass, metal wall studs, 2x4s, sawhorses, enamel paints, and more, his Ball Park Series works can be characterized by their consistent use of the colors green and white, which directly reference the vibrant green Astroturf of the field and stark white chalk lines demarcating the boundaries of the game of play.
Ken Rosenthal & Vojtech V. Slama
COMMONALITIES: 4 Norwegians + 4 New Yorkers
Founding editor of WhitehotMagazine.com, Noah Becker is a curator, writer, artist and jazz musician, and contributes to Art in America, Interview Magazine, Canadian Art and The Huffington Post. “This exhibition shows an aspect of high quality work being produced in Europe and North America in our time. The idea of artists being automatically connected in some way is a fallacy fed to us subliminally and linearly. Art history is wound together with globalism through the mass distribution of images and imagery delivered in a linear digital mold. Much of what is documented in two-dimensional artistic practice is fed to the public in a manner that has a host of attached biases. The presumption of a common thread is an attitude propagated by linear thinking as linear thinking is part of everything we do now. In relation to contemporary art, the non-linear holds an important place.
Melissa Pokorny:Useful Things (For Getting Lost)
Reception: Mar. 10th, 7-10 Armory Event
EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
OPENING RECEPTION & LECTURE Friday March 9, 5:30 pm at Flushing Town Hall TURKISH ANATOLIA KILIMS, Belkis Balpinar, founding Director, Vakiflar Carpet Museum, Istanbul and modern kilim artist Archeological findings and written material indicate that Anatolia was a textile center for more than 10,000 years. Added to this, the migration of nomadic Turkic tribes after the 11th century resulted in a great variety and diversity of Turkish flat woven rugs. Celebrated curator, author and weaving artist Belkis Balpinar discusses the dating, techniques and symbolism of the various types of flat-woven rugs and pile carpets that have made Turkey famous.
ionas Gallery is pleased to announce Lend Me Your Eyes, the first New York solo exhibition by sculptor and ceramicist Jessica Stoller. Stoller’s sculptures range from table-top figures and busts to large scale multi-piece works. In this solo endeavor Stoller continues using clay as a vehicle to explore issues of idealized beauty, vanity and the subjugation of the female body using porcelain as her primary media, a material inextricably linked to desire, secrecy and commodification.
opening: March 9th, 6-9 PM Dena Yago Ben Schumacher Darren Bader Asher Penn Debo Eilers Valerie Keane Dominic Nurre Alisa Baremboym Jared Madere Jason Lee Torey Thornton Andrei Koschmieder Peter Demos Ryan Foerster Sebastian Black Jeffrey Joyal Bradley Kronz The early history of the sewing machine was a contentious one. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, three different inventors simultaneously came up with designs. One died young and penniless after pouring his entire lifesavings into a prototype. Another started a factory only to have it destroyed by angry French tailors afraid of his invention. A third produced no working model, despite being the first patent-holder.
Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now
Pro Choice Presents Wolfgang Breuer and Anita Leisz
Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C)/Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project/The Artists of The Invisible Dog
The Invisible Dog Art Center is thrilled to announce the opening of three solo exhibitions, one group exhibition, and in house artists open studios, all on Saturday March 10th. On the ground floor, R Justin Stewart’s sculptural installation Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C). In the garden gallery, Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project. In the third floor gallery, Malcolm Brown’s photo-portraits The Artists of The Invisible Dog. Each of these in-house artists will contribute a piece to a group show Work/Space 2012 also on the third floor, and offer Open Studios on the second floor. The show hours and open studios are Saturday March 10th, 1-10pm and Sunday March 11th, from 11am-6pm.
The Other Ken Weathersby
Ken Weathersby’s exhibition includes easel-sized, patterned abstract paintings, photographic works, and several wall-mounted boxes containing tiny, crafted objects resembling miniature paintings. The works in the show shuffle the traditional given stuff of pictures and picture-making. The paintings are subtly pulled apart, or have pieces cut out and removed, or their painted faces refuse to be seen. The wall-mounted boxes may be mere models for groupings of larger works, or may be works in themselves. This intentional ambiguity extends to photographs included in the show, paired portraits, where false resemblance and mistaken identity might seriously undermine what a profile picture is supposed to do.
Ann LePore Mapping for Empathy (The Landscape is Deadly)
Social activism, American history, and a love of technology and science collide in Ann LePore’s recent work. “I used to think that landscape images were innocuous, boring even, until I was 16 and had re- occurring nightmares about being trapped inside a Wyeth painting. Now during my research trips to historical societies, environmental research centers and even aboard the research vessel SeaWolf, I keep one eye on the landscape, looking for correlations between my findings and their immediate natural surroundings. There are often subtle indicators in our landscape which can be interpreted to reveal what divides or unifies us.”
IAN DAVIS Jewel Sermons
The title of the exhibition refers to a strategy used by preachers to examine different aspects of complex ideas. Just as one might inspect the facets of a diamond by turning it over in the light, Davis offers his viewers multiple possibilities for understanding his narrative intentions. While contemplating subjects such as wealth, collapse, futility and hubris, he creates a diverse population of oligarchs, imposters, subversives, scientists, African soldiers, TV journalists, insurance adjusters, and “various types of frauds and charlatans.” In a formal departure from the flat patterning and ordered geometry of his earlier work, many of the recent paintings are newly energized by circular compositions and spiraling vortex-like structures. In Curriculum Vitae (2011) Davis stages a vainglorious celebration around concentric banquet tables.
Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated graphic Signs for the Future. Recalling the lexicon of our designed world, Duncan’s signs are stand-ins, signifying things that do not yet exist: not futurological predictions, rather they are emblems of the not yet imagined. They are familiar, but withhold their intentions; indeterminate yet full of promise. They often sink into their own representational space, or logical game.
SANTIAGO TACCETTI Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here
The exhibition will also feature a dramatic site-specific installation “Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here” by the Berlin-based, Argentine artist Santiago Taccetti. Integrating with the Black & White Project Space’s architecture, the simple plastic structure lit from inside and filled with smoke will occupy the outdoor gallery revealing itself as an illusion on closer inspection. The illusion of entering an area clearly defined by four walls is broken as soon as the observer enters the brightly lit cube triggering the smoke machine. What is to be experienced is the infinite space without any clear distinction between the inner and outer spaces.
In this month long installation and group show curator Brad Truax turns the lens onto the artist and asks them to explore themselves and the way in which they make art. Are they- HYPER overactive, active, energetic; busy, fidgety; excited, frantic, frenetic,frenzied, adrenalized, feverish; or Hypo- low, under, beneath, down, below normal. The exploration of the state of mind of the artist will give incite into their work offering a glimpse at the creative process and the aesthetic accomplishments and styles which develop out of these different emotional states… It will be interesting to see if the viewer’s expectations correlate to how the artists actually approach their work- which in turn puts the lens onto the viewer, asking them to gauge their assumptions about the way in which they look at art.
STEFAN SEHLER: BECAUSE IT’S THERE
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-9 PM Parker’s Box is delighted to welcome back the Berlin-based painter, Stefan Sehler. In each of his exhibitions at the gallery, the artist has never failed to surprise, always giving the impression that he has pushed his subtle reverse glass painting process and its challenging discourse to its absolute limit, before embarking on another equally challenging new proposition. Speaking in Artforum about the artist’s previous exhibition at the gallery, Donald Kuspit suggested that Sehler’s paintings “demonstrate that modernist painting is not necessarily dead – it still has some tricks up its sleeve – and show that a quasi-photorealistic picture can have a [striking] message”.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
The exhibition showcases the diversity of the gallery program. The 8 artists included with works representing a variety of media (paintings, installations, sculpture, photography and design) reveal the sharp awareness they have of today’s circumstances. Ranging from Michael Van den Besselaar’s witty and wry observations on a range of familiar social subjects and Eric White’s insightful commentary on the absurdities of life, Isidro Blasco’s artist-designed architectural environments, Amy Talluto’s investigation of the in-between states of painting through quiet and expansive natural worlds and Roberley Bell’s focus on the artifice of nature, to Alejandro Moreno’s and Julian Montague’s exploration of everything from the mundane to the sublime through text and image, the works in this exhibition cover a wide range of practices, lending the exhibition an uncanny edge.
DOROTHY PALANZA NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC
The late 1980’s were a time marked by economic boom and bust, racial tensions, homelessness and crime. While you could easily score drugs to get high, there were no proven drugs to cure AIDS, and depression colored the landscape. Regardless of Ed Koch’s proclamations otherwise, a malaise, a pall, a frenzied fatigue blanketed the city in a torporous cloud. 1988 – PROZAC released with marketing campaign 1990 – PROZAC achieves most prescribed status By the 1990’s, half of the people I knew in Manhattan were on Prozac – many of who still are. These works on paper capture moments and moods from the late 1980’s period in New York before Prozac. NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC: Drawings 1985-1990, was part of a solo exhibit (The New York Series) presented at the Interkulturelle Kunstwerkstatt, Berlin Germany in 2005.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-8 PM C24 Gallery is pleased to present Kaleidoscope, a group exhibition curated by C24 Gallery Executive Director, Kristen Lynn Johnston. The gallery’s fourth exhibition includes the work of four international artists: Shannon Finley (CA), Grazia Toderi (IT), Canan Tolon (TR), and Rob Voerman (NL). The exhibition will be on view through April 21, 2012. There will be an opening reception on March 10, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art
The winter Fashion at FIAF series extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today. Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.
An icon among American filmmakers, David Lynch is equally committed as a visual artist. He began his career as a painter and started making short films while a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia to find a way to make his paintings move. Lynch works across many different media to create paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs. Recent paintings combine primitively drawn figures and text with thick textured areas of paint and, often, inserted lit colored light bulbs. Framed in thick gold frames under glass (inspired by Francis Bacon’s frames), they become box-like, objects in their own right. Narrative subjects exhibit Lynch’s trademark whimsy, wit and humor along with his recognizable penchant for the ambiguous, yet precisely depicted, frozen moment that unveils an instinctual, often violent or tragic human emotion, almost verging on the absurd.
NO PLACE TO GO: Ethan Liption
NO PLACE TO GO Written by Ethan Lipton Directed by Leigh Silverman Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra March 14 – April 8 at Joe’s Pub The company where he’s worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, NO PLACE TO GO delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.
ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE GATZ
One morning in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him.
Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Influenced by my daily devouring of literature, I would say the pictures which I paint are a visual form of fiction writing. They are essentially pre-narrative set-ups containing fictional elements hopefully encouraging subjective interpretation. Painted into raw panels with thin paint they become a sort of contemporary fresco into wood. Nick Ghiz 2006
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related practices—in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine—have recurred in art throughout the 20th century and to the present day. Artists from André Masson and Joan Miró to Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober to Mark Manders and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. If art history reveals an unending impulse to render the human figure as a symbol of potential perfection and a system of primary organization, these works show that artists have just as persistently been driven to disfigure the body.
Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition
The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century’s end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition—from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.
Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) returns for a much-anticipated 10th Anniversary season at its inaugural stage at HERE in SoHo, Manhattan, NYC. The season showcases 15 theatrical works over three weeks beginning March 14, 2012. Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated writer of Broadway’s 1996 hit musical Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, is back as the festival’s Artistic Director and Adrienne Kennedy, recipient of Lifetime Achievement awards from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and OBIE Awards, will be honored with the DUTF Playwright Master’s Award.
Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute, The Netherlands
In the wake of World War I, American film comedy dominated screens around the world. But between 1908 and 1914, before the international stardom of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, there were the European comedies of Zigoto, Bébé, Onésime, Little Moritz, Robinet, and Max. These distinctively named screen characters were part of a phenomenal outpouring of Euro-clown comedies, featured in over 70 different series in France alone. Produced by prestigious companies like Ambrosio in Italy, Messters in Germany, and Gaumont and Pathé in France, this body of work was, on the whole, more psychologically complex, self-consciously surreal, and edgier than American slapstick. Long deserving of greater notoriety in the U.S., these films are accessible again after 90 years, thanks to ongoing preservation efforts.
0,2012: The Last Futurist Lab
Target Margin Theater (TMT) returns to The Bushwick Starr for their 2012 Lab to present short-run fully-produced pieces running in rep, emphasizing artistic freedom above all. The 2012 TMT Lab’s artistic focus will be a close examination of the Russian avant garde art movement. Expect Meyerhold, Kharms, Mayakovsky and more!
Opening Reception: Ben Wolf . Fresh Hordes .
A reception will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 7–9pm KESTING/RAY is pleased to present Brooklyn-based artist Ben Wolf’s first Manhattan solo exhibition, Fresh Hordes. Wolf’s sculptures, or “architectural collages,” rescue beauty from the chaos of forgotten, industrial wreckage to create a spirited new aesthetics expressing the transformative power of scavenging, collecting, and rebuilding found material. The exhibition opens on March 8th and runs through April 1st. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 7–9pm at KESTING/RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York. Please note that the reception takes place one week after the exhibition opens.
Questions Without Answers
In anticipation of the long-awaited book of the same name, VII is proud to exhibit Questions Without Answers, a powerful visual history of our ever-changing world and recent defining events. Published in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the agency, Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII demonstrates the unparalleled excellence of the VII photographers in chronicling the impact of unseen conflicts, humanitarian crises, and catastrophic events
Blood Memory George Boorujy
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm P.P.O.W is proud to present “Blood Memory,” George Boorujy’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. In his expansive and finely observed drawings, Boorujy uses a trained naturalist’s eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting an intriguing vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar.
Kris Kuksi Triumph
Reception Thursday March 15th from 6-9pm Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Triumph, an exhibition of new works by the Kansas artist Kris Kuksi, including mixed-media sculpture, painting, work on paper, and a large-scale installation. This is Kuksi’s third solo outing with the gallery and the most diverse presentation of his work to date. With its cautionary title, Triumph skewers the hubris and folly of human ambition. This cavalcade of epic works references mythology, the occult, and organized religion, and uses age-old techniques of visual storytelling to voice personal angst. Depicting grand themes with extravagant embellishments, Kuksi’s assemblages of small, mass-produced materials are intrinsically narrative. Like gilt Baroque altarpieces, their stunning excess of detail is the ideal vehicle for the artist’s critique of power and piety. And like those early works of public art, they appeal to the viewer to transcend the strife and striving associated with greed.
The next exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery is new work by Colette Calascione, her first solo show in New York in six years. The exhibition opens on March 15th and closes on April 21st. A female figure is the focal point of each oil painting, seated, standing or reclining, and most often nude. While the paintings stretch to 2×3 feet in scale, they are generally of a more intimate size, from 8×10 inches to 20×20 inches, on wood panels. Inspired by books and images of earlier eras of art history, particularly the Deco era, as well as Japanese aesthetics, Calascione invents a world that is her own. Images of women and children in old photographs are transformed in the artist’s hands. She never literally copies a photo or its background. When she sees a figure she likes, her vision forms around it. Clothed figures in photographs are sometimes undressed by Calascione in her paintings, and placed in a mise-en-scene she creates.
“Dreams from the dark room” Thomas Barbey solo exhibition
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition for renowned photographer Thomas Barbèy. “Dreams from the dark room” will be an exhibition of black and white photo compositions that give evidence to the artist’s ability to capture the impossible and fantasied through the manual process of developing film negatives and the assemblage of various imagery.
The next exhibition in the Project Space at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, will be Rupert Deese’s “Array 1000,” a new suite of monumental woodcuts published by Manneken Press, opening on March 15th and continuing through April 21st. Comprised of five 45×45 inch prints, it is the latest and largest addition to the ongoing Array project, 25 circular woodcut prints, which commenced in 2005 and will culminate with the publication of “Array 1400” in 2013.
“HELLO EARTH,” The Loom Gallery’s First Friday Exhibition
HELLO EARTH is a group exhibition of artists whose works investigate notions of perception, mutability, knowledge, and definition. Sparked by ideas about cognitive development and control, the exhibition focuses on ways in which accumulated sensory experience informs knowledge. The works included offer both unique and universal approaches to memory, visualization, and object permanence. Using a variety of media and processes, these artists consider interconnected, momentary relationships with the exterior—creating a distillation of parts and exploring how parts hint at a whole.
Duro Olowu: Material
London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu will present a show and pop-up shop of fashion and art at Salon 94’s Freeman Alley Gallery. The show will present a group of limited edition fashion and accessory designs from Duro’s Spring 2012 collection as well as a selection of vintage and contemporary photography, textiles, contemporary art, furniture, music, books and objets trouvés.
Keith Haring: 1978–1982
Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Keith Haring Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation March 16–July 8, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
Little Languages/Coded Pictures
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Artists: Mike Carroll, Alan Crockett, Julie Evans, Ron Gorchov, Theresa Hackett, Sharon Horvath, David Humphrey, Margrit Lewczuk, Laura Newman, Jennifer Reeves, David Storey, Michelle Weinberg
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present an exhibition of a new series of black and white photographs by Mitch Epstein on view from March 16 through April 14, 2012. Mitch Epstein’s new work features the idiosyncratic trees that populate New York City, underscoring the importance of trees in urban life and their complex relationship with the city’s human dwellers. Trees have long been a leitmotiv in Epstein’s projects, especially in his series American Power (2003-2008). After five years of photographing the manifestations of energy production and consumption across the United States, Epstein decided to make pictures that reflect how he, “would like to see the world, not simply how I have inherited it.”
Kirk Stoller: still standing… sort of
Two consistent themes in Kirk Stoller’s work are connection and support. He builds sculpture using found wood, plastics, and other elements divorced from their original intent. He fuses the worn states with new, clean, glossy surfaces: the narratives that arise when things are placed on or near one another reflect how the artist makes sense of the world. All life is a collection of small precariously placed pieces that rely on each other for strength, in actual form or through a labyrinth of memories. Stoller’s foundation is in painting, though he works and understands the world through a sculptor’s lens. His work echoes this tension, as he continues to be intrigued by the space that exits between the two mediums, both in the physical sense and through the myriad possibilities that are inherently distinct to each. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to push the boundary, while highlighting desired issues that can only be deciphered when the two are combined.
Knickerbocker Mini Maw
featuring: Brent Owens, Rachael Morrison, David Pappaceno, & Don Pablo Pedro curated by Brent Owens Knickerbocker Mini Maw is a curatorial extension of artist Brent Owens’ Knickerbocker Maw, an online store-style project presenting small-batch series of objects that explore the novelties and commerce of Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue. The imagery and the pricing of these objects are inspired by the bargain-blasting bustle of Knickerbocker.
An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by an Evening of Performance
DAVE MIKO An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by an Evening of Performance March 16, 7-10 PM Performance at 9 PM
“20” a solo exhibition by Stikman
Opening Reception: Fri. March 16th 2012 • 7-11pm hat more can be said about the mysterious artist known only as “Stikman” that hasn’t been uttered hundreds of times by passersby all over the city? His work is sneaky, incredibly thought provoking and uncommonly satisfying to come across, and if you have been living on the east coast or, well, basically anywhere in the states you no doubt have discovered it in some aspect. It could be in the form of 3D men made of small sticks to figures hidden in iconic imagery pasted to doors, or literally under your feet, smashed into the concrete. The range of mediums used and the calculated creativity given to each piece is overshadowed only by the sheer amount of work he has affixed to our cities surfaces. Tireless efforts aside, his stick formed character remains one of the most recognizable images in urban art culture.
Francesca Woodman will be the first major American exhibition of this artist’s work in more than two decades, and the first comprehensive survey of her brief but extraordinary career to be seen in the United States. The retrospective will include more than 100 vintage photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, and includes several of the large-scale blueprints she created at the end of career, as well as the intimate black-and-white photographs for which she is best known. Now nearly thirty years since her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Born in 1958, Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space, and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular.
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to announce Ragged Kingdom, the first solo exhibition on the West Coast of work by British artist Jamie Reid. For nearly four decades, the political convictions and visual narratives of Reid have successfully driven the strength of his presence in art, music, performance, politics, and publications. From his collaboration on the Suburban Press (1971-1975) to his iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols to his poignant support of movements such as Occupy London, the Criminal Justice Bill and the current environmental crisis, Reid is best known for exposing and protesting modern society’s social and cultural injustices.
SINDY BUTZ AND HIROSHI SHAFER
Opening: 3/16 9pm Experimental theatrical imitation play from 70’s Japanese movie Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.
Color & Motion
On the heels of a successful showing at the Fountain Art Fair this past weekend, we gear up to bring you a new show opening on Friday, March 16th! Come out and join us for a colorful explosion of abstraction with JMR and See One in their upcoming show, Color & Motion. On display until April 6th, the combined artists work will liven up the walls through an inviting combination of texture, movement and radiance. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 16th, 6pm – 9pm.
Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever
LMAKprojects is pleased to present Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ third solo exhibit with the gallery titled Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever. For this exhibition, the artist continues her exploration of how our minds process information, dealing with perception, navigation and language, but further exploring concepts of noise and randomness. The exhibit consists of prints, works on canvas, and a wall drawing installation.
BIG SKY MIND
Big Sky Mind features recent works by Holly Coulis, Elisa Soliven and Mitchell Wright. Each of these artists approach a traditional genre – classical busts, painterly landscapes and intuitive drawings – in an overwhelmingly physical way. Though divergent in production and methodology, their works are as tactile as they are cerebral, abstractly and literally layered. Separately, these works exude personal visions of the most general notions: body, self, and environment. The group, though, is specifically aligned to embrace the multiple contexts that particular objects inhabit and to exploit these viewpoints as spaces for contemplation. big. sky. mind. For more information, please go to: dailyoperation.org
“Past the Future & Beyond” Hiroshi Shafer Solo Exhibition at English Kills Art Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, March 16, 7-10 pm Performance by Hiroshi Shafer w Collaborator :Friday, March 16, 7-10 pm / Friday, April 6, 2012 English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to present “Past the Future & Beyond,” which combines documentation from Hiroshi Shafer’s most recent project regarding his relationship with other people, the world and the universe. This group of works exposes the invisible but unrecoverable connections between individuals and engages the viewer to consider the nature of our relationships, to overcome barriers and to undertake an empathetic exchange with the artist and everyone else. Ultimately, Shafer attempts to tickle a profound truth out of each person he encounters in each project. His props and costumes are tools that make it easier for people to share their personal truths with the public.
Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe
Saturdays, 2:30-4 pm:::10-week series (March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 12, June 2, 16, 23) This class will be focused on outlining ideas and concepts for working out your own moves and sequences, and will guide you through a process of how to discover the fun of this wonderful prop. We will focus on various aspects of fan technique, including lines & patterns, body placement, tech, tricks, spins, tosses, story, movement, and sequencing. Much of the class will be student-based, with a focus on sharing, communicating, and exploring with each other. The last class will be a FIRE class!. Location: Battery Park. Price: special debut price of $125.
Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘NIGHT’ – a group exhibition featuring five remarkable artists; Neke Carson, Erik Foss, David Hochbaum, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Anton Perich. The five artists have stayed connected through years of art collaboration; writing, filmmaking, photographing, painting, performing, etc. – all while pursuing a career as individual artists. ‘New York at night’ was the starting point for the years long correlation, whether it’d be working behind a bar or DJ’ing, or plunging deep into nights of arousal, courage, seduction and obscurity. The title of the exhibition reflects upon the diverse associations that come with the word ‘night’. From being a time of serenity and stillness to excursions and indulgence into the derangement of nightlife.
For Jim Shaw’s exhibition at Metro Pictures the Los Angeles-based artist presents a large mural and 20 drawings comprising a comic book that center on his fictional religion Oism, a narrative Shaw has been developing for more than 20 years. The works draw on eccentric aspects of American history and quirky old imagery to illustrate part two of Shaw’s proposed, four-part Oist prog rock opera. Its story, told through the comic book, follows two small-time crooks as they break into the Museum of Oist History in Omaha. Seeking refuge from encroaching FBI agents the pair ducks into a 24-hour wig museum where a helpful curator hides them beneath wigs that inexplicably render them invisible and transport them to the ancient homeland of the religion’s founding deity O.
Yoko Inoue/Jeanne Quinn
Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new projects by New York-based artist Yoko Inoue and Colorado-based artist Jeanne Quinn.
Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora features work by 41 artists who confront issues like sexuality, terror, disease, the environment and racial politics through various artistic mediums like paintings, prints, installations, video and sculpture. This eclectic mix of artists is chosen by curator Vijay Kumar and is free and open to the public. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject. The opening reception will take place at Crossing Art Queens on March 17 from 3pm to 6pm.
WIDE OPEN 3
BWAC is proud to present the finalists in our third annual national juried art show, Wide Open 3. The show opens on March 18, 2012, with a total of 134 works selected by eminent juror Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. With gratitude to Charlotta Kotik and to every artist who applied to Wide Open 3, we look forward to a really awesome show. The venue for Wide Open 3 is our massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.
Law School for Visual Artists
Topics that will be covered during the 5-week course: Tuesday March 20, 2012 Introduction: * Legal Hypothetical: Analyzing legal issues in your art projects Tuesday March 27, 2012 * Basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s) * Fiscal Sponsorships * Employment issues A. Studio and gallery assistants B. Working as a preparator for art galleries Tuesday April 3, 2012 * Free Speech * Right of Privacy Tuesday April 10, 2012 Contracts * Consignment Agreements * Licensing Agreements * Commissioning Agreements Tuesday April 17, 2012 * Intellectual Property (copyright and trademarks)
The Brontë Sisters
he Brontë sisters — Charlotte, Emily, and Anne — are a fascinating study in contradictions: ardent feminists whose works nevertheless seem to embrace patriarchy, reclusive outsiders with a thorough knowledge of human nature, and devout Christians and royalists whose works nevertheless evince a skepticism about the established church and monarchy. Over three sessions we’ll resolve these contradictions and place the lives and works Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë within a broader historical and literary context. There’s no need to have read their books ahead of time: if you’re interested in history, feminism, sociology, or psychological portraits of interesting people, you’re sure to find something to spark your imagination.
From Planet Krypton to Printed Page: An Insider Look at How Comic Books Are Made
Do you fancy yourself the next Stan Lee or Chris Ware? Got the next WATCHMEN or GHOST WORLD in your head and don’t know how to get it out? Or do you just want to learn more about one of America’s only indigenous art forms? Then From Planet Krypton…is the class for you. Marvel Comics veteran Sven Patrick Larsen takes you through the complete creative process, from initial concepts and character designs through the technical aspects of coloring and lettering to the nitty gritty details of finding a printer or distributor. Along the way, he’ll share personal anecdotes of his over 20 years in the comic book business, provide advice for aspiring professionals, and explore some of the exciting new ways creators can get their four color creations exposed to the reading public.
John Torreano/Mamie Holst
John Torreano/Mamie Holst: http://www.featureinc.com/future.html
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 6–8pm In her works in sculpture and installation, Virginia Overton employs readily available or repurposed building materials as well as common found imagery in reaction to the particular conditions of the exhibition space and its environs. She has developed a sculptural vocabulary that uses and reuses these materials and images. While the work often incorporates large-scale elements, Overton still allows for a sense of ad hoc fragility in the provisional relationships she sets up between the architecture and her materials. The heightened awareness of the weight-bearing loads and the pull of gravity underscore how the materials have been asked to perform, holding traces of past uses and process to become more than just “raw” material.
Mystics: A blessed rage for order
Mystics: A blessed rage for order focuses on artists who obsessively and willfully engage in compulsive processes to create meticulous work spanning a range of media. The exhibition illustrates the delicate balance of technique and materiality, when process is as integral to a work’s meaning. Mystics is a formal exploration of art and labor: intensive individualism and form are enhanced by painstaking, methodological creations that evoke awe and wonder. Artists to be announced.
Brooklyn’s FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) will hold its 13th event on April 14th, 2012 at the Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We are accepting project applications around the theme of Cultural Labor. The deadline for applications is March 29th at 11:59pm. As we look forward to the coming month of May, two distinct but overlapping commemorations are on our minds: the ancient festivities of the May Day holiday that celebrate the rebirth, growth, and potential of spring and the more historically recent International Workers’ Day, honoring those whose labor produces the social and material world we inhabit year round. The record-breaking warmth of the winter has softened the seasonal distinctness of this year’s spring. Yet the ever-increasing uncertainty and inequality generated by the contemporary labor market—in the arts and otherwise—has fortified the second significance of May Day. In an era when the logic of austerity increasingly favors private
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “NEO-PEONY” Exhibition Date: March 21 – April 3, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 22, 6 – 8 p. m. NEW YORK, March 7 – Gallery Ho is honored to present “Neo-Peony” exhibition by Seongmin Ahn on view at 547 West 27th street #208 from March 21 through April 3, 2012. An opening will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. In this exhibition, Seongmin Ahn unveils thirteen of her new modernized peony paintings. From the paintings, people can enjoy flower’s visual scent in their hectic life and learn more about Minhwa, which is a traditional Korean Folk Art, mingled in Contemporary art.
Three magicians. Two acts. One show. Zero boring stuff. Sub-zero intelligence. It’s time to make it all add up… In the Elephant Room. Illusionists Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic and Daryl Hannah invite you to a place of secrets. Of mystery. The place between the back of your mind and the tip of your tongue. Let’s pretend it’s a room – a real room. And you’re really here. In the Elephant Room. Oh, and by the way – your mind was just totally blown clean through the back of your head. We will confound, amaze, mystify and move you. We’ll leave you slack-mouthed, devoid of any bodily function, your hands twitching from their wrists, a puddle of crushed perception. (Sorry – that’s just what we do.)
Reading Octavia Butler
Octavia E. Butler is arguably one of the best sci-fi writers of her time. A rarity in her day–African-American and female– she broke boundaries and created extraordinary, life-changing stories. In this class, we will examine three of her short stories from the collection BloodChild. We will discuss the central themes throughout her work which include female sexuality, dystopia, and loss of humanity. Participants will receive electronic copies of the short stories before each class, so that they can come prepared to discuss. Class will include some delicious, sci-fi themed snacks!
Color Photographs from the WPA (1939-1943)
Largely forgotten until the mid-seventies when they resurfaced in the Library of Congress archives, the color photographs of the Works Project Administration (1939-1943) document the later period of FDR’s New Deal, an ambitious series of government programs designed to address the brutal effects of the Great Depression on the social and economic fabric of 1930’s America. While the Library’s archive of black and white depression-era photographs is more familiar and more often reproduced, the color images, taken within three years of the invention of Kodachrome film, are striking for their rich, saturated colors and rigorously formal compositions.
Brian Ulrich Is This Place Great or What: Artifacts and Photographs
Our third solo exhibition with Brian Ulrich is the culmination of his decade-long photographic investigation of American consumerism. Previous exhibitions at the gallery have presented three overlapping yet distinct chapters in the Copia series: Copia (2002-06) examines the complex relationship between consumers and the industries that seek their consumption, while Thrift (2005-07) focuses on the trickle down of goods. His most recent work, Dark Stores (2008-11) looks at the empty malls and big box stores which have gone belly up during recent years. “The work is a sustained exploration and critique of the rabid half-life of appetitive consumption,” writes Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, “of its scale, its apparent inevitability, its wastefulness and its cynicism” (Appetite for Consumption: Brian Ulrich’s Copia, http://thegreatleapsideways.com).
So to Speak
So to Speak creates an encounter between visual and verbal forms of representation. Each work in the exhibition weighs the difference between these two forms of expression, reflecting on the faults, slippages, and tensions that arise when representing images with words. Curated by Emily Berçir Zimmerman, as part of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, So to Speak presents artworks by four artists – Fiona Banner, Hollis Frampton, Melinda McDaniel, and Klub Zwei – that question the status of the photographic image as a purveyor of truth, and the predominance of still and moving images within the current visual regime. It also seeks to draw attention to the use of text in the exhibition itself – wall labels, postcards, brochures, and other documentation – to speak for objects, deeply altering their meaning.
Martos Gallery is pleased to present New Traditionalists, a group exhibition featuring works by American artists Justin Adian, Jess Fuller, Leif Ritchey, and B. Wurtz, organized by Mary Grace Wright. Justin Adian (b. 1976, Fort Worth, TX) manipulates painterly surfaces into playful psychosexual conglomerations. Canvas is wrapped tightly around bulbous upholsterer’s foam and sprayed with sleek industrial paint, its contours overlapping in tantalizing ways. Jess Fuller’s (b. 1972, Portland, ME), hand dyed fabric paintings have evolved into plush sculptural reliefs. These distressed canvases are both stuffed and dismembered, exploiting and exposing the material’s structural limits. Fuller presents these sprawling, colorful hides in various formats, shapeshifting from wall to floor, image to text.
DOMA / At Home
DOMA / At Home March 22 — April 19, 2012 Jarvis Earnshaw, Victoria Law Ricardo Nelson, Alex Pergament and Amy Westpfahl OPENING: Thrs March 22 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 1:00 — 3:00pm Wed & Thrs 5:00 — 7:00pm or by appt: firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Three friends who can’t stand each other yet can’t function without each other spend all night—just as they do every night—in a 24-hour coffee shop that serves as both a haven and a prison. Nosedive Productions and The Impetuous Theater Group stage the debut absurdist comedy by James Comtois (Infectious Opportunity, The Adventures of Nervous Boy) about the comforts and horrors of drinking coffee until dawn with the same people each night for a limited run at The Brick.
Arianna Carossa: Argo
NURTUREart is pleased to present Argo, a solo exhibition by emerging artist Arianna Carossa, a winner of the 2011/2012 open call for Artists and Curators. Carossa’s artistic practice aims to question an object’s potential, not only how we interact with it, but the imaginary (or real) possibilities of its autonomous existence. Can an object be alive? Moreover, would human presence be necessary to validate the life of something inanimate? Would that something even exist, without us?
Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The works in this group exhibition are united in their use of bodily fragmentation to investigate the role of women in modern society. Fragmentation is a versatile tool in visual art, as it allows us to simultaneously see the human body in a more focused manner, and to step back from it and view the body as an abstract form – it can lead to reactions ranging from analytical to emotional. While interpretations are individual to both artist and viewer, Part & Parcel undoubtedly inspires us to think about the body in novel ways.
Little Languages / Coded Pictures
Kathryn Markel is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by Theresa Hackett and Michelle Weinberg titled Little Languages/Coded Pictures. A painter creates a lexicon. A glossolalia of marks, swerves of the brush, scrapes, dabs, drips. An anthology of the painter’s experience is translated into pigmented pastes of varying transparencies and densities. Application of these little languages to the surface of a painting, builds a story, intimate or epic. Of space and time, of the weight of gravity and slipping free from gravity. Pictorial space and logic is built of hermetic symbols created by the painter. One thing stands in for another. One gesture is surrogate for a single thing, or an entire range of experience. Learning to de-code he painting’s surface is part of the pleasure for the viewer. Exhibition Reception: Thursday, March 15th 6 – 8 PM
‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
The internationally acclaimed Cheek by Jowl (Macbeth, 2011 Spring Season) returns to BAM with John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, one of the most controversial plays in the English theatrical canon. Siblings Giovanni and Annabella are of noble birth and madly in love. Full of the idealism of youth, their passion is all-consuming—and can only bring about their ruin. With the men of Parma ready to fight and kill for Annabella’s hand, religion, morality, and madness all collide as the brother and sister’s terrible secret is revealed.
Tamara Gonzales: Untitled an exhibition of new paintings
Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to present new paintings by Tamara Gonzales. The exhibition will feature the artist’s new series of works that combine her use of spray painting through lace. Also on exhibition will be a new sketchbook by Austin Thomas and recent sculpture by Kevin Curran. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists, which will coincide with Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday, March 10, 6-10pm. The gallery at Norte Maar is open weekends, 1-6pm or by appointment.
Featured Artists Jada Fabrizio, Kristin Holcomb, Leslie Lyons, Jessica Maria Manley, Hitomi Machizuki, Christophe Piallat and Benjamin Sperry
In No Strange Land
In this multi-media installation Edouard Steinhauer pays homage to James Hampton’s extraordinary shrine “The throne of the third heaven of the nations’ Millennium General Assembly” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment: 718-783-4438
Irina Korina: “Demonstrative Behavior”
Scaramouche is pleased to present the first U.S. exhibition of Moscow-based artist Irina Korina. Known for her oversized, elaborate installations, the artist debuts a group of compelling works conceived for the gallery space and assembled under the title “Demonstrative Behavior”. Originally trained in theater design, Korina’s work takes the forms of columns, anthropomorphic sculptures, and architectural constructions. These complex configurations, with their myriad parts and appendages, bring to mind the opulent and playful stage sets of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Her work however, does not reflect the splendor of Imperial Russia. Rather, the artist seeks to illuminate the last three decades during which the Soviet Union has undergone a painful transition from socialism to its own peculiar brand of capitalism. With wholesale furniture markets serving as her source of inspiration, Korina utilizes makeshift materials such as veneer, plywood, fabric and plasticine. Self-adhesive faux m
AMERICAN MAVERICKS: MUSIC AND CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
Q2 Music celebrates America’s great iconoclastic composers when San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas brings his “American Mavericks” tour to New York. In anticipation of their Carnegie Hall concerts, composer John Adams, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Jeremy Denk, and other guests will join Tilson Thomas for an evening of performance and conversation around the music of Charles Ives, John Adams and other maverick composers. WQXR’s David Garland and Q2 Music’s Nadia Sirota host.
BARE: TRUE STORIES OF SEX, DESIRE AND ROMANCE
Each month, Bare brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens. This month, our fresh-cheeked storytellers unveil the gentle bloom of tales of innocence lost. Expect to blush. Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, Storyteller, One Life Take Two) Cammi Climaco (The Moth, Ask Me) Michelle-Leona Godin (The Star of Happiness) Michael Soviero (The Moth, Told) Spycey Spyce (Spycey Buzz) Musical guest Corey Sky . . . and you! You have a story about innocences lost or retained. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.
Bare Storytelling: Innocence
Each month, Bare brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens. This month, our fresh-cheeked storytellers unveil the gentle bloom of tales of innocence lost. Expect to blush. Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, Storyteller, One Life Take Two) Cammi Climaco (The Moth, Ask Me) Michelle-Leona Godin (The Star of Happiness) Michael Soviero (The Moth, Told) Spycey Spyce (Spycey Buzz) Musical guest Corey Sky
FACE THE MUSIC AT ST. MALACHY’S
Face the Music returns to St. Malachy’s Actor’s Chapel (239 W. 49th St.)
Found Object Jewelry Workshop
Bring any and all found objects of delicate size and shiny caliber to create homemade necklaces, bracelets, pins, and more. Scour your own neighborhood or the environs of Proteus Gowanus for metal and wooden scrap, anything shiny, and everything unexpected. Explore recombining parts in new ways. This open workshop was inspired by the “Gowanus found object collection” currently on view in Observatory.
THE FIGHTING 14TH Civil War Simulacra w/Matt Dellinger
Matt Dellinger has seen combat. He has followed his regiment into the eye of danger, crawled on his stomach beneath enemy gunfire and seen his fellow soldiers die beside him on the battlefield. His musket is a standard issue Springfield 1861 replica. Matt is a Civil War re-enactor. He is part of a group modeling itself after the Brooklyn 14th, our borough’s own storied militia. Dubbed “red-legged devils” by Stonewall Jackson for the fiery red pants of their uniform and their hell-bent spirit, the Brooklyn 14th fought in an impressive array of battles throughout the Civil War. Re-enacting these battles entails what Matt describes as a “mash-up of camping, American history, Halloween and playing war.” Attracting history buffs, veterans and families, the pastime of re-enactment lets these men and women unplug from modern life for weekends at a time, re-staging historical battles and demonstrating how re-creating, like memory itself, can give mastery over a conflicted past.
THE ART OF THE BOOK IN BUTLER LIBRARY
An exhibition of collaborative projects created by MFA Visual Arts and Writing Students at Columbia University School of the Arts “The Art of the Book” was a class offered by the School of the Arts Writing Program, conceived by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Chair of the Writing Program, and Matvei Yankelevich, the course instructor, and developed in collaboration with Gregory Amenoff, Chair of the Visual Arts Program and Tomas Vu Daniel, Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. This exhibition was created by Nancy E. Friedland, Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts; Irini Miga, Visual Arts MFA student; Emma Balazs, Director of Visual Arts; and William Wadsworth, Director of the Writing Program.
13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
This music series is New York City’s longest continually running festival dedicated to jazz. Festival 2012 offers 35 events over 22 days with more than 100 musicians performing in venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg.
DANIEL FISH – A (RADICALLY CONDENSED AND EXPANDED) SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING I’LL NEVER DO AGAIN (AFTER DAVID FOSTER WALLACE)
*the Friday April 6 performance will begin at 7pm, with an extended running time. Drawing exclusively from audio recordings of David Foster Wallace (readings he gave of his short fiction, essays, and an extensive interview he did for German television), director Daniel Fish and an ensemble of 5 actors seek to re-create the amazing presence Wallace brought to everything he wrote about, be it professional tennis, a boy’s thirteenth birthday, or America’s obsession with entertainment. Individual listening devices serve as functioning props, delivering the text live to the actors in performance. The selection, order, and tempo of the recordings are mixed live. Wallace is not a character in the piece. Rather, his work as translated by the performers is like the garment of a dear, dead friend: an artifact that simultaneously and dramatically evokes his presence and his absence, asking us: How present can we be? How generous in the way we experience the cacophony of our world?
Carlos Vanegas: Optical Journal
The Abrons Art Center is pleased to present new work by New-York based Colombian artist Carlos Vanegas. The artist’s background in television production and journalistic photography has informed the playful sensibility that governs this group of collages created since his move to New York City in 2006.
Big Exit: Created by Sara Zimmerman in collaboration with Eliza Ladd, costumes Jess Hooks. A theatrical love letter to human beings who work dead end jobs and dream of flight, this dance-clown extravaganza the piece looks at the desire to transcend the mundane and celebrates imagination as a means of escape. Playfully abusrd, the piece explores what shit jobs do to the soul, how birds fly, how despots rule, and the longing for something more…*
Dean Millien Foil Sculptures
Recently featured in the New York Times, and 2012 Outsider Art Fair’s featured artist and Con Artist Member, Dean Millien, will exhibit a dozen plus new and original tin foil sculptures in his first ever solo show.
Urban Odyssey depicts the experience of immigration to America through movement and visual theatre. This new work is the culmination of a ten-year investigation that began in 2002 with a production created from Federico Restrepo’s personal experience as a Colombian immigrant. The first episode 9 Windows revealed a series of multi-media experiences of being a displaced immigrant. The second episode Open Door (2006) addressed the impact of the many immigrants from diverse cultural backgrounds that make up NYC; revealing their histories and states of mind. The third episode Room to Panic (2008) depicted the joy, fear, alienation and struggle that reveal the allure, disillusionments and rites of passage to achieve the American Dream. Urban Odyssey will merge all these concepts, creating an epic journey that acknowledges the inevitability of a new American culture. A voyage of human experience, from leaving ones homeland, to finding a new country, to making a new home and setting down roots
Kara Walker on Andy Warhol
Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991 and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. She is known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures which have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Her major survey show, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, premiered at the The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in February 2007 before traveling to ARC/ Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth. Other recent solo exhibitions have taken place at CAC Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain, and MDD—Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium, both in 2008. She participated in the 52nd Venice International Biennale in 2007 and was the United States representative to the 25
Radical Freedom: Feminist Collaborations and Hybrid Aesthetics
What is freedom and how is it expressed in contemporary art? What is the relationship between experimental aesthetics and radical politics? Artists and collaborators Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh engage in conversation about radical notions of freedom, its expression, its embodiment, its mythology and its future. Both have earned wide acclaim for producing arresting art works across a range of forms including painting, sculpture, animation, video collage, installation and performance. Drawing on vast cultural archives, Ganesh and Leigh create layered, transgressive works from buried relics and stories. Shelly Eversley (English, Baruch College) will serve as moderator. Chitra Ganesh’s art has been shown at PS1/MoMA, MOCA Shanghai, and Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbaind. Simone Leigh’s art has appeared at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Kitchen, and Rush Arts Gallery.
Distorting (a messiah project, 14C)
Distorting (a messiah project, 14C) is a sculptural installation inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah After two years of research into the Jewish concept of the messiah, Stewart, a professed agnostic, installs Distorting (a messiah project, 14C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that serves as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 14h Century. Distorting (a messiah project, 14C) is a visual delight of color and shape that invades the storefront of 266 W 37th Street. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them can scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information.
Larry Ochs + Kihnoua
KIHNOUA is a term borrowed from ancient Greek that might have meant “the difference.” Or perhaps: “the unity of opposites” …on the one hand oral traditions; on the other hand new-jazz spontaneity. A long-time fan of traditional Korean p’ansori folk-singing and of Korean sinawi improvisation, it is with great pleasure that Larry Ochs presents music that intermingles the thoughts, sounds and structures of “improvised music” (including jazz) with influences from the older sound-world of Korea and from other folk-music/blues influences worldwide. The core trio of Amendola, Lee and Ochs have played together since 2007. Trevor Dunn joins the band for the first time on this spring 2012 six-city tour.
PITCH: LONNIE HOLLEY FABIENNE LASSERRE HALSEY RODMAN
Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Pitch, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Lonnie Holley, Fabienne Lasserre and Halsey Rodman. Each artist combines disparate materials in innovative ways, resulting in works that hover between painting, drawing and sculpture.
Sleep no More
Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours. There are five arrival times: MONDAYS — SATURDAYS 7:00PM | 7:15PM | 7:30PM | 7:45PM | 8:00PM
Between Mountain is a collaborative art project by the Norwegian artists Margrethe Aanestad, Else Leirvik, and Ole Martin Lund Bø. During the duration of March, 2012 in NYC the artists will create a dynamic body of work, both as individuals, as a group and with strangers, based on the overarching theme of personal / public space, particularly as it relates to cultural differences. THURSDAY 29 APARTMENT #: 7 PM Works by: Ole Martin Lund Bø Performance by: Lene Aareskjold Limited access FRIDAY 30 APARTMENT #6: 8 PM Works by: Margrethe Aanestad/ Andrea Ray Limited access SATURDAY 31 APARTMENT #7 Works by: Else Leirvik Limited access CLOSING PARTY OPEN SOURCE GALLERY: 8 PM
Brandon Brown & Paul Legault
Brandon Brown’s first two books were published in 2011, The Persians By Aeschylus (Displaced Press) and The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus (Krupskaya.) Poems and prose have recently appeared in Postmodern Culture, Model Homes, Poetry Project Newsletter, Swan’s Rag, Try!, and Art Practical. He is the editor of the small press OMG!, curates literary and art events in the Bay Area, and in January 2012 his first play, Charles Baudelaire The Vampire Slayer will be performed as part of Small Press Traffic’s Poets Theater. He lives in San Francisco. Paul Legault is the co-founder of Telephone Books and the author of three books of poetry: The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), and an English-to-English translation of the complete works of Emily Dickinson (McSweeney’s, forthcoming).
Brian Turner/Kevin Young
A former soldier who served in the Iraq War, Brian Turner is the author of two collections: Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise. “His poetic gifts [detonate] into a spray of lyric force that will mark what is possible in poetry for years to come,” wrote Carolyn Forché. “A chiseling of agony onto paper and a poignant cri de coeur to the republic of conscience.” Kevin Young’s new book of poems is Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels. His “gift of storytelling and understanding of the music inherent in the oral tradition of language re-creates for us an inner history which is compelling and authentic and American,” wrote Lucille Clifton.
Aputumpu & Humanitarian Notes presents: F.O.K.N. Bois w/ Osekre and The Lucky Bastards
Minimum Age: 18+ Doors Open: 11:00 PM Show Time: 11:00 PM Description: This is a general admission, standing event. Artists F.O.K.N. Bois The GUBA & 4SYTE Award-winning Afropop duo FOKN Bois, popularly known for thanking God their not a Nigerians after giving the world it’s first Pidgen Musical “Coz Ov Moni” have already taken Hiplife to the final frontier sharing stages around the world with Snoop Dogg, Sway, Femi Kuti, Little Brother, Irie Maffia and The Gorillaz.
The Secret Lives of Bacteria
Did you know that the bobtail squid glows because it has an organ specifically dedicated for bioluminescent bacteria? Neat! Did you know that there are more bacteria in your intestines than there are humans on earth? Creepy. You need only peruse your daily news source to see yet another story of bacteria making the rounds everywhere…or are they? From disinfectant cleaning products to yogurt that makes you poop, bacteria have become ubiquitous members of our daily lives, albeit not always in the most accurate light.
New Ohio New Work Week
Tuesday Mar 27 7:30 People Like Us by Dan Trujillo dir Tom Butler Brendan and Neil live the charmed life: model girlfriends, gorgeous renovated loft, six-figure incomes. Exit Neil, on an unannounced sabbatical; enter a strange homeless couple who seem to have moved in overnight. Amidst cryptic emails, miniature paintings, violence against sandwiches, and an ill-fated trip to Singapore, the questions begin to arise: how far will Brendan go to drive them away… and whose loft is it, really? Wed Mar 28 7:30 Girls in the Eddy by Stacy O’Neill dir Samuel Buggeln On the west coast of Florida, in a laundromat near the beach, 17-year-old Chrissy Ford has been washing her clothes every day for the past four weeks. When a note from the laundry attendant threatens her long-term plans, she enlists the help of two unsuspecting customers only to discover she’s not the only one trying to make a clean break. MORE: http://www.newohiotheatre.org/NewWorkWeek.htm
Big Scary, NewVillager, The Echo Friendly, Wyndham Baird
Big Scary, NewVillager, The Echo Friendly, Wyndham Baird
Gotham Chamber Opera Steps Out
Gotham Chamber Opera is the nation’s foremost opera company dedicated to producing rarely-performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. Founded by Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000 as the Henry Street Chamber Opera, the company fills a unique niche for New York: it produces intimate operatic works intended for small spaces, offering audiences opera that is not a distant spectacle but immediate, involving, and powerful theater.
SPAGHETTI DINNER CABARET
With reading/performances by Lee Ann Brown Tracie Morris Tomas Urayan Noel Eugene Ostashevsky Poets of the #OWS Poetry Anthology and Robert Kocik, Daria Fain and The Phoneme Choir and the NYC premiere of Great Small Works’ Toy Theater of Terror as Usual, Episode 13: Whistles & Leaks
CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN & GUESTS FEAR MONGERS: FIRESIDE CHATS ABOUT HORROR
Curated by Clay McLeod Chapman and co-sponsored by The Terror Trap and Fangoria Magazine, Fear Mongers enlists top-shelf artists to pay homage to their guiltiest pleasures: horror movies. Our guest lecturers will present a personal essay on those particular celluloid terrors that continue to resonate with them today. And for the truly putrid piece de resistance, each eveningâ€™s installment will include a â€œBehind the Slashers Studioâ€ with a special celebrity guest. Part talk-show, part reading-series, Fear-Mongers is an entertaining evening for both horror fans and general spectators alike. Come if you dareâ€¦
Something New: Dress Up / Get Down
For the past few months, we’ve had our heads down over here at the Lowbrow HQ, brewing up some spectacular Spring events for you (including the 3rd Annual SMUT! show). Our next upcoming event is Something New: Dress Up / Get Down. Something New is an underground creative showcase featuring a monthly hand-picked roster of our favorite brilliant creators from the NYC and surrounding areas. Our first event is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th at Drom and is called “Dress Up / Get Down”.
Turnstyle Reading Series: Nicole Cooley, Meera Nair
Writers and graduating students from the four MFA Programs in Creative Writing (City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Queens College) come together for readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at The Graduate Center. They will be joined by poet Nicole Cooley, author of Breach, and the fiction writer and essayist Meera Nair, author of Video: Stories and the forthcoming Harvest. MFA Candidate Readers will be Nicole Treska, Linda Lui, Krystal Sital, Cecilia Donohoe, Jess Grover, Katie Assef, Deborah Fried-Rubin, and Jason N Fischedick. Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY MFA Affiliation Group
OPENINGS: MATTI MAUNU & LEE MILBY | CODY BOYCE | CHRISTOPHER SAALBACH-WALSH | PHOEBE GRAY | BEATRICE BOLTON | DANIEL HARRINGTON
OPENINGS: MATTI MAUNU & LEE MILBY | CODY BOYCE | CHRISTOPHER SAALBACH-WALSH | PHOEBE GRAY | BEATRICE BOLTON | DANIEL HARRINGTON
In 1999, Marissa Mayer joined Google as their first female engineer and 20th employee. Considered significantly responsible for the look and feel of Google’s iconic homepage, she also played an integral role in the development of Gmail and Google Search, which, under her direction grew from a few hundred thousand to more than two billion searches per day. She now serves as Google’s vice president of local, maps and location services. She spearheads Google’s Mobile Apps Lab and oversee such products as Google Maps, Google, Earth, Zagat, Streetview and local search.
Seven Immediacies Series, Vol. 2
The Seven Immediacies Series is thingNY‘s first official foray into curating a series as a group. thingNY’s goal for the Seven Immediacies Series is to present ambitious new well-developed works by artists who maintain a high standard of performance.
salon: mono schwarz-kogelnik & patrick tuttofuoco
Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik will discuss his X90 drawing series. The X90 Project is a series of 450 works on paper executed over 16 months. The works are conceived of as five sets of 90 works, with each of the 90 being a variation of the same image. The source image is a microscopic enlargement of paper fibers, allowing the works to be considered drawings of drawings. The 90 variations of the image are a reference to enlargement factors, such as X90, typically found below reproductions of photomicrograms. The microscopic view is an allusion to a kind of extreme focus on the materiality of art objects, literally taking this materiality as its subject. By showing the content of the works rendered in subjectively similar versions, the question of objective representation of imagery is also raised.
Being homogeneous island race, rather than expressing personal thoughts and feelings, the Japanese progressed uniculturally through cooperation and harmony. Perhaps because of a result of that, they are not good at showing their genuine emotions. They create their face expression as described in the manual of their Japanese cultural programming, based on the time, circumstance, and who they are addressing. I am also Japanese. However, since I had spent my childhood outside Japan, my manual seemed to be bit modified under the influence of foreign culture. Thus, the smile my face is showing is probably real.
PG Six / Meridians with David First / Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo)
PG SIX: http://wellofmemory.com/ MERIDIANS w/ DAVID FIRST: http://meridianslive.tumblr.com/ http://www.soundcloud.com/meridians http://davidfirst.com/ DUMP: http://soundcloud.com/dump-3 UNION-POOL.COM
John and Molly Get Along w/ Jared Logan , Found Footage Festival and Julieanne Smolinski
7 pm-10 pm
“Brother-and-sister team John and Molly Knefel skip the sibling rivalry in favor of joke-telling, making charming videos and populating their monthly show with quality performers.” -Time Out New York “A deceptively innocent-looking sibling act.” -Joe Berkowitz, Splitsider.com John and Molly Knefel are brother and sister and both staples of the NYC indie comedy scene. They’ve performed on Radio Happy Hour, Tell Your Friends, Comedy as a Second Language, We’re All Friends Here, and the Keith and the Girl podcast. Their web series (John and Molly Get Along) has been featured in Punchline Magazine, The Apiary, Urlesque, and Funny Not Slutty. Their writing and other comedy videos have been featured on Gawker, the New York Times, CNN, Jezebel, and This American Life. Past performers on their monthly show, John and Molly Get Along, include: Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Ted Alexandro,Kurt Braunohler,Sean Patton,Jordan Carlos and much more.
The Wild & The Innocent
6 pm-8 pm
Bree Apperley, Brendan Baker, Alexander Binder, Siobhan Bohnacker, Coley Brown, Patrick Buckley, Ana Cabaleiro, Samantha Casolari, Cody Chandler, Daniel Evans, Todd Fisher, Hannah Godley, Alexis Gross, Todd Jordan, Kohey Kanno, Mikael Kennedy, Collin LaFleche, Nicole Lesser, Jeff Luker, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Merriam, Aaron McElroy, Skye Parrott, Emma Phillips, Henry Roy, Bryan Schutmaat, Brea Souders, Jordan Sullivan, Agnes Thor, Logan White — The Wild & The Innocent juxtaposes portraits of bodies and landscapes culled from various photographers’ personal archives. How do these pictures of the human body and natural landscapes relate to one another? How do the two, when shown together, affect our perceptions of nature and ourselves? The Wild & The Innocent seeks to complicate the modern oppositional relationship between the body and nature in order to explore the truths of our own transience and infinitude — our dual limitlessness and powerlessness — as reflected in the wilds of nature and the slopes of the human form. Included in this exhibition are emerging and established photographers, many of whom often obsessively document their personal lives. These are photographers who constantly seek to reframe the ways we perceive our environment and bodies.
The Two and Sky White Tiger
6:30 PM-11:00 PM
Minimum Age: 18+ Doors Open: 6:00 PM Show Time: 7:00 PM For more information, visit http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3176
Nir Hod: Mother
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of 10 new paintings by the artist Nir Hod. Referencing the iconic photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto taken by the Nazi photographer Franz Konrad in 1943, Hod’s paintings focus on the anonymous woman rather than the iconic boy. The “Boy from Warsaw,” as he is known, has been the primary focus of this horrific photograph, and has become a symbol of the Holocaust. As Dan Porat of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem writes in his book The Boy: A Holocaust Story (H&W/FSG), “Looking at a photograph, the viewer sees the surface facts and comes to believe he or she has grasped the inner truth of the events depicted, can feel the pain, can see the evil, while in fact knowing nothing of the protagonists, circumstances or context associated with those events.”
J*DaVeY w/ Siya
When merging hip-hop culture, electronic innovation, a soul/funk spirit and a punk attitude – you can often reference the magic that is J*DaVeY, a multi-talented duo out of Los Angeles, CA. Composed of vocalist/emcee Jack Davey and producer/writer Brook D’Leau, J*DaVeY has gradually captured the attention of an international cult following over the past ten years. Their progressive style and organic chemistry being comparable to that of Missy Elliot and Timbaland; J*DaVeY is known to give you a “drug-induced” soundscape that takes you far beyond the confines of any particular genre. With enough features and world tours under their belt to be considered a pop sensation, J*DaVeY has reached their tipping point in the music industry.
PUBLIC ART FUND TALKS AT THE NEW SCHOOL: ARTIST FRED WILSON
Public Art Fund is pleased to present a talk by distinguished artist Fred Wilson on his work and the recent controversial public art commission in Indiana. Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
Celebration of the Chapbook 2012
Celebration of the Chapbook 2012 Professional Development Workshop Wednesday, March 28th , 6:30pm Panel Discussion: Community and Publishing MC Hyland (Minnesota Center for Book Arts) Guy Pettit (Flying Object) Chuck Stebelton (Woodland Pattern). $10 suggested donation/ $5 members
LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!
LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! is a theatricalized “live film” of an epic search for love. In their latest work of interactive theater, Anonymous Ensemble uses a green screen to weave together the silent films of Erich Von Stroheim, live performance, and your very own stories. The film, starring Tall Hilda and you, explores the connections and disconnections between Hollywood depictions of love and love in our real lives. The lushly underscored LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! spins layers of romance and reality until it reels into its inevitable Hollywood finish! LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! is part of the 2012 Spring Artist Lodge.
THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF COMIC BOOK INKING
This hands-on inking course, taught by Phyllis Novin,is designed for those new to comic book inking as well as for those who want to expand their basic inking skills. The course is primarily brush-orientated, but will also include instruction in the use of crow quill pens and other tools. Through working with these tools of the trade, you’ll learn inking techniques and develop a sense of the “thinking behind the inking.” The goal for the course is for each student to have created at least two inked pages by its end.
Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art
Join New York Times art critic Ken Johnson, artist Carroll Dunham and medical anthropologist and historian of science Nicolas Langlitz (Anthropology, New School for Social Research) for a discussion moderated by Miciah Hussey (English, The Graduate Center, CUNY) about the enduring influence that the use of hallucinogens and the psychedelic experience has had on American culture. In his new book, Are You Experienced? Johnson asserts that in the 1960’s “some kind of awakening took place in art. . . and the creative and intellectual energies that were brought to life are still feeding the imaginations of artists today.”
Hidden Treasure: Launch Party and Presentation from Blast Books and The National Library of Medicine
Michael Sappol, Mark Dery, Zoe Beloff, and Sport Murphy will talk about dentists’ hand silhouettes, the film Plastic Reconstruction of the Face (1918), and malaria pinup calendars (1945), just a few selections from the new book, Hidden Treasure, published by Blast Books and showcasing astonishing and rare books and objects from the National Library of Medicine. Complimentary wine will be served.
Ruth Hardinger NORMAL FAULTS @ CREON
the constituent parts of each sculpture swell like flesh . . . tension between the earthly and the ideal.” Stephen Westfall In Normal Faults, Hardinger plays out a dialogue between nature and culture. The underground is alive. When subterranean rock formations are stressed by natural tensions and gravity’s pull, cracks and breaks occur, creating normal faults. These faults are fluid passageways of activity and life forms. Special Event: Poetry reading and artist discussion by Jonathan Goodman and Robert C. Morgan Wednesday April 4, 6:30 pm Opening Reception March 28th, 6-8pm
NYC DANCE WEEK NYC10 DANCE INITIATIVE
NYC10 is a unique dance project designed by NYC Dance Week, where 10 emerging companies or groups are given up to 10 minutes to showcase their work. It’s a platform to expand and explore new repertoires or simply try something new. Get more info and see pictures from previous evenings here, or vist the NYC Dance Week website.
Movement in Three Parts
JOHN GIORNO OSCAR MURILLO BRIE RUAIS MOVEMENT IN THREE PARTS
Exploring Innovative Transitions: Miska
How might the method of counter-mapping, which diffuses the distinction between “researcher” and “subject,” help envision a community of shared common space? Join Einat Manoff (Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY) as she shares her critical mapping work with residents of the former town of Miska in Israel-Palestine to engage questions about how facts are represented on maps and in physical space. What are the new tools that are being developed by this work and what are the uses and outcomes of such dialogues? This lecture is part of the “Common Goods: Exploring Innovative Transitions Series” presented in connection with the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency exhibition on view in the James Gallery from March 14-June 2, 2012.
100 Issues of PAJ and the Future of Performance Art Criticism
What is the state of performance in art criticism today? Performance Art Journal has provided a history of performance art in print since its founding in 1976 and continues to be the leading voice for the field and the public. How does today’s critical writing assess current debates in performance art, and who are the new voices and venues for this writing? Join critics and curators Bonnie Marranca (editor, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art), Claire MacDonald (University of the Arts London/Central St. Martins); Thom Donovan (writer and critic) and others for a panel discussion on the specific characteristics of critical writing about performance art and its recent coalescence into a form of public discourse.
LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!
LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! is a theatricalized “live film” of an epic search for love. In their latest work of interactive theater, Anonymous Ensemble uses a green screen to weave together the silent films of Erich Von Stroheim, live performance, and your very own stories. The film, starring Tall Hilda and you, explores the connections and disconnections between Hollywood depictions of love and love in our real lives. The lushly underscored LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! spins layers of romance and reality until it reels into its inevitable Hollywood finish!
Michael Heller & Kristin Prevallet
Michael Heller has published over twenty books of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books, 2012), Beckmann Variations & other poems (Shearsman, 2010) and two autobiographical works, Earth and Cave (Dos Madres, 2007) and Living Root: A Memoir (SUNY, 2001). His critical books include Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen (Salt, 2008, expanded edition, Shearsman, 2012) and Uncertain Poetries: Essays on Poets, Poetry and Poetics (Salt 2006, Shearsman, 2012). With the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson, he has collaborated on the opera “Constellations of Waking” and the multimedia work, “This Art Burning.” He resides in New York City and spends summers in the mountains above of Westcliffe, Colorado. Kristin Prevallet was the Fall 2011 writer-in-residence at Spalding University and teaches workshops on Trance Poetics through the Center for Mindbody Studies. She is the author of fo
Artist Talk: Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ)
AntiVJ is a visual label working in performance and installation initiated by a group of European artists whose technology driven work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on perception. At this talk, we will meet Joanie Lemercier, one of the artists behind AntiVJ. She will define the term visual label and describe AntiVJ’s collective history in authoring luminous works of architectural design, stage settings, and exhibitions. Technology drives the development of these large scale works and these artists employ creative coding, develop software, create realtime visuals, scan 3D space, and produce stereoscopic imagery. The future of interactive projection mapping will be discussed as well, including its far-reaching potential within and beyond the spheres of art and social space.
“Nose Bleed” Curated by Erik Foss
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 7-10pm Nosebleed takes its name from the prevailing motto of that sensibility, that we wouldn’t go up there (up being anything north of 14th Street ) because we’d get a nosebleed. It is redolent of all the provincialism that makes New York City so myopically special, where neighborhoods do matter and where the global view remains much the same as Saul Steinberg’s classic New Yorker magazine cover, View from 9th Avenue, where the details of the city end at the Hudson River as the west gapes beyond like an insignificant wasteland. Make that drawing looking up from Fuse and you’ll see a similar void outside the center of our universe. Downtown may have been colonized by money and gentrified into something way white and polite, but the attitude persists. These are the artists of that particular place of mind. – Carlo McCormick
LECTURE SERIES: SUBJECTIVE HISTORIES OF SCULPTURE
Lucy Skaer Wednesday, February 29, 6:30pm Wollman Hall 65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th floor SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is excited to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter’s exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture; its history and its legacies. Lucy Skaer is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, photography, installation, printmaking, and film, who displaces the familiar through manipulations in scale and material.
WERNER HERZOG: DEATH ROW & Other Journeys, a conversation with Paul Holdengräber
In February 2007, Werner Herzog had a “discourse” — as he calls them — with Paul Holdengräber, entitled Was the 20th Century a Mistake? Five years later, the legendary director returns to discuss with Paul Holdengräber his most recent film, Into the Abyss, as well as his four-part television series, Death Row. Herzog will discuss his conversations with a death row inmate–who recently came within 23 minutes of execution–about The Epic of Gilgamesh (7th century BC) and the persecution of the Knights Templar (active from 1119-1314 AD). He will tell us how another prisoner decided to confess, on camera, to having committed two more murders.
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of some 20 new paintings by Caio Fonseca (American, b. 1959). This show, his fifth with Paul Kasmin Gallery, is the artist’s first New York exhibition in five years. Fonseca has created a new body of work, using a freshly invented visual language. This work represents a bold departure in both spirit and technique from the work for which Fonseca is most known. Gone are the over-painting, ground form relationships, and embellishments present in work of the last ten years. Here, irreducible forms in precise architecture belie their apparent rigor. One form through its placement creates the form beside it, which in turn creates the next, activating both the vertical and horizontal forces in a uniquely processional movement.
MIND | THE | GAP
PUBLIQuartet intertwines the music of Viennese composers Anton Webern and Wolfgang Mozart with their own brand of rock meets jazz meets stylistically crazed improvisation and group composition. This program bridges the gap between eras through fluid group improvisation, going beyond surface differences to touch on deeper connections between traditional, modern and contemporary music.
SOUND OF SPRING FESTIVAL: TALENT SHOWCASE
The Sound of Spring Festival will feature some of the most promising young artists including several competition prize winners. It brings together top talents from schools such as Julliard, Columbia, and NYU, presenting the best combination of pianists, violinists, and singers.
Nari Ward Liberty and Orders
Liberty and Orders picks up where we left off with Nari Ward’s 2010 exhibition LIVESupport. In 2010, Ward exhibited “Father and Sons,” a video work depicting two sons and their police officer father. The father stands as a symbol of the safeguards we have in place, but as we are aware, oftentimes these safeguards do no operate as intended. In the past year, Nari Ward went through the process of naturalization. One of the reasons being that it offered him protection. Wishing to “cover” himself, Ward became a U.S. citizen and in the process faced various questions and subjects concerning law and authority. These experiences became key influences for the works in this exhibition. Becoming a citizen for many is an emotional experience, one that is celebrated with tears of joy. For Ward, the act of making these works was cathartic in the same way tears of joy are. The exhibition explores a range of themes dealing with anxiety – such as the anxiety of being stopped by police – our relationsh
Shoot The Lobster
Shoot The Lobster is pleased to announce our inaugural site-specific installation by Chris Martin. This exhibition is organized by Mary Grace Wright. Shoot The Lobster is a project space located at 540 W 29th Street, Ground Floor. Chris Martin born 1954, Washington D.C., lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Artist courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
AU Howth Skeletons (Acoustic Set) Leverage Models
AU Howth Skeletons (Acoustic Set) Leverage Models
Born to Giglio with Fulbright Scholar Stephanie Trudeau and Danny Vecchiano, leader of the Vecchiano Festival Band
oin Fulbright scholar Stephanie Trudeau and Danny Vecchiano, leader of the Vecchiano Festival Band, for an exploration of the roots and traditions of Brooklyn’s Giglio Festival. Trudeau will present on the history and cultural significance of the Giglio Festival celebrated in Nola, Italy and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. Tickets $10/$8 BHS members. Purchase your ticket here.
TOM CHANG QUARTET
NY Jazz Guitarist Tom Chang has performed and or recorded with Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, Rich Perry, as well as pop icons the Supremes, Luther Vandross and Southern Indian Percussion Master Subash Chandran. His newly formed unit will perform original contemporary jazz compositions influenced by Southern Indian Carnatic concepts as well as contemporary classical music and contemporary jazz.
THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Glyn Maxwell with Alice Quinn and Belinda McKeon
Glyn Maxwell is the author of several collections of poetry, including Out of the Rain (1992), which won the Somerset Maugham Award; The Nerve (2002), which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems (2011). He has taught at Amherst College, Columbia University, and The New School, and was poetry editor of The New Republic from 2001 to 2007.
SCAPEGOATING BRADLEY MANNING, WIKILEAKS AND THE TERROR OF THE WAR AGAINST TERROR
Scapegoating Bradley Manning, Wikileaks and the Terror of the War on Terror Thursday March 29, 7:30 pm Prentis: 632 125th Street Room 101 Great Small Works presents The Toy Theater of Terror as Usual: Episode 13 with John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi, and Mark Sussman and commentary on the persecution of Bradley Manning by Ed Steck. With its tiny personae and miniaturized tableaux, puppet theater/toy theater provides an unusual perspective on the terrorism our leaders never fail to warn us about. Such theater also provides new modes for thought and action in these dire times that talks and conferences fail to do. Supported by Columbia School of the Arts, The Humanities Center, and the Department of Anthropology
RED/READ Honoring Barbara Kruger & Bernard Tschumi
Auction featuring works by artists and architects including: Vito Acconci, Dennis Adams, Erieta Attali, Daniel Arsham, Iwan Baan John Baldessari , Gabriele Basilico , Phong Bui , Beth Campbell , James Casebere , Matilde Cassani , Peter Eisenman , Tony Feher , Haas & Hahn , Anthony Hamboussi , Steven Holl , Patrick Jackson , Louis I. Kahn , Rem Koolhaas, OMA , Barbara Kruger , Louise Lawler , An Te Liu , Antonio Muntadas , Shirin Neshat , Mikael Olsson , Roxy Paine , Lucy Raven , Pedro Reyes , François Roche , Cordy Ryman , Fanny Sanín , Tomas Saraceno , Gedi Sibony , Xaviera Simmons , Mikhael Subotzky , Stephen Talasnik , Marjan Teeuwen , Bernard Tschumi , Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown , Lawrence Weiner and James Welling.
BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS CABARET
The legendary Cirkus Cabaret returns to the Big Apple! For 18 years, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville and burlesque.
Written by Mario Fratti Directed by Wayne Maugans By Voyage Theater Company “Maja: (excited and joyous) Obama, our 44th president, What a triumph! I admire him so much. I love him. I’m proud of all Americans. We elected an African-American, showing the world that we are truly democratic.” Who killed Maja, the beautiful young woman who loved Obama and worked for his re-election?
MICHAEL SAPPOL: HOW TO BE MODERN WITH SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION: FRITZ KAHN, POPULAR MEDICINE AND THE VISUAL RHETORIC OF MODERNITY, 1916-1960
Fritz Kahn (1888-1968), a German-Jewish physician and popular science writer, was one of the first proponents of modernist scientific illustrations, which were conceptual, metaphorical and self-consciously modern in their aesthetics. Historian Michael Sappol situates Kahn’s illustrations and larger agenda within Weimar cultural politics, analyzes key images and genres and discusses the global diffusion of modernist conceptual scientific illustration. Sappol is a curator and historian at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C Free and open to the public
Challenging Islamophobia: Panel Discussion
Please join us at 7 PM on Thursday, March 29th for a panel and discussion on: Challenging Islamophobia We are excited to host this discussion with leaders in the Muslim community and representatives from groups organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism. This will be an opportunity to learn about the issues they are addressing–such as police surveillance, detention, infringements on civil and human rights, and issues facing young people–and to learn how we can meaningfully organize against Islamophobia. Panelists: Amna Akbar, Attorney-in-Residence/ Adjunct Professor of Law in the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, at CUNY School of Law. Cyrus McGoldrick, Civil Rights Manager, Council on American Islamic Relations – New York (CAIR-NY) Linda Sarsour, representative, Muslim-American Civil Liberties Coalition and director of the Arab American Association of New York Representatives from Khadijah’s Caravan, an organization of Muslim youth t
“Where Were You Then?” Shelley Hirsch & Simon Ho in a 9 Member Ensemble
Over two nights, Shelley Hirsch and Simon Ho celebrate the release of their new CD, “Where Were You Then?” on Tzadik’s Key Series Composed by Hirsch and Ho, “Where Were You Then?” blends songs, story telling and rich atmospheric soundscapes and represents a new chapter in their longstanding collaboration. With a voice that slips effortlessly between speech melody and pure sound, Hirsch’s stories work perfectly with the dreamlike state and shifting moods of their music (with instrumental arrangements by Ho). The stories cover a wide territory, from hitch hiking in Germany in 1972, to living in a squat in Amsterdam, to a song about online dating and remembering the passing of a loved one. The multilayered stories are filled with vivid details, humor, tenderness, loss and many odd twists in which each listener is likely to find their own meaning. David Garland of WNYC called the CD “compelling and engrossing”.
Big Band Hits
Once upon a time, America was an enchanted land where million-selling hits on the pop charts were by jazz musicians. Classics like “Cherokee” and “In The Mood” are not part of a fairy tale of the past but live happily ever after with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. If there were iPods in the 1940s instead of jukeboxes, surely among the top downloads would be “Satin Doll” and “Shiny Stockings.” Those timeless classics and others will be reinterpreted as freshly as if they were written last week.
AcapaJewza: A Celebration of Jewish Acapella Music
Headlined by the award-winning ensemble Six13 and world-renowned Maccabeats (Yeshiva University), the program features performances by Tizmoret (Queens College), S’madar (Columbia/Barnard), the Ramaz Chamber Chorus and the Heschel Harmonizers. For fans of acapella, Jewish music, catchy rhythms and inspired harmonies, AcapaJewza 6 is the place to be!
Bookstore: Fair Exchange
Eyebeam will host an opening reception on March 29th at 6PM. How much can we share and how much can we ask from audience? “Fair Exchange,” featuring work by David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald, questions the systems of knowledge production and human interaction with machines in the public space. For the duration of the exhibition the Eyebeam Bookstore will present editions and publications by the artists. A schedule of related performances is available at the project website. “Fair Exchange” is curated by Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi as part of his initiative New Normal Business. David Horvitz creates instructions for participation that utilize the Internet as a space of exchange. In November of 2011, he staged ‘life drawing’ sessions at Occupy Wall Street in collaboration with Adam Katz. Kyle McDonald creates software for interactive experience. His project ‘People Staring at Computers’ was installed at Apple stores in NYC and took photographs of shoppers gazing at the screen.
Gudjon Ketilsson’s art revolves around the human body in its presence as well as absence. Starting with the cranium, the sensuousness of hair is felt through his carved and painted sculptures. Continuing the corporal investigation, Ketilsson draws in exquisite detail, abstractly rendering elements of his own body. Further, he investigates the questionable and surprising beauty of skin diseases, in jewel-like watercolor. In a major, segmented wall relief, the artist recreates only the headwear used in Brueghel’s famous painting, The Peasant Wedding. These hats indicate the occupation of the wearer and are as animated as the original painting. The body, Ketilsson feels, is the most classical subject of art and philosophy and never ceases to be of interest as it is the core of our existence. The body is everything and nothing, mysterious and yet scientifically mapped, fragile and strong. This is Gudjon Ketilsson’s first one person show in New York.
HENNING BOHL NAMENLOSES GRAUEN
For the last few months these pictures have been my monsters of the week. They form the consequences of the decisions I have taken and these consequences have an afterlife of consequences, which I have had to face. So, I accepted the fate that these fictions of mine have become truth – and more – actual materializations; that I have, from the depth of my windowless studio, unleashed another artwork upon a world already crowded with others. These pictures are not about painting. They are also not about being monochrome, despite the fact that some of them are monochrome paintings. The ones that are painted, I painted as my own assistant for economical reasons but also out of interest. You can, if you have the taste for it, look out for an artist “touch” but it was merely a paint job: I p..painted those p..pictures because there was no other way. These pictures are about the reasons why they are what they are.
Earthly Delights is an exploration into the seductive nature of the apocalypse. Based loosely on Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, the works of Oscar de Las Flores, Kim Keever and Christy Langer are integrated in this exhibition to explore human, animal, and landscape in a fantastical, prophetic and tangible take on the world we live in. Both menacing and enchanting, the works in this exhibition comment on our complexities negotiating our relationships within in an increasingly unnatural and complex world, pointing to past and current transgressions.
Out Side: Lisa Sigal Michele Araujo Elana Herzog
Out Side showcases the work of three artists, Michele Araujo, Elana Herzog and Lisa Sigal. All three work abstractly, with an awareness of the theatrical potential of materials and a desire to dislodge the viewer from a sense of previously understood terrain. Formal abstraction becomes a means to step outside, to lead the viewer through and past boundaries to an intimation of meaning that cannot be fulfilled in the traditional sense.
Daddy’s Basement: A Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting Joint
SBJM’s Monthly variety show! This month we have an incredible line up! Ilana Glazer (Broad City) BoF with Mamrie Hart and Steve Soroka (UCB) Erik Bergstrom (Time Out New York’s Joke of the year) Keisha Zollar (Doppleganger, Nobody’s Token, The Scene) and hosted by Leah “Kooky Kunt” Rudick and Katie “the Shittier One” Hartman Thursday Mach 22nd starts at 7:30! Only $5! tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173282
FINE CUTS SCREENING SPRING 2012
This screening series features a compilation of short film and video works produced by students in the School of Media Studies over the past year as part of their coursework. The screening is followed by a faculty-led Q&A with the student media makers and an award for the best work, voted on by the audience.
of Montreal Computer Magic, Hard Nips
How do you approach an album as tantalizingly complex as Paralytic Stalks? You could begin from a lyrical perspective and appraise the occasion it provides for an unobstructed view directly into the psyche of Kevin Barnes, of Montreal’s principal songwriter. But be prepared — one listen to “I spend my waking hours haunting my own life / I made the one I love start crying tonight / And it felt good” (“Spiteful Intervention”) immediately reveals this is not Barnes filtered through the lens of an adopted persona or invented alter ego. Rather, these are confessions of an infinitely more personal nature than anything he’s written since 2007’s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
UNHINGED: A NIGHT OF QUEER SONGWRITERS
Featuring: Frightened Cellar with Cici James & Jessica Kimple, Lucas Kane Hall with AJ Khah, and Jana Fisher. Unhinged is some of NYC’s best underground queer songwriters coming together for a night of music and madness. Go nuts with us!
GIVERNY By E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler
The Hole is proud to announce the exhibition “Giverny,” a collaboration between E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler opening March 30th. The artists created photographic works in the famous French gardens built and immortalized in paint by Claude Monet, and will be exhibiting them for the first time here on the Bowery. Playboy.com has generously funded this massive exhibition, for the duration of which the Hole will be transformed into a living, breathing garden—with a lily-padded pond traversed by Monet’s signature green Japanese arched bridge, and scattered with the indigenous plants he is famous for painting. The walls of the exhibition will be printed with the almost claustrophobically green willow trees that surround this historic French site, and your first step into the gallery will be onto grass.
Object Lessons is a one-evening series of tiny lectures based on the objects from the current Proteus exhibition, Object Migration. The exhibition is comprised entirely of objects, each one accompanied by a concise story of the object’s migration through space and time. Object Lessons takes some of these objects and zeros in on the stories. The object becomes a lense to magnify matter, history and social patterns. The talks will address the history of ornithology in America, nuclear waste since the Bomb, plastics manufacturing, and the contours of the generic object.
Master Class: Kim Longinotto on Documentary Filmmaking
Critically acclaimed, Peabody, Sundance, Cannes, and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Rough Aunties, Sisters in Law), will give a special Master Class for documentry filmmakers. Longinotto is renowned as a purveyor of cinéma vérité and lauded by critics for her sensitive treatment of groundbreaking subject matter, and rarely seen perspectives from around the globe. Longinotto will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian. She will talk about the difficulties of filming in foreign countries and cultures, about the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and her relationship to her subjects.
Duologue, Free Blood, Evi Antonio
Duologue, Free Blood, Evi Antonio
THE WATERFRONT FOLLIES
allow us to transport you a century into the past to the golden age of vaudeville, where our fearless ringleader has searched far and wide to bring you the most remarkable acts from all over the world. let your senses be soothed by our singing sirens, your spirits soar with our flying trapeze, your jaws drop at death defying feats of skill, your hearts flutter in the seductive embrace of our cabaret dancers and your minds be confounded by theunexpected twists and turns our puckish host has in store . .
NEW GEORGES’ TRUNK SHOW
The Cornelia Street Cafe is proud to welcome back one of New York’s most innovative and exciting theatre companies, New Georges, in the series that began in early 2011. New Georges’ original and irreverent artists whip out new pieces from the ol’ trunk! This installment of TRUNK SHOW celebrates New Georges turning 20th and features the work of affiliated artists and friends: LaShea Delaney and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, a playwright/director team who are part of New Georges’ Jam – our group for awesome emerging theater makers – will present some perspectives on Condeleeza Rice. Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, a playwright who’s also part of The Jam tests out some new material. One of our all time favorite actresses who played the Tooth Fairy in our production of GOD’S EAR, Judith Greentree, will entertain us silly with excerpts from WHAT DOES NOT KILL ME MAKES ME STRANGER. Our host will be the spirited Andrea Lepcio, a playwright and librettist who splits her time between New York and Maine!
New Works: X
X, a duet, opens on a moment before an end. This singular moment protracted into an evolutionary display of impact by force, choice, image and influence reveals both clandestine and candid ways to disappear. Empty space is filled with shapes that die upon birth; molds are sculpted and quickly abandoned; perspectives are deliberately shifted and altered; images are looped, etched, and scored; rituals are observed. When all outlets have been exhausted, the moment will end and a choice will be made. Lights out.
PSA Chapbook Fellows Reading
2011 PSA Chapbook Winners: E. J. Garcia, Angela Veronica Wong, Alison Roh Park, Marni Ludwig. Welcome by Alice Quinn. Introduced by Sarah Arvio, Deborah Landau, David Lehman, and Timothy Donnelly. Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue, corner of 34th Street Please visit chapbookfestival.org for further details.
NewOp Week: Cage, Satie, and a Cheap Imitation
The Center for Contemporary Opera is proud to present NewOp Week featuring four operas-in-progress as part of CCO’s Development Series, as well as a triple-bill, Cage, Satie, and a Cheap Imitation which includes Cage’s Europera 5, performed for only the second time in the United States, the world staged premiere of Eric Satie’s Socrate as arranged by John Cage and Cheap Imitation, a work for piano by John Cage.
Bryan Zanisnik: Every Inch a Man
March 30-May 6, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30 | 6-8 pm Curated by David Everitt Howe, 2011-2012 AIRspace Curator in Residence Performances Weekly, Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 pm The Abrons Arts Center is pleased to present Every Inch a Man, a five-week, site-specific performance and installation by Bryan Zanisnik in the Upper Main Gallery. From Thursday through Sunday each week (1-6 p.m.) Zanisnik will read Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel within a life-size Plexiglas container specially designed to fan baseball cards and outdated currency. Taking intermittent breaks to eat lunch with his parents, Bob and Carol Zanisnik, the artist will also tinker with an expansively cluttered installation of junk sourced from both Abrons storage spaces and his own childhood home; police costumes, hardware shelving, and cardboard share strange proximity with his childhood comic books, toys, baseball cards, and other icons of boyhood.
CATAHOULA CAJUN BAND
If you’re in the mood for reminiscing about comfort food, come on out for a taste of “Northern fried” Cajun music with New York’s own Catahoula Cajun Band: Maggie Hoffee, Julie Winterbottom, Ric Heald and Frank Luschinsky. Accordion, fiddle, guitar and song will be on the menu for tonight, so if you’re craving the taste of but can’t hop the plane to Louisiana, head to Dixon Place Lounge for upbeat, danceable roots music that includes spirited two-steps and beautifully heartwarming, bittersweet waltzes that express the unique culture of the Cajun people and is gaining popularity around the country.
ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: SEASON SIX SNEAK PREVIEW
Screenings on March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6; 7pm 209 East 23 Street, Room 502 Free and open to the public In partnership with Art21, the MFA Fine Arts Department at SVA presents a sneak preview of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only primetime national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the four-part series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today’s most thought-provoking artists. The series is being screened at SVA over four consecutive Fridays in advance of the April 13 premiere on PBS.
PERFORMING THE ECONOMY | L.M. BOGAD & PABLO HELGUERA
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present an evening of performance art in conjunction with its current exhibition, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid. Artists L.M. Bogad and Pablo Helguera will take on the global economic crisis in their performances, which will utilize the ACFNY’s gallery space as well as it’s state-of-the-art theater. Bogad will perform the well-known piece in which he poses as a bureaucrat from the “Department of Dreams, Hopes and Fears”. In a second performance, he will present his Economusical piece, Keeping Score, in which he uses key economic indicators as a musical score.
For the first evening of this weekend of live cinema and sound work, a group of audio-visual experimenters comes together for a lab is a lab is a lab, a structure for improvisation and collaboration that film artist Bradley Eros premiered at The Kitchen in 2007. Here, sound- and image-makers engage in interlocking solos and duos involving projections and music made with tape machines, film loops, contact mikes, glass slides, modified synthesizers, and stringed instruments. Players include Gill Arno, Jonas Asher, Lea Bertucci, MV Carbon, Eros, Victoria Keddie, and Lary Seven.
Human Rights v. Civil Rights: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin
On Friday, March 30, 2012, the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy (ACS) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host a panel in celebration of Bayard Rustin’s hundredth birthday. Rustin was a civil rights trailblazer, a passionate advocate for equality, and an early champion for LGBT rights. Early in the Civil Rights Movement, he identified the larger issue of attaining social and economic equality, emphasizing broader “human rights” as being an essential second phase of the Civil Rights Movement. But, after a burst of stunning advances in the legal equality of all Americans, the United States never moved beyond civil rights toward the acceptance of a broader human rights framework. What kept the United States from embracing Rustin’s viewpoint and, more importantly, what can our society do to move toward greater equality in the future?
Bright Pink Mosquito
This event will celebrate the release of the second issue of Bright Pink Mosquito. Edited by Whit Griffin and Andy Hughes, Bright Pink Mosquito is a poetry journal that publishes generous selections of work by a range of contemporary writers. Issues of the journal will be available and readings will be given by Christopher Rizzo, Debrah Morkun, Russell Dillon, Tracey McTague, Ben Mazer, Michael Peters, Jess Mynes, and more TBA.
True Confessions: Robin Graubard
Robin Graubard was born, lives and works in New York City. Her exhibition history includes “Incomplete” White Columns (2011), “New Age End of the World” Taxter & Spengemann (2011), “The Hold Up”, Participant Inc (2010), “Lush Life, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud ((2010), “50 Artists Photograph the Future” Higher Pictures (2010), “Presumed Innocence” DeCordova Museum (2008), “Noise: Young American Photography” TH-Inside Milan and Berlin (2007), “The Doll Hospital” Anthology Film Archives (1998), “Indigestible Correctness I” curated by Rita Ackermann & Lizzi Bougatsos, Participant Inc., (2004). She is a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant and has been nominated for two Pulitzer prizes. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Paris Match, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenstern, The European, Unicef, International Rescue Committee The New York Post and others. In 1976 Graubard produced, directed and e
Andy Coolquitt chair w/ paintings
Lisa Cooley is thrilled to announce the opening of Andy Coolquitt’s new exhibition, chair w/paintings. This will be the first solo show in our new location at 107 Norfolk Street. Andy Coolquitt will present a dense arrangement of 35 sculptures thatexplores the continuum betweenenvironments and discreet artworks, and between public and private realms.Coolquitt transforms found objects and assemblages into sculptures. His choice of scavenged materials – plastic lighters, discarded straws, striped fabrics, hands making rude gestures, beer cans, and metal pipes – suggest metaphors for energy and spark various social dynamics. This exhibition, his third with the gallery, illuminates qualities of togetherness, a constant motif for Coolquitt. The title chair w/paintings suggests objects gravitating towards each other, an object casually placed against the wall, or multiple works functioning as a whole.
Lawrence Graham-Brown: Rites of Passage/Sacred Spaces
A performance variable/media production based on Afro, Caribbean, and Gay Folklore via the Ras-Pan-Afro-Homo-Sapien construct. Lawrence and company will venture into socially, sexually, physically and mentally defined sacred spaces and employ liturgical actions of: cleansing/confession, exhortation, mourning/lamentation and Gay, religious, love/sex feast.
OPEN CALL FOR FIXINS SHOW
Part potluck, part sing along, part performance, and part puppetry this Fixins show is a combination of some amazing talent from Virginia, Michigan and New York alike. We are so pleased to combine the forces of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Katherine Fahey and Andru Bemis for an amazing night of performance, good food and collaboration. Anna, Elizabeth and Katherine will be presenting shadow puppetry, along with their “crankie” (a hand quilted, hand cranked puppet show) as well as singing, teaching a shadow puppet workshop and even teaching a little bit of square dancing! We are currently looking for artists to participate on April 26th at Vaudeville Park! We are particularly looking for artists whose works deal with traditional or folks arts (fiber, natural materials, etc) and puppetry. We are also possibly looking for other puppetry groups to perform depending on space. Read more about the show here: http://wp.me/p17EQu-7I2 Submission deadline is APRIL 10th. Please send all submission to the22magazine (at) gmail.com
THE 22 MAGAZINE VOLUME 3/III/THREE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
If you are reading this, then you probably already know what The 22 Magazine is. If not, we are a Brooklyn based artist run magazine, centering around 22 contributor’s each volume. Artists, writers, musicians and the like welcome. For Vol 3/III/THREE there is no theme or restriction. We will accept work on any topic. We are particularly looking for fiction or essay writers, as well as musicians for this volume but are happy to receive art submissions as well. Be creative, push the limits of what these generes define. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Submissions guidelines are here.
The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
We are pleased to announce: the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival has expanded and is now accepting submissions. After the wonderful success of our inaugural event last October, we have expanded to include selected works from submissions to be screened along with high quality curated film programs. We are scheduled for early Fall 2012. Please check our guidelines for more information http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum seeks an assistant curator of Contemporary Art to participate in a fast-paced and dynamic area of growth within the Museum. The successful candidate will be deeply familiar with a broad range of contemporary art and will assist with development and implementation of both collections growth and programs.
BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE
We are looking for applicants for this video production & community history summer program, open to students currently in 9th-11th grades.
Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.
Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 12th annual Coney Island Film Festival September 21 – 23, 2012 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York! Coney Island Film Festival named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine. Regular Deadline – April 27, 2012 Late Deadline – June 28, 2012 Extended Late Deadline – July 12, 2012 Entry categories: Feature, Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Silent Film, Horror, Animation, Music Video. The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.
Low Lives 4: Call for Proposals
Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Artists working in any media are invited to submit proposals for live performance-based works.
Open Call! Field Projects Show #4 curated by David C. Terry
Field Projects is pleased to announce our first open call exhibition; emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our April exhibition, Show #4. Submissions will be viewed and selected for Show #4 by David C. Terry, Senior Program Officer and Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Field Projects is an NYC-based project space committed to opening the field and exhibition opportunities to other working artists. All of the submissions we receive will be considered not only for Show #4 but also for our upcoming exhibition calendar. As a growing space, this is a fantastic time to submit your work. We are looking for new talent, ideas and practices in the contemporary art field.
CASTING CALL: Seeking Performers for The Lady Show- Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show! Thursday March 29th!
CASTING CALL: Seeking Performers for The Lady Show- Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show! Thursday March 29th!
Now accepting proposals! If you would like to perform an act, please email Anya with a brief treatment of your 3-5 min. act at email@example.com. Your act must fit the “LADY” theme, as we honor women for this show! Show is Thursday, March 29th. Doors at 8, show at 9pm
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 1, 2012.
Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, June 6 through 10. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop. Deadline May 1, 2012.
Puppet & Costume Workshops
Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/ Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Artist Members Exhibition Call for Entries
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2008 to be considered for the 2012 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Tell Me How Your REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues. The exhibition is to be organized by Rory Golden, Artist and Former Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Book Arts. This exhibition will focus on artwork that has been influenced by the concept and content of graphic novels, memoirs, and travel journals with a strong visual presence. It is intended to present artworks (not actual diaries or sketchbooks, however these are not necessarily excluded) in which the concept and/or content of the graphic novel, diary, or travel book were influential in the creation of the artwork.
Figment: Submissions for our third City of Dreams Pavilion Competition
The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we imagine a future New York City where anything is possible, what would it look like? In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, what is the future of the city?
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: FIGMENT NYC
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, and Boston in 2011. In 2012, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to our entire community, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT NYC will take place during the weekend of June 9-10.
Terrarium Class #2 with Jon
Terrarium Class #2 with Jon Sunday, April 1, 2012 at The Diamond, (43 Franklin St) $40 includes all materials, plus a pint of beer. Make and take home a gorgeous terrarium! Our last class was a blast and sold out in a few days. Classes fill up quickly. To sign up, email email@example.com. If you have ideas want to teach a class, please email me.
6X6 Call for Submissions of Short Video: Mazurka
We are quietly pleased to announce the impending birth of the 6X6 movie production “Mazurka,” the story of a two siblings, their quests for love and serenity, and the best song ever. As always, 6X6 seeks to co-parent with the world, so we are also announcing a call for submissions for possible use in the movie, as well as in the associated 6X6 Mazurka event on April 4, 2012. We seek submissions in three categories: The Best Song (or Record) Ever: 30 second video about your choice for best song or record ever Piano Lesson: 30 second video about learning to play the piano Mazurka: media art responses to the Chopin Mazurka Op. 68, No. 2 (http://youtu.be/OuVt4cyc42Y) Deadline: March 31, 2012 Submission Details and Entry Form Fast, fun, and free: submit to 6X6 today!
SVA Summer residences
SVA’s Summer Residencies in New York City offer emerging and mid-career artists time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.
River to River Festival Wants YOU
This summer The River To River Festival and The Joyce Theater will present the U.S. premiere of Le Grand Continental by Montréal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard at the South Street Seaport. This exciting performance will bring together a diverse group of 200+ participants to perform a contemporary version of a traditional festive line dance. WE WANT YOU! No Experience Necessary! Recruiting sessions will be held April 4-5. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Brooklyn’s FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) will hold its 13th event on April 14th, 2012 at the Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We are accepting project applications around the theme of Cultural Labor. The deadline for applications is March 29th at 11:59pm. As we look forward to the coming month of May, two distinct but overlapping commemorations are on our minds: the ancient festivities of the May Day holiday that celebrate the rebirth, growth, and potential of spring and the more historically recent International Workers’ Day, honoring those whose labor produces the social and material world we inhabit year round. The record-breaking warmth of the winter has softened the seasonal distinctness of this year’s spring. Yet the ever-increasing uncertainty and inequality generated by the contemporary labor market—in the arts and otherwise—has fortified the second significance of May Day. In an era when the logic of austerity increasingly favors private.
CALL FOR art SUBMISSIONS: -a Gallatin Galleries exhibition- OBJECTS AS SUBJECTS
Objects As Subjects examines contemporary uses of the traditional academic genre, the still life. Objects As Subjects explores the anachronism of art history in contemporary practices aiming to expand and reflect upon our notions of the genre. Hung Salon style, this show is the first in a series of exhibitions that will continue to explore contemporary art’s relationship to the traditional genres of the academy. Please SUBMIT photos of work to: ESH296@NYU.edu by APRIL 1