THE WEEKEND: APRIL 13-15.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

NYC Anarchist Book Fair
http://anarchistbookfair.net/program
04/14/2012-04/15/2012
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New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, will host its 6th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other cultural and very political productions of the anarchist scene worldwide, on April 14, 2012 at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan. The Book Fair also always includes two days of panels, presentations, workshops, and skillshares on to provide further opportunities to learn more and share your own experience and creativity. The goal of the book fair is to enable people to connect with one another as well as to provide broader access to the rich and varied field of anarchist ideas and practices. Now is the perfect time to be exploring those ideas and practices and bringing them into play in our communities and the world.

 

 

Brooklyn Zine Fest
http://www.brooklynzinefest.com/
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
11am-6pm

The Brooklyn Zine Fest is free & open to the public. It will be held on Sunday April 15, 2012 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) in Williamsburg [Google Map]. Take the L to Bedford Ave., the G to Metropolitan Ave., or the J, M, Z to Marcy Ave. ALL AGES and open to everyone, though you must be 21 to drink. FOOD: Cubana Social will be selling empanadas, coffee, pastries, and other items at the Brooklyn Zine Fest. Additional food can be purchased at their location next door to Public Assembly. DRINKS: A full bar will be open within the main space, including “marzinis,” brunchtime mimosas, and other drink specials. DJ: Rachel Kowal of Sonic Smörgåsbord. PHOTOS: The event will be covered by photographer Anna White. Assistance with promotional printing and production by The Carbon Based Mistake.

BIG ART GROUP: BROKE HOUSE
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/big-art-group-broke-house.html
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
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Broke House is the new performance by Big Art Group inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The breakout hit of this year’s American Realness festival, it explores social aspects of modernity and time: the frustration of social progress and the problem of presence in a world compromised by the virtual. From a bare stage the company constructs and dismantles the wooden skeleton of a house as they simultaneously film a documentary of its residents. Issues about the tragic entrapment of nostalgia and the futility of escapist fantasies of the future play out through colliding and disintegrating stories refracted across Big Art Group’s sculptural scenography and lightning fast Real Time Film matrix.

UMAMI Food and Art Festival: Fertile Hybrids
http://roulette.org/events/umami-food-and-art-festival-fertile-hybrids/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

The Recipe Project by One Ring Zero With a special, live addition of The Food Seen on Heritage Network Radio, hosted by Michael Harlan Turkell. A unique, recently published book and CD project presents recipes by top chefs scored by Brooklyn based, indie rock band, One Ring Zero. Lead by composer Michael Hearst, the band experimented with a variety of musical styles according to each chef’s vision. The lyrics were contributed by Mario Batali, Tom Collicio, and David Chang, among others.

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: Books Bound in Human Skin and the Stories Behind Them
http://observatoryroom.org/2012/02/28/anthropodermic-bibliopegy-books-bound-in-human-skin-and-the-stories-behind-them/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
8pm-

Due to their macabre and grisly nature, anthropodermic bibliopegy–or books bound in human skin–have been treated as curios and overlooked as objects of serious study. Most were created as examples or warnings, but some specific titles were sought out to be rebound in human leather by faddish collectors. Daniel K. Smith has examined, photographed and researched examples at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, The Grolier Club and The John Hay Library at Brown University, and found fascinating histories that illuminate worlds as diverse as grave-robbing, the King of Belgium, New England highwaymen, and the 19th Century Parisian aristocracy. Please join us tonight as he shares the fruits of his research in this lavishly illustrated lecture.

Grandfather
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4130
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
10pm-

Grandfather is a grungy art-rock band whose huge, dark sound is captured impressively on their debut album by studio mastermind Steve Albini (Nirvana). Unpredictable rhythmic and harmonic shifts driven by drums, bass, and distortion-heavy guitars underscore the band’s urgent lyrics for a sound that is anything but geriatric.

Largehearted Lit with Will Boast and Eleanor Henderson
http://wordbrooklyn.com/event/largehearted-lit-will-boast-and-eleanor-henderson
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

April’s Largehearted Lit, a series that celebrates music, books, and their intersection, features Will Boast and Eleanor Henderson. Boast’s short story collection Power Ballads follows working musicians from arenas to polka-bars, while Henderson’s novel Ten Thousand Saints dives into the heart of the straight-edge scene in 1990s New York. They’ll each be speaking about music’s influence on their writing, and will be joined by a guest musician.

PUNCH: Puppet Slam, Short Films
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81852
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

Come see shadows, hand puppets, rod puppets; funny stuff, serious stuff, musical stuff—everything we could find and fit into 90 minutes of puppet cinema. AWESOME! With films from such artists as Exploding Puppet Productions, Frankenstudios, Glove and Boots, Beau Brown, Nic Lemon and many, many more, including Soup is Good Food by the PuppetHead Players, selected by Iron Mule for their 10th anniversary celebration!

The Birds and The Bees
http://www.mightytanaka.com/
04/13/2012-05/04/2012
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OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13th, 2012 6:00PM – 9:00PM Spring is the season for growth and renewal and with it, people come together in joyous celebration. Drunk off the familiar sensation of green grasses and blossoming flora, the world is alive and full of inspiration. A romantic essence fills the air with an intoxicating blend of rejuvenating aromas that tempts the body and plays with the mind. It is easy to lose oneself in the cacophony of reawakening, as senses are overloaded and forged into the memory. Through the enchanted feelings resides a notion of self-discovery that enables reckless abandonment, which leads to a multitude of outcomes. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our springtime show, The Birds and The Bees, featuring the fantastical artwork of Gigi Chen & H. Veng Smith.

Rattapallax Poetry and Film Festival
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77547
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Featuring some of the best short films from major international film festivals and distinguished poets. With Meena Alexander, author of Illiterate Heart, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, Nathalie Handal, author of Love and Strange Horses, Christopher Merrill, poet and director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and James Ragan, author of The Hunger Wall. Hosted by Rattapallax editor Flavia Rocha.

Moth Mainstage: Cents and Sensibility: Stories of Currency
http://themoth.org/events
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

Moth Mainstage: Cents and Sensibility: Stories of Currency

Tin Hat takes on e.e. cummings
http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7046-tin-hat-takes-on-e-e-cummings
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-9:30PM

Tin Hat defies categorization, blending jazz, folk, tango, blues, bluegrass, chamber music, Americana, and Eastern European Gypsy sounds. The poetry of e.e. cummings, who spent much time in Paris, is the source for this program’s adrenaline-fueled festivities.

CONGRESS OF CURIOUS PEOPLES!
http://www.coneyisland.com/congress.shtml
04/13/2012-04/22/2012
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Since the 1860’s, Coney Island has been a beacon for strange and interesting people. For generations, it has attracted the curious and the enlightened, the onlooker and the performer. Every spring Coney Island USA convenes The Congress of Curious Peoples, a 10-day gathering of unique individuals at Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum, celebrating Coney Island’s subversive and exciting power and exploring its political, artistic, and spectacular possibilities through performances, exhibitions, and films by important artists in the world of the 21st century sideshows.

STRANGE CHARACTERS! BAD LUCK!
http://www.operaontap.org/newyork/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
8pm-

In honor of Friday the 13th, New Brewer Kamala Sankaram curates an evening of song featuring strange characters with extremely bad luck! Featuring Music by: Seth Bedford Bob Windbiel Adam Levine Jeff Hudgins Justine Chen David Mallamud Patrick Grant Kamala Sankaram with additional music by Charles Ives and Kurt Weill

Prometheus Within
http://lamama.org/ellen-stewart-theatre/prometheus-within/
04/13/2012-04/29/2012
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Inspired by Aeschylus’ PROMETHEUS BOUND, Theodora Skipitares returns to the subject of medicine, with a look at stem cell science, genetic engineering, and organ theft. With a dazzling array of puppet styles and a bold use of scale, PROMETHEUS features live music composed by Sxip Shirey, multi-dimensional acrobatics by Jonathan Nosan in the title role, and video. PROMETHEUS asks the question: Whose body is it anyway?

Poor Baby Bree in I Am Going to Run Away
http://lamama.org/the-club/poor-baby-bree-in-i-am-going-to-run-away/
04/13/2012-04/29/2012
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Archetypal waif Poor Baby Bree (Bree Benton) performs fifteen obscure songs from the golden age of vaudeville (1890s-1930s) in this tragicomic story, inspired by Victorian melodrama and early cinema, of a child tempted from Home and Mother by dreams of the circus, only to face disillusionment, homesickness, and her own lost innocence in the Big City. Conceived by Bree Benton. Directed by David Schweizer. Musical Direction by Franklin Bruno (piano), featuring Karen Waltuch (viola) and Jacob Garchik (tuba and trombone).

The Fool’s Journey
http://curiousmatter.org/whatever-is-upcoming/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
7PM-9PM

The Fool’s Journey is a collaboration between Curious Matter in Jersey City, NJ and Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition will be presented in two parts concurrently at Curious Matter and Proteus Gowanus. The exhibition is a complement to the yearlong, multi-disciplinary inquiry hosted by Proteus Gowanus on the theme of Migration and will be exhibited in parallel to its Future Migration show, exploring where we may end up as we embark into the future.

Artist-in-Residence: Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
http://www.issueprojectroom.org/2012/03/13/artist-in-residence-hunter-hunt-hendrix/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy. Born 1985 in NYC, he matriculated at Columbia University with a B.A. in philosophy. During that time he also studied contemporary composition (electroacoustics, extended techniques and a seminar with Tristan Murail) while also maintaining a close connection to the D.I.Y. Brooklyn music scene, playing in hardcore, metal and math rock bands. In 2008 he formed Liturgy, a self-christened “Transcendental Black Metal” band committed to developing and enhancing resonances between black metal and various domains of avant-garde culture: serious music, contemporary art and contemporary philosophy.

Hazmat Modine and The Wiyos
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2959
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
6:30pm-

HAZMAT MODINE draws from the rich soil of American music of the 20’s and 30’s through to the 50’s and early 60’s, blending elements of early Blues, Hokum Jugband, Swing, Klezmer, New Orleans R & B, and Jamaican Rocksteady. The band is fronted by two harmonicas which use call and response, harmony, melody, and syncopated interweaving rhythms. The band includes tuba, guitar, and percussion, claviola and Hawaiian steel guitar. The band’s sound reflects musical influences ranging from Avant-garde Jazz to Rockabilly and Western Swing to Middle-Eastern, African, and Hawaiian musical styles.

Solo shows with Billy Norrby & Matt Rota
http://www.lastritesgallery.com/shows.php
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
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Billy Norrby’s paintings juxtapose classical aesthetic with themes of contemporary turmoil, as masterful brushwork tells the tale of 20th century revolution. In his art he illustrates the defiant nature of humanity, and it is the average person who is the protagonist./Painting exclusively in watercolor, Matt Rota creates complex and engaging narratives. At first glance, what appear to be serene landscapes become unsettling apparitions as enigmatic details of his compositions unravel. With natural open spaces alongside elements of urban atrophy, his paintings journey through delicate line-work with pristine gradients into fervid textural regions. Yet, apparent even amongst his scenes of chaos and rubble, is an astute handing of paint and expert use of color. With his latest body of work, Rota delves even deeper into themes of societal decay…

Andrew Drury – What isn’t Obvious
http://roulette.org/events/roulette-kids-andrew-drury-what-isnt-obvious/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
1pm-

Everyone knows that if you hit a drum you make a sound. That’s obvious. But few people are aware of the amazing, often weird, sounds that drums produce by transforming vibrations originating from other sources. Have you ever played a drum with a dustpan? Made a drum scream by blowing on it? Played a drum using slivers of bamboo, faucet parts, or violin bows? This is your chance to hear (and make!) drum sounds that hardly anyone—including a vast majority of drummers—is even aware of. In this Roulette Kids performance drummer/composer Andrew Drury will present solo percussion music utilizing a variety of extended techniques. The music will be interlaced with informal discussion, audience participation, and a short jam session at the end. This is a Roulette Kids performance, but anyone, any age, should find it interesting.

Rhizome Seven on Seven Conference: Presented by HTC
http://www.newmuseum.org/events/642
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
12pm -9pm

The Rhizome Seven on Seven Conference will pair seven leading artists with seven influential technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine—over the course of a single day. The seven teams will work together at locations around New York City on Friday April 13 and then unveil their ideas at a not-to-be-missed, one-day event at the New Museum on April 14, 2012, from 12–6 p.m. After the conference, the audience will be invited to celebrate with participants at an afterparty in the New Museum Sky Room from 6–9 p.m.

Virtuoso Players of Chinese Folk Music
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=905
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-

The virtuoso players of Chinese Folk Music is established with master performers from the Department of Fine Arts of China Ocean University in Qingdao, China. This is an extremely talented and versatile group of young Chinese teacher performers. Highly acclaimed, this group performs not only the traditional Chinese music, but also modern and contemporary Chinese folk music. Professor Kang Jiandong, artistic director of the group and supervisor of the doctoral program, will lead the 6 virtuoso players touring the US in April, 2012. The young group continues to develop and explore the innovative programming to retain the traditional Chinese string and wind music and to absorb the essence of Western classical music.

MIKE KELLEY: VIDEO TRIBUTE
http://www.eai.org/publicProgramArtists.htm?id=168
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
10am-10pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Dia Art Foundation will pay tribute to Mike Kelley with a daylong screening of his remarkable video works, many of which were created with collaborators such as Paul McCarthy and Michael Smith. This twelve-hour program, presented in coordination with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, will include the screening of such seminal work as The Banana Man (1983); Heidi (1992), made in collaboration with Paul McCarthy; Superman Recites Selections from ‘The Bell Jar’ and Other Works by Sylvia Plath (1999); Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (Domestic Scene) (2000); Day Is Done, Part 1 (2005-2006); as well as the recent work A Voyage of Growth And Discovery (2011), made in collaboration with Michael Smith.

Legros Cultural Arts Presents: Women in Arts 2012
http://www.queensmuseum.org/9815/legros-cultural-arts-presents-women-in-arts-2012
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
1pm-5:30pm

Please join Legros Cultural Arts as we celebrate women artist in honor of SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) during Women’s History Month with a screening, artisan fair and reception highlighting the art work of women painters, sculptors, crafters and photographers.

Rasputina
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/83855/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

Sister Kindhook, Rasputina’s seventh album, finds band directress Melora Creager expressing a thematic fantasy of Colonial Federalism. Subject-wise, she also touches on feral children (“Snow-Hen of Austerlitz”), the Anti-rent Wars of 1844 (“Calico Indians”), and Early American portraiture (“The 2 Miss Leavens”), not to mention the theory that giants were indeed real, but killed each other off in a self-genocidal holocaust (“A Holocaust of Giants”). Sister Kinderhook is a return to Rasputina’s early, more organic sound. Melora produced and engineered the thing at her homestead in the country. Hudson, NY is home to many fabulous female artists that gained notoriety in the 1990’s, including Melora, Melissa Auf Der Maur and M’Shell N’Degeocello.

BROOKLYN QAWWALI PARTY
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
10pm-

Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brook Martinez founded Brook’s Qawwali Party in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brook’s Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of fourteen musicians: five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass, harmonium and three designated clappers. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcomed in New York City and across the globe.

NOIR: The Poetry Brothel in Black & White
http://www.thepoetrybrothel.com/events.html
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
8pm-1am

Ever dreamed of being a Private Investigator? Or fancied yourself a Femme Fatale? Well, the time to live it is now because The Poetry Brothel is bringing you an evening of Noir. Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen; the whores of The Poetry Brothel will appear for the first time ever in black and white—literally! We’ll be enlisting the help of makeup artist Mia Consiglio and body painter, Elisabeth Belomlinsky to give us just the right shading and light. Just in case anything fishy happens, your evening will be hosted by Brett Shipley as Mr. O’Shaughnessy, the Madame’s “lawyer.” We’ll enjoy performances by lounge singer, Sarah Holms and the original pinup herself, Luna Liprari. Lastly, as always, The Madame and Tennessee Pink will present their harem of poetry whores! This event will be the first fundraiser for the 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival so spend generously, and donate to our Kickstarter campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/profiles/poetrysocietyny

Plate Tectonics
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=74653
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
10am-

Continents move, cause earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes. Learn about the “red zone.” Make a volcano.

Some Call Refuge
http://www.vaudevillepark.org/events/some-call-refuge
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
8:30pm-

Some Call Refuge brings contemporary song cycles by three young American composers (Ryan Homsey, Michael Ippolito, and Eric Lemmon) together with art songs by David Lang and Barbara Monk Feldman, weaving poetry by Akhmatova, Blok, Longfellow, Poe, and others into an evening of intimate and intense music-theater. Night. Solitary hotel. The moon. Some ocean throbbing. Tears of gold. A lonely woman, lost in a silver dress. Seeming trust. Last toast. A look in the mirror. A swirl in the air where your head once was. Some Call Refuge is a miniature “kitchenette verismo” drama for three anonymous figures, drifting in and out of a shared space, staging the transience and shiftlessness of modern desire and despair, betrayal and boredom. Featuring the superb vocal talents of Kelvin Chan (baritone), Joélle Harvey (soprano), Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) and piano accompaniment by Peiharn Chen, Michael Ippolito and Kyle Meng. Staging by R. B. Schlather, dramaturgy by Joseph Cermatori.

Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking of the Titanic,” performed in-the-round
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2988
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
6:30pm-

One hundred years to the day of the Titanic’s sinking, on April 15, 1912, Le Poisson Rouge will present New York’s only centennial anniversary performance of Gavin Bryars’ ambient elegy “The Sinking of the Titanic,” for orchestra and electronics. Performed in-the-round by the venue’s house band, Ensemble LPR, along with regulars from the Wordless Music Orchestra.

When Documentary Met Data – Online Storytelling Transformed
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-04-15-data-documentary/
04/15/2012
7:30pm-

We now live in a world drenched in data, providing a new seam of content for documentary. Both ‘Big Data’ sets and social media traces left by individuals are rich sources of information and stories. With the latest version of the web coding language HTML5, data can also now be connected to video content in new ways. So how are documentary makers responding to these creative possibilities? What storytelling possibilities are emerging around these new resources? What are the challenges in this arena?

MORE EVENTS:

Marcia Hafif: Pomona Houses and Ink Drawings
http://www.npgallery.com/
02/23/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4039
02/26/2012-12/31/2012
8pm-10pm

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.

Cindy Sherman
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1170?book
02/26/2012-06/11/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

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.

Print/Out
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1169?book
02/26/2012-04/14/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

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.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1230?book
02/26/2012-07/30/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

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.

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/
02/26/2012-05/12/2012
00pm-00pm

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.

John Wood
http://www.brucesilverstein.com/galleries.php?gid=716&i=0&page=next
03/01/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

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
http://lennonweinberg.com/current/current_1.html
03/01/2012-04/14/2012
00pm-00pm

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.

Corinne Wasmuht
http://www.petzel.com/exhibitions/2012-01-12_joyce-pensato/
03/01/2012-04/28/2012
6pm-8pm

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
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/
03/01/2012-07/27/2012
6pm-9pm

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.

MOMENTUM
http://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/exhibitions/
03/01/2012-06/26/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

The Ungovernables
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/448/the_ungovernables
03/01/2012-04/22/2012
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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.

Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/shelley’s-ghost-afterlife-poet
03/01/2012-06/24/2012
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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.

Cut and Paste at Muriel Guépin Gallery curated by rhv fine art
http://www.murielguepingallery.com/
03/02/2012-04/15/2012
6:30-8pm

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

Heide Fasnacht: Loot
http://www.kentfineart.net/exhibitions/main.html
03/02/2012-04/21/2012
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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.
http://davidkrut.com/exhibitions.html
03/02/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Mesmer Eyes Kathy Goodell
http://www.causeycontemporary.com/
03/02/2012-04/16/2012
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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.

FRANKLIN EVANS:EYESONTHEEDGE
http://www.suescottgallery.com/
03/02/2012-04/15/2012
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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.

THE POP-UP MUSEUM Opening!
http://gowanuslab.tumblr.com/
03/03/2012-04/22/2012
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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
http://www.katewerblegallery.com/
03/03/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2012/orchid-show/
03/03/2012-04/22/2012
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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.

Speakeasy Dollhouse
http://www.speakeasydollhouse.com/
03/03/2012-06/01/2012
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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
http://www.toomerlabzda.com/Site/alc_-_m,l,e_1.html
03/04/2012-04/15/2012
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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
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/04/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

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
http://www.racheluffnergallery.com/future/sam-moyer/2/
03/04/2012-04/22/2012
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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.

Gorey Preserved
http://library.columbia.edu/news/libraries/2012/20120210_gorey_exhibit.html
03/05/2012-07/27/2012
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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

Swept Away Projects
http://collections.madmuseum.org/html/exhibitions/551.html
03/06/2012-05/14/2012
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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
http://www.thejournalinc.com/gallery/events/1216190/colin-snapp
03/06/2012-04/29/2012
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FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: IT’S YOURS: WARS OF THE FRENGLISH REVOLUTION AND OTHER CONFLICTS 1782–1797
http://www.morganlehmangallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-06_frohawk-two-feathers/
03/06/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Alexandre Orion SPOIL
http://alexandreorion.com/ossario/
03/08/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/celebrating-our-legacy-oral-history-photographic-exhibit-league-professional-thea
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
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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
http://dieudonne.org/main.cfm?chID=2&inc=press-detail&ID=159
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
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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
http://www.messineowyman.com/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
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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.

Katherine Wolkoff
http://sashawolf.com/artists/katherine-wolkoff/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
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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.

SARAH CHARLESWORTH
http://www.inglettgallery.com/exhibitions.php
03/08/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Benjamin Butler SOME TREES
http://www.klausgallery.com/exhibitions/2012/benjamin-butler/
03/08/2012-04/22/2012
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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
http://www.lombard-freid.com/home.htm
03/08/2012-04/14/2012
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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
http://forumgallery.com/artist/odd-nerdrum/
03/08/2012-05/10/2012
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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.

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “THEATRICAL BY DESIGN: A CENTURY OF THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION’S THEATRE INTERIORS”
http://www.nysid.edu/shubertexhibit
03/08/2012-04/27/2012
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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
http://www.petzel.com/exhibitions/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
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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
http://www.minusspace.com/2012/02/russellmaltz/
03/08/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.klompching.com/kenrosenthal/thumbs.htm
03/09/2012-04/20/2012
6pm-8pm

Melissa Pokorny:Useful Things (For Getting Lost)
http://frontroom.org/upcoming.htm
03/09/2012-04/15/2012
7pm-10pm

Reception: Mar. 10th, 7-10 Armory Event

EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=868
03/09/2012-04/29/2012
12pm-5pm

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.

Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now
http://www.roostergallery.com/EXHIBITIONS/BorderlessMap/BorderlessMap1.html
03/09/2012-04/15/2012
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http://www.roostergallery.com/EXHIBITIONS/BorderlessMap/BorderlessMap1.html

Pro Choice Presents Wolfgang Breuer and Anita Leisz
http://www.renwickgallery.com/
03/09/2012-04/14/2012
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The Other Ken Weathersby
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/10/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

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)
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/10/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

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
http://www.tonkonow.com/
03/10/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.theodoreart.com/artist_pages/duncan-artistpg.html
03/10/2012-04/21/2012
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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.

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/
03/10/2012-05/01/2012
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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
http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/
03/10/2012-05/01/2012
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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.

SANTIAGO TACCETTI Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here
http://www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com/
03/10/2012-04/15/2012
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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.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
http://www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com
03/10/2012-04/15/2012
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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.

Kaleidoscope
http://www.c24gallery.com/exhibitions/kaleidoscope/
03/10/2012-06/09/2012
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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
http://www.fiaf.org/events/winter2012/2012-02-24-gallery.shtml
03/11/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

David Lynch
http://www.jacktiltongallery.com/
03/11/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings
http://www.lesleyheller.com/
03/14/2012-04/16/2012
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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
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1256
03/14/2012-07/09/2012
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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.

Questions Without Answers
http://www.viiphoto.com/news/questions-without-answers-2/
03/15/2012-05/04/2012
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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
http://ppowgallery.com/exhibition.php?id=103
03/15/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Colette Calascione
http://eyebeam.org/events/opening-reception-flock-house-pod-speakers-corners
03/15/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.facebook.com/events/383919091618461/
03/15/2012-04/21/2012
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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.

Rupert Deese
http://www.nancyhoffmangallery.com/index.php?/
03/15/2012-04/21/2012
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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.

Keith Haring: 1978–1982
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/
03/16/2012-07/08/2012
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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
http://www.lesleyheller.com/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012
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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

MITCH EPSTEIN
http://www.sikkemajenkinsco.com/?v=exhibition&exhibition=4f32c901b84cd
03/16/2012-04/14/2012
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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
http://storefrontbushwick.com/2012/02/kirk-stoller/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012
6pm-9pm

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
http://storefrontbushwick.com/2012/02/kirk-stoller/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012
6pm-9pm

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.

Francesca Woodman
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/press-room/releases/4188-schedule-of-exhibitions-2011-2012
03/16/2012-06/13/2012
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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.

RAGGED KINGDOM
http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/ragged-kingdom/
03/16/2012-04/14/2012
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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
http://www.englishkillsartgallery.com/future/
03/16/2012-04/16/2012
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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.

Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe                                                                              http://www.houseofyes.org/
03/17/2012-06/23/2012
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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.

NIGHT
http://www.munchgallery.com/
03/17/2012-04/14/2012
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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.

Jim Shaw
http://www.metropicturesgallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-17_jim-shaw/
03/17/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://smackmellon.org/index.php/exhibitions/upcoming1/
03/17/2012-04/22/2012
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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
http://www.crossingart.com/home.html
03/17/2012-04/20/2012
3pm-6pm

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.

DUSTIN YELLIN
http://halfgallery.com/
03/20/2012-04/22/2012
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John Torreano/Mamie Holst
http://www.featureinc.com/future.html
03/21/2012-04/22/2012
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John Torreano/Mamie Holst: http://www.featureinc.com/future.html

Mystics: A blessed rage for order
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/opening-reception-mystics-a-blessed-rage-for-order
03/21/2012-04/28/2012
7pm-9pm

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.

Color Photographs from the WPA (1939-1943)
http://www.carriagetrade.org/
03/22/2012-04/29/2012
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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.

So to Speak
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/opening-reception-so-to-speak
03/22/2012-04/28/2012
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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.

New Traditionalists
http://www.martosgallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-22_new-traditionalists/
03/22/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.abcnorio.org/pcgi-bin/suite/calendar/calendar.cgi?request=detail&event_id=11461&user_id=100001&page=featured&session=4f6631c20a06d7d9
03/22/2012-04/19/2012
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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: abc@abcnorio.org Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Arianna Carossa: Argo
http://nurtureart.org/?p=3994
03/23/2012-04/30/2012
7pm-9pm

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
http://www.partandparcelexhibition.wordpress.com
03/25/2012-04/26/2012
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.

Tamara Gonzales: Untitled an exhibition of new paintings
http://nortemaar.org/projects/tamara-gonzales-untitled/
03/25/2012-04/29/2012
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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.

New Works Residency 2012/13
http://harvestworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:new-works-residency&catid=21&Itemid=53
03/25/2012-05/01/2012
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Deadline May 1 – Residencies run from Jul 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Click here to start the online application. The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture.

In No Strange Land
http://www.fivemyles.org/
03/25/2012-04/22/2012
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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”
http://www.scaramoucheart.com/
03/25/2012-05/13/2012
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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

THE ART OF THE BOOK IN BUTLER LIBRARY
http://arts.columbia.edu/art-book-butler-library
03/26/2012-05/18/2012
6pm-

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
http://www.centralbrooklynjazzconsortium.org/
03/26/2012-04/20/2012
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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.

Carlos Vanegas: Optical Journal
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_carlos_vanegas
03/26/2012-04/22/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

PITCH: LONNIE HOLLEY FABIENNE LASSERRE HALSEY RODMAN
http://baileygallery.com/exhibition_01.cfm?exh=884
03/26/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.sleepnomorenyc.com/tickets.htm
03/26/2012-05/19/2012
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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

The Wild & The Innocent
clicgallery.com
03/28/2012-04/16/2012
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 Wild & The Innocent
clicgallery.com
03/28/2012-04/16/2012
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.

Nir Hod: Mother
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-28_nir-hod
03/28/2012-04/28/2012
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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.”

THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF COMIC BOOK INKING
http://moccany.org/content/education
03/28/2012-04/25/2012
6:30pm-8:30pm

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.

Ruth Hardinger NORMAL FAULTS @ CREON
http://www.creongallery.com/
03/28/2012-04/19/2012
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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

Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows
http://www.airgallery.org/
03/28/2012-04/21/2012
5:30pm-8:30pm

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.

“Nose Bleed” Curated by Erik Foss
http://fusegallerynyc.com/12nosebleed/nosebleedpr.html
03/28/2012-04/25/2012
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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

‘Dimensions Variable’, New York
http://www.waterhousedodd.com/exhibitions/dimensions-variable
03/28/2012-04/27/2012
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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.

CAIO FONSECA
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-29_caio-fonseca/7
03/29/2012-04/28/2012
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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. Working in both large-scale and intimate formats, these

Nari Ward Liberty and Orders
http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/#/exhibitions/2012-02-24_angel-otero-at-istanbul-74/
03/29/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.shootthelobster.com/
03/29/2012-04/21/2012
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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.

OBAMA 44
http://lamama.org/first-floor-theatre/obama-44/
03/29/2012-04/15/2012
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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?

Bookstore: Fair Exchange
http://www.eyebeam.org/events/bookstore-fair-exchange
03/29/2012-04/14/2012
12pm-6pm

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.

HENNING BOHL NAMENLOSES GRAUEN
http://www.caseykaplangallery.com/
03/29/2012-04/28/2012
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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
http://www.katharinemulherin.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=391&Exhibit=Upcoming#!prettyPhoto
03/29/2012-04/21/2012
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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
http://www.studio10bogart.com/pages/exhibitions_future.php
03/29/2012-04/22/2012
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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.

The Annual: 2012
http://nationalacademy.org/art-museum/exhibitions/
03/29/2012-04/29/2012
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Featuring works by over 100 artists and architects, the Annual reveals the cross-generational dialogue occurring in the art world by juxtaposing contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing Academicians and invited artists and architects. Featured artists include Ellen Altfest, Karl Benjamin, David Diao, Lesley Dill, Kate Gilmore, Joan Jonas, Roberto Juarez, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Morley, Alison Saar, Arlene Shechet, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephen Westfall, among many others. Architectural projects will include work by Jeanne Gang, Peter Gluck, Cesar Pelli, Thomas Phifer, Robert A. M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, and Billie Tsien, and others.

Balint Zsako
http://mulherinpollard.com/current_exhibition.html
03/29/2012-04/21/2012
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Balint Zsako’s work filters the disparate elements of contemporary art through the language of figurative painting. Its like performance art recorded using Indian miniatures, land art described by medieval illumination, conceptual art acted out by the figures on a Greek vase or installation art transcribed into Egyptian hieroglyphs.

GIVERNY By E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler
http://theholenyc.com/2012/03/23/giverny-by-e-v-day-and-kembra-pfahler/
03/30/2012-04/24/2012
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he 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.

True Confessions: Robin Graubard
http://www.agapeenterprise.com/agape-enterprise_upcoming.html
03/30/2012-04/29/2012
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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

An Øje at The Hole Curated by Jens-Peter Brask
http://theholenyc.com/
03/30/2012-04/12/2012
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Michael Kvium Jan S. Hansen Peter Funch Kasper Sonne John Kørner HuskMitNavn Maiken Bent Søren Behncke Jesper Dalgaard March 30th – April 12th, 2012 OPENING March 30th, 7-9PM The Hole is proud to announce a group show of young Nordic artists curated by Jens-Peter Brask opening in Gallery 3 here at the Hole, this Friday March 30th. Mr. Brask has put together a group of the nine most exciting young artists from Denmark with works across media from painting and drawing to sculpture and installation.

Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space
http://artistsspace.org/exhibitions/
03/30/2012-05/27/2012
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Opening Reception Friday, March 30, 6 – 8pm Artists Space is pleased to announce a survey of work from Mexicali Rose, a community media center and gallery in the Mexican border city Mexicali. A nexus for cultural and personal exchange between artists, journalists, activists and filmmakers on both sides of the border, Mexicali Rose exemplifies the possibilities of 21st century hybridized culture through its pursuit of artistic expression grounded in barrio life. The work of the center has been recently featured in Artforum, May Revue, Mexico City’s Generacion, and media throughout Baja California.

“Well Hung” An eclectic group show
http://northlightgallery.tumblr.com/
03/30/2012-04/29/2012
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“Well Hung” An eclectic group show Reception: March 30th 6 to 8 PM Featuring: Rachael Bridge, Laura Grenier*, Marris Mielnick, Kevin Smith, Jessica Sugerman, J.A. Holt+, and Tom Thompson

A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings
http://jenbekman.com/
03/30/2012-05/06/2012
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Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings, eight works on paper by represented artist Carrie Marill. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 30th, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings will be on view Saturday, March 31st, through Sunday, May 6th. Every day over the course of a year, Marill methodically worked upon each of the eight gouache paintings in A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings. Both strong and delicate woven colors twist through a stark white landscape, creating fanciful silhouettes of the natural world. With titles such as Fear, Solace and Growth, the interactions depicted between crows and trees take on an anthropomorphic quality. Writhing branches become more than just nature but cathartic symbols unfolding in a chronicle of a tumultuous year in the artist’s life.

Window Gallery: Brother Islands
http://eyebeam.org/events/window-gallery-brother-islands
03/30/2012-04/28/2012
12pm-6pm

Half a century since its abandonment, North Brother Island fades from New York City’s map as nature swallows this one block square quarantine city. Just down the East River, Ward’s Island warehouses shelter New York’s homeless and mentally ill in a dozen immense buildings clustered under the Triborough Bridge. Brother Islands is a reworking of a performance piece that premiered at Eyebeam’s MIXER series in 2007 to a sold out audience. This new work is an experimental documentary in the form of a looping video painting. Close inspection of the abstract, layered video imagery reveals glimpses of a long abandoned island quarantine. QR codes frame the video and link to a first-person account of island life in today’s homeless shelters. This work is a collaboration between Eyebeam alum Benton-C Bainbridge, who produced and conceptualized the video, with fabrication assistance from Minou Maguna and original text by Bill Etra.

Knot Your Average Knit
http://www.cwow.org/see/feature.php?f_id=344&s_id=2&c_id=3
03/31/2012-05/11/2012
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Join us Saturday, March 31, 2011, 6-8 PM, for the opening reception of Knot Your Average Knit, at cWOW’s Crawford Street Gallery. Curated by Lovina Purple, the show examines artwork that has been created in traditional craft techniques such as weaving, quilting, lace-making, knitting and embroidery. The exhibition features works by artists Elisa D’Arrigo, Karen Margolis, Christina Massey, Hyo Jeong Nam, Gail Rothschild, and Katya Usvitsky. Also: In our New Media Room: paperJAM: a collaboration between Hannah Lamar Simmons and Rebecca Kinsey. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM.

Drew Maillard Solo Show: “Living In Interesting Times”
http://www.mfgallery.net/DrewMaillard/DrewMaillard.html
03/31/2012-05/05/2012
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MF Gallery, fine purveyors of the eccentric and bizarre, are proud to present the collected works of one of their own. “Living In Interesting Times” is an exhibition of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of Drew Maillard. There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes “May you live in interesting times.” Drew Maillard was born and raised in America in the last quarter of the 20th century… A fascinating era to be sure. He is a product of his environment. Nature and nurture; habitat and conditioning combined. Drew’s adolescence was divided between comic books, horror and sci-fi films, and fantasizing about girls he didn’t talk to. Also there was Punk Rock and L.S.D.. After spending some time in the army and leaving his hometown in upstate NY, he received his Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 2000. His life experiences and travel, as well as an interest in scuba diving and ju-jitzu is what informs Drew’s crazy crazy artwork.

Spring Member Salon
http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/
03/31/2012-04/16/2012
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Spring 2012 Member Salon On view Saturday, March 31st through Monday, April 16th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

YUJI AGEMATSU

03/31/2012-04/29/2012
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YUJI AGEMATSU March 31 – April 29, 2012 Opening March 31, 7-10 PM

Harry Dodge: Frowntown
http://www.wallspacegallery.com/MEDIA/01447.pdf
03/31/2012-05/06/2012
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Over the past four years, Harry Dodge has generated a viscerally affective and prolific multimedia body of work, employing all manner of drawing, performance, video, and sculpture. The trilogy of videos, masses of drawings, and selected sculptures presented here are united by their pointed interest in unnameability, brutality, humor, precariousness and resilience.

Through a glass, darkly
http://www.postmastersart.com/
03/31/2012-05/05/2012
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Postmasters is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition featuring the works of OASA DuVERNEY, JULIA KUL and JAYSON MUSSON. Each of us at Postmasters selected one artist. Together they create an explosive zeitgeist moment.

MIchael Collins: Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula
http://www.janetbordeninc.com/
03/31/2012-05/05/2012
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Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH
http://www.numberthirtyfive.com/
03/31/2012-05/06/2012
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Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Sleep No More (Remixed
http://sleepnomore.com/remixed/
04/01/2012-05/01/2012
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Tickets on sale April 1st, Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours.

Gertrude Stein Paris Festival
http://www.symphonyspace.org/series/167?source=homepage
04/01/2012-05/05/2012
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The Paris of Gertrude Stein was wild and exhilarating with the creative spirits of the time collaborating, canoodling, and conspiring, and at the center of it all — Stein’s salon. Join in our month-long celebration of this magical time of music, film, literature, and art. Come to Symphony Space, and make her world yours.

Antonio Santin
http://www.marcstraus.com/exhibition/antoniosantin/index.html
04/01/2012-05/06/2012
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Santin constructs arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes that originate from his own theatrically composed photographs. Visiting his models at their homes, Santin chooses outfits from their personal belongings and assembles each detail of the image.

Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art
http://www.viiphoto.com/news/exhibition-every-exit-is-an-entrance-30-years-of-exit-art/
04/01/2012-05/19/2012
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Exit Art is pleased to announce their final exhibition EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE: 30 YEARS OF EXIT ART. Founded in 1982 by Executive Director Jeanette Ingberman and Artistic Director Papo Colo, Exit Art has grown from a pioneering alternative art space into an innovative cultural center.

Anti Liu Sculpture
http://www.amoseno.org/
04/01/2012-04/21/2012
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Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an assembly of small-scale sculptures by Anti Liu, who works in various adaptable mediums. With this recent body of work, Liu hovers between fascination and destruction of human relationships. He questions the effects of one’s roots and culture through an interweaving of humor, madness, fragility, aimlessness and immobility of current circumstances. Liu comments on current affairs and political action in a playful manner, which recognizes the severity of the issues at hand, yet transforms them into a show one is watching or a game one is playing. Liu has participated in many national and international solo and group exhibitions, and he has been noted in numerous publications. His public sculpture can be seen at several locations here in New York State, including Adelphi University, Long Island University, and the Unison Arts Center at New Paltz. He currently teaches sculpture, three-dimensional design and ceramics at Adelphi University.

Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra
http://roulette.org/events/shelley-hirsch-simon-ho-3/
04/02/2012-04/30/2012
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Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Go: Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score consisting of sound and motion elements. These include tone rows, synthetic scales, melodies, linguistic shapes, intervallic patterns, textural gestures, modes, ragas, maqams, and plainchant. The score serves to provide material for both the improvisations and the orchestrations. Motion and forms and are generated through the application of the composer’s rhythm concept “Cyclic Verticalism” whereby polymeters are combined with additive rhythm cycles.

HOT AND BOTHERED IN THE SAWDUST
http://www.coneyisland.com/
04/02/2012-04/29/2012
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April is Coney Island Month at Branded Saloon. Events will be held throughout the month to raise money for the Coney Island USA nonprofit in anticipation of their upcoming spring and summer season. As if you needed a reason to make it out the door this spring to drink, watch A-list entertainment and take in (then perhaps take home) stunning works of visual art, all proceeds from door charge, tips, art sales, donations, anything and everything, will be donated directly to Coney Island USA. Come out, have a blast with us, and support the last permanent sideshow structure in the United States!

Elliot Ross – Other Animals
http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com/other_animals.html
04/03/2012-04/24/2012
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Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6 – 9pm Our household cat of many years died in 2006 when she was quite old, and my subsequent feelings of loss led me to ask myself these questions: How is it possible that I, a human being, can share the quality called “life” with another animal that is so different from me? How is it that I both identified with her and experienced a powerful feeling of her otherness? Contemplating these perhaps unanswerable questions led me to observe and photograph a variety of animals- other than humans.

Being Shakespeare
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=3696
04/04/2012-04/14/2012
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An aging Lear, disintegrating with his kingdom. A cryptic Ophelia, driven mad by madness. Hamlet, hell-bent on revenge. All of them came from the brain of Shakespeare, but what do we know about the Bard himself? In a tour-de-force performance, veteran actor Simon Callow (the original Roman Mozart in Amadeus on stage, the film Shakespeare in Love) assumes the daunting challenge of illuminating the man behind the roles in this utterly compelling one-man play by preeminent Shakespeare biographer Jonathan Bate, directed and designed by Tom Cairns. Channeling Macbeth and Henry V here, musing over Shakespeare’s childhood there, Callow leaps from anecdote to soliloquy, using the famous Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It as his guide to consider how a glovemaker’s son could have gone on to write the world.

FLUX Carolina Sardi | John Ensor Parker | Matt Devine
http://www.cherylhazan.com/exhibitions/2012-04-04_flux/
04/04/2012-05/05/2012
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Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art presents three artists who work with metal to perform a kind of alchemy or flux. With interests in science and nature – in different ways, each transforms the hardness of metal into organic forms. One scientific definition of flux is the magnitude of a river’s current, that is, the amount of water that flows through a cross-section of the river each second. Another is the amount of sunlight that lands on a patch of ground each second is also a kind of flux… imagine a butterfly net. The amount of air moving through the net at any given instant in time is the flux. Or …the movement of a substance between compartments the movement of molecules across a membrane.

Sonic Network no.9
http://whiteboxny.org/upcoming.html
04/04/2012-04/29/2012
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White Box is pleased to present the collaborative project between John Aslanidis and Berlin-based sound artist, Brian May: Sonic Network no.9. Akin to their first collaboration in 2006, May has composed a generative sound piece to be played for the duration of the exhibition in conjunction with Aslanidis’ painting, Sonic Network no.9. Each of the four panels that comprise Sonic Network no.9 contains a grid relative to a set of mathematical intervals that Aslanidis uses to create a drawing of compositional intervals, similar to a musical score. May has written an algorithm—using a programming language for sound synthesis, called “SuperCollider”—that determines the characteristics and timing of the sound in relation to the intervals. Taking into consideration the structure and composition of the painting, May emulates the mechanisms of painting by responding to the moiré (wave-like) patterns…

D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space : So Young Yang.
http://www.whiteboxny.org/InventedSpace.html
04/04/2012-04/23/2012
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D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space is the first solo exhibition in New York of video artist So Young Yang. In her artistic productions, Yang explores the question of ‘the real’. She combines her main interests in the concept of perception of our surroundings that stems from her background in psychology, as well as how ‘the factual’ is presented through documentaries from her experience as a film editor. Yang works with documented material, which she transforms by enhancing both the audio and the image, creating a specific aesthetic of her own to illuminate the topic of the real. This exhibition is presenting the four video artworks KRO (2012), A DARK PRINT (2012), JULIA (2011), and THE WINDOW (2007), all of which investigate the idea of the choreographed body and the perceived space. Yang considers the dance as an emotional or intellectual struggle that is expressed by the very movement of the body. Her interpretation enhances her perspective on these bodily motions, and s

Alisa Baremboym Abundant Delicacy
http://www.47canalstreet.com/abundant_delicacy/
04/04/2012-05/06/2012
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Opening: Wednesday, April 4 / 6 – 8pm Our internal mechanisms form machines of production and preservation. We mirror the internal process with external obsessions of maintenance. The boundary between exterior and interior is blurred and porous. We live in an abstract endlessness, a lived immortality through retouch, facsimiles of reality, sustenance via desire and image. The opaque visual field is so over saturated that layers of images build on top of each other creating a 3D world on top of the real one. When glitches occur in our unbounded desire to conserve our bodies, we generate solutions. More plastic more coverup more wrapping more preserving.

THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront
http://www.leslielohman.org/MainPgs/Calendar.html
04/04/2012-05/10/2012
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THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront Curated by Jonathan Weinberg Panel Discussion with Artists & Curators at the NYU Fales Library Thursday, April 12; 6-8 PM Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 8 pm

Inside-Outliers’ Alchemy: Working the Edges of Perception
http://www.m55art.org/events.html
04/04/2012-04/21/2012
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Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 9pm New York artists Abigail Deville and Stephen Woods flip the script with their offer of installed works exploring the unruly nature of histories personal and political, while simultaneously questioning the stability of our prescribed notions by employing iconographic imagery, objets en flux, and permutations of assemblage/bricolage, to impart meta-static statements which function and communicate on the edges of multi and cross – sensory perception.

Circuitous Routes
http://www.bronxartspace.com/
04/04/2012-04/28/2012
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Reception Saturday, April 14, 4-7pm Kevin Brady, Michael Clapper, Carol Galligan, Claire Giblin, Carol Hickey, John Holmgren, Bill Hutson, Richard K. Kent, F.T. Kihlstedt, Jun-Cheng Liu, Virginia Maksymowicz, Jim Peterson, Tedd Pettibon, Dorothy Thayne, Scott Wright BronxArtSpace is pleased to present “Circuitous Routes” featuring the work of 15 artists. Through radically different routes, media and methodology these artists are exploring memory and traces of personal history as tied to and revealed in objects and place. The 15 artists converge in this exhibition from very different perspectives and backgrounds. Jun-Cheng Liu’s “Fragments of Memory” documents selected artifacts that carry stories of life (personal and collective) in the most tangible way, highlighting through trompe l’oeil the fact that the images are only shadows of reality.

Insights by Stephan Gersh
http://www.sohophoto.com/upcoming.html
04/04/2012-04/28/2012
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Soho Photo is pleased to announce that Stephan Gersh is the guest photographer during April. Gersh, whose exhibition is entitled Insights, began photographing in 1964, when he worked as an assistant to Ansel Adams. Gersh has exhibited widely; he’s been in 20 solo shows and his work is included in the collections of museums in the United States, Canada and France. Gersh has been a teacher for over 30 years, and taught with Minor White in the graduate program at MIT. He created photography programs at several colleges and schools, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant to Polaroid Corporation.

This Side of Paradise
http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/what-we-do/exhibitions/exhibition/this-side-of-paradise/
04/04/2012-06/05/2012
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On April 4, 2012, the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home will open to the public. The Home was once built to be a haven, a paradise, for the rich elderly who had lost their fortunes. Bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, the Home provided not only food and shelter but all the accoutrements of a rich and civilized life style – white glove dinner service, a grand ball room, a wood-paneled library, billiard room and a social committee who organized concerts, opera performances and the like.

Hail to the Feminists Who Produced the Revolution:Works by Mary Beth Edelson from 1971 to 2012
http://accolagriefen.com/exhibitions/hail-to-the-feminists-who-produced-the-revolution
04/05/2012-05/12/2012
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Since the 1960’s Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer in feminist art practice, political activism, performance art and public participation. Edelson’s art production consists of diverse mediums; included in this survey exhibition are large-scale collage installations, drawings, early performative photographs and her iconic posters from the 1970’s.

TAYLOR DAVIS
http://www.dodge-gallery.com/
04/05/2012-05/13/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

Anja Hitzenberger: TAKE-OUT
http://www.underlinegallery.com/
04/05/2012-05/13/2012
6:30pm-8:30pm

hot in Beijing’s Olympic Park in the fall of 2011, this series of photographs by Anja Hitzenberger reveals a visually overloaded fast-food culture that may make some mouths water and other bellies ache. The aggresive graphics and display, offset by the seeming nonchalance of the stall workers, offer an insight into some of the contradictions in contemporary Chinese culture. Hitzenberger has effectively captured the flavor of the time.

NICK NOWICKI Deadpan
http://anacristeagallery.com/?id2=00010191
04/05/2012-05/12/2012
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Nowicki creates images based on personal observations. With simple lines varying in width and intensity and barely readable human expressions, the images appear like doodles, one drawing on top of the other on traditional art materials – paper, linen, and cotton. A longer look at his work reveals that the artist is challenging the viewer to re-examine every day human activities. Nowicki’s creative process involves restraint – the artist avoids drawing any image of interest for as long as possible to allow ideas and pictures to build (and subtract) inside one’s imagination. The first evident stroke represents the distillation of an editing process akin to writing — but unlike a novel, the narrative in these artworks remains elusive. The figures have no faces, their eyes are closed, and the mouths are large open circles. The facial expressions are beyond reach.

OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS PHOTOPLAYS BY STEPHEN DIRKES
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/
04/05/2012-04/30/2012
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PHOTOPLAYS by STEPHEN DIRKES 05 APR – 30 APR 12 OPENING: THU 05 APR 2012, 6:00 – 10:00 pm OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS RETROSPECTIVE FILM SCREENING + VJ set w/ DJ Vandal Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present, “Obscure Object Films – Photoplays by Stephen Dirkes”, an exhibition of film, photography, sets, props and painting from the short films of Stephen Dirkes.

David Lyle
http://www.lyonswiergallery.com/david_lyle.html?utm_source=April+Newsletter+-+LWG+%26amp%3B+Press+list&utm_campaign=April+Newsletter+2012&utm_medium=email
04/05/2012-04/28/2012
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Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America – not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist.

“Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements” curated by Felix Morelo
http://www.casitamaria.org/
04/05/2012-05/25/2012
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Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education presents Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements Curated by Felix Morelo Featuring: Chan Wai”Harvey”, Jose Krapp, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Rafael Sanchez, Mayuko Fujino, Jon Sisti, Hiroko Ishikawa, Itzy Ramirez, Dana Jerabek, Raphael Griswold, Virginia Wagner, Teddy O’Connor, Washington Chavez, Karen Cintron, Firelei Baez, Edwin Bolta Francisco Osorio, Alexis Duque, Panoply Lab, and Felix Morelo Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30pm-8:30 pm Performances by: Rafael Sanchez 7:00pm Panoply Lab 7:30pm Felix Morelo 8:00pm Bronx, NY (February 29, 2012) – Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education is pleased to announce Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, a group exhibition curated by Felix Morelo. The opening will take place Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and the show will run through May 25, 2012. Take the 6 train to Hunts Point or the 2/5 to Simpson St. For his curatorial debut, Morelo invites 20 artists to in

F@Fleisher/Ollman
http://fleisher-ollmangallery.com/exhibitions.php?calendar=future
04/05/2012-05/12/2012
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Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to announce F, Steven and Billy Dufala’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 through May 12 and will open with a reception with the artists on Thursday, April 5 from 6-9pm. Brothers and artistic collaborators, Steven and Billy Dufala are engaged in a practice that is marked by a fearless embrace of new techniques and commitment to experimentation. Beautifully crafted abstract and representational drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations are often an emotional response to material, process and environment. Consumption, efficiency, cliche, and failure are investigated through humor and exaggeration. On view in this exhibition will be small and large-scale graphite drawings and watercolors that are in dialogue with singular sculptures and a site-specific installation.

KIM DINGLE still lives
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=406
04/05/2012-04/28/2012
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Sperone Westwater is hopefully pleased to announce the fourth solo exhibition of new paintings by Kim Dingle, who is also writing this press release. Paint is more interesting than any other subject… Subjects are useful for paint and for using line. If what is depicted makes the artist laugh then all the more fun for the artist and maybe for the viewer, too – but it is usually an accident. That is all it is. There will be an opening reception on Thursday 5 April from 6 – 8 pm.

Martin Wilner: Making History 2010 – 2011
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=407
04/05/2012-04/28/2012
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Sperone Westwater is pleased to present an exhibition of recent pen, ink, and graphite drawings by Martin Wilner, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery. In his now decade-long body of work, Making History, Wilner creates highly-detailed diaristic drawings based on the monthly calendar. On the verso of each drawing are descriptive texts or images that are integral to the work. Wilner blends elements of cartoon, cartography, text, micrography, and music in an evolving process that transforms news events of compelling personal interest into drawing. Each work coalesces into its own mysterious narrative of the artist’s daily life.

Peter Shelton: powerhousefrenchtablenecklaces
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=408
04/05/2012-04/28/2012
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Sperone Westwater is pleased to present a survey of sculptures by Peter Shelton. These corporeal and architectural works from 1989 to the present are both abstract and referential. Their materiality and subject matter elicit a physical, emotional, and psychic engagement – making the visual experience tactile and tangible.

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America
http://www.kansasgallery.com/upcoming
04/05/2012-05/12/2012
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Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America

Fernando Orellana and Mindy McDaniel “The Other Side”
http://www.milavechakimiart.com/#!exhibitions
04/05/2012-05/03/2012
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“Dying and birthing for generations upon generation, always arriving at a question, we hurtle through space and time helplessly out of control. Approaching the future at an ever-increasing pace and plugged into one another ingenuously, we perpetually dismantle and assemble each other. Along the way encountering irregular moments of nirvana, keeping us interested and entertained.”- Fernando Orellana

Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
http://hortongallery.com/exhibition/146/sleep-late-my-lady-friend
04/05/2012-05/18/2012
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he gallery is pleased to announce Sleep Late, My Lady Friend, a three-person show of recent paintings and drawings by New York based artists Joshua Abelow, Ella Kruglyanskaya, and Daniel Rios Rodriguez. Ella and Daniel met and became friends in graduate school in 2005. Joshua and Ella met in New York in 2010. Ella introduced Daniel and his work to Joshua in 2011. Joshua posted many of their works on his blog. Then he met Ella and Daniel at the bar and they knocked back a few drinks.

Line
http://www.thecelltheatre.org/linegalleryapr2012/
04/05/2012-04/25/2012
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OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 6-9 pm Line is unique in that the work does not collectively articulate a single concept—the collectivity of the work is the concept. In their multitude, the drawings bring to the viewer a humanistic and intimate experience, an expression of the elusive mind hidden behind the impressive displays of dexterity and artistic skill of each selected drawing. It is our sincere hope that the viewer will leave not only aesthetically engaged, but also with a sense of connection—the solace offered only by the well-crafted thoughts of an articulate mind.

A Rolling Stone
http://portercontemporary.com/a-rolling-stone/
04/05/2012-05/26/2012
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Porter Contemporary is proud to present, A Rolling Stone, a group exhibition opening on April 5, 2012 with an artists’ reception from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The exhibition will include works by artists Jason Bryant, JaH- HaHa, Naoto Hattori, Jennifer Murray, Adam Normandin, Johnny Romeo, and TWOONE. “The exhibit is a celebration of 50 years of the Rolling Stones,” says Jessica L. Porter, Founder and Director of Porter Contemporary, “in addition to also being inspired by the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.” The proverb has many meanings but one in particular is that those who keep moving are never lacking for fresh ideas or creativity. Porter Contemporary has selected nine artists who fit the meaning of the proverb and are celebrating these artists’ inspirations and dedication through, ‘A Rolling Stone’. The Rolling Stones themselves are examples of the proverb as they reinvented themselves numerous times over the past five decades to become music legends.

Julie Tremblay Some Kind of Nature
http://www.571projects.com/
04/05/2012-05/19/2012
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The opening reception will take place on Thursday April 5, 6-9pm. In Some Kind of Nature, five life-size sculptures populate the gallery, somersaulting, back-flipping, balancing, prone and unravelling, suspended from the ceiling and resting on the floor. Tremblay’s recent work pushes her investigation of the human form, which becomes a metaphor exploring existential themes of order and chaos, mortality and the universality of the human condition. In this work, she equally explores sculptural themes of mass, volume, density, equilibrium, dynamism, and positive/negative spaces. She takes inspiration and at times materials from her immediate surroundings.

No Dog Walking on the Roof
http://www.doosangallery.com/newyork/upcoming_eng.asp
04/05/2012-05/05/2012
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DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to present ‘No Dog Walking on the Roof,’ a solo exhibition of work by Donghee Koo, from April 5 to May 5, 2012. The exhibition features media arts and an installation which invite the viewer to the perception of uncertainty. Koo meticulously visualizes and directs awkward and incomplete stories into her media works, which express the contradictions and absurdities of her ordinary life. When she received a letter from her apartment supervisor saying, “No dog walking on the roof,” she focused on how this equivocal phrase could be interpreted into different meanings. This title defines her working method and the ambiguous interpretations of her works.

From Caos
http://sohogallery89.tumblr.com/
04/05/2012-06/05/2012
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Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 5th 2012 from 7-10pm From Caos is an installation created by portuguese artists Pedro Cunha and Sofia Xavier. Pedro uses the space as an enormous sketchbook, panting directly over the white walls. The series of murals and sculptures transform the gallery into a narrative where photographic characters created and personified by Sofia X interact within it.

Floating Point Waves
http://www.here.org/
04/06/2012-04/14/2012
8:30pm-10pm

HERE presents Floating Point Waves, by LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. A performance experience of dance, real-time video, live electronic music, water, and kinetic sculptures, this HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) production plays 8 performances at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). Meditative stillness & physical extremity converge in a mesmerizing solo performance. Floating Point Waves unveils the relationship between the human body and natural elements as movement, water & light connect in an organic causal chain. Every motion of the dance is reflected in the elements surrounding it, as performance and design meet in a landscape where beauty coexists with darkness. Floating Point Waves is conceived & designed by Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. Choreographed & performed by Ximena Garnica. Video-Lighting design design by Shige Moriya. Additional lighting design by Solomon Weisbard. Sound composition by Jeremy D. Slater.

Die: Roll to Proceed
http://www.dierolltoproceed.com/
04/06/2012-08/31/2012
10:30pm-

magine, if you will, a world unencumbered by the stress of decision-making; a world where you never have to wonder if you made the ‘right decision.’ In this existential comedy, two roommates make this a reality by letting the roll of a DIE decide for them. But is life really carefree when the responsibility is left up to chance? Watch as this duo embarks on comedic misadventures, all of which are orchestrated by YOU. That’s right, because the DIE is in YOUR hands. With 72 possible endings, you won’t see the same show twice. So take a chance. Their fate. Your hands… Roll the DIE.

JAMES GODWIN LUNATIC CUNNING
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
7:30pm-

A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own life—such as his work with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe and appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, PBS and with Jim Henson’s Muppets. It’s a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art.

CONSTRUCTED SITE
http://no-in-nyc.org/upcoming
04/06/2012-04/29/2012
6pm-8pm

CONSTRUCTED SITE refers to the artists’ working method as well as their subject matter. Using both computer simulation and old-school 3D models, they build common scenarios that are subsequently depicted in various art forms: photo, video, sculpture, animation and painting. Hence, what the spectator believes to be ordinary, everyday situations are, in fact, constructed realities.

Brent Birnbaum’s ‘The Bureau of Apology’
http://thelabgallery.com/
04/06/2012-04/27/2012
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Subscribing to the belief that the contemporary artist is an entrepreneur, Brent Birnbaum channels the infamous and legendary traditions of snake oil salesmen and street psychics, in his performative installation, The Bureau of Apology. A real, functioning business in which viewers can partake to absolve themselves of guilt and burden, The Bureau of Apology is as credible as a vision in a crystal ball: it is out of our own necessity that we believe.

MAN MADE MONSTERS
http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/man-made-monsters
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

A theme-based exhibition of selected works by third-year students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department. Curated by Department Chair Thomas Woodruff. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm

David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs
http://www.larissagoldston.com/exhibitions.aspx
04/06/2012-05/12/2012
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SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING
http://splatterpool.com/splatterpool.events.html
04/06/2012-04/22/2012
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SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING

Trapped
http://phatory.com/posts/upcoming
04/06/2012-05/27/2012
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The Phatory is pleased to announce “Trapped” an installation of works by Charles McGill from April 7 through May 26, 2012, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, April 6, 7 – 9:00 P.M. The Defiant Ones – To The Gallows, 2011 Charles McGill is long adept at constructing theaters of associations. He excels at turning the found object into provocative statements about race and representation that place viewers in a position to re-examine their own relationship to this aspect of American life. On view at The Phatory is a cross section of pieces from McGill’s Skinned series that turn golf objects into narrative devices to reflect upon the “Black” experience and beyond. Golf bags taken apart and reconstructed in Chamberlain-like fashion turn into 3D versions of Philip Guston’s Klan images. Leather and metal form surprising sinister and sometime comic figures.

PROLEGOMENA
http://www.jackhanley.com/show.php?show=1680
04/07/2012-04/28/2012
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You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce
http://www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=108
04/07/2012-05/06/2012
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The Flea Theater and The Civilians present the New York Premiere of YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS’ DIVORCE, by Anne Kauffman, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris, Janice Paran and Robbie Collier Sublett. Conceived by Jennifer R. Morris and directed by Anne Kauffman, previews begin April for this limited-run Off-Broadway engagement, with opening night slated for April 12.

RUSSELL MAYCUMBER, CHRISTINA PETTERSSON, BRIAN WONDERGEM
http://www.launchf18.com/S95_1.html
04/07/2012-04/28/2012
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Launch F18 is delighted to present Russell Maycumber, Christina Pettersson and Brian Wondergem. A group exhibition organized by the Brooklyn based exhibition program Site95. Russell Maycumber’s work shifts between drawing and sculptural objects that hover between the architectural and figural. His drawings, in particular, are ink and brush on paper made primarily on Post-it notes and torn sheets. The comic-like imagery relates to R. Crumb and Raymond Pettibon but through the use of ready-made and torn paper, images are broken up and fragmented to make unusual hybrid figures, stories, and scenes. Maycumber lives and works in St. Augustine, Florida where he completed his BFA in 2006. Maycumber was included in “Everything Must Go” at Casey Kaplan, New York last summer. He has shown extensively in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area including Nullspace Gallery, Anchor Gallery, Florida School of the Arts, and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. Miami-based artist Christina Pettersson creates

Nicola Verlato How the West Was Won/Evol
http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/
04/07/2012-05/05/2012
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Born in 1965 in Verona, Italy, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Nicola Verlato began painting at a very early age. Trained in Classical music, and with an interest in Rock, Verlato has also composed music for documentary films. He studied architecture at the University of Venice, and moved to New York in 2004. An installation of Verlato’s paintings and sculptures were exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion.

Folio by 2-UP
http://www.soloway.info/Shows/16Folio2up/2-UP%20press%20release/2uppresselease.html
04/07/2012-04/29/2012
6pm-8pm

Soloway presents “Folio,” an exhibition by the group 2-UP. Over the past few years 2-UP has produced a series of poster publications. This will be the first group exhibition of the individual members’ work in a gallery space. The exhibition is structured in 2 parts: a free newspaper that disassembles into 7 double-sided posters, and corresponding works in the gallery.

Project Space: eteam
http://eyebeam.org/events/project-space-if-the-dancing-gets-too-stiff-the-rain-needs-to-get-dug-out-as-ice-cubes
04/09/2012-04/23/2012
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Opening Reception: April 12th, 6PM-8PM (in tandem with the Speed Book Launch) Through an eBay purchase, eteam (a collaboration between Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) became the landlords of a 36,000-square-foot plot of land in Germany with eight remaining tenants and seven feral lots. After receiving complaints from their tenants about the lack of access to water, eteam suggested they dig a well. When the tenants rejected this idea, eteam decided to search for water in different ways, using this exploration as both a motif and a vehicle for motion and creation. The project If the dancing gets too stiff, the rain needs to get dug out as ice-cubes is on view Tues.-Sat. from 12PM-6PM, bewteen April 9th and 23rd.

Photo by: Robert Benschop Last Touch First
http://joyce.org/performancestickets/calendar_detail.php?event=428&theater=1
04/10/2012-04/15/2012
7:30pm-

Last Touch First, one of the most intriguing productions on the Joyce spring roster, was created by world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián and dancer Michael Schumacher for the 2008 Holland Dance Festival. Based on Kylián’s Last Touch, created for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2003, this haunting hour-long work, performed in profoundly slow motion, “eschews physical virtuosity for control, subtlety and timing,” (The Guardian) as it penetrates the desperation, madness, and isolation involved in the “persistent pursuit of the hopeless.” (Ballettanz)

Trash Talk
http://www.artconnectsnewyork.org/calendar-of-events.html
04/11/2012-05/03/2012
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Trash Talk, a group exhibition of art who elevate mundane garbage to fine art; Curator: Lisa Dahl Participating artists: Scott Andresen, Lisa Dahl, Ghost of a Dream, Ruth Hardinger, Gregg Hill, Sara Hubbs, Vandana Jain, Nathaniel Lieb, Shari Mendelson, Jimmy Miracle, Tattfoo Tan, and Ian Trask

IMAGINARY EYES curated by Wolfgang Busch
http://www.chashama.org/event/imaginary_eyes
04/11/2012-04/18/2012
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Artist Reception: Friday, April 13, 6pm – 9pm With liver performances by: Jerico of Angels (Grammy nominated song writer) FloKaz (Vouging) Mykel (Singer) Mark Stewart (Flag Dancer) IMAGINARY EYES is a group exhibition featuring international gay artists, curated by Wolfgang Busch — founder of Art From the Heart Films, which strives to raise awareness for LGBT artistic communities. Imaginary Eyes will showcase the works of 14 artists from 6 countries around the world with a special opening reception featuring live performances.

Dr. John: Insides Out: Funky But It’s Nu Awlins
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4000
04/12/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

Featured artists: Irma Thomas Ivan Neville Dirty Dozen Brass Band Nicholas Payton Davell Crawford Donald Harrison 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. “Funky But It’s Nu Awlins” is an all-out celebration of music from the Big Easy. All-star luminaries from New Orleans past and present join the good doctor for this funk-filled program of letting loose as only the Mardi Gras faithful know how.

The Brodmann Areas: a new ballet from Norte Maar
http://nortemaar.org/projects/the-brodmann-areas-a-new-ballet/
04/12/2012-04/15/2012
7:30pm-

Norte Maar’s collaborative ballet returns for a second season at the Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, April 12-15 with the performance of The Brodmann Areas, a new ballet directed and choreographed by Julia K. Gleich, with musical direction by Ryan Francis, décor and costumes by Tamara Gonzales with collaborating artists Paul D’Agostino, Audra Wolowiec, Margo Wolowiec and others. The ballet will run April 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm and April 15 at 2pm at Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn). Tickets are $25 ($20 for Seniors/Students) and can be purchased at: http://nortemaar5.eventbrite.com for more information please contact Jason Andrew, 646-361-8512.

Faye Driscoll: You’re Me
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/305/0/1/
04/12/2012-04/21/2012
8pm-

Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me considers how we are constantly made-up and un-done by each other. In this evening-length duet with Jesse Zaritt, Driscoll probes and obfuscates the inescapable nature of relationships as the contemporary, archetypal, fantastical, and personal crash into each other, bending and warping in one shrug, quarrel, or reframing of a scene. Sliding from the everyday to the uncanny and bizarre, Driscoll’s choreography poses questions about the similarly slippery nature of self and other. How do our fantasies of ourselves and of each other create new possibilities for being, and yet give birth to friction, failure, and loss? How does our very desire to be more than we are transform us? How do two bodies on a stage make meaning out of empty space, embedded in the inescapable entanglement of the performance of you and me, and while asking, “Am I getting it right?”

RISHA GORIG FIRE AND WATER
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
9:30pm-

Created and performed by Risha Gorig with Myra Brooklyn. Risha explores music with elements of light and movement. She is creating a drawing with her music using visual imagery and movement. Her performance reflects much sadness, pain and a sense of loss. One can hear the violins bewail in the background as if summoning the spirit to rise and depart. Her movements play with light , a dance to a angst many hide. Raw and vulnerable her music comes out raw touching your soul, sometimes one wants to just cry.

Fridays at Noon Dance Performance – Ellen Bar & NY Export/Opus Jazz
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=76858
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
12pm-

New York City Ballet soloist and filmmaker Ellen Bar leads an exploration of ballet in sneakers inspired by the film, NY Export: Opus Jazz, a feature film adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name. The program includes choreographic commissions by Claire and Christopher Mann: Dances in Sneakers by New York City Ballet dancers Adam Hendrickson and Troy Schumacher.

BETTY: The Workshop Series
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=80880
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
9pm-

BETTY comes to 92YTribeca as part of their ongoing workshop series, a program of new music, ideas and discovery in the arts. How’s that 2012 resolution coming? Still on the program? Good for you! BETTY is sticking to their big one: making new music in 2012! Who’s in the kitchen with BETTY? It’s you! Come sample what’s cooking as BETTY tries out new treats and lyrical leftovers in mouthwatering new ways for their upcoming spring tour and new album. Your feedback is part of the experience. Pull up a seat and dive on in as they whip up a new menu of songs for their upcoming tour of Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Sweden and beyond. Sweet on the lips, hot on the hips!

Million $$$$ Bottle Follies
http://www.houseofyes.org/events/
04/13/2012-04/15/2012
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In this fake it till you make it culture ambition is the only currency needed. Decadence is in the palm of your hand if you’re fierce enough to deserve it. Opulence is just a can of gold spray paint away. Save water. Drink champagne….. Lady Circus and This Ambitious Orchestra pit the tried and true formula created by Florence Ziegfeld himself against the soundscape of New York City’s nightlife today. While Old New York provided solace in theater, today’s problems evaporate on the dance floor. Luckily, this is 2012, and we can have the cake and eat it too. Ziegfeld would be turning in his grave if only the whole thing didn’t come out so impeccable and expensive looking. Friday doors at 9pm. show starts at 10. Sunday doors at 3, brunch at 4 ish.

Bringing It Back: Design and Revivals: The Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77169
04/13/2012-04/14/2012
5pm-7pm

The 21st Annual Parsons & Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design Day presents Dr. Thomas Denenberg, director of Shelburne Museum, and a scholar of the retrospective culture of New England, as the symposium’s Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote speaker.

Critical Themes in Media Studies – The 12th Annual Conference at The New School
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=76783
04/13/2012-04/14/2012
5:30pm-

Critical Themes in Media Studies is an annual conference run by the graduate students of the School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement. It provides a distinguished forum for students from The New School and around the world to present original scholarship on topics related to the study of media and society.

InDigest Issue #23 Launch Reading
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3264
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

InDigest also presents InDigest 1207, a reading series that takes place monthly in New York City and quarterly in Minneapolis. In addition to their own work, readers are encouraged to bring in something that has informed or influenced them in some way. The result is often funny, sometimes strange, but always interesting, showing us how we are all constantly influenced by what we see, hear, and read.

Takács Quartet
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2012/4/13/0730/PM/Takacs-Quartet/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

The “consistently invigorating” (The New York Times) Takács Quartet is a group “at the peak of its profession” (The Boston Globe). It begins a two-night stay at Carnegie Hall with works by three giants of 20th-century music, including Janácek, who drew inspiration from the Tolstoy story for his “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Britten, who wrote his inaugural string quartet when he was only 17.

Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child
http://www.poets.org/viewevent.php/prmEventID/10797
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-9pm

International Arts Movement celebrates National Poetry Month by releasing a collection of poetry by Patricia Simpson Cook: Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child. The poems in this collection deal largely with Cook’s experience growing up with a “ghost child,” Helen, the elder sister who died before Cook was born. Indeed, awareness of death and the mystery of existence from earliest consciousness pervades, as Cook writes also of other loved ones who have died, including, poignantly, her husband Pete. Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child is the first full collection of Cook’s work. This event will feature a musical guest and a reading by Cook, who will sign autographs after the reading. Refreshments will be served.

Poetry Reading Keorapetse Kgositsile
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries#may
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
5pm-

Keorapetse Kgositsile is the current Poet Laureate of South Africa; his books include “This Way I Salute You,” which features his selected poems (Kwela Books, 2009).

Emerging Writers Reading Series Chad Harbach, Guest Author
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries#may
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Chad Harbach’s debut novel, “The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown),” was selected by “The New York Times” as one of the Best Ten Books of 2011. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

InDigest Issue #23 Launch Party w/ Christopher Salerno, Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series, Monica Wendel, and Stephen Massimilla, hosted by Dustin Luke Nelson
http://indigestmag.com/blog/?p=641
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7 pm-9 pm

InDigest celebrates the release of issue #23 on the online literary and arts magazine. The event will feature readings from Christopher Salerno, Dana Rossi (host of The Soundtrack Series), Stephen Massimilla, and Monica Wendel. All readers will also have free broadsides available created by guest designer Zan Emerson.

Image Matters: Photography and the Black Vernacular
http://www.icp.org/events/2012/april/13/image-matters-photography-and-black-vernacular
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Join us for an exploration of vernacular image-making among Black Europeans and African Americans during the first half of the the twentieth century. Tina Campt’s new book Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe examines how Black Germans and Black Britons used vernacular photography to create forms of identity and belonging that challenged racist stereotypes. The event brings together scholars, photographers, archivists, and curators of visual culture in the African Diaspora for a discussion of Campt’s work and the insights it offer on how black communities articulate their place in their society through the photographic image. Reception will follow.

Laura Stevenson & The Cans Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Dangerous Ponies
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/101207/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Laura Stevenson & The Cans Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Dangerous Ponies

Moon Hooch
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/86451/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
11:59pm-

Cave Music / ˈkāv myo͞ozik / It’s like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

FELIPE MUJICA: ONE DAY THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS
http://open-source-gallery.org/2011/10/felipe-mujica/
04/14/2012-04/30/2012
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One Day This Will All Be Yours is a winter curtain. A fabric installation specially conceived for Open Source Gallery. It’s main objective will be to serve as a heat insulator during the cold months of winter and also as a visual and conceptual background for other projects to be produced and displayed in the exhibition space during the winter of 2011-2012. The piece is part of a series of works made out of fabric-panels that hang dividing and organizing space. Part of a larger and ongoing project these panels must be considered as a flexible and adaptable idea, one that materializes differently depending on the context in which it is set. The project focuses on the notion of temporary architecture as a critical and fragile fabrication of space. The situations Felipe Mujica create aim to catalyze encounters, moments of collaboration: between people, people and space, people and art objects and finally between people and systems of communication.

MY HOUSE ROCS HANDS TO THE SKY
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
9:30pm-

My House Rocs presents Hands to The Sky. Domingo Canate – Executive Producer; Angelo Boyke – Director/Editor; JP Noel – Co-Director/Producer; Wendy Arimah – Literary Supervisor/Associate Producer; Kervyn Mark – Music Supervisor/Co-Producer. Hands to The Sky is documentary that focuses on the House Music outdoor movement. It removes the dance experience from the confines of the box and plants it in the park, lays it on the beach and sets it in unexpected and exciting places. The adroit camera crew captures the passionate connection between the dancers and the DJ’s, as they explore the themes of love and unity that emanates from the speakers. It calls souls to a common heartbeat and reveals a mystical, musical revolution on the strength of radical peace and a powerful reflection of freedom.

Saturday Night Swing Dance
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=77001
04/14/2012-11/12/2012
8pm-

Join us for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner necessary. 8 pm to 1 am Open Dancing; 7 pm Class. $15 Advance, $18 at the Door. $15 for students with valid ID at the door.

Steven Feifke Septet / Colony / Adam Kromelow Trio
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81135
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

At just 20 years old, pianist and composer Steven Feifke is making a name for himself in New York as an artist to look out for. Most recently, Feifke was selected as one of 12 semi-finalists at the 2011 International Thelonious Monk Piano Competition in Washington DC. Notable NYC performances include Dizzy’s Jazz Club with Chris Potter, the Blue Note with Ralph Lalama & Dafnis Prieto and Rockefeller Center with tenor saxophonist and musical director of Saturday Night Live, Lenny Pickett. Steven also leads his own group, which has featured the likes of Brian Lynch, Dave Pietro and Rich Perry at venues from Smalls in NYC to the Regattabar in Boston. Says Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch: “Steven is a monster player! He’s a virtuoso; [a] creative, highly communicative and creative player and musician indeed. [He] is one of the brightest new talents to appear on the modern jazz horizon in some time.” He performs at 92YTribeca with his septet.

Reading: Gregory Sholette “Dark Matter”
http://bluestockings.com/events/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-

Join artist, political activist, and local author Gregory Sholette as he discusses the subversive art world in the context of his recently published book, “Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture.” Sholette shows that marginalized artists, the “dark matter” of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it. Sholette addresses the role of artists in political activism, the influence of interventionist art, and the political economy of the art world.

FEAST #13
http://feastinbklyn.org/?p=730
04/14/2012-04/14/2012

There will be delicious sandwiches and salad, cold beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, a photo booth, presentations from previous FEAST grantees, and 8 amazing projects to help fund!

DocStudies at The New School
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-04-14-docstudies-at-the-new-school/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
7:30pm-

Now in its sixth year, the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies at The New School has produced an amazing generation of talented young documentary makers from around the world whose work has won prizes at international film festivals and landed them jobs in the burgeoning world of documentary production.

Identity and Oral History
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/5123
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
2pm-

Workshop: “Identity and Oral History” Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor Inspired by the Question Bridge exhibition, Sady Sullivan, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Director of Oral History, leads a workshop on preserving family histories and personal stories for future generations.

World Music Institute – Morocco to Brooklyn: Hassan Hakmoun / Malika Zarra
http://roulette.org/comm_events/world-music-institute-morocco-to-brooklyn-hassan-hakmoun-malika-zarra/
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

World Music Institute – Morocco to Brooklyn: Hassan Hakmoun / Malika Zarra

NY Lyric Opera Theatre
http://www.symphonyspace.org/calendar/2012/04/14
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
11am-11pm

Impresario/Suor Angelica The Magic Flute Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci 2012 Vocal Competition

Chain And The Gang
http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/101891
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
10:30pm-

Offering a funky, stripped-down fusion of indie pop, funk, garage punk, and lo-fi experimentalism, Chain and the Gang are a vehicle for the thoughts and talents of Ian Svenonius — musician, author, actor, Internet talk show host, and frontman with the groups Nation of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Scene Creamers, and Weird War.

Four Flies on Gray Velvet, Quattro mosche di velluto grigio
http://www.madmuseum.org/events/four-flies-gray-velvet-quattro-mosche-di-velluto-grigio
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
3pm-

This final installment of Animal Trilogy centers on the rock band drummer Roberto Tobias (Brandon), who accidentally murders a disturbed stalker during a knife fight. In the moments after, Tobias notices a mysterious masked figure taking pictures of the grizzly act. When photographs of the murder are mailed to him, Tobias attempts to track down the masked man blackmailing him, while he is followed by a bizarre toy puppet and a growing number of dead bodies. Worried for her husband, Tobias’s wife hires a private investigator to help him before it is too late. Long overlooked, mostly due to the limited availability of prints, “Four Flies on Grey Velvet” is presented on a rare 35mm print.

Four Flies on Gray Velvet, Quattro mosche di velluto grigio
http://www.madmuseum.org/events/four-flies-gray-velvet-quattro-mosche-di-velluto-grigio
04/14/2012-04/14/2012
3pm-

This final installment of Animal Trilogy centers on the rock band drummer Roberto Tobias (Brandon), who accidentally murders a disturbed stalker during a knife fight. In the moments after, Tobias notices a mysterious masked figure taking pictures of the grizzly act. When photographs of the murder are mailed to him, Tobias attempts to track down the masked man blackmailing him, while he is followed by a bizarre toy puppet and a growing number of dead bodies. Worried for her husband, Tobias’s wife hires a private investigator to help him before it is too late. Long overlooked, mostly due to the limited availability of prints, “Four Flies on Grey Velvet” is presented on a rare 35mm print.

Chlamydia dell’arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque
http://csvcenter.org/chlamydia-dellarte-a-sex-ed-burlesque/
04/14/2012-04/20/2012
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You’ve never taken a sex-ed class like this one! Learn about safe sex, STDs, sexual orientation, and much, much more through striptease, comedy, songs, and dance – all the parts of a classic, traditional burlesque show. Come for the titillation, stay for the education!

Everything  That  Rises  Must  Converge
http://www.950hart.com/
04/14/2012-04/29/2012
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Opening  reception:  Saturday,  April  14th,  7  –  10  p.m. Everything  That  Rises  Must  Converge  is  a  group  exhibition  that  explores  the  connection   between  six  emerging  photographers  and  their  neighborhoods.    A  dialogue  is  formed   between  these  photographers  and  their  immediate  surroundings  that  helps  shape  their  art   and  is  expressed  through  a  personal  narrative  in  their  work.  The  photographers  have   become  ambassadors  for  their  neighborhoods,  communicating  the  stories,  feelings  and   idiosyncrasies  that  surround  them.

The New No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel
http://www.powerhousearena.com/newsletters/120415/
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
2pm-4pm

Alexander McCall Smith presents No. 13 in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series: The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection. Join him for a Sunday afternoon reading, discussion, and signing. About The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled.

Reading: “A Night of Experimental Writing” With Anna Joy Springer, Robin Coste Lewis, and Silas Howard
http://bluestockings.com/events/
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
7pm-

A night of grotesques, punk rock, and wild queer feminism! Anna Joy Springer (Blatz, The Gr’ups, Cypher in the Snow) reads from her new fabulist memoir, “The Vicious Red Relic, Love.” Robin Coste Lewis marvels with her poetry mastery. Silas Howard (Tribe8) spins tales about growing up in the underground punk rock scene in San Francisco during the 1990s.

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum Spoken Word Poetry Salon
http://www.historichousetrust.org/rsscalendar.php?month=4&year=2012
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
2:30pm-

A gathering of stimulating people in a salon atmosphere at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, the historic home of Lewis H. Latimer, an African-American scientist, inventor, poet, and painter–a Renaissance man of his time. The Poetry Salon, produced by award-winning literary artist Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Mobius: The Poetry Magazine (www.poetrytown.com), will feature readings by Ms. Torrence-Thompson and other outstanding poets including John Amen, Alison Roh Park, George H. Northrup, and Dominick Arbolay. Conversation and light refreshments will enhance the afternoon.

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum Spoken Word Poetry Salon
http://www.historichousetrust.org/rsscalendar.php?month=4&year=2012
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
2:30pm-

A gathering of stimulating people in a salon atmosphere at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, the historic home of Lewis H. Latimer, an African-American scientist, inventor, poet, and painter–a Renaissance man of his time. The Poetry Salon, produced by award-winning literary artist Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Mobius: The Poetry Magazine (www.poetrytown.com), will feature readings by Ms. Torrence-Thompson and other outstanding poets including John Amen, Alison Roh Park, George H. Northrup, and Dominick Arbolay. Conversation and light refreshments will enhance the afternoon.

Mephista (Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Susie Ibarra)
http://roulette.org/events/mephista-ikue-mori-sylvie-courvoisier-susie-ibarra/
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
8pm-

Featuring the colorful piano of Sylvie Courvoisier, the groundbreaking laptop electronics of Ikue Mori and the dynamic drumming of Susie Ibarra, Mephista is one of the most spectacular new music groups working today, a perfect blend of heart, fire and mind.

Mohammad-Reza Lotfi: Songs of the Persian Mystics
http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7306-mohammad-reza-lotfi-songs-of-the-persian-mystics
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
7pm-

Ostad Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi, one of the greatest living masters of the tar and setar lutes, has been a major figure in the past 40 years in revolutionizing Persian traditional music. His innovative approach of combining the classical with folk elements in his compositions and performances has revitalized an ancient tradition.

Public Movement SALON 5 – Birthright Palestine? Debate/Vote
http://www.newmuseum.org/events/639
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
3pm-

SALON 5 will present a public debate staged as a congressional session amongst the public and previous salon participants on the initiation of Birthright Palestine. Invited debaters, along with the public, will argue all sides of the case and its possible implications. The debate will be followed by a democratic vote. If the public votes against the creation of a Birthright Palestine, then Public Movement’s Final Action in New York will be canceled.

Intellectual Derelict Meet the Artist: Performance and Artist Talk by Alejandro Guzman
http://www.wavehill.org/calendar/event_3465.html
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
1:30pm-

Alejandro Guzman creates performance objects from man-made and natural materials, incorporating large-scale geometric drawings and photographs into his three-dimensional sculptural work. The art objects will be set in motion during this performance and artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Free with admission to the grounds.

Chain And The Gang Habibi, Alex
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/101725
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
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Chain And The Gang Habibi, Alex

The Starry Mountain Singers
http://www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
04/15/2012-04/15/2012
8pm-

The Starry Mountain Singers are an ensemble of ten vocalists who perform a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and abroad. The group’s members are all lifelong musicians who share a deep love of traditional vocal styles and a dedication to studying and performing them.

OPPORTUNITES:

THE 22 MAGAZINE VOLUME 3/III/THREE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
 http://www.the22magazine.com/Pages/submissions.html
03/01/2012-04/30/2012

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.

Wall Art Design Challenge: Uncommon Good
http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/art-contest
04/13/2012-04/26/2012

You paint, draw, collage and sketch, and now your chance to see your art printed, framed and in the UncommonGoods collection is here. Enter your original artwork for a chance to produce a limited edition run of prints to be sold by UncommonGoods this summer. GRAND PRIZE: $500 + 5% royalties on a limited edition of 100 prints. We’ll pick our favorite entries to share with customers on our Community Voting App. Our guest judges will choose a winning design from among the top vote-getting entries. We’ll announce the winner in May.Your art should tell a story, be intelligent, and show your creative individuality. Take a look at some of our other art for inspiration. We don’t have a set aesthetic – we want to see yours.

Law School for Visual Artists
http://www.vlany.org/lawschool_comments.php
03/20/2012-04/17/2012
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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)

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call
http://www.americancomposers.org/jcoi/
04/01/2012-04/16/2012
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The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS) and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the 2012-13 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI). Up to 35 jazz composers in various stages of their composing careers will be selected to participate from a national call for applications. The successful applicants will be composers working in jazz, improvised music, and creative music whose work demonstrates excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth. Applicants need not have prior experience with orchestral composition.

Open Call: Videorover Season 4
http://nurtureart.org/?p=3777
04/05/2012-04/15/2012
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NURTUREart is pleased to announce that Videorover is accepting submissions for its fourth season, to open in May 2012. With a constantly growing program, Videorover aims at becoming an ever-expanding forum for new and emerging video artists. As in Season 3, Videorover is accepting videos for two programs: one selection of shorter monitor friendly videos to be presented in the gallery space, and a second selection of more narrative videos which will be shown as an itinerant screening event. The subject is open.

Puppet & Costume Workshops
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/
03/07/2012-05/09/2012
12pm-4pm

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 mail@earthcelebrations.com

New Works Residency 2012/13
http://harvestworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:new-works-residency&catid=21&Itemid=53
03/25/2012-05/01/2012
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Deadline May 1 – Residencies run from Jul 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Click here to start the online application. The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture.

Law School for Visual Artists
http://www.vlany.org/lawschool_comments.php
03/20/2012-04/17/2012
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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 ART & TECHNIQUE OF COMIC BOOK INKING
http://moccany.org/content/education
03/28/2012-04/25/2012
6:30pm-8:30pm

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.

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call
http://www.americancomposers.org/jcoi/
04/01/2012-04/16/2012
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The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS) and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the 2012-13 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI). Up to 35 jazz composers in various stages of their composing careers will be selected to participate from a national call for applications. The successful applicants will be composers working in jazz, improvised music, and creative music whose work demonstrates excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth. Applicants need not have prior experience with orchestral composition.

NARS International Artist Residency Program Open Call
http://narsfoundation.org/homepage.php
04/05/2012-04/20/2012
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NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

Screening & Discussion: Open Call for NYASAFF’s Annual Short Video Slam, Deadline: April 23
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/847
04/05/2012-04/23/2012
9pm-

Alwan and 3rd i NY are soliciting new, short videos (produced 2009 or later) by South Asian and Arab directors OR videos about those regions and their diasporas by filmmakers of all backgrounds. Videos of all genres are welcome. Please limit submissions to 20 minutes or less total running time.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: FIGMENT NYC
http://newyork.figmentproject.org/get-involved/submit-a-project/
03/08/2012-05/01/2012

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.

Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers

http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/

03/10/2012-05/01/2012

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.

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/
02/26/2012-05/12/2012
00pm-00pm

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!
http://www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com/
03/01/2012-07/12/2012
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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.

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/

03/10/2012-05/01/2012

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.

The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
02/23/2012-05/03/2012

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/

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