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Cross-Reference: A Collaborative Exhibition Featuring the work of Hans + Gieves
Like the Spice gallery presents Cross-Reference, a collaborative of Nashville-based painter Hans Schmitt-Matzen and Brooklyn-based photographer Gieves Anderson. It’s fitting that Hans and Gieves begin the works in their latest series in libraries, which the two artists consider sanctuaries of thought. Duly titled Cross-Reference, the series enables a philosophical contemplation of color and composition through an alchemy of the disparate mediums of photography and painting. Libraries’ unbroken rows and columns of books were the artists’ inspiration for the new works, and Gieves’ large photographic prints of the buildings’ interiors and exteriors form the multicolored surfaces to which Hans applies oils in thick gestural strokes made with brushes, blades, and customized squeegees.
Marc Brotherton – New Work
Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”
Acid Bath: Nina Carelli
Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Acid Bath will feature Nina’s eclectic etchings and hand-made books. This will be her first solo exhibition. Both shows will be on view from April 20th to May 27th, 2012 at the gallery’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location. A public reception will be held with both artists on April 20th, 6–9 pm. The title, Acid Bath, references the antiquarian etching process: zinc plate drawings are surrendered into a bath of nitric acid. It is there where a mysterious transformation occurs, where all aspects of predictability and limitation dissolve. Nina’s imagery flows between different realms, some rooted in nature, and some culled from her own absurd inventions. Various motifs, including astronomy, nostalgia, and alchemy, simultaneously overlap and create contradictions.
OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS PHOTOPLAYS BY STEPHEN DIRKES
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.
CONGRESS OF CURIOUS PEOPLES!
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.
English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andrew Hurst. His previous show with English Kills was in 2009. For this exhibition, Hurst delves deeper into the collage and assemblage practices central to his highly process-based work. Inside this process, a wide variety of cast-off items and collected ephemera (photos, tapes, films, etc.) are loosely cataloged in a kind of psychic scrapbook, gestating indefinitely. Out of this gestation, Hurst’s creative instinct simultaneously acts as host and parasite to these materials; form and content begin to emerge, and a conceptual reclamation is achieved. Ultimately, this transformative process is imbued with an inherent kind of sad joy, related to memory, loss, and the disarming tension of rebirth and renewal.
Igudesman and Joo: A Little Nightmare Music
Aleksey Igudesman, Violin Hyung-ki Joo, Piano
Ballads and Crankies
A night of traditional music, collected stories, and new illustrations: Anna & Elizabeth, from Southwest Virginia, with artist Katherine Fahey. Opening sets from Jan Bell and Kristin Andreassen.
Feminism Meets Neuroscience
Join Victoria Pitts Taylor, author of numerous articles on the sociology of the body, medicine, gender and health, and Rebecca Jordan-Young, author of Brainstorm: Flaws in the Science of Sex Difference, for a discussion of how feminism should respond to the neuroscientific age. This event is a public program connected to the “NeuroCultures.” For further information on this and other Seminars in the Humanities, see http://centerforthehumanities.org/seminars.
Gary Lucas with special guest Jeffrey Lewis
Gary Lucas, guitarist extraordinaire, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer returns to Joe’s Pub for a special solo concert that will feature music from his 20 plus acclaimed solo albums incluiuing his latest avant-rock album with his band Gods and Monsters, “The Ordeal of Civility”, which made many Best of the Year lists. Gary has been called “one of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle” (Rolling Stone) and “One of the 100 greatest living guitarists”, and he’s has performed in oner 40 countries to date. His solo concerts are dazzling tour de forces with a wide and eclectic repertoire, touching on Gary’s original songs, country blues, experimental guitar soundscapes, 30′s Chinese Pop, film scores, his arrangements of Dvorak and Wagner and much more.
Dustin Grella: Notes to Self
A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan’s post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City’s post offices are still inaccessible.
Unsound Festival New York
Unsound Festival New York opens with a night of distinctive female experimental artists working with sound. LA resident Julia Holter and Norway’s Jenny Hval combine avant-garde structures with music at the edge of pop, working with explicit lyrics exploring sex and gender, and subverting expectations. Holter’s Tragedy and Hval’s Viscera were among 2011′s best albums. New York cellist Julia Kent, a collaborator of Rasputina and Anthony and the Johnsons, performs solo.
Unsound New York: Baaba
Unsound Festival New York is well-established as an essential contributor to New York’s cultural landscape, embracing a range of genres from contemporary classical music to post-industrial sounds to black metal to new directions in bass. Co-presented by Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Polish Film Archive. This year’s BAMcinématek entry features Warsaw-based underground supergroup Baaba performing a live score to an exquisite selection of classic Polish animated films, incorporating graphic arts, painting, puppetry, and experimental theater. The lineup includes Academy Award winner Zbigniew Rybczynski’s New Book, auteur Walerian Borowczyk’s Banner of Youth, and Mirosław Kijowicz’s Cages, as well as Stairs by Stanislaw Schanbeck and Chair by Daniel Szczechura.
Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus – Flamenco Guitar and Cello
The story of “Barlande” began on a fair summer evening in Tercé, near the town of Poitiers, at the first of the InFiné Workshops in the Normandoux Quarry. Amidst the white chalk walls, a singular duo – flamenca guitar and cello – took the stage for a stringed family dialogue. A fitting analogy as the story of this record is, first and foremost, that of a father, Pedro Soler and his son, Gaspar Claus.
Occupying Wall Street The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America
“An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain.” -Jonathan Lethem “There are many books about #OWS but none has the pedigree of Occupying Wall Street. Created by more than 60 people from the movement, it runs through its beginnings, and provides a fascinating look at how Zucotti Park functioned, the disagreements and difficulties in running the community, and contains first-hand accounts of some of its most dramatic moments. Part souvenir, part how-to guide, this is a remarkable and unique book.” -Huffington Post For two months this fall, Zuccotti Park was the site of an extraordinary political action. Home to the hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors, the park became a communion of sharing and consensus in the heart of a citadel defined by greed and oligarchy.
Page Meets Stage
Terese Svoboda’s writing has been featured in The New Yorker, Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate.com, Bomb, Lit, Columbia, Yale Review and The Paris Review. Her honors include an O. Henry for the short story, a nonfiction Pushcart Prize, a translation NEH fellowship, a PEN/Columbia Fellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in poetry and fiction, a New York State Council on the Arts grant and a Jerome Foundation grant in video, the John Golden Award in playwriting, the Bobst Prize in fiction and the Iowa Prize in poetry. A University of British Columbia and Columbia graduate, she has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Fordham, Williams, the College of William and Mary, the University of Hawaii, the University of Miami, Fairleigh Dickenson, the New School, St. Petersburg, Russia, Nairobi, and held the McGee Professorship at Davidson College.
RECIPROCITY: Pratt Photography Thesis Show
Featuring work by: D. Oscar Horner Zoe Juarez Gaby Bush Bridget Collins Madeleine Wieand Raine Manley Robertson Lauren Foy Michele Taylor Yael Malka Ryan Oskin Lauren Zaser Cait Oppermann Khrystyna Chekhlata Leslie Behum Adam Hutchins Macey Foronda Jen Fredericks Caleb Olson Stephen Spilka Douglas Marks Bobby Walsh Rodney Jones Emily Tepikian Brian Pho Nick Childers Jenna Sclafani Dahae Kim Angela Humes
Unsound Festival New York 2012: Singularity
Some of the most celebrated acts working in exploratory realms of music, creating sometimes extreme sounds wherein genres implode, becoming something exciting and new. Norway’s Next Life fuses ear-shredding black metal, noise and electronics, Hype Williams combine performance art with bass mutations, and Actress takes dance music to it’s most experimental limits, turning it in upon itself. Unsound Festival New York 2012 is presented by Fundacja Tone, the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Goethe Institut New York
Hea Jin Ko “Borderline”
Hea Jin’s Gallery nights will be: Opening Party Wed April 18th Gallery Night Wed April 25th Closing reception Wed May 2nd 8pm- Late Hea Jin Ko incorporates graphic design and photography with her multimedia sculptural paintings and altered prints. Observe her double exposed photos covered in fluorescent colored cotton balls, and you’ll get a glimpse of her playful spirit. But her work is much more introspective than at first glimpse, and she’ll invite you to question her intentions, and ponder the relationships of people and their beliefs and subconscious boundaries. Where is the line between arbitrary motives and meaningful purpose?
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the charismatic drummer and producer of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, comes to BAM with an immersive musical experience. Enlisting a stellar lineup of artists, Questlove and musicians perform a free-flowing playlist—a kinetic mix of songs and sounds from unexpected musical bedfellows—that celebrates and reflects our current shuffle culture.
Petit / PAS / Ughi & Caine
Philippe Petit is a music activist using the Electric Psalterion and other singular instruments while spinning prepared vinyl and shifting percussive objects. PAS joins him in this qwest. Federico Ughi & Adam Caine, next-level drummer & guitarist, open it all up and make it shimmer. Pull My Daisy is Baby Copperhead and Brian Zegeer
Red Hook Ramblers Live Music with Silent Films
Brooklyn’s premier Dixieland band, the Red Hook Ramblers first appeared on New York’s revitalized traditional jazz scene in 2005 and rapidly found themselves among its leading torchbearers. They have been repeatedly honored to perform at the Louis Armstrong House Museum to celebrate Satchmo’s birthday and have been interviewed and featured on New York radio and television stations, as well as on Time Out New York’s website.
Go East curated by Mark Moore Gallery
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Go East, a selection of work by four emerging artists represented by Mark Moore Gallery of Culver City, California. Go East—featuring Chad Person, Feodor Voronov, Kenichi Yokono, and Yoram Wolberger—is the first installment in a bicoastal exchange between the two galleries, and will be on exhibit during the New York editions of the 2012 Frieze and PULSE art fairs (May 3-7). In July 2012, the “gallery swap” will be completed with Go West at Mark Moore Gallery, a presentation of work by Joshua Liner Gallery artists David Ellis and Kris Kuksi in Los Angeles.
Friday Night Dinner: 4:20
Come to 92YTribeca on Apr 20 when guest Steve Bloom, former editor of High Times magazine, joins Rabbi-in-Residence Dan Ain for a conversation normally had behind closed (potpourri-scented) doors. Join this writer and political activist for an open dialogue about the real world implications of state and federal drug laws, the origin of the term “4:20″ and what Jewish tradition has to say about cannabis, the connection between mysticism and psychotropic drugs and other things that grow in the ground.
The Permanent Festival: Gaspar Claus with Friends
A special night of music by Gaspar Claus and a selection of extraordinary friends, including David Moore (Bing and Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Ben Greenberg (The Zz), Pedro Soler + many more!
Unsound Festival New York 2012: True Horizons
Berlin’s legendary Pole and LA artist Sun Araw explore very different sounds indebted to dub; while they former works dub basslines into minimal electronic music, the latter warps dub sound into a fusion of afrobeat, psychedelic drone and more. Inner Tube opens, with Mark McGuire of Emeralds and Spencer Clarke creating a guitar/synth duo inspired by Australian surf movies from the 80′s. Unsound Festival New York 2012 is presented by Fundacja Tone, the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Goethe Institut New York
The Story Collider
The Story Collider and NECSS are joining forces! The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) is in town and we’ve gotten some of their most interesting speakers to come tell true, personal stories about science. This special event features some of your favorite scientists and skeptics like you’ve never seen them before! On Fri, Apr 20 at 8 pm at 92YTribeca, join NECSS and The Story Collider for six true, funny, strange and just plain interesting science stories. Featuring live stories from: Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo-Soprano DJ Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation Jay Novella, Co-Host of “The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe” Jamy Ian Swiss, Magician and Author Page Van Meter, President of NYC Skeptics
It’s been nearly two decades since Lambchop released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s songs – and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its 11th album, Mr. M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence.
Festival of India, Series I: Next Generation
Music Festival Of india series presenting the next generation, the sons of the legends. Sabir Khan & Hidayat Khan in Jugalbandi of Sarangi & Sitar and Rakesh Chaurasia & Rahul Shrama in Jugalbandi of Bansuri & Santoor.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th, 7-10pm Regina Rex is pleased to present an exhibition of four paintings—one each from artists Britta Deardorff, Jackie Gendel, Juan Gomez and Eric Sall. The four paintings were selected to individually hold a large wall while collectively contributing to a boisterous conversation in a large white room. These paintings are not cool or restrained —they are exuberant both in scale and visual vocabulary. They employ lush palates, body-scale gesture, and elements of the figurative in an unapologetic and visceral appeal to the viewer.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present Sheila Hicks’s inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from April 20 through May 25, 2012. With a career that spans five decades, Hicks’s work traverses the boundaries between painting and sculpture, design, craft and even architecture with the use of woven forms. Challenging the hierarchical classification of textiles as a more artisanal design-based medium, Hicks combines her early training in painting, the interaction of color with Josef Albers, and art history with George Kubler, with an expert understanding of the craft of weaving and tapestry…
Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
Every Monday at 8pm Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), this weekly variety show features comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, special guests, and the occasional, unpredictable oddity. Past guests have included Eugene Mirman, Ted Leo, Aziz Ansari, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com.
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.
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams—lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.
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.
Wasmuht is widely known for her large-scale, multi-layered oil paintings. Her work derives from an array of pictorial inventions, culminating in an aesthetic tension that aims to reconcile what the artist refers to as the “dualism of modernism,” a melding of representational and abstract structures in painting. The paintings’ images are generated from an array of abstracted and overlapping photographic imagery that Wasmuht sources from a combination of the Internet and her own personal photographs. The images, both appropriated and her own, mine daily life, nature, science and art, fusing into staged abstracted productions. As Wasmuht describes her process, “In a film, one image is followed by another, whereas I pile the images up on top of one another.” Above all, her labor-intensive painting technique characterizes her work.
BAC Gallery presents: FUNNY HA HA
Opening Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Join us during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk at the opening reception for BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition Funny Ha Ha. Can art be critical and humorous? This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff.
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 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
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.
Heide Fasnacht: Loot
Since 2008 Heide Fasnacht has been exploring landscapes of cultural destruction and in the process has recovered images long dormant and silent. Against our social climate, marked as it is by an inability to face history, Fasnacht takes on the challenge of excavating the past as she examines the fate of cultural artifacts in times of conflict. She begins in medias res, figuratively and literally, and assembles arrays of things stolen, hoarded, lost, recovered, and demolished as a result of war. Fasnacht draws on multiple sources, including the Nazi’s confiscation of art and treasure, the Allies’ bombing of Monte Cassino, looting and damage at the Umm al-Aqarib archaeological site in Iraq following the US invasion, the methodical looting of treasure by Japanese forces in WWII, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the London Blitz, the TET offensive, the Monuments Men, and the Rubble Women.
Mesmer Eyes Kathy Goodell
This March, Causey Contemporary is pleased to present Mesmer Eyes, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell. Sculpture and drawing, Goodell’s most familiar forms, are utilized as physical accents within Mesmer Eyes, the tactile qualities leading one from nature to the metaphysical. Mesmer Eyes is characteristic of Goodell’s meditative approach to space, time and consciousness, while optimizing her interests in light and prismatic color to create a hypnotic effect, allowing the tangible to meet the abstract. This will be the first solo exhibition by Ms. Goodell at the gallery, which will include a large-scale, interactive painting installation, aqueous pigment print photographs, sculptures and drawings from 2011-2012.
THE POP-UP MUSEUM Opening!
THE POP-UP MUSEUM of the Gowanus Canal March 3 – April 22, 2012 Opening Reception: 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 3rd Tumblr: http://gowanuslab.tumblr.com/ A museum’s mission involves the categorization, preservation, and contextualization of objects within a finite space. The Pop-Up Museum is designed to function as the inverse of these practices, bringing together a set of local, “unremarkable” objects that then become art or serve as a springboard for art that references them. Through the playful contextualization and re-contextualization of these objects, we will redefine the museum—both what a museum looks like, physically, and what it does, culturally. Specifically, we will work with found materials from all around the Gowanus neighborhood to create a new “history” of the region and its traditions (a not entirely serious one).
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.
Inspired by Lee’s miniature crime scene sets, von Buhler decided to create the scenes from her family mystery using her own handmade sets and dolls. Utilizing evidence from autopsy reports, police records, court documents, and interviews, she has built a dollhouse-sized speakeasy, a hospital room, a child’s bedroom, and a pre-war apartment. She also created lifelike dolls with moveable limbs to live in these sets. Taking it to another level, von Buhler has now created an immersive theatrical experience to go along with the sets and her own investigation. The play stages these events in mobster Meyer Lansky’s former Lower East Side speakeasy. The location is elaborately set up to mirror the dollhouse sets from the book. The play’s tagline is “The speakeasy is our dollhouse and the actors are our dolls.”
Sam Moyer: Slack Tide
Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present a show of new work by Sam Moyer. For her second solo show at the gallery, Moyer will exhibit pieces that continue her examination of the liminal space between the two- and three-dimensional, albeit in a larger, more imposing scale than her work has explored before. In paintings that hover on the edge of sculpture, and sculpture that hovers on the edge of painting, Moyer recalls the rigorous language of mid-20th-century minimalist art, but also the modest, playful and scattershot material processes of home design projects.
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents a major exhibition of works by the idiosyncratic illustrator, designer, and writer, Edward Gorey (1925-2000), beginning March 5 and running through July 27, 2012
Swept Away Projects
An extension of the Swept Away exhibition, Swept Away Projects will include a series of “live” installations occurring during the run of the exhibition that will allow audiences to experience and interact with artists and their site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand, and dirt. The series includes the floor installation of Catherine Bertola of the U.K., who works with dust, among several others. In some instances, visitor will actually get to sweep away the installations by walking through and touching them, participating in the ephemeral nature of these artists’ output. Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design is made possible by the Inner Circle, a leadership Museum support group, and with public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.
Colin Snapp: Continental Drift
Alexandre Orion SPOIL
Foley Gallery is pleased to host its second solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion. The installation will feature video footage from the Ossário tunnel intervention project, several soot on canvas paintings from Art Less Pollution and unique prints made by “Pollugraphy” (collecting toxic soot directly from vehicle exhaust tailpipes). The gallery exhibition coincides with Orion’s participation in Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of the League of Professional Theater Women
The League of Professional Theatre Women, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to collaborate with the League to celebrate the oral history legacy which, since 1992, documents an outstanding array of women who have contributed to contemporary American theatre.
Arlene Shechet Parallel Play
Dieu Donné announces the opening of an exhibition of new paper-based works by artist Arlene Shechet beginning Thursday, March 8, 2012 and on view through Saturday, April 28, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6—8 pm, and the artist will be present.
The Long Fight for Kawtoolie: Portraits from the Jungles of Burma
Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary are pleased to announce an exhibition of 15 color portraits by renowned photographer Jason Florio of freedom fighters and civilians who have struggled for independence in the Karen State of Burma, along the Thailand border.
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 6-8 PM Block Island, located 11 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is an important stopover for birds on the offshore migration route of the Atlantic Flyway, offering respite at sea during their seasonal flight. Elizabeth Dickens, a long time resident, began collecting dead birds on the island beginning in the early 20th century. She had them stuffed and catalogued, amassing a valuable ornithological record consisting of 172 specimens. The cause of death- flew into a lighthouse, death by cat, death by telephone wire- was always noted.
Benjamin Butler SOME TREES
Klaus von Nichtssagend is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Benjamin Butler, entitled Some Trees. Featuring new oil paintings, the show will open on March 8th and run through April 22nd. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, March 8th from 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature a variety of Butler’s oil paintings on canvas, from the large scale to smaller pieces conceived of and hung as a series. The title of the show is borrowed from the John Ashbery poem, ‘Some Trees’, and points to Butler’s specific meditation on painting. For most of the past decade, ‘trees’ and ‘forests’, have served for Butler as a pictorial stand-in and a point of departure for making abstract paintings. In these recent works, Butler is seen approaching his paintings more directly as objects, considering not only the front surface of the canvas, but the sides as well.
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”
New York’s Broadway theatres are known for their elaborate musicals, dramatic plays and big stars, but how often do audiences stop to think about the historic interiors of these glorious theatres? To bring attention to the interior design and restoration of many of the most famous Broadway theatres, New York School of Interior Design will present “Theatrical By Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors,” on view at the NYSID Gallery (161 East 69th Street, btw Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.) from March 8 – April 27, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Stephen Prina Painting
Stephen Prina’s seventh exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery will consist of three triptych paintings. These paintings are made on commercially produced linen window blinds with the final installation comprised of 9 blinds that hang from the ceiling. The blinds function both as sculptural objects as well as a support for Prina’s typical abstract gestural brushstrokes in shades of red, yellow, and blue. Prina transfers the three primary colors that have been repeatedly drawn on by modernist artists such as Piet Mondrian or Barnett Newman into an architectural setting.
Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York in over a decade. The exhibition presents the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s ongoing Ball Park Series spanning the past 25 years. Since the late 1970s, Russell Maltz has produced sculptures, installations, and wall works informed by the aesthetics of baseball fields and stadiums. Executed with a broad array of off-the-shelf, unrefined construction materials, including sheets of plywood and glass, metal wall studs, 2x4s, sawhorses, enamel paints, and more, his Ball Park Series works can be characterized by their consistent use of the colors green and white, which directly reference the vibrant green Astroturf of the field and stark white chalk lines demarcating the boundaries of the game of play.
Ken Rosenthal & Vojtech V. Slama
EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
OPENING RECEPTION & LECTURE Friday March 9, 5:30 pm at Flushing Town Hall TURKISH ANATOLIA KILIMS, Belkis Balpinar, founding Director, Vakiflar Carpet Museum, Istanbul and modern kilim artist Archeological findings and written material indicate that Anatolia was a textile center for more than 10,000 years. Added to this, the migration of nomadic Turkic tribes after the 11th century resulted in a great variety and diversity of Turkish flat woven rugs. Celebrated curator, author and weaving artist Belkis Balpinar discusses the dating, techniques and symbolism of the various types of flat-woven rugs and pile carpets that have made Turkey famous.
IAN DAVIS Jewel Sermons
The title of the exhibition refers to a strategy used by preachers to examine different aspects of complex ideas. Just as one might inspect the facets of a diamond by turning it over in the light, Davis offers his viewers multiple possibilities for understanding his narrative intentions. While contemplating subjects such as wealth, collapse, futility and hubris, he creates a diverse population of oligarchs, imposters, subversives, scientists, African soldiers, TV journalists, insurance adjusters, and “various types of frauds and charlatans.” In a formal departure from the flat patterning and ordered geometry of his earlier work, many of the recent paintings are newly energized by circular compositions and spiraling vortex-like structures. In Curriculum Vitae (2011) Davis stages a vainglorious celebration around concentric banquet tables.
Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated graphic Signs for the Future. Recalling the lexicon of our designed world, Duncan’s signs are stand-ins, signifying things that do not yet exist: not futurological predictions, rather they are emblems of the not yet imagined. They are familiar, but withhold their intentions; indeterminate yet full of promise. They often sink into their own representational space, or logical game.
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 1, 2012.
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.
Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Influenced by my daily devouring of literature, I would say the pictures which I paint are a visual form of fiction writing. They are essentially pre-narrative set-ups containing fictional elements hopefully encouraging subjective interpretation. Painted into raw panels with thin paint they become a sort of contemporary fresco into wood. Nick Ghiz 2006
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related practices—in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine—have recurred in art throughout the 20th century and to the present day. Artists from André Masson and Joan Miró to Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober to Mark Manders and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. If art history reveals an unending impulse to render the human figure as a symbol of potential perfection and a system of primary organization, these works show that artists have just as persistently been driven to disfigure the body.
Questions Without Answers
In anticipation of the long-awaited book of the same name, VII is proud to exhibit Questions Without Answers, a powerful visual history of our ever-changing world and recent defining events. Published in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the agency, Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII demonstrates the unparalleled excellence of the VII photographers in chronicling the impact of unseen conflicts, humanitarian crises, and catastrophic events
The next exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery is new work by Colette Calascione, her first solo show in New York in six years. The exhibition opens on March 15th and closes on April 21st. A female figure is the focal point of each oil painting, seated, standing or reclining, and most often nude. While the paintings stretch to 2×3 feet in scale, they are generally of a more intimate size, from 8×10 inches to 20×20 inches, on wood panels. Inspired by books and images of earlier eras of art history, particularly the Deco era, as well as Japanese aesthetics, Calascione invents a world that is her own. Images of women and children in old photographs are transformed in the artist’s hands. She never literally copies a photo or its background. When she sees a figure she likes, her vision forms around it. Clothed figures in photographs are sometimes undressed by Calascione in her paintings, and placed in a mise-en-scene she creates.
“Dreams from the dark room” Thomas Barbey solo exhibition
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition for renowned photographer Thomas Barbèy. “Dreams from the dark room” will be an exhibition of black and white photo compositions that give evidence to the artist’s ability to capture the impossible and fantasied through the manual process of developing film negatives and the assemblage of various imagery.
The next exhibition in the Project Space at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, will be Rupert Deese’s “Array 1000,” a new suite of monumental woodcuts published by Manneken Press, opening on March 15th and continuing through April 21st. Comprised of five 45×45 inch prints, it is the latest and largest addition to the ongoing Array project, 25 circular woodcut prints, which commenced in 2005 and will culminate with the publication of “Array 1400” in 2013.
Keith Haring: 1978–1982
Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Keith Haring Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation March 16–July 8, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
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.
SINDY BUTZ AND HIROSHI SHAFER
Opening: 3/16 9pm Experimental theatrical imitation play from 70′s Japanese movie Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.
Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe
Saturdays, 2:30-4 pm:::10-week series (March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 12, June 2, 16, 23) This class will be focused on outlining ideas and concepts for working out your own moves and sequences, and will guide you through a process of how to discover the fun of this wonderful prop. We will focus on various aspects of fan technique, including lines & patterns, body placement, tech, tricks, spins, tosses, story, movement, and sequencing. Much of the class will be student-based, with a focus on sharing, communicating, and exploring with each other. The last class will be a FIRE class!. Location: Battery Park. Price: special debut price of $125.
For Jim Shaw’s exhibition at Metro Pictures the Los Angeles-based artist presents a large mural and 20 drawings comprising a comic book that center on his fictional religion Oism, a narrative Shaw has been developing for more than 20 years. The works draw on eccentric aspects of American history and quirky old imagery to illustrate part two of Shaw’s proposed, four-part Oist prog rock opera. Its story, told through the comic book, follows two small-time crooks as they break into the Museum of Oist History in Omaha. Seeking refuge from encroaching FBI agents the pair ducks into a 24-hour wig museum where a helpful curator hides them beneath wigs that inexplicably render them invisible and transport them to the ancient homeland of the religion’s founding deity O.
Yoko Inoue/Jeanne Quinn
Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new projects by New York-based artist Yoko Inoue and Colorado-based artist Jeanne Quinn.
Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora features work by 41 artists who confront issues like sexuality, terror, disease, the environment and racial politics through various artistic mediums like paintings, prints, installations, video and sculpture. This eclectic mix of artists is chosen by curator Vijay Kumar and is free and open to the public. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject. The opening reception will take place at Crossing Art Queens on March 17 from 3pm to 6pm.
John Torreano/Mamie Holst: http://www.featureinc.com/future.html
Mystics: A blessed rage for order
Mystics: A blessed rage for order focuses on artists who obsessively and willfully engage in compulsive processes to create meticulous work spanning a range of media. The exhibition illustrates the delicate balance of technique and materiality, when process is as integral to a work’s meaning. Mystics is a formal exploration of art and labor: intensive individualism and form are enhanced by painstaking, methodological creations that evoke awe and wonder. Artists to be announced.
Color Photographs from the WPA (1939-1943)
Largely forgotten until the mid-seventies when they resurfaced in the Library of Congress archives, the color photographs of the Works Project Administration (1939-1943) document the later period of FDR’s New Deal, an ambitious series of government programs designed to address the brutal effects of the Great Depression on the social and economic fabric of 1930′s America. While the Library’s archive of black and white depression-era photographs is more familiar and more often reproduced, the color images, taken within three years of the invention of Kodachrome film, are striking for their rich, saturated colors and rigorously formal compositions.
So to Speak
So to Speak creates an encounter between visual and verbal forms of representation. Each work in the exhibition weighs the difference between these two forms of expression, reflecting on the faults, slippages, and tensions that arise when representing images with words. Curated by Emily Berçir Zimmerman, as part of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, So to Speak presents artworks by four artists – Fiona Banner, Hollis Frampton, Melinda McDaniel, and Klub Zwei – that question the status of the photographic image as a purveyor of truth, and the predominance of still and moving images within the current visual regime. It also seeks to draw attention to the use of text in the exhibition itself – wall labels, postcards, brochures, and other documentation – to speak for objects, deeply altering their meaning.
Martos Gallery is pleased to present New Traditionalists, a group exhibition featuring works by American artists Justin Adian, Jess Fuller, Leif Ritchey, and B. Wurtz, organized by Mary Grace Wright. Justin Adian (b. 1976, Fort Worth, TX) manipulates painterly surfaces into playful psychosexual conglomerations. Canvas is wrapped tightly around bulbous upholsterer’s foam and sprayed with sleek industrial paint, its contours overlapping in tantalizing ways. Jess Fuller’s (b. 1972, Portland, ME), hand dyed fabric paintings have evolved into plush sculptural reliefs. These distressed canvases are both stuffed and dismembered, exploiting and exposing the material’s structural limits. Fuller presents these sprawling, colorful hides in various formats, shapeshifting from wall to floor, image to text.
DOMA / At Home
DOMA / At Home March 22 — April 19, 2012 Jarvis Earnshaw, Victoria Law Ricardo Nelson, Alex Pergament and Amy Westpfahl OPENING: Thrs March 22 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 1:00 — 3:00pm Wed & Thrs 5:00 — 7:00pm or by appt: firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Arianna Carossa: Argo
NURTUREart is pleased to present Argo, a solo exhibition by emerging artist Arianna Carossa, a winner of the 2011/2012 open call for Artists and Curators. Carossa’s artistic practice aims to question an object’s potential, not only how we interact with it, but the imaginary (or real) possibilities of its autonomous existence. Can an object be alive? Moreover, would human presence be necessary to validate the life of something inanimate? Would that something even exist, without us?
Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The works in this group exhibition are united in their use of bodily fragmentation to investigate the role of women in modern society. Fragmentation is a versatile tool in visual art, as it allows us to simultaneously see the human body in a more focused manner, and to step back from it and view the body as an abstract form – it can lead to reactions ranging from analytical to emotional. While interpretations are individual to both artist and viewer, Part & Parcel undoubtedly inspires us to think about the body in novel ways.
Tamara Gonzales: Untitled an exhibition of new paintings
Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to present new paintings by Tamara Gonzales. The exhibition will feature the artist’s new series of works that combine her use of spray painting through lace. Also on exhibition will be a new sketchbook by Austin Thomas and recent sculpture by Kevin Curran. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists, which will coincide with Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday, March 10, 6-10pm. The gallery at Norte Maar is open weekends, 1-6pm or by appointment.
In No Strange Land
In this multi-media installation Edouard Steinhauer pays homage to James Hampton’s extraordinary shrine “The throne of the third heaven of the nations’ Millennium General Assembly” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment: 718-783-4438
Irina Korina: “Demonstrative Behavior”
Scaramouche is pleased to present the first U.S. exhibition of Moscow-based artist Irina Korina. Known for her oversized, elaborate installations, the artist debuts a group of compelling works conceived for the gallery space and assembled under the title “Demonstrative Behavior”. Originally trained in theater design, Korina’s work takes the forms of columns, anthropomorphic sculptures, and architectural constructions. These complex configurations, with their myriad parts and appendages, bring to mind the opulent and playful stage sets of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Her work however, does not reflect the splendor of Imperial Russia. Rather, the artist seeks to illuminate the last three decades during which the Soviet Union has undergone a painful transition from socialism to its own peculiar brand of capitalism. With wholesale furniture markets serving as her source of inspiration, Korina utilizes makeshift materials such as veneer, plywood, fabric and plasticine. Self-adhesive faux m
THE ART OF THE BOOK IN BUTLER LIBRARY
An exhibition of collaborative projects created by MFA Visual Arts and Writing Students at Columbia University School of the Arts “The Art of the Book” was a class offered by the School of the Arts Writing Program, conceived by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Chair of the Writing Program, and Matvei Yankelevich, the course instructor, and developed in collaboration with Gregory Amenoff, Chair of the Visual Arts Program and Tomas Vu Daniel, Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. This exhibition was created by Nancy E. Friedland, Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts; Irini Miga, Visual Arts MFA student; Emma Balazs, Director of Visual Arts; and William Wadsworth, Director of the Writing Program.
13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
This music series is New York City’s longest continually running festival dedicated to jazz. Festival 2012 offers 35 events over 22 days with more than 100 musicians performing in venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg.
Carlos Vanegas: Optical Journal
The Abrons Art Center is pleased to present new work by New-York based Colombian artist Carlos Vanegas. The artist’s background in television production and journalistic photography has informed the playful sensibility that governs this group of collages created since his move to New York City in 2006.
PITCH: LONNIE HOLLEY FABIENNE LASSERRE HALSEY RODMAN
Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Pitch, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Lonnie Holley, Fabienne Lasserre and Halsey Rodman. Each artist combines disparate materials in innovative ways, resulting in works that hover between painting, drawing and sculpture.
Sleep no More
Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours. There are five arrival times: MONDAYS — SATURDAYS 7:00PM | 7:15PM | 7:30PM | 7:45PM | 8:00PM
The Wild & The Innocent
6 pm-8 pm
Bree Apperley, Brendan Baker, Alexander Binder, Siobhan Bohnacker, Coley Brown, Patrick Buckley, Ana Cabaleiro, Samantha Casolari, Cody Chandler, Daniel Evans, Todd Fisher, Hannah Godley, Alexis Gross, Todd Jordan, Kohey Kanno, Mikael Kennedy, Collin LaFleche, Nicole Lesser, Jeff Luker, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Merriam, Aaron McElroy, Skye Parrott, Emma Phillips, Henry Roy, Bryan Schutmaat, Brea Souders, Jordan Sullivan, Agnes Thor, Logan White — The Wild & The Innocent juxtaposes portraits of bodies and landscapes culled from various photographers’ personal archives. How do these pictures of the human body and natural landscapes relate to one another? How do the two, when shown together, affect our perceptions of nature and ourselves? The Wild & The Innocent seeks to complicate the modern oppositional relationship between the body and nature in order to explore the truths of our own transience and infinitude — our dual limitlessness and powerlessness — as reflected in the wilds of nature and the slopes of the human form. Included in this exhibition are emerging and established photographers, many of whom often obsessively document their personal lives. These are photographers who constantly seek to reframe the ways we perceive our environment and bodies.
Nir Hod: Mother
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of 10 new paintings by the artist Nir Hod. Referencing the iconic photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto taken by the Nazi photographer Franz Konrad in 1943, Hod’s paintings focus on the anonymous woman rather than the iconic boy. The “Boy from Warsaw,” as he is known, has been the primary focus of this horrific photograph, and has become a symbol of the Holocaust. As Dan Porat of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem writes in his book The Boy: A Holocaust Story (H&W/FSG), “Looking at a photograph, the viewer sees the surface facts and comes to believe he or she has grasped the inner truth of the events depicted, can feel the pain, can see the evil, while in fact knowing nothing of the protagonists, circumstances or context associated with those events.”
THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF COMIC BOOK INKING
This hands-on inking course, taught by Phyllis Novin,is designed for those new to comic book inking as well as for those who want to expand their basic inking skills. The course is primarily brush-orientated, but will also include instruction in the use of crow quill pens and other tools. Through working with these tools of the trade, you’ll learn inking techniques and develop a sense of the “thinking behind the inking.” The goal for the course is for each student to have created at least two inked pages by its end.
Ruth Hardinger NORMAL FAULTS @ CREON
the constituent parts of each sculpture swell like flesh . . . tension between the earthly and the ideal.” Stephen Westfall In Normal Faults, Hardinger plays out a dialogue between nature and culture. The underground is alive. When subterranean rock formations are stressed by natural tensions and gravity’s pull, cracks and breaks occur, creating normal faults. These faults are fluid passageways of activity and life forms. Special Event: Poetry reading and artist discussion by Jonathan Goodman and Robert C. Morgan Wednesday April 4, 6:30 pm Opening Reception March 28th, 6-8pm
Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 6 – 8:30pm Curator’s Talk: 5:30 pm Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows brings together twenty different artists, all of whom create work within the enduring feminist concept: the personal is political. With Catherine J. Morris’ curatorial eye, each artist is represented as an individual. A.I.R. Gallery’s National and International Artists include: Kate Ali, Judy Cooper, Leigh Craven, Phyllis Ewen, Melissa Furness, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Terry Gips, Nicole Jacquard, Jan Johnson, Julia Kim Smith, K. A. Letts, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Nancy Morrow, Esther Naor, Ardine Nelson, Meghan Quinn, Belle Shafir, Marie Sivak, and Erin Wiersma.
“Nose Bleed” Curated by Erik Foss
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 7-10pm Nosebleed takes its name from the prevailing motto of that sensibility, that we wouldn’t go up there (up being anything north of 14th Street ) because we’d get a nosebleed. It is redolent of all the provincialism that makes New York City so myopically special, where neighborhoods do matter and where the global view remains much the same as Saul Steinberg’s classic New Yorker magazine cover, View from 9th Avenue, where the details of the city end at the Hudson River as the west gapes beyond like an insignificant wasteland. Make that drawing looking up from Fuse and you’ll see a similar void outside the center of our universe. Downtown may have been colonized by money and gentrified into something way white and polite, but the attitude persists. These are the artists of that particular place of mind. – Carlo McCormick
‘Dimensions Variable’, New York
PRIVATE PREVIEW Wed., March 28th, 6-8pm Dimensions Variable, curated by Max Weintraub, brings together four artists who radically reconsider, recast and re-present the sculptural object. Employing a broad range of forms, materials and processes, Creighton Michael, Jae Ko, Derrick Velasquez and Golnar Adili create works that challenge our conventional understanding and definition of sculpture and invite us to look anew at the aesthetic object and the space it inhabits. The works assembled in this exhibition push the boundaries of sculpture into new and variable directions, allowing us to appreciate how the sculpted form, and our relationship to it, continues to be nomadic and unsettled.
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
Liberty and Orders picks up where we left off with Nari Ward’s 2010 exhibition LIVESupport. In 2010, Ward exhibited “Father and Sons,” a video work depicting two sons and their police officer father. The father stands as a symbol of the safeguards we have in place, but as we are aware, oftentimes these safeguards do no operate as intended. In the past year, Nari Ward went through the process of naturalization. One of the reasons being that it offered him protection. Wishing to “cover” himself, Ward became a U.S. citizen and in the process faced various questions and subjects concerning law and authority. These experiences became key influences for the works in this exhibition. Becoming a citizen for many is an emotional experience, one that is celebrated with tears of joy. For Ward, the act of making these works was cathartic in the same way tears of joy are. The exhibition explores a range of themes dealing with anxiety – such as the anxiety of being stopped by police – our relationsh
Shoot The Lobster
Shoot The Lobster is pleased to announce our inaugural site-specific installation by Chris Martin. This exhibition is organized by Mary Grace Wright. Shoot The Lobster is a project space located at 540 W 29th Street, Ground Floor. Chris Martin born 1954, Washington D.C., lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Artist courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
HENNING BOHL NAMENLOSES GRAUEN
For the last few months these pictures have been my monsters of the week. They form the consequences of the decisions I have taken and these consequences have an afterlife of consequences, which I have had to face. So, I accepted the fate that these fictions of mine have become truth – and more – actual materializations; that I have, from the depth of my windowless studio, unleashed another artwork upon a world already crowded with others. These pictures are not about painting. They are also not about being monochrome, despite the fact that some of them are monochrome paintings. The ones that are painted, I painted as my own assistant for economical reasons but also out of interest. You can, if you have the taste for it, look out for an artist “touch” but it was merely a paint job: I p..painted those p..pictures because there was no other way. These pictures are about the reasons why they are what they are.
Earthly Delights is an exploration into the seductive nature of the apocalypse. Based loosely on Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, the works of Oscar de Las Flores, Kim Keever and Christy Langer are integrated in this exhibition to explore human, animal, and landscape in a fantastical, prophetic and tangible take on the world we live in. Both menacing and enchanting, the works in this exhibition comment on our complexities negotiating our relationships within in an increasingly unnatural and complex world, pointing to past and current transgressions.
Out Side: Lisa Sigal Michele Araujo Elana Herzog
Out Side showcases the work of three artists, Michele Araujo, Elana Herzog and Lisa Sigal. All three work abstractly, with an awareness of the theatrical potential of materials and a desire to dislodge the viewer from a sense of previously understood terrain. Formal abstraction becomes a means to step outside, to lead the viewer through and past boundaries to an intimation of meaning that cannot be fulfilled in the traditional sense.
The Annual: 2012
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’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
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
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
Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space
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
“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
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
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
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”
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
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 March 31 – April 29, 2012 Opening March 31, 7-10 PM
Harry Dodge: Frowntown
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
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
Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH
Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH
Sleep No More (Remixed
Tickets on sale April 1st, Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours.
Gertrude Stein Paris Festival
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.
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
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
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. Anti Liu S
Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra
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
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
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.
FLUX Carolina Sardi | John Ensor Parker | Matt Devine
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Skowhegan at 92YTribeca: An Alumni Exhibition in Three Parts
92YTribeca is pleased to present our third annual exhibition of alumni chosen from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Curated by Carrie Springer, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This year’s exhibition is will be shown in three parts, with different works in March, April and May. Please see the program notes tab above for a complete list of artists and more information. With Video Works by Matthew Wilson, 2010 Image Credit: Video still by Matthew Wilson, 2010
Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent
Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent April 5, 2012 – May 5, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm
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.
Brian Leo We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done
KESTING/RAY is pleased to present New York artist Brian Leo’s solo exhibition, We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done. In a collection of new paintings inspired by media headlines, internet memes and social trends, Leo presents the story of a culture crushed under the weight of self-destruction. The exhibition opens on April 5th and runs through May 6th. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 7–9pm at KESTING/RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York.
“Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements” curated by Felix Morelo
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
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
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
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
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
Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America
THOMAS LAIL THE WORLD WE HAVE LOST
OPENING RECEPTION 5 APRIL, 2012 SIX TO EIGHT IN THE EVENING In the tradition of history painting, Thomas Lail’s large-scale collages chart the persistent dream and the tragedy of our lost Utopias. In Lail’s works image fragments sourced from communes of the 1960s and ‘70s, Modernist structures and idealized communities form the domes and maps of futurist/architect Buckminster Fuller to examine our persistent strivings and ideological failings— haunted always by Goya’s disasters and the gritty realities of Courbet .Lail’s works look to a better, once-dreamed future—perhaps a regained past that never was—to map a fleeting dream of Utopia.
Fernando Orellana and Mindy McDaniel “The Other Side”
“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
YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER NIGHT
OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 5, 7-9PM West Street Gallery is pleased to present “You Told Me the Other Night.” The group show features new work by Sam Anderson, Trisha Baga and Nick Parker, Ian Cheng, Greg Fong, Grayson Revoir, Anicka Yi. You told me the other night That you Googled yourself And found a boring YouTube video Made by a high school kid with your Name. In the video he said his Name, you said, and it was weird. Somewhere in something That you sang to me that you had written This occurred, something about you having No name, or a name that might as well be no name at all. Or no identity. And the dead Generality of your childhood you’d woken Up from. —Excerpt from “Coeur de Lion,” by Ariana Reines
Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
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.
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
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.
Valerie Hegarty: Altered States
Marlborough Chelsea is pleased to present Altered States, a solo exhibition of new paintings, sculptures and installation by Valerie Hegarty, opening the evening of Thursday, April 5 from 6PM-8PM at the gallery located at 545 West 25th Street. The show’s title Altered States has several references including a play on The United States of America and its current political climate, Hegarty’s continuing investigation in transformation, and Paddy Chayefsky’s 1978 science fiction novel and subsequent horror film adaptation where the protagonist’s mind experiments causes him to morph physically.
Julie Tremblay Some Kind of Nature
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
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.
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.
Die: Roll to Proceed
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
A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own lifeâ€”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 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’
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.
BIG ART GROUP: BROKE HOUSE
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.
MAN MADE MONSTERS
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
SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING
SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING
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.
You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Faye Driscoll: You’re Me
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?”
The Birds and The Bees
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.
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
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).
FELIPE MUJICA: ONE DAY THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS
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.
Saturday Night Swing Dance
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.
Chlamydia dell’arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque
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
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.
Get Help Visually Presenting Your Issue
Center for Urban Pedagogy is looking for complex policy issues that need visual explanation for the 2012/13 round of Making Policy Public. We seek advocates with a constituency who would directly benefit from a visual break-down of their issue. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy. Applicants must be able to attend meetings in New York City.
Crossfire – Photographs by Shahidul Alam
Bangladeshi photographer and human rights activist Shahidul Alam’s Crossfire exhibition will open in the Partnership Gallery at the Queens Museum of Art on 15th April, 2012 and run until May 6th, 2012. The exhibition aims to gather international support for a campaign to end extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh by state forces, usually called “crossfire.” In 2004, responding to a perceived law and order “crisis” the Bangladesh government created a new, armed enforcement agency, called Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). The agency was formed by taking officers from the Bangladesh Police, Army, Navy and Air Force. Over time, the agency’s budget and power grew until today it is one of the largest and most feared groups inside Bangladesh. From the very early days, RAB became notorious for killing people it was trying to capture, often during gun battles, which the government always claims is due to “crossfire.”
The New York Neo-Futurists, the writer/performers of the critically-acclaimed long-running show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes), are excited to announce our upcoming workshop. This event only comes but twice a year, and space is limited—so sign up today! In this 3 day, 15 hour crash-course in Neo-Futurism, you will create short, fast, and compelling theater based on your own view of the world. We’ll show you how to employ the Neo-Futurist aesthetic to kick-start your creative process, expand your artistic toolbox, and generate solo and group material that is a fusion of sport, art, and living newspaper. This writing and performance workshop is open to humans with any and all experience levels. That means YOU, soldier. Lace up your boots, bring your chutzpah and a pen, and get ready to write….NOW.
Mezhrabpom: The Red Dream Factory
Organized by the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, and the Berlin International Film Festival, The Red Dream Factory presents a selection of extraordinary films from the legendary Soviet film studio, Mezhrabpom, made between its 1922 founding by Moisei Aleinikov and its transformation into a studio for children’s films 14 years later by decree of Josef Stalin.
lotte van den audenaeren
The site-specific installations, urban interventions, neon sculptures, word images and ephemeral works of Lotte Van den Audenaeren revolve around the determination and transience of place and content. Van den Audenaeren explores and unfolds multiple layers of perception through simple deconstruction and reconstruction of visual representation. The interventions, additions and deletions organized by Van den Audenaeren have a minimal or limited materiality, though they cause a drastic impact on their environment. Her works have a tendency to appear barely present, or in the process of disappearing – like light, shadows or apparitions.
Matt Blackwell and John Byam
Continuing its initiative to propose dynamic pairings of artists to promote innovative dialogue, Parker’s Box brings together two artists whose combined ages reach well over a century and a quarter. John Byam is a self taught artist who worked for decades in an upstate vacuum producing wood sculpture, signage, and drawings, mostly inspired by TV guide. Matt Blackwell is a well known Brooklyn-based artist whose knowledge, intuition, and keen eye, have pushed him towards similar preoccupations and attitudes.
Reductive Curated by Dina Muenzfeld
The artwork Jeffrey Leder Gallery has chosen for this exhibit focuses on simplicity. Blending a variety of formal languages, created in different media, the show presents pure and reductive art. 30 recent works made by American artists are informed by their reflections on the arrangement of shape, color and surface. Reductive intends to stretch the boundaries between abstract geometric and representational art. Each component of the exhibition complements the other. The artwork’s juxtaposition emphasizes different approaches to reductive formality each artist has chosen. The exhibit’s intention is reiterate art as educational agent. The art shown has an educational dimension. It intends to create a rich experience that may transform the viewer. Formal simplicity and basic structures open dialogues and foster the inward turn. We aim to exhibit work that heralds freedom of thought and trigger self-consciousness.
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano
Recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, Garrick Ohlsson is a former winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition and is one of the foremost interpreters of Chopin. He is also A Grammy Award winner and has 80 piano concertos in his repertoire.
NEW YORK NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute Jean Kopperud, clarinet Linda Quan, violin Christopher Finckel, cello Stephen Gosling, piano Daniel Druckman, percussion James Baker, conductor This program i
Presentation: Mike Hudak “Liberating the American West from Ranching”
Western ranching on federal public lands is callously dragging more than 150 species of free-living animals toward extinction– in addition to deliberate campaigns waged against wolves, bison, prairie dogs, and dozens of lesser-known animals that pose a nuisance to ranchers. Mike Hudak explains how these atrocities have been (and continue to be) committed and what can be done to stop them. Hudak is the author of “Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching.”
Damion Searls and Joseph O’Neill
Prominent translator Damion Searls discusses his translation of Nescio’s Amsterdam Stories with novelist Joseph O’Neill (Netherland, winner of the 2009 PEN Faulkner Award), who wrote the introduction for this first English translation. No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands. They are utterly original stories that contain some of the most luminous pages in modern literature. Damion Searls has translated many of Europe’s greatest writers including Rilke, Proust, Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Handke, Nescio, Robert Walser, Kurt Schwitters, and Jon Fosse.
Todd Almond Loves You
Acclaimed songwriter and performer Todd Almond brings his “brilliant lyrics and music” (The New Yorker) to Le Poisson Rouge for the first time. He’ll be joined by his five piece band, a string quartet, a ten-person choir, and a very special guest.
Talk Series: Lanny Jordan Jackson, “The cave that sets limits to our rage”
…in which Lanny will project and talk on/over an even-ing of others’ movies: tales that truly tackle talking, tactfully. From a cerebral voiced-over meditation on a ruin (accompanied by live voiced-over translation), to a comic assault on pedagogy in an adaptation of a children’s book, to a compulsively repetitive short film, where speech and its refusal become music… and finally to a most burlesque feature presentation, packed with improvised dialogue, stuttering, and a climactic recitation of Poe.
Music After Hours: CT-SWaM
CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Resident Daniel Neumann. In addition to Neumann’s work as a sound artist and sound engineer, he is also an accomplished curator. His first curated event at Eyebeam presents the work of three experimental musicians, all playing electronic instrumentation, and working at the cross sections of drone-musicality and improvisation-composition.
Lectures – National Library Week Celebration: William Jay Smith on MY FRIEND TOM: THE POET-PLAYWRIGHT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Later America’s most popular and controversial playwright, whose works included THE GLASS MENAGERIE and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Tennessee Williams concentrated his youthful talent just as intently on poetry as on plays. His good friend during that time, former U.S. Poet Laureate William Jay Smith, shares his stories of Williams’s development as a writer and critical analysis of his early work. Refreshments at 6:00 pm, presentation at 6:30 pm. Please Note Registration is required. Open to the public. $10 with advance registration; $15 at the door. For registration questions, contact the events office at 212-288-6900 x230 or email@example.com
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2012
rom our nation’s capital, Great Noise Ensemble brings a program of intriguing and exciting music by some of the best younger American composers on the scene, to Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. The evening features the world premiere of Cornelius Dufallo’s new work for amplified violin and ensemble, with the composer as soloist. Also on the program, compositions by New Yorker Matt Van Brink, Puerto Rican Carlos Carrillo, Washingtonian Alexandra Gardner, Chicagoan Mark Mellits and Cutting Edge Concerts artistic director Victoria Bond.
Architectural Fictions: Economic Development, Immersive Renderings, and the Virtualization of Brooklyn
Amy Herzog returns to the Coney Island USA stage to assess the use of architectural renderings in imagining and promoting new development in 21st century Brooklyn as well as the fabulous and fantastical work of Albert Grass in Coney Island in the 1940’s. Playing with the notion of Brooklyn as a virtual playground she will explore the relationship between immersive experience and architectural fantasy. Those lucky enough to have seen Amy’s lectures in previous Congressional gatherings will know that her performances are not to be missed.
Performance Art by: Angela Bartram & Mary O’Neill, Jessica Hirst/Palmer Fishman, Alive Volger, and Fernando Ribiero
Alice Voglerâ€™s work centerâ€™s around the physical and mental healing processes that exist in individualâ€™s lives and her own day-to-day life. She is interested in investigating what heals: the process, that object, or the ritual. Most recently she has been working with the element of anticipation. She has been investigating to what extent anticipation changes how time is experienced. The viewer is always an essential element in her work.
SMALL BEAST # 151
Curated by Michael Park 8pm Angela Chambers 8:45pm Jaie 9:15pm Miles Megaciph 10pm The Hot Solids 10:45pm The Dead Sextons! Drink Special 2 for 1 Mixed Well Drinks
Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
On the occasion of DAAR’s exhibition, Common Assembly, Alessandro Petti will explore new forms of political action and association – collective protests — in the Middle East and around the world. The term Common Assembly comes to name a radical form of political participation and collective actions being used from Cairo’s Tahrir square to the stairs of St Paul’s cathedral. Common Assemblies pop up in different slippages and cracks in property and land systems: a park whose jurisdiction is ambiguous, in the relative extraterritoriality of a church land within the extraterritorial frame of the city of London, public roundabouts in Cairo and Bahrain. Could we think of Palestinians camps not as places of refuge but rather as those of assembly? Spaces where political participation and representation are organized beyond the idea of nation-state? Join Architect Alessandro Petti as he explores the powerful potential for space and spatial construction to change the meaning of political categ
MONEY TALKS WITH CITIZEN RENO
Reno returns with the next chapter in her episodic financial series she began in the wake of the Big Meltdown of 2008. Her rant on the financial world that is the Great Vampire Squid wrapped around every living thing attempts to explain to the average person just how we got into this mess and how we may never escape. In the second act, she brings on an economic professional as her guest who will help us navigate some of said opacities.
AMANDA SELWYN / ENSEMBLE DANCE/PILAR CASTRO KILTZ DETOUR / WAYSIDE
DETOUR: Choreography – Amanda Selwyn and dancers; Dancers – Catherine Coury, Alexander Dones, Heather Fleischman, Jenny Gillan, Joori Jung, Justin Lynch, Francisco Silvino, Mackenzie Tyler, Robert Vail; Costume Designer – Anna-Alisa Belous; Lighting Designer – Dan Ozminkowski; Scenic Designer – John McDermott; Projection Designer – C. Andrew Bauer; Sound Designer – Joel Wilhelmi. A developing evening-length dance theatre work that shifts perspective and perception. The choreography will challenge the ways in which the mind acts to narrow our scope â€“ creating unnecessary pain and false judgement. A moment on stage that looks one way will transform therby challenging the way we originally experienced that image or moment. By veering off course and getting out of our own way, we are able to experience the present more fully. Through physical dynamics, luscious movement, and theatrical elements, Detour will continually shift the experience of perception.
AC HALEY’S EFFERVESCENT HOUR
An eclectic trip through music’s classical, rock, Broadway and choral offerings. It’s “heavyosity” with a lighthearted vibe. The diverse musical selections are sung by the petite Ms. Haley who accompanies herself on electric bass guitar. Enjoy an evening of juxtaposition at its most entertaining.
FORM AND FANCY: valentina battler
fordPROJECT is pleased to present “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Valentina Battler, on view from April 17 through June 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. “Form and Fancy” explores the extent of human emotion through artistic representation of figure and form. Combining traditional and contemporary Chinese Ink Painting techniques, Battler’s new works on Yupo paper reflect an impressionistic style. Her additional works on Xuan paper are rooted in the Yin Yang philosophy’s principle of complementary contradiction.
Ballet Hispanico pays tribute to the richness of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company’s dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and Caribbean influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to live music by Afro-Peruvian Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz. A trio of alternately edgy and theatrical works from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa—including the New York premiere of Nube Blanco—captures the emotional range of the company, while the program sees a revival of Pedro Ruiz’s Guajira and the return of repertory gem Tito on Timbales by William Whitener.
Fiction Forum: Alex Gilvarry
Alex Gilvarry is author of the novel From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant. He was named a Hertog Fellow in 2008, and is the recipient of a Norman Mailer Fellowship. He has worked as an editor for Scholastic Inc., where he also wrote books for children.
InDigest Reading Series presents: A Celebration of the 10-Year Anniversary of John Reed’s “Snowball’s Chance” w/ John Reed , Rebecca Wolff and Christopher Bollen
Author of the novels, A STILL SMALL VOICE (Delacorte Press), THE WHOLE (MTV / Simon & Schuster), the SPD bestseller, SNOWBALL’S CHANCE (Roof), ALL THE WORLD’S A GRAVE: A NEW PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Penguin/Plume), and TALES OF WOE (MTV Press); MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University; Books Editor of the Brooklyn Rail; published in Open City, Artnet, Artforum, Paper Magazine, New York Press, Brooklyn Rail, Timeout New York, Bomb Magazine, Playboy, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal; current member of the board directors of the National Book Critics Circle.
Voice Your Verse! Presented by
Mingle with movers and shakers and support NYC teens in their first spoken word performance, as they deliver poems written by girls worldwide and published in the new anthology, If the World Were My Classroom. Performances by: Azure Antoinette, Studio Alchemy Tina Chang, first female Poet Laureate of Brooklyn Karen Karpowich, She’s the First Chairwoman Students of the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria
Brian Ulrich and Penelope Umbrico in Conversation
n conjunction with his current exhibition at the Julie Saul Gallery, please join Brian Ulrich in conversation with Penelope Umbrico about how their photographs address consumer culture. Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images, while Ulrich presents a decade-long exploration of American consumer society.
SALT AND THE ISTANBUL CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE
Duygu Demir will talk about SALT, the newly opened cultural institution, explaining its mission, the architecture of its two buildings, as well as providing a look at SALT’s recent exhibitions. The talk will also attempt to briefly capture the current state of the art scene in Istanbul.
Pinhead Races and the White Man’s Burden: Racial Science and the Politics of P.T. Barnum’s “What Is It?”
In 1860, showman P.T. Barnum began presenting a number of “pinhead” performers (persons with microcephaly, or unusually small heads) as members of newly discovered races or evolutionary missing links between apes and humans. These “pinhead race” acts were enormously popular as America stood on the brink of civil war over the issue of slavery, and as racial “science” was poised to become the foundational justification of Jim Crow segregation. Unsurprisingly, the most successful of all of these “pinhead race” acts was the “What Is It?”, an African-American microcephalic who became a public sensation, to the point of being used in political cartoons attacking President Abraham Lincoln.” This lecture is structured around a trove of amazing images including photographs, posters, advertisements, political cartoons, news illustrations, and stunningly-offensive scientific charts.
‘An Evening of Fate, Chance and Mystery’ with Lord Whimsy and Les the Mentalist
Lord Whimsy and Les the Mentalist will dazzle our audiences in their virtuosic return to the Coney Island Museum. In this hour-long presentation, they will give a historical overview of the topics of Fate and Chance with a nod to Culture and Folklore, while amazing the crowd with Mentalist effects and a phenomenal display of arcane knowledge.
Performing Theory Lecture: Boris Groys
Join philosopher, art critic, curator, media theorist Boris Groys for a lecture on his current work as he examines options for contemporary art today. Although contemporary art operates under the influence of critical theory, critical theory rejects aesthetic contemplation in favor of action. Art can proceed in two different ways. One possibility is to adopt the perspective of theory and join its call for action– to become critical in the same sense in which theory is critical. The other possibility is to answer the call of theory and to perform the required action. Join Boris Groys as he explores both strategies and how they are practiced by contemporary art. A wide-ranging thinker, his recent publications include History Becomes Form: Moscow Conceptualism (2010), Going Public (2010), Art Power (2008), and Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment (2006).
kate newby: all parts. all the time.
Kate Newby’s work All parts. All the time. engages two sites, Olive St. Garden and Cooper Park, both within blocks of ISCP in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For this work, Newby employs semi-precious and industrial materials to create an embedded concrete puddle in the center of Cooper Park. At Olive St. Garden, the artist hangs porcelain sculptures from trees and anchors a concrete bench made to resemble a pile of rocks nonnative to its immediate surroundings. As with past works, Newby’s installations are developed in response to everyday built environments including carpets, windows and curtains, steps and passageways. Each gives evidence to the space as an inhabited or occupied site, but can also be used to interrupt, reconsider or challenge the unspoken norms of an environment or situation. In addition, for All parts. All the time., British artist Paul Elliman contributed a poster which is displayed at Olive St. Garden.
The Dearloves, Rosemary, Starfawn, JJ Brine
The Dearloves, Rosemary, Starfawn, JJ Brine
POW: Pop now
Forest Allread // José Arenas // Dan Christofferson // Boo Davis // Felix Flores // Erin Rachel Hudak // Jacqueline Levine // Alfie Lee // Dafna Steinberg // Katya Usvitsky Curator: Sean Noyce
ART STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: MAURICIO CORTES & MADALYN LUELLEN | MICHAEL CHAMBERS | DANICA BARBOZA | AMANDA SIEGEL | SILVESTRE PRECIADO | SARA ABRUNA & MATEO CARTAGENA
ART STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: MAURICIO CORTES & MADALYN LUELLEN | MICHAEL CHAMBERS | DANICA BARBOZA | AMANDA SIEGEL | SILVESTRE PRECIADO | SARA ABRUNA & MATEO CARTAGENA
Last at BAM with the revelatory sold-out production of Uncle Vanya (2010 Spring Season), Maly Drama Theatre returns with Three Sisters, Chekhov’s great, tragicomic story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. Lev Dodin directs this luminous, complex play with rich insight into Chekhov’s eloquent understanding of resignation, longing, and love.
ARTICHOKE DANCE COMPANY / SUNHWA CHUNG BURDENED BODIES / NEW WORK
Burdened Bodies: Direction, Choreography and Set: Lynn Neuman; Costumes: Olek; Video: Manuel Mansylla and The Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts; Performers: Aidan Feldman, George Hirsch, Maxx Passion, Sandra Passirani, Austin Selden. Excess and apathy provide fodder for Burdened Bodies, which transforms fact into fiction into fact, reality into fantasy into reality, and creation into destruction into creation. Whatâ€™s the connection between eating seafood and metrosexuality, consuming bottled water and obesity, and hydrofracturing and the sudden disappearance of unleashed pets? With stark intensity, humor and wit, imaginings are presented and twisted through movement, visual imagery, text and video. AND New Work: Created by Sunhwa Chung. Stay tuned for updates on this project.
HOLSHOUSER, BENNINK & MOORE
Michael Moore, sax/clarinet; Han Bennink, snare drum; Will Holshouser, accordion. Dutch drummer Han Bennink has been a leading light of the European jazz/improvised music scene since the 1960s. In April, he will celebrate his 70th birthday and he and the rest of the trio are celebrating with a set in the Lounge. Since 2008, theyâ€™ve toured the US, Europe and Africa and have a new CD, Live in NYC. Expect a mixture of improvisations, folk tunes from around the world, jazz, Kurt Weill, and explosive drumming.
First Class: The Swing Era-Duke Ellington and Count Basie
This enthralling new listening- and discussion-oriented seminar takes a chronological and thematic approach to developing a love and working knowledge of jazz, America’s great indigenous art form! Each session will focus on a specific style and the artists who helped invent and define it. The new and curious listener emerges with a “sound” basis in jazz and its many improvisatory permutations.
Tribeca: New Diversity /Industri
Once one man’s great estate, then the prototype of Gramercy, Tribeca became one of the city centers for food processing in the 19th and 20th centuries. More recently, the area has become home to hip families, including those of artist Marisol, movie stars Harvey Keitel and James Gandolfini, and writers, most notably playwright Edward Albee. Tribeca abounds with charming shops, numerous art galleries and exciting restaurants.
Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
When John Hinckley, Jr., opened fire outside the Washington Hilton, wounding President Reagan (secret service code name “Rawhide”) and others, few people knew how close the President came to dying. Drawing on new interviews and material, Del Quentin Wilber tells the riveting story of a pivotal historical moment. This program includes a round-table lunch discussion with the speaker immediately following the talk.
TRIBECA NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: SIRIUS STRING QUARTET AND FACE THE MUSIC
Premiering music by Uri Caine and Gregor Huebner, with works by Emily Cooley, Jefferson Friedman and Jeremy Harman. Special guest artist: Peter Stan, accordion. String quartets, jazz and classical lead the way as Grammy-nominated composer/performers Uri Caine (piano) and Gregor Huebner (violin), take the stage to premiere works written for and performed by the Sirius String Quartet along with special guest artist Peter Stan, accordion. Kaufman Center’s own Face the Music tackle the formidable String Quartet No. 3 by Jefferson Friedman, and the Sirius Quartet perform the NYC premiere of national Young Composer Competition winner Emily Cooley along with music by Jeremy Harman. Join us for a wonderful evening of exciting works performed by some of the best musicians in the city!
In this unconventionally conventional travel memoir, Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day, Doug Mack uses a 47-year-old guidebook to lead him through Europe.
Ex- NFL linebacker Duncan Troy played with the greats, and tackled them to the ground. When his son-in-law, a Pro Bowler himself, dies under strange circumstances, Troy and his widowed daughter struggle with their own culpability, and whether the brain trauma he suffered in life was the price of football greatness.
AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Malik Gaines
The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday.
Poetry Forum: David Trinidad
David Trinidad is the author of more than a dozen books, including Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, The Late Show, Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse, and Plasticville, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has received awards from The Fund for Poetry and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals and several anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology.
The Next Chapter Reading Series
The Next Chapter Reading Series http://www.thenextchapteronline.com/ host Lisa Kirchner Lisa Kirchner’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon.com and BUST among others. She was once simultaneously the religion editor for a gay and lesbian newspaper, bridal editor for a society rag, and an alt newsweekly dating columnist. Her solo show, HELLO, FEMALE LADY CREATURE!, is the basis for her memoir. She is the producer and host of the show.
Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures
This exhibition will present canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. These publications document the process and politics of cancelation, exist as an alternative manifestation of the exhibit, act as a critique of the forces that called for its cancelation, or they may be an admission and exposition of an ultimately productive failure. In the context of the Center for Book Arts, Canceled highlights the book form as a crucial means of disseminating documentation and information on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways that are more historically stable, and more effective than the original exhibition would have been. Through utilizing printed matter, these artists and curators have found alternative routes by which the politics surrounding the presentation and creation of art become at least as relevant as the work itself.
The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard
Join us to celebrate Library of America’s publication of The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard. Its 450 pages present, for the first time, the full range of Brainard’s writing in all its deadpan wit, madcap inventiveness, self-revealing frankness, and generosity of spirit. With Anselm Berrigan, Lee Ann Brown, Michael Brownstein, Bill Corbett, Donna Dennis, Larry Fagin, Ed Friedman, Michael Lally, Keith McDermott, Thurston Moore, Charles North, Ron Padgett, David Shapiro, Johnny Stanton, Tony Towle, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Edmund White. Reading followed by reception. Co-presented with The Library of America and Bomb Magazine.
KATIE WORKUM – FRUITLANDS
In Fruitlands, we will fill the Chocolate Factory with heaps of moves and piles of visions. It is contained; a succinct time of bodies, spaces and sounds, living and breathing within this closed system of performance. Vagaries from Little Women, 19th century utopian societies, The American Transcendentalists, and the realities of romantics all have a home in this dance vessel. So do Molly, Weena, Katy and Marilyn. So do you.
Better Book Club: Magic and Comedy with Lev Grossman, Haley Tanner, Dan Wilbur, and More
Tired of the humdrum guests at your local book club? Want to read a book with a little more oomph than some old romance novel? Why not join comedians and authors as they discuss new pieces of fiction other book clubs are too scared to touch? The Better Book Club features contemporary fiction writers in conversation with comedians who who put a different spin on the topics presented. Hosted by Better Book Titles creator Dan Wilbur, the Better Book Club will also feature a Q&A with the panel of guests: Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians and The Magician King) Haley Tanner (author of Vaclav and Lena) Adam Conover (Olde English sketch comedy) plus magic and comedy from Harrison Greenbaum and your host, Dan Wilbur (Better Book Titles)
Brooklyn Artists Ball
This year’s Ball celebrates women artists and the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Awards Presentation, featuring a new video installation by Nicole Cohen. 8–10 p.m. Guests dine at table environments created especially for the evening by Brooklyn women artists. All dinner guests are invited to stay for an After-Party sponsored by W magazine.
“If you can’t say something nice…” with Amy Shapiro
If you can’t say something nice, come sit and talk to Amy Shapiro or come and watch her new talk show, entitled, “If you can’t say something nice…” a middle class take on the famous quote, ”If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980). This is NOT stand-up comedy. This is a sit down and get dirty talk show where Amy Shapiro interviews people from her everyday life about their everyday lives.
Nelly van Bommel’s Pinguli, Pinguli
Choreographer Nelly van Bommel’s Pinguli, Pinguli (2011) blends theatricality, humor, and raw athleticism in an exploration of community rituals and practices, set to music by celebrated Greek singer Savina Yannatou.
MATA Festival – FACE OFF: JACK QUARTET + QUARTET NEW GENERATION
The first night of the festival pits two extraordinary quartets: the JACK string quartet, (David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being “among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience,” and NPR listed their performance as one of “The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010″; and Quartet New Generation, a recorder – yes, recorder! – collective, the likes of which you have not heard, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “mind-blowing” and First Prize Winners of the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition. MATA commissions two talented young composers: Huck Hodge, the 2011 Rome Prize winner, to write a new work from the JACK Quartet, and the Shanghai-based Yi Qin to write for QNG. We begin each night of the festival with one part of Jacob Cooper’s newly-created hypnotic video series, Triptych.
Sometimes the most American of settings can reveal the deepest artistic talents the world has ever known. Johnny Cash on the farms of Arkansas, Mike Ness on the mean streets of Los Angeles, and a skinny kid from the ghettos of Tupelo named Elvis who happened to be brimming with soul. JD McPherson is one of those talents cut from that same artistic cloth. Growing up in southern Oklahoma, McPherson, the progeny of an ex-military, farming father and “good word” preaching mother, McPherson had an intriguing childhood and those influences shine blissfully through his music.
THE PALIMPSESTIC SERIES: ERGO
Ergo is an electro-acoustic ensemble which usesguitar effects and minute prepared-piano, collective improvisations and live-sampling of the entire ensemble. Brett Sroka – trombone/laptop; Shawn Baltazor – drums, tba – piano/keys “…has a deft touch when it comes to molding silence and drones into rich celestial balladry… a nifty confluence of George Lewis’s dreamscapes and Miles’s Lonely Fire, and while it’s a record that invites you to watch the embers glow, it does its fair share of shooting off sparks.” – The Village Voice
33 x 3
33 x 3, a Split Britches reunion with Peggy Shaw Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. Split Britches will be occupying La MaMa, reminding us of our shared histories and our equal stakes in the future. Split Britches has been up and running along side and sometimes with La MaMa for 33 of her 50 years. During these 33 years, the 3 members of the company have collaborated in trio, performed in duets and flown solo. For La Mama’s Anniversary, Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin are coming back together and coming home, bringing with them a weekend of new progeny, old perspectives, a few proposals and some porch sitting. Events include performances by Stacy Makishi and Desiree Burch; a Retro-Perspective by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw; a durational At Home with Weaver, Shaw and Deb Margolin as well as a Long Table on the Past and a Porch Meeting for the Future.
JOHN CAMPO & TOM RYAN VAGABOUND VELONATORS
Guitarist and composer John Campo and Tom Ryan on rhythm guitar bring driving beats and arrangements that fall somewhere between Harlem and New Orleans to The Lounge at Dixon Place.
MADHATTERS CABARET’S: SANCOCHO SOUL
Butters Papi presents: MaDHatTers CabArEt’s: Sancocho Soul brings audiences performance art that subverts, enlightens and questions notions of gender, race and sexuality. Founded in 2009 by Cristina “Cris” Izaguirre and Zakiyyah Shabazz, Butters Papi is a queer and trans people of color production company, that develops performances in theater, visual arts, film and other new media. Our goal is to promote, support and increase the visibility of queer artists of color.
Woody Tasch with Joan Gussow: Investing Sustainably
Woody Tasch says, “We don’t have to keep sending our money into distant, invisible portfolios, while wondering why Main Street is dying.” Learn how we can help restore the economy by bringing money back down to earth and investing as if food, farms and fertility mattered.
Sayed Kashua in a Bilingual Conversation with Hanna Arie-Gaifman
Join Israeli-born Arab journalist and author Sayed Kashua for a fascinating conversation with Hanna Arie-Gaifman about his writing and the story behind his hit Israeli sitcom, “Avodah Aravit” (Arab Labor). Explore his new novel, Second Person Singular, and learn how this highly acclaimed writer explores the paradoxes of life in Israel through his work. This conversation will be in both Hebrew and English.
Atomic Epilogue explores the changing face of energy production in the United States through one man’s unusual life and legacy. “Atomic” Ed Grothus spent decades as an activist and educator, while collecting tons of detritus from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in his unofficial museum of the nuclear age, The Black Hole. In his final days, Ed confronts his own death with honesty and humor, looking forward to the legacy of hope he wants to leave behind. Director: Ellen Spiro. 25 min. 2011. Followed by discussion with the filmmaker and a panel. Part of the series Story Leads to Action, co-presented with Chicken and Egg Pictures and Working Films.
GREAT MOMENTS OF OPERA
David Gvinianidze, baritone — Moscow Olga Orlovskaya, soprano — Baltimore Alexandra Prokhorov, bass-baritone — Boston Galina Ivannikova, mezzo-soprano — New York Vladimir Rodionov, piano — Moscow
On the third Thursday of every month, join comedian Bob Powers (author of Happy Cruelty Day), as he hosts the city’s best humor writers for a night of wine-addled, text-based hilarity. This month, we’re pleased to welcome Kambri Crews, author of Burn Down the Ground, and Colbert Report writer Frank Lesser, author of Sad Monsters. Check our website and Facebook page for an updated lineup of comics for this event.
Publishing Triangle Awards 2012
Honoring the best gay- and lesbian-themed books of 2011, the Publishing Triangle presents the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. The Publishing Triangle partners with the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards to present the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction. The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Leadership Award are also presented. Co-sponsored by Publishing Triangle and the School of Writing.
Lambchop w/ Charlie Horse
It’s been nearly two decades since Lambchop released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s songs—and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its 11th album, Mr. M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence.
Ny Moth Story Slam: Armor
Ny Moth Story Slam: Armor
AudioPhile: Oneohtrix Point Never
Oneohtrix Point Never, the experimental music project of Brooklyn-based writer and musician Daniel Lopatin, performs in the first of three concerts featuring the most innovative emerging talent of Brooklyn’s thriving music scene. Body Language will open. AudioPhile is curated by Shirley Braha of MTV Hive’s Weird Vibes.
The New Salon: Writers in Conversation George Saunders (with David Lipsky)
George Saunders is a “New York Times” bestselling author whose titles include the story collection “In Persuasion Nation” (Riverhead Books, 2006), and the essay collection “The Braindead Megaphone” (Riverhead Books, 2007). His reading will be followed a conversation with writer David Lipsky.
The Honey Brothers
The Honey Brothers like to tell people they formed one dog year ago at ukulele fantasy camp, then took to the streets of New York City, serenading street people and pretzel vendors with their whimsical new-wave folk tunes. This anecdote might tell you something about the spirit in which The Honey Brothers were conceived, way back in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. “The band began as a way to find joy in life,” says Ari Gold, who, with his college friends Andrew Vladeck and DS Posner, formed the group’s original nucleus.
SOFA New York 2012
SOFA NEW YORK 2012—the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art at the Park Avenue Armory—is fast approaching. Please save-the-date of to join us for the Opening Night Gala Preview at SOFA NEW YORK on Thursday, April 19, 2012. This year, for the first time, the private MAD VIP Cocktail Lounge will be in the exhibition hall itself. You will be able to conveniently drop in and out throughout the night while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with MAD’s trustees, patrons, and friends beginning 5pm to 9pm.
Centering on the youngest of the three mothers, Mater Suspiriorum (The Mother of Sighs), “Suspiria” follows a young ballet student Suzy Banyon (Harper), as she finds herself in the center of a German ballet academy ruled by a coven of witches.
29 X 29
“29 x 29” School of Visual Arts alumni donate work to support arts education in NYC public schools Photography portfolio to raise funds for The Center for Arts Education Exhibition: April 19 – 21, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6 – 8pm Bruce Silverstein Gallery 529 West 20th Street, 3rd floor, New York City
Right now in cities across the globe, there are plenty of great Afrobeat revivalist bands aping the sound and groove of Fela Kuti’s legendary sound. Yet, surprisingly few of the new groups have strayed from an orthodox interpretation of the genre or done much real innovation…Ikebe Shakedown is here to change that. – Marlon Bishop, WNYC
Maréorama Resurrected: Illustrated Lecture and Moving Panorama Reconstruction
Experience a century-old immersive virtual reality — a moving panorama, the new media performance of its time — in this highly unusual “illustrated lecture” by Erkki Huhtamo. Performed throughout the 1800s, moving panoramas were among the most popular entertainment of the 19th century. In this poetic lecture-demonstration, scholar and media archeologist Erkki Huhtamo draws on his research into moving panoramas and dioramas to discuss various historical apparata that laid the groundwork for 20th and 21st century immersive applications—including those created now by game designers and media artists.
Permutation Row III: ALIEN WHALE//FUTURE SHUTTLE//NEW PARTY SYSTEMS BAND
A Benefit for the New York Civil Liberties Union Permutation Row III ALIEN WHALE (Matt Mottel/Colin Langenus/Nick Lesley) FUTURE SHUTTLE NEW PARTY SYSTEMS BAND (David FIrst/Bernard Gann/Greg Fox) Visuals by BA http://www.bamiam.tv/ ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE NYCLU ADVISORY: The above is not a band order…there will be two sets with ANYONE & ANY COMBINATION happening at ANYTIME!
VT Joy Parade, Underscore Orkestra, Amour Obscur @ House of Yes (Brooklyn)
Fresh from the stages of some of Europe’s biggest arenas and its darkest streets, Vermont Joy Parade will release its sophomore album, New Anthem, on March 31st. Recorded last summer with the acclaimed Ryan Power at Stu Stu Studios in Fort Ethan Allen, New Anthem explores the evolution of joy in fifteen songs orchestrated with accordion, banjo, cornet, euphonium, pump organ, and everything in between.
China and the Human
China is everywhere in the news for its astounding economic development and its equally astonishing human rights abuses. Beginning with this curiously inverse relationship between economic success and political rights and freedom, the relationship of China and the human begs to be explored. Bringing together editors and contributors to Social Text’s newly published double issue on “China and the Human” (coedited by David L. Eng, Teemu Ruskola, and Shuang Shen) this interdisciplinary symposium seeks to question the self-evident nature of both “China” and “human” by examining the long career of the human in Chinese culture and thought, reaching back to ancient traditions and exploring the radical transformations under Maoism and in the current socialist-capitalist era. Join us for a series of panel discussions and conversations.
The Statue of Liberty Lecture: Edward Berenson
When the crated monument of the statue of liberty arrived in New York Harbor, few could have foreseen the central place it would come to occupy in the American imagination. Join historian Edward Berenson, Director of the Institute of French Studies at NYU, as he explores the improbable history of the statue and the many and competing conceptions of American freedom it has come to represent.
Disappears, Lotus Plaza , Noveller
PopGun Presents … Disappears, Lotus Plaza , Noveller
Film Series: The Bloodsport of Politics – The Great McGinty
As real-life presidential campaigns heat up, this six-week film series examines the quest for power and political office. Mark Ethan introduces each screening and leads discussion afterwards. THE GREAT McGINTY (1940) directed by Preston Sturges, 81 min. Based on Sturges’ Oscar-winning screenplay, Brian Donlevy stars as a bum who is manipulated into the governor’s chair by a crooked political machine.
Hunter Reynolds Butur
P.P.O.W is proud to present Butur, Hunter Reynolds’ first solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition will include his current projects and an installation of his work from the 1990′s when he performed extensively as his now legendary alter ego, Patina du Prey. For over twenty years Reynolds has been using photography, performance and installation to express his experience as an HIV positive gay man. His work addresses issues of gender, identity, socio-politics, sexual histories, mourning, loss, survival, hope and healing.
Wenyon and Gamble A Universe held up for Inspection
Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition for Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon: A Universe held up for Inspection. The show will feature holograms made at an historic observatory, as well as digital prints taken in India and Cuba during the past four years. Wenyon & Gamble, the collaborative team who have worked together since 1983, first became known for exploring holography – a medium considered new in the 1980s, but one that now seems to belong to an older, optical era of image making. In A Universe held up for Inspection, the artists place a world constructed by science under a cultural examination of their own, where the ironies of what is progress and what is obsolete are conjured for scrutiny.
Accumulated Afterthoughts: David Opdyke
Work by David Opdyke
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
Known for her “Nanas”, a series of buxom, colorful women crafted out of wire, papier maché and polyester (her trademark material in the public eye), Niki de Saint Phalle has left her mark on the history of twentieth-century art. Working with plastics, paint and sculpture, she began her completely self-taught painting career in 1952, garnering fame throughout the 1960s with her “Tirs” performances, which she presented all over the world. Saint Phalle would shoot a rifle at various packets of color hung upon a canvas, creating random works. This destructive, violent gesture highlighted a rejection of traditional easel painting, and became basic principle of Saint Phalle’s work. In 1960 she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes, and befriended Jean Tinguely, who she would marry in 1971. The two created many works together, including “Le Cyclop”, Fontainebleau ; “La fontaine Stravinsky”, Paris ; “Le Jardin des Tarots” in Tuscany ; and notably, in 1966, “Hon”, a monumental work create
RYAN WALLACE CUSP
Morgan Lehman is pleased to present ‘Cusp,’ Ryan Wallace’s second solo show at the gallery. Wallace combines his research and understanding of contemporary sciences, his ability to incorporate and disguise materials in his paintings, and his laborious studio practice to examine how a planar surface stores information much like a screen, printed page or microchip. Wallace’s process based endeavors evoke familiar tropes through art and natural history.
The School: Nina Yuen
Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present The School, Nina Yuen’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Yuen’s hauntingly beautiful films are presented within a tactile installation that encapsulates the artist’s multifaceted imagination and transforms the traditional viewing experience. Yuen, originally from Hawaii and currently based in New Jersey, mines the pasts of anonymous and celebrated characters to create poetic, non-linear narratives. She combines fictionalized personal memories and various disparities in accounts of the past to create an authentic alternate-reality; weaving assorted truths into her seductive monologues to lure the viewer in. Yuen fully embraces her creations; living within her self-constructed sets and adopting the conventions, behavior, and dress of these worlds in order to exemplify her characters. The dedication is evident in her work, infusing each video with a nuance of heartbreakingly honesty.
Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy
American photographer William John Kennedy’s exhibition of newly published prints of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana is believed to be the only such images in existence capturing the artists with their works, among them Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE. After almost half a century in storage, a select number of the nearly forgotten images were carefully chosen, and are now being published for the first time as a collection.
MAURICIO CERVANTES RECENT WORKS
MAURICIO CERVANTES RECENT WORKS
Roadsongs / Photographs by Jordan Sullivan
Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. Drawing from personal history, ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. These images, coupled with selections of prose, explore the emotional states associated with place, while continuing Sullivan’s exploration of transience and it’s effect on his own perceptions of memory, freedom, and home. Further investigation also reveals Sullivan’s concern for a photographs subjective nature and it’s potential for truth and falsehoods. How can a photograph revive and alter a memory? How can a photograph manipulate or aid a personal history?
(Un)Familiar by Ben Rayner / Book Launch
In conjuction with the opening reception of Jordan Sullivan’s ROADSONGS exhibition, Clic Gallery will host the launch of British photographer Ben Rayner ‘s newest book, (UN)FAMILIAR, which is also the first publication by London based publisher Greenback Editions.
The Elements of Style
Finding inspiration in the classic style manual. Featuring work by Jennifer Grimyser, Julie Hair, Suckzoo Han, Aaron Howard, Jann Nunn, Kelly Savage, Rachel Schragis, and Brain Wondergem OPENING: Thrs April 19 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 2:00 – 4:00pm Wed & Thrs 4:00 – 6:00pm or by appt: firstname.lastname@example.org “ABC No Rio in Exile” AT BULLET SPACE: 292 EAST 3RD ST (bet. Ave C + D)
PINK JAPAN: CONTEMPORARY SEX CULTURE
Domi Dollz invites you to learn how to create more than just a moment in the bedroom, but an entire experience that will leave your partner begging for more. NYC’s most famed kink experts will explore ideas and techniques from setting the mood, sexy games, and thinking outside the bedroom to the art of the striptease, kinky foreplay, and fantasy scenarios. Enjoy sipping tasty aphrodisiac cocktails while the gorgeous Domi Dollz seduce and inspire you to create your own seduction experience.
Leaving Story Avenue: My Journey from the Projects to the Front Page with Paul LaRosa in conversation with Martin Gottlieb
The CBS News producer reveals his own story of how a kid from the James Monroe Houses in the Bronx landed a reporting job at the NY Daily News and covered all the major events of the 1970s.
Andru Bemis: FREDONIA OPERA HOUSE
FREDONIA OPERA HOUSE 9 Church St w/ Wepecket Island Records’ Rolling Roots Revue 8:00 pm | $13-$15
Venture into the unknown with two animations by award-winning artist, Nancy Andrews, ON A PHANTOM LIMB (2009) and BEHIND THE EYES ARE THE EARS (2010). Andrews’ work fuses collaged, drawn and found imagery with solemn mythical creatures and autobiographical materials to unfold curious, otherworldly tales that reflect on aspects of the foreign and the familiar. Emotionally charged, these supernatural films maneuver from quizzical and wistful, to surreal and nostalgic. Among many honors, Andrews is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), and her films are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. She will be present via Skype for a Q&A following the screening. Click here to read awonderfully profound interview in the L.A. Record with Nancy Andrews, about “her early days making earrings out of photos of slabs of beef, what she learned from floating between life and death, and why she wants to be friends with a crow”.
JESSICA CHEN WITH NORBERT DE LA CRUZZ III, EVE CHAN, HEE RA YOO, RITSUKO ARPON TRANSLATE (THE VOICES OF EMERGING ASIAN CHOREOGRAPHERS)
Curated by Jessica Chen, featuring Norbert De La Cruzz III, Eve Chan, Hee Ra Yoo, Ritsuko Arpon TRANSLATE is a new performance series that gives emerging choreographers of Asian descent an opportunity to perform their work. Selected artists participate in several discussion sessions on the necessary tools needed to build their foundation in making and promoting their work.
DAWS MCNAMARA INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
Daws McNamara has been many things: a missionary for The Children of God commune, a convicted felon, a mascot for the Newark Bears minor league baseball team and a source of inspiration for hundreds of people. Learn how to reprogram your brain into getting what you want out of life in Daws’ only New York stop on his Raise Your Hands, Raze Your Mind seminar tour. Remember: you too can be the eye at the top of the pyramid.
THE FAMOUS ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
The Famous Accordion Orchestra, led by Bob Goldberg (of the late Washboard Jungle), is a group of flexible size that bridges the traditional and the post-modern, ranging from Rossini to Duke Ellington to Paolo Conte to Kraftwerk. They have performed in clubs, gardens, cemeteries and parades throughout the city.
An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
Howard Markel tells the astonishing story of the years-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud, then a young, ambitious neurologist, and William Halsted, the equally young, pathfinding surgeon. Hear about the physical and emotional damage caused by the then-heralded wonder drug and how each man ultimately changed the world in spite of it—or because of it.
Laura Neuman and This Horse is not a Home by devynn emory
This Horse is not a Home is currently an exploration in movement, sound, and performance by devynn emory. emory holds close personal relationships with all 3 performers in this work, and began a research thread of finding out what happens when a body intercepts another body’s space and identity. A mutable space exists that is hard to name. A place where we consistently let go of ourselves and try on the shell of another for a day, parade around in someone else’s flesh for a moment. We can physically manifest this in entangling with another body in sex, in giving birth, in pageantry and costuming of a self. What about when we work at interfacing with another person’s body experience in more subtle ways? The moments that we deteriorate to accept the envelope of someone else, or disperse ourselves in moments of exchange? We transgress our own identities and perceptions, colliding in moments of exchange and relationship, arriving at or ignoring the state of fluidity and mutation. Moments o
TR WARSZAWA FESTEN (THE CELEBRATION)
The last time Polish theater maker Grzegorz Jarzyna and his TR Warszawa came to town, they made history with an explosive production of Macbeth, elaborately staged in an outdoor theater we built in the Tobacco Warehouse.This spring TR returns to St. Ann’s Warehouse with the American Premiere of Festen, one of TR’s most famous productions, based on a prize-winning Danish film, The Celebration, made according to the minimalist Dogme 95 principles.
Two Boots Presents Americana Jamboree
A special down-home edition of our happy hour, featuring music from Calamity Janes, Odetta Hartman, and poetry. Plus our regular Friday Night Happy Hour specials. Presented by Two Boots pizza. Part of Two Boots 25+ for 25, 25+ events celebrating Two Boots’ 25th anniversary year.
Cheikh Lô is one of the great mavericks of African music. A superb singer and songwriter—as well as a distinctive guitarist, percussionist, and drummer—he has personalized and distilled a variety of influences from West and Central Africa.
Emerging Writers Reading Series Anne Enright, Guest Author
The celebrated Irish writer and Man Booker Prize–winner Anne Enright reads from her novel, “The Forgotten Waltz,” newly released in paperback by W. W. Norton (April 2012). The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.
Bosco Delrey Terry Malts Xray Eyeballs
Hailing from New Jersey by way of Memphis, Bosco’s sound references the sounds of Sun Studios-era recordings, updating the lo-fi guitar twang with the use of an MPC drum machine and vintage synthesizer emulators to create a wall of distorted dance/grunge, with other apparent influences ranging from southern rap to church hymns and dancehall. This seemingly impossible alchemy was recently manifested on wax when Diplo’s Mad Decent released a stellar pair of Bosco Delrey 7-inches earlier this year, “Wild One/Evil Lives” and “Space Junky/My My Racecar,” both of which are also available digitally.
New York Street Stories
Join five New York photographers in a series of lively dialogues about their approach and perspectives on photographing the pulse of New York City’s streets.
Symposium: Memory and the Photographic Image
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University will hold a symposium in conjunction with its exhibition, Memory and the Photographic Image, on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2012. The keynote address will be presented on Friday, April 20 at 5.15 pm. Geoffrey Batchen is a writer, curator, and educator whose work focuses on the history of photography and its role in modern life. He teaches at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This talk is free and open to the public. The symposium on Saturday, April 21 will feature presentations by Jennifer Blessing, senior curator of photography at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; Shimon Attie, a visual artist whose work engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures; and Carrie Mae Weems, a widely acclaimed photographer and artist who lives and works in Syracuse. (Program and participants are subject to change.)
Keorapetse Kgositsile Reading and Conversation: Keorapetse Kgositsile, Meena Alexander
Join the celebrated South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile for an evening of poetry and conversation on writing, jazz, activism, and memory. He will be joined by the poet, essayist and memoirist Meena Alexander.
Carol Salmanson / Stephen Truax
Carol Salmanson works with light and reflective materials. Trained as a painter, the artist began using light and reflective materials eight years ago to take the spatial and color concerns of her painting into a different realm. Salmanson’s wall pieces harness light’s unique ability to touch both mind and feelings. Her work creates a sensation of depth, one that opens into mysterious worlds. The artist writes of her fascination with the material, “Light beams into you and envelops you. These very special qualities let me build emotional spaces that resonate with memory and experience. By amplifying and radiating color outward, into and around the viewer, I can build atmospheres, using color, line, and form in a way that goes beyond painting’s two-dimensional limitations.” Salmanson’s large installations originate with the architecture of the sites they will inhabit.
EARLY SHOW WITH NASS GNAWA
EARLY SHOW WITH NASS GNAWA(BRAHIM FRIBGANE/HASSAN BEN JAFAR/SAID DAMIR)
THE 22 MAGAZINE VOLUME 3/III/THREE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
If you are reading this, then you probably already know what The 22 Magazine is. If not, we are a Brooklyn based artist run magazine, centering around 22 contributor’s each volume. Artists, writers, musicians and the like welcome. For Vol 3/III/THREE there is no theme or restriction. We will accept work on any topic. We are particularly looking for fiction or essay writers, as well as musicians for this volume but are happy to receive art submissions as well. Be creative, push the limits of what these generes define. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Submissions guidelines are here.
The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
We are pleased to announce: the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival has expanded and is now accepting submissions. After the wonderful success of our inaugural event last October, we have expanded to include selected works from submissions to be screened along with high quality curated film programs. We are scheduled for early Fall 2012. Please check our guidelines for more information http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.
Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 12th annual Coney Island Film Festival September 21 – 23, 2012 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York! Coney Island Film Festival named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine. Regular Deadline – April 27, 2012 Late Deadline – June 28, 2012 Extended Late Deadline – July 12, 2012 Entry categories: Feature, Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Silent Film, Horror, Animation, Music Video. The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.
2012 Artist Members Exhibition Call for Entries
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2008 to be considered for the 2012 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Tell Me How Your REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues. The exhibition is to be organized by Rory Golden, Artist and Former Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Book Arts. This exhibition will focus on artwork that has been influenced by the concept and content of graphic novels, memoirs, and travel journals with a strong visual presence. It is intended to present artworks (not actual diaries or sketchbooks, however these are not necessarily excluded) in which the concept and/or content of the graphic novel, diary, or travel book were influential in the creation of the artwork.
Puppet & Costume Workshops
Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/ Contact email@example.com
Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, June 6 through 10. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop. Deadline May 1, 2012.
Law School for Visual Artists
Topics that will be covered during the 5-week course: Tuesday March 20, 2012 Introduction: * Legal Hypothetical: Analyzing legal issues in your art projects Tuesday March 27, 2012 * Basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s) * Fiscal Sponsorships * Employment issues A. Studio and gallery assistants B. Working as a preparator for art galleries Tuesday April 3, 2012 * Free Speech * Right of Privacy Tuesday April 10, 2012 Contracts * Consignment Agreements * Licensing Agreements * Commissioning Agreements Tuesday April 17, 2012 * Intellectual Property (copyright and trademarks)
Submissions for SLIDELUCK BIKESHOW
We invite artists, cyclists, racers, commuters, enthusiasts and Sunday-riders from around the globe to submit their most compelling and creative cycling-related imagery! If biking inspires your art, your art is directly about bicycles/travel, you use bicycles to make sculptures or custom bikes, or if you put a camera on your helmet before bombing down a moutainside – we want to see it! Our goal is to create the most dynamic, engaging, inspiring and fun collection of bike art/imagery ever collected in one place. As well, following the slideshow, Peloton Magazine will select one piece to be published in the magazine! Submission deadline: Monday April 30th.
New Works Residency 2012/13
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.
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call
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
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.
MASTER CLASS IN CARTOONING Instructor: GAHAN WILSON
The legendary Gahan Wilson, famous for his bizarrely humorous work for Playboy and National Lampoon, shows and tells you how to make humorous cartoons (the non-animated kind) that reflect your own sensibilities and point-of-view. Using his own life and career as reference points, Gahan will give you pointers and advice about the art and business of cartooning that only this master of the medium can provide.
Screening & Discussion: Open Call for NYASAFF’s Annual Short Video Slam, Deadline: April 23
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.
Uncommon Goods: Wall Design Art Challenge
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.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: FIGMENT NYC
Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, and Boston in 2011. In 2012, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to our entire community, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT NYC will take place during the weekend of June 9-10.
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