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Jacqueline De Jong’s Situationist Times, 1962-1967
Boo-Hooray is happy to announce an exhibition of original art, publications, photography, ephemera and manuscripts related to Jacqueline De Jong’s vanguard publication The Situationist Times, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first issue. A total of six issues were published: Issue 1 in May of 1962, and the final issue in December of 1967. A seventh issue was compiled but not published. The Situationist movement produced periodicals: Internationale Situationniste (twelve issues published between 1958 and 1969) and the German Gruppe SPUR publication SPUR (six issues from August 1960 to August 1961). There were other examples: Drakabygget (Scandinavia), Heatwave (UK), Black Mask (USA), King Mob Echo (UK). Dutch artist and graphic designer Jacqueline de Jong joined the Situationist International in 1960. De Jong suggested the publication of an English language newsletter in November of 1960, to be co-edited with British Situationist Alexander Trocchi.
La Mama Moves Dance Festival
Conceptual Artist/Choreographer/Artistic Director of The School of Hard Knocks Yoshiko Chuma continues a lifetime obsession with danger in her new work, Love Story, Palestine. Intentionally confusing documentation with history, Chuma tasks El-Funoun members Sari Husseini and Anas Abu Oun and NYC-based talents Miriam Parker, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Saori Tsukada-—three performers who have never been to Palestine—with re-creating segments from her own documented works and experiences in Ramallah, Palestine. Chuma assembles a mosaic of images and interviews which pertain to pain and longing, as if framing theater with barbed wire. Traditional dance is juxtaposed with contemporary movement, video projection and spoken text in a borderless environment constantly reshaped by sculptural objects. Yoshiko Chuma herself performs on the backdrop of Robert Flynt’s photography.
The Horticultural Society of New York is pleased to present Field Recordings, a multimedia exhibition of works by Saul Becker and Stephen Vitiello. The exhibition explores how both artists collect fragments of the natural world and restage them as altered landscapes presented in multimedia sculptures, photographs, video, and drawings.
Carlos Estrada-Vega: Building a Painting
For Carlos Estrada-Vega the process of cutting, sanding, drilling, magnetizing and coating thousands upon thousands of tiny wooden cubes with a combination of pigment, wax and limestone dust is only an act of preparation: an exercise to aid him in developing the discipline and focus required for his work. The actual act of painting begins as he combines those blocks into a grand composition through a practice of meditation and observation. Though each tiny component is considered a complete painting—a complete experience in and of itself—combined they inform one another, showing a trend of experiences whose diversity deepens and enriches the impact of the whole. Working against the urge to calculate and control the direction of the painting, the artist seeks to channel impulses and instinctual gestures that arise as he works, creating pieces that are as fresh as they are deeply honest.
High Strung Women -Brooklyn Arts Council
Capturing the recent upsurge of interest in traditional string music, this lively jamboree, curated by well-known fiddler Sarah Alden, highlights banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar and more. Participating artists include Calamity Jane’s Old Time String Band, Hilary Hawke, Mamie Minch, Rima Fand, Katie Down and Tess Slominski. The evening closes with a jam session. Come join us and bring your strings! High Strung Women is part of Brooklyn Arts Council’s Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance, an unprecedented series of concerts, performances, workshops and symposia highlighting Brooklyn women performing artists, especially those working in traditional art forms.
This American Life Live! – Things You Can’t Do on the Radio
The hit radio show This American Life beams into hundreds of movie theaters as host Ira Glass curates a program titled Things You Can’t Do On The Radio—featuring music, dance, comedy, and other things that don’t quite fit on the radio show, which reaches about three million weekly listeners worldwide. This live show takes the style and sensibility of the radio program and applies it to the performing arts, showcasing artists you may already know and newcomers you’ll adore.
Blaschka: Glass creatures of the Ocean – An Illustrated History of The Natural History Museum (NHM), London Collection
Although more famously know for the making the glass flowers exhibited at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the father and son partnership of Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf (1857-1939) Blaschka also made numerous marine invertebrate glass models. Some of the first models they made were sea anemones in the early 1860’s. The Natural History Museum (NHM), London purchased their first set around 1865 and holds over 185 Blaschka glass models consisting of anemones, sea slugs, jellyfish, octopus, squid, protozoans and corals representing their entire model making career. The models were made in a variety ways with many formed over wire skeletons (known as armatures) with the glass fused together or glued. Profiled in various scientific sales catalogues such as Henry A. Ward’s they were to sold museums, universities and private collectors by the Blaschkas themselves and various agents who worked on their behalf worldwide. In the past these models were of scientific importance in teaching
Digital Distribution 101 – A primer for Filmmakers
Digital Media has quickly changed the face of distribution for news, music and books, and a similar sea change is taking place in the film industry. Erick Opeka, VP of Digital Distribution for New Video, will provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future digital distribution landscape. Topics covered will include current business models (ad-based, transactional, subscription & VOD), current distribution platforms (iTunes, gaming consoles, Hulu, Netflix, etc.), marketing & merchandising, and future trends. Erick will also lay out several key strategies for securing a digital distributor and maximizing revenue.
Cage Transmitted Robert Whitman performs Inside Out and a screening of John Cage’s An Alphabet
Triple Canopy is pleased to present the fourth evening of Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage, a year-long series of performances and events to celebrate John Cage’s centenary. The evening will feature two rarely seen performances that reflect on Cage’s relationship to Marcel Duchamp.
culturefix and Papacookie Present: The Greatest Humans In Sound, Part I
Jonathan Wood Vincent is a composer, songwriter, singer, and performance artist who has honed his body and his expressions of thought to create spontaneous, yet crafted articulations of meaning and gesture. He is known both for his wide ranging songs, semi- improvised epic story-pieces, and for associative “rants” deriving from long studies and assorted collaborations and prostrations with various long forgotten deities and demigods. He has had long, long collaborations with post Mortem neolicious scary dancer Zack Fuller, the exquisite violinist and composer Katt Hernandez, and has recorded and performed with post Torah folk rockers Girls in Trouble, alt country singer songwriter Eileen Rose, and a multilingual stripper rap band called Un Cuerpo Exquisito, and inventor/microtonalist Adam James Wilson, in addition to countless other folks.
A Cut Above: Paper Masters
A group exhibition celebrating the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic medium. The exhibition features 12 international artists who choose to draw with a knife, saw or scissors as an integral part of their practice. A timely show, it responds to widespread current debates surrounding the use of cut paper and books in contemporary artistic practice, exploring the work of 12 artists engaged in paper manipulation. Individually, these artists are praised for their distinctive techniques and approach to working in this medium. As a collective, A Cut Above provides an insight into how the medium has gained traction on the international art stage and presents a broad spectrum of works by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad, some exhibiting in New York for the first time.
Heather L. Johnson suck squeeze bang blow
Heather L. Johnson grew up moving from place to place, a process punctuated by dramatic cultural transitions: Hawaii to suburban Chicago; Brazil to a small town in Utah; Utah to London, England, and so on. This experience informs her current work as an artist, though which she investigates ideas of movement, memory, identity and distance. Johnson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and has completed residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, and at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., in Europe and Japan, at White Columns (New York City), Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX), Gallery 16 (San Francisco), Room Space (Gentilly, France), Sonoma Museum of Visual Art (Sonoma, CA), and many other venues.
Stephen Hannock: Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of Stephen Hannock’s recent paintings on April 25, 2012 with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue until June 2. In addition to large-scale paintings, the exhibition will also include a room documenting Hannock’s process. Hannock, born in Albany, New York in 1951, lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and New York. Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, has curated the exhibition and written the accompanying catalogue.
Bold Hype gallery presents the summer group exhibition, Suggestivism NYC. This exhibit, curated by Nathan Spoor, features 40 of the new contemporary art scene’s most talented and intriguing artists. The concept of Suggestivism, says Spoor, does not center around claiming a title for giving any movement a name, but for introducing a common creative thread amongst several disparate and unique voices within the modern art world. Spoor first engaged the concept and usage of the term, “Suggestivism”, during his graduate school days to conceptualize his vibrant and engaging style of work.
Austerity Measures: Michael Bilsborough
Through the recurring motif of a cubic lattice, Bilsborough works on translucent layers to generate dense images and complex forms. The results have optical depth, while the indelible procedural marking reveals the tests and decisions involved. Drawing is thinking. The images maintain sculptural integrity: beyond linear perspective, they also account for gravity, voids, and stress. They function as plausible models. Drawing is building. Each image requires drawing a “perfect cube” in perspective, and this learned skill, repeated, becomes a drill – a highly regulated performance. Through it, Bilsborough invents a spontaneous manipulation for the cube. Drawing is action. In this new series, Bilsborough diverges from his signature scenes of multi-figure orgies and rituals. The cerebral conditions of Austerity Measures are mostly stripped of human figures, though the images can evoke the body. The tensile armatures appear skeletal.
Bitforms gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition by the London-based artist Quayola. On view will be two video installations, Strata #4 and Topologies, the second of which is a New York premiere. Regarded in Europe for his enigmatic video installations, Quayola creates hybrid spaces of animated painting and sculpture. Informed by his experiences growing up in Rome, and spiritually detaching from the city’s rich tradition in architecture, the work is rooted in geometry and the iconography of perfection.
Bayou n’ Brooklyn Music Festival
Bayou n’ Brooklyn Music Festival is an annual three-day festivity showcasing the musical prowess of Louisiana with the aim of preserving its traditional music form especially with the Cajun Zydeco music scene. The annual festival also highlights the musical genius of bayou-born sounds, family dances, community jam sessions, dance hall flavor bands and of course, good eats that will surely entice one’s palate and gluttony for delicious food such as the Louisiana-famous gumbo. This year’s Brooklyn Music Festival features the dance hall band favorites, Cajun French Music Association Awards winner and Cajun Hall of Fame Jesse Lege and his Bayou Brew, and Forest Huval, one of the world’s rising star heads to Brooklyn for his debut performance accompanied by multi instrumentalist and Grammy Award nominee Al Berard.
Experiments in Opera: Borges and the Other with music by Matthew Welch and a text adapted from Jorge Luis Borges
A modular dance opera for Blarvuster by Matthew Welch for 2 Mezzo-sopranos, Baritone, Tenor, chorus, flute/piccolo, viola, 2 electric guitars, piano, bass guitar, vibraphone, drum kit For some time now, I have been working on a series of short operas (or modular “Acts”) centered around the luminary Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, all played by an expanded version of my ensemble Blarvuster. In 2007, the ﬁrst of these Borges mini-operas featured two mezzo-sopranos portraying an older and younger Borges meeting in a dream space. Borges was not shy to rework the basic concept of a story in to a new and equally fantastic second tale, and so for a second act written for tenor and baritone, two additional Borges of differing ages meet yet again in a separate encounter of dreaming each other. In both operas/acts, each Borges views his other in disbelief, hashing out self-loathing critique, whilst verifying biographical information.
Cry for Nature/Dance for Water
Discussion will focus on the Global Water Dances that have been taking place in more than 46 countries around the globe, raising consciousness about environmental issues and bringing people together to problem-solve solutions for global challenges such as safe drinking water. This dialogue begs the question, “what is the impact of crying out for nature through dance as a visceral, political and an essential response to the contemporary world?” Then, stay tuned for a preview of next season’s MovementTalks series!
Actually, It’s Ridgewood. Historic Art Crawl
Come one, come all to the first ever Ridgewood Art Crawl. You know that part of town you thought was Bushwick… well, Actually, It’s Ridgewood. Help us set the record straight by celebrating Queens’ newest art community with a little bit of history, a lot of art, and the perfect amount of drink. This event is part of the Queens Museum’s Biennial of Queens-based Artists, Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle (Feb 5th – May 20th 2012).
I T I N E R A N T: Public Performances & Closing Event
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is pleased to announce the closing event and presentation of public performances for ITINERANT on Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 pm at 37 Road Pedestrian Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Festival for Contemporary Performance Art comes back home to Queens after a successful 5 weeks presentation in the five boroughs in New York City. where it was presented in collaboration with galleries, artist-run spaces and public institutions.
Dan Levenson Performance
Triangle Arts Association is pleased to present a month-long exhibition highlighting performance works by alumni artists Richie Budd, Dan Levenson and Kenya Robinson. Each one night performance will result in objects and gestural vestiges that will remain on view for one week. Abstracted from the durational immediacy of the performance itself these “residues” will encourage viewers to consider the act of performance from the outside in.
Holy River is a multimedia exhibition by the New York based artist Prune Nourry, and curated by Tatyana Franck. Sculptures, installations, photographs and videos will take over the entire ground floor of the Invisible Dog. The Holy River exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project on gender selection focused on India. Mirroring the Holy Daughters exhibition that took place in 2011 in Paris around the theme of Milk, the flowing theme of this show is water. It features a selection of works inspired by a performance Prune realized last year in Kolkata.
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley
Terry and Gyan Riley have been performing together since the late 90′s and have appeared in concert throughout the USA and Europe. The music has a connection to the improvising traditions of both Jazz and Indian Classical but more importantly depends on a synchronous intuition that has developed between a father and a son. Sometimes they begin with a structure where melodic, harmonic, modal and rhythmic elements are predetermined along with a flow chart of sequential events but one of their favorite forms is starting from a place where neither performer has an overview and they must find their way together. Terry on piano, keyboard and vocals, has been on the worlds stages for over 50 years. Gyan has generated a lot of excitement with his astounding guitar virtuosity and his brilliant compositions. In 2011 they appeared at All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead England and at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina.
NYU’s hottest rock a cappella group the N’Harmonics return to Joe’s Pub for their final concert of the year! The N’Harms are known around NYU for our eclectic arrangements (ranging from The Allman Brothers, John Legend, Radiohead, Rihanna…the list goes on), plus our fresh looks, LOUD belts, whistle tones, high Cs, riff #210, FIERCE beatboxing and our ridiculously fabulous alumni (who have and can be seen on Broadway in Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Spring Awakening and a slew of other productions). The N’Harms are one of the craziest, loudest, and most fun groups in all of NYC, and they’ve performed at such awesome venues as Lincoln Center, CBGB’s and The Beacon Theatre.
Arts & Sciences
From Oakland Calif, this genre-bending quartet is rooted in jazz and improvisation traditions but borrows extensively from pop song writing and old field recordings. The group features a unique instrumentation of alto and tenor saxophones, monophonic synths, vintage organs and drums as well as a variety of hand percussion and singing. Compositionally, the group takes it’s cues from a wide range of past masters, including Sun Ra, Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and Oakland-based experimental pop geniuses, The Curtains. The music fluctuates between through-composed vignettes and lengthier suite-like pieces that seamlessly weave together written material and improvisation.
NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS with MICHAEL BROWN.
NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS with MICHAEL BROWN. Cellist Nicholas Canellakis teams up with pianist/composer Michael Brown for CAG’s monthly installment of Barbès Classical: string-centric. The Duo plays Pärt’s Fratres, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Fauré’s Apres un Reve and arrangements by Canellakis of Bulgarian Dances and John Brion’s Little People. Canellakis also performs Brown’s Suite for Solo Cello, a work inspired by Bach that was premiered by Canellakis at Bargemusic earlier this year. Nicholas Canellakis is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, is a regular performer at Bargemusic and was a member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW. He has performed at Weill, Zankel, Merkin, Jordan and Disney Halls, the Kennedy Center and at the festivals of Santa Fe, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Mecklenburg, Moab, Sarasota, Verbier and Aspen.
CIVIC ACTION: A VISION FOR LONG ISLAND CITY
Four artists known for their innovative works in the public sphere were asked to proffer alternative visions and an imaginative future for Long Island City. Now at Socrates, their ideas will be realized through sculpture, site-specific installations, earthworks and participatory, social activities.
Poets on Painters
Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America, this program features poet Kenny Goldsmith, who will read from his work and discuss the interchange of ideas between the visual arts and the written word in New York City during 1978–1982, in homage to Keith Haring.
“Her poems are compact, exhilarating, strange affairs, like Erik Satie miniatures or Joseph Cornell boxes,” wrote J. D. McClatchy. “She is an anomaly in today’s literary culture: as intense and elliptical as Dickinson, as buoyant and rueful as Frost.”
HECTOR CANONGE AND ANDREW WEEMS EXPERIMENTS & DISORDERS
Experiments and Disorders is DP’s long running literary series, curated by Christen Clifford and Tom Cole. Recent participants include: Lynne Tillman, Paul Lisicky, Karen Lillis, Ethan Lipton, Phillip Lopate, Laurie Stone, Rebekah Rutcoff, Patty Powers, McKenzie Wark, John Wray, and Eileen Myles
BELLA GAIA (BEAUTIFUL EARTH)
BELLA GAIA, a ‘Living Atlas’ journey of our world, expresses the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts. Created by award winning director and classically trained violinist Kenji Williams, in collaboration with NASA, BELLA GAIA features an 80-minute live performance by Kenji and world class musicians against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space. From fires in the Amazon basin to time-lapse images of arctic ice melt, stunning orbital imagery-rendered by SCISS’ Uniview using data from NASA– provides an exquisite simulation of the astronaut’s view from space. The performance also includes earthbound visitations from exotic Japanese temples to Egyptian pyramids.
2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
An exhibition of work by the 2012 Graduates of the New York Academy of Art
Friends of Riverkeeper at New Yorkers Against Fracking Rally and Concert
Hosted by Mark Ruffalo, performances by Natalie Merchant, Medeski Martin & Wood, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope and many more. Buy tickets here.
A Day For Visual Artists
Celebrate Bronx Week’s Arts and Culture Day by attending two events geared for artists and the creative community. Sign up for free exhibition tours too! Come to “Doctor´s Hours for Visual Artists” organized by The New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA) and “Artists Paradise: Artist Helping Artists” roundtable discussion that focuses on alternative models for artists’ professional
THE FAY VICTOR ENSEMBLE.
The Ensemble performs combination of jazz, rock, free improvisation and modern classical music all original material written for the group by Fay Victor and Jochem van Dijk. Fay Victor – voice, compositions; Anders Nilsson – electric guitar, effects and Ken Filiano – double bass, effects.
The Museum of Arts and Design is holding its fourth annual young patron’s gala, the L.E.D. BALL, on Thursday, May 17th! Co-hosted by both celebrities and star fixtures in the design world, like Dror Benshetrit and Nate Berkus, this festive fundraiser expects over 1,000 partygoers during the course of the evening enjoying a-list dj sets, cocktails and dancing, and a live musical performance. The Museum itself will be lit up with a video artwork projected onto its façade and jam-packed with designs in L.E.D lighting inside. ALL PROCEEDS, including ticket sales and sustainable artworks for auction incorporating light-emitting diodes by over thirty top designers, will benefit the Museum’s educational programming for children.
President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs
President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs, on view at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street) May 18–September 2, 2012, presents over 40 extraordinary examples of photography used in early political propaganda targeted at Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Slightly less than 150 years ago, the American Civil War was grinding to a dispiriting and unheroic end. After the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s rebel forces and the shocking assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in mid-April 1865, Davis was a political fugitive—accused of plotting Lincoln’s assassination as well as committing treason—and the future of the Union remained uncertain.
Don’t Let it Happen Here
If a nuclear meltdown on the same scale of Japan’s March 11, 2011, disaster at Fukushima Daiichi happened at Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant, much of the Hudson Valley, New York City and surrounding areas could be affected, requiring evacuations far outside the 10-mile zone the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires emergency plans. For Indian Point, even those inadequate evacuation plans have been called “unworkable” after months of study by safety experts.
WES LANG Here Comes Sunshine
Cultural conflation is one of the purest forms of appropriation available to an artist today, bonding geography, myth and media among other fundamentals. In Wes Lang’s exhibition, “Here Comes Sunshine,” he extrapolates from a diverse range of tributaries: tattoo flash, memento mori, Cholo signifiers, Basquiat’s oil stick, Mike Kelley’s 13 Seasons, even a little Tao Te Ching. Competing influences here occasionally result in contradictory statements, a sort of paradoxical jamboree, where death is embraced – not as a hard stop – but as an eternal companion. It’s a perspective from which simple phrases, by means of their repetition, can become something more than mantras. Herein lies the leverage of lyrical thinking.
A Paris Review Interview: James Fenton and Robyn Creswell
Robyn Creswell, poetry editor for The Paris Review, interviews the poet James Fenton. Both Creswell and Fenton are current Fellows at the Cullman Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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: email@example.com “ABC No Rio in Exile” AT BULLET SPACE: 292 EAST 3RD ST (bet. Ave C + D)
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 GREG SMITH 19 April – 26 May 2012 Susan Inglett is pleased to present the work of gallery artist Greg Smith from 19 April to 26 May 2012 in “Ners Banners Banners Ban”. Through performance, film and drawing the artist examines compulsive behaviors and the role of risk in breaking cycles. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday evening 19 April from 6 to 8 PM. A fragmented piece of looped text, “ners Banners Banners Ban,” serves as the title and starting point for Greg Smith’s fourth show with the Gallery, an exhibition with loops and repetitions at its core. Setting the stage, the obsessive, circular drawing series, “Things I Should Have Read,” covers plenty of ground, only to end where it began. Similarly structured in time rather than space, the video, aptly titled “Loop,” is presented as a continuous cycle that echoes the physical configuration of its subject: a loop of canvas banners that a tenuously harnessed performer repeated
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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-making.
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.
GHOST YARD a Solo Exhibition by Frodo Mikkelsen
Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Ghost Yard’, a solo exhibition by Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen. The exhibition includes all new work consisting of paintings, sculpture and site-specific installation. Frodo is one of the young rising artists in Scandinavia and is steadily gaining international recognition; his latest with the inclusion of one of his silver skull sculptures into the 3-D collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has shown in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa and the USA. His works are also represented in museum collections in Denmark and Norway.
Earth Day celebration at A@R!
Jill has been invited to build Hut #7at St. Nicks Alliance’s new building in the renovated former outpatient building of Greenpoint Hospital. Hut#7 is part of St. Nicks’ new arts program, Arts@Renaissance which is based out of the garden level of the building at 2 Kingsland Ave. The project will launch with an event on Earth Day, April 22 and host events through June 2012. But Jill has already begun collecting trash and doing research about the neighborhood as she gathers ideas for this latest hut.
Jade Townsend’s and Inside, Outside – Outside, In
Jade Townsend’s new body of work, Leviathan, assembles an absurd and fragmented narrative. As told by an amalgam of outcasts – the rebel, the orphan, the mystic – a coalescing set of stories manifests as a sculptural passageway through which to pass and return. Similar to his past mixed media sculptures and installations that critique and intensify tragic sociopolitical realities, Leviathan layers multiple myths and allegories, along with their archetypal characters, to pursue the conflicting destinations of contentment and rebellion. Whether or not such a goal is achievable is of little concern. Rather, as Townsend has continued exorcise in his work, it is the failure to see what is given up as we seek what we wish to gain.
TOWARDS A WARM MATH
On Stellar Rays presents Towards A Warm Math, an exhibition comprised of works that mingle strategies and forms borrowed from the hard-edged fields of science, mathematics, and technology with qualities and approaches that are more expressly humanistic—works, in other words, that attempt to muddy the pellucid water of stubborn facts and with unruly sediments of the personal, the biomorphic, and the spiritual. They are works that act as solvents, softening the normally rigid demarcation lines that divide the perpetually warring disciplinary camps of our thought, and dissolving the walls erected between the realms of the subjective and the objective.
Shay Kun Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat
Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat, Shay Kun’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, which will feature an installation of eleven new paintings. Shay Kun’s paintings push viewers to challenge their philosophical and aesthetic limitations. While the paintings in this exhibition use appropriated images from the internet, glossy magazines and daily life, they question where fantasy begins and reality ends. Our dreams and thoughts are capable of taking us on journeys beyond reality, but when do we actually cross that threshold? Could we have actually experienced scenes as we remember them?
Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker
Carol Szymanski’s new exhibition shows the artist continuing to work with language as visual and semantic material. She has a particular interest in visual symbols representing speech and in how meaning is depicted in changing contexts. Szymanski sees herself as a kind of translator. Language is transmuted (re-interpreted) through a wide variety of media and materials so that new ways of reading can emerge. Her work often incorporates readymades along with her own constructions and texts.
Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Loughelton Revisited, a group exhibition curated by artist Barbara Broughel, featuring work by Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Artschwager, Gary Bachman, John Baldessari, Paul Bloodgood, Barbara Bloom, Leonard Bullock, Chris Burden, John Dogg, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, John Franklin, Jack Goldstein, Lisa Hoke, Win Knowlton, Annette Lemieux, Amy Lipton, Suzanne McClelland, Peter Nagy, Marianne Nowottny, Tom Radloff, Josef Ramaseder, Richard Rezac, Walter Robinson, Barry Schwabsky, Kunie Sugiura, Carol Szymanski, James Welling, Sue Williams, and Thomas Zummer.
No Other Medicine
The 2012 class of the FIT Art Market: Principles and Practices graduate program is pleased to present exhibition “No Other Medicine”. Relying on hope and subtle humor, eight artists address the mounting tensions and contradictions of our time. Shakespeare’s observation, “the miserable have no other medicine but only hope,” speaks to how we face an uncertain future.
You are in an open field
You are in an open field is a modern hip-hoperetta that explores community and identity while trying to defeat the kickball monsters. Will they win? Or is it game over, reset?
I remember Uncle Vanya. He was… it was… so beautiful and sad, but… funny… Yes… What a funny beautiful strange play. Yes, yes, that’s it! Think you know Uncle Vanya? Look again.
Freeze Your Eggs
Born in 1965 in San Francisco, Grant Shaffer has lived and worked in Manhattan as an artist illustrator for the past 17 years. He illustrates for magazines and newspapers such as The New Yorker, Interview, and The New York Times. His work was recently featured in the book “All The Art That’s Fit To Print: Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page”. He has also worked as a storyboard artist on such films as Angels In America, Closer, Zoolander, Little Children, Charlie Wilson’s War and Wall Street 2. His comic series, “30 Kinds Of Passion” was included in The Best American Comics, 2008 edition. His latest work, a series called “Freeze Your Eggs” features oil paintings of androgynous, earphone-wearing citizens. This is Grant’s tenth solo art show.
Sigils & Signs
The fibers of art and magic are woven so tightly together, it’s often said that they are one and the same. Images are imaginal pictures. When we see something, a constellation of synapses fires, associations swirl, and new thoughts are born. We are altered – and what is magic, if not this? That said, there is a long lineage of artists who, quite literally, created spells via drawings on the floor, scrawls in books, lines cut into wood or stone. Though the featured players of this story are often English magicians from John Dee to Austin Osman Spare to Alan Moore, symbol-based magic can be traced back through the ages and across cultures. Germanic runes were carved into objects and later used as vehicles of divination. Hindu yantras and Buddhist mandalas are meditative, microcosmic diagrams meant to elevate the mind to the spiritual plane, and Kabbalistic letters are infinite layer-cakes of mystic meaning. The well-placed glyph can bless a birth, or curdle mother’s milk. A ring
Nicole Aptekar’s Expanded Taxonomy
Expanded Taxonomy is a 15-piece collection of laser cut sculptures built out of composite images. Depth emerges from Aptekar’s subtractive process to reveal abstract forms. Expanded Taxonomy utilizes negative space to uncover nuanced structures. The sculptures that populate this exhibit imply time by iteration; the subtle changes of each layer uncover new images, the sum of which give birth to Aptekar’s sculptures. The modifications of each tier form the paper skeleton that is the framework of her 3D designs.
My Strange Goddess: The Art of Yoko d’Holbachie
Inspired by popular culture in her native Japan and beyond, Yoko d’Holbachie’s acrylic on canvas paintings are at once vividly inviting and disturbingly dark. Candy colored creatures, with wormlike tentacles travel through fantasy landscapes. Elements of Kawaii, Anime, Pop Art and Surrealism blend together in tightly rendered works that pull the viewer in with bright, cheerful energy and hold on with strange, complex elements. With “My Strange Goddess,” Yoko d’Holbachie continues her search for answers while turning her attention, specifically, to the feminine. What does it mean to be feminine? Are the goddesses of these portraits angry, loving, weak or dangerous? How does a female artist who equates her process with giving birth to images conceived in her imagination and passed through her body, perceive and present the concepts of fertility and creation? With this show, her most personal body of work to date, Yoko d’Holbachie bares her soul to her audience.
2012 Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition
The Rising Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the 2012 \”Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition, scheduled for April 28th to May 19th 2012. The exhibition features selected paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media art by artists who work and live in and whose artwork is inspired by Brooklyn. Jurors included Maribeth Flynn, Wendy Jones, and Ellie Balk. TRA Staff (Christian McKenzie, Damani Bediako, Kamla Roberts) “Represent Brooklyn” is an exhibition designed to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations and community members who live and work in Brooklyn. The featured paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed media artwork provide a glimpse of the diversity of creative style and visual presentation found in Brooklyn.
Pier Paolo Calzolari, When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?
Marianne Boesky Gallery and The Pace Gallery are pleased to present When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?, an historic exhibition of the work of Pier Paolo Calzolari. For this unique collaborative presentation, the two galleries’ spaces on 24th and 25th Street, respectively, will be temporarily conjoined to form one large space where Calzolari’s work can be presented in depth. A member of the Arte Povera group, his 1969 text “La casa ideale,” and its realization through a series of works, is considered one of the seminal statements of the movement. Rapidly evolving beyond the confines of a defined movement, over the subsequent decades Calzolari continued to experiment, exploring his ongoing interest in light, matter and time. A major exhibition of his work was held at the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna at Ca’ Pesaro, Venice during the 2011 Biennale. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1988 and will focus primarily on work created in the
LARISSA BATES Chiquita Banana
In her new work, Larissa Bates creates an imaginary universe inspired by Gabriel García Márquez, Viennese flower plates, and Persian miniatures. Her paintings take us to tropical forests and gardens of calla lilies and introduce a new cast of characters who play out psychological dramas across the canvas. These dramas, centered around themes of family and power, deal with Bates’ own family history and the complicated relationship she has with it.
GARETH LONG REMARKS ADDRESSED TO AN ILLITERATE BOOK-FANCIER
Kate Werble Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition with Gareth Long, Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier and to announce a series of exhibitions in a new gallery space next door on Vandam Street. Spanning the two spaces, the gallery at 83 Vandam and at 89 Vandam, Long’s exhibition continues his ongoing interest in amateurism, printing, replication, books, learning and the artist as subject. Drawing from various popular and historical literary sources, Long brings together an associative layering of references that reflects with insight and humor on contemporary artistic production.
Invasion 68 Prague
In 1968 Josef Koudelka was thirty years old. He had committed himself to photography as a full-time career only recently, and had been chronicling the theater and the lives of gypsies, but he had never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia which had come to be known as the Prague Spring. In the midst of the turmoil of the Soviet-led invasion, Koudelka took to the streets to document this critical moment. It was a major turning point in his life.
Equality Now Lara Pacilio
Rather than showing women as elegant figures with attractive poses Lara Pacilio takes on a whole different perspective in which she exposes what women often go through in everyday life. With the use of unconventional tools such as iron and covered wood Pacilio is able to create pieces that are sensual yet bold, graphic yet subdued with images showing the pains and struggles of women.
Françoise Pétrovitch Inklings
In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and fragility. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.
In CLYBOURNE PARK, Bruce Norris imagines the history of one of the most important houses in literary history, both before and after it becomes a focal point in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun . In 1956, the house, which is located in a white neighborhood at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago, is sold to an African-American family (the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun). Then in 2009 after the neighborhood has changed into an African-American community, the house is sold to a white couple. It is through this prism of property ownership that Norris’ lacerating sense of humor dissects race relations and middle class hypocrisies in America.
TOM MCGRATH Profiles in Fugitive Light
Sue Scott Gallery is pleased to announce Profiles in Fugitive Light, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Tom McGrath. The work continues his use of noir tropes and the nocturne as the site for both painterly speculation and pictorial treatment. The artist dramatizes the collapse of tactile and optical representation with passages of dark, narrative ambiguity. This particular group of works nevertheless marks a near-complete departure from the grounding horizons in previous nocturnes, resulting in a landscape unmoored in spectral shadow by an eerie, unnatural luminism.
birds, bodies and bricolage
toomer labzda is proud to present birds, bodies and bricolage, which includes painting, sculpture, audio and works on paper by six artists: taylor baldwin, jerry blackman, jason brinkerhoff, patrick coyle, jason gringler and bram muller. forms and materials are dissected, appropriated and reassembled to create identities, foreign to their original state. through practices that break and build, themes of creation and destruction, representation and abstraction are displayed. new visual vocabularies are made as each artist tries to navigate the gravity of both historical and current events with a touch of delicacy and humor.
Holton Rower Pour Paintings
The Hole is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition of pour paintings by Holton Rower. Filling all galleries at the Hole with nineteen enormous pours, Rower will present the variations in technique that produce wildly different effects. From the entrance to the gallery featuring small pours with “hats”, as the artist calls them (wood protrusions on which the paint is poured and flows down); to the medium-sized works with hats, some of which flow onto the floor; to the rear gallery where large works both with and without hats feature “exclusions” (where the artist placed obstacles that the paint was forced to flow around then removed); to Gallery Three where he shows five tectonic pours: the variety and intensity of the exhibition is assured.
Donna Chung CLOUD HEM
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery presents a show of new works by Donna Chung. This is Chung’s second solo show with the gallery and will feature several wall pieces and sculptures made from materials such as paper, wood, metal, and found objects.
A double exhibition with 80 magazines, 80 feet of books and other printed matters. Designed by (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King and Ryan Neiheiser) Archizines + Arch-Art! Books is a double exhibition consisting of Archizines curated by Elias Redstone (April 18 – June 9, 2012) and Arch-Art! Books, curated by Adam O’Reilly for Printed Matter, Inc. ( May 5 – June 9, 2012) that brings to the table a hypothesis: printed matter matters . Consisting of an eclectic selection of new independent and alternative magazines, fanzines and journals from around the world (that can be read as a contemporary response to the Clip Stamp Fold exhibition curated by Beatriz Colomina at Storefront in 2007, which explored the little magazines phenomenon in the 60’s and 70’s), together with a selection of contemporary artist books with architecture at the center, the exhibition is a temporary library for contemporary approaches to architecture from different disciplinary origins and degrees of expertise.
ANNE PERCOCO: THE LIFE INSTINCT
NURTUREart is pleased to present Anne Percoco’s solo exhibition: The Life Instinct. Celebrating makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and the reuse of discarded material, Percoco infuses practical works inspired by immediate necessity with playfulness and wit.
Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ/Jean Hélion: Five Decades
Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce the exhibition Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ, featuring three young artists using unconventional techniques exploring color, pattern, perception and physicality. Applying concepts ranging from mathematics and science to color theory, these artists create works alive with energetic compositions and unexpected forms that are part organic yet calculated. Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ April 26-June 2, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm Shredder: Jean Hélion: Five Decades April 26-June 30, 2012 Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6-8pm (Different from above.) Please also join us for a conversation between Jacqueline Hélion and Deborah Rosenthal on Jean Hélion and They Shall Not Have Me, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:30 pm
Chris Churchill – Justin Lieberman
It takes two people to make a joke. Here Chris and I slip easily into our regular conversational roles, straight man and wise guy. Rowan and Martin, Reiner and Brooks, Martin and Lewis, Farley and Spade, Lorenzo and Launcelot. Chris’s works have a dignity and an aloofness to which I can only aspire. He might bristle at my characterization of our show as a comedy routine. At least, I’m sure he’ll roll his eyes. But his works have a singularity and profundity to which my puttering provides the necessary comic relief. I’m happy to play that part.
The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton’s novel of Society heart and heartlessness, adapted with the author by the master of the turn-of-the-century stage, Clyde Fitch. Lily Bart is radiant, witty, and admired–but nearly destitute. Her refusal to marry without love (or return ‘favors’ for the support of married men) leaves her at the mercy of her friends…but friendship is a rare commodity in the vicious circus of the New York social set.
A slave is responsible for waking Caligula in the morning…Two adolescent brothers are visited by a sex fairy…The story of Salome is retold as a Disney fairy tale, with a talking vulture and scorpion… As part of the NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, The Flea Theater is proud to present the world premiere of THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) by Nick Jones and directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) is an evening of dark comedic pieces which are nasty, brutal, and short.
Eyebeam is pleased to announce Found, the first program in a new screening series curated from our archives, organized around themes that have united artists working here over our 15 year history. Found compiles four films made by Eyebeam artists working with found and appropriated images, a mainstay of video art in the 21st century and an outgrowth of Eyebeam’s philosophy of free and open culture. The 50-minute program includes short works by Fred Wilson, Christian Marclay, Rashaad Newsome and Jacob Ciocci. The program will premier on Wednesday, April 25th with a free public screening at 8:30 pm. Beginning on April 26 it will be screened between 12 noon and 6 pm in our theater space at 540 W. 21 St.. Curator: James O’Shea.
Artists and Other Frenchmen: portrait prints from Nanteuil to Villon
Pocket Utopia’s reopening show, a one-evening exhibition of Donald Steele’s photographs under the title The Queen and I, is followed by the gallery’s first exhibition proper, one that might also have been called The King and Others. Spanning more than three centuries of French printmaking, it assembles portraits of subjects as diverse as François I, the French king and patron of Leonardo da Vinci, and Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” as a shy six-year-old boy, to a whole parade of painters, sculptors, and engravers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Once celebrated, some of them working in the service of the French court, all but a few of these characters have since been forgotten. But not, of course, Charles Baudelaire, the poet of la vie moderne, seen here in two etchings by Marcel Duchamp’s brother Jacques Villon from around 1918.
Vlatka Horvat: Unleveling
Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Vlatka Horvat. In her first solo show at the gallery, Horvat continues her ongoing preoccupation with the problematic interplay of human body and built space, which she investigates by abstracting, fragmenting, or outright removing figuration from her pieces. In a constellation of linked and mutually interrogating works exhibited here – a floor piece, a sculpture, and a series of smaller works on paper – Horvat asks us to contend with our own presence in the gallery, and through our shifting encounter with her interventions, forces us to negotiate the unstable border between ourselves and the structures we must fit into, as corporeal, psychological, and socio-political entities.
Ethan Greenbaum: Cultured Stone
Simulating sidewalks, ceiling tiles, bricks and wall paneling, Ethan Greenbaum’s work embraces materials that fulfill the minimum architectural requirement of framing space and covering surfaces. Drawing connections between the blunt materiality of his sources and the imaginative space of painting, Greenbaum creates uncanny transcriptions of commonplace urban construction.
Hannah Whitaker: The Use of Noise
In this new body of work, Whitaker presents photographs shot in diverse geographical locales: near a Hawaiian volcano, in an ancient Greek marble quarry, and in her Brooklyn studio. Mixing straight photographs with those confused by controlled light leaks, these images put disembodied textures and natural spaces in conversation with more recognizable photographic imagery.
seven @ SEVEN at the Boiler
Expanding its model of a collaborative platform for presenting and experiencing contemporary art, SEVEN will hold its first New York area exhibition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Boiler, April 28 – May 20, 2012. Seven @ SEVEN will present solo projects by one artist from each of the participating galleries. Featuring major installations, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition will fill The Boiler’s cavernous space in a co-curated, dynamic presentation. Entry to seven @ SEVEN is free. Opening party! Friday, May 4th from 6 – 9 pm. Special performances to be announced.
Dream Bridge is an original piece featuring Yara artists from New York, with actors and musicians from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. The production, created by Virlana Tkacz, is based on a Ukrainian poem by Oleh Lysheha and fragments from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (mentioned in the poem), as well as the dreams and nightmares of the participants. Dream Bridge is directed by Virlana Tkacz with designer Watoku Ueno. It features projections by Mikhail Shraga and music by electronic music composer Alla Zahaykevych from Kyiv, as well as music performed live on Kyrgyz traditional instruments by Nurbek Serkebaev. Interweaving performances in English, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz “Dream Bridge” is highly visual show and completely accessible to all audiences.
Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow
MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow. This is the New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York after living in Berlin, Germany for the past four years. Hsiao’s exhibition will consist of an installation of recent shaped patterned paintings.
In an election year, it is important for all U.S. citizens to do their patriotic duty. For that reason, The Brick is extending its annual Summer Theme Festival Series with DEMOCRACY, an experiment in civic curation that asks audiences to vote for the shows that will participate in our traditional June festival. From there, they will compete with each other during a runoff election cycle in June.
Soledad Arias: On Air
6 pm-8 pm
NEW YORK — February 17, 2012 — RH Gallery is pleased to present ON AIR, the first New York solo exhibition by Soledad Arias, opening May 1 and on view through June 22, 2012. RH Gallery will also present a solo presentation of Soledad Arias’ work at Pulse, New York, an art fair to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and on view May 3-6, 2012. Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.
Text in Process
6 pm-8 pm
NEW YORK — April 24, 2012 — RH Gallery presents Text in Process, a group exhibition on view May 1 – June 22, 2012. This exhibition explores text-based art practices which employ language to visually consider the process of conceptualizing ideas while also presenting a pictorial investigation of language. The works in this exhibition depict the provisional space of language while working within the relationship between text and image. The artists included in this exhibition are Stephen Andrews, Fiona Banner, Joanne K. Cheung, Anne-Lise Coste, Sebastian Errazuriz, León Ferrari, Joe Hardesty, Robert Kinmont, Stephanie Lempert, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, Valeska Soares and Qiu Zhijie.
Soledad Arias ON AIR
RH Gallery is pleased to present ON AIR, the first New York solo exhibition by Soledad Arias, opening May 1 and on view through June 22, 2012. RH Gallery will also present a solo presentation of Soledad Arias’ work at Pulse, New York, an art fair to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and on view May 3-6, 2012. Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.
Text in Process
RH Gallery presents Text in Process, a group exhibition on view May 1 – June 22, 2012. This exhibition explores text-based art practices which employ language to visually consider the process of conceptualizing ideas while also presenting a pictorial investigation of language. The works in this exhibition depict the provisional space of language while working within the relationship between text and image. The artists included in this exhibition are Stephen Andrews, Fiona Banner, Joanne K. Cheung, Anne-Lise Coste, Sebastian Errazuriz, León Ferrari, Joe Hardesty, Robert Kinmont, Stephanie Lempert, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, Valeska Soares and Qiu Zhijie. This exhibition highlights the space in which text becomes image. Anne-Lise Coste’s recent series of paintings m, l, e expresses, in her own words, “[T]he beginning of letters and beginning of words and sometimes their interlacing.” The cognitive processing of these works vascillates between a textual reading and an understanding akin to
Ugly Duckling Press
RH gallery is pleased to present Ugly Duckling Presse, an exhibition of limited edition broadsides by Ugly Duckling Presse. Highlighting recent projects, but including selected pieces from as early as 2005, this exhibition focuses on supplemental works produced by UDP that accompany the publishing house’s critically acclaimed books. Two new broadsides, which complement books from UDP’s Lost Literature series, have been exclusively printed for this exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a pop-up shop showcasing selected UDP titles. UDP is a nonprofit art and publishing organization whose mission is to produce editions of new poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. With a volunteer editorial collective of artists and writers at its heart, UDP grew out of a 1990s zine into a small press that has published more than 200 titles to date, with an editorial office and letterpress workshop at the Old American Can Factory in the Gowanus n
BERNARD CHILDS/NICK LAMIA: COPPICE
Nick Lamia’s paintings, drawings and installations explore concepts of space by means of abstraction. In his work, the picture plane or the confines of a specific location transform into a vibrant meeting ground for opposites. Lamia rhythmically contrasts concrete shapes rendered in opaque hues with gestural marks and translucent layers. He further navigates between geometry and biomorphism, deep and shallow space, overt and restrained gestures, as well as saturated and de-saturated fields. The results are compositions, in which the eye travels from almost purist presentations of color to areas that evoke architectural drawings or map-like constructs. Though Lamia’s vocabulary at times alludes to aerial views of elaborate geographical formations or urban infrastructures, for example, it remains open to interpretation. Lamia encourages association without providing specific references.
Parsons Festival 2012
Parsons Festival 2012 showcases extraordinary work by students from the full range of Parsons’ programs. See firsthand the innovative, diverse work of tomorrow’s leaders in the world of art and design by attending thesis exhibitions, lectures, and special events throughout most of May.
Science on the back end.
*An Exhibition of five artists selected by Matthew Day Jackson Larry Bamburg Marc Ganzglass Rosy Keyser Erin Shirreff Nick van Woert
James Fuentes is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition by Noam Rappaport (Born 1974, Sweden). Rappaport works simultaneously on varied but related groups of works that explore the intersections of painting, sculpture, and drawing, through multiple methods of mark making and construction. Employing the offset and the partial image, large, shaped canvases provide a specific counterpoint to the exhibition. At once semi-figurative and semi-architectural, these paintings suggest a continuous play between image and object. Looking back at the viewer, and seeking to evoke a draw and repel, this work highlights the viewer’s position in relation to the artwork.
In her first exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Dana Schutz’ characters overcome what would be impossible and often dysfunctional situations. As suggested by the title, “Piano in the Rain” these situations are impeded by the romantic tenor they resonate. Schutz uses these unstable narrative dilemmas as a springboard to paint and employs various characters to demonstrate them.
WE THE PEOPLE
WE THE PEOPLE, is an installation and interactive exhibition exploring our collective personal roles, and the choices we make, in our communities and countries. Are our intentions, as Marcus Aurelius pointed out, noble or vulgar? Are we conscious of our choices and intentions, or blithely unaware? Although Flores proposes some answers based on her own observations, she raises some interesting and very timely questions. Flores, a global citizen, has studied in Strasbourg, Guadalajara, London, and New York City. Her work has been shown in Copenhagen, Mexico City, and recently this February in Guadalajara at the Museo de la Ciudad. CREON is pleased to present, WE THE PEOPLE, her first solo exhibition in New York City.
“XOS I SOX”
Los Angeles based artist Skullphone first gained notoriety on city streets with his iconic image of a black-and-white skull holding a cell phone, and his “Skullphone” moniker ensued. His gallery work is signage-centric, whether hand crafted, painted, or manufactured. With XOS I SOX, Skullphone has assembled something around loose ideas of New York, signage, and sox – “everyone needs them.” Skullphone has piled 1000 custom produced socks in the gallery, available for patrons to take freely (XO, Skullphone). Also on view are artifacts of the exhibition.
Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—leads a compelling cast in this major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.
Pavel Zuštiak + Palissimo Company (NYC) The Painted Bird (Part III): Strange Cargo
In this capstone of the acclaimed The Painted Bird trilogy, choreographer Pavel Zuštiak collaborates with composer Christian Frederickson & Ryan Rumery to plunge into assumptions of refuge and home. The urge to survive is inherent, the feeling of otherness is universal and yet reality shifts the minute the desire to belong is turned inside out.
Asad Faulwell Empty Vessels
Delving deeper into the lives of female combatants from The Battle of Algiers, Asad Faulwell continues his fascination with these heroines, depicting their ordeals with genuine beauty and striking color. Beginning to focus more on the narrative of their stories, Les Femmes D’Alger #15, a 14-foot diptych full of exquisite detail, illustrates the psychological repercussions of violence and punishment on Djamila Bouhired, the heroin depicted in the work. Examining her figure at various stages of the war, the work includes her after her capture, signing her confession letter after being tortured and making an appearance at her murder trial in France. It is meant to express the guilt associated with the violence she inflicted on others as well as the psychological and physical torture she endured. Entangled in abstract pattern and color, the work draws influence from Middle Eastern textiles and mosaics found in ancient buildings.
JANA EULER at Reel Fine Arts
Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here
Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here, an exhibition of new paintings. Yackulic’s new works are from a series titled “Assisted Stain Paintings”. Working outdoors, he pours ink, paint and dye on and through canvas. The canvas captures part of the pigment, staining it and creating random patterns. Yackulic manipulates the still-wet pigment and fabric through twisting and folding, and a kind of topographical indexing occurs. Further “assistance” occurs in the cropping and stretching process. The resulting compositions obscure the paintings’ facture; the stains coalesce into semi-recognizable forms evocative of geological formations, bodies of water or landscapes.
THE TALKING BAND THE PERIPHERALS
Written and composed by Ellen Maddow and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Sluice and Suzy Q, well past their youth, perform a subterranean pop music concert, accompanied by back up singers and a rock band, The Peripherals. They sing eclectic, original songs that juxtapose pop music and stories of peripheral people, who slip by unnoticed but whose lives are unexpectedly deep, colorful, complex, subtle and unique.
JASON BARD YARMOSKY
Elder Kinder, Jason Bard Yarmosky’s first solo show with Lyons Wier Gallery, pays homage to the idea that age is not a deterrent to living fully, but rather a springboard for exploration. Adding to his earlier works, these meticulously constructed and strikingly life-like new paintings examine the relationship between the limitations of social norms and the freedom to explore, particularly the juxtaposition between the young and old. The carefree nature that is associated with youth often gives way to borders and boundaries placed on adult behavior. As we transition from adult to elderly, these raw freedoms often re-emerge. As a child you learn to walk; later in life we learn to un-walk, literally and metaphorically. However, the dreams of the young, often sublimated by the years, never really disappear.
Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers/ Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days/Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS /Bonnie Lane: Sleepless /Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target
Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS Bonnie Lane: Sleepless Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target
Kimberley Hart Promise
Mixed Greens is thrilled to announce Kimberley Hart’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Promise consists of new drawings and sculptures in which Hart presents various narratives connected by themes of autonomy, reliance, opportunism, and intrusion, all intimately tied to notions of place and family.
Jenna Spevack Eight Extraordinary grEEns
Mixed Greens is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Jenna Spevack. Using installation, sculpture, and permac- ulture design, she will activate the gallery space into a living urban farm. Her aim: to provide healthy greens to extraordi- nary people with ordinary incomes. Through interactions with gallery visitors, Eight Extraordinary Greens will explore the value placed on food while simultaneously questioning the value placed on acts of artistic social practice within a gallery context.
MARK INNERST: NEW PAINTINGS
In his most recent work, Innerst displays his mastery of painted forms, traversing the urban and natural world, the abstract and the real. Innerst’s fascination with the ways in which external reality is perceived “as something whole, rather than an accumulation of parts that all fit together” permeates this series. Through it, he explores an almost surreal interrelation between geometric forms and natural occurrences. The work is characterized by a clearly established formal structure and a unique luminism. A sense of innate light radiates from within each panel and in each painting, enhancing Innerst’s transfixing mix of content, form, paint and surface.
Culture Project presents In Masks Outrageous and Austere
Tennessee Williams goes for broke in his final full-length play, exploring the surreal, the nefarious, and the erotic in ways never before attempted by the great American master. The richest woman in the world, her gay husband and his young lover are thrust into a mystery world, defined by disorientation and paranoia, where they are held captive by omnipotent corporate forces. A cast of bizarre characters enters an increasingly threatening environment, and tensions reach a fever pitch as trust among the three protagonists begins to disintegrate. This stunning production, which includes 60 state-of-the-art LED panels and a set that surrounds the audience with 360 degrees of two-way mirrors, takes its characters-and its audience-to a wholly unique theatrical realm that’s every bit as thrilling as it is dangerous.
Duffy / Photographs
It is with greatest excitement that Clic Gallery presents Duffy, the first stateside retrospective from legendary fashion/commercial photographer Brian Duffy opening on May 3rd. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 pm the same day. The exhibition will run from May 3 – June 3, 2012.
Phyllida Barlow: siege
“Phyllida Barlow: siege” is the first New York solo exhibition of the work of British sculptor. For her New Museum presentation, Barlow will create a new, site-specific sculptural installation in the Museum’s fourth floor gallery. This exhibition is part of a series focusing on a single project or body of work within an artist’s larger practice. The series began last May with presentations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gustav Metzger.
The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg
“The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg” is Djurberg’s most ambitious multimedia installation to date. Originally organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Djurberg will adapt this spectacular installation for the New Museum’s ‘Studio 231’ space. In the hands of Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, animation becomes a medium for transgressive and nightmarish allegories of desire and malcontent. Since 2001, she has honed a distinctive style of filmmaking, using the pliability of clay to dramatize our most primal urges—jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. Set to music and sound effects by her collaborator, Hans Berg, Djurberg’s videos plumb the dark recesses of the mind, drawing sometimes disturbing connections between human psychology and animal behavior. Increasingly, the artists’ interdisciplinary collaborations have blurred the cinematic, the sculptural, and the performative in immersive environments that pair moving images and musical compositions
Dani Gal: Nacht und Nebel
This latest presentation in the New Museum’s ‘Stowaways’ series marks the New York premiere of Dani Gal’s Nacht und Nebel (2011). Gal’s works often reveal overlooked historical facts and question the ways in which meaning and information are typically conveyed in documentary film. Nacht und Nebel was originally commissioned for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and is based on an interview Gal conducted with Michael Goldman—a Holocaust survivor and one of the policemen who took part in a secret mission to dispose of the remains of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in 1962.
Isa Genzken Rose II
Standing twenty-eight feet tall, acclaimed German artist Isa Genzken’s Rose II (2007) is the second sculpture to be presented as part of the New Museum’s ongoing Façade Sculpture Program since the building’s completion in December 2007. This is Isa Genzken’s first public artwork in the United States. A crucial figure in Post-war contemporary art, Genzken is a sculptor whose work re-imagines architecture, assemblage, and installation, giving form to new plastic environments and precarious structures. The artist represented Germany at the 2007 Venice Biennale and has shown her work in leading museums across Europe. She was among a group of prominent international artists featured in the exhibition “Unmonumental,” the survey that inaugurated the New Museum’s SANAA building.
The Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition by Andrei Roiter, and the first at Jack Hanley Gallery’s Manhattan location. Roiter’s skillfully rendered paintings, photos and sculptures use a distinctive vocabulary of images and objects relating to the theme of travel, seen either as exploration or escape, both metaphysical and autobiographical.
Lara Favaretto Just Knocked Out
MoMA PS1 presents the first survey of Lara Favaretto (b. Treviso, 1973), comprising a dozen works from the past fifteen years, as well as new pieces created specifically for the exhibition. Organized by MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey, the show will also feature the first presentation of the extensive archive of images that the artist has collected as source material and inspiration.
LIAM GILLICK SCORPION AND UND ET FELIX
The exhibition takes its title from an early unpublished manuscript of a comedic novel by Karl Marx, Scorpion and Felix, in which three characters Merten, the tailor; Scorpion, his son; and Felix, his chief apprentice, engage in a satirical narrative that abstractly references irresolvable philosophical polemics. In one chapter titled, Philological Brooding, Marx etymologically references himself within the origins of Merten’s name. At the end of the fragmented narrative (only pieces of the text survive today and much of it is thought to have been burned by Marx himself), Merten attempts to save his dog, Boniface, from a miserable death by constipation – a fate that Merten compares to the agony of Boniface’s inability to speak and to write his own thoughts and reflections. Merten cries out in the last line,”O admirable victim of profundity! O pious constipation!”
RBPMW is pleased to announce the opening of Michael Krueger – Every Which Way But Loose – New Prints. On view will be three distinct bodies of work reflecting Krueger’s deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, and personal memoir. The large lithographs, Most Likely and Changing of the Guards draw inspiration from the depictions of the American West by 19th Century artists Thomas Moran & Alfred Bierstadt. While still portraying nature at it’s most grand, Krueger forgoes the realist color palette in favor of almost sci-fi hues, creating warm but cautious vignettes of escapism that beckon a review of how we as a nation reconcile nature.
David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the second New York solo exhibition of the British artist, Neil Gall (b. 1967). The show will feature recent drawings and paintings. Gall’s works refer to art history and vernacular culture, from English neo-romanticism and contemporary photography to science fiction and popular music. They are sublimely beautiful, painted and drawn in luscious hues and in startling detail. His virtuosity elevates the humble nature of the models upon which the images are based. Ping-pong balls taped together become monumental, anthropomorphized figures reminiscent of Hans Bellmer’s famous Doll sculptures. A cardboard carton becomes an awkwardly elegant totem. Wires and balls of clay metamorphose into fearsome prehistoric or extraterrestrial creatures.
Painting and Jugs
Painting and Jugs is comprised of large scale paintings and handmade ceramics, combining two adaptations of traditional media. Although presenting two divergent forms, painting and ceramics, the exhibition underscores affinity for collaborative production, a mode at the core of both bodies of work. This optimistic model generates questions about ideal working habits and examines the philosophical riddle of the individual versus the whole, or alternatively, the dissolution of ego and formation of community.
Tracey Moffatt (Australian, b. 1960) is a filmmaker, video artist, and photographer whose stylistic experiments draw upon both popular culture and her own background, examining subjects such as Aboriginal subjugation, maternal domination, gender stereotypes, and class division. Her most recent video series, Montages, is a decade-long labor of love in which Moffatt and her editor, Gary Hillberg, create “hymns to cinema” by mining Hollywood films to craft new narratives relevant to Moffatt’s themes. This retrospective of Moffatt’s films and videos offers a comprehensive look at her moving-image oeuvre. All films are from Australia and written and directed by Tracey Moffat.
Kristen Jensen: it’s no one’s fault an exhibition of new works
Norte Maar is pleased to present “It’s no one’s fault” an exhibition of new work by artist Kristen Jensen. A blushing rock, spills, handles, cigarettes, gum/teeth, fractured plates, a collapsing box, and a paper shadow are are some of the objects laid out for the viewer that fluctuate between representation and abstraction. The artist’s desire for control and perfection is challenged by both the unpredictability of the medium and the traces of the artist’s body.
Translated from Spanish, “volver” means “to go back” or “to return.” Each of the works in the exhibition evokes a memory, a historical reference or a rich culture now lost. The artist’s unique connection to his or her own history takes us back even as we keep both feet on the ground.
Karl Holmqvist May 4 – June 2, 2012 OPENING FRIDAY MAY 4, 9PM PERFORMANCE 11:30PM
Ernst Caramelle untitled
Tracy Williams, Ltd. is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition of recent works by Ernst Caramelle. For untitled, Caramelle will present new gesso paintings, “anonymous images”, watercolors, and “sun” drawings alongside a site-specific intervention on the gallery windows in a dialogue with the High Line and 23rd Street.
Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You
Exhibition dates May 4 – May 27, 2012 Opening Reception: May 4th 6 – 9PM Featuring performance by Marni Kotak Artists: Jeanie Choi, Camilo Godoy, Ted Kerr, James Richards, Aldrin Valdez, Sam Vernon
Randi & Katrine: The Tourist Gaze
In ”The Tourist Gaze” Copenhagen-based artist duo Randi & Katrine have created a large-scale installation exploring the context of the Flux Factory gallery and its history as a former greeting card factory. The installation is comprised of a grid of buildings, with each rooftop containing its own world of unique pleasure, seduction, and playfulness. The viewer is invited to walk between the structures and watch each narrative unfold throughout the city. On one roof an abstracted pinewood forest grows, while the next roof displays ”Twistee Treat,” a fictional pineapple factory with a fabricated history.
C24 Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in North America by İrfan Önürmen. The exhibition will present a selection of works produced since 2004, comprised of collages, paintings and stacked newspaper sculptures; all addressing the impact of the media on human experience and its visual representation. In a variety of forms, Önürmen unveils the relationships and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of the contemporary media. With a visual language founded in broadcast and other public channels of information, the artist deconstructs the aesthetics to expose the disparity between reality and representation. In the series Crime Watching Önürmen turns to Turkish television and reveals the communicative pollution embedded within mainstream media in a group of monochromatic figurative paintings.
Trained in modern European painting and influenced by the Chinese ink tradition, Cao Jigang, Lin Yan, Wei Jia, Xiao Bing and Yuan Zuo explore the borders between abstraction and realism, painting and sculpture, symbolism and literalness, improvisation and regimented discipline. While ostensibly nebulous, the artworks included in the show, simultaneously appear startling; familiar yet strangely unsettling providing an enlightening flicker of displacement. All five artists are graduates of the most advanced and prestigious, yet government sponsored art academy in Beijing, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). They’ve straddled the categories of traditional and contemporary producing works that, while employing time-honored methods and materials are meaningful to the contemporary world.
Chin Chih Yang
This project will be primarily made of cans and other recyclable materials (Industrial cables, plastic and hospital use oxygen tube and more). The artist looks for a conservational aesthetic in a society for the most part dedicated to waste. Not only do the cans have aesthetic features themselves such as shape, color, texture, and a certain relationship to light, the sheer multitude of cans used in the installation shows how much more waste would have gone into the landscape had it not been for the Chin Chieh Yang’s creative endeavor with this project.
Shana Moulton The Line Where Your Appearance Flips Over Into Reality
Agape Enterprise is pleased to present a performance/installation of new work by Shana Moulton. The line where your appearance flips over into reality will consist of arrangements of altered found objects, including banners, string, and home decorations. Colored strings will tie disparate objects together, demonstrating a Dutch physical therapy approach called String Therapy. During her performance, Ms. Moulton will take a personality test and trace the results in a 3-dimensional enneagram (a nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types). Objects will be moved into and out of ambiguous alignments until highly personal and potentially shameful revelations are revealed through a musical soundtrack.
BO CHRISTIAN LARSSON: REMOTE
Vogt Gallery is pleased to present Bo Christian Larsson’s first New York solo show. Larsson (born 1976) is a Swedish artist based in Berlin who works across a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, video and performance. Mysticism, mythology, symbolism, ritual, Scandinavian history, and closeness to nature are recurring themes in his work.
Brandon Ballengée, a visual artist and biologist, will exhibit sculptural installations and photographs at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in his first major solo exhibition in New York. The exhibition, Collapse: the Cry of Silent Forms, consists of three bodies of work that explore the effect of ecological degradation on marine life and avian and amphibian populations. S ynthesizing scientific inquiry with art-making, Ballengée transforms his field research into metaphors that reduce life to its essentials.
“E-Vapor-8″, titled after a 1992 track by the rave band Altern 8, explores the influence and relationship between contemporary art and rave and electronic music culture. Here everything can be taken from ‘the archive’ and reworked – the surface glare of squeaky voice, the speed of imagery and sound, infantalist fashion, smiley faces, pirate radio, fractal imagery, hyper color fluorescents, sample-style editing processes, found footage of dancing and parties, Spiral Tribe’s politicization, and kiddie-rave pop songs. There are more serious ideas behind the visual and aural melting pot. Ideas around community, technology, intellectual and physical freedom, rebellion and myth-making all play into this wave of contemporary work.
Tauba Auerbach : Float
The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce Tauba Auerbach’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery, on view at 521 West 21st Street from May 5 through June 9. San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.” Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities.
Through You Into Action
The Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro are excited to present Through You Into Action, a major multi-site exhibition and accompanying publication of the same name, commemorating the first 5 years of Gallery Aferro’s award-winning studio residency program. The publication will be available for sale on site at each venue starting April 16. The exhibitions, curated by gallery co-founders Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox, present an expansive and highly diverse cross-section of contemporary art practice, encompassing sculpture, printmaking, painting, installation, video and performance by 30 alumni of the program, which takes place in Gallery Aferro’s 20,000 sq ft building.
GUILLAUME PATUREL’S SOLO SHOW
GUILLAUME PATUREL’S SOLO SHOW (May 5-20) Elaine Levy Project (May5-7)
St. John’s University BFA Thesis Exhibition
This exhibit is organized by the Department of Fine Arts and is presented with the cooperation of the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs at their location in Long Island City. This is the second year of this collaboration between St. John’s University and the Dorsky Gallery. The 2012 Thesis Exhibition was made possible in part by a generous donation from a member of the St. John’s University McCallen Society.
A Gathering of the Tribes Presents: 93 ‘Till INFINITY
Experience MIRF and the Peter Pan Posse transform legendary Lower East Side gallery, Tribes, into a nineties time capsule. The space will be bombed floor to ceiling by some of New York’s most loved (or hated) graffiti artists. Renowned LES documenter, Clayton Patterson, will display photos from the early nineties as life-sized images mounted on the graffitied walls. Come celebrate the history of the Lower East Side we love and miss with the legends who saw it all, in a gallery that helped make it what it was and continues breathing life into what it is.
MY BONG, MY LOWRE AND FAMBLING CHEATES
Opening reception Saturday, May 5 from 6 – 8 pm Launch F18 is delighted to present My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates. A solo exhibition by the video artist Bradford Willingham.
Brent Green: To Many Men Strange Fates are Given
Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, a sculpture and animated film by Brent Green. Exhibition dates are May 5 – June 23, 2012. It is the gallery’s second solo exhibition for the artist/filmmaker who recently debuted his first feature-length film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, to museum, gallery and festival audiences around the US, Europe, South America and Australia.
Hélio Oiticica Penetrables
Mark Tribe | Rare Earth
Momenta Art is pleased to present Rare Earth, a solo exhibition of works by Mark Tribe. Tribe uses video, performance and print media to examine the aesthetic dimensions of political action. His latest project explores the function of landscape as a symbolic setting for paramilitary combat in video games and in the training exercises of right-wing militia groups. For this exhibition, Tribe has produced photographs of lush landscapes found in contemporary video games and a video of a militia training ground in Upstate New York. The photographic landscapes appear at first to be real, but careful examination reveals that they are actually computer generated simulations. Like the photographs, the video depicts a picturesque landscape. It is comprised of a single, static shot: the camera remains motionless, and only the subtlest of movements, such as a blade of grass swaying in the breeze, reveal that it is, in fact, a motion picture.
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond. The work that these artists create belongs to a distinguished history of poem/objects, and concrete language experiments that dates to the beginnings of modernism, and includes both the Dada and Futurist moments as well as the recrudescence of Neo-Dada in the late 1950s, and international literary movements like concrete and sound poetry in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Like visual artists who experimented with abstract forms with the goal of arriving at a non-metaphoric artwork that was itself and nothing else, artists working with words in the late 1950s and 1960s used language as a medium; letters, words, and texts were dissected, displayed as objects, or arranged so that f
Conference of the Birds
Curated by CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects, this innovative exhibition focuses on the aesthetic, ecological and essential presence of birds. Featuring artworks by thirty international artists, “Conference of the Birds” explores our collective fascination with birdlife and their habitats of water, earth and sky. With conceptual installations, photography, paintings, works on paper and video art, this timely project serves to call attention to environmental awareness and our collective responsibilities to our planet.
PATRICK CADENHEAD: SPRING AND RENEWAL
With Spring and Renewal, artist Patrick Cadenhead seeks to create a multi-sensory meditation on religion, laundry, and our denial of decay. Large sculptures caked in common cleaning products make up this installation, as active fountains push water and soap over and through, constantly changing the physical appearence. The smell, look, and other implications of cleanliness are applied to our own sensibilities and desire to wash away and begin again. Our notions of individuality and the sacred are challenged by the resulting entropy, revealing the futile and steady deterioration of our own ideals toward a state of inert uniformity as we strip away our “dirt.”
Xylor Jane: 3:07 A.M.
Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson: Two Alike
Two Alike, a collaboration between Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson, is a meditative and visceral performance exploring the shattering effects of abused queer youth. Existing in an alter-space housing childhood fantasies and turbid adult obsessions, Ferver acts as the emotive flesh and voice inside of Swanson’s eerie mirrored set/sculpture. The performance twists and turns between past and present, with text ranging from pastoral prose to the jarringly confessional, and haunting choreography built from interviews between the two artists, improvisation, and states of trance.
Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2012
This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, and the John E. Reeves Great Hall.
Session in Soho: Rose Marcus & Andy Meerow
On May 1, 2012 Rose Marcus and Andy Meerow will begin work on Café, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For Café, Marcus and Meerow will work in ways that address specific economic conditions that inform their collaboration and autonomous creative practices in New York City.
UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT
Pat Steir’s Under Cover of Daylight is the inaugural work of a rotating mural project on the facade of Sue Scott Gallery, located at 1 Rivington Street. Reprising her role as graffiti muralist as part of her 2010 exhibition, The Nearly Endless Line, Pat painted a new installation on Friday, April 27. View the video of Pat Steir’s installation here on Vimeo.
Waltz; Yve Laris Cohen
May 4 – 19, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 7 – 9 pm Live performance starts at 7:00 PM sharp; no admission during the performance; opening reception after.
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary political satire by Heather Benjamin, Noah Lyon, Ian McGillivray, Jack Laughner, Fred Rinne & Marshall Weber, Haley Shibble and Ryan Jacob Smith.
Stefanie Batten Bland + John Heginbotham A Shared Program of New Works by Jerome Robbins NEW Fellows
A program featuring the World Premieres of new works choreographed by Stefanie Batten Bland and John Heginbotham. Stephanie Batten Bland’s A Place of Sun (2012) is a collaboration with visual artist Benjamin Heller, blending dance and sculpture in an investigation of adaptation and transformation. In John Heginbotham’s Twin (2012), a cast of vivid characters comes to life in this work set to music by British electronic musician and composer Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin).
Reading: As Though She Were Sleeping, by Elias Khoury
As Though She Were Sleeping is an homage to dreaming, “the only way of escaping oppression, be it familial, religious, or political.” Milia’s response to her new husband and to the Middle East of 1947 is to close her eyes and float into parallel worlds where identities and faces shift, and where she can converse with the dead and foresee the future. As the novel progresses, Milia’s dreams become more navigable than the strange and obstinate “reality” in which she finds herself, and the two worlds grow ever more entangled. This wondrous tapestry of love, faith, history, and vision breaks new literary ground.
Who’s on: Jim Stinnett (Bass) Grant Stinnett (Bass) Ebinho Cardoso (Bass) Sergio Groove (Bass) Tom Arey (Drums) Rob Gourlay (Bass) Date: May 10 (Thursday) Time: 8:00pm Cover: $10 Description: This truly unique group of bass and drums make for a night of eclectic pulsation.
2011 Emerging Writer Fellows Reading
Our 2011 Emerging Writer Fellows have been working at The Center for Fiction for a year and we want to celebrate their hard work and many accomplishments. The evening will feature readings by all eight of our writers: Ted Bajek, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mitchell Jackson, Caleb Leisure, Geneviève Mathis, Elizabeth Shah-Hosseini, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and James Yeh.
Mahfouz at the Movies
Naguib Mahfouz, the first Arab author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1988), devoted much of his energy to the movies. Born in Cairo in 1911, he published his first novel in 1939, and published a total of 30 novels and more than 100 short stories up until his death in 2006. He began writing screenplays in the late 1940s, eventually completing more than 25 original scripts and collaborating on many others drawn from his own fiction writing. Throughout his career Mahfouz’s writing exhibited strong visual flair and used cinematic devices such flashbacks and parallel montage to bring his characters to life, whether from the ancient past or Cairo’s contemporary lower middle-class—his two main subjects of exploration. Several of the narratives in this selection of films develop with the political upheaval of the times as a backdrop, an element that resonates greatly today. His ability to move freely between genres and his realistic depictions of his countrymen attracted the att
RAW BK presents: The Blend, Ft Nico Kwan’s Fantastical Ponderings
Natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
ANIMALPARTS TENDERPITS II: REVENGE OF THE POPINJAY
Written and performed by Anthony Johnston, directed and co-created by Nathan Schwartz, produced by AnimalParts theatre co. “Someone is killing the city’s heterosexuals.” Summer of 2012, a serial killer is on the loose. As dozens of brutal slayings engulf NYC in panic, a young gay man rises to fame in underground rap clubs. See an experimental sequel to AnimalParts’ cult hit. Tenderpits put the powers of positive thinking to the test when an “extreme optimist” faced the struggles of immigration, identity, and death. Tenderpits II sees the magical powers of optimism turn sinister. An exploration of grief, acceptance, love and hatred – the Good and Evil, in everyone.
Maira Kalman 37 Paintings
This exhibition will include a selection of paintings drawn from her books of the last two years, as well as a series of paintings executed while Kalman was a resident at the American Academy in Rome during the fall of 2011. In addition, we will exhibit two paintings, which appeared on the cover of The New Yorker in March 2012 and 2005 respectively. This is the first time Kalman has made her New Yorker covers available for sale and serves as an introduction to our next exhibition scheduled for fall 2013 which will be comprised entirely of magazine work.
Nu Directions Chamber Brass
Nu Directions Chamber Brass, a rhythmically explosive, genre- bending brass and percussion ensemble that brings together classical, jazz and free-improvising musicians to form an innovative brand of chamber music. With two trumpets, two trombones and two percussionists, NDCB offers a truly unique sound, dedicated to transcending musical categories and presenting contemporary music in ways that are original and accessible.
SOUL DANCE PARTY!
Having originally played with the house band for Memphis’ Stax Records, Booker T. Jones helped define the sound of southern soul in the ’60s while backing luminaries such as Otis Redding and Bill Withers. Since then, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has kept the soul flowing. Jones’ 2011 release The Road from Memphis was met with high praise from critics including NPR Music’s Bob Boilen who said: “After all these years, he remains so soulful, and so good.” One of New York’s favorite DJs, Rich Medina, will warm up the evening with a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul, unearthing one musical gem after another. Come prepared to bust a move!
2012 Student Scholarship Exhibit
The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators presents the 2012 Student Scholarship Competition featuring the works of over two hundred of today’s top college level illustration students.
GEORGI TUSHEV, NEW PAINTINGS
Amy Arbus Artist Lecture
Photographer Amy Arbus has published four books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called her most recent, The Fourth Wall, her masterpiece. Her advertising clients include Chiat/Day, Foote, Cone and Belding, American Express, Saatchi & Saatchi, SpotCo, New Line Cinema and Nickelodeon. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Dazed and Confused and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops and The Fine Arts Work Center. Amy Arbus is represented by Anthropy Arts, The Amador Gallery in New York, The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts and The Clic Gallery in New York, St. Barth and East Hampton. She has had twenty-one solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
End of Century is pleased to announce, “Okay Colour”, a exhibition by Johnny Abrahams. Johnny is bi-coastal abstract geometric painter. In his first east-coast exhibition, Abrahams’ employs a hard-edge approach to painting, where the color areas are separated by abrupt transitions. The impression of movement, pattern, flashing and vibration is given.
Lorraine O’Grady at The Studio Museum in Harlem
Please join us for a conversation with Lorraine O’Grady and Linda Goode Bryant. Featured in Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions, Lorraine O’Grady is a conceptual artist who has worked in and between performance and installation for more than thirty years. Linda Goode Bryant, founding director of the pioneering Just Above Midtown Gallery, is a filmmaker, activist and current executive director and founder of the Active Citizen Project. The Artist’s Voice brings together these two visionaries for a lively discussion regarding history, performance and public engagement.
The 10th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party
Thursday, May 10, 2012; 6 – 8 pm Start the Presses! Announcing the 10th Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party Join Belladonna* in celebrating its new titles! Location: ZieherSmith Gallery: 516 West 20th Street, NYC Other presses include: Litmus Press, Emergency Press, Future Poem, Hanging Loose, Lunar Chandelier, Roof Books, Talisman, The Figures, Ugly Duckling Press, and United Artists.
Opera on Tap
7pm Crows and Nudes, an exhibition figurative painter working in Brooklyn whose focus is bold, eerie nudes. For more details http://freddysbar.com/category/art/ “figures in a red field” Crows and Nudes runs from May 10th through June 11th 8pm Elizabeth Magnor: A special performance by the New York soprano, who will sing a selection of Edith Piaf songs and Mozart arias. 9pm Opera on Tap: Started in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar Opera on Tap has since established chapters all over America. Performers let their hair down, wear jeans, drink beer and try out new repertoire FOR AN AUDIENCE! There is no pressure for perfection. Opera on Tap gives the artists an opportunity to communicate the joy and exuberance they feel in the music by getting away from the stuffy atmosphere of the concert hall or educational institution. Providing the artist and the audience with “room to breathe” draws in new listeners who respond to the honesty and energy of the performances. http://www.operaontap.com/newyork/
Experiments in Opera: Happiness is the Problem by Jason Cady / Excerpts from Brother Brother by Aaron Siegel / Cough Button’s To Scale
Happiness is the Problem Christie Finn, soprano Megan Schubert, soprano Lisa Komara, mezzo-soprano “But, I mean, in order to, to actually do human trials you have to go through all this rigmarole, and rent is due, we don’t have time”¦” Happiness is the Problem is a two-act opera buffa and comic book about idealism and disillusionment. It presents three young women who sell an elixir of happiness derived from the secretions of slugs which they market as “Euphoressence.” Happiness is the Problem has had preview performances at The Stone, the Wilmette Theater, and Issue Project Room. Brother Brother For this evening’s concert, Aaron Siegel will be presenting two excerpts from Brother Brother, featuring Amanda Sidebottom (soprano), Patrick Fennig (countertenor), Jonathan Hampton (tenor), Thomas McCargar (bass), and Emily Manzo (piano). Brother Brother is an operatic work for percussion, strings, choir soloists and actors that explores the enigma of brotherhood.
A weekend celebration of the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program
A weekend celebration of the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program In the heart of the West Village
Cage Transmitted @ Triple Canopy
Norte Maar in collaboration with Triple Canopy presents Cage Transmitted: Evening 4 featuring two rarely seen performances that reflect on John Cage’s relationship to Marcel Duchamp.
Artist Talk with Ellen Altfest
Altfest is a figurative painter whose intimately scaled works convey a distinct approach to realism and a sustained commitment to looking. Her painstaking depictions result in paintings that expand perception while exposing overlooked or under-appreciated aspects of her subject matter. Painting from life, over a long period of time, she chooses subjects ranging from plants, rocks, logs, and gourds to a more recent fascination with the male figure. The exhibition at the New Museum will present a group of works from this latest series.
Chat with Museum Paleontologists
Were dinosaurs already undergoing a long-term decline before an asteroid hit at the end of the Cretaceous? Join Steve Brusatte, a Columbia University graduate student affiliated with the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, and Mark Norell, chair of the Museum’s Division of Paleontology, for a discussion and Q&A session about their recent findings that illuminate the state of several dinosaur populations around the time of the mass extinction 65.5 million years ago. The event will be moderated by Wired Science Associate Editor Brandon Keim and streamed live at amnh.org/live. Join the conversation by submitting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter using the hashtag #AMNHLive.
Claudia Peña Salinas: Anaranja
Exhibition: Claudia Peña Salinas: Anaranja May 10 – June 10, 2012 Opening: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6-8pm
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent photogenic drawings by Marco Breuer. For this new series, Breuer worked in and outside of the darkroom, exposing photographic color paper to heat, light, and physical abrasion. Drawing implements included modified hot plates and the guts of electric frying pans. This exhibition presents works ranging from small photographic sketches to heavily burned and distressed 30 by 40-inch prints. Every individual piece constitutes a search, a move away from the given, a test of the materials’ limits. The delicate lines and exquisite surfaces are what make these works so luminous and dynamic.
Steven Charles I Do Not Know What My Life To Do With
Stux Gallery is pleased to announce Steven Charlesʼ new solo show, “I Donʼt Know What My Life To Do With”. This is Charlesʼ sixth solo show and first show at Stux. Working with a vast repertoire of imaginative materials and painting processes, Charlesʼ canvases offer an electrifying clash of dizzying, explosive patterns, complemented by the presence of staunch control. Born to an auto-worker father in England, Charles grew up in Texas and became the only artist in his family. He abandoned his original interest in portraiture and landscape paintings after experiencing abstractionʼs ability to generate confusion and mystery to him. His unplanned, spontaneous, oversaturated and borderline psychedelic paintings are executed with exhausting exactness and discipline. A genuine lover of “clutter”, Charles admires minimalists such as Agnes Martin for their restraint. Severely nearsighted, Charles works inches away from the canvas, an
New Guinea Shields – Animated by Spirits
New Guinea is the remotest region of the world from Europe, and was the last area to be explored, mapped and colonized by the European powers of the 19th Century. Even up to the 1960’s “uncontacted” groups were being discovered. The shields in this exhibition are from New Guinea and surrounding islands; they are not shields of long ago, but a mere three or four generations old, that reflect form, function and images that are fully enmeshed in their cultural pre-history. These shields are functional objects that protect the life of the warrior in battle, but also so much more; they connect to the ancestral and spirit world of these cultures and may contain much of the essential information that is incorporated in other ritual objects that have traditionally been considered more central and of key importance in ritual.
Traveling Light – Upcoming Group Exhibit
Exploring the self, the human condition, transformation and transcendence, this upcoming show at PSPS brings together sculptural forms, pigment rich abstraction and video to investigate the metaphysical nature of the body, consciousness and experience. Showing works by Agni Zotis, Stephan Fowlkes, Scott Cousins and Paul Seftel, there are many common threads in thinking and vision of this group of New York artists. Believing that originality forms from self knowledge and exploration, rather than through formal education, they all share a true passion for exploring what cannot be seen, drawing inspiration from experience, spiritual awareness, and material process. Looking to understand one’s place in the world in the same way as scientists, philosophers and theologians, visual art is their collective means and method of communicating what truly cannot be expressed in words.
In Conversation: Simon Critchley and Liam Gillick
Internationally renowned philosopher Simon Critchley and acclaimed conceptual artist Liam Gillick discuss the intersection of their work around the topic of utopianism. By responding to a series of crowd-sourced prompts, the conversationalists will explore topics such as their collaborative projects, including Critchley’s The Faith of the Faithless (2012). Visitors are invited to contribute questions in advance via the Museum’s social media sites, and in person on the night of the event.
Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
Whether you are a fan of Bjork or jazz, the Bjorkestra offers something for anyone interested in listening to innovative, creative music while having fun in the process. Travis Sullivan employs a traditional big band instrumentation augmented by female vocals and laptop programming. A live Bjorkestra show is a unique listening experience that impacts both the sonic and visual senses as they pay homage to the music of Bjork through invention, not imitation.
Talk and Book Launch / Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance, with Hanna Rose Shell
Please join us to celebrate the publication of Hanna Rose Shell’s Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance (Zone Books), an event featuring a reading as well as film and camouflage paraphernalia. Hide and Seek traces the evolution of camouflage as it developed in counterpoint to technological advances in photography, innovations in warfare, and problems in natural history. Today, camouflage is commonly thought of as a textile pattern of interlocking greens and browns. But in her book, Shell reveals it as much more—a set of institutional structures, mixed-media art practices, and permutations of subjectivity that emerged over the course of the twentieth century in environments increasingly mediated by photographic and cinematic intervention.
In Bessie Award winner luciana achugar’s newest work, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebration-holyFORM, four women engage in a psychedelia inspired kaleidoscope that multiplies their experience and reflects both rigorous formalism and corporeal excess. Co-presented with The Chocolate Factory.
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.
Thessia Machado/Ezekiel Honig (Anticipate Records)/Dok Gregory and Masha Gitin – Future Dream Transmissions/Josh Ott (SuperDraw)/
New York experimental media artists, highlighting new interdisciplinary works focusing on visual and acoustic structures. Join us for an exiting lineup that blurs the lines between artistic mediums; including dance, spoken word, handcrafted instruments, and interactive projection.
ACME Performs the music of William Brittelle and Mick Barr
Led by artistic director and cellist Clarice Jensen, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, and the music of American composers in particular. This evening will bring together two distinct programs of music written for ACME—the world premiere of a new piece commissioned from Mick Barr, known for his relentless speed and agility on guitar and avant-garde compositions; and Loving the Chambered Nautilus, a series of works by electro-acoustic artist William Brittelle that merge the classical chamber music tradition with electronic retro-futuristic pop gestures. The evening will celebrate the work’s CD release on New Amsterdam Records. ACME players for this concert are Caleb Burhans (violin, banjo, and voice), Clarice Jensen (cello), Eric Lamb (flute), Megan Levin (harp), Ben Russell (violin), Nadia Sirota (viola) and Chris Thompson (percussion).
Emerging Artists Commission: Jen Rosenblit & Jules Gimbrone
Pastor Pasture is a revolving expanse of glory and shame. Through research into aural and visceral structures, this work harnesses the performers in all its queerness–as soft, ecstatic, plural, unknown and full of desire. A nonsensical nature is established when sound occurs, when it registers as music and when the moving body chooses to relate or not. Logic emerges from the inside, there are no external cues for understanding. A classic duet between dancer and cellist gets modified, blended, disturbed and tormented as the composer and choreographer enter to complicate and mediate the preciousness they created. Within the intricacy of this duet lies the solo body, three and four all in and out of relation with one another. Composition for solo cello is divested of its singularity through vocal interventions, sound spatialization, and the piercing calm of a resonating sound sculpture.
Palma Blank: Fully Charged
Blank’s boldly colored compositions emphasize their own meta-structure. Their diagonal lines respond to the architecture of the stretched canvas and to the various ways of compositionally dividing the painting’s rectangular shape. While shifts in line thickness at times implicate subtle illusionistic depth, these lines also contribute to a low relief topography that reveals the process of the paint’s application. Even the color relationships, initiated through automatic, instinctual decisions, are then left to form their own internal structures that the artist abides by. Such internal structures build phenomenological, durational experiences rather than specific illusionistic representations.
(RE)PURPOSE Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show
(RE)PURPOSE presents the work of 22 artists who address diverse critical and socio-political questions working through a wide-ranging vocabulary of formal languages and media. While a remarkably diverse group, shared ideas and an intellectually collaborative spirit unite their practices. Within their work, examples abound of reusing found materials, whether straight objects or conceptual material, through purposeful investigations based on social, political, historical, formal, and gendered questions. The determination to contend with the pressing questions and issues before them distinguishes this work; for this group of artists, the question of making art that is “with broader purpose” is a palpable aspiration.
A SOLO EXHIBIT BY JASON GLASSER
In his third solo show at Parker’s Box, Jason Glasser departs from his familiar cast of quirky characters and turns his attention to light effects in painted forms that include light sources and play with multiple simple shadows, colors and shapes. The exhibition title is taken from a new film, also more abstract than his previous works, and largely influenced by his year long residency in the harsh light of Texas…
Between Perp Walk and Victory Dance: Thoughts on Sex, Money and color TV
On May 14, 2011, Guinean Sofitel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo accused the then president of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss Kahn of France, of forcibly and violently trying to have sex with her. What ensued was a media frenzy, which unraveled through a set of characters, a number of sub-plots and several locations.
ISCP Spring Open Studios
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 35 artists, art collectives and curators from 24 countries currently in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process and archives of practitioners working with a diverse range of media, approaches and concepts.
UNCANNY PARLOR PARTY!
Please join the National Theater of the United States of America and The Drunkard’s Wife on Friday May 11 from 8 pm until late in the evening at Uncanny Valley for another UNCANNY PARLOR PARTY! $10 admission We had such a lovely time a couple of weeks ago and so we’ve decided to invite you all over again! Come to get a glimpse of the ever-evolving intimate theatrical environment that the National Theater of the United States of America is creating for you out of stuff from our living room! Hear the songs of the Drunkards Wife– including highlights from our musical play It Didn’t Have to Come to This/Tiny Hornets, coming to Uncanny Valley this fall!
LES Open Studios
Please join us for our annual building wide open studio event on Friday, May 11th from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 12th from 12-6pm. During this special event, artists will open their Lower East Side studios to the public, encouraging interaction between artists and the broader community. This event offers the public a rare look into the artists’ creative process with the artists present to answer questions. All conveniently located within the same building, the artwork on view during the open studios will present a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, works on paper, photography, installation, video and new media. Participating Artists on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors include: Mindy Belloff, Linda Byrne, Vanessa Chimera, Paul Clay, David Friedman, Linda Griggs, Allen Hansen, Lisa Hanson, Michael Katchen, Tine Kindermann, Lisa Lebofsky, Bill Massey, Jen Mazza, Selime Okuyan, Nicole Parcher, Rafael Perez, Mark Power, David S. Pushkin, Julia Schwadron, Sherman Su
Lizz Free Or Die: The Book, The Tour
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and one of today’s most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice. In this collection of autobiographical essays, Winstead vividly recounts how she fought to find her own voice, both as a comedian and as a woman, and how humor became her most powerful weapon in confronting life’s challenges.
Smith explores his neighborhood at the golden hour, that time of day when the sun is low, the shadows are long and the light is transitory and fleeting. Finding the abstract in everyday life, he captures the graphic shapes cast by signs, traffic lights, and street lights with his camera. He then manipulates his photographs, creating high contrast, deeply textured images and paints the shapes on found objects such as old signs, rusted bits of metal and other broken down bits of a fading neighborhood. The photographs in this exhibit, in appreciation of Greenpoint, capture snippets of light that illuminate a neighborhood in transition – vinyl siding, wrought iron railings, chain link fences, peeling paint. Details that, for better or for worse, will disappear as high rise apartment buildings replace the existing three story row houses and low slung industrial buildings.
The Inspired Word presents: All-Star Storytellers Night w/ Adam Wade , David Crabb , Cammi Climaco
The Inspired Word presents a night of some of New York City’s finest storytellers, featuring Adam Wade, David Crabb, Cammi Climaco + a 12-slot open mic (5 minutes each slot) to bring your own story to the party. Prepare for night of dazzle and laughs. Hosted by Aimee Herman. This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
GERALD CLEAVER & BLACK HOST
Drummer Gerald Cleaver, born and raised in Detroit, is a product of the city’s rich music tradition. He has performed or recorded with a wide variety of artists: Roscoe Mitchell, Tommy Flanagan, Matt Shipp, William Parker, Eddie Harris, Kevin Mahogany, Charles Gayle, Ralph Alessi, Jacky Terrasson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Joe Morris, Dave Douglas, Tim Berne, Jeremy Pelt, David Torn and Miroslav Vitous, among others. Cleaver currently leads the bands Violet Hour, NiMbNl, Uncle June and Farmers By Nature with Craig Taborn & William Parker.
Ari Banias & Evan Kennedy
Ari Banias grew up in Los Angeles, El Paso, and the suburbs of Chicago. His poems have appeared in Sycamore Review, Drunken Boat, Salt Hill Journal, Aufgabe, the anthology Collective Brightness, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of various residencies and fellowships, including a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and a 2011-2012 Writing Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Evan Kennedy is the author of Us Them Poems (BookThug) and Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press). He oversees Dirty Swan Projects out of San Francisco.
BAM partners with the Business Improvement District FAB Alliance to bring the rhythms and movements of DanceAfrica to Fulton Street in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Outdoor event highlights include free live music performances, DJ dance party, and games.
THE PRE-WAR PONIES.
20′s and 30′s forgotten gems such as ‘Pettin’ In The Park’, ‘(Give Me The) Moon Over Brooklyn’, ‘Pardon My Southern Accent’, and ‘The Gentleman Just Wouldn’t Say Goodnight.’- with Daria Grace – vocals & baritone uke; J.Walter Hawkes – trombone, ukulele; Mike Neer – guitar; Russ Meissner – drums and Jim Whitney – bass. 8:00pm
Michael Bauer H.S.O.P. – 1973
Lisa Cooley is thrilled to announce Michael Bauer’s first solo show at the gallery, which will also be his first solo show in New York. His work is well known in Europe, and has been presented in numerous museum exhibitions there. He recently moved from Berlin to New York, and we are very pleased to present this new, energetic group of works to our audience.
Will Science + the Spiritual in Art = Raising the Dead?
The XX in Chris Twomey’s DVD, “The Triumph of XX,” (still picture above) refers to the XX chromosone which distinguishes the DNA of women from the XY chromosone in the DNA of men. It evokes the passion of the XX chromosome (female) in its ability to heal a flaw or mutation in the DNA by recombining and backing up since there are two Xs. Twomey’s first presentation at ATOA in 2004, “Omni Series” explored the myriad potential of the umbilical cord as a non-controversial source of stem cells for genetic engineering research. As part of her “Madonna” series in 2006 she traced her DNA code, and those of other working mothers, back thousands of years to its origins.
Shifting Perspectives A solo show by Alexandra Pacula
The Manhattan Bridge, standing like a proud cobalt giant, stretching its outreached arms to connect two landscapes and bring people together. With feet of stone resting peacefully in the muddy waters of the East River, the steel structure radiates with an electric individuality that beams across boroughs. This symbolic artery of New York City possesses an astute flair of personality that serves as an inspiration and muse to the people who are lucky enough to be touched by its magic. Mighty Tanaka is proud to bring you our next show, Shifting Perspectives, a solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Alexandra Pacula, as she interprets the vibrant nuances of this world recognized landmark.
An Evening of Tarab with George Ziadeh
Singer and ‘oudist George Ziadeh returns with his ensemble, performing more timeless music from the golden ages of Arab music, including Andalusian muwashshahat, Egyptian Adwaar, and the beloved songs of Umm Kulthoum. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm.
Alejandro Amoretti Labyrinth Art Show Crossing Over with a Music Performance
The Art show opens up with Alejandro’s poetry reading from his “Labyrinth” painting series and wraps up with a music show. Come enjoy!
Live Sound Processing Strategies Dafna Naphtali with Robert Dick & Satoshi Takeishi
This evening will explore and discuss various live sound processing strategies through performance, lecture and presentation, and gives participants a foundation to develop their own work. The lecture/presentation will be taught by Dafna Naphtali, who uses live sound processing in her work since 1995, and starts out with a performance by a trio that includes her and Robert Dick (flutes) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion).
Beats Antique combines the sounds of the Middle East with the styles of hip-hop, brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep in a new collage of music that is mixed and broken down with clever breakbeats for an adept international flair. Beats Antique is producing an un-charted style of music by adding live horns, accordion, glockenspiel, viola, string quartets, kalimba, clarinet and various unusual instruments to their big beat arrangements.
5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Tragedy is a modern hardcore punk band, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but currently residing in Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2000 and was born from the ashes of influential modern hardcore bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat. From the insert to the band’s first, self-titled LP on Tragedy Records (2000) Tragedy’s music is characterized by its unrelenting, heavy hardcore punk sound, often punctuated by melodic interludes and downshifts in tempo. The band remains strongly aware of its roots but often takes the genre in newer, more innovative directions, pioneering a new breed of hardcore punk along with close friends and contemporaries From Ashes Rise, as well other bands residing in Portland and throughout the world.
3rd Ward’s Sixth Annual Birthday BBQ!
3rd Ward is celebrating its sixth birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Swing by for live music, delicious eats, educational workshops and live comedy with UCB & Moviehouse! In 2006, 3rd Ward opened with a new idea: a one-stop innovation incubator for you to make something, learn something, and be something. Six years later, we’re going strong and have you to thank.
The show will be up from May 5th through May 27th. You are encouraged to come see it by appointment email email@example.com or call (718).938.5505
The Fifth String
“The Fifth String” by acclaimed poet and memoirist Janet Sternburg begins by evoking a time of tolerance in Spain before 1492, when the proximity of races and religions produced poetry, music, and new ideas. A long-lost family manuscript sparks a journey across space and time, linking the expulsion of the Jews and Moors to the exiles and diasporas of the current day. Using the language of poetry and evoking voices that reach across the ages, Sternburg’s work poignantly speaks to the desire for a sense of home and history.
Formed in 2002 by Andy Horowitz and Greg O’Brien, Galumpha delivers a fast-paced, athletic brand of movement, distinctive for its ingenuity. Highlights include “Velcro” as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Crook and Chase (TNN) and the 2002 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, and “Clackers,” seen on MTV, Showtime, A & E, Just for Laughs in Montreal, and by over one billion television viewers around the globe. Other pieces feature experiments in human architecture set to music by Rachmaninov, Mahler and the virtuoso Czech band Jablkon, making for an exceptionally entertaining program.
Local News: Three Neighborhood Films by John Smith
Between 1988 and 1996, John Smith made three quasi-documentary works that register the disastrous effects of the construction of the M11 Link Road on the filmmaker’s East London neighborhood. While all three function to preserve the memory of this vanishing landscape, and implicitly participate in the large-scale protests that met the highway’s construction, Smith — one of England’s most consistently inventive avant-garde filmmakers — puts the material to various suggestive uses, crafting three very different formal investigations whose unfolding stimulates a profound reflection on memory, time, history, and the lived experience of the city.
ISCP | OPEN STUDIOS
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support the International Studio & Curatorial Program’s (ISCP) Spring Open Studios – a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 35 artists, art collectives, and curators from 24 countries – including Austrian artist Nilbar Güres – currently in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process, and archives of practitioners working with a diverse range of media, approaches, and concepts. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 11, 7–9pm
Former Troubadour turned ethnomusicological researcher with special prejudices in Organology. All this / Vaudeville hopefull.
Objects in Motion
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is excited to present Objects in Motion, an exhibition featuring the NARS International Artist Residency Program Season I 2012 participants: Santina Amato, Suzanne Goldenberg, Tang-Wei Hsu, Hisao Ihara, Anna Tihanyi and Cullen Washington, Jr. Opening concurrently with NARS fifth annual Open Studios weekend, the exhibition will showcase a group of seven international artists whose work explores mobility across cultural, physical, and imagined spheres. Some pieces consider portability and adapt to the impermanence of tangible materiality. Others reference the state of flux of our sociopolitical practices while some disperse through a more ethereal or geometric space. Each piece is imbued with a quality of motion and rhythm, stimulating circulation around parameters both concrete and abstract while embracing movement across diverse terrains.
Brooklyn Food Conference!
Learn about the Food Justice Movement at the Brooklyn Food Conference! There will be keynote addresses from notable food activists, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, art and much more. The 2012 Conference will help strengthen the cooperative effort of individuals, groups and organizations fighting everyday for a healthy, sustainable and fair food system. Food activists, local farmers, academics, restaurateurs, health advocates, and all those interested in food justice will gather to discuss the global food economy and its impact on our lives.
Rādia and Sonic Smithy
Rādia is: Nicole Federici, violin and viola Bill Ware, vibraphone John Carlson, trumpet Andrew D’Angelo, alto saxophone and bass clarinet Kenny Wollesen, drums Rādia collaborates with select members of the Brooklyn based young people’s music workshop, Sonic Smithy. The ensemble enthusiastically invites audience members and young people of all ages to bring their instruments and join in this collective, free-for-all, instant composition. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and all instruments, both traditional and home-made, are welcome. The crazier, the better. Here is an incomplete list of examples of acceptable instruments: violin, trumpet, pieces of newspaper to rip, plastic bottles to crinkle, kazoos, percussion, toy xylophones, electronic beeping devices, cello, saxophone, and/or lute
INTERPRETATIONS: Earl Howard Ensemble / Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris
An evening of dynamic new music from live electroacoustic pioneer Earl Howard and FLUX Quartet violinists Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris. Pioneering violinists Chiu and Harris present a diverse set of works by Elizabeth Hoffman, Ben Johnston, Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi, Christian Wolff, and a world premiere by Chiu. 2011 Guggenheim Fellow Earl Howard, a pioneer in the development of live electronic processing, presents the premiere of “Superstring”, with Wu Wei (sheng, erhu), Alan Jaffe (guitar), Miya Masaoka (koto), Ernst Reijseger (cello), Mark Dresser (bass), Harris Eisenstadt (percussion), and Earl Howard,( Kurzweil K2600).
SHEILA JORDAN & CAMERON BROWN
Sheila Jordan raised herself up from the poverty of her Pennsylvania coal country childhood to become one of the premier jazz singers of her generation. In her early teens, back in her birthplace, Detroit, she heard Charlie Parker and, from that instant, her life’s path was charted. She married Bird’s pianist, Duke Jordan and moved to New York, finally getting a chance to record in 1962 on the heart-wrenching twelve-minute arrangement of “You Are My Sunshine,” by George Russell. This led to her remarkable and now-classic trio debut, “Portrait of Sheila.” But in the early fifties she stopped in Toledo, Ohio where her buddy Charles Mingus was performing and experienced another epiphany. Mingus asked her to sit in, but there was no chordal instrument in the band. Sheila said, “but there’s no piano.” Mingus said, “you don’t need a piano!” And Sheila was hooked on the concept of the bass and voice: on the sound, on the silence, on the space, on the freedom.
The Arab Spring by Hamid Dabashi: Book Launch
The Arab Spring analyzes the causes of the Arab Spring in its many different locations, drawing on the geopolitics and history of the region and also the international context to establish how and why these revolutionary forces were able to galvanize in this way at this moment. Pointing to a “delayed defiance” against postcolonialism, Dabashi makes a compelling case that the Arab Spring signifies no less than an end to postcolonialism in the region and the arrival of a new era in Middle Eastern history and politics. He also effectively demonstrates what this will mean for the rest of the world. The Arab Spring is the book to read to unpack the huge significance of the events that we have seen over the past year.
The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, the world’s greatest singers, and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner’s Ring Cycle. An intimate look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera’s most monumental work, the film chronicles the quest to fulfill Wagner’s dream of a perfect Ring.
Stringpullers Productions presents Luna’s Sea, the tale of a young girl’s ocean journeys. Through the use of dance, puppetry, optical illusions, and black-light theater, the audience travels from the penguin-inhabited shores of Africa to the dark underwater homelands of bioluminescent animals, learning that all life on Earth is connected.
Luther Dickinson’s The Wandering
The Wandering gathers five traditionally-minded artists from Memphis and North Mississippi and features the string work of Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes) and a quartet of distinctive female voices—Shannon McNally (Dr. John, Charlie Sexton, John Hiatt, Bobby Charles, Dave Alvin, and Son Volt), Amy LaVere (Black Snake Moan, Walk the Line), Valerie June (John Forté, Dr. John, Dan Auerbach), and Sharde Thomas, erstwhile leader of the Rising Star Fife and Drum band.
objects in motion
Participating Studio Artists: Austin Adams, Jose Arenas, Patricia Ayres, Gennadi Barbush, Jean Boggs, Michael Paul Britto, Michael Brown Dorothea Buschell, Richard Castellana, Jacqueline Cedar, Cathleen P. Cueto II, Justin Davis, Michael Ensminger, Carlota Figueras, Betty Hart, Cosme Herrera, Griselda Healy, Aaron Hillebrand, Mikhail Iliatov, Rachel Kahn, Marat Kharisov, Kyung Han Kim, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Ellen Coleman Izzo, Roberta Lawson, Marisa Manso, Nyeema Morgan, Anatoly Mikhailov, Rose Nestler, Tempest NeuCollins, Marcie Paper, Jin-kang Park, Dean Russo, Mason Saltarrelli, Steev Scott, Chinatsu Seya, Michael Solomon, Francesco Paola Strada, Masaki Takizawa, Elizabeth Velazquez, Kate Wattson, Elizabeth Townsend West, Natalia Yovane
Light and Landscape
Opening on May 12th, Storm King’s major 2012 exhibition is devoted to work by artists who use a variety of strategies to engage with light as a central component of their work. Some twenty works by both emerging and established artists—ranging from sculpture to installation to video, and including examples created specifically for the Storm King landscape—will be installed across Storm King’s grounds and in its historic and lightfilled Museum Building.
Mino Cinelu/ Franz Hackl/ Daniel Kelly Trio – ‘Soliloquy Networking’
This is the evolution of the Cinelu/Hackl Soliloquy Duo project, which premiered last year at 10,000 feet at the Glacier in Sölden, Austria . Minus 20 Degrees Celsius couldn’t hold them back. Mino and Franz are longtime collaborators ( Dogana Haiti Benefit Concert , Franz Hackl’s IDO, Outreach Orchestra) who are always looking to expand their music. Daniel, an award winning virtuoso in-between jazz, free improvisation and chamber music, is an artist who opens up everybodies ears.
Angela Chambers : Flute, Piano, Vocals, Adam Dym:Bass Clarinet, Saxs, Guitar, Damien Olsen:Electric Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Kevin Rozza:Electric Bass, Anthony Delio:Drums The Restrictor started circa 2004 by sound and visual artist Damien Olsen ( keys, guitars, various electronics ) and Kevin Rozza (bass, bass guitar). Today, years away from its beginnings the band has finally established its sound at the end of the line of its most pushing influences: Post Jazz ECM style, and Avant Garde 19th and 20th Century orchestral music.( Stravinsky, Debussy, Satie, Rimsky Korsakov, Mussorsky) The psychedelic Canterbury scene of late 60s and early 70s, The Progressive European Rock, Free Form Jazz
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans
.W. Murnau, the German director of “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror,” was brought to Hollywood and given an unlimited budget. the result is Murnau’s masterwork, “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” which is actually about a love triangle: The Man (George O’Brien), The Wife (Janet Gaynor), and The Woman from the City & The Vamp (Margaret Livingston). It’s a timeless tale of attempted murder, love, emotion, seduction, and reconciliation. A rural couple’s love is set against the hostile, destructive forces of the Jazz Age City. *This is a LIVE Music & Moving Pictures Event. Morricone Youth will provide the music and soundscape for Sunrise. Morricone Youth is a New York City septet formed in 1999 dedicated to performing and recording old film and television soundtrack and library production music.
ORGAN RECITAL SERIES | ELMO COSENTINI
For the first time ever, renowned Austrian organist Elmo Cosentini will be be touring the United States for a series of concerts. The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support this special organ concert at St. Thomas Church in Midtown Manhattan, which will include works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, and a 1924 composition by Franz Schmidt.
Green-Wood’s Great Women: Mother’s Day Walking Tour
Join us on Mother’s Day to celebrate some of the most colorful and influential women of the 19th and early 20th centuries who are buried here. Matilda Tone, wife of the Irish patriot; pioneering doctors Susan McKinney Steward and Mary Jacobi; abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons; and actresses Laura Keene and Kate Claxton rest here along with the more notorious Lola Montez and Elizabeth Tilton.
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: RHAPSODY FOR PIANO AND UNIVERSE
So, a particle physicist and a singer-songwriter walk into a club in the West Village… and it’s no joke! For at its heart, the physical world is a musical world. From the vibrations of a guitar string to the sunlight that sweeps away the dark, and even as far as the notorious Higgs boson, our universe is awash in waves. Professor Matt Strassler, host of the website “Of Particular Significance”, and Andrea Wittgens, “silver-tongued” singer-songwriter-pianist, join forces to reflect on these notions from perspectives scientific, sonic and poetic.
Dance Demonstration & Workshop: Dabkeh with Members of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
El-Funoun members Sari Husseini and Anad Abu Oun will teach a range of movement from the most traditional of dabkeh, dal’aouna, to more contemporary El-Funoun combinations. El-Funoun, the leading dance group in Palestine, has pioneered reviving, revitalizing, and representing Palestinian dabkeh and dance since its establishment in 1979. El-Funoun has focused on merging the spirit of traditional Palestinian folk ways and contemporary music and movement to create a unique style of dance all its own. The troupe is known worldwide and many of its songs have become household tunes in Palestine and abroad.
Singh & Dance – Sundays At Three Dance Performance
Dancer and choreographer Paul Singh presents a new work, I’ve had such strange dreams about you. In all his work, Singh looks for new ways to engage the audience so that rather than sitting back in their seats watching, they feel “in” the dance and as engaged as the performers. This doesn’t mean audience participation, but rather Singh sometimes speaking to the audience and sometimes asking them to use their own ideas and imagination to create another “character” in the dance. I’ve had such strange dreams about you, danced by Singh, Lauren Snyder and Arletta Anderson, is about a haunting – not by ghosts but by other people who aren’t in the room or possibilities that one never explored. It explores the idea that you can be physically close to someone yet miles apart, or alone in the midst of company.
“This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic and funny—it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel,” wrote Abraham Verghese. “A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious.” Mr. Irving has agreed to answer questions following his reading. If you have a question for him, leave them on our Facebook page before May 11!
OBIE-winning cutting-edge series (theater, dance, music, performance art, media, robotics, animals — serious fun). Curated by Scott Adkins, Rob Erickson, Jeff Jones, Tina Satter & Normandy Sherwood.
Toward A New Cosmopolitanism
Toward a New Cosmopolitanism is an event with David Adjaye, Stan Allen, Anthony Appiah, Teresita Fernández, Enrique Walker and Sarah Whiting on the occasion of the release of Luis M. Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón – From Rules to Constraints edited by Giancarlo Valle and David Adjaye – Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture edited by Marc McQuade. Following the publication of The SANAA Studios Learning from Japan: Single Story Urbanism, (Edited by Florian Idenburg), these two books document the work and thinking developed in Princeton School of Architecture studios taught by David Adjaye and the Spanish Architects Mansilla + Tuñón from 2007 – 2011. Toward a New Cosmopolitism presents 6 manifestos on contemporary understandings of art and architecture emerging between global and local contexts.
Shorts from the New School with Caveh Zahedi and Laurie Collyer
Join us for an evening of two programs featuring original and creative shorts made by students from the New School. The first program, “The First Cut is the Deepest,” presents narrative shorts by students of Laurie Collyer’s senior seminar. The second program includes shorts made by Caveh Zahedi’s students. Zahedi is an independent filmmaker best known for his autobiographical films (I Am A Sex Addict, Tripping With Caveh, In the Bathtub of the World) who also teaches a documentary shorts class at the New School in which students are asked to make a film every week on a given topic. “Everything is Personal” showcases the work of his students. All of the films are approximately 3 minutes long, and all of them were made in 2012.
MUSIC WITH A VIEW 2012
The Flea Theater welcomes back its trendy FREE performance festival: Music with a View 2012. Starting May 14th and running for two weeks, The Flea will be home to 27 of the most innovative composers from around the world. This festival provides a rare playground for exceptional artists to develop and present exciting new work. Each evening of performance is followed by an open discussion between the composers and audience, moderated by a luminary of the music scene.
KATHRIN RHOMBERG | THE VIRTUE OF UNPROFESSIONALISM
The Austrian Cultural Forum and Independent Curators International present a lecture by Vienna-based independent curator Kathrin Rhomberg, “The Virtue of Unprofessionalism,” for the third Curator’s Perspective of 2012. Rhomberg’s lecture takes stock of the constantly increasing number of exhibitions realized at the highest imaginable standards, questioning if professionalism and standardization, while fit for the economic system, may not be the best possible structure for art.
Ben Seretan (of Brooklyn/California) sings and plays the electric guitar. Please, do not call him a singer/songwriter. He likes to play around with tenderness, sweet melodies, repetition, improvisation, and drones. He’s in a two-guitar ambient band called Blushing and a psych/glam rock band called Jane Eyre. He loves Prince, Madonna, Alice Coltrane, and Black Flag. His new album is called NEW SPACE.
A Most Unexpected History of Blood Transfusion (1660 – 1820s)
Those living in Britain (who owned a television set) about ten years ago might remember Sean Bean before he became a famous movie star. Apart from his appearance in Sharpe, he starred in a television advertisement for the National Blood Foundation, prompting people in his thick Yorkshire accent to ‘do something amazing today’; ’save a life’ by giving blood. The foundation’s message is still the same, though Sean Bean has moved onto other projects such as Lord of the Rings. In any case, this illustrated lecture is about just that: the transfusion of blood and its many meanings. But it focuses on a much earlier (and stranger) period of transfusion history when saving a life was only one reason to transfuse blood – from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth.
Uptown Showdown: Day vs Night
At the next installment of the wacky debate series, a team including Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show) and Eric Slovin face off against Eliot Glazer (Sh*t New Yorkers Say), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) to determine which is superior day or night. Hosted by storyteller and comedian Ophira Eisenberg (Ask me Another). Sponsored by The Onion AV Club.
BEN VON WILDENHAUS, DIME STORE DANCE BAND
BEN VON WILDENHAUS DIME STORE DANCE BAND
The Birth and Death of Stars with Walter Lewin
Join MIT Professor Emeritus Walter Lewin to learn about the “death” of stars and the history and discovery of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and stellar-mass black holes. Lewin will also demonstrate the Doppler shift, a crucial concept in astrophysics.
Reading & Discussion: Rereading Manto’s “Letters to Uncle Sam” in Perilous Times. With Saadia Toor
Sponsored by NYU’s Hindi and Urdu Programs, the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and the Institute for Public Knowledge. $5 suggested donation (no one turned away!) Light refreshments will be served. Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955), Urdu’s finest short-story writer, has left behind a rich and complicated legacy—one that we now seek to revisit in the centenary year of his birth. Pakistani activist Saadia Toor will lead a discussion on the contemporary relevance of the Manto’s pithy and irreverent “Letters to Uncle Sam” (1951-1954), written from Lahore in the final years of the author’s life, and in the shadow of the Cold War.
JORDAN ISADORE, CHRISTINA JASEN, SAMANTHA SPIES, DAGES KEATES UNDER EXPOSED
Curated by Doug Post, this series provides an opportunity for choreographers who are either beginning or evolving in their careers. Under Exposed presents work by choreographers who are not often given the opportunity to show work in larger venues which demand more “finished” visions.
HOW I LEARNED TO BE A GROWN UP…ALLEGEDLY
Featuring: BROAD CITY (Ilana Glazer + Abbi Jacobson) CHRIS GETHARD (A Bad Thing I’m About To Do) DOUG MOE (Doug Moe is a Bad Dad) ANDY ROSS (Real Characters) JILLIAN LAUREN (Some Girls)
Man Forever (members of Oneida, Yo La Tengo, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sightings, and more) w/ Colin Langenus Orchestra and
Man Forever (members of Oneida, Yo La Tengo, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sightings, and more) Kid Millions (Oneida) James McNew (Yo La Tengo) Richard Hoffman (Sightings) Shahin Motia (Oneida and Ex Models) Sarah Richardson (ex-Creeping Nobodies, Blues) Bryan Devendorf (The National) Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs) Ryan Sawyer (Glass Rock) Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy, Guardian Alien) Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)
AYSON SCOTT MUSSON: AKA HENNESSY YOUNGMAN Screening + Conversation
EAI is pleased to present a screening and conversation with artist Jayson Scott Musson. Speaking about his work for the first time in New York, Musson will discuss ART THOUGHTZ, the episodic Internet series that he hosts as Hennessy Youngman. Musson will premiere two new ART THOUGHTZ videos at EAI—The Studio Visit (2012) and Grad School (2012)—in addition to screening earlier works from the series, including Bruce Nauman (2010), How To Be A Successful Artist (2010), On Beauty (2011), and Relational Aesthetics (2011), among others.
DIAMOND TERRIFIER PRESENTS…PRACTICE!
DIAMOND TERRIFIER PRESENTS…PRACTICE! WEASEL WALTER/ELLIOT SHARP DUO WATER TOWERS (MEM ZS/METAMATICS) ASH CAN ORCHESTRA TURNER WILLIAMS DJ DUTCH E. GERM THE ORACLE DJS PROJECTIONS BY SLEEPY PEOPL
VAN CLIBURN in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Van Cliburn, one of the world’s great pianists — once dubbed “The Texan Who Conquered Russia” by Time magazine — will reflect on the trajectory of his own career, from piano lessons with his mother, Rildia Bee, to performances at the White House for every President of the United States since Harry Truman. Van Cliburn was propelled to fame in 1958 following his historic victory at the first international Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Embraced by the Soviet Union at the height of the cold war, this Texan became America’s most persuasive cultural ambassador, creating chinks in the iron curtain long before glasnost and perestroika. His recording of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto was the first classical recording ever to sell a million copies and since has gone triple platinum, Van Cliburn remains to this day one of America’s most beloved musicians.
Miko & The Musket
There’s a fresh new soul-folk ensemble emerging from the trendy neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side, igniting crowds from Rockwood Music Hall to the National Underground and beyond. Miko & the Musket’s signature Americana pop-infused sound results in a memorable, dynamic repertoire and perfectly crafted debut solo effort, The Georgia Sessions EP. Initially conceived by guitarist and singer-songwriter Miko de Leon as an acoustic effort reinforced with vocalists Lannon Killea and Molly McAdoo, he expanded the outfit to include an arsenal of seasoned musicians. The septet curated their unique sound with the addition of Cellist Brandon Ellis, percussionist Chris “Moses” Kinlow, lead guitarist Mike Steinmetz, and bassist Peter Longofono. Together, they evoke everything from gutbucket bluegrass to breezy folk ballads to simmering New Orleans funk, all balanced by the bracing vocal harmonies that have become the band’s trademark.
Drummer Chris Stromquist’s band (Slavic Soul Party, Kultur Shock) features Ben Holmes (trumpet), Ari Foldman-Cohen (guitar). Will Bernard (guitar), Tim Vaughan (trombone) and Chris Stromquist (drums)
I Am You<—>You Are Me
Opening Reception May 16, 2012 6:00 PM-8:00 PM I Am You<—>You Are Me features artwork made by Brooklyn public school students, pre-K through high school, participating in BRIC’s in-school contemporary art residency program. Through the program, professional artist teachers partner with classroom teachers to design contemporary art residencies in such academic areas as math, English Language Arts, social studies, and science. These residencies introduce students to visual art concepts and art making, while furthering classroom learning goals. The exhibition features art work in varied media made in the classroom along with l site-specific installations that visually reflect BRIC’s in-depth engagement at each school. For the installations, student groups make regular visits to BRIC Rotunda Gallery to view the space, plan the project, and install their work with oversight of an BRIC Artist Teacher and BRIC’s Gallery Manager.
JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II / THE KANDAKE DANCE-THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE THE KEEPER OF CONSEQUENCES / COME UNDONE (EXCERPTS)
The Keeper of Consequences: Concept and Choreography: Juan Michael Porter II. Assistant Choreographers: Caroline Yost & Michelle Maleh. Photography: Yvonne Ng. Additional Music: Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Visual Art: Timothy Jackson Arbon. A snake and an apple? Screw that! Watch Cain and Eve show what REALLY happened.
Celebrating Cecil: William Hooker Ensemble + Thollem McDonas & Arrington de Dionyso
This event is part of “Cecil Taylor: A Celebration of the Maestro” co-produced by Harlem Stage & ISSUE Project Room.
Paula Hayes: Artist & Landscape Designer
Well established as a contemporary artist, Paula Hayes is known internationally for her sculptural terrariums in organically-shaped hand-blown glass. She has also enjoyed a successful career designing sustainable gardens that range from urban rooftops to seaside landscapes. Her first monograph, Paula Hayes (The Monacelli Press), collects 10 years of her work as both an artist and landscape designer, with never-before-seen or published material representing her terrariums, exhibitions, and gardens. For this illustrated talk, Hayes will discuss the relationship between the various components of her practice and how they overlap and inform each other.
Muse Fuse: Greg Steinbruner
This month’s Muse Fuse will feature Greg Steinbruner, founder of Applied Speaking and Presenting. Join us for a fun and interactive evening, as Steinbruner covers the basics of effectively speaking about your work, your life, and anything else that you feel authentically passionate about.
Requiem Performance by Marta Jovanovic at Location One
In Requiem, Marta Jovanovic claims the place for women in the male “pantheon.” In this funeral-like performance, Jovanovic will create a fake wake, symbolically positioning herself inside the Pazzi Chapel, in the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, in Florence, where the tombs of great artists, writers, architects, and major thinkers from the humanist era, such as Michelangelo Buonarotti, Dante Alighieri, Nicolò Machiavelli, Filippo Brunelleschi, among others, are buried. The Church of Santa Croce is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories.
OUR HAUS EXHIBITION OPENING
We look forward to welcoming you to the opening reception for our 10-year anniversary exhibition, Our Haus, which will be preceded by an artist talk at 5PM (Participants: Sabine Bitter, Judith Fegerl, Mathias Kessler, Fabian Patzak, Rainer Prohaska and curator Amanda McDonald Crowley) and a performance by Rainer Prohaska.
The Barr Brothers w/ Kishi Bashi (of Montreal)
One of the first Christmas presents that Brad and Andrew Barr received were two pairs of red boxing gloves. They set up a makeshift ring in their basement in Providence, RI and hung a bell from the water pipes. When the bell rang, it was the signifier that all rules of decent brotherly conduct were suspended for 3 minutes. It was the one time they could unleash the latent fury of being bound to each other without the threat of mom and dad coming to break it up. Anything goes. No noses were broken, no ears bitten, but by the end of each match, the impact and recoil, there was always some blood left on the floor. Within a year or so, the gloves were nothing more than nylon rags covered in ripped plastic. Brad and Andrew, in search of a new outlet, discovered rock n’ roll. It was 1983.
The New York Photo Festival 2012
The New York Photo Festival 2012 edition will be held May 16 through May 20 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A site locator of the area’s exhibition sites and amenities can be found with our NYPH’12 map. The Vernissage of the New York Photo Festival 2012 will open on Wednesday, May 16. Curators’ and Satellite exhibition sites will be open for preview 6:00 – 7:00 pm, with reception to follow at the POWERHOUSE Arena, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
The Secret Science Club presents “A Whiff of the Unknown” with Neuroscientist and IGNORANCE Author Stuart Firestein
Five hundred years ago, it was possible for one human brain to contain all the world’s scientific knowledge. Since then, the number of scientific papers has been doubling every decade—and it’s barely possible for an individual to master his or her own field of study. In the Information Age—when tens of millions of “answers” are at your fingertips—sometimes it’s the questions that we need to pursue. “Knowledge is a big subject,” says neuroscientist Stuart Firestein. “But ignorance is bigger.”
INTERCULTURAL POETRY Carmen Firan, host
Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published eight books of poems, including Earthly Measures (1994), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), Special Orders ( 2008), and most recently The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, 2010), and four prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, 1999), a national bestseller. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The Royal Ballet Live: La Fille Mal Gardée
Delightful comedy and virtuosic choreography abound in Frederick Ashton’s sunny and beloved ballet. The simple story of Lise, her suitor Colas, and Lise’s larger-than-life mother who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbor is both funny and touching, and filled with gloriously detailed movement. La Fille Mal Gardée is perfect for ballet newcomers and irresistible to audiences of all ages.
GLASS GHOST AERIAL EAST GEO WYETH
GLASS GHOST AERIAL EAST GEO WYETH
0 to 1 Industrial + Industrial
Industrial Design Event, creating industrial designed objects from the remnants of industrial manufacturing. At Con Artist Gallery, coinciding with New York Design Week 2012
JOSEPH MAURICIO RATTLETHECAGE
A one person performance in one senseless act with Joseph Mauricio, directed by Robert Prichard with a special appearance by Caroline Contillo. rattlethecage is an interactive performance that spins observational comedy, philosophy, science and spirituality into a whirlwind of sound, texture and insight. It’s a guided tour of the circles of hell, rings of heaven and condom strewn parking lots of purgatory by way of the New Jersey Turnpike.
A SIMPLE MASTURBATING MATTER
Written and performed by Eleni. Sometimes you don’t just need to get into the head of your shrink to get off, you need to climb on top of it and scream.
Beasts of Improvisation on Parade: Pat Muchmore
Beasts of Improvisation on Parade is a monthly concert series in Boston co-curated by Jeffrey Young and Matt Samolis. In May, the series comes to NYC for the first time with featured artist Pat Muchmore. At each Beasts concert, a featured performer or group presents their own work, then joins an acoustic free improvisation session with some of the best improvisers from that city and beyond.
Thursday Bark and Scream Series
Brooklyn resident Daryl Shawn combines his able flamenco-influenced nylon-string guitar work with live tape manipulations, using a four-track cassette machine and Dictaphone microcassette player to record, replay and twist his acoustic tones into unrecognizable shapes. He has appeared at venues across the country and taken part in festivals including the International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz CA, the Boise Creative & Improvised Music Festival, the Norcal Noisefest, and Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival. Along the way, he has collaborated with musicians including Jonathan Lamaster (Cul de Sac), Ross Hammond, Greg Campbell, Gino Robair, Jonathan Segel, Emily Hay, Moe Staino, and numerous others. Todd Reynolds, violinist, composer, educator and technologist is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and one of the most active and versatile proponents of what he calls ‘present music’.
Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson: Two Alike
Two Alike, a collaboration between Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson, is a visceral and darkly humorous performance exploring the shattering effects of abused queer youth. Existing in an alter-space housing childhood fantasies and turbid adult obsessions, Ferver acts as the emotive flesh and voice inside of Swanson’s eerie mirrored set/sculpture. The performance twists and turns between past and present, with text ranging from pastoral prose to the jarringly confessional, and haunting choreography built from interviews between the two artists, improvisation, and states of trance.
Contemporary Art Forum: Critical Play—The Game as an Art Form
The Contemporary Art Forum presents timely and innovative programs (lectures, conversations, and performances) that address pressing issues in contemporary art, and grow out of discussions with MoMA curators. Participants include artists and designers, critics, curators, and scholars, among others. From Marcel Duchamp’s chess games to Lygia Clark’s puzzles, artists throughout the 20th century have adopted the structures and strategies of games. In recent years, they have begun to explore virtual, online, and video games in their work—as well as game theory, an increasingly critical framework for audience engagement and participation—to create social interactions. This two-day forum brings together artists, educators, curators, and game theorists to discuss the influence of game theory on art practice and the ways in which art making has reformulated audience engagement and learning.
Logan Venderlic @ The Way Station
indie/folk from West Virginia “Tom Petty-meets-Appalachia” by The Wall Street Journal.
Jordan Sullivan: Natural History
Recently, Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Sullivan has been garnering international notice for his quietly transcendent multi-media meditations on memory, transience, and home. In his first solo New York exhibition Natural History, opening at Underline on May 17th, Sullivan explores the force and ritual of memory by recontextualizing his grandparents courtship during WWII in terms of his own personal history. The show falls on Memorial Day 2012.
ERS & The Supreme Court
In Arguendo, ERS turns its unique theatrical perspective on a 1991 First Amendment case – Barnes v. Glen Theatre – brought to the Court by a group of go-go dancers in which the justices debate: Is nude erotic dancing protected speech under the Constitution?
It’s a commonplace—we all see things our own way. When three pairs of authors each trade takes on a shared experience they reveal just how different perception and prose can be. organized by Albert Mobilio
Secret Sounds of Cities
Secret Sounds of Cities is a performance series curated by Daniel Perlin where a group of architects, urbanists, sound artists and djs will perform their interpretations of various cities throughout the world using audio. The performers are tasked with a challenge: perform and show the secret sound of the city in which they live through audio/speech and one object; Extending from the success of Perlin’s Mixtape Series, Secret Sounds of Cities will include the presentation and performance of seven city sounds by seven artists and will culminate in the production of a collective acoustic ceremony with all artists followed by dj performances; more commonly known as a dance party.
TINY LIGHTS: Memory’s Storehouse/Infinite Miniature
TINY LIGHTS: Memory’s Storehouse/Infinite Miniature is a theatrical collaboration containing dual solos by playwrights/performers Lenora Champagne (Memory’s Storehouse) and Lizzie Olesker (Infinite Miniature). TINY LIGHTS presents an intimate yet heightened look at the richness of memory contained within everyday objects and gestures. Incorporating elements of Object Theater, gestural dance and poetic text, TINY LIGHTS will unfold in an intimate space with the audience seated on stage at the New Ohio. Using minimal technical and ordinary household elements (lamps, clotheslines, a portable record player, a suitcase, a wig), the performance transforms and unfolds the overlooked “small things” in oneʼs life, revealing something unexpectedly larger. The landscape of the body, domestic memories and personal history converge via the lost rooms we live in.
The End of the World with Brian Francis Slattery
Brian Francis Slattery presents his new novel, Lost Everything, in a launch party extravaganza accompanied by Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. The band will perform alongside Slattery as he, well, “reads” isn’t really the right word but it’ll do in a pinch. Jenn raves: “Lost Everything is a moving and timely meditation on war, a testament to the devotion of a father for his son, and a journey bursting with both terror and laughter.” If you were lucky enough to see his performance last time he was at WORD, you know that it’s a must-see experience. There’s nothing quite like witnessing an author accompany himself with a banjo as he reads from a book. And if you weren’t there, we cannot recommend highly enough that you come out for this! Facebook RSVP appreciated.
Margaret Mead Traveling Festival To The Light with Yuanchen Liu
Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Yuanchen Liu comes to the Museum for a special screening and discussion of his film as part of the Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival. To the Light presents a riveting story about coal mining communities in rural China. This notoriously dangerous profession claims an estimated 5,000 lives annually. The film follows a family whose patriarch became a coal miner in order to pay off the fine for violating China’s One Child Policy. Young Hui, the son of another miner, prefers to be coal-train driver than to work far from home. Taking his camera deep underground, filmmaker Yuanchen Liu exposes the perils faced by miners, the slim rewards, and the dire consequences when things go wrong.
“Toothsome” brings together artists that work with sugar, honey and candy. Rather than being turned off by the materials’ inherent susceptibility to humidity, time, and vermin, the artists instead explore its seductive qualities, its loaded history and its metaphorical possibilities. Sculptures, installations and videos touch upon such varied topics as housing insecurity, consumption, the industrial food complex, while also addressing formal issues of sugar and its unique material qualities.
What Brandon Herman is realizing is that he’s using his art practice as a means to edit his past. For his new body of work, his childhood home becomes the location for a film he shoots in both live action and stills. He edits the imagery down to a selection so sparse that there is no longer a discernable storyline. A broken movie.
Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status Class
This workshop introduces individuals, organizations and practicing attorneys to the basics of nonprofit incorporation and federal and state tax exemption. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization.
Introduction to Super 8 Filmmaking: Yesterday is Today
This 4-session class will introduce the basics of making a 3-minute black & white Super8 film. In learning the language of film each student will document something that grips them about their life right now. Playing on the nostalgic feeling super-8 film conjures for most viewers we will attempt to create short films that display the sweetness of today through the lens of yesteryear.
Copyright Termination Considerations for Musicians and Other Artists
This program will cover a brief introduction to the fundamentals of copyright law, an explanation of copyright termination, and a discussion of the most important copyright termination considerations. The program will focus on copyright termination implications and procedures for musicians in particular but the content will be relevant for artists of all genres. Attorneys and law students are also welcome. Course materials will be distributed in e-book format.
IN PRACTICE 2012
The In Practice program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2013. Artists selected for the In Practice program will receive a $500 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel, housing, or accommodation costs.
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.
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.
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