The 22 Magazine


Marcus Kenney at Florida Mining Gallery
October 16, 2013, 10:40 pm
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SHOW AT FLORIDA MINING GALLERY



HOW TO READ A NOVELIST and GOODBYE TO ALL THAT at Powerhouse

Two terrific events coming up at Powerhouse arena focusing on writing, living, and interacting as a writer in New York and the world….

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GOODBYE TO ALL THAT edited by Sari Botton
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

In Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, edited by Sari Botton, 28 women writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own stories about New York. With stellar contributions from some of today’s most beloved female authors of memoir and literary fiction—Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, Emily Gould, Emily St. John Mandel, Hope Edelman, and more—Goodbye to All That tells the stories of their own love/hate relationships with New York, as well as the city’s gravitational pull on them—even at the worst of times.

HOW TO READ A NOVELIST by John Freeman
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Between 2000 and 2013 John Freeman put interviews to tape with just about every major writer who published a book: he spoke with such departed legends as Norman Mailer and David Foster Wallace; the Nobel laureates Doris Lessing, Mo Yan, and Günter Grass; bestsellers such as Amy Tan and John Irving; American greats from Toni Morrison to Philip Roth; and a younger generation of novelists that includes Dave Eggers, David Mitchell, Kiran Desai, and Jonathan Safran Foer. How to Read a Novelist rounds up 55 of Freeman’s very best profiles and interviews, but it is not simply a collection of discrete dialogues between interviewer and interviewee; these authors are also in conversation with one another, with Freeman serving as a deft moderator connecting the dots of a global literary culture. And in the poignant introduction about Freeman’s experiences interviewing John Updike, he gets to the heart of his enterprise: what it means to love a writer, to attempt to live up to his or her achievements—and then to come face to face with him or her in less-than-ideal circumstances.



Barbara Takenaga: New Paintings
October 3, 2013, 11:09 pm
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SHOW AT DC MOORE 



Arcadia Contemporary: Small Works Show

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Thanksgiving.
November 21, 2012, 4:26 pm
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The 22 folks will be busy the next two days expanding their waistlines, and we’re giving them the days off to focus on this noble gastronomic endeavor.

We’ll be returning Friday with Video Weekend, and a special short version of The Week/Weekend. Enjoy your holidays and THANK YOU for being faithful readers and supporters of The 22.



Exploring the Poison Cauldron Poison Cauldron of Newtown Creek with Atlas Obscura.
August 25, 2012, 4:41 pm
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By Cat Gilbert

This morning, I joined in on the walking tour held by Atlas Obscura titled “Exploring the Poison Cauldron of Newtown Creek,” the infamous polluted waterway separating Brooklyn from Queens. Starting with a good bit of history, tour guide, activist, and resident Newtown Creek “historian” Mitch Waxman, gave an in-depth look at oil companies in Brooklyn (often referring to John D. Rockefeller, the man behind Standard Oil, as “the monster,”) and traveling the gauntlet of the many spills, explosions, and fires that have ravaged the area. As history passed into present day, so we passed through the back alleys of the oil and waste transfer zone. It was clear, tours were not a normal thing here. In fact, people, in general were not a normal thing. Passing truck drivers leered and then quickly gunned passed. At several points, Mitch paused to give us instructions about what to do if someone started to come after us. Luckily, we passed through with little trouble, sometimes even hailed with a smile and a “Welcome!” The workers seemed friendly enough, even if the landscape itself, was hellish. Peering out from a clearing onto Newtown Creek, Mitch points out the homeless people living in the giant abandoned industrial structure across the river in Queens, and talks about the quantity of bodies littering this waterway. What’s funny, Mitch notes, is Newtown Creek used to be where people visiting Calvary cemetary would come to get out of the industrial hellscape of 1800′s Manhattan. This used to be the country.

Passing from the oil zone to the “recycling” zone seated directly under the Kosciuszko Bridge, was like entering a portal into a dystopian nightmare. Everything was metal, barren, sparks and flames flew out from behind recycled sheet metal walls, the smell was at times, unbearable, and the sound, a loud metallic pounding. This is 24/7 Mitch reminds us, it never stops. Once in a while you had to look out for things like dead cats littering the dirt pathways, already blanketed with trash. Mitch mentioned he had a beer with one of the waste workers the night before to prepare for the tour and when he asked what we can do to help in regards to recycling, the worker’s answer was simple and chilling, “It’s to late. All you can do now is keep recycling and try to make it better for your children.” As we continued towards the end of Meeker ave, Mitch pointed out the homeless camp that inhabited the stretch underneath the bridge, one of the largest in New York.

Entering the coolness of McGorlick park, surrounded by coffee shops and dog salons, we are reminded “This entire tour, even now, we haven’t been more than 8 blocks from Newtown Creek.” Beadel street, where a one bedroom is priced at around $1600, runs directly through the heart of Newtown Creek, and it’s tree-lined tranquility, is truly disturbing in the face of the hostility that surrounds it. Admittedly, it’s easy to forget what surrounds us only blocks away but after this tour, I don’t think there is any way to wipe the memory of what’s there or what exactly our children will be inheriting. It’s encouraging to know people like Mitch are taking the time to educate both residents and visitors to New York. His approach, tempered by a very clear understanding that these industries are important and vital to New York and the community, is to make changes that allow the industry to continue without poisoning the surrounding residents. As Mitch wrapped up the tour he reminded everyone that the Newtown Creek Alliance offers public meetings, to work towards raising money and taking action against things like illegal dumping in the river and much more. Riverkeeper also plays a vital role in this process, and will be having an upcoming beach cleanup in Red Hook. For more information visit. To see more of Obscura’s tours visit their website or sign up for the mailing list.

 



Underpinnings at House of Yes.

House of Yes‘ recent fine art and performance art showcase, “Underpinnings” curated by Lauren Xandra and Rusty Van Riper focused loosely around the idea of “peeling” or multiple selves. The night was a success in many areas, including body control (choreography), preparedness, and flow of the night, while maintaining a heavy emphasis on dance and collaborative showcase. Highlights of the evening included “If Peeled…,” (choreographed and directed by Lauren Xandra) consisting of male and female dancers exploring the shapes and motions of bodies solo and en masse, followed by a perpetual motion chair piece performed by Pam Weiss and Laura Alexander titled, “Rise and Fall” (choreographed by Charlotte Hendrickson), “R(o/a)m” (choreographed by Claire Baum) and the surprisingly funny final piece, “Self Love Next to You” which consisted of siblings (Carolyn Ellis, Andrew Ellis) having a mock spat at the dinner table, complete with on tempo knife and fork fight. Take a look at some photos from the night below and see more here.



THE 22 MAGAZINE IN PRINT AT PETE’S CANDY STORE!
July 17, 2012, 6:49 pm
Filed under: ART, EVENTS, The 22, VOLUME TWO | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We are so pleased to announce the first print version EVER of The 22 Magazine will be available at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, coming up this Saturday, July 21, 2-7pm at Pete’s Candy Store. We will have VERY limited copies but you will also be able sign up for pre-orders and if we’re lucky, you’ll be able to order directly at the table via ipad. Likewise, the first person to buy a copy of The 22, will receive a free mini-painting from editor Cat Gilbert! (Check out the catalog of work here.)
Please join us, along with Volume One contributor’s John Jennison and Max Evry (who will be selling work for Pranas T. Naujokaitis), and if you just can’t wait until Saturday you can grab a print copy of The 22 HERE. If you are in any way confused, please don’t hesitate to contact us to help with your order at the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you are a retail store looking to get a bulk order, please contact for a special discount price!

SEE INTERIOR SHOTS OF MAGAZINE.
FACEBOOK INVITE.
WATCH THE PREVIEW VIDEO.
BUY A COPY NOW.

WHERE IS THIS SHINDIG HAPPENING?

Pete’s Candy Store
July 21st, 2pm-7pm
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer
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The 22 Magazine at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest.



Join us Saturday, July 21st as we do a test run with the first print copies of The 22 Magazine at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest! 
Joining us will be Volume One contributors, John Jennison, Max Evry (selling work for Pranas J. Naujokaitis) and editor Cat Gilbert selling some of her own work along with the magazine. First person to buy a copy of The 22 gets a FREE mini-painting from Cat Gilbert’s “Flowers and Monsters” series. Show starts at 2pm! Come for the books! Stay for the drinks!

PETE’S CANDY STORE
709 Lorimer St
2-7pm
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer
MAP: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=709+lorimer+st&ie=UTF-8&hq=&…

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/358155137578857/



Jimmy McBride.
April 25, 2012, 4:02 am
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Megan Canning.
April 24, 2012, 6:18 pm
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Tickets for Fixins online now!

If you’ve got a hankering to come see our show next Thursday (and you should), there are tickets available to buy online now! Tickets will be available at the door as well, but seating is limited.

Please join us this April 26th!

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FIXINS

Function: Verb

To get set : be on the verge
Example: We’re fixin’ to leave soon.

Function: Noun

Customary accompaniments.
Example: We had a turkey dinner with all the fixins.

The 22 Magazine is pleased to present an evening of music, art, food and puppetry with Andru Bemis, Anna Gevalt, Elizabeth Laprelle and Katherine Fahey, who along with singing, will be presenting a cranky. Also known as scrolling panorama, or crank box, the cranky is an old-fashioned hand-cranked scrolling device, illustrating a story or song. They will be joined by FAHEY, puppeteer Daniel Patrick Fay, and visual artists Jimmy McBride, Megan Canning, Eileen Hoffman, Reineke Hollander and more. There will be a potluck style buffet, so feel free to bring something to contribute! The event will take place on April 26, at Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn. Preceding the show there will be a shadow puppet workshop and square dancing lessons with Anna and Elizabeth.
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Support this Project: MEDORA – Documentary Film.
April 2, 2012, 9:22 pm
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Everything Will Be OK: Don Hertzfeldt.



At the IFC Center Thursday, March 28, 2012
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WAR IS TRAUMA.
March 19, 2012, 6:55 pm
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War is Trauma prints are now available for purchase and to print out for street postings. Beyond being beautiful pieces of art, each work is a call to end unneeded violence and to curb the destruction of life as well as the recognize the emotional and physical mark it leaves on those who survive.

More info: http://www.ivaw.org/war-is-trauma#content-begin

Prints from WIT are also currently on view at Bushwick Print Lab.
DOWNLOAD POSTERS.
BUY THE PORTFOLIO.
READ POEMS BY NANCY FLYNN (INSPIRED BY COMBAT PAPERS.) 

About WIT: War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” – the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed – GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW – an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.

The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”

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“Believer” by Jen Stark / Music by Dan Deacon.

UPCOMING SHOW.
DAN DEACON.
JEN STARK. 


 

 



THE WEEK: MARCH 19-23.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Ben Marcus & Ryan Britt
http://greenlightbookstore.com/event/ben-marcus-ryan-britt
03/19/2012-03/19/2012
7:30pm-

Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. New York City-based author Ben Marcus discusses his new novel, The Flame Alphabet, with blogger Ryan Britt, a teacher at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop and staff writer for the popular science fiction and fantasy blog, Tor.com and Tor’s series “Genre in the Mainstream.” In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families. Both morally engaged and wickedly entertaining, a gripping page-turner as strange as it is moving, this intellectual horror story ensures Ben Marcus’s position in the first rank of American novelists. The event is hosted by series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.

ECSTATIC MUSIC FEST: DAN DEACON WITH NOW ENSEMBLE & THE CALDER QUARTET
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/new-sounds-live-dan-deacon-now-ensemble-the-calder-quartet
03/20/2012-03/20/2012
7:30pm-

Dan Deacon (pictured) returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival after last year’s sold-out show, this time writing a series of new works for acclaimed chamber groups NOW Ensemble (“a deft young group gaining attention,” New Yorker) and the Calder Quartet (“outstanding,” New York Times), both for the individual ensembles and for the two together in a mini-chamber orchestra.

Crystal Fighters, Tubetops, Antoine Karl & The Woofgang (DJ Set)
http://glasslands.blogspot.com/
03/19/2012-03/19/2012
8:30pm-

Crystal Fighters, Tubetops, Antoine Karl & The Woofgang (DJ Set)

Heidi Julavits: The Vanishers
http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/heidi-julavits-the-vanishers/
03/20/2012-03/20/2012
7pm-

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Keeping It Weird: Jonathan Nocera’s Birthday Memorial Concert
March 18, 2012, 8:57 pm
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On March 25, 2012, Friends and colleagues of Jonathan “JP” Nocera will gather at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 7PM to Midnight to celebrate his life and legacy. Featured performers include The London Souls, Erica Lindsay, Sticklips, Captain for Dark Mornings, and Squiggle, with artwork by Charles Sainty.

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Upcoming Show at TOC (WATER.)
March 18, 2012, 4:18 pm
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Check out some new work from Alexis Grabowski at Bushwick Gallery, Table of Contents, which features artist books, magazine, records and small editions. The theme of this show is Water and it will open March 23rd at 6pm.




UPCOMING FIXINS SHOW: OPEN CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS.

Part potluck, part sing along, part performance, and part puppetry this Fixins show is a combination of some amazing talent from Virginia, Michigan and New York alike. We are so pleased to combine the forces of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Katherine Fahey and Andru Bemis for an amazing night of performance, good food and collaboration.

Katherine Fahey, an artist and musician from Baltimore, is best known for her screen printing and paper cut work, and collaborative shadow puppetry, while Anna Roberts-Gevalt, is a New England native who moved south to study to immerse herself in Appalachian music, was a grant-recipient for her research of female fiddlers at Berea College, and has studied with master Kentucky fiddlers Bruce Greene, John Harrod and Paul David Smith. Elizabeth LaPrelle is an acclaimed ballad singer, and has released three solo albums and has appeared on Prairie Home Companion; she grew up singing with her family, and has since learned from many Appalachian ballad singers, including Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker. Andru Bemis is a folk singer from Michigan and travels the steel rails with a devoted following from NY to Mexico.

Anna, Elizabeth and Katherine will be presenting shadow puppetry, along with their “crankie” (a hand quilted, hand cranked puppet show) as well as singing, teaching a shadow puppet workshop and even teaching a little bit of square dancing!

This is going to be one heck of a show and we are currently looking for artists to participate  on April 26th at Vaudeville Park! We are particularly looking for artists whose work deals with traditional or folks arts (fiber, natural materials, etc) and puppetry. We are also possibly looking for other puppetry groups to perform depending on space. Read more about the show below. Submission deadline is APRIL 10th.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW.

TO SUBMIT FOR THE VISUAL ART OPEN CALL FOR THE “FIXINS” SHOW APRIL 26th AT VAUDEVILLE PARK: Please send a sample or link to your work to the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com. Please include “Fixins Submission” in your subject line. Submissions will close on April 10th.

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The Secret City: Carnival of Love and Online Auction Feb 14th!

 

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Spend your Valentine’s with C.O.N.C.H.
February 1, 2012, 7:55 pm
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Check out Editor Cat Gilbert’s side project, with performance instigator Esther Neff and experimental cello rebel Valerie Kuehne  this Feb 10th at Wildlife Loft!

CHILLED, OILY, NICELY CORRUPT HEARTS FEB 10TH AT WILDLIFE.

C.O.N.C.H’s acronym becomes Chilled Oily Nicely Corrupt Hearts for an inter-disciplinary examination of Valentine’s Day’s visceral horizon bearing down on all artistic creation.

Equal parts raw harmony and kitsch, the blasphemy of Valentines is, for one night only, wedded to a more vibrant, primal metaphor. For our first show, C.O.N.C.H. presents an all-encompassing wedding for your hungry and/or jaded souls. The bloody psychological implications, the anatomy and symbolism of a heart nicely oiled by cultural expectation, experiential drama, and the dark genealogy of the holiday and its patron saint, all fuse into a show of scars, sounds, and sex on a silver platter Man to man, man to woman, woman to cantaloupe, pigs heart to chair, Klaus Nomi to Angelica Houston. Arrive at the quintessential Bushwick loft prepared to be wed to a person, object, or idea of your choosing. Feel free to dress in any aesthetic of wedding you desire: traditional, zombie, ABBA, church of Satan, Staten Island, the whole shebang. Best dressed = free bottle of champagne.

DARA MALINA/INVERTED HERMIT, MATTHEW SILVER, PENDULUM SWINGS, ADRIENNE ANEMONE AND MORE TBA!

http://www.daramalina.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGaWPSwDTOY
http://www.maninwhitedress.com/
http://www.pendulumswings.com/

8pm-1am at Wildlife Loft
(245 Varet Street, L to Morgan)

$5-$20 sliding scale donation at the door.

Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/231284360290063/

C.O.N.C.H. is a curatorial collective newly formed by Cat Gilbert of The 22 Magazine, Esther Neff of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL), and Valerie Kuehne of The Super Coda. We investigate the various distinctions–and lack thereof–defining our respective mediums of curatorial focus: visual art/installation, performance art/experimental theatre, and creative/experimental music.www.concharts.wordpress.com




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