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Video Weekend: Alain W Noire
October 19, 2013, 7:17 pm
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THE WEEK/WEEKEND: Nov 9-14.

SANDY FUNDRAISERS:

GREENPOINTERS ONLINE RAFFLE
Brooklyn Relief: A night of words, music, and comedy to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

THE KITCHEN: FUNDRAISER
Fuck. Off. Sandy. // Vintage Crawl // Dog Masquerade
New Amsterdam Headquarters Fundraiser
Defiance: A Literary Benefit to Rebuild Red Hook
ROB DELANEY Benefit
FASHION ACTION AT HOUSING WORKS
SPIRITUAL LEADERS AND ELDERS | PRAYER | LIVE MUSIC | FOOD | HEALING
SANCTUARY | ARTISAN MARKET
BROOKLYN LOVES BROOKLYN
QMA ROCKAWAY FUNDRAISER
“Anything But Politics” – A Pop Culture Trivia Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ED OSBORNAlbedo Prospect

Party + Auction + Community = TLC for an Ailing DUMBO
FOOD EVENTS FROM GRUB ST
Bushwick Star Auction
HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER WITH…NASS GNAWA

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Flickrworks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/btang/7492523988/in/faves-photodolce/

Happy 4th! All credits for photos are listed below and with photo.

Kim – 183/365  (Mechki): http://www.flickr.com/photos/mechki/7497919320/in/photostream/

Canada Day Fireworks (Gordzilla1): http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordzilla/7497704168/in/photostream/

Alexandra Carrie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandrachilds/7496416074/in/photostream/

CCEVO BBQ (Jd Lazaro): www.facebook.com/twreckfilms

Mike P Scott: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41171029@N02/7495539332/in/photostream/

go chris go: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63511705@N06/7495458602/in/photostream/

Lake Burton Fireworks (William Klausmeyer): http://www.flickr.com/photos/68215493@N06/7494820362/in/photostream/

Canada Day Fireworks 075 (Toontown Whitefox) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/btang/7492523988/in/faves-photodolce/

Single Firework (Aaron Priestly-Wright) : http://www.apwpictures.com/

#jimmyrex is a #fireworks #wizard: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11494093@N02/7492167366/in/photostream/

Life_In_Colour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_colour/7492044916/in/photostream/

Fireworks0868 (Shelley B): http://www.flickr.com/photos/benshell/7491497820/in/photostream/

Fireworks have begun (calvarycapecod) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cccapecod/7491199966/in/photostream/

Canada Day Fireworks Edmonton 2012 -25 (bpc1930′s) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpc1930/7490557168/in/photostream/

Bill Chivers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11801694@N08/7490224632/in/photostream/

Ryan Stubbs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/haljackey/7490202740/in/photostream/

Paramus, NJ fireworks (Rebecca Schear) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiivii/7488217432/in/photostream/

shockwaves in the night sky II (Alan Mcclelland) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelyft/7466234540/in/photostream/

glory night 3 (Flash Berger): http://www.flickr.com/photos/flashberger/7338584772/in/photostream/

phyirwerc (Alykk): http://www.flickr.com/photos/64373472@N03/7288686206/in/photostream/

Richard Spiller: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68510809@N06/7178215329/in/photostream/

Daytime Fireworks (J-Fish) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-fish/7057970665/in/photostream/

malta — grand harbour — fireworks (Adrian Cilia) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/drinu_c/6983825140/in/photostream/

Fireworks30 (Shine Sudhakaran): http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_royale/6864474538/in/photostream/

Firework Blur (Chris Thompson) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/fastchris/6318487930/in/photostream/

Swans and Fireworks 1 (sanpani) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanpani/6312924756/in/photostream/

Sparklers in a bucket : http://www.cjjohnson.tv/

Fireworks 1, Geneva (Federica): http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanakin88/6058899384/in/photostream/

fireworks (Stefan Pettersson): http://www.flickr.com/photos/seat55/5710280806/in/faves-photodolce/

Fireworks // Udine // 2011 (Ermanno Peressini): http://www.flickr.com/photos/22536107@N08/5312538382/in/photostream/

Fireworks across the lake (Sarah-Louise Burns): http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahlouisee__xo/5152335823/in/photostream/

Fireworks (Shin Mimura): http://www.flickr.com/photos/kokix/4881394478/in/faves-photodolce/

fireworks 2 (Will Montague): http://www.flickr.com/photos/willmontague/3689143770/in/photostream/

Fireworks (Guus Krol) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/guuskrol/2948508897/in/faves-photodolce/

Fireworks (Radek Bednařík) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbe_czi/2817074442/in/faves-photodolce/

Eke Miedaner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eam/756467806/in/photostream/

Monterey 4th of July Fireworks (Paige Adams): http://www.flickr.com/photos/phadams/722722143/in/faves-photodolce/

1344 Fireworks with prisms (Lois Elling) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/catdancing/186015425/in/photostream/



THE WEEK/WEEKEND: May 31-June 7.
May 31, 2012, 2:50 am
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Three Colorists: curated by Michael Walls — Eozen Agopian, Alan Kleiman, Diane Mayo
Where: Lesley Heller Workspace
When: June 6 – July 6, 2012, Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm 

Three Colorists, curated by Michael Walls, highlights the work of three artists who have several things in common: they began their professional life as painters; the oeuvre of each importantly involves the role of color; and the work of each is not only labor intensive, but also revealing of a hard-won mastery of the chosen craft.

LABAPALOOZA! MINI FESTIVAL OF NEW PUPPET THEATER FROM THE LAB
Where: St. Ann’s Warehouse
When: MAY 31-JU­NE 3  

It’s the last show before we move to our new location at 29 Jay Street! What better w­ay to say goodbye to 38 Water Street than with our 14th annual Labapalooza Festival? This year’s line-up of works-in-progress ranges from the traditional to the irreverent, from the ground breaking to the nostalgic, and from delightful to downright punk-rock.

Masterpiece Theater Curated by: Geoffrey Young
Where: Morgan Lehman 
When: May 31  - June 30 

If theatrical is the question, masterpiece is the answer.  Modesty in art is over-rated, as anyone with a Schnabel complex knows, so be prepared for the challenge of ascertaining the significance of what these artists have been cooking up over the past four months.  Yes, each can draw, paint, and employ color to bold effect, but that’s of secondary importance (the least we can expect of an artist).  What drives these artists is Imagination.  Another word for imagination is risk, another word for risk is danger, another word for danger is aesthetics.  And aesthetics, as we know, is for the birds.  But these artists aint tweeting.

Thurston Moore + Bill Nace + Joe McPhee
Where: Roulette
When: May 31, 8pm 

Three pillars of the noise and avant-jazz scene collide : Thurston Moore, singer/songwriter/guitarist for Sonic Youth, teams up with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace and avant-jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee for an evening of mind bending cacophony.

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FREE FRIDAY: Michael Alan, Alien.
May 4, 2012, 6:13 pm
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Our Free Friday this week is a new musical work from Michael Alan. Falling somewhere between “this is your brain on drugs” and lo-fi experimental the most charming elements have to be when he samples his mom for several of the tracks. Known for his Living Installation and Painting work, Alan’s CD certainly isn’t for the faint of heart but definitely worth an early listen. Hear some of the tracks below.

Buy the album here.

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THE WEEK: Nov 28-Dec 2.

MONDAY:

TALK SERIES: Poetry After the White House Jam: A Panel Discussion on the nature and Role of the Avant-Garde
This talk will focus on poets Alison Knowles (founding member of Fluxus) and Kenneth Goldsmith (Conceptual Writing figurehead) and their inclusion in the 2011 White House Poetry Jam. Specifically, thinking about Knowles and Goldsmith as “avant-garde” figures: whether there can be an avant-garde that is current and representative, and how that impulse affects/is affected by an institutional context such as the White House. Panelists include: Rod Smith,Sandra Simonds, and Steven Zultanski.



Michael Alan: Occupy Yourself… We are living Installations.

~Written by Eliott Edge

This Saturday, New York City born and raised artist Michael Alan will performing in solidarity with the occupation of Liberty Square at Judson Church entrance 55 Washington Square South.

No stranger to usurping public spaces or crossing the line between life and art, Alan will be projecting the accumulated of footage of seven year’s worth of avant-garde performances/ installations.

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MICHAEL ALAN: The Art Of Life & The Life Of Art by Mark DeMaio.
November 5, 2011, 3:28 pm
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Artist Michael Alan is as sincere an individual you’ll ever come across-which seems implausible being as he was born and raised in New York City. His lack of pretense and humble manor belies a quickly rising status. The only child of inventive, and supportive parents and raised in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the city, Alan was encouraged to explore his creative nature from an early age. Not one to look for handouts, Michael is a self-made success. Having put himself through SVA nightschool (School Of Visual Arts) by working as a club promoter (anyone remember Michael Alan’s Playhouse?), the artist answers to no one. It is precisely this independent spirit that drives him to create, and further his goal to make the world a better place through art. The concept of a Utopia, though lovely, may not be realized in our lifetime and Alan, by making people feel a bit better, perhaps putting a smile on their face and forcing them think when viewing his dramatic, and wholly original work is what makes this selfless artist so unique amidst the clawing, cloying and at times unpleasant business of the art world.This isn’t to imply that Mr. Alan is giving his work away. In fact the last couple of years have seen his works move into the double-digit price range as galleries and museums around the world are quickly catching on, and he is represented by Gasser Grunert Gallery in the Chelsea art district.

In viewing Alan’s drawings and paintings, the elegant lines he puts to paper and canvas are deceptive in their complexity. The works are beautiful at a glance but deserve to be examined closely and at length to realize and appreciate the well thought out details hiding in every piece. Alongside these, Alan’s fully evolved experimental living art pieces known as Michael Alan’s Living Installation are carefully orchestrated and get bigger, and grander in scale with each and every new installment. If you have yet to witness the spectacle of The Living Installation then I suggest you do so as soon as possible. The first time I was watched it I left literally mesmerized. Beginning with a haunting and sometimes humorous soundtrack engulfing the performance space- usually composed by the artist-the first model is in place and Mr. Alan goes to work. It’s not enough for Michael to turn others into art. He methodically transforms a human into human art by applying layers of paint, tubing, fabric, plastic, copies of his works and other materials he needs to complete the transformation. Before the first model is complete he begins work on the second while continuing to work on the first, and then he introduces a third model and so on, simultaneously working on all of the models and the space. In talking about his work Alan says, “I work in five levels like a gray-scale or the variations of tempos on a music album. From a line drawing to a slightly muted drawing to a more colorful denser work, to a collaged, multi-media layered painting, I then bring the work to the public, construct it live on my friends, and finally, take this Living Installation, de-install it and drag it back to my studio and rework the scraps, the photos, the energy of it into the next piece. This is my full circle, there is no order to the circle, which leaves me constantly open. The work is about energy, and drawing from the world, on the world, on people, and then taking parts that had humans activating the work, and reworking them into a new piece. The work in one sense is continuous. A show goes up, comes down, a circle goes round and round.”

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Michael Alan’s Living Installation: The Revolutionary Art Event That You’re Probably Missing By Emily Colucci.

Wedding/Vampyr Circus, a living installation took place on September 16th 2011 at ABC No Rio.

{Photo left: The Wedding, Dylan Morgan, Raquel Mavecq, Emil B Nasty and Miss Suzie Q, photo by Garry Boake}

If you are anything like me, you frequent Chelsea gallery openings and supposedly avant-garde art parties only to leave completely disappointed and weirdly nostalgic for the old New York art scene.  What would it be like to see Ann Magnuson, Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring at Club 57, hang out with Andy and Edie at the Factory or watch one of those bizarre, inexplicable Fluxus performances in SoHo before it was an open-air mall? Well, its time to stop that nonsense whining because a raw, inclusive, totally wild, D-I-Y art show is happening now. Michael Alan’s Living Installation has its roots in that glorious art scene that everyone seems to believe has passed.  Rather than endure another self-involved and nearly delusional Terence Koh or Marina Abramovic performance, art enthusiasts need to wake up and experience the unexpected and nearly unexplainable Michael Alan’s Living Installation, which they did at “The Wedding/Vampire Circus,” which featured two shows at one time, on Friday at legendary punk-art venue ABC No Rio.

Not a play, a performance, a show or a happening per se, Michael Alan’s Living Installation is an art piece where artist Michael Alan turns a group of performers into living art objects, using every material he can get his hands on. A native New Yorker, Alan has distilled the New York art and culture he grew up in and created an entirely new, crazy experience that runs about 6 hours. From paint to glue to baby powder to wild masks made from doll parts, pieces of paper and toys, the appearance of the performers begins to look like an experimental fashion photo-shoot, which is probably why Marie Claire Italy was one of the magazines excited about the Living Installation rather than the ancient, conservative art journals.

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Michael Alan: The Living Installation, Where The Wild Things Are, August 6th 2011.


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The Weekend: June 10-12.
June 10, 2011, 12:35 am
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FIGMENT ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

JUNE 10-12

FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year—in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support. (READ MORE.)
FULL LISTING OF EVENTS.

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Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities AT MAD.

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