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Jack Smith, Artwork, Ephemera and Photography at Boo-Hooray
Opening Party, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 6-9
Exhibit Open Everyday, 11-6, February 15 – March 10
RSVP FOR THE OPENING HERE
Jonas Mekas and Johan Kugelberg present “Wait For Me At The Bottom Of The Pool,” artwork, ephemera, and photography by Jack Smith. The exhibition at Boo-Hooray opens this Valentine’s Day. Jack Smith, 1932-1989, was a master of the exotic idiom, working in theatre, underground film, photography, graphic design, drawing, and slideshows. He was one of the path-finding pioneers of American post-war underground aesthetics. Boo-Hooray is exhibiting handbills, posters, photographs, letters, artwork and collages by Jack Smith, spanning his times and mores.
A Survey of Nonexistence at a Glance
On view from February 28 through April 13, 2013.
Opening reception Thursday, February 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Miyako Yoshinaga is pleased to announce A Survey of Nonexistence at a Glance, the second solo show comprising new drawings and sculpture from Joseph Burwell. This exhibition is based on the idea of altering historical narratives by generating a visual system of architectures from disparate cultures that collide in time and space. A Survey of Nonexistence at a Glance examines the vestiges of a lost architectural period and its cultural byproducts.
Opening on Friday, February 15th
Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
February 8–August 4, 2013
The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction.
Inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s, English composer Thomas Adès’ 1995 chamber opera returns to BAM 15 years after its New York premiere at the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). In this new production from New York City Opera, director Jay Scheib presents his genre-defying vision, integrating technology and daring physicality to this modern opera that plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” Through the prism of Campbell’s life story, and featuring Phillip Hensher’s libretto, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.
SINGLE FARE 3
February 13th, 2013
Michael Kagan, Jean-Pierre Roy and RH Gallery are pleased to invite you to Single Fare 3. This third annual open-call exhibition invites artists to make work on a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: the New York City Metrocard! The exhibition opens at RH Gallery on February 13th and will be on view through February 22nd.
DON CRISTÓBAL, BILLY-CLUB MAN
Abrons Arts Center
February 15-March 3
For centuries, the puppet Don Cristóbal — the Spanish version of Punch — has charmed audiences with his drunken, lusty billy-club wielding antics. But does he secretly struggle with his role as the Billy-Club Man and long for love and escape? Through experimental puppetry, clowning and live music, Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man explores the violent appetites of Cristóbal’s on-stage persona and follows him off-stage to reveal his poetic possibilities. Inspired by two comedic and surreal puppet plays by Federico García Lorca, the piece features shadow, hand, and large figurative puppetry by Erin Orr and evocative original music by Rima Fand.
NATHAN SAWAYA AND DEAN WEST: IN PIECES
Feb 28, 2013 – Mar 17, 2013
LEGO® is out of the toy box and into the art gallery. New York-based contemporary artist and celebrated sculptor Nathan Sawaya is debuting a brand new collection of artwork entitled IN PIECES, a multimedia collaboration with award-winning Australian photographer Dean West.
The Foundry Theatre’s Good Person of Szechwan
Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In Brecht’s comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters — Shen Tei the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a “good person” in a brutal world.
Nadia Sirota: Baroque
To celebrate the release of her new album, Baroque (Bedroom Community / New Amsterdam), violist Nadia Sirota will perform music from the record, premiering Judd Greenstein’s “In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves” for seven violas. Sirota’s unique interpretive voice has served as muse to some of the most widely respected composers of her generation, and Baroque features works written for Sirota by Daníel Bjarnason, Paul Corley, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, and Shara Worden. This album is the follow-up to Sirota’s debut, First Things First, which was a New York Times 2009 record of the year.
GEORGE SAUNDERS & DICK CAVETT
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 7 p.m.
George Saunders, whose latest collection Tenth of December was heralded as “the best book you’ll read this year” by The New York Times, joins legendary talk show host Dick Cavett for a candid conversation about the author’s career.
Let’s Talk About Love Baby
February 14 from 6-8pm
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? If you will be in New York please come byPrinted Matter on February 14 from 6-8pm and check out the Let’s talk about love, babyproject. It is a growing collection of artist’s books that was initiated by Chido Johnson in Detroit in 2009 and has been growing steadily since, having been exhibited in cities worldwide including Addis Ababa, Chicago, Harare and now New York. There are about 250 artists participating by fabricating their personal reinterpretation of a romance novel to add to the growing LOVE LIBRARY. Each artist is individually invited through “love and respect” and shares space together on bookshelves as part of an intimately linked interconnected community.
Kenseth Armstead: INFERNO
February 07, 2013 – March 16, 2013
Churner and Churner
Churner and Churner presents Kenseth Armstead’s INFERNO, a series of graphic novel–inspired drawings that depict the true life story of the slave turned spy James Armistead Lafayette. Armstead’s fifty-one new drawings, tell the story of a double agent who helped end the American Revolution.
David Byrne (author, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, cofounder of Talking Heads) and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drummer, DJ, culinary entrepreneur, member of The Roots) come together for a one-on-one conversation.
Planetary Collective CONTINUUM Kickstarter Launch & Trailer Release
Feb 22, 2013
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Planetary Collective is a group of filmmakers, visual media creatives and thinkers who work with cosmologists, ecologists and philosophers to explore some of the big questions facing our planet at this time.
NYC Launch & Discussion: Refugee Hotel by Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman
EUNKYOUNG PARK: COLOR FROM BLACK
THE SWAY MACHINERY
The 12 Houses Festival: Part III – Charlie Waters Quartet +2 and The Ryan Sawyer Ensemble
David Mach at Forum Gallery
Echoes Of Etta featuring William Blake
THE SECRET CITY: CARNIVAL OF LOVE
ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Veveritse Brass Band with Special Guest, Eva Salina
New York City Opera’s The Turn of the Screw
ForeplayTragic Tattoo Tales: A Valentine’s Day Lecture and Reading with Tattoo Scholars Anna Felicity Friedman and Matt Lodder
Bubi Canal Special Moment
Aural Dystopia: New Hardcore Improv continues into 2013 with uncompromising uncomfort
CATFOX at PETE’S CANDY STORE
CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING
Lauren Henkin Lecture - RSVP Now!
“Up the Creek” with Mitch Waxman
Jefferson Market Library, Collection & Clock Tower
Jake La Botz/Salt Cracker Crazies
F*CK LOVE: A Valentines Massacre
Iphigenia at Aulis
Book Launch & Discussion: Michelle Orange (This is Running for Your Life) and James LasdunAlex Waterman: Diagesis/Mimesis
DIAMOND TERRIFIER / SNAYKHUNT + RAFT / DAVID FIRST + JEANANN DARA / ASHCAN ORCHESTRA / MARIA CHAVEZ
Taylor Mac: Music of 1890′s
UTSUYO KAKURYO: passing by the other shore
Daedelus , Salva , Ryan Hemsworth , and Samo Sound Boy
For Electronics and Instrument: Phill Niblock and Al Margolis
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Where: Storefront Bushwick
When: July 6 – August 5, 2012
Myles Bennett, Susan Bricker, Andrea Burgay,
Steven Charles, Paul D’Agostino, Jackie Hoving, Ken Kocses, Elissa Levy, Gelah Penn, Casey Ruble, and Mary Schiliro
Game Play 2012
Where: The Brick
When: July 6 – 28, 2012
The Brick is pleased to announce the fourth annual Game Play festival, taking place from July 6–28, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s festival will once again feature cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of video gaming and performance.
Matt Munisteri: CD Release
Where: Joe’s Pub
When: 7:30 PM – July 10
Where: Joe’s Pub
When: 7:30 PM – July 12
B-OUT CURATED BY SCOTT HUG
Where: Andrew Edlin
When: JULY 5 – AUGUST 18
Be out. Be outside. Be outside of it. Be outside of the box. Be outside of the system. Be out of order. Be out of control. Be out of the ordinary. Be out of your hair. Be out of your mind. Be outrageous. Be outspoken. Be out loud. Be out of line. Be out of the loop. Be out of bounds. Be outcast. Be out of the Midwest. Be out of the closet. Be out of the Middle East. Be out of gas. Be out of sorts. Be out of power. Be out numbered. Be out for blood. Be out for the count. Be out bid. Be out of pocket. Be out of debt. Be out of commission. Be out of fashion. Be out of place. Be out of sight. Be out of reach. Be out of touch. Be out to lunch. Be out of breath. Be out of time. Be out of space. Be out of body. Be out of this world.
Where: The Stone
When: 7/10 Tuesday
Jason Lescalleet Solo Tapeloops/Diamond Terrifier
Where: The Stone
When: 7/8 Sunday
Diamond Terrifier is Sam Hillmer of Zs. Diamond Terrifier is Sam’s saxophone and electronics solo incarnation. Named after the english translation of the indo-tibetan god-name Vajrabairahva, Diamond Terrifier is concerned with the potential positive qualities of destruction as mediated by noise/drone sheets of sound music
15/30 a Joint Celebration
Where: Superfine (located at 126 Front St., Brooklyn, NY 11201)
When: Monday, July 16 from 6-9pm
Dumbo Arts Center and Triangle have teamed up with Superfine to present: 15/30 a joint celebration of our mutual anniversaries.
“Taboo”: Beinart Collective Group Exhibition
Where: Last Rites Gallery
When: July 7th
Works featured in this exhibition explore the theme unashamedly, fearlessly and sometimes with humour. Breaking the “taboo” is usually considered objectionable by society, whether it be a violation of something held sacred or a threat against traditional beliefs. In a society run riot with political correctness, this exhibition has given an exceptional group of artists a forum to challenge, surprise and even confront the public.
Where: Dixon Place
When: July 1-31
The 21st Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture: theater, dance, music, burlesque, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT!, the oldest continually running GBLTQ festival in the world, has been a pioneer of queer arts & culture for over 20 years. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as a model for other queer festivals across the globe, & offers an artistic refuge to so many passionate voices in our community. As in past years, 2012 promises to be diverse & inclusive with over 200 artists presenting work that push your buttons, stir your emotions & deliver explicit, flat out entertainment.
NYARTS Summer Launch Party
Where: Tribeca Hotel
When: July 11
To celebrate the arrival of our Summer 2012 issue of NY Arts Magazine we are hosting a launch party. Please join us at Tribeca Grand Hotel on Wednesday, July 11th from 7 to 10 pm.
Rachael Senchoway’s “Luminous Opera”
Where: Con Artist
When: 07.05.2012 to 07.27.2012
Rachael Senchoway’s “Luminous Opera” reorders experience. Neons, glitter, and polka-dots gild references to Toulouse-Lautrec and Fragonard. Fantasy elements are synthesized through ambiguous time periods – frosted with decadence and kitsch, sprinkled with Victorian wigs and prissy Rococo faces. Rachael Senchoway seeks to free images from their historical confines, to re-contextualize and disorient dated themes. Senchoway wants her work to be unabashedly itself, no matter how fleeting.
Arthur Doyle and his New Quiet Screamers/Man Forever
Where: The Stone
When: 7/11 Wednesday
Guernica Magazine Salon
Where: Le Poisson Rouge
When: Fri., July 06, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Movie Mike Presents: Ray Bradbury in 16mm!
Where: Spectacle Theater
When: July 6th
Movie Mike and Spectacle are pleased to present a tribute to the late, great science fiction luminary Ray Bradbury in ultra-rare 16mm. We’ll see a 1963 TV documentary in which the author explains himself, followed by some short films based on his stories.
Trace of Purple Sadness: LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
When: July 5-7 | 8:00 PM , July 8 | 5:00 PM
Meditative dance and poetic video design unify in a mesmerizing experience constructed by LEIMAY, the duo behind CAVE, The NY Butoh Festival and the Soak Festival.
|| Northern Spy Festival presents
Where: Cotton Candy Machine
When: July 7th to August 5th, 2012
Jessicka Addams, Aiko, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Andrew Bell, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Zoe Byland, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David M Cook, Dave Cooper, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Tristan Eaton, Camilla d’Errico, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Doze Green, Dan Grzeca, Fred Harper, Jason Holley, Thomas Hooper, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, JK5, James Jean, Jeremyville, Nathan Jurevicius, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, Henry Lewis, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Sara Antoinette Martin, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Martin Ontiveros, Alex Pardee, Joshua Petker, London Police, Anthony Pontius, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Jay Ryan, Souther Salazar, Isabel Samaras, Erik Mark Sandberg, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimal, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Bwana, Spoons, Jeff Soto, Timba Smits, Sucklord, Diana Sudyka, Lamour Supreme, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Miss Van, Adam Wallacavage, Lindsey Way, John Wayshack, Eric White, and Chet Zar.
This exhibition by the WochenKlausur “NPOs-in-residence”,chashama highlights works from the chashama Collection that accentuate the diversity of media and subject matter tackled by their artists. Founded by Anita Durst in 1995, chashama has been at the forefront of the movement to provide vital opportunities to artists of all stripes and expose new audiences to art through creative space redistribution. Landowners donate temporarily vacant properties that chashama recycles into creative hubs, and grants to artists, organizations and youth arts programs at free or highly subsidized rates. chashama will be at the ACFNY from July 9 to 22.The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support this special organ concert by renowned German organist Ulrike Wegele at Riverside Church in Manhattan, which will include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and a 2011 composition by Franz Zebinger. Wegele’s repertoire embraces the works of pre-Bach masters as well as compositions for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach, the classical period, the Romantic period, as well as the music of the 21st century.
Falu is a classically-trained Indian singer best known for blending ancient classical Indian melodies with contemporary western sounds. She has worked with and performed alongside a wide array of talented artists including A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Yo-Yo Ma (in The Silk Road Project), Philip Glass and Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic), and had the honor of performing at President Obama’s first State Dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Her music has also been recognized in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Times of India.In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940′s, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music – mostly ranchera – and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990′s, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music’s popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice
Riepl & Co. Marianas Trench Discoveries Inc.
Where: Open Source
When: Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7pm-9pm
Riepl & Co. Marianas Trench Discoveries Inc. provides deceitfully real reproductions of authentic underwater worlds, customized to the clients’ individual demands. A goldfish bowl, a bathtub or a pool – no terrain is foreign or impossible to us! Various materials are used, from the ordinary to the exotic, depending on the customers wishes and budget. No matter if fancy ceramics, brittle concrete, precious pearls or found objects from the street; the final result of every Riepl & Co. Marianas Trench Discoveries Inc. production is elegant and undoubted in style.
Opera on Tap Presents: HOT & STEAMY!
Where: FREDDYS BAR AND BACKROOM
When: Thursday, July 12th, 9pm
The season beckons us back to the age old Opera on Tap theme of Hot & Steamy this July 12th at Freddy’s! What better way to wile away those oppressively hot and windless July hours than with some steamy opera tunes and frosty beverages? OOTers will regale you with some of opera’s lushest, sexiest, most-drippiest arias and duets whilst you quench your thirst with cool, high-octane concoctions and hoppy delights as only Freddys can serve them up. Show kicks off at 9pm. NO COVER! Clothing optional!
Mapping the Equivocal (Phillip Buntin, Derek Lerner and Robert Walden)
Where: Robert Henry Contemporary
When: July 13 – August 12, 2012
A map is a representation of space or place, or of phenomena as they exist in space. They project a three-dimensional space on a 2-D plane, usually much smaller than the actual space being mapped. The best maps are often considered to be the most accurate ones, however, the assumptions, intentions, biases and preferences of the mapmaker subjectify every map. Maps convey nonlinear and simultaneous knowledge. In a single glance a viewer can tell what’s going on over the whole map at a single moment in time, a Gestalt. The three artists in this exhibition use what could be considered “thematic maps” to explore ideas related to hermeneutics, biology, environmental degradation and ontology.
…Is This Free?
When: July 6 – September 22, 2012 Opening receptions will take place on: Fri. July 6, Fri. August 3, Fri. August 31
Curated by Marco Antonini, this project will consist of three exhibitions, featuring artworks, ephemera and publications that have been mostly conceived and produced to be freely distributed. Historically relevant artworks, ephemera and publications loaned from private collections will be presented side by side with contemporary work by emerging artists, including a series of project-specific artworks commissioned to emerging artists. Community high-school students and members of our audience will be involved in the production of open-source artworks and instructional pieces, producing work that will ultimately become part of the three exhibitions.
Where: Le Poisson Rouge
When: Sat., July 07, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Where: Joe’s Pub
When: 9:30 PM – July 11
When: Friday, July 6//
Iktus Percussion w/ Taka Kigawa , Phyllis Chen and and music of John Cage
Where: Le Poisson Rouge
When: Sun., July 08, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Donovan Frankenreiter/Rayland Baxter
Where: Brooklyn Bowl
When: Fri, July 6, 2012
Rayland Baxter – is a gentleman, a singer of songs, a teller of tales, a picker of strings, a thinker of things. Born in the untamed hills of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, he tells a story unlike any other, a story that is true and full of unraveling emotion. There are no lines drawn, no box to be found, in the world of rayLand Baxter.
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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.
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second collaboration video project with readymade777. mashup made from “stripping perceptions” and the short silent film “fall of the house of usher ” (1928)
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“Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, a collection of art works by Terrance Hughes
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8th, 6 – 9pm
For Hughes, this upcoming show is a concoction of two inpirations: Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed, and Coonskin, an animated film by Bakshi. Flight to Canada tells the story of Raven Quickskill, 40’s, and Leechfield slaves who run away from their master, Mr. Swille, in search of freedom. Coonskin tells the story of Brother Rabbit, Preacher Fox, and Brother Bear, who flee the American South during the 1970s in search of liberation. Using satire, sex, violence, identity, and history to tell the stories of their characters, both Reed and Bakshi make clear that transformation can only come from within—a theme that is the cornerstone of Hughes’ work and that resonates deeply in his life. Consequently, there is “Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, which is Hughes’ vision of a sequel that will never happen. The show serves as homage and “thank you” to the great works of Reed and Bakshi and is a representation of Hughes’ love of the lost art of animation. Terrance Hughes was born in 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives and works in New York City. He is a self-taught artist, whose work deals with different periods of Black American history and issues surrounding cultural and social identities. Hughes’ works consist of two elements: graphite and charcoal on paper to create rendered portraits and landscapes from photo references, which are meant to mimic the photo itself, complete with imperfections; and animation Cel Vinyl on acetate, providing stark contrast through its vivid color and three-dimensional effect. It is his belief that the lost art of animation deserves a place in the art world.
Hughes has had recent exhibitions at Modern Eden, San Francisco, The Cheaper Show, Vancouver, and Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis. In March, Hughes participated in a group show to benefit Japan relief at graphite., Williamsburg.
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Peter Evans, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, saxophone; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kevin Shea, drums.
The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking. (READ MORE.)
Summer Group Exhibition 2011
August 4 to August 27, 2011
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the 2011 Summer Group Exhibition showcasing 17 artists, including established gallery regulars and several newcomers to the gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists:
Cameron Gray, Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.
xperi-MENTAL Festival 3
August-5, 6, 7
Three days or avant garde and experimental music madness!
Curated by Robert L. Pepper (PAS) and Valerie Kuhne (Prehistoric Horse)
Goodbye Blue Monday
J Train to Kosciusko St
Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery
August 5th through August 27th A.I.R Gallery will host Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6-9pm.
Gallery Hours during this exhibition: Thursday 5:30 – 8:30pm, and Fri – Sun, 11 to 6pm.
A Monthly Night of Accordion-Driven Variety
The first Monday of every month, David F. Slone, Esq. invites you to join him in a celebration of the beauty of the bellows with Brooklyn’s hottest underground accordionists, dancers, strippers, singers, comedians and magicians!
HOSPITAL: EPISODE 3 @ AXIS
Axis Company’s episodic play Hospital, about the interior life of a person in a terminal coma, is something of a signature for the company, which has produced a new installment of the drama nearly every year since 1997. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver’s East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House), the show is a summer downtown phenomenon beloved for its balance of horror, humor, and weirdness. The company will present the 11th production in the series July 8 – August 20.
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Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab) @ LE POISSON ROUGE.
Arturo en el Barco
w/ Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone)
presented by Substrata
7:00pm doors | 8:00pm show
$15 in advance | $17 day of show
This is a first-come, partially seated event.
Taylor Mead @The Bowery Poetry Club
June 13, 6:30pm
Mikko Innanen – alto sax, Joe Fonda – bass, Lou Grassi – drums.
06/13/2011 8:00 pm $10.
Monday, June 13 – Performance EVOLVING MUSIC Series @ Clemente Coto Velez Cultural Center
Presenting Joelle Leandre solo & Joelle Leandre / Steve Dalachinsky Duo!
7:30 – Joelle Leandre Solo Contrabass
8:30 – Steve Dalachinsky & Joelle Leandre Duo
Admission is $16 per set or $21 for the evening
At Clemente Coto Velez Cultural Center
(Suffolk St and Rivington St) F or J to Delancey/Essex
TUESDAY AND WENESDAY:
LANDON KNOBLOCK/OSCAR NORIEGA/JEFF DAVIS @UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS
Landon Knoblock – keyboard,
Oscar Noriega – alto saxophone,
Jeff Davis – drums.
06/14/2011 10:00 pm $10.
Lecture, Screening, and Discussion: “Aesthetic Justice,” with Carlos Motta and Niels Van Tomme
Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
Please join us for a lecture and screening by artist Carlos Motta, followed by a discussion with curator Niels Van Tomme.
In his lecture “Amnesia and Repression: A Series of Attempts to Establish a Memory Project of Political Conflict from an Aesthetic Practice,” Motta will discuss his recent video and performance projects Six Acts: An Experiment in Narrative Justice (2010) and Resistance and Repression (2010). In these works, Motta attempts to offer a space for the articulation of memory of political conflicts from an aesthetic perspective. He does so by using the concept of “narrative justice,” a notion of justice detached from the judicial field and focused on narrative and communication as pillars of possible reconciliation. The lecture reflects on unresolved instances of political violence in Colombia and Honduras—instances that unveil a lack of a culture of memory and of social justice.
This event is organized within the framework of Provisions Learning Project’s “Aesthetic Justice” exhibition on view at the Lambent Foundation in New York until 22 June 2011. The exhibition features the works of Alyse Emdur, Rajkamal Kahlon, Carlos Motta, and Larissa Sansour, and can be viewed by appointment, Tuesday to Thursday, 11 am to 4 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6-8 PM
Featuring visual responses to a collaborative sound piece by artists John Aslanidis, Katy Dove, Phoebe Hui, Sophie Hunter, Miler Lagos, John O’Connell, Gonzalo Puch, and Zane Saunders.
Recess @ Kidd Yellin
133 Imlay Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Tuesday, June 14th- Photographer and video artist, Rob Carter, will give an audio visual presentation of his work at the Red Hook outpost of Recess Activities, in collaboration with Kidd Yellin. He will discuss the evolution of his work and screen several animations, including some new unseen projects. (READ MORE.)
Award-winning puppet company Drama Of Works premieres their new historically-based full-length puppet theater piece in progress, Leakey’s Ladies. A collaboration with playwrights Crystal Skillman, Rachel Hoeffel and Erin Courtney, Leakey’s Ladies explores the work of female primatology pioneers; Birutė Galdikas, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey.
LUMEN BENIFIT @Spattered Columns
491 Broadway, fifth floor, Manhattan
Come down to Spattered Columns for one heck of a party. Check out a performance by Quinn Dukes McDivitt, and videos by Matthew Sleeth and Sander Houtkruijer. Music by DJ Mountains. Our sponsor BOMB Lager will be there handing out free merchandise ALL NIGHT LONG.
All proceeds from the party go to the participating LUMEN artists and curators. Tickets are pretty cheap, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Where else does $10 get you food, drinks, art, and cool people??
Get your tix: http://statenislandarts.org/lumen.html
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition, Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists, running from June 16 through July 29, 2011. Over the past decade, while the West consumed new art from China, a young generation of Chinese artists imagined America as the center of contemporary art discourse. This exhibition showcases a group of young Chinese artists and their thoughts and responses to America as an exotic and remote source of inspiration. (READ MORE.)
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Please join us on Thursday, June 16 for NYFA’s literary mingle, a gathering of NYFA Fellows in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Writers, as well as editors, agents, and the rest of New York’s literary community.
Wine and cheese will be served
$5 suggested donation to support NYFA Current, NYFA’s online arts magazine
June 16th – July 16th, 2011
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, June 16th, 6-8pm
Best Coast w/ Those Darlins
A Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund Benefit
A Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund Benefit
UGLY ART ROOM PRESENTS:
The Man, The Myth, The Moustache, a solo exhibition of Scott Chasse’s
paintings of Burt Reynold’s at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) a
Beer Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. June 11-July 18, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, June 16, 8-10pm.
Noise Jam, an exhibit at The Gutter Brooklyn (200 No. 14th St), in
which musicians participating in the Northside Music Festival will
submit cell phone photos to explore the accessibility of experiences.
Opening reception: June 16, 2011, 10pm-12am.
27 Bowery, at 2nd Street, Manhattan
BLOOMSDAY @ ULYSSES FOLK HOUSE.
Thursday, June 16 starting at 11:30am
BLOOMSDAY At Brooklyn Lyceum Cafe
Thursday June 16th 8pm
- It’s Bloomsday, the 16th of June, in the Brooklyn Lyceum Cafe. You are very welcome to join our resident Joycean scholar, Emmet Mc Gowan, in a casual celebration of this great day.
Bloomsday, named after the protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, is an annual commemoration of Joyce’s life, and is a beloved Dublin tradition. The day typically involves food, drink, and readings and reenactments of excerpts from Joyce’s 265,000 word epic novel.
Our humble nod to Bloomsday will be a spontaneous evening of recitation and quaffing. We dedicate this evening to The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, who in 1920 objected to the book’s content and took action to keep the book out of the USA.
Ulysses was banned until 1933.
Bring along a copy if you have one.z
Tickets: This event is FREE.
SUPERCODA Thursday, 6/16. 8-11 A musical sandwich, with a classical septet in the middle @ CAFE ORWELL
1. A new trio by Sean Ali/Carlo Costa/Frantz Loriot
2. Achordial Brio – performing new compositions instrumented for oboe, english horn, bassoon, piano, bass clarinet, cello, violin
3. Allison Tartalia. Partner in crime of Achordial Brio.
June 16-18 | 8 pm | $20
Subject of the Academy Award-winning Man On Wire, Philippe Petit comes down to earth for three special evenings to share stories from his life as a creator and performer. WIRELESS! is a 90-minute, one man tour de force that is touching, funny, clever, and extemporaneous. Philippe reveals and demonstrates how he taught himself magic, juggling and the high wire.
Henry Chung continues his exploration of obsolete technologies as metaphor for the changes and complexities of contemporary life in a series of portraits of computer enhanced images culled from flea markets and garage sales, rendered in computer punch tape. (READ MORE.)
Cooper-Moore & William Parker@ THE STONE.
Cooper-Moore (multiple instruments) William Parker (multiple instruments)
The Books @CELEBRATE BROOKLYN
Friday, June 17 / 7:00pm / gates 6:00pm
With their dizzying folktronica—a mix of innovative instrumentation and songwriting with obscure found sound and speech samples—and perfectly calibrated, hallucinatory quick-cut video collages, THE BOOKS “remain more or less a genre of one… the flotsam and jetsam of American culture aren’t a cheap joke to the Books, but a source of endless discovery and joy.” (Pitchfork) JUNIP, the band that predates Swedish-Argentine singer José González’s solo stardom, conjures an expansive and mesmerizing take on his songs in which “González’s classical guitar and weightless tenor float over soul jazz, Afrobeat, Ethiopian funk and krautrock.” (Rolling Stone) With the “haunting, ethereal, and beautifully melodic” (Paper Magazine) bedroom pop of in-demand pianist and composer Thomas Bartlett’s DOVEMAN. Sponsored locally by Aguayo Realty Group.
Greetings Art fans! In celebration of Father’s Day, the Observatory Things-That-Move Dept. invites you all to take a peek at procreation! In nature, talents can be predisposed, and passed on from generation to generation. Families like the Gentileschis, the Peales, the Bachs, the Wyethes, and most recently, the Kominsky-Crumbs have all made a strong case for this heredity thing; the Bush presidencies, not so much, but hey, it’s a crap shoot! Anyway, our latest show is about a wee dynasty of painters named Corrigan, and through their family oddments, we will examine art, eccentricity, and the vagaries of genetic code.
Fowler Arts Collectiveis pleased to be participating in this summer’s Northside Open Studios event which will be taking place in the Williamsburg/ Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19. NOS coincides with the L Magazine’s Northside Festival of music, art, film, and ideas.
Please join us for a reception celebrating the launch of Northside Open Studios on Friday, June 17 from 7-11pm. We will also be open during the day Sat. + Sun., June 18 + 19 from 12-6pm for Northside Open Studios.
Fowler Arts Collective, 67 West Street, #216, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Fowler has a nice lounge area to rest your tired feet during the weekend, and we will have maps and information about the participating NOS studios and corresponding events.
Fowler’s 18 artist studios will be open for visitors the entire weekend, and our exhibition, Paint It Now, continues to rock the Fowler gallery.
Fowler studio artists include: Elana Alder, Melissa Dyanne Bartlett, Catherine Behan, Cameron Bishop, C.M. Butzer, Scott Chasse, Jennifer Galatioto, Daniel St. George, Andrew Gordon, Paul Hoppe, Heidi Howard, Aya Kakeda, Deanna Lee, Michael Aaron Lee, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Cecelia Post, Krista Quick, Tory Sica, Kim Sielbeck, Hannah Lamar Simmons, Ramon Urenia, James Vanderberg, Jing Wei, and Fletcher Williams.
For more information on our current exhibition, Paint It Now, go here: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/paintitnow2011.html
Performance Space 122′s longest running series kicks it up a few notches for this demolition derby of theatre, dance, music, and video installation as part of the 30th Anniversary RetroFutureSpective Festival.
Join us for hard core performance during what “always ends up exploding into an all-out party.” – Flavorpill
Hosted by Murray Hill
Performances by Salley May, Alien Comic, Tigger!, Janet Clancy, John Kelly, Andrew Schneider, The Factress aka Luc Sexton, The Dazzle Dancers, Julie Atlas Muz, Urban Bushwomen, Joe E Jeffreys, Miss Joan Moosey, Gina Vetro, Jonathan Berger Music by Hank & Cupcakes, Rockman
Friday-Sunday, June 17-19 and 24-26, 2-10pm
Known for transforming narrative into something richer, stranger, and ineluctably feminine, OBIE Award-winning PearlDamour (Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour) join forces with New Orleans-based visual artist Shawn Hall for a hybrid project: part visual art installation, part theater performance that unfolds over an extended eight-hour interval. Beginning with an empty stage, PearlDamour, Hall, and a team of performer-workers transforms The Kitchen’s theater from floor to ceiling, constructing and then dismantling an elaborate evolving environment evocative of an old growth forest at one moment and a spectacular deep-sea landscape the next. (READ MORE.)
A collection of new works from emerging voices in contemporary drawing.
Featuring works by:
_AILENE de SOUZA HOWELL
Hyperallergic: Mail Art Show
SUPERCODA @ CAFE ORWELL: Rhymes with Opera and the West End String Quartet. They will be taking over Cafe Orwell for the Evening. They are an organization that is committed to presenting opera in unexpected spaces. Excellent.
JUNE 18th: Out of Sight, Ellen Kooi
JUNE 18th: THE COOPER UNION END OF YEAR SHOW
JUNE 18th: ISABELLA KIRKLAND @FEATURE INC.
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Paint It Now installation in progress
This past Sunday, I took a moment to swing by Fowler Arts Collective in Greenpoint. I had the opportunity to speak with founder Cecelia (aka Lia) Post and Scott Chasse, one of the curators of the upcoming Paint It Now show which will be part of this year’s Northside Open Studios. Paint It Now opens Friday, May 27 from 7 to 10pm with an additional reception for NOS is June. We appreciate them taking the time to chat with us! Read or listen below!
The 22 Magazine: First off, I just wanted to talk to you about how Fowler started. What year did you start?
Lia Post (Founder): It’s only been about a year. I came in July of 2010. So, last Summer. This July will be our official anniversary, but our first show was just in October, so its been about eight months now.
The 22: What show was that [the first show]?
LP: It was called ENTER, it was a big group show with some of my studio artists and some friends from the neighborhood. It coincided with the first Greenpoint Open Studios-oh actually it was the second! …of the Open Studios in Greenpoint and it coincided with a big light festival called [Bright to Light]. It was a good way to start off the space.
Bright to Light: Nuit Blanche in Greenpoint, part of the opening of Fowler Art Collective
The 22: And you came from Philadelphia?
LP: Yes. Originally I’m from South Carolina, and I’ve kind of lived all over the place, but my most recent was Philadelphia. I went to an MFA program at The University of Pennsylvania and moved to New York after that. So I’ve been in New York for about two years now.
The 22: On the blog it said you got laid off and decided to open to a collective. Exactly how did you do that?
LP: Well the first year in New York was really hard. It was in the midst of no one having any jobs, so I was trying to do a lot of freelance work and that’s sort of hard. Finally I was able to get a waitress job and I had that for a few months, got laid off, and I was just like “Oh my God I can’t even keep a regular restaurant job.” So it was kind of out of a sense of the bottom, and having to figure out something to do, and I was really missing the artists community I had in Philly before I came here and knew there was a good artists community in the neighborhood. [So it was] wanting to kind of find a way to connect with that community, [and then] I sort of impulsively [decided] to make this whole thing and got a few friends to help me. It kind of evolved from wanting to have a live/work space with friends and I found all these really interesting huge commercial spaces in Greenpoint, which is really exciting because I live in Greenpoint. So that evolved, and I did the budget and realized I could have a gallery along with studio spaces, if I rented out the studio spaces. I got some friends to help me build the walls and it was good to go. It filled up pretty fast. Scott was actually one of the first artists that came when none of the walls were built and was like, “yeah, I’ll do it, I’ll take a studio. “
The 22: So, are you funded by anyone?
LP: It’s pretty self-sufficient. I put a large investment [in] myself. I got a small business loan and [had some] small savings. Mostly I just had to fund the start-up costs, like the walls. Almost right away it was running itself with the studio spaces. So that’s really good, it worked out well. I’m starting to look into getting funding with indiegogo and I just got fiscally sponsored with Fractured Atlas so that will sort of start helping us in getting some grants and things.
The 22: Great, so this show is Scott and one other curator? [To Scott] So do you want to tell me a little about what this show?
Scott Chasse: Sure, it’s a show that we actually did, Thomas Buildmore and I, two times now in Boston-in 2008 and 2010. [Basically] we’re taking a handful of painters that we either know personally or respect and have been able to connect with, and we’re putting them all in the same room. We’re providing the paint itself, we’re providing the material and we mix it down to a certain viscosity, we try to control that and that’s about it. We just set them loose, they’re able to paint on the walls, react to the space, react to each others work and at the end our goal is to have this giant cohesive painting installation that just takes over the space but is unified by the control of the materials. We explain to the artists up front that we want to see this opaque black directly on the white, the harsh contrast, as opposed to them being able to water it down to gray or mix it with white, or mid-tones, we don’t want any of that we just want harsh black on white.
The 22: So the viscosity, was that for any reason?
SC: It’s A) the look, and B) it’s such a pleasure to work with at this viscosity. We get that feedback from the artists all the time. It’s just so enjoyable to use the paint and it’s actually a specific brand. I’m happy to say Lascaux sponsored this show very generously. They handed us some product and we have always cut it down the same way, since day one. We were actually just buying it for the very first show, out-of-pocket, and we are continuing to develop our relationship [with Lascaux]. It was really nice of them to give us a bunch of paint for this one, and everybody is really enjoying it again.
The 22: I was reading the statement and it seemed part of what you guys were trying to do was make commentary on the state and style of art, as opposed to personal interpretations and a lot of it looks really pop and street art. Does that just come from your [personal] backgrounds [or connections]?
SC: There is definitely that influence. I don’t think we’re trying to make this at all a reflection of street art, but just painting in general. Street art is just a part of painting these days. We want the show to be taken as a painting exhibit. These are painters, regardless of what their backgrounds are, and there are definitely painters in this show that are very far away from anything having to do with street art but when they are painting on the wall next to someone you might recognize from the street, it’s easy to blur those lines between which is which, and that is definitely a goal of the exhibit. To see how people are reacting to each other in the space as well as how their varied backgrounds just coexist.
The 22: So more about collaboration than anything?
The 22:So the exhibit is only the painting on the wall?
(LEFT: Morgan Anderson from Philadelphia works on
the Paint It Now installation.)
SC: It will be eighty percent painting on the wall and we’re going to hang some of the 2D and 3D work from the artists. Probably eight to ten pieces. We’ve actually saved one wall in the space [for that].
The 22: What are the dates of the show?
SC: It opens on May 27th. The opening reception is 7-10 and it runs through July 6th. And we’re going to have a 2nd party during Northside Open Studios. That is June 17th from 8-10. It will be another artist reception and that’s the Friday night of Open Studios weekend here, so it should be really fun.
The 22: I know most [of your artists] are from Brooklyn, but some of them are from Philly and Boston? Who’s coming from Philly and Boston?
SC: I think we’re at about twenty artists now, there are great people from all towns, I could go through the whole roster but I’d probably space on somebody. [laughs]
The 22: [laughs] Oh that’s fine, I totally understand!
SC: Tom Buildmore is actually based in Philly right now, but I met him in Boston, so that’s probably the connection right there. That’s why we are still dipping into the Boston pool and we’re actively participating in the Philly pool. Tom’s down there right now, he has a great space down there called Stupid Easy. It’s almost like this, just a smaller version. It doesn’t have a whole bunch of studios, it’s just a room they use for a production studio and they use it as a gallery as well. So he’s really connected with the scene in Philly.
The 22: And where did you guys meet?
SC: Boston, MA. At this building, The Distillery, in South Boston where we both had studio space. And that building [in the main lobby] is where we did the first two Paint It Now shows.
The 22: Are you both painters?
SC: Yes we are.
The 22: So is there anything interesting on the horizon for the space?
Lia Post: Well this show I’ve been really excited about. Scott and Thomas have been planning it for a really long time so its nice it’s finally coming together. So this will be up for most of our summer. Right now I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do for the next show, but it’s probably going to allow the show to evolve. So I’ll probably sand out some of the pieces and then have a show of studio artists. More of a process based show, so they kind of collaborate in the gallery together, or have a long-term process going on. I think there will be another one of the light shows that we had last October so that will be our anniversary, and I [want] to have a studio [show along with that]. After that I have some friends coming from Philly that were part of my MFA program that are going to come and do a show. Photo based and paper based, I think. It should be really interesting. Then, two Australian artists are going to come and do a really short kind of performance based piece in the fall.
The 22: How many studios do you have now?
LP: There are eighteen built studios. All kind of varying sizes. A lot of people share the larger spaces. I think there are about twenty-five artists working in here now. The spaces range from a hundred square feet to over two hundred square feet.
The 22: And you do photography as well?
LP: Yep, we built this photo wall, so that’s been fun. It’s been kind of slow. I’m a photographer and I don’t even know how I’m going to use it yet but it’s been a nice resource to have.
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Futurefarmers, a San Francisco–based art collective, creates projects that are diverse both in terms of production and in their strategies of audience engagement. Recent projects include lunchboxes that incorporate hydrogen-producing algae, antiwar computer games, and the Urban Garden Registry (2008), an online map of unused land sites in San Francisco that are feasible for gardening and food production. If anything typifies a Futurefarmers project, it is the balance of both critical and optimistic thought and the use of both inventive and pragmatic design elements. In 2005 the group examined the vanishing art of shoemaking in the installation Shoelace Exchange; for the Guggenheim’s Intervals series the group further investigates this craft with a site-specific installation for the museum.