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Moonface with Siinai
Where: The Bowery Ballroom
When: Sat, June 30, 2012
Featuring Spencer Krug who also leads Sunset Rubdown and plays in Swan Lake. He debuted Moonface in 2009 with Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums, which consisted of a single 20-minute track. He’ll follow that up on August 2, when Jagjaguwar releases a full Moonface album called Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped.
Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt (of The Sea and Cake)/Helado Negro
Where: Mercury Lounge
When: Sat, June 30, 2012
Over the last few years Lange has collaborated with David Ellis, Brian Alfred and Nene Humphrey on sound installation work. Recently he has created a series of solo sound installation pieces ranging from Music Box HVAC systems to Floating speakers that hover playing back original site specific compositions. Lange has also worked with Bear in Heaven and Julianna Barwick as well as famed music producer Guillermo Scott Herren to produce Prefuse 73 and Savath and Savalas as an active member and contributor.
“Composing with Patterns”: Music at Mid-Century
When: Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30 pm
Listen to experimental 1950s music by composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, and Karlheinz Stockhausen in the museum’s rotunda while viewing works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies, and more in Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960. Christopher McIntyre directs an all-star ensemble featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, and Either/Or Ensemble, among others. A talk by composer R. Luke DuBois precedes the performance.
Repository: a Nuclear Waste Card Game
Where: Proteus Gowanus
When: Thursday, June 28, 8pm
We are excited to host the launch of Repository: A Typological Guide to America’s Ephemeral Nuclear Infrastructure, an informational card game created by Smudge Studio. Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse will present their graphically vivid cards and tell the terrifying tales of America’s real-life nuclear waste shell game, as part of our Future Migration segment in this Migration year.
CARA BARER AND GUY LARAMEE
Where: Foster/White Gallery
When: Thursday, July 5, 6 – 8 PM
For artist Guy Laramée, the land is full of history and stories, much like the books he sculpts. Each has a life, independent of those who travel upon its ridges or wander through its pages. Laramée carves and sandblasts carefully selected texts into detailed landscapes from timeless locations. Mountains will explore Laramée’s admiration for mountains and the life they provide.
Radiolab Live: In the Dark
Where: Theodore: BAM
When: Tue & Wed, Jun 26 & 27, 2012 at 8pm
Prepare to have your mind blown at the new live show from the hit podcast series Radiolab. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich explore the dawn of sight and the evolution of the eye in an evening that includes storytelling, music, stand-up comedy, and dance. Featuring dancer athletes, comedian Demetri Martin, and singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
When: Sun, Jul 1 at 6pm
For this special BAMcinemaFest closing day event, two of 3epkano’s founding members are joined by avant-garde cellist Erik Friedlander as they find their muse in the oldest surviving animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Under the influence of Georges Méliès’ special effects, pioneering avant-garde German filmmaker and artist Lotte Reiniger employed silhouettes of cardboard cutouts on illuminated glass to craft this dreamlike homage to The Arabian Nights, in which a prince joins forces with Aladdin and a magic horse to vanquish an army of demons.
Opening Reception: Peter Bardazzi, Peter Bocour, Joe Pimentel, Amanda Dandeneau
Where: Skylight Gallery
When:Thursday June 28th, 6-9pm
Four Solos, exhibition runs from June 25th thru August 4th
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Where: Ana Cristea Gallery
When: June 28 – August 4, 2012
Ana Cristea Gallery is pleased to present “Wish You Were Here,” a summer show of three artists from Slovakia, Romania and Belgium. The works of Andrej Dubravsky, Oana Farcas and Gideon Kiefer are masterfully painted and reflect their individual training at the highest levels of the fine art academy. Whether billboard or postcard-sized, the works command the viewer’s attention through colors, lively settings and inspired brushwork. The narratives in these works honor the role of the natural world and self-selected communities. A lake at summer camp, an artist studio or laboratory environment might appear familiar initially, but the evident strange(r) element in all three artists’ works give them charge and wisdom.
Where: Jonathan LeVine
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne + Bryan and the Haggards + Pull My Daisy
Where: Vaudeville Park
When: Mon. 7/2, show at 8pm
Legendary freak-guitarist/banjo player, Eugene Chadbourne, is getting ready to record a new album with Bryan and The Haggards for the Northern Spy record label. Eugene will also be playing a solo show at The Stone on July 5th.
WORLD ON A WIRE
Where: bitforms gallery nyc
When: June 28 – August 3, 2012
bitforms gallery is pleased to announce a summer group exhibition that features the work of seven artists: Marco Brambilla, Daniel Canogar, Yael Kanarek, Tim Knowles, Mark Napier, Casey Reas, and Marina Zurkow. Borrowing its title from World on a Wire, Rainer Fassbinder’s 1973 sci-fi film set in a cybernetics and futurology lab, the exhibition explores behavioral complexity, madness and simulation. Three projects in the exhibition are New York debuts: Mark Napier’s net.flag: ten years of flags, comprised of nearly 23,000 flags created by visitors to the net.flag website; Marina Zurkow’s The Thirsty Bird, an ecologically-charged animation informed by a recent residency in Houston, Texas; and Marco Brambilla’s RPM, a psychological video portrait of a Formula One driver’s point-of-view.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl
When: Thu, June 28, 2012
The Breakestra began as the house band for the legendary late 90′s hip hop party that Miles promoted called the Breaks. Egon from Stonesthrow Records further explains the etymology of their name: “Break. As in “breakbeat.” That ten second slice of percussive magic in the middle of a funk song that, when looped together by progressive South Bronx DJs in the 1970s, became the basis of the hip-hop movement. Arkestra. Out-there jazzer Sun Ra’s funkafied concept of the stuffy classical orchestra.” When we combine the two concepts, you have the Breakestra or in other words an orchestra that plays funky ass classic & new original breaks.
Where: Carriage Trade
When: June 29 – July 29, 2012, Opens Friday, June 29, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Traditionally highlighting the unique personality of a subject, the genre of portraiture is at odds with the increasingly disparate quality of our current experience of the self. The popularity of social media and instant communication has meant much more frequent interaction between individuals, which favors brevity and is often disconnected from place. Now being available “anytime” takes precedence over one’s location, as the disengagement of context (where and how we encounter one another) from interpersonal exchanges poses questions for the ongoing relationship between perception and identity.
AMERICA IN ARABIC – BASSEM YOUSSEF IN NYC
Where: Galapagos Art Space
When: SUNDAY JULY 1
join us for an evening with egypt’s best-known political satirist and some of america’s top arab comedians. featuring: BASSEM YOUSSEF, MAYSOON ZAYID, MO AMER, MEENA DIMIAN
Show #5:FIRST CONTACT
Where: Field Projects
When: June 28 – July 15, Opening: Thursday, June 28th, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us Thursday, June 28th, for the opening of Field Projects Show #5: First Contact. The works in this exhibition were chosen to recreate the sublime moment of an adolescent’s first discovery of the world of Science Fiction. Show # 5: First Contact includes work by Lisha Bai, Megan Burns, Lisa Rybovich Crallé, Sean Duffy, Allison Edge, Matt Frieburghaus, Shawn Gallagher, Sarah Gamble, Micah Ganske, David Herbert, Laura Kaufman, Hein Koh, Jennifer Ku, Amanda Lechner, Erica Magrey, Betsy Odom, Julia Oldham, Naomi Reis, Rachel Ritchford, Mike Peter Smith, Louis Spano, Studio AND, J.P. Roy, and Christopher Ulivo.
Max Johnson / Weasel Walter Residency Part 1
When: Thursday, July 5th 8:30
Two sets of newly and freely improvised brought to you every Thursday night in July by Max Johnson & Weasel Walter with a slew of very special guests. Come enjoy as musicians from all over collide to create sounds that you may never hear again in your life!
BEN MONDER, THEO BLECKMAN DUO
Where: Cornelia St Cafe
When: Friday, Jun 29 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
For over 15 years, the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo has been touring the U.S., Europe and Asia creating a unique approach to what might be called “jazz art song”, blurring the boundaries between jazz, classical, ambient and rock. Bleckmann’s vocal style is based on a thorough understanding of the jazz vocal tradition as well as “extended vocal techniques” (he has been a principal in Meredith Monk’s Vocal Ensemble since 1994) and also uses electronic looping and processing in order to create choral and textural soundscapes. Film fans will note that Bleckmann created the alien language used in the film Men In Black.
Pretty Lights Music Album Release: Eliot Lipp
Where: Mercury Lounge
When: Fri, June 29, 2012
Eliot Lipp didn’t choose to become one of the most looked to artists in contemporary electronic music, but somehow, Lipp’s sound, one that uses vintage gear to create a unique take on Hip Hop and House, has quickly garnered the respect among the industry’s most influential musicians and producers as well as the deep admiration among audiences worldwide.
Animal Hospital / Kevin Micka Solo
Where: The Stone
When: Sunday July 1, 10pm
During performances, Micka buries himself in a pile of electronics-shelves of effects, mixing consoles, amps and delay units-while patiently constructing a layered nest of loops consisting of live drum beats, guitar chords, scrapes, chucks, chimes, and melodies resulting in anything from more conventional songs to meticulously crafted ambient movements on to full on improvisation.
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Famous for his brazen critique of the art world William Powhida asks if his presence in a gallery space is enough to qualify as a credible exhibit. POWHIDA, on view at Marlborough Chelsea till August twelfth, strips the gallery down to nothing but the artist himself, a leather couch, two leather chairs, a coffee table, a mini fridge for beer, and a painting by Tom Sanford called “Portrait of a Genius” which shows William Powhida releasing a dove with a bottle of liquor in his right hand and a woman at his feet.
With the success of the show riding on his star power William Powhida attempted at the opening reception to grandstand presumably in parody of art celebrities. Chauffeured in a black convertible Mercedes-Benz into the gallery whose glass facade had been retracted Powhida then commenced for the most part to drink champagne and beer on the aforementioned leather couch flanked by girls before being again chauffeured out of the gallery later that evening.
“The gallery is a world unto itself” William Powhida in the show’s press release states “a social space with a highly codified set of relationships having the formal beauty of a ballet.”
On my visit to the show I was surprised to find Powhida drinking beer and playing chess with two friends. He was very amenable offering to pose in a photograph with me which I accepted. Squatting just beside the portrait by Tom Sanford a man was scraping paint from the gallery floor. Asking if I could take his picture Powhida quickly interjected saying that the gentleman was nothing more than a paintbrush and no need to ask his permission for a pic. Self-consciousness though made Powhida’s importunity unconvincing. Leaving the show I wished the artist best of luck with his endeavors.
Bad boy image aside creatively William Powhida’s talents are endless and his moxie refreshing. With prescience his artwork has the potential to shine a more telling light on the art world than his current critical gestures strive to do. Invariably with Powhida it’s the difference between court jester and crown prince.