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.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala & Concert with Andrew Bird
Friday, June 10, 2011
(rain or shine)
Prospect Park Bandshell
Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West
[DIRECTIONS TO THE BANDSHELL]
5:30pm Cocktails & Dinner
7:00pm Presentations in the Gala Tent
8:15pm Opening Night Concert with Andrew Bird (free to the public)
10:00pm After-Party with CHERYL, for Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn & Gala Guests
BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL: Garifuna Wonder Tales
Friday, June 10, 7-9pm
1474 Bushwick Avenue (Bushwick)
Truly Yours, Eudora Welty: An Evening About Writing and Influence
Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
Admission free; no tickets or reservations required.
Celebrate the launch of Granta 115: The F Word and the publication of What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell featuring actor Rhonda Keyser, authors Sheri Holman and Maud Newton. Moderated by Patrick Ryan, assistant editor of Granta magazine. (READ MORE.)
REBELLION REVOLUTION RESURRECTION
When Lucifer was in heaven, he refused to be God’s servant – he believed in his free will. Though he loved God, he rebelled. He believed it was better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven. And then God created Earth, and Man. Curious, Lucifer came up from hell to see God’s creation. (READ MORE.)
Violet Times presents: Foggy Notion @LIVE WITH ANIMALS.
Friday June 10th, 2011 – Opening nite party
Garbage River (featuring Timmy Vulgar & Jimbo Easter)
+ special guest: Sightings
DJ Acapulco Rodriguez
graphite. is pleased to announce “FASCINATION”, a collection of artworks and painting by emerging artist Lisa Alisa. Through paintings in her upcoming show, Alisa exhibits her fascination with life as she knows it: nature, animals, music, sound, human behavior, and interactions between different cultures. The vibrant dynamics and color of her work and the coy but honest expression of her paintings, though fantastical, accurately mirror the artist’s straightforwardness. “I wish I can be perfect to make everyone happy and enjoy my work,” Alisa comments. “But great teachers have taught me that no one can be perfect. Our mistakes are just mistakes, it’s not our personality.” (READ MORE.)
Sea Worthy: an Exhibition @EFA Project Space
June 10 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: June 10, 2011, 6 – 9 pm
EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom. The show includes installations, models, prints, drawings, photos, videos, and various other musings by artist-seafarers who generously impart their experience of the sea in order to refresh our perception of the land. (READ MORE.)
Friday, June 10th, 6-8PM
Please join us at the Printed Matter storefront for a book launch and signing with Gwen Allen. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Ave, between 21st and 22nd Street in New York.
Saturday, June 11th, 6PM
Printed Matter and Triple Canopy present Volume Number, a discussion of the past, present, and future of artists’ publications. Allen will give a brief presentation of this history, followed by a discussion of its relationship with a variety of contemporary publishing projects, from multimedia journals to generative archives to e-books. Participants include Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Angie Keefer (The Serving Library), Matt Keegan (==), David Platzker (Specific Object), and Colby Chamberlain (Triple Canopy), who will moderate. DIA:Chelsea is located at 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor, New York (READ MORE.)
* THE HUNGER @MAD
*The Super Coda by Max Johnson @ CAFE ORWELL.
9:00 – David Schnug Quartet
10:00 – Max Johnson Trio
Aaron Burnett – Tenor Saxophone
Xander Naylor – Guitar
Nick Jozwiak – Bass
James Muschler – Drums
*Book Arts Lounge: The Rotating Ring @Center for Book Arts.
We will be constructing a continuous flexagon called the Rotating Ring, which turns into itself over and over – and after making the first model, participants will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of developing kaleidoscopic mini- narratives through carved wine corks. (READ MORE.)
*BACK TO THE BASEMENT: EROTIC ART FAIR AND SALE
*The Company of Men @ Michael Mut
*Trisha Brown Dance Company Roof Piece
*Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist
*The Comic Book Theater Festival @ The Brick
LAST CALL: JUNE 10th and 11th
|NEW MUSIC CONCERT –GAMELAN SON OF LION @ TENRI INSTITUTE
June 11, 2011 8:00 PM
WATCH VIDEOS/LISTEN TO MUSIC.
Gamelan Son of Lion is a new music repertory ensemble based in downtown New York City specializing in contemporary pieces written for the instruments of the Javanese gamelan. There are about a hundred active gamelan ensembles in the United States at the current time (see American Gamelan Institute’s Directory). Gamelan Son of Lion now rates among the oldest of these, having performed continuously since 1976. It is also one of the few in this country which operate independently of institutions as a professional music ensemble.The ensemble was begun by a core group of composers: Barbara Benary, Daniel Goode, and Philip Corner. (See Jody Diamond’s essay Gamelan Son of Lion in the Early Years.) Its repertoire centers on new compositions by these and other American composers, both ensemble members and commissioned guests. The repertoire represents a variety of contemporary music styles. The gamelan has also performed experimental works by Indonesian composers, a number of pieces involving gamelan with electronic music, and several theatre works involving opera, wayang kulit, multimedia and dance. More than a hundred pieces have been premiered by the ensemble since its inception.
|CLICK HERE for more information on the GAMELAN SON OF LION|
BERN NIX TRIO
with Bern Nix – guitar, Francois Grillot – bass and Jackson Krall – drums.
06/11/2011 10:00 pm $10.
The Great Brooklyn Storytelling Event
Saturday, June 11, 1-4pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central
Join us on Saturday, June 11, 7-10pm, for our 2011 Benefit Party and Performance. This year we present Paradise Bizarre, a Fairground of Acts, Exhortations and Seductions, a carnival-bazaar of music, dancers, writhers, preachers, strumpets, fixers, puppets, therapists – in intimate interactions – designed to save your soul or make you forget you ever wanted to. (READ MORE.)
NYWC 6th Annual Write-A-Thon! Saturday, June 11
Change what it means to Marathon!
Write your a** off for a great cause!
Check out our Write-A-Thon Facebook page and blog!
*Devote a day to writing
*Meet other writers
*Attend free creative writing workshops
*Inspiring lunch time talk by bestselling novelist/playwright/poet Jessica Hagedorn!
*Help NYWC’s free creative writing programs
for the formerly homeless, at-risk youth, seniors & others
*Prizes for top pledge-getters
*Raise or donate a minimum of just $150!
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Free lunch and light breakfast will be served!
Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Didier Massard is a magician of invention within the genre of fabricated photographs. He was born and raised in Paris where he received his Baccalaureate degree in art and archaeology from the University of Paris in 1975. For twenty-five years he executed commercial work as a still photographer for clients in the world of fashion and cosmetics, photographing for labels including Chanel, Hermes, and many others. (READ MORE.)
The Super Coda presents: All Made Up! @ CAFE ORWELL
Featuring performances by:
Jon Mizrachi – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jon-Mizrachi-as-in-the-musician/137389872984597?sk=wall
Dan Voss – http://www.reverbnation.com/danvoss
Caleb Burhans – http://www.calebburhans.com/
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH featuring STEVE SWELL
THE STEVE SWELL TRIO with Steve Swell on trumpet,
Ken Filiano on bass and Andrew Drury on Drums.
06/12/2011 11:30 am $15. / just music and videos: $10.
BAC PRESENTS, Stories in the Park
Sunday, June 12, 7-9pm
Lefferts Historic House
Prospect Park, use Flatbush and Ocean Avenue entrance
Filmmakers Oliwia Tonteri and Iris Olsson present for discussion along with Deirdre Boyle (The New School) following program one. DocPoint’s Artistic Director-filmmaker Erja Dammert will be present for discussion along with Niki Bhattacharya (SVA) following program two.
$9 suggested donation per screening, $15 double feature price.
Christina Courtin and Brooklyn Rider@ LE POISSON ROUGE
Sun., June 12, 2011 / 10:00 PM
The adventurous, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.”” The musicians play in concert halls and clubs, in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub in New York City, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Todai-ji Temple in Japan, the Library of Congress and the South By Southwest Festival. Through creative programming and global collaborations, Brooklyn Rider illuminates music for its audiences in ways that are “stunningly imaginative” (Lucid Culture). (READ MORE.)
Join us for an all-day celebration of Pentecost on Sunday, June 12th. In Arthurian legend Pentecost was the most important feast day each year: the knights of the round table would gather (unless questing or imprisoned) to witness a miracle and feast together, celebrating their fellowship. In biblical terms it’s anniversary of the day, fifty days after Easter, when red tongues of flame descended from heaven, possessing the apostles with the Holy Spirit, causing them to preach to the masses in languages they did not know. They reportedly converted 3,000 people on the spot. Either way, sounds like fun to us… you’re invited to come dance and carouse in true medieval form. (READ MORE.)
*LAST CALL: SUNDAY JUNE 11th
Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage @ACA Art Galleries
April 30 through June 11, 2011
ACA Galleries’ exhibition of 20th and 21st century collage, FRAGMENTS 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage, reveals the scope and depth of a medium sometimes overlooked but currently gaining notice among scholars and cultural tastemakers. Spanning nearly a century, the breadth of the ACA exhibition documents how collage’s use of bits and pieces of applied materials is unique in its ability to capture physical moments of time: the created or found materials of the early 20th century, its pigments and fonts and ephemera, tell very different stories than the wildly varied, often inorganic or digital materials available to collagists working in the 21st. Collage has the ability to bring a tactile, physical experience of human history into the reality-presence of the viewer. (READ MORE.)