GAY PRIDE PARADE!
SALON SERIES No.41 “At the Still Turning Point of the World” @ TENRI.
June 26, 2011
$15 General $10 Seniors/Students
Our 13th year of the Salon Series will include more guest artists than ever. No. 41 on June 26 will feature T.S. Eliot and the Aesthetics of Japanese Dance and Theater. Now in its 13th year, the Salon Series is a series of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations and performances on the performing arts of Japan held three times a year on Sunday afternoons at Tenri Cultural Institute. (READ MORE.)
ARTBOMB – JOIN THE GROWING INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN AN ACTION TO SAVE THE ARTS
Express the value of art! Show your support for culture!
On Friday the 24th June at noon local time, we need you to join this initiative in shrouding art locations across the world in coloured smoke. This visual act will be a sign of resistance against the growing disdain for the arts within societies and governments worldwide, and a sign of support for colleagues who face major cutbacks. Now is the time to act to show your appreciation and the necessity of the arts!
ARTBOMB is a peaceful art intervention initiated in The Netherlands. The Dutch Government is about to cut 40% of all cultural funding. This will result in the disappearance of a multitude of organizations that excel internationally in their field. This loss will be felt not only by the Dutch public but by the international community.
One signal, one moment, one act to show support. You can contribute visual ammunition against the disproportionate cuts to the arts budget. This visible intervention will rise up around the world where people value the arts and want to express their support for artists and cultural organizations.
Everybody who joins the ARTBOMB intervention will become part of this chain reaction and is invited to upload the photos and films of their own intervention to the website www.artbomb.nl as a token of solidarity and a symbol of strength.
WHAT IGNITE COLOURED SMOKE AND DOCUMENT THE EVENT
WHEN 12 NOON LOCAL TIME, FRIDAY 24th JUNE
WHERE ART LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE
AFTER UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES/FOOTAGE TO www.artbomb.nl
Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.
Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring cantastoria and cranky performances by 15 different theater artists and live music by The Greatest Smallest Band. Bring a picnic and the whole family. In case of rain shows will take place in the Tobacco Warehouse Tent on Water Street. (READ MORE.)
LUMEN is a cutting-edge video and performance art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront.
LUMEN will take place on June 25th, 2011 on the northern, industrial, Staten Island waterfront site of the Lighthouse Museum.
6PM – 12AM
JUST 2 minutes from the SI Ferry Terminal.
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READ ARTICLE FROM THE 22.
Pretty on the Inside @ PAUL KASMIN.
June 23 – August 19, 2011 Private View: June 23rd, 6-8pm
Paul Kasmin Gallery presents the exhibition Pretty on the Inside, organized by Erik Parker and KAWS. This is the first time that the two artists have collaborated to organize an exhibition. Pretty on the Inside includes works in a range of media by seven American artists: Todd James, KAWS, Tony Matelli, Erik Parker, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, and Karl Wirsum. At first glance, these artworks challenge the viewer through their visual intensity, but upon closer inspection, they reveal an inner beauty. Many of the artists included make ironic or subversive works, hijacking the language of cartoons and comics to both celebrate and criticize contemporary culture.
Museum of Matches by Sasha Chavchavadze
Please come help us to celebrate at a launch party at Proteus Gowanus
Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 – 9
In this non-linear memoir, Chavchavadze, an interdisciplinary artist and founder of Proteus Gowanus, creates a “pocket museum,” an archive of anecdote, artwork, artifacts, documents and photographs, opening windows into several historical moments as she searches for matches between past and present. As the author points out,
“Each of us inherits a museum of matches. Each of us is touched by war. My museum of matches contains a collection of images snapshots of reality, tossed on the floor like coins of the I-Ching. Out of the seeming chaos I watch for relationships and patterns to form.”
Enjoy wine and refreshments, and take a tour of the Museum of Matches, a one-room Cold War museum.
Formerly an annex to the gallery, the Museum has now re-opened as a project-in-residence at Proteus Gowanus.
Visit the book on the Proteotypes website
Visit the new Museum of Matches website
SURREALISM: twenty artists from the neighborhood wrestle their unconscious @ FACTORY FRESH.
Show ends Sunday, June 26 at 7pm.
Through 25 June 2011
540 W. 26th Street, Chelsea
In Nocturnes, Bickerton’s third solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, the artist revisits mankind’s antithetical attraction and repulsion to the grotesque, exotic, and sexual. Whereas previous works depicted abundant worlds of health, happiness, family, and cohesion, Bickerton has become disillusioned with the brilliance and wholesomeness that colored these preceding works, now drawing inspiration from the phrase ‘twisting and flapping in the neon wilderness’. For more information and to view images from the the exhibition, Click here
Through 25 June 2011
201 Chrystie Street, LES
Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale features three new video works by MacArthur Award winning artist Kara Walker, which draw on her own experience in the Mississippi Delta, “a region mythologized in song and popular culture but tragically depressing.” The exhibition is in collaboration with Sikkema Jenkins & Co. where a concurrent exhibition of Walker’s graphite works on paper and hand-printed texts are on view. For more information and to view images from the the exhibition, Click here
Bonnie Montgomery Trucking @ EGG AND DART CLUB
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
JAZZ FILMS BY ROBERT O’HAIRE @ UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS
ESP TV #4 Viewing Party
Culture Now: Matthew Day Jackson
Jeff Fairbanks’ 17 Piece Jazz Orchestra, “Project Hansori”, Performs Music From Mulberry Street June 30, 8:00 PM @ The Moldy Fig