Editions|Artists’ Book Fair
The 2011 Editions|Artists’ Book Fair will take place Friday, 4 November to Sunday, 6 November.
Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions and Brooke Alexander Editions, the Editions|Artists’ Book Fair has grown in size and stature to become the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest and greatest in prints, multiples and artists’ books. The Editions|Artists’ Book Fair is well known for its vibrant energy and innovation, thanks to over sixty exhibitors, presenting hundreds of artists representing New York, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, London, Paris and points in between. The Editions|Artists’ Book Fair was the first fair to offer FREE admission, initiated with the intent of introducing a broader public to the medium of prints, multiples, and artists’ books. Fourteen years later the Fair continues to do just that.
ZEN MONSTER LAUNCH PARTY
The launch event at the Brooklyn zen center, 505 Carroll Street, on friday night nov. 4 for zen monster magazine marks our 3rd issue– an unusually strong and clear statement of buddhist, non-buddhist, and trans-buddhist art, poetry, and subversive political statement — our strongest endorsement yet of gary snyder’s landmark essay “Buddhism and the Coming Revolution,” which we printed in ZM#1 back in 2008. our zen buddhist praxis here in Brooklyn and n.j. is edgy, overtly political, and aesthetically liberated from any particular form or artistic ideology. we back the Occupy Wall Street movement 100%; our art editor noah fischer has been in Zuccotti Park since day one, even demonstrating as an artist there on wall street before day one with a small group dressed up as currency, as money, and he is there today and every day.
(HESS IS MORE) GLASSLANDS, EARLY SHOW/LATE SHOW:Laser Sword, Mike Slott, Rl Grime:
Hess is More Record Release Partty! with Xenia Rubinos, and Bow Ribbons HESSTORY “If you think of a piece of music as a rubberband – I like to try and stretch it. Let’s say melancholy in one end, and humor in the other, and see how far you can take it. Bringing oppositions together. ” Welcome to the playfull world of Mikkel Hess aka HESS IS MORE.
BROCK ENRIGHT@KATE WERBLE GALLERY
Brock Enright’s first solo exhibition at Kate Werble Gallery opens on Friday, November 4th. Enright merges various media to create work charged with uncertainty. Transforming and mutilating quotidian objects, he creates scenes that flaunt their own precariousness and the chaotic process from which they emerged. The drama enacted within each piece stems from a unique system founded in violence, humor, poignancy, and personal history.
Conference of Works: Operations and Participations
The second in a series of creative production conferences, Conference of Work: Operations and Participations is part group exhibition and part non-academic theoretical thinktank.Performances and presentations taking open source forms will be enjoyed and discussed. For a schedule and complete list of presenters, check back here and on www.panoplylab.org/conference.html as the conference takes shape. Currently, participants include: Gelsey Bell, Carrie Dashow, Lindsey Drury, Alison Fleminger, Hector Canonge, Anya Liftig, Ann Hirsch, Douglas Barrett, Aliza Simons, Gretta Louw, Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN), Angela Washko, Valerie Kuehne, and others!
SPIRIT ANIMAL | BLOOD DUMPSTER COLLECTIVE, GROUP SHOW, CURATED BY KRISTEN TERRANA
A portion of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.“Spirit Animal” is a group art exhibition based on the concept that we each have an animalistic guide to help us navigate through life. The idea spans many cultures and goes back to ancient times. But today in urban areas, the animal spirit lies dormant in our natures. If we choose to embrace it, it can empower us and lead us to truth.
Shift and Weigh
Diemer and Dotson test the true nature of representation through a diverse accumulation of materials and techniques. Both artist pull inspiration from their familial roots to address the meaning of space. Layers of wax and resin rest in sediment of an otherworldly existence in Dotson’s work, while Diemer intertwines a soft array of media that wafts among a network of lines. Diemer weaves an intricate web where memories and ephemera collide, while Dotson reveals a more spatially elusive perception of reality through deep, gestural layering.
Foxy Production presents CLOUD, a group exhibition curated by London-based artist Gabriel Hartley. Cloud revisits and expands upon Surrealism, focusing on how its formal and aesthetic themes have been appropriated by a range of artists. The exhibition includes work by Sascha Braunig, Talia Chetrit, Vincent Fecteau, György Kepes, and Daniel Sinsel. Cloud takes the work of Hungarian-American artist, designer, and educator György Kepes (1906-2001) as a starting point. Originally an assistant to László Maholy-Nagy, Kepes interpreted Surrealism through the lens of design and technology. Wavering on the edges of abstraction, his photograms – made by manipulating exposed photographic paper – and paintings, rendered in paint and sand, share a processed texture and an industrial beauty within a complex psychological space.
Space Over Time/Sequence and Seriality
Space Over Time is an exhibition of artists whose work uses landscape as a means of investigating history. Through practices which oscillate between representation and abstraction, the artists in this exhibition find within landscape not just a place in the present, but also a physical manifestation of historical time, whether that history is geological, political, imaginary, or all of the above.
Algorithmic Unconscious highlights machine/human collaborations where the primary material in the works exhibited is the inherent noise of electronic systems. By emphasizing random fluctuations, the artists explore the potential for electronic technologies to misinterpret and re-imagine the signals they are processing in order to complete the work. The featured artists work within and parallel to the Glitch Art movement, recognizing that algorithms for processing signals function as key materials of digital art. By feeding these algorithms “unconventional data” or by putting them through unconventional routines, noise is reintroduced as a signature of the machine.
Maurizio Cattelan: ALL
ISSUE @110 Livingston: Artist-in-Residence Nate Wooley’s “Eight Syllables”
Maria Hassabi: SHOW
PICTOPLASMA RETURNS TO PARSONS
JOHN PILSON: LONG STORY SHORTS/MIKA ROTTENBERG & JON KESSLER: SEVEN
Lydia Diemer and Stephanie Dotson . Shift and Weigh
Conference / “Forensic Aesthetics”
Public Movement: Positions An action by Public Movement
The Magic of Magic Squares.
Cave Canem Poetry Prize Readings
Book Arts Lounge: Material Meets Metaphor with Richard Minsky, Founder of the Center for Book Arts
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
ART EXHIBITION – JOURNEY – RUEY SHIANN SHYU
Welcome to the Writing Machine
Mapping the Surface
Tom Sachs: WORK
Maurizio Cattelan: AllMembers’ Opening Party
Gabriele Evertz: Rapture
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On:Things About Me
PERCY JONES AND MJ-12
The Color of Contemporary/Parts and Labor/Domesticus
I Am The Billy Childish
Wasabassco Burlesque’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza: Night One
The Reid Paley Trio and Leland Wulff will reinvent rock, blues, and The Counting Room
Welcome to the Writing Machine
The Kings County Comedy Hour
Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender
AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN…
The Cow and Angels
The Heart of the Thousand Petalled Lotus
JOHN PILSON: LONG STORY SHORTS
Daido Moriyama: PRINTING SHOW—TKY
Fashion Icons and Insiders Symposium 2011
ADAM MCEWEN A Real Slow Drag
George Condo New Paintings
GREGORY GREEN & ANDREW CORNELL ROBINSON
Pictoplasm Returns to Parsons
Christine Sun Kim- Feedback: Nonstop (1 of 6)
SUZANNE MCCLELLAND: LEFT
NAG 2011 Neighborhood Gala and Fundraiser
NAG is a volunteer-based community planning and environmental justice organization that has been performing grassroots organizing, advocacy and outreach in the North Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Founded in 1994 as Neighbors Against Garbage, NAG’s original mission was to connect the underused Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts back into the adjacent neighborhoods while preserving the mixed-income and mixed-use character of our larger community. NAG successfully organized community residents and businesses in opposition to the proliferation of waste-transfer stations on our waterfront. Our community has changed dramatically since the days of garbage dumps on the waterfront, and much of the positive change that we see today is due to the work that NAG has done over those 17 years. As our community has changed, our mission has too – but our core values remain the same. Today, NAG continues to be North Brooklyn’s preeminent volunteer organization advocating for improved quality of life, good growth, access to parks and open space and other issues of social, economic and environmental justice.
GABRIELE EVERTZ: RAPTURE
Gabriele Evertz approaches painting as a humanist and color as a romantic. Evertz, who moved from Berlin to NYC at the age of 19, sees her work as bridging two opposing aesthetic traditions: a philosophical Northern European and a pragmatic American approach to painting. In contrast to other color painters who employ a theoretical or programmatic approach to color, she believes “color is a living thing, which gives us access to abstract ideas and concepts”. Over the past two decades, Evertz has developed and continues to refine a purely experiential, highly saturated palette involving twelve colors. For her, the history of color organization became a tool that informs her systematic color structures. She also often uses black, white, and gray in her work, but prefers not to call them “neutrals”, which she feels is “inadequate to describe the experience of them”. Additionally, she views complementary colors within her system, such as blue and orange, not as antagonistic, but rather as “true chromatic partners”. In recent years, Evertz has paid particular attention to the color gray, which she feels has been historically overlooked. “We need to refresh our eyes to it”, she states, “words fall short to describe it”. In her paintings on view at the gallery, gray is juxtaposed against subtle variations on the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), as well as part or all of her twelve-color system. With a background in both painting and architecture, Evertz assigns structure to color in her work in the form of vertical stripes. The stripes span the entire height of her paintings from top to bottom, and commonly appear in varying widths as well, often within the same painting. She continually employs diagonal shifts placed between repeating sets of vertical lines, which she describes as “the origin of action in her work”. The result is an exuberant, ever-shifting color experience that elicits a sense of time in her paintings.
Lady Pink: Evolution
Lady Pink is the first woman in graffiti based art. In her current solo exhibition “Evolution,” Lady Pink re-masters work she once created as public murals. Lady Pink muses on old lettering outlines which have evolved from three decades of writing. To the cultured eye, Lady Pink’s street tag can be identified from the period in which it was deliberately constructed. The colorful POP- surreal canvases today, have her trademark name interwoven throughout the elaborate image, as if to authenticate her mark in art history. Lady Pink’s unique personal vision has been communicated throughout her evolution from subway writer to fine artist.
DANCE TILL YOU’RE DEAD: REINVENTING THE PROM
Swirling, moving, dancing, Michael Alan’s paintings, full of chaotic motion and grace, will transform into the flesh. Altering the space of the Gershwin Hotel, 7 living figures, as if straight from Alan’s 2d images, will move back and forth to their own beat and their own dance, participating in Michael Alan’s prom.7 friends/performers will all be animating separate dances—from hip hop to classical to 80’s to butoh to punk rock—at the same time for 5 hours. When the song switches, they will all stick with their individual dances, creating a multiple, choreographed dancing ensemble living painting.
THE BUILD UP
Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present The Build Up, an exhibition of new work by Heather Ramsdale, Gabriela Salazar, Sara Schneckloth, and Leigh Van Duzer. Working across mediums including sculpture, photography, site-sensitive installation, and drawing, the common thread through The Build Up is the transformation of visible structures and the investigation of infrastructure.Recent Illustrations and Paintings.
Brooklyn Old-Time Dance Party Extravaganza
Matthew Northridge: Pictures by Wire and Wireless
Artist Talk: Antarctic Voyage
BINDLESTIFF CAVALCADE OF YOUTH!
Wasabassco Burlesque’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza: Night Two
Fire the Lazzzzor! Learn to rapid prototype using the 35 Watt Epilog Laser
New Museum First Saturday for Families: Families Protest for the Future
All Folked Up!
FIAF Family Saturdays
Bang on a Can All-Stars
A Hidden Statue
MEMORY: A CONFERENCE
A Night with Joe Jagos
Closing Ceremony: Sacred Spaces
Will Barnet Symposium
Thinkers of This
MATHEW CERLETTY “SUSAN”
Perfect Lives: Manhattan
Perfect Lives Manhattan takes the events of a day in a small Midwestern town and remaps them onto Lower Manhattan, starting at 11 AM and continuing intermittently until 11:30 PM. As performers and audience members journey from location to location, participants re-imagine the big city as a folksy town where the bank tellers know the captain of the football team and everyone drinks together at the end of the night. Varispeed’s performance will use spatial intimacy to help animate the story — performances will happen inside homes, parks, and businesses, over shared snacks and shared readings, rather than on stages or behind lecterns. Perfect Lives Manhattan will bring together musicians, performers, fans and community members alike in a celebration of American opera.
Pictoplasma & Factory Fresh Sunday Brooklyn Hang-out
Factory Fresh unveils a newly painted courtyard of characters, colors, lines and lies based on the experience of being lost in Bushwick by Jon Burgerman and we celebrate Jim Avignon’s completion of the Bushwick Art Park 200ft supernova-scale mural. Make sure you’re around on Nov 6 from 5-7pm for a cup of coffee, when Factory Fresh hosts the closing reception for the pictoplasma festival.
69°S. (Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival)
“When I look back at those days, I have no doubt that divine providence guided us… it seemed to me often that we were not alone.” —Sir Ernest Henry ShackletonSixty-nine degrees south latitude, threshold of Antarctica, foreboding and cold. In an attempt to cross the continent, explorer Ernest Shackleton and crew have been shipwrecked, and now—through the work of Phantom Limb marionette maker and composer Erik Sanko and set designer Jessica Grindstaff (both at BAM with More Than Four, 2007 Next Wave)—they emerge before us in the snow.
PERFORMA 11 (ONGOING)
Performa 11, the fourth edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, will be held in New York City from November 1–21, 2011. The three-week biennial will showcase new work by more than 100 of the most exciting artists working today, in an innovative program breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city, Performa 11 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” linking minds across the five boroughs and bringing audiences together for brilliant new performances in all disciplines.
THE ORANGE PERSON
At last, the story of THE ORANGE PERSON, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it – a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
With an original book written by director Jeremy Bloom (“Stylish and inventive” – Theatermania) and Brian Rady who also plays the title role (“entertaining, hilarious, seamless” – Happiest Medium, Culture Blog), the production features additional music from the radio, the Church, and original songs by singer-songwriter Laura Dunn (“Bjorkish runaway melodies” – music critic Mark Mayer), all played live by The Ghosts of Xmas Past (Rady, Dunn, the infamous Kirk Siee on upright bass, along with a stellar and eccentric host of performers, vocalists and instrumentalists).
SUE DE BEER: HAUNT ROOM
Opening a few days before Halloween, de Beer’s Haunt Room is an interactive structure designed to induce haunted feelings in the viewer using infrasound, an audio tone below the threshold of human hearing. Audio tones at very low frequencies are inaudible to humans, yet they are cited as the cause of strange sensations people feel in spaces thought to be haunted—a sense of presence, a dizzy feeling, an inexplicable smell. This theory was tested by designer Usman Haque and the psychology department at Goldsmiths College during a series of experiments, which helped inspire de Beer’s work for the High Line. Building on the basic concept of the Goldsmiths experiment, de Beer has created a 15 x 15 x 9 foot structure constructed from smoke-colored Plexiglas panels that visually evoke the Seagram Building in Manhattan. As park visitors enter the structure, they encounter a 14-sided featureless chamber inspired by The Beatles’ Abbey Road recording studio and the test site for the Goldsmiths experiments. The space between the interior and exterior walls is filled with lights emanating a soft glow, and speaker cabinets emitting low-frequency audio tones outside the range of human hearing.
Love Letters In Ancient Brick
Walton Ford: I don’t like to look at him, Jack. It makes me think of that awful day on the island
An evening with Marya Wethers & Daria Fain and Samita Sinha
Yasuto Sasada @CATM
MAX DE ESTEBAN — Proposition One
The 3 Cohens
Beat Night Fall Exhibition: “All Your Art Are Belong to Us”
THE SECRET DEATH OF PUPPETS
THE HOSTESS NEVER LIES – A Performance Series
DAVID MORENO: RECENT WORKS ON PAPER JERRY PHILLIPS: PHANTOM
HANDSHAKE UPPERCUT, A VICTORIAN CLOWN THROWDOWNJonathan VanDyke: “With One Hand Between Us”
INFINITE PERSPECTIVES:Places I’ll Remember
Chunky Move: ConnectedNow the Cats with Jewelled Claws
Two-Man Kidnapping Rule
American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock & Family
An Auteurist History of Film
I don’t believe in outer space
In Between: Through the Eyes of the Others
Dead Laptop Series
SPANKIN’ STEPHEN’S MONDAY NIGHT PUB QUIZ
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Carsten Höller: Experience
Street Scenes / Visual Narrative
Black Mountain College
Somewhere in Time
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?: OUR VALUES IN QUESTION
“So DEep AnD SLOW!!” Master Lee, Pascali, Dulberger!!
SCOTT SCHEIDLY / ANDREW SPEAR @BOLD HYPE
For the 1st time EVER Scott Scheidly & Andrew Spear team up for a 2 man art show That will be nothing short of Extraordinary !!! Andrew is originally from Boston, then N.Y.C. and now resides in Florida with Scott, who is originally from Ohio. They are doing a reverse snowbird from the south and coming up north for the winter. (for the show of course !!!)
LOOKING FORWARD: 7th Anniversary Exhibition
Foley Gallery is pleased to announce our seventh anniversary exhibition featuring seven different artists, most of whom will be exhibiting at Foley Gallery for the first time. Although the core of Foley Gallery continues to be photography, there is a growing emphasis on other media. The 7th Anniversary Exhibition is concerned with looking forward and exploring the ways in which this diverse and dynamic group of artists translate, create and understand our environment.
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art