THE WEEKEND: MARCH 2-4.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Liz Biddle, Regine Granne, and Katherine Tzu-lan Mann at A.I.R. Gallery
http://www.airgallery.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.artists&artistid=885
03/01/2012-03/24/2012
6pm-9pm

This exhibition showcases Biddle’s continuing interest in mixed media, with a twist of humor found in much of her work. Old wires, light bulbs, screws and other found objects protrude from holes in ceramic objects, while creature-like robots – strange, disturbing and endearing – appear in collages and drawings. Liberty is a contemplation of the present in the wake of 9/11. The Statue of Liberty itself simultaneously represents an overused icon and a diminishing concept. These works offer a means of viewing such images and enable reflection of our world, our nation, our politics, our person, our perspective, and our relationship to all. Mann’s large paintings in Root, created by combining chance stains with highly rendered decorative elements on oversized, un-stretched paper, function as human-sized portholes into a landscape alive with minute details, patterns and interlocking systems.

ECSTATIC MUSIC FEST: MARIAM WALLENTIN & MIKAEL KARLSSON WITH ACME
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/ecstatic-music-festival-mariam-wallentin-mikael-karlsson-with-acme
03/01/2012-03/01/2012
7:29pm-10pm

Mariam Wallentin (pictured), hailed for her “beyond gorgeous” voice (Prefix) in the band Wildbirds & Peacedrums (praised by Pitchfork as “highly complex and agile pop music”), teams up with acclaimed composer Mikael Karlsson to create a new song cycle, The Spirit & the Cloud, performed with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (“some of New York’s brightest, busiest players,” Time Out New York). The evening will also include a selection of Karlsson’s instrumental compositions and arrangements of Wildbirds & Peacedrums songs for Wallentin and ACME.

Fad Gadget
http://www.envoyenterprises.com/#opening
03/01/2012-04/08/2012

MARCH 1ST – APRIL 8TH March 1 – Exhibition – envoy enterprises (131 Chrystie St.) March 3 – Live Performances – Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St.) March 10 – Screening, Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey – Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Ave.) PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Olaf Breuning, Nick Cash, Nathan Cash Davidson, Thomas Dozol, Casey Spooner, David Flinn, Erik Hanson, Kelsey Henderson, Tom Kalin, Erika Keck, Brian Kenny, Robert Knoke, Terence Koh, Lovett/Codagnone, Slava Mogutin, Micki Pellerano, Edwin Pouncey, Alex Rose, Desi Santiago, Matthew Sims, Stephanie Snider, Gail Stoicheff, Una Szeemann, Frank Tovey, Conrad Ventur, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Liz Wendelbo, Grant Worth…MORE:http://www.envoyenterprises.com/#current

Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar—The Lives & Deaths Of Isabelle Eberhardt
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/296/0/1/
03/01/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

This multimedia opera premiere by celebrated Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli is a unique combination of live musical performance and original films, inspired by the life and writings of early-20th-century explorer Isabelle Eberhardt. The audience is witness to key moments in Eberhardt’s life, from the death of her family, through her journeys in the North African desert, to her tragic drowning in a flash flood at the age of 27. Song from the Uproar is presented in collaboration with filmmaker Stephen Taylor, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Gia Forakis, and conductor Steven Osgood, featuring NOW Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and a vocal ensemble of some of NYC’s finest singers. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

EMERGING FEMALE ABSTRACTIONISTS: Lauren Luloff
http://www.hortongallery.com/
03/01/2012-03/31/2012

Lauren Luloff’s recent collage paintings bring to mind the sky, the worn floor of a textile mill, tea in an old porcelain cup and laundry drying in the sun. Her process is simple: first she stretches semi transparent fabric over stretcher bars, then glues swatches of fabrics and paints on this “ground”. Nothing is hidden and everything is revealed. The process, laid bare, yields something mysterious; the work becomes hazy and atmospheric, like dawn or a memory of childhood. The fabrics simultaneously root and dislocate the painted colors, like Matisse who famously always painted with scraps of printed fabrics hanging around his studio.

Natura Morta & Bernstein/Sorbsel Duo
http://www.carlocostamusic.com/carlocostamusic/Natura_Morta.html 
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
6pm-9pm

6:00 PM: Natura Morta -Frantz Loriot (viola) -Sean Ali (bass) -Carlo Costa (drums) 7:00 PM: -Elie Sorbsel (voice) -Sarah Bernstein (violin)

On Silence: Hommage to John Cage
http://www.issueprojectroom.org/2011/12/19/at-110-livingston-on-silence-hommage-to-john-cage/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

“On Silence,” marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth. The program will consist of 13 new compositions, each 4’33” long, referencing Cage’s infamous 1952 opus of the same name in which a pianist sits at the instrument for the assigned duration occasionally turning score pages and performing nothing. Through this composition, Cage invited the sounds of the environment to enter the repertoire of the staged music. The original version will be included in the program. Thirteen young and up-and-coming composers from the US, Europe, South America and Japan were asked to reflect on what Cage means in their creative life. They were commissioned to compose a work of the same duration drawing sources from the following instrumentation: grand piano, computer sound and video, hardware technologies of choice, everyday objects and musical toys.

I/O Chip Music
http://www.vaudevillepark.org/events
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

Join us at Vaudeville for your monthly dose of chip music with I/O Chip! Audio and Visuals that are sure to satisfy. This month with: Bit Shifter, Kris Keyser, Adamgetsawesome, Kid vs Chemical, and Batsly Adams.

Dr Seuss | Read Across America
http://www.animazing.com/gallery/pages/events.html
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
10am-7pm

Celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday with Animazing’s annual Read Across America event! Children of all ages are invited to view Animazing’s Dr Seuss exhibit (with nearly 100 pieces of art) on its opening day, Friday, March 2nd from 10-7PM. Throughout the day, actors from Seussical the Musical will read Dr. Seuss books, which have been donated by Random House, to school children from the area.

THE SMALL CIRCUS
http://www.theinvisibledog.org/?p=9327
03/03/2012-03/04/2012
6pm-8pm

Saturday March 3 – 6pm & 8pm Sunday March 4 – 4pm & 6pm SATURDAY MARCH 3 / SUNDAY MARCH 4 / PERFORMANCE / Le Petit Cirque [The Small Circus] is a complex sound object object made of wood, plastic, strings, springs and fragility. A mere breath can set it vibrating. Twelve small microphones draw resources from its interior. Le Petit Cirque is a circus. Its handling is perilous, the danger of falling ever-present. In the same way that theater can be musical, Le Petit Cirque is a “circus of sound.“ It is also a theater of objects. Le Petit Cirque is made from odds and ends, salvaged material and cheap gadgets, but never relies on anecdote. Sound emerges frommise en scène. Action nourishes sound and sound gives new meaning to action. Improvisation and the chance of mechanics. This theater of sound objects explores two distinct and interacting concepts. The first is how stereotypical circus imagery alters one’s perception of the performance’s musical aspect.

Lothar Osterburg Artist Talk
http://www.lesleyheller.com
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
4:30pm-6:30pm

Lothar Osterburg makes photogravures of small, sculpted models of windmills, lighthouses, sailboats among others, staged in evocative settings. Built from memory of readily available materials, the models have a dreamlike quality which is enhanced by the placement of the camera within their world; the perspective is that of a person within the set, obscuring the actual size of the objects. The viewer, drawn into the scene, fills the gap created by the absence of people. The smallest models are photographed through a magnifying glass or with a macro lens. With this extremely short focal range, the scenes become ambiguous, mysterious, or even ominous while somehow retaining the playful quality typical of Osterburg ‘s hand.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
http://crossingbrooklynferry.com/
03/03/2012-03/05/2012

The Walkmen St. Vincent Beirut Sharon Van Etten · The Antlers · Atlas Sound Ava Luna · Benjamin Lanz · Brooklyn Youth Chorus · Buke and Gase · Callers Caveman · DJ Set by Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DFA) · Hubble · JACK Quartet Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang · Jherek Bischoff · Joakim · Missy Mazzoli and Victoire My Brightest Diamond + yMusic · NOW Ensemble · Oneohtrix Point Never People Get Ready · Sinkane · Skeletons · Twin Shadow Tyondai Braxton · The Yehudim · yMusic · Zs

The Bricoleurs and Figured exhibitions end with Bricolage LIVE
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

On Saturday, March 3, from 8 – 10 pm at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, please join us for Bricolage LIVE, a special program and closing reception featuring artists from the The Bricoleurs. Cooper Holoweski, accompanied by his brother Doc Holoweski, will perform a live score to his animated piece, Nebuchanezzer’s Dream, as well as a new animation created to serve as an epilogue to the piece. Joseph Gillette will present his ongoing performance piece PARTY FOOD a story about 2 monsters living in a toilet. It is about the King who rules them, the dreams that elude them, and the A L I E N Z who torment them from above. Party Food, Part 8: ALTERED STATES (Part Man, Part Ate) tells the PARTY FOOD story from the very beginning. Come celebrate the closing of two amazing exhibitions.

Dark Pop 4
http://www.lastritesgallery.com/darkpop_4.php
03/03/2012-04/08/2012
7pm-11pm

Last Rites Gallery, for the fourth consecutive year, presents the “Dark Pop 4” group art exhibition guest curated by Gary Pressman (director of Copro Gallery). Artists are asked to create One piece that is truly considered ‘Dark Art’. Many artists find themselves in the groove of creating a certain mood or emotion through their work and have, understandably, become quite comfortable following this path in their art-making. At Last Rites Gallery we want to break that mold and challenge artists to create a piece that searches through new or buried feelings and emotions. The artist’s will let go of the light and allow the dark to thrive, as pop takes on a new form.

Nightfairies and Radical Hustlers: Sex Workers as Activists
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-03-03-sex-workers-short-films
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
7pm-9:30pm

Join the Sex Workers Outreach Project-NYC (SWOP-NYC) and Sex Workers Action New York (SWANK) as we celebrate International Sex Worker Rights Day by showcasing the fierce activism of sex workers in an exciting night of film. Whether it is by taking to the streets in protest, delivering vital services to our fellow workers or simply reclaiming our stories and our lives, sex workers are transforming communities and having our voices heard. We will begin the program with a diverse selection of short films that highlight the activism of sex workers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and here at home in NYC. Then we will focus our gaze on the actions of sex workers in India, a motherland of sex worker activism where March 3 events originated, with our feature length showing of Tales of the Nightfairies. This film explores the power of collective organizing and resistance of 60,000 sex workers in Calcutta.

LOW LIVES: OCCUPY!
http://www.facebook.com/events/394107037272135/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
6pm-10pm

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics , New York University – 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor (and online) http://www.occupywithart.com/llo-live-channel/ ow Lives has partnered with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics to present “Low Lives: Occupy! a unique one-night-only program of live performance art, happenings, and public actions, simulcast to presenting host venues around the world. Low Lives: Occupy! partner Mark Read of the 99% Bat Signal / The Illuminator, will contribute a special projection and performance in conjunction with Low Lives: Occupy! in New York City.

Performers Forum presents: Dave Scanlon & Lawton Hall
http://performersforum.com/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
7pm-

DAVE SCANLON & LAWTON HALL Dave Scanlon, guitarist and writer/poet of such projects as Killer BOB, Pet Bottle Ningen, and Names of War, will present on music as an art of touch and examine the similarities and differences between music and words/language. He will be joined by actor Teddy Rodger. http://www.davescanlon.com Lawton Hall, composer and multi-media artist, has prepared a presentation called Making Music in the Periphery or Flyover States of Mind. This will include a discussion on the following topics: • The effect of geography on aesthetics (i.e. is there a “Wisconsin sound”?) • The economic realities for independent artists in the Midwest vs. New York, etc. • The effect of the Internet on this duality (i.e. does it bring us in closer contact with far-flung artists, making geography more significant than ever or does it negate this duality by creating a non-location-specific venue for sharing and making art?)

Awkhold
http://www.booklyn.org/exhibition/000610.php
03/03/2012-04/01/2012

The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Awkhold, a publication, and corresponding show, featuring: Annemieke Beemster Leverenz Christine Buckton Tillman Sam Kalda Andrew Liang Aimee Lusty Becca McCharen Asa Osborne Jan Razauskas Jason Roy Ryan Jacob Smith Crystal Stokowski Erin Womack Awkhold is a portfolio of unbound contributions by 12 artists, produced in an edition of 150, on the condition that each artist is responsible for reproducing his or her own work.

Matthew Silver Farts Out Interludes!!!!
http://www.sidewalkmusic.net/sidewalkblog/?page_id=784
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
7pm-10pm

Between Great Musicians!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Universe. “Bearded bra-wearing, wand-twirling entertainer.” – Gotham City Blog http://gothamist.com/2012/02/16/video_subway_shaman_performs_ritual.php That’s this Sunday, Blackout Nights!!!! (No lights/No PA) Please check the Website for more info: http://www.sidewalkmusic.net/sidewalkblog/?page_id=784 SCHEDULE 7pm Momma Holler http://soundcloud.com/mommaholler 7:45pm Ian Link http://commonfolkmeadow.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/introducing-ian-link/ 8:30pm Drunken Barn Dance http://www.drunkenbarndance.com/ 9:15pm Johanna Samuels http://www.myspace.com/jojosamuelstushy 10pm The Bee Keeper http://www.benkrieger.com/benkrieger/mp3ofthemonth_nov04.htm

Chez Bushwick and The Watermill Center present
http://www.facebook.com/events/317908248257257/
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
7:30pm-9:30pm

Cipher is a solo work that begins from the question: how does sound come out of my body? Sinha explores this question using the “nonsense” sounds of taranaa genre of song in Indian classical music invented in the 13th century that mixes Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit syllables that are said to encode mystical meanings. Cipher is performed with a “band” of four electronic boxes, including electronic tabla (drum box) and electronic tanpura (drone box), which have trapped a centuries-old tradition of acoustic finery into a convenient, portable form.

MORE EVENTS:

Bruce Brosnan: See, hear, remember/Tyler Vlahovich: recent work
http://www.featureinc.com/
02/15/2012-03/18/2012
12pm-6pm

Bruce Brosnan began exhibiting with Feature Inc. in 2000 and See, hear, remember is his fourth one-person exhibition witht he gallery. He lives and works in Brooklyn, has a BFA from Maine College of Art (19915) and an MFA from Hunter College (1998), which is where I first saw his inspired installations. Tyler Vlahovich has a BFA (1989) from California Institute of the Arts and lives and works in Los Angeles. This recent work is his third one-person exhibition with the gallery and coincidentally, we also began working together in 2000.

Simone Leigh: You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/292/0/1/
02/21/2012-03/11/2012
11am-6pm

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–6pm; Saturday 11–6pm Open Sunday, March 11 from 12–6 FREE Curated by Rashida Bumbray This solo exhibition presents the New York premiere of Simone Leigh’s most recent sculptural explorations of materiality, women’s work, and Afrofuturism. Leigh is known for her archaic, anthropomorphic forms in porcelain, terracotta, tobacco, glass, and steel that employ early African ceramic techniques to evoke contemporary parallels and underlying social and economic conditions. For You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been, Leigh draws from a diverse range of influences, from early African-American face jugs and the manifesto of Africobra to Star Trek and Gilbert and Sullivan in order to evocatively explore the slippages between the multifarious cultural, political, and colonial histories that have laid claim to marginalized bodies.

Evelyn by Nellie Tinder
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213385
02/21/2012-03/10/2012
8pm-10pm

A new piece by Nellie Tinder, “Evelyn” is the story of a film star committed to a mysterious mental health facility in the midst of a druidical wood. Told through noir/suspense narrative styling, and scored by a small live orchestra that draws on the movie houses of old, Evelyn is a darkly classic story of the stranger who infiltrates a closed society and tears it apart.

THE DUMPSTER PROJECT
http://www.theinvisibledog.org/?p=8759
02/21/2012-03/31/2012
00pm-00pm

FROM JANUARY 8 Premiering at the DUMBO Arts Festival on September 23, 2011, The Dumpster Project is a work of transportable public art. The Dumpster Project is also a daily blog (www.thedumpsterproject.com). Fundamentally, though, The Dumpster Project is a physical taxonomy of one man’s existence. Mac Premo is a Brooklyn-based collage artist. His longtime Boerum Hill studio was a sanctuary for an assortment of objects accumulated over decades. Included among the hundreds of items are old baseball cards he shared with his dad, the shoes his eldest daughter first walked in, recently extracted wisdom teeth from an eccentric friend, a Persian music mix-tape, and a fortune cookie message that warns him against the pitfalls of relaxation (it reads: ‘You’ve had a good start. Work Harder!’). More than just objects of ephemera, they are participants in Mac’s artistic repertoire that act as both influence and raw material for his body of work.

chashama Windows Project Work by Bonnie Gloris and Stephen Chopek
http://www.chashama.org/
02/22/2012-03/04/2012
9pm-7pm

Opening reception: Friday, February 24th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bonnie Gloris is a visual artist and independent curator, originally from Albany, NY. She moved to New York City to attend Parsons the New School for Design, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has had several solo exhibitions in Jersey City, and has participated in many group shows across the U.S. In October 2011, she was interviewed by Jersey City Magazine ( http://issuu.com/hudsonreporter/docs/v8n2_jcm_84_nobleed/67 ). Bonnie is currently on the staff of Arts Guild New Jersey, a non-profit center for the arts that presents fine art exhibitions, art classes, workshops, and other cultural events.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery Presents Angel Otero at ISTANBUL’74
http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/#/exhibitions/2012-02-24_angel-otero-at-istanbul-74/
02/23/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-9pm

ngel Otero is a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of 20th century painting, his latest works highlights the artist’s unique process as a form of narrative in itself. Through his innovative process of oil paint scraping, Otero venerates historical oil painting while confronting it head on. Otero’s ‘deformation’ approach to painting his works, first across glass and then once dry, flaying the dried paint and reconstructing the composition anew across large canvasses, is representative of how the artist perceives the process of reconfiguring both personal and historical narratives. Otero’s work sometimes uses process as a way of confronting deep, personal memories. Instead of representing his life through art, he archives moments within it by creating opportunities of surprise and discovery.

Marcia Hafif: Pomona Houses and Ink Drawings
http://www.npgallery.com/
02/23/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm The Ink Drawings were painted using a practice developed during the making of the Pencil Drawings, 1972, always beginning in the upper left corner and finishing in the lower right. The support and medium change while the technique remains the same. Here the ink mixture is more or less diluted, with darker and lighter results. The technique is based on the idea that repetition will produce changing results; the titles of the drawings are the date of completion – a record of the day’s work.

Same River
http://www.irondale.org/index.html
02/23/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

Same River is an improvised, interdisciplinary performance based on interviews with local residents about “fracking”. Strike Anywhere (SA) uses the collected information and personal stories to create a high-quality, improvised performance with social and political significance. The goal of the project is to provide a forum for meaningful dialogue, empathy, awareness and local action.

Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview
http://www.searspeyton.com/html/home.asp
02/23/2012-04/05/2012
5pm-7pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 5 – 7 pm Sears Peyton is pleased to present Fragments of a Worldview, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of New York artist Bo Joseph, on view February 23 – April 5, 2012. This exhibition will feature seven large works on paper, five of which measure nearly seven feet high, from an ongoing series that has been the focus of Joseph’s practice since his return from Berlin in 2009.

CECILIA VISSERS: ULTIMA THULE (THE FAR NORTH)
http://masterspelavin.com/upcoming/
02/23/2012-03/31/2012
6pm-8pm

Masters & Pelavin is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of recent sculptures by Dutch artist, Cecilia Vissers. Inspired by the landscape of ‘the far north’ of Scotland during a trip in 2011, Cecilia decided to focus on the cliffs and extreme edges of land, this is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. Isolated and dramatic. This work is an abstraction of the landscape, its purity, color and clear line. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and in the US.

Wise Blood
http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/Index/Field_Projects.html
02/23/2012-03/04/2012
6 pm-8 pm

Field Projects Show #3 Wise Blood Opening: Thursday Feb. 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm Dates: Feb. 23rd- March 4th 526 W 26st Street, #807, NY, NY 10001 Features work by Christine Gedeon, Abraham McNally, Breehan James, Elissa Levy, and Matthew Craven. The works in this exhibition consider historical tracking, mapping, hunting, solitude, and back-country self-reliance. Wise Blood draws on various histories; from mass-produced Americana to personal connections with cabins and nature. The title of the exhibition refers to Flannery O’Connor’s 1952 novel Wise Blood, which highlights eccentric self-reliance and exposes the disparities between rural and modern worlds.

Allison Gildersleeve: Let Me Show It To You Unfixed
www.asyageisberggallery.com
02/23/2012-04/07/2012
6pm-8pm

February 23 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 23, 6 – 8 pm Artist Talk: Saturday March 10, 12 pm Starting with recycled drawings, photographs, and revisited childhood places, Allison Gildersleeve builds an increasing complexity – and like a visual puppetmaster, deftly orchestrates our eyes’ travel in perpetual motion. Rather than a passively-observed vista that reveals itself immediately, she aims to orient the viewer in a specific way. Then she allows the paint to swirl into a deliberate morass, forcing us to constantly lose the thread. Finding parallels in poets such as Wallace Stevens, Gildersleeve fights against a sense of order or stasis, and instead leaves borders undefined, odd juxtapositions of scale, vibrations of lush color and constant mark variation. We see a rock and just as soon have forgotten that cognition, as the patch of grey “rock” quickly erases into paint, movement, dab, or stroke. Often the most clarity is found in an unexpected corner or edge

THE NUDIST MUSEUM GIFT SHOP: ELLEN HARVEY
http://dodge-gallery.com/cgi-bin/DODGE?s=exhibitions&v=20121614673721738569463792
02/23/2012-04/01/2012
6pm-8pm

A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire. These works which are part of Harvey’s ongoing Museum of Failure, explore the paradox that at a time when no one need resort to figure drawing classes to see naked members of either sex, the popular imagination still clings to the nude as one of the great subjects of art.

ALL THE INDIFFERENT CHILDREN OF THE EARTH
http://bricktheater.com/
02/23/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

The piece finds three women and one man compulsively dissecting the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, human rights, and the gender identification rules of Vermont. It’s as if four anxious, petit bourgeois strangers find themselves at 8am in the backyard of a mutual friend’s August retreat, a half-mile from the coast of Cherbourg or Seattle. Or it’s as if four precocious children were abandoned in a Math/Science Center on a rainy, late-autumn Saturday morning. Or as if people do theater, in 2012, despite…things.

Michiel Ceulers
http://www.anacristeagallery.com/
02/23/2012-03/31/2012
11am-6pm

Ana Cristea Gallery is proud to present the first solo show in the United States of the Belgian artist Michiel Ceulers (born 1986). As an artist, Ceulers concentrates on the bare essentials of painting: canvases and wooden panels, paint and spray paint. Ceulers is entirely committed to painting as an ongoing art form, saying in an interview that painting “has been declared dead a few times, but still many people consider painting the most relevant medium.” Part of the impulse associated with the logic of chance the artist submits his canvases to can be seen as an attempt to move beyond from the boundaries of painterly tradition. As a result, the artworks’ origins are not only painterly, they are also conceptual. As stated in the artist’s own words, his “paintings are the result of events that form a chain reaction, so in a way they are larger than the canvases themselves – they are spatial.” Thus, true to himself, Ceulers maintains steady ground, balancing the idiosyncrasies of his pra

That Old Time Religion
http://www.endofcenturynyc.com/
02/24/2012-04/05/2012
7PM-9PM

End of Century is pleased to announce, “That Old Time Religion,” an exhibition of work by Colin Ruel. Like manger scenes on a Christmas cards or a drawings in the Lascaux cave, Ruel has created an entire visual vocabulary for the cult of his imagination, influenced by shaman practices and catholic iconography. His subjects – Virgin Mary’s, Feather-haired Navajo Chiefs, and diving birds – save, sacrifice, misguide, and redeem, on salvaged wood, stretched denim, and rain gutters from Martha’s Vineyard. Opening Reception Friday, February 24th, 7-9 PM at End of Century, 237 Eldridge Street, New York, New York. DJ Set by Will Roan of Amazing Baby.

PS3* PEDRO SANCHEZ3: ON THE OUTER EDGE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_gallery
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

The Abrons Arts Center is pleased to announce On the Outer Edge, an exhibition by Spanish-born New York based artist PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 in the Upper Main Gallery. The artist presents a new video work in his full-scale model home designed for a life of deliberate deprivation. Based on Brazilian favelas and built from materials found in and around the Lower East Side, this continually adaptable structure participates in an international language of habitation. Dwellings like the one presented in this exhibition are a global response to poverty — usually inhabited by immigrants or slave workers in the suburbs of large cities in Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Morocco, and many other African and Asian countries.

CHRISTINE HOU & LISA IGLESIAS: ME, WE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_me_we
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present me, we, a multi-platform collaboration partnering with the Dia Art Foundation’s education program, Abrons Arts Center StudioLab program, and 11th-grade Studio Art majors at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA). Grounded by a continuously evolving installation on view at the Abrons Arts Center from February 17-March 17, 2012, me, we is an exploration and articulation of collective authorship that blurs the lines between studio space, exhibition, and public forum.

ANDRES BEDOYA: FROM ULTRA MADRE
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_from_ultra_madre
02/24/2012-03/17/2012
6pm-00pm

Andres Bedoya’s performance installation Ultra Madre was originally presented at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2009. Born of private mourning, the piece ultimately speaks of loss as a collective experience. Installed within the main arch of the museum’s patio, a steel and wood scaffold holding 57 women disrupted its architecture physically and functionally. For approximately one hour, participating women lay still with their long hair cascading down the 15-foot structure. In stark contrast to the hardness of the building, the body appeared soft, impermanent, and ephemeral.

The Architecture of Space
http://www.klompching.com/
02/26/2012-03/02/2012
11am-6pm

This is an exhibition of contemporary photography exploring the perception and representation of space—the collapse between public and private, it’s abstract form and its role as metaphor. In many respects, the selected artists also embody the state of contemporary photography itself; in that their artworks are not easily packaged into identifiable genres, but illustrate the blurring of those categories. This can be seen through the wide-reaching visual strategies employed, as well as the imaginative modes of production that bring attention to the photograph as an abject of construction.

Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4039
02/26/2012-12/31/2012
8pm-10pm

Every Monday at 8pm Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), this weekly variety show features comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, special guests, and the occasional, unpredictable oddity. Past guests have included Eugene Mirman, Ted Leo, Aziz Ansari, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com.

Richard III
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=3692
02/26/2012-03/04/2012
00pm-00pm

Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey owns the stage as Shakespeare’s outrageous villain Richard III. At the climax of the Wars of the Roses, Richard watches his brother ascend the throne of England and confides in us—with all the profound bitterness of an outcast born with a hunchback and malformed leg—his intention to seize the crown. Navigating an imposing assemblage of some of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters, Richard—played brilliantly by the mercurial and mordantly funny Spacey—lusts for power, assuring his own bloody rise and fall.

Made By Hand
http://here.org/shows/detail/855/
02/26/2012-03/31/2012
2pm-7pm

Some nights I sit at home and sew and the hours fly by and I look at the clock and see it’s 2 am, time to go to bed. Using my hands has always been a big part of my existence- an art, a craft, a meditation. The exponential growth of technology has also spawned its antithesis – a revival of craft – an elevation of handiwork to a fine art.

I Killed My Mother
http://lamama.org/first-floor-theatre/i-killed-my-mother/
02/26/2012-03/04/2012
7:30pm-10pm

This play tells the story of a Romanian Roma (gypsy) girl whose mother abandons her after birth. With the help of her childhood soul-mate she learns to navigate the harsh realities of her existence and to excise parasitic relationships, to “kill,” to turn her back forever even on the maternal bond, in order to discover her own extraordinary identity.

Cindy Sherman
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1170?book
02/26/2012-06/11/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite.

Print/Out
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1169?book
02/26/2012-04/14/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the proliferation of self-published artists’ projects. Bringing together some 70 series or projects drawn substantially from MoMA’s extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition features major artists and publishing projects, such as Ai Weiwei, Trisha Donnelly, Martin Kippenberger, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Museum in Progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, Thomas Schütte, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among many others.

Eugène Atget: “Documents pour artistes”
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1216?book
02/26/2012-04/09/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of his work. The sign outside Atget’s studio read, “Documents pour artistes,”—declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget’s own work.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1230?book
02/26/2012-07/30/2012
10:30am-5:30pm

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams—lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.

Early Plays
http://stannswarehouse.org/current_season.php?show_id=71
02/26/2012-03/11/2012
8pm-10pm

The Wooster Group has invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays—Bound East for Cardiff (1914), The Long Voyage Home (1917) and The Moon of the Caribbees (1918). Early Plays takes O’Neill’s tales of sailors on and off the ocean as a base to explore themes of longing and eternity. Dark episodes showing the underside of turn-of-the-century maritime life—brawls, dances and carousing—are staged with a quotidian grace allowing these simple stories to resonate emotionally.

SOLOWAY presents: Krypta by DRAOK
http://www.soloway.info/
02/26/2012-03/30/2012
6pm-8pm

Giorgio Guidi and Marta Pierobon formed Draok in 2010 to work collaboratively on shared interests including architecture, perception and social systems. Both Guidi and Peirobon have long been fascinated by the secretive and hidden: crypts, cults, ghosts and memories. Italian cities are built on the foundations of previous settlements–Etruscan, Roman and medieval–producing a stratification of civilizations. New buildings rise on the ruins of the old, burying earlier structures in rubble and debris. In Italian Catholicism there is a long tradition of covering and hiding the past; it is deeply embedded in the hierarchy of the church. Beneath the modern city lies the still present and living past and its treasures, relics, and corpses.

Ingredients of Reality: the dismantling of New York City
http://www.lantuazon.com/
02/28/2012-04/07/2012
7pm-9pm

Ingredients of Reality: the Dismantling of New York City by Lan Tuazon presents sculptures, drawings and prints that discuss how history, the law and class structures are written on the physical environment. Surrealist in concept, Tuazon takes real/existing parts of the built environment — including buildings, lots, and monuments – and creates a new reality against the repressive logic of property. The exhibition includes the presentation of two new works: Architectures of Defense and New York City Bar Graph, which paired with Tuazon’s Army Park and Parking Lot Landscape, present the city disassembled into parts and functions unveiling taxonomies of power reordered into new composite figures that render visible what reality has ceased to distinguish.

Courteline en dentelles Short Plays by Georges Courteline
http://www.fiaf.org/events/winter2012/2012-03-01-courteline-en-dentelles.shtml
02/29/2012-03/01/2012
8pm-10pm

Jérôme Deschamps directs and acts in a series of delightful short plays by the witty French satirist and dramatist Georges Courteline, a contemporary of Georges Feydeau. Joined by the acclaimed stage actor Michel Fau, Deschamps pokes fun at human imperfection and the triviality of everyday life. Packed with banter and inane arguments, this performance promises to be a comical, often insightful study of human nature.

THE MODERN BEETHOVEN
http://www.Nyphil.org/beethoven
03/01/2012-03/20/2012
0pm-0pm

Hear Beethoven the way Beethoven intended. Over three extraordinary weeks, conductor David Zinman leads the New York Philharmonic in his “exhilarating” (Gramophone magazine) approach to the masterpieces of Beethoven, revealing fresh vitality in the music. Performed with the brash vigor, passionate joy and raw pathos that Beethoven himself intended, these symphonies will sound bold, dramatic and new. You might call it modern; you’d certainly call it unforgettable. VENUE: Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall Check website for times.

JODY OBERFELDER DANCE PROJECTS: THROB
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_PERF_jody_oberfelder_throb
03/01/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

THROB is a conceptual yet very physical work inspired by the biological workings of the heart. Informed by conversations with cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen, Oberfelder tackles and represents the science of — as well as the stories spawned by — our most fundamental organ.

Arthur Phillips and James Shapiro on The Tragedy of Arthur
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html#b0301
03/01/2012-03/01/2012
7pm-10pm

BHS partners with The New York Review of Books for Talking Fiction, Talking Fact, a programming series that pairs notable fiction writers with scholars who have written on similar topics for engaging and thought-provoking dialogue. This month, BHS hosts Arthur Phillips, author of The Tragedy of Arthur, a novel in which a long-lost Shakespeare play surfaces, and James Shapiro, a leading Shakespearean historian. This event is free with museum admission.

CHRIS COSNOWSKI American Metal
http://www.lyonswiergallery.com/upcoming.html
03/01/2012-03/01/2012
6pm-8pm

In American Metal, artist Chris Cosnowski utilizes and exploits the intrinsic value and symbolism of these treasured keepsakes. His paintings envision a nostalgic no-holds-barred America. The works allude to the idealism of American values, yet somehow the narratives speak volumes about shifting ideals via the represented objects. What appears to be solid and significant is trumped by the discovery that the metal is an illusion. These beloved objects are not made of gold but merely spray plated plastic with no real weight – an apt metaphor for a country in economic turmoil due to its gratuitous and gluttonous pursuit of all that glitters.

deanna lee
http://www.rhvfineart.com/
03/01/2012-04/01/2012
6pm-8pm

rhv fine art is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Brooklyn based artist Deanna Lee. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, March 1, 6pm to 8pm Cocktails and after-party at Lot 2

John Wood
http://www.brucesilverstein.com/galleries.php?gid=716&i=0&page=next
03/01/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed-media works by the artist John Wood. The exhibition will feature Wood’s groundbreaking conceptual and process driven series: Baltimore Steps, 1991-94; Nine imaginary Oil Spills, 1995; Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, 1985; Beach Drawings, c. 1983 and his Gun in Landscape Series c.1967. In addition, the show will include a selection of significant works spanning Wood’s career that emphasize the social and environmental issues that have informed his works since the late 1950s.

Mark Morris Dance Group
http://www.bam.org/
03/01/2012-03/03/2012
7:30pm-00pm

Mark Morris’ marvelously spirited and musically attuned dances have redefined our ideas of the body in motion. Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM this year with the reprise of the opera Four Saints in Three Acts. With orchestral and choral music by Virgil Thomson (performed live by the MMDG Music Ensemble), libretto by Gertrude Stein, and illustrator and author Maira Kalman’s luminous sets, Morris’ Four Saints is grand, ebullient, and spiritually resonant. By way of delightful processions, sevillanas, and redolent folk dancing, the deliverance to heaven of the Spanish saints Teresa of Avila and Ignatius of Loyola comes to life.

Harriet Korman: New Paintings
http://lennonweinberg.com/current/current_1.html
03/01/2012-04/14/2012
00pm-00pm

Harriet Korman’s last solo exhibition of new work took place at the gallery in 2008. She has continued to focus on color and shape in new paintings that attain a decisive and brilliant clarity. Basing the compositions on line drawings, Korman uses the location of the lines as boundaries between colors, and selects individual unblended pigments for the resulting shapes. She exposes each color’s intrinsic qualities of hue, brightness, transparency, and texture through the juxtaposition of related or contrasting colors and a deceptively casual paint application. Diagonals that slice across the mostly four by five foot canvasses give rise to an interesting reverse symmetry; horizontals and verticals further divide wedges into triangles and polygons. In the end, Korman achieves a shifting dominance between whole and divided shapes through the purposeful selection and arrangement of color.

Arthur Phillips and James Shapiro on The Tragedy of Arthur
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html#b0301
03/01/2012-03/01/2012
7pm-9pm

BHS partners with The New York Review of Books for Talking Fiction, Talking Fact, a programming series that pairs notable fiction writers with scholars who have written on similar topics for engaging and thought-provoking dialogue. This month, BHS hosts Arthur Phillips, author of The Tragedy of Arthur, a novel in which a long-lost Shakespeare play surfaces, and James Shapiro, a leading Shakespearean historian. This event is free with museum admission.

COBU
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=COB0
03/01/2012-03/04/2012
3pm-8pm

OBU – The all-girl Japanese Dance and Drum Group has been in residence at Theater for the New City since 2010. This will be the first full-evening concert of this spectacular group. Their movement, dance and drum are international and supersede language. Thursday – Sunday, March 1 – 4 Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Heathens
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/heathens.htm
03/01/2012-03/18/2012
3pm-8pm

Set on an isolated farm in eastern Kentucky, Heathens is an unsettling comedy that makes the term “family values” take on new meanings. When a wandering laborer follows a woman home for the night, he finds a lot more than he bargained for in the home she shares with her sister and her Mamaw. The play explores mourning, faith, and the dangers of isolation as the characters do battle with themselves and each other. Wednesday – Sunday, March 1 – 18 Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm Additional Performances Saturday, March 3 at 3pm

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!
http://here.org/shows/detail/850/
03/01/2012-03/10/2012
2pm-7pm

7pm shows on March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 2pm shows on March 3rd, 4th and 10th Subtext and samovars run Russianly rampant in this Chekhovian mash-up, featuring a cast of twenty-four actors slapping on some of the most famous (patronymic) names in the history of modern theater.

La MaMa and Talking Band present Hot Lunch Apostles
http://talkingband.org/
03/01/2012-03/18/2012
7:30pm-10pm

To survive in a time of desperate competition and fervent religion, a traveling troupe of carnival strippers switches to performing stories from the Bible. For this production, Talking Band transforms La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre into a fairground, complete with game booths, food stands, and geek shows.

Tiffany Mills Company presents Berries & Bulls
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/223636
03/01/2012-03/03/2012
7:30pm-10pm

Berries and Bulls, is an expose on the inherent tangles found in long-term relationships. Through movement and text, four people vibrating on different frequencies try to connect. They misread signals; push touching to extremes; and taunt each other into playing physically risky games. Characteristic of Tiffany Mills’* style, bold movement, surprising text, and daring partnering featuring four seasoned dancers will all play their part in this work that examines flaws and foibles revealed in relationships. Dramaturge: Peter Petralia*.

Mark Ruwedel: Records
http://www.yossimilo.com/exhibitions/2012-03-mark-ruwedel/
03/01/2012-04/07/2012
6pm-8pm

Artist’s Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00–8:00 pm Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Records, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Mark Ruwedel. Records will open on Thursday, March 1, and will close on Saturday, April 7, with a reception for the artist on March 1 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. This is Ruwedel’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery, which presented his first New York show, Westward the Course of Empire, in 2009. The exhibition will present the artist’s recent projects in the western United States, focusing on the collision of promise and reality. The photographs, primarily of homes and landscapes, were made in the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles, from the western Mojave Desert to the Salton Sea region, as well as in Utah and on a small island in British Columbia.

Modern Poets: Collective Task
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/13980
03/01/2012-03/01/2012
6pm-9pm

n early 2006, poet Robert Fitterman invited several other poets and artists to participate in a collective project: one participant would offer the group a new task on the first day of each new month, to be completed within that month, and participants would respond to any or all of the tasks. Tasks have ranged from “Create a piece around your first purchase of the month of March” to simply “One act.” The group named itself Collective Task and published its task-prompted works in 2009. Collective Task is now in its second round, with many new participants, under the curatorial care of Lanny Jordan Jackson. On this special evening, members of the group present paintings, texts, sound pieces, and photographic works made in response to the tasks they have set for each other over the years.

THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN – TOMIKO KATO
http://www.tenri.org/general/events.shtml
03/01/2012-03/14/2012

ART EXHIBITION – THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN – TOMIKO KATO

Corinne Wasmuht
http://www.petzel.com/exhibitions/2012-01-12_joyce-pensato/
03/01/2012-04/28/2012
6pm-8pm

Wasmuht is widely known for her large-scale, multi-layered oil paintings. Her work derives from an array of pictorial inventions, culminating in an aesthetic tension that aims to reconcile what the artist refers to as the “dualism of modernism,” a melding of representational and abstract structures in painting. The paintings’ images are generated from an array of abstracted and overlapping photographic imagery that Wasmuht sources from a combination of the Internet and her own personal photographs. The images, both appropriated and her own, mine daily life, nature, science and art, fusing into staged abstracted productions. As Wasmuht describes her process, “In a film, one image is followed by another, whereas I pile the images up on top of one another.” Above all, her labor-intensive painting technique characterizes her work.

BAC Gallery presents: FUNNY HA HA
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/
03/01/2012-07/27/2012
6pm-9pm

Opening Reception Thursday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Join us during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk at the opening reception for BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition Funny Ha Ha. Can art be critical and humorous? This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff.

GEORGE PLATT LYNES
http://www.stevenkasher.com/html/home.asp
03/01/2012-04/07/2012
6pm-8pm

Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present George Platt Lynes, an exhibition of over 40 vintage prints drawn from an important private collection. The exhibition includes major examples of nudes, portraits, ballet pictures and surreal images photographed by this American master between 1933 and 1953.

SPAR: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig
http://www.stevenkasher.com/html/home.asp
03/01/2012-04/07/2012
6pm-8pm

Exhibition: March 1 – April 7, 2012 Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8pm Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present Spar: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig. Included in the exhibition are over twenty gelatin silver prints. In his recurring travels to Cuba between 1997 and 2009, Meleschnig captured boxers and their everyday life of physical training. Gymnasium, ring and street collectively unfold the lives of young men in a sort of visual poem.

MOMENTUM
http://www.the-impossible-project.com/projects/exhibitions/
03/01/2012-06/26/2012
6pm-8pm

OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 01, 2011 6:00 PM It has been almost two years since the very first release of Impossible instant film, the wildly anticipated new black & white instant film for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. Although the film was initially in a developmental stage and highly experimental, it dawned on both fanatics and photographers alike that the impossible actually could become possible. Just 19 months later, Impossible has released 12 unique film types for three separate Polaroid camera systems. Although the journey has been short, the length Impossible has come represents a milestone in reviving instant analog photography. Using Impossible’s latest color and black & white films, twelve carefully selected photographers are illustrating a MOMENTUM that will carry instant analog photography through the digital age and beyond.

Eat Peter to Feed Paul by John Felix Arnold III & Christopher BurchJohn Felix Arnold’s drawings and mixed media pieces combine a fine art aesthetic with a stylistic execution that’s intentionally derivative of graphic novels and comics. Equally influenced by this subversive genre of literature, modern dance, and his father’s collection of modern and abstract art, Arnold layers imagery with commentary to create a hybrid reality that references his synthesized human experience and aims to inform people of an ever hurtling machine that they are being wrapped inside of that is eating away at their humanity, yet seemingly cannot live without. Christopher Burch’s drawings and paintings are a beautiful amalgamation of traditional, classical drawing techniques, fused with early 20th century era cartoon images, references, and subjects that deal with intense issues of race, self, class, and the human experience as a tool to retell stories of old in a contemporary context in order to see new ways of thinking and moving through time from the the past in the present into the future. His drawings are masterful and hark on the feelings dredged up by greats such as Goya , while re-synthesizing their classical nature into a modern story telling and analytical context. His work is chock full of movement, struggle, intensity, history, resistance, movement, and contemplation.
http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/exhibit/
03/01/2012-03/31/2012

John Felix Arnold’s drawings and mixed media pieces combine a fine art aesthetic with a stylistic execution that’s intentionally derivative of graphic novels and comics. Equally influenced by this subversive genre of literature, modern dance, and his father’s collection of modern and abstract art, Arnold layers imagery with commentary to create a hybrid reality that references his synthesized human experience and aims to inform people of an ever hurtling machine that they are being wrapped inside of that is eating away at their humanity, yet seemingly cannot live without.

The Ungovernables
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/448/the_ungovernables
03/01/2012-04/22/2012

The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly “natives” to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. “The Ungovernables” is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.

ANIMAL FARM: A MUSICAL an arts education fable written & directed by BHQF
http://thebrucehighqualityfoundation.com/Site/home.html
03/01/2012-03/04/2012
2pm-7pm

In 2012, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) is in crisis. Faced with overwhelming debts, the Chicken Trustees of the school may be forced to compromise its 150 year legacy and do the unthinkable: charge tuition. Luckily, the graduating Piggy Artists of the class of 2012 have something else in mind. Starring Maria Dizzia, Joe Kay, Ian Lassiter, Matt Nasser, and Liz Olanoff Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm and 7pm Sunday, March 4th, 2pm and 7pm Limited Seating. RSVP Required. Please specify date and time. RSVP@vitoschnabel.com 159 Bleecker Street, NYC (between Thompson and Sullivan)

Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/shelley’s-ghost-afterlife-poet
03/01/2012-06/24/2012

For the first time ever, selections from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manuscript will be available for public viewing in the United States in this exciting exhibition, which is being shown in collaboration with the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in England and will highlight the literary and cultural legacy of P.B. and Mary Shelley, and that of her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.

Bobbi Beck at Grand Central Library: A Traveling Exhibition of Autobiographical Drawings
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/bobbi-beck-grand-central-library-traveling-exhibition-autobiographical-drawings
03/01/2012-03/28/2012

obbi Beck has exhibited her artworks at five New York City Public Libraries. She now travels to the Grand Central Library Branch for another exhibition. Included are many new drawings rendered with vibrant colors. The drawings are autobiographical and reflect her day-to-day observations and feelings. They convey her emotional and visual renderings of humor, love, gender conflicts, marriage, family, health, joy and sorrow, anguish and global issues.

The Birth of Promotion: Inventing Film Publicity in the Silent-Film Era
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/birth-promotion-inventing-film-publicity-silent-film-era
03/01/2012-03/10/2012

The evolution of motion pictures from invention to art form has spanned the century. The basic elements of the promotion and distribution of film were established in the silent-film era. This exhibition focuses on the develoment of those elements — posters, promotional magazines, advertising, and exploitation campaigns — from pre-cinema to the transition to sound film. The gallery visitor will be able to view posters, programs, advertisements, and lobby cards that were shown to the public from 1890 to 1930, as well as original gouache designs for posters, including an early, pro-Union sketch for Birth of a Nation. Also on view are things that the public was never supposed to see — periodicals, calendars, and exploitation sheets giving advice to theater owners and managers on publicity, advertising, and retail tie-ins for films starring Theda Bara, Lillian Gish, Corinne Griffith, Harold Lloyd, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Ben Turpin, Rudolph Valentino, and many others.

Peter Tunney // Skull Session
http://www.clicgallery.com/index.htm
03/01/2012-03/25/2012

Opening Receptions: Wednesday, March 14, 6-10pm Thursday, March 15, 6-10pm In the latter half of the 2000s, skull iconography experienced a massive cultural renaissance. Alexander McQueen, arguably the most influential designer of the last twenty years, adopted the skull as his brand trademark in the early 2000s; reproducing it on everything from scarves to jeweled clutches. Meanwhile, in 2007, British enfant terrible Damien Hirst sent shockwaves through the art world when he sold a diamond-encrusted human skull for $122 million dollars. Gradually, throughout the course of the 2000s, skulls shed their more macabre, foreboding implications and became widely accepted as signifiers of not only dark luxury and good taste but of the precariousness and preciousness of human existence.

PIERRE FICHEFEUX THE KING OF CHICKENS MAKES HAVOC IN HEAVEN
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/
03/01/2012-03/31/2012

Opening Reception w/ guest DJ Taka: THU 01 MAR, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Artist Talk w/ Live Performance by Bow Ribbons & Smiles Guthrie: FRI 16 MAR, 7:00 – 10:00 pm Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by French artist Pierre Fichefeux from his series The King of Chickens Makes Havoc in Heaven. Opening March 1st and extending through to the 31st, this will be Pierre Fichefeux’s first solo exhibition in New York City.

The Herd Remorse
http://www.lesleyheller.com/
03/01/2012-03/04/2012

CONFIGURED
http://www.bcontemporary.com/
03/01/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to CONFIGURED, a group exhibition curated by Teka Selman. The exhibition will feature paintings, photographs, video and sculpture by a selection of emerging and established artists. The show opens this Thursday March 1st from 6 – 8 pm. The works featured in Configured employ a myriad of methodologies to explore manifestations of the complex terrain of identity. While they do not necessarily work exclusively in self-portraiture as a practice, all are interested in confronting conventional notions of representation, considering how a work of art might concurrently engage and resist the gaze. With works that are at turns playful or somber, the artists in Configured challenge notions of truth in (self) representation, hiding as much as they might reveal about their own embodiment.

Cut and Paste at Muriel Guépin Gallery curated by rhv fine art
http://www.murielguepingallery.com/
03/02/2012-04/15/2012
6:30-8pm

Although the process of collage has been around for millennia it was George Braques and Pablo Picasso who, in the early 20th century, made the act of cutting and pasting disperate elements of paper, cardboard, string or basically whatever into works of fine art. This marked the beginning of a mash-up between “high” and “low” culture that would eventually occupy an enormous movement in contemporary art. RHV Fine Art has selected three artists, James Cullinane, Sharon Lawless and Andrew Zarou, from it’s exceptional roster of artists, each of whom uses the technique of collage in different ways and to different ends. March 2 – April 15, 2012 Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 6:30 – 8pm

The Hot Solids, Primitive Seven, Frequency Core, Elefantkiller, Nicky Romance
http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

The Hot Solids, Primitive Seven, Frequency Core, Elefantkiller, Nicky Romance

Modified presents the 10 Years of Commercial Suicide Tour!
http://cameony.blogspot.com/http://cameony.blogspot.com/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
11:45pm-00pm

KLUTE (Commercial Suicide – LONDON/UK) CLEVER (Offshore Recordings) NYCHAVOK (Modified) $10, 11:55 PM, 21+

Heloise & The Savoir Faire , Mirror Mirror and
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3089
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
6:30pm-10pm

New York’s electro-rock outfit Heloise & The Savoir Faire released “Trash, Rats and Microphones” on April 26, 2008 via Simian Records (Elijah Wood’s new label and joint-venture with Yep Roc Records). With a live show described by Disorder Magazine as a “great big flying disco ball swerving through a relentless shower of pink glitter and synth-lasers,” Heloise & The Savoir Faire have gained popularity in the UK after making their TV debut on The Graham Norton Show and Channel 4’s Friday Night Project. An electrified collision of late-70’s disco-infused dance punk and 80’s synth-pop, the group is fronted by the charismatic Heloise Williams and backed by two dancers (Joe Shepard and Sara Sweet Rabidoux) and a full band (James Bellizia on guitar, Luke Hughett on drums and Jason Diamond on bass). Produced with and engineered by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, “Trash, Rats and Microphones” captures the energy, sexuality and humor of the live show.

SARA BOUCHARD
http://open-source-gallery.org/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

Brooklyn-based artist, composer and musician Sara Bouchard returns to Open Source for a special combined performance and exhibition of her recently completed song cycle and series of works on paper “The News: Monday-Friday.” The two parts of “The News” each consist of five songs that Sara wrote in five consecutive days. Each day, from Monday through Friday, Sara collaged lyrics from words and phrases cut out of that day’s newspaper and used her background in American roots music to interpret the corresponding melody and instrumental accompaniment. Sara carried out this rigorous exercise during a week in 2010 to create Part 1 and again in 2011 for Part 2.

NEW MUSIC – WASHINGTON SQUARE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SOCIETY
http://www.tenri.org/general/events.shtml
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society in collaboration with the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble Music of Czernowin, Hurel and Gervasoni. Featuring a new work by Dominique Schafer and the US premiere of Normale, by Schuyler Tsuda, an Etchings Festival Commission. The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society seeks to further the cause of new music by presenting the most recent works of our time in exemplary performances. The Society selects composers based on originality and expertise, and then works closely with them in preparing their music for public presentation.

PaleyFest 2012
http://www.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-home
03/02/2012-03/03/2012
03/04/2012-

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN + THE MISSION: CIVIL RIGHTS READER
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
8pm-10pm

Known for fusing his classical music roots with a myriad of soundscapes, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), is a passionately innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader. DBR’s collaborations span the worlds of Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones and Lady Gaga. DBR + The Mission perform Civil Rights Reader, a musical exploration of iconic figures from the civil rights movement including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Maya Angelou and Rosa Parks.

CENTRALIA
http://www.brooklynlyceum.com/
03/02/2012-03/23/2012
8pm-10pm

In this immersive theatrical experience, UglyRhino brings you the story of real ghosttown Centralia, Pennsylvania, where you’ll travel throughout the warehouse space, encountering the nine intriguing characters who refuse to vacate the town. While you hear their extraordinary stories, you will be served signature drinks that have been specially designed to pull you further into the world of the play

Photography and Ruin
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/photography-and-ruin
03/02/2012-03/06/2012

Photographs, often characterized as frozen moments in time, are in truth physical objects in perpetual transition, born of a medium that is itself thought to be disappearing. Created by light falling on photosensitive surfaces, photographs begin as passing instants that continue to evolve as they materialize as images. Even when fixed or printed, photographs remain susceptible to change due to internal flaws, artistic intervention, or environmental factors. As objects in flux from the moment of inception, photographs are like ruins, or fragments of time. Traces and remnants of the past, they are simultaneously stable and transient, present and absent.

First Fridays at the Schomburg
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2012/03/02/first-fridays-schomburg?utm_source=eNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NYPLPrograms20120220&utm_campaign=NYPLPrograms
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
6pm-8pm

The “Rakiem Walker Project” (RWP) is a seven-piece band, which consists of horns, drums, vocals, guitar, and keyboards, etc. The band plays different genres and musical feels such as: Jazz, R & B, Neo Soul, Live Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Blues, and Latin. The band is led by saxophonist and native New Yorker Rakiem Walker. Rakiem Walker has been mentored and has worked with a wide array of musical icons such as: Donald Byrd, Milt Hinton, Max Roach, Frank Foster, and the RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. The band is led by the unmatched vocal style of singer and song writer “Kennedy” (from Harlem, NY via Michigan). The plush chord structures and supreme left hand bass skills are executed by Hip Hop/Neo Soul/R & B producer Entrfied McCloud (Bklyn, NY). Guitar rhythms and colors are provided by Julian Litwack (Bklyn, NY). The bottom back beat is provided by Thomas “Poet” Johnson (drummer Nwk, NJ). Ben “Bari” Barson is wailing on baritone sax (Harlem, NY).

The Biennial Project
http://www.artconnectsnewyork.org/calendar-of-events.html
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
7pm-9pm

The Biennial Project, a collaborative project by artists Eric Hess, Charlene Liska, Laura Rollins, and Anna Salmeron to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennial exhibits within the art world, and in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennial exhibits as possible. For information on how YOU can participate, please visit: http://windsorwhitneybiennial.com/biennial2.aspx

Norbert Bisky: Stampede
http://www.leokoenig.com/exhibition/view/2269
03/02/2012-04/07/2012
6pm-8pm

Heide Fasnacht: Loot
http://www.kentfineart.net/exhibitions/main.html
03/02/2012-04/21/2012

Since 2008 Heide Fasnacht has been exploring landscapes of cultural destruction and in the process has recovered images long dormant and silent. Against our social climate, marked as it is by an inability to face history, Fasnacht takes on the challenge of excavating the past as she examines the fate of cultural artifacts in times of conflict. She begins in medias res, figuratively and literally, and assembles arrays of things stolen, hoarded, lost, recovered, and demolished as a result of war. Fasnacht draws on multiple sources, including the Nazi’s confiscation of art and treasure, the Allies’ bombing of Monte Cassino, looting and damage at the Umm al-Aqarib archaeological site in Iraq following the US invasion, the methodical looting of treasure by Japanese forces in WWII, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the London Blitz, the TET offensive, the Monuments Men, and the Rubble Women.

Chakaia Booker: Print Me.
http://davidkrut.com/exhibitions.html
03/02/2012-04/14/2012

David Krut Projects is pleased to present Print Me, the first exhibition dedicated to Chakaia Booker’s prints. Booker began collaborating with Master Printer, Phil Sanders, of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in 2009, and has created over 100 unique prints to date. The title of the exhibition, Print Me, refers to the collaborative dialogue between Booker and Sanders, in which Booker would leave hand written notes for Sanders once her compositions were finished and ready to print. This exhibition features a selection of these collaborative prints, which highlight Booker’s investigation of the two-dimensional framework through experimental print media.

SIMONE GILGES
http://www.foxyproduction.com/
03/02/2012-04/07/2012

Reception March 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SIMONE GILGES presents, in her second New York solo exhibition at Foxy Production, a new series of photographic portraits. Her photographs draw astute visual connections between the people she portrays and the settings in which they are posed. Gilges channels the tropes of portrait, design, and fashion photography into an enigmatic idiom that both discloses and holds onto its secrets.

Mesmer Eyes Kathy Goodell
http://www.causeycontemporary.com/
03/02/2012-04/16/2012

This March, Causey Contemporary is pleased to present Mesmer Eyes, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell. Sculpture and drawing, Goodell’s most familiar forms, are utilized as physical accents within Mesmer Eyes, the tactile qualities leading one from nature to the metaphysical. Mesmer Eyes is characteristic of Goodell’s meditative approach to space, time and consciousness, while optimizing her interests in light and prismatic color to create a hypnotic effect, allowing the tangible to meet the abstract. This will be the first solo exhibition by Ms. Goodell at the gallery, which will include a large-scale, interactive painting installation, aqueous pigment print photographs, sculptures and drawings from 2011-2012.

FRANKLIN EVANS:EYESONTHEEDGE
http://www.suescottgallery.com/
03/02/2012-04/15/2012

OPENING RECEPTION 2 MARCH, 6 – 8 PM Evans examines the processes of making art — the generation of ideas and materials, their transformation from one to the other, and the many varied states in between. For this exhibition, he will present paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a sound piece in an all-encompassing environment. The wall paintings and collage environments of past installations, such as timecompressionmachine from Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1, have been collapsed by the artist and transferred to the surface of large-scale canvases. Mundane materials such as artist’s tape that previously played a key role as a barrier, frame, and drawing tool, are carefully recreated as trompe l’oeil representations, as the use of actual tape in the final compositions diminishes.

RADIATOR GALLERY presents TOGETHER AGAIN
http://www.radiatorarts.com/Gallery.html
03/02/2012-03/20/2012

Opening: March 2, 6 – 9PM Special event: March 9, 6 -9PM The show’s title is based on a piece by Vikenti Komitski, which presents an intriguing world map whose continents have come together in a single, interconnected body. Is this restored Panguea, a Utopian island or a new world order? Is it the result of natural disaster or of carefully engineered forces of globalization? “Together Again” is charged with both contradiction and potential, fueled by a Romantic sentiment that togetherness/ solidarity is still possible. The show is immersed in the “ideal,” presenting artistic gestures that push beyond a possible yet desirable future. Landscape is a recurring motif, behind which lie attempts to observe and contemplate, efforts either enhanced or mediated by technology. This detour back into nature is interrupted by an accelerating tension between nature and culture. Thus is formed the overall arch among these artists’ exercises in Utopia.

Scissors, Paper, Glue and Books I Can’t Cut U
http://www.studio10bogart.com/pages/description_page.php?page=12
03/02/2012-03/26/2012

Studio10 is pleased to announce Scissors, Paper, Glue and Books I Can’t Cut Up,an exhibition of new work by the Brooklyn-based artist Tim Spelios. Spelios’s original source materials become the means to mine obscure connections and create irrational associations through juxtapositions of images and objects. The obsolete materials he collects include flyers, books, magazines, trade catalogs and manuals which are often found at flea markets, second hand book shops or on the street. Spelios has a particular wonderment in the printed matter with the covers torn, important pages removed or defaced. Performances in association with the exhibition: March 10, 7:30 – 10:00 pm March 24, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Jesse Hulcher The Remaster Cycle
http://interstateprojects.com/
03/02/2012-04/08/2012

Opening Reception, Friday March 2, 6-9 pm INTERSTATE PROJECTS is pleased to present The Remaster Cycle, Jesse Hulcher’s first solo exhibition in New York. Through a wide range of digital and analog mediums, Hulcher explores the ways that corporate media influences how we view such disparate cultural experiences as the Vietnam war, Groundhog Day, and the Grateful Dead, among others. With Groundhog Days – or – Same Shit, Same Day, Hulcher has written a custom DVD script that alters the playback of 1993’s Groundhog Day, dictating that the central portion of the film devolves into an endless loop, rendering it a more realistic depiction of Phil Connor’s experiences in Punxsutawny, PA. Staying within the medium of mass market film, The Vietnam Experience – or – Same Shit, Different Song, the viewer is presented with a distallation of the entertainment industries cinematic representation of the Vietnam War thoughout the previous four decades.

Nicole Brenez (Cinémathèque Francaise, Paris) presents FILMS & VIDEOS BY MARC HURTADO (Etant Donnés)
http://www.microscopegallery.com/
03/02/2012-03/02/2012
7:30pm-10pm

We are honored to welcome Nicole Brenez from Cinémathèque Francaise (Paris) to introduce a screening night of selected works by French film-maker, poet, musician Marc Hurtado (from group Etant Donnés)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/brklyn_wk_talks.html
03/03/2012-03/31/2012
12:30pm-3:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. As part of BHS’s Brooklyn Walks and Talks program series, join Urban Oyster, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, for public bus tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Urban Oyster offers two Navy Yard Tour options: a two-hour comprehensive tour for $30 and a one-hour highlights tour for $18. These tours explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader in sustainable urban industrial parks. Tours will begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. BHS members receive 10% off all tours. For dates, tickets, and more information, please visit http://www.urbanoyster.com or call Urban Oyster at 347.618.8687.

Immigrant Foodways Tour
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/brklyn_wk_talks.html
03/03/2012-03/17/2012
11:30am-2pm

Saturdays, March 3, 10, and 17, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. As part of Brooklyn Walks and Talks, join Urban Oyster for this tour. Based on oral histories with residents and business owners in East Williamsburg, this tour explores the history of Brooklyn’s “Avenue of Puerto Rico” – once the heart of a Jewish community – and takes an in-depth look at the Moore Street Market, built in 1941 to mark the end of the pushcart era. Today the market is a centerpiece of the Spanish-speaking community. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with new knowledge about Latin American ingredients and a booklet of traditional recipes to help you recreate the tastes and smells of the market in your own home. Tickets: $39 (10% off for BHS members). Advance ticket purchase is required. Go to http://www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687.

Eat Like a Local Tour: Carroll Gardens
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/brklyn_fd_stories.html
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
2pm-5:30pm

As part of Brooklyn Walks and Talks, join Urban Oyster for a tour of one of Brooklyn’s premiere culinary neighborhoods, Carroll Gardens. This tour will include both old school haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs in an exciting menu of traditional flavors and daring dishes. We’ll stop at Italian and Middle Eastern shops that have long been the staple of the neighborhood and explore the growing scene of restaurants specializing in artisanal foods. As we enjoy their delicacies, local business owners and residents will tell us about the neighborhood’s rich history and changing character. Tickets: $49 (10% off for BHS members). Advance ticket purchase is required. Go to http://www.urbanoyster.com or call 347.618.8687.

Staged Reading: Ask Joseph
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/culture-arts/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
4pm-00pm

STEPS Theatre Company gives a staged reading of a play by Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud. This theatrical fantasy is influenced by the works of Anton Chekhov and Joseph Brodsky. Photographer Anya Roz will show her portrait project, Ancestor Blueprint, as part of the performance. In Russian. RSVP by calling 718-230-2222. Limit two per person.

C4 : A LOSS FOR WORDS
http://www.c4ensemble.org/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

An evening of new choral music on alternative texts with special guest Toby Twining. Featuring: Four2 by John Cage, The Blue of Distance by Zibuokle Martinaityte, Without Words by Huang Ruo, Hee oo oom ha by Toby Twining, the world premiere of Prelude, Choral and Fugue by Thomas Stumpf, plus Pseudo Yoik by Jaako Mӓntyjärvi, and new music by C4 composers Timothy Brown, David Harris, Karen Siegel, and Martha Sullivan.

Fierce, Phenomenal Women
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
5pm-11pm

March’s Target First Saturday celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art by showcasing the rich culture of women and their influences. 5–8 p.m. Music Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor Percussive ensemble Alakande! Spread Joy!; lo-fi punk group Making Friendz; and New Zealand contemporary soul group Fredericks Brown perform. 5–8 p.m. Action Station Great Hall, 1st Floor Participate in an interactive activity inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party! Bring photographs and images of phenomenal women to contribute to community-curated heritage panels, which will highlight the impact that women have had on our lives and on the world. 6 p.m. Performance Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Brooklyn Ballet performs excerpts from their spring 2012 program, which draws on influences including Stravinsky, Isadora Duncan, and hip-hop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m. MORE: http://www.brooklynmuseum.

Workshop: Popcorn Maker with Ben Moskowitz
http://eyebeam.org/events/workshop-popcorn-maker-with-ben-moskowitz
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
4pm-6pm

Join Eyebeam Alum Tahir Hemphill and Ben Moskowitz of the Mozilla Foundation for a workshop in Popcorn Maker, a creative, easy to use tool for authoring interactive media content. Popcorn is free, open source, and built from standard HTML, allowing users to utilize templates or customize their work. This workshop is especially geared towards video artists, net artists, documentarians, web designers, and media literacy educators.

Columbia Composers Concert
http://roulette.org/comm_events/columbia-composers-concert/
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

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Sugar Shack Burlesque presents: The Pop Up Show
http://www.thedelancey.com/events.html
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
7pm-11pm

Sugar Shack Burlesque presents: The Pop Up Show NYC’ s favorite burlesque dames have been hard at work playing 1920s burlesque tartes in the new James Grey film. Join us as we present a special pop up show for the cast and crew.

THE POP-UP MUSEUM Opening!
http://gowanuslab.tumblr.com/
03/03/2012-04/22/2012
8pm-

THE POP-UP MUSEUM of the Gowanus Canal March 3 – April 22, 2012 Opening Reception: 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 3rd Tumblr: http://gowanuslab.tumblr.com/ A museum’s mission involves the categorization, preservation, and contextualization of objects within a finite space. The Pop-Up Museum is designed to function as the inverse of these practices, bringing together a set of local, “unremarkable” objects that then become art or serve as a springboard for art that references them. Through the playful contextualization and re-contextualization of these objects, we will redefine the museum—both what a museum looks like, physically, and what it does, culturally. Specifically, we will work with found materials from all around the Gowanus neighborhood to create a new “history” of the region and its traditions (a not entirely serious one).

Party! Food!
http://prrtyfood.com/v3/about/party-food/ 
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-11pm

Live performance! One night only! Stand next to the artist as he shoves his creation down your mind-throat and watches you digest it. PARTY FOOD is a story about 2 monsters living in a toilet. It is about the King who rules them, the dreams that elude them, and the A L I E N Z who torment them from above. PARTY FOOD is the long-running performance/multimedia project by Joe Gillette, returning for the 8th live installment on Saturday March 3rd @ BRIC Arts, as part of the “Bricolage LIVE!” series. In this one-man-show, Joe will play many characters all at once and fumble through a psychedelic symphony of poop jokes, puppets, and chopped-&-screwed pop music.

Move/Music: Composer/Choreographer
http://www.vaudevillepark.org/events
03/03/2012-03/03/2012
8pm-10pm

Eclectic collaborations between (mostly) local composers and choreographers, hosted by Racoco/Rx. Racoco choreographer Rachel Cohen teams up with Chris Becker and Lynn Wright; they are joined by Jill Sigman/Thinkdance and composer Kristin Norderval

MOLLY SMITH TIDAL
http://www.katewerblegallery.com/
03/03/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

Molly Smith’s second solo show at Kate Werble Gallery addresses the artist’s personal response to the impermanence and cycles of change within the world. The works in this exhibition are purposely unfixed and mutable; they lean, balance, rest or hang precariously, suggesting the possibility of further transformation. Playing with varied heights and angles, Smith’s sculptures intersect one another across sightlines. Along one wall, strips of painted and cut paper are reassembled to span the thirty-five foot length, creating an undulating panorama. As they reference one another with recurrent materials, gestures and objects, the works suggest changing states. In the windows of the gallery, rotating displays show various combinations of a landscape painting, a photograph, and collected ephemera. These displays change daily to reflect how looking, seeing and making are part of Smith’s everyday.

JOHN ALMANZA AND DAVE HARDY
http://www.reginarex.org/
03/03/2012-04/08/2012
7pm-10pm

The paintings of John Almanza and the sculptures of Dave Hardy reflect the reckless abandon of progress, with an emphasis on looking at how materials get relegated to the side as other forces push forward. Indulging in the abundances available to them, both artists consider excess and overflow as vital to the physicality and construction of their work. Almanza’s viscous oil paintings rely on a process of application and removal of paint. While the paintings are still wet, he traverses the canvas with a thin strip of plywood—simultaneously scraping away paint with the swipe of a line and adding paint that is carried across on the plywood. This forms a pattern of hard parallel lines that reveals underlying ghosted abstractions perpetually in limbo. Hardy’s sculptures of found glass, foam and an assortment of other materials build tension from the interplay between hard and soft edges. Engineered to confound notions of structural integrity, these works borrow from the urgent language of p

anne-lise coste: m, l, e
http://www.toomerlabzda.com/Site/alc_-_m,l,e_1.html
03/04/2012-04/15/2012
6pm-8pm

toomer labzda is proud to present a series of new spray paintings by anne-lise coste, which explore the gesture and shape of letters in black on white.

SILENT SUNDAYS SERIES
http://www.gershwinhotel.com/love/special-events/
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
7pm-10pm

This is one of the NYC Hotel Lounge Acts you can’t miss – Silent Sundays Series by Joel Forrester, hailed as “the world’s leading accompanist to silent film“ by The Paris Free Voices. Pianist/composer Joel Forrester will continue his Silent Sundays Series at the Gershwin Hotel on March 4 with a showing of the great Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler Thief of Baghdad.

skin hides: 2×2 Collective
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/04/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

From nameless nudes to portraits of monarchs, the figure in art has served to codify power. So have art objects, splitting viewer from viewed. Our figures have agency. Our work empowers viewers as complicit participants, as centers of process and experience. We complicate and push against dichotomies and hierarchies: self/other, rural/urban, black/white, perpetrator/victim, family/stranger, performer/observer. We are four artists who met through NYFA’s MARK program. We quickly found common ground in our disparate uses of the figure at intersections of the social/political/personal.

Darren Bader presents E-Party
http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/340
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
6pm-11pm

1:00 PM – Enya + Ed Hardy 2:30 PM – L’Eclisse 4:45 PM – [experimental] dance party with DJs: Justin Strauss (Whatever/Whatever), Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Domie Nation The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

Teach HAL to see – Computer Vision with Python
http://simplecv-rss.eventbrite.com
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
12pm-2pm

“Do you want to add computer vision to your project? Do you want to make your own 3D images, vision-based musical instrument using a kinect, or teach your robot how to follow a ball? In this class Ingenuitas, the maker’s of SimpleCV, will give you an introduction to performing computer vision with python. We will cover the basics of computer vision and provide a brief introduction to python. This 2.5 hour class will start with a 90 minute tutorial, followed by an hour of demos where we will show you how a number of awesome projects that were made in just an afternoon. We will conclude with an hour or more of open instruction where we work on projects and the instructor will provide discussion relevant to student interest and one on one feedback. Students should bring a laptop with SimpleCV installed and a web cam or Microsoft Kinect. Students should install SimpleCV and python before attending and bring either a web cam or Microsoft Kinect.”

THE AARON COPLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC GUERRILLA ARTS ENSEMBLE
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/
03/04/2012-03/25/2012
2pm-

Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2012, 2:00 PM Suggested Admission: $5 / Members & Students Free Solo, Chamber & Jazz Performance by ACSM Students & Alums. Guerilla concerts highlight the talented musicians from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College featuring classical and jazz ensembles. These young musicians will provide excellent performances and also engage its audience through their innovative programs and educational conversations.

Alternative Economies in the Neighborhood
http://fabnyc.org/?utm_source=March+2012+Eblast+%231&utm_campaign=March+2012+Eblast+%231&utm_medium=email
03/04/2012-03/04/2012

You can be part of the conversation at the 2nd Arts and Labor Alternative Economies Teach-In! This Sunday, FABnyc Executive Director, Tamara Greenfield, will lead a tour of Fourth Arts Block @ 3:15PM. (Limited capacity – RSVP) The tour will be followed by a presentation, 4-5PM & discussion, 5-6PM. Visit Facebook for more info!

Richard Lainhart Memorial Concert
http://roulette.org/events/memorial-for-richard-lainhart/
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
3pm-

A very special memorial concert for Richard Lainhart (1953-2011). One hour program of music and remembrances following by a 30 minute screening of Richard’s last film work, History of the Future with live score by the Orchestra of the Future. I’ll be playing in the sixteen member orchestra.

The Cambridge Turn in Documentary Filmmaking with Scott MacDonald
http://www.uniondocs.org/2012-03-04-documentary-filmmaking-scott-macdonald/
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
7:30pm-10pm

We will be showing rarely seen work by John Marshall, Miriam Weinstein, Alfred Guzzetti, Robb Moss, and Stephanie Spray. For several years Scott MacDonald has been working on a pair of projects relating to documentary filmmaking in Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Cambridge Turn, a critical history of the development of ethnographic film and of personal documentary in Cambridge and A Critical Cinema 6 (The Cambridge Turn), interviews with filmmakers who have taught and made films in Cambridge and/or have studied filmmaking there. During this process MacDonald has discovered or re-discovered a good many accomplished, but under-appreciated films and videos. MacDonald will be with us to present a 90-minute program of this work.

SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS: CAR STUCK GIRLS
http://www.vaudevillepark.org/events
03/04/2012-03/04/2012
8pm-10pm

Musician Kevin Lynch (Grooms, Strange Rivals) provides a terrifying live score to détourned footage from automotive fetish web series Car Stuck Girls

Sam Moyer: Slack Tide
http://www.racheluffnergallery.com/future/sam-moyer/2/
03/04/2012-04/22/2012

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present a show of new work by Sam Moyer. For her second solo show at the gallery, Moyer will exhibit pieces that continue her examination of the liminal space between the two- and three-dimensional, albeit in a larger, more imposing scale than her work has explored before. In paintings that hover on the edge of sculpture, and sculpture that hovers on the edge of painting, Moyer recalls the rigorous language of mid-20th-century minimalist art, but also the modest, playful and scattershot material processes of home design projects.

OPPORTUNITIES:

KEYHOLDER RESIDENCY PROGRAM
http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html 
02/17/2012-03/01/2012
8AM-12AM

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are one year long, starting on April 1, 2012, and take place in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio. Facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand. Keyholders work independently in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking is provided for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.
2012 Scene: Brooklyn Call for Entries
http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1629
02/22/2012-03/08/2012
00pm-00pm

Scene: Brooklyn seeks short and feature narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and video art from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists for our Screening Series this May. Deadline: February 24, 2012 Late: March 8, 2012

Open Call for NYC Area Boatmakers, Builders, and Artists
http://www.marina59.com/Marina59_Residency_2012.pdf
02/24/2012-03/09/2012
00pm-00pm

The Boatel is a fleet of refurbished abandoned boats clustered around a floating platform. Some of our newly salvaged boats are gutted, others have existing interiors. Design proposals should consider functionality. The structural integrity of the boats should not be compromised. Artists will be able to stay part-time or full-time in a boat with water & electricity for the duration of the project. The beach is five blocks away. You are also welcome to bring a kayak or canoe to explore Jamaica Bay, or use one of ours
The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
02/23/2012-05/03/2012
00pm-00pm

We are pleased to announce: the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival has expanded and is now accepting submissions. After the wonderful success of our inaugural event last October, we have expanded to include selected works from submissions to be screened along with high quality curated film programs. We are scheduled for early Fall 2012. Please check our guidelines for more information http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
Exhibition and Artist-led Community Engagement Initiative
http://garrisonartcenter.org/
02/26/2012-03/17/2012
00pm-00pm

Garrison Art Center, located on the Hudson River in Garrison,New York, has a new opportunity for an artist to realize a project with a community engagement component. The opportunity includes an exhibition in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, a community engagement project with teens and their schools, studio resources, administrative support, and a stipend. The exhibition, in October 2012, includes two galleries (one gallery is 700 sq. ft. — one is 250 sq. ft.) The artist will work with teens from 1- 2 local schools to realize a project with an end product that will be shared through an exhibition, performance, or through public art Garrison Art Centerwill manage the logistics and administration with the schools and serve as liaison to the community The artist will have use of the Garrison Art Center studios, including printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and a film darkroom Stipend will be determined by experience and scale of project.

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/
02/26/2012-05/12/2012
00pm-00pm

The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.

Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/about/careers/
02/26/2012-03/26/2012
0pm-0pm

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an assistant curator of Contemporary Art to participate in a fast-paced and dynamic area of growth within the Museum. The successful candidate will be deeply familiar with a broad range of contemporary art and will assist with development and implementation of both collections growth and programs.

BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE
http://www.squeaky.org/bymi
02/26/2012-03/31/2012
0pm-0pm

We are looking for applicants for this video production & community history summer program, open to students currently in 9th-11th grades.

Fourth Annual Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/
02/26/2012-05/12/2012
00pm-00pm

The Hudson River Pageant – Saturday May 12 A community based ecological art and performance project that engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the project and our three month educational environmental art workshop series from March -May. Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant follows a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and live musical bands, features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.

Exhibition and Artist-led Community Engagement Initiative
http://garrisonartcenter.org/
02/26/2012-03/17/2012
00pm-00pm

Garrison Art Center, located on the Hudson River in Garrison,New York, has a new opportunity for an artist to realize a project with a community engagement component. The opportunity includes an exhibition in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, a community engagement project with teens and their schools, studio resources, administrative support, and a stipend. The exhibition, in October 2012, includes two galleries (one gallery is 700 sq. ft. — one is 250 sq. ft.) The artist will work with teens from 1- 2 local schools to realize a project with an end product that will be shared through an exhibition, performance, or through public art Garrison Art Centerwill manage the logistics and administration with the schools and serve as liaison to the community The artist will have use of the Garrison Art Center studios, including printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and a film darkroom Stipend will be determined by experience and scale of project

NYFA MARK’12 Bootcamp
http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=620&fid=1&sid=76
03/01/2012-03/07/2012

Open to Performing, Literary and Visual Artists of the Capital and Mid-Hudson Region of New York State New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the first of a series of NYFA MARK Bootcamp programs. For the Capital/Mid-Hudson region we are working in partnership with Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Hudson Opera House and Hudson Music Fest to host the program which will take place over one intensive weekend, April 27-29. In 2012, modeled on NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, MARK’12 Bootcamp is now open to artists working in the performing and literary arts. NYFA is excited to be able to support the wide variety of creative activities in the region. MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) program for artists based in New York State, (outside of the five boroughs of New York City) who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional and business side of their creative practice.

Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
http://www.coneyislandfilmfestival.com/
03/01/2012-07/12/2012

indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 12th annual Coney Island Film Festival September 21 – 23, 2012 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York! Coney Island Film Festival named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine. Regular Deadline – April 27, 2012 Late Deadline – June 28, 2012 Extended Late Deadline – July 12, 2012 Entry categories: Feature, Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Silent Film, Horror, Animation, Music Video. The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.

Applications for Game Play festival
http://www.bricktheater.com/
03/01/2012-03/15/2012

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. We are now accepting for consideration submissions from a variety of artists, including but not limited to: playwrights and actors performance artists musicians media and visual artists entertainers of all stripes

Low Lives 4: Call for Proposals
http://www.lowlives.net/
03/01/2012-03/25/2012

Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Artists working in any media are invited to submit proposals for live performance-based works.

THE 22 MAGAZINE VOLUME 3/III/THREE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
 http://www.the22magazine.com/Pages/submissions.html
03/01/2012-04/30/2012

If you are reading this, then you probably already know what The 22 Magazine is. If not, we are a Brooklyn based artist run magazine, centering around 22 contributor’s each volume. Artists, writers, musicians and the like welcome. For Vol 3/III/THREE there is no theme or restriction. We will accept work on any topic. We are particularly looking for fiction or essay writers, as well as musicians for this volume but are happy to receive art submissions as well. Be creative, push the limits of what these generes define. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Submissions guidelines are here.

*Want to get your event listed on The Week/Weekend? Visit our brand new submission page or email your listing (in the correct format please!) to the22magazine {at} gmail {dot} com. 

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