Fiction Magazine 40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the new issue and Fiction’s 40th anniversary with contributors Sheila Kohler, Jerome Charyn, Brendan Kiely, and Kesi Foster.
OPERA ON TAP.
OPERA ON TAP. Opera is fun. Most people don’t seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Tap has taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The company is made up of young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.
With its cautionary title, Triumph skewers the hubris and folly of human ambition. This cavalcade of epic works references mythology, the occult, and organized religion, and uses age-old techniques of visual storytelling to voice personal angst. Depicting grand themes with extravagant embellishments, Kuksi’s assemblages of small, mass-produced materials are intrinsically narrative. Like gilt Baroque altarpieces, their stunning excess of detail is the ideal vehicle for the artist’s critique of power and piety. And like those early works of public art, they appeal to the viewer to transcend the strife and striving associated with greed.
WHY? w/ Danielson (an event within Carnegie Hall’s 2012 American Mavericks festival)
WHY? For what? Which reason, cause or purpose? What unnamed goal? In abstract, WHY? is the process of adapting to the somehow simple business of existing. WHY? is the searching for something clearly unreachable, with hopes of finding small significance along the way. The attempt to understand what’s really going on by observing, neither by telescope nor microscope, but by naked eye, the intimate details in the most mundane of life’s happenings. The attempt to describe the gist of the feeling of the tiniest modicum of The Great Universal Unutterable Joke we are all always not laughing at—except when we are. WHY? is living out the set-up of that old gag over and over, until we finally reach a punch-line. Or we die and we don’t.
A conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
During her 24-year career, she often cast the deciding vote in landmark decisions, and retired from the bench in 2006. Justice O’Connor will discuss her civics education project, along with her extraordinary career, and what attributes, skills and approaches are necessary for success in the future. President Barack Obama recently awarded O’Connor the Medal of Freedom in recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to public interests.
Living as Form Socially Engaged Art from 1991–2011
Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011 features descriptions and illustrations of over one hundred socially engaged art projects from the past twenty years that signal, according to Thompson, a “new social order—ways of life that emphasize participation, challenge power, and span disciplines.” In their essays included in Living as Form, six acclaimed theorists and cultural producers each look at the phenomenon of social practice from vastly different global and critical perspectives. Thompson’s introduction presents a history of this work over the past 20 years, while Teddy Cruz calls on artists to more aggressively take on social justice issues in the future. Claire Bishop questions the tendency to privilege ethical standards over aesthetic ones, while Brian Holmes provides a four-step process for activism that values each of these standards equally.
McSweeney’s Presents Diane Williams, Ben Marcus, and Deb Olin Unferth
Diane Williams reads from her new book of stories, Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, with Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet) and Deb Olin Unferth (Revolution). In Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, Diane Williams lays bare the urgency and weariness that shape our lives in stories honed sharper than ever. With sentences auguring revelation and explosion, Williams’s unsettling stories—a cryptic meeting between neighbors, a woman’s sexual worries, a graveside discussion, a chimney on fir—-are narrated with razor-sharp tongues and naked, uproarious irreverence. These fifty stories hum with tension, each one so taut that it threatens to snap and send the whole thing sprawling—the mess and desire, the absurdity and hilarity, the bruises and bleeding, the blushes and disappointments and secrets. An audacious, unruly tour de force, Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty cements Diane Williams’ position as one of the best practitioners of the short form in literature today.
Breaking Through Internet Censorship
The Swiss branch of Reporters Without Borders (RWB) and PEN American Center partner to celebrate World Day Against Cyber Censorship, an initiative launched by RWB in 2008 to support a single Internet without walls and available to all. Though walls still stand today, bloggers, hacktivists, and specialists in Internet security have been astonishingly creative in their circumvention of censorship, matching the vanguard vigilance of censors. Come hear international bloggers who will share their personal experience with censorship, and Internet experts who will offer information and new technology to help netizens of the world outwit surveillance.
TURKUAZ Underground Horns, The Funk Ark
Born as a side project by co-founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell, Turkuaz was formed in Boston in February 2008. Unbeknownst to Dave and Taylor, a demo of theirs had been submitted to Berklee College of Music’s Heavy Rotation Records by a friend. Heavy Rotation immediately added Turkuaz to their annual showcase at the Berklee Performance Center. Dave and Taylor formed the current 10-piece band from amongst their musician friends. Turkuaz’s first show was to 1,000 people at the BPC and was met with rave reviews. After 8 months in the Boston music scene, the band migrated as a whole to Brooklyn, with the intention of bringing their brand of funk to New York.
Illuminating the Illuminating: A Lecture on the Moon
What is going on with the Moon? This “second-city” of celestial bodies continues to confound humanity some 6000 years into our spiritual quest through time and space with profound questions: What is it made of? Where does it come from? Why does it wax and wane? And does it follow any set pattern at all? Unlike the Sun, whose very reliability has made it the paragon of stars, with countless religions and cultural monuments dedicated to its trustworthiness, the Moon’s haphazard performance, evident recklessness, and self-indulgent caprice have effectively limited its appeal to crackpots, maniacs, and female ethno-hippies throughout the ages. Join Jamie Hook for a lecture that promises to shed light on this misunderstood satellite, with reference to history, aesthetics, metaphysics, and of course sex.
STEPHEN BOYER & RAMI SHAMIR TRAIN TO POKIPSE BOOK RELEASE
Celebrating the long-awaited release of Rami Shamir’s Train to Pokipse, the novel which legendary publisher Barney Rosset calls “A Catcher in the Rye for the new century,” the author will be reading selections from the book. Writer Stephen Boyer, best known for his compilation of the OWS Anthology, will be reading selections from his novel, Parasite.
Women in the Newsroom: From Fashion Pages to the Front Lines
Women in the Newsroom: From Fashion Pages to the Front Lines In honor of Women’s History Month, Man Down author Dan Abrams speaks with ProPublica’s Robin Fields, Kim Barker and Nikole Hannah-Jones and The Jane Dough’s Amy Tennery on the changing role of women in media.
Evolving Music Series: Night of Spoken / UnSpoken Mysteries
7.30 Secret Orchestra Clif Jackson – bass & compositions Yuko Fujiyama – piano & compositions David Gould – drums/percussion 8.30: GINO SITSON’S VoCello Gino Sitson – voice, body percussion & compositions Jody Redhage – cello & voice Charenee Wade – voice & percussion 9:30 Speaking Tube Elie Sorbsel – voice, electronics Sabir Mateen – reeds, flute Frantz Loriot – viola Pascal Niggenkemper – bass
http://landlady.bandcamp.com/ a 6 piece dynamic pop explosion. Adam Schatz plays farfisa and sings. Renata Zeiguer plays casio, violin, guitar and sings, Indigo Street plays guitar and sings, Ian Davis plays bass and sings, Ian Chang plays drums and guitar, Booker Stardrum plays drums and drums.
The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Marriage
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating. Please arrive early.
James Ilgenfritz’ The Ticket That Exploded/Elliott Sharp’s Quadrature
James Ilgenfritz’ first opera, The Ticket That Exploded was premiered October 29 at Issue Project Room as part of their 2011 Artist In Residence program. Based on William Burroughs’ 1962 dystopian novel about identity disintegration, oppression of humanity’s collective consciousness through technological influence, and revolution through the subversion of those very technologies. Notations: The Cage Effect Today Presents: James Ilgenfritz’ The Ticket That Exploded (2011) Elliott Sharp’s Quadrature (2005)
Veveritse Brass Band finds its inspiration in the drama of the Romany(Gypsy) music of the Balkans. With an eye to the powerful exactitude of these melodies, Veveritse makes room for play. With two trumpets, a saxophone, four mid-horns, a tuba and two drummers, they are ten deep, creating not a wall of sound, but a loud tapestry. Members of the band also play in other great NYC bands like Romashka, Hungry March Band, Zlatne Uste, The Woes, Ansambl Mastika, and Stagger Back Brass Band….not to mention the infamous and nefarious “Top Secret Attack Band”! Veveritse, with its theatrical bent, has scored various nights of films, played benefits, parties and numerous clubs.
NO PLACE TO GO: Ethan Liption
NO PLACE TO GO Written by Ethan Lipton Directed by Leigh Silverman Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra March 14 – April 8 at Joe’s Pub The company where he’s worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, NO PLACE TO GO delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.
Selected Shorts: Tales of Money, Greed, and Power with NPR’s Planet Money
Adam Davidson and the team from NPR’s Planet Money, the public radio show that demystifies the world of money through razor-sharp reporting and engrossing storytelling skills, introduce a wide-ranging evening of funny, fun, smart, lively, and poignant tales performed by Broadway and Hollywood actors. The evening includes: Montanan Kevin Canty’s sharp-witted satire “Where the Money Went;” a selection from Caine Prize-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina’s deeply felt memoir of Kenya, One Day I Will Write About this Place (“One of Kenya’s young literary stars”- Vanity Fair); a vivid scene of Tom Wolfe’s Master of the Universe, Sherman McCoy from the ultimate Wall Street novel, Bonfire of the Vanities; and D.H. Lawrence’s killer classic, “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” Performers include: Teagle F. Bougere (Invisible Man), Danny Burstein (South Pacific & Boardwalk Empire), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost), and Jack Davidson (Adam’s Dad).
The Secret Science Club
Our genes inform everything from the color of our eyes to the thousands of biochemical processes that construct and maintain our bodies. With rapid advances in gene sequencing technology over the past decade, scientists are increasingly working to pinpoint the specific functions of genes in both wellness and disease. Molecular geneticist Alea Mills of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is among the most preeminent of these gene hunters and a pioneer in the field of chromosome engineering. Traversing the microscopic world of the cell, she has discovered DNA hotspots that play a critical role in aging and cancer, and most recently, uncovered a genetic cluster that, when deleted, may be a cause of autism. Dr. Mills asks: Where will the future of genetic technology take us?
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames Bobby Bare Jr.
Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Gob Iron, Uncle Tupelo), Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk), and Anders Parker (Varnaline, Gob Iron) bring their collaborative Woody Guthrie tribute to the Union Transfer in support of their new album, New Multitudes. With a room-filling persona, an ability to rock the doors off any club big or small, the chops to keep a crowd spellbound with just his guitar, and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare, Jr. is a truly unique performers. Adept at abandoning common sense in favor of laying himself at the feet of a rambunctious, freewheeling, and unfettered and unhinged muse, Bare Jr. throws himself full tilt into every performance.
THURSDAY MARCH 15 / EXHIBITION / Updating the contemporary art aesthetic is a struggle for every emerging artist. How do you modernize the artistic pallet in the age of post, post everything. The real ground breakers understand this challenge and are making waves in updating and reinventing our cultural ideal of what is “art”. PULSE is solely showcasing contemporary artists with unique and different ideas. Ideas that may push buttons, step on toes, and make you question your beliefs. PULSE is contemporary, PULSE is Now. Featured artists: Pantelis Klonaris, David Jacobs, Naromi, Rob Campbell, Marc Johnson, Kim Smith, David Ostro, Hee Won Seo and Eun Jung Kim, Miryana Todorova, Brian Whiteley, Matthew Eck, Drew Cronen, Keith Hoffman, Kwan Teck, Peter Nue, Jamie Sneider, So Na Lee, Elan Jurado, Minsoep Yoon, Paul Hunter Speagle. Curated by Panteleis Klonaris and Brian Andrew Whiteley on viewing from 1 to 9pm opening reception 6 to 9pm
Hernan Bas Occult Contemporary
Drawing from his interest in the supernatural, Hernan Bas’s Occult Contemporary responds to the recent proliferation of the occult in mass media with a presentation of new paintings depicting a representation of the devil based on traditional texts and folklore. Playing on the term “Adult Contemporary,” used to describe a light genre of popular music, the title of Bas’s show plays on this act of genre-fication which has made the presence of the occult and supernatural in books, movies, and t.v. accessible to children and young adults, extinguishing any aura of danger or taboo that the occult once held, and consequently, resulting in varying representations and visual depictions of the devil that stray from those detailed in real folklore.
Miss Representation (Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2011, 85 min.) examines the role that mainstream media plays in women’s underrepresentation in positions of power and influence. The screening will be hosted by one of the film’s advisors, Jennifer L. Pozner, founder and executive director of media analysis, education, and advocacy group Women In Media & News.
0,2012: The Last Futurist Lab
Target Margin Theater (TMT) returns to The Bushwick Starr for their 2012 Lab to present short-run fully-produced pieces running in rep, emphasizing artistic freedom above all. The 2012 TMT Lab’s artistic focus will be a close examination of the Russian avant garde art movement. Expect Meyerhold, Kharms, Mayakovsky and more!
Sound Addiction Presents: Blues in Space and The Shift
Blues in Space and The Shift share a willingness to push the energetic experience of live music. From the cello driven instrumental spacey rock music of Blues in Space to the double-songwriter led “vision rock” group The Shift. http://the-shift.tumblr.com/ http://www.BluesInSpace.com
Now in its third year, Trade School celebrates practical wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange. A non-traditional learning environment where students barter with teachers, Trade School gives anyone the opportunity to teach a class. From the philosophy of plumbing, to balloon animals 101, how to write a nonfiction book proposal, and much more, Trade School removes traditional class costs. Over four consecutive Thursday nights in March, during pay-what-you-wish admission, Trade School will take over multiple spaces throughout the Museum giving all visitors the opportunity to learn, teach, and swap knowledge without the exchange of currency. Resigration required. Sign up for a class by agreeing to bring a barter item for your teacher at http://tradeschool.coop/newyork/class
Stephanie Skura: Two Huts
Roulette presents award winning choreographer and director Stephanie Skura in her first NYC appearance in over 20 years with piece Two Huts. Hailed by Dance Ink as “a great American experimentalist” Skura has been creating and performing original works for over thirty years to international and national acclaim. Her stellar reputation for adventurous work precedes her while her unique skills and approach have seen her teach and train performance at some of the worlds most prestigious colleges and studios. Skura has been passionate about empowering and celebrating individual diversity and finding ways to do this through dance. Her rehearsal process involves unpeeling methods: revealing subconscious layers both strange and familiar. For decades, she has researched, practiced, and taught approaches to movement that allow dance to be a manifestation of the complexity of our consciousness.
“Show-and-Tell,” with Paul Lukas
Cabinet is pleased to be the spring 2012 home of “Show-and-Tell,” Paul Lukas’s monthly open-mic night. Previously hosted by City Reliquary, “Show-and-Tell” is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. There is no theme or agenda—interesting objects and the stories behind them are their own reward.
Readings in Contemporary Poetry Bob Holman and Thomas Fink
erhaps best known as a leader of the spoken word poetry movement, including slam and hiphop poetries, Bob Holman recently published his fifteenth book, Picasso in Barcelona (Paper Kite Press, 2011). This follows A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2003), a collaboration with Chuck Close and Crossing State Lines: An American Renga (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), which he co-edited. He teaches at Columbia and New York University and is a founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, where he serves as Artistic Director. His current mission is bringing attention to Endangered Languages, and he is co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance. Thomas Fink was born in New York City in 1954. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently Peace Conference (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011), Clarity and Other Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, 2008), and a book of collaborative poetry with Maya Diablo Mason, Autopsy Turvy (Meritage Press, 2010).
I’ve started thinking about pure electronic music again. Something very melodic, very aggressive” – Squarepusher Squarepusher performs in the US for the first time in 6+ years, with an all new project, “Ufabulum”. The new album releases May 15, 2012.
JANK! PARTY with Sxip Shirey and the Jank Boy 5. JANK! is fun, surprising, funky and unexpected. Born out of Brooklyn underground parties thrown by Gemini and Scorpio, JANK! is the best parts of dance music, from house party blues and soul to hip-hop and techno, re-imagined for brass and electronically exaggerated instruments.Featuring Sxip Shirey on mutant and bullhorn harmonicas, bass siren whistle, melodicotron, resophonic guitar and more, Ben Syversen on trumpet, Jeremy Gustin on drums, Don Godwin on Tuba and Xavier on vocals.
Swing House 4th Anniversary
The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: “An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for.” – TimeOut NY; “Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate.” – The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code more modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.
THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE: HOW OUR SEARCH FOR SAFETY INVADES OUR LIBERTIES
How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler takes an impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade—and their direct impact on our lives when he discusses his book at The Cooper Union–The Rose Auditorium on Friday, March 16 at 6:30 PM.
Heliotropes, Lead Stones, Not Blood Paint
SON OF PONY: FIFTH ANNUAL DADA POETRY SALON
It’s back! And more madcap than ever before! The fifth annual one-night-only Dada Poetry Salon, with Dada hostess Kat Georges! Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!). Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter Feed, and performances by DADA NYC founders Lois Kagan Mingus and Joanie Fritz Zosike, Romanian Dada poet/performance artist Valery Oisteanu, mysterious Dada musician/poet/instigator Steven Retchard, Personable Peter Carlaftes, Juggernaut John J. Trause, and more.
A unique phenomenon in the U.S. and the world, Left Forum convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public. Conference participants come together to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world, to discuss differences, commonalities, and alternatives to current predicaments, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world. The conference is held each spring in New York City.
16mm Noir films & the “Villains of Vaudeville”
A curated night of rare and out of print 40’s-60’s Noir Films and TV projected on 16mm, and in between the screenings live “Dark Synth Jazz” sets from the Villains of Vaudeville. Past music scores and have been homages to Vertigo, CheckMate, Dark Shadows, The Fugitive, Jonny Staccato and more. Ian M Colletti’s Dark Synth Jazz Ensemble for “Noir Night” at Vaudeville Park featuring: Ian M Colletti, Keith Abrams, Tim Byrnes, Shawn Lovato with special guest Daniel Carter. No Cover. Free Popcorn! Plus, all that is horribly true and unfair in the Black and White reels of our program.
The Dust Busters are an old-time string band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Ballads, fiddle tunes, old-time songs & banjo breakdowns — their distinct sound is contemporary, meaningful, raw… and foremost, fun!
Closing reception of Don’t Think About Amputation w/ live performances by PPL Esther Neff & Brian McCorkle, The Push Pops, Ivy Castellanos and Elan Jurado. Videos by Alison Ward, Amapola Prada and work by Sarah Beck. 8-11pm $5-10 sliding scale.
Bruce Brosnan: See, hear, remember/Tyler Vlahovich: recent work
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.
THE DUMPSTER PROJECT
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.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery Presents Angel Otero at ISTANBUL’74
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
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.
Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview
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)
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.
Allison Gildersleeve: Let Me Show It To You Unfixed
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
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.
Made By Hand
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.
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.
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”
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
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.
SOLOWAY presents: Krypta by DRAOK
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
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.
Liz Biddle, Regine Granne, and Katherine Tzu-lan Mann at A.I.R. Gallery
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.
THE MODERN BEETHOVEN
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.
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
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.
Harriet Korman: New Paintings
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.
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!
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
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.
Mark Ruwedel: Records
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.
THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN – TOMIKO KATO
ART EXHIBITION – THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN – TOMIKO KATO
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
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
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
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.
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
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 and Christopher Burch
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 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.
EMERGING FEMALE ABSTRACTIONISTS: Lauren Luloff
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.
Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet
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
Bbbi 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.
Peter Tunney // Skull Session
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
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.
Cut and Paste at Muriel Guépin Gallery curated by rhv fine art
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
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
Norbert Bisky: Stampede
Heide Fasnacht: Loot
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours
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
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.
Dark Pop 4
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.
THE POP-UP MUSEUM Opening!
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).
MOLLY SMITH TIDAL
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
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
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.
This is the third and final show of a three part series of exhibitions from the Pratt MFA Program.
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.
Inspired by Lee’s miniature crime scene sets, von Buhler decided to create the scenes from her family mystery using her own handmade sets and dolls. Utilizing evidence from autopsy reports, police records, court documents, and interviews, she has built a dollhouse-sized speakeasy, a hospital room, a child’s bedroom, and a pre-war apartment. She also created lifelike dolls with moveable limbs to live in these sets. Taking it to another level, von Buhler has now created an immersive theatrical experience to go along with the sets and her own investigation. The play stages these events in mobster Meyer Lansky’s former Lower East Side speakeasy. The location is elaborately set up to mirror the dollhouse sets from the book. The play’s tagline is “The speakeasy is our dollhouse and the actors are our dolls.”
anne-lise coste: m, l, e
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.
skin hides: 2×2 Collective
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.
THE AARON COPLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC GUERRILLA ARTS ENSEMBLE
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.
Sam Moyer: Slack Tide
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.
Lin Esser’s new exhibition, “Unconventional Tableaux,” began, in part, as an effort to replace a Dia de los Muertos box lost during childhood. Further inspired by the eccentric subjects of English symbolism, sinister figures of the renaissance and the anthropomorphic tableaux of Victorian naturalism, Esser soon found himself caught up in the creation of an entire body of three-dimensional works that he later began calling “tableaux.” His dark introspective vision and extensive experience with film and theater lend a sense of the dramatic to these macabre yet playful narratives about the joys and sorrow of everyday life and beyond.
The Laramie Project
In 1998, a young college student at the University of Wyoming, Matthew Shepard was beaten, tied to a fencepost and left to die by two men of similar age. After, the nature of the crime was revealed to be from hate and fear of homosexuality. A national debate ensued in America that painfully endures to this day. As the tragic events exploded all over the national media, a group of New York City based actors and writers, the Tectonic Theater Project, known for their unique style and view, were intrigued and went to Laramie, Wyoming to study the impact of these events and the result is the Heights’ March production of The Laramie Project.
The Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents a major exhibition of works by the idiosyncratic illustrator, designer, and writer, Edward Gorey (1925-2000), beginning March 5 and running through July 27, 2012
7 WOMEN ARTISTS SHOWN BY 7 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
The 3rd edition of SALON ZÜRCHER will yet again be in New York at Zürcher Studio. It will be for those who feel they are missing out on visiting the individual gallery amongst the whirlwind of the week of the Armory Show in New York—here they will find an accessible & impressive, small but representative fair. This year’s edition will showcase 7 WOMEN ARTISTS SHOWN BY 7 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES (Amsterdam, Paris, NY). The fair will be intimate and open, with a focus on women artists only. Zürcher Studio located at 33 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Bowery.
Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings
or more than four decades, Woods’ drawings have expressed compelling ideas and portrayed otherworldly scenes that suggest alternate histories and futures. With an inventive drive akin to that of Leonardo da Vinci and Giambattista Piranesi, and following the lineage of Enlightenment architect Etienne-Louis Boullée and Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger, Woods invites us to imagine worlds as they might be. His drawings embrace decomposition alongside construction and ruin along with rebirth, presenting a heady brew of politics, history, and graphic bravura that never fails to astonish.
Khosrow Hassanzadeh Haft Khan: The Seven Labors of Rostam
The first solo exhibition in New York City of paintings by Iranian artist Khosrow Hassanzadeh will be on view at Leila Heller Gallery’s Chelsea location at 568 West 25th Street from March 1 through 31, 2012. Haft Khan: The Seven Labors of Rostam will feature two monumental murals on tile, as well as works on paper. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Hassanzadeh’s murals are enormous in size: the largest is more than 6 feet tall and nearly 28 feet long. Inspired by Iranian traditions of manhood that existed in a pre-revolutionized Iran, Hassanzadeh combines Persian visual traditions with pop representations of the once-celebrated icon of the wrestler.
Swept Away Projects
An extension of the Swept Away exhibition, Swept Away Projects will include a series of “live” installations occurring during the run of the exhibition that will allow audiences to experience and interact with artists and their site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand, and dirt. The series includes the floor installation of Catherine Bertola of the U.K., who works with dust, among several others. In some instances, visitor will actually get to sweep away the installations by walking through and touching them, participating in the ephemeral nature of these artists’ output. Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design is made possible by the Inner Circle, a leadership Museum support group, and with public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.
Honey Me To Tears
Adam Stanforth, Aesthesia, Allison Read Smith, Benjamin Heller, Carlton DeWoody, Chadwick Tyler, Daphane Park, David Brooks, David Walsh, Hackett, Ian Campbell, INNER COURSE, Iona Rozeal Brown, John Wells, Kirsha Kaechele, Lisa Lozano, Max Schumann, Maynard Monrow, Mickey Western, Midori Harima, Nils Folke Anderson, Peter Schumann, Swoon, Thomas Beale, Tora Lopez
Colin Snapp: Continental Drift
FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: IT’S YOURS: WARS OF THE FRENGLISH REVOLUTION AND OTHER CONFLICTS 1782–1797
Morgan Lehman Gallery is pleased to announce, “It’s Yours: Wars of the Frenglish Revolution and Other Conflicts 1782 – 1797”. This is the first New York solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Frohawk Two Feathers. Two Feathers’ intricate ink and tea-stained portraits on paper bring to life his complex historical narrative detailing the colonial uprisings against the imagined 18th-century superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. Using actual historic events as points of departure, Two Feathers creates fantastical riffs on Europe’s colonial past, revealing how that history plays out in the cultural and political complexities and neo-colonial global conflicts of the contemporary world.
Marie Lorenz ARCHIPELAGO
The exhibition is made up of three videos projected together with objects found along the harbors. “The tide acts like a giant centrifuge,” writes the artist, “reorganizing things according to their shape and density”. In “collaboration” with the tide, Lorenz makes a record of these objects by printing, casting, or videotaping them. Each video was shot from an apparatus connected to the body of the artist and to the boat while en route from Barren Island to her home in Bushwick. This same geographical path is shown three different ways: from a birds-eye view of the artist, at the horizon line and along the shifting contour of the land.
The son of a printmaker, Walton inherited his father’s trade, and for the first fifteen years of his career, practiced and taught printmaking. Interested in the materials used for printmaking-wood,lead,steel-more than the finished product,Walton began to make sculptures that spoke to the in after seeing an exhibition of sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1964.
The House of Fitzcarraldo
In 1979 director Werner Herzog and his megalomaniac best fiend, Klaus Kinski, pulled a 300-ton steamship over a mountain under its own steam. In this highly theatrical performance work, the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Herzog & Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing the useless conquest of unconscious wishes. Pulling and culling from a myriad of source texts, videos, and dreams, Buran uses its distinctive style to situate itself between high and low culture – creating mayhem, shooting cap guns, prompting sing-a-longs, and integrating a folksy existentialism to explore our nature as beings who cannot help but desire our own dumb dreams.
MAKE A WISH CLAUDIA TROMBIN
Dacia Gallery and Contaminate NYC is pleased to present “Make a Wish”, a solo-show by Italian artist Claudia Trombin. Through multi-media paintings, watercolors, and installations revisiting the fascinating and complex language of the unconscious, Claudia’s seductive yet unsettling creations aim to bewilder the viewer, generating doubts and questions, unleashing desires and dream-like visions. In her attempt to shape the invisible – emotions, feelings, fears, obsessions, reveries – she creates imaginary spaces, juggling reality and fantasy, the ordinary and the unique. Inspired by Surrealism principles and fascinated by psychoanalysis and archetypes nature, Claudia develops her artwork along ambivalent, symbolic, and philosophical themes. Dragonflies and dandelions, flowers composed of a seed head and hundreds of smaller florets, become her inspiration to materialize this process.
Alexandre Orion SPOIL
Foley Gallery is pleased to host its second solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion. The installation will feature video footage from the Ossário tunnel intervention project, several soot on canvas paintings from Art Less Pollution and unique prints made by “Pollugraphy” (collecting toxic soot directly from vehicle exhaust tailpipes). The gallery exhibition coincides with Orion’s participation in Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of the League of Professional Theater Women
The League of Professional Theatre Women, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to collaborate with the League to celebrate the oral history legacy which, since 1992, documents an outstanding array of women who have contributed to contemporary American theatre.
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
SPRING/BREAK Art Show March 8-11, preview March 6; David Alexander Flinn, Desi Santiago Old School 233 Mott Street – New York, NY 10012
Arlene Shechet Parallel Play
Dieu Donné announces the opening of an exhibition of new paper-based works by artist Arlene Shechet beginning Thursday, March 8, 2012 and on view through Saturday, April 28, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6—8 pm, and the artist will be present.
The Long Fight for Kawtoolie: Portraits from the Jungles of Burma
Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary are pleased to announce an exhibition of 15 color portraits by renowned photographer Jason Florio of freedom fighters and civilians who have struggled for independence in the Karen State of Burma, along the Thailand border.
The Irondale Center presents Theatre Three Collaborative Another Life
Called “Stinging & Satirical” by the Kenyon Review, Another Life is a roller-coaster ride, surreal and real, through the past ten years which tells of the titanic struggle between a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the War on Terror torture program. Greed, war-lust, and sexual enslavement lead to a subtle but growing resistance and whistle-blowing.
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 6-8 PM Block Island, located 11 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, is an important stopover for birds on the offshore migration route of the Atlantic Flyway, offering respite at sea during their seasonal flight. Elizabeth Dickens, a long time resident, began collecting dead birds on the island beginning in the early 20th century. She had them stuffed and catalogued, amassing a valuable ornithological record consisting of 172 specimens. The cause of death- flew into a lighthouse, death by cat, death by telephone wire- was always noted.
Susan Inglett Gallery is pleased to present Available Light , a new series of photographic works by Sarah Charlesworth from 6 March to 14 April 2012. The exhibition will open to the public Tuesday 6 March with a reception for the artist Thursday evening, 8 March from 6 to 8 PM. Light, in both a physical and metaphysical sense, is at the center of this new body of work from Sarah Charlesworth. Making use of a crystal ball, an assortment of prisms, and other optical instruments, Charlesworth engages the play of light from her studio window as it reflects and refracts to conjure a mysterious animated presence. At various turns our expectations are questioned and confounded by optical inversions and visual illusions. Composed images of spectral phenomena are shown side by side with documentary style images of the studio. Props arrayed on a desk and studio materials leaning against a wall hint at the show in progress.
Celebrating Women’s Work
The Pen and Brush, Inc. proudly presents Celebrating Women’s Work. This all media group exhibition features just over three hundred new works by one hundred thirty of our artist members and past exhibitors. The exhibition opens on March 8th and will close on Sunday, March 25th featuring readings from our literary artists from 2-4pm.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame,” on the 19th floor of the gallery’s penthouse space, features new paintings by Joe Andoe. Andoe has created these instantly recognizable works with his distinct style of applying oil paint and wiping it away, shaping shadow and light, blurring the contours of his subjects. These subjects are specific to his practice and reflect his fascination with iconic American imagery. Here he has returned to horses. It is the combination of his technique and use of a monochromatic palette, which result in the powerful images that comprise the current exhibition.
Benjamin Butler SOME TREES
Klaus von Nichtssagend is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Benjamin Butler, entitled Some Trees. Featuring new oil paintings, the show will open on March 8th and run through April 22nd. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, March 8th from 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature a variety of Butler’s oil paintings on canvas, from the large scale to smaller pieces conceived of and hung as a series. The title of the show is borrowed from the John Ashbery poem, ‘Some Trees’, and points to Butler’s specific meditation on painting. For most of the past decade, ‘trees’ and ‘forests’, have served for Butler as a pictorial stand-in and a point of departure for making abstract paintings. In these recent works, Butler is seen approaching his paintings more directly as objects, considering not only the front surface of the canvas, but the sides as well.
Theo A. Rosenblum & Chelsea Seltzer “Two Heads are Better than One”
The Hole is proud to announce the collaborative exhibition “Two Heads are Better than One” by Theo A. Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer opening this February 14th. This exhibition will feature sculpture, painting and drawing by these two artists, who, working in tandem over the past year, have created a significant assortment of deeply unsettling, playfully odd, and unavoidably memorable works.
mounir fatmi Oriental Accident
Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present Oriental Accident, Mounir Fatmi’s second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition features a collection of works never before shown in the United States made between 2009-2012. As always with Fatmi’s work, the art is political in nature and confronts issues in the contemporary Arab world. The native Moroccan, who lives and works in Paris, uses installation, sculpture and video to explore modern day industrialization, recent insurgencies throughout the Maghreb and the Middle East, and the inevitability of history repeating itself.
Odd Nerdrum was born in Sweden in 1944. He studied at The Art Academy in Oslo, Norway and later studied with the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf, Germany. Nerdrum developed a style of painting that is unique by any standard. His work is in the permanent collections of several international museums and many American museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The New Orleans Museum, New Orleans, LA; The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, and The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
Ruins in Reverse
30 Days of New Plays by Women
Launched before the formal incorporation of Culture Project, Women Center Stage is our longest-running programmatic initiative. From the first collection of works presented under the festival mantle in 1996, Women Center Stage has grown into a multi-pronged initiative, an echo chamber for women artists to build community and share their stories, and a launch pad for provocative and relevant new work. The cornerstone of WCS is the annual Women Center Stage Festival, a dynamic and diverse laboratory for works in progress from women artists at all levels of their careers. Presented every March for Women’s History Month, the month-long Festival provides a much-needed setting for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting women artists in dialogue with their peers, new audiences, and critical review.
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “THEATRICAL BY DESIGN: A CENTURY OF THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION’S THEATRE INTERIORS”
New York’s Broadway theatres are known for their elaborate musicals, dramatic plays and big stars, but how often do audiences stop to think about the historic interiors of these glorious theatres? To bring attention to the interior design and restoration of many of the most famous Broadway theatres, New York School of Interior Design will present “Theatrical By Design: A Century of The Shubert Organization’s Theatre Interiors,” on view at the NYSID Gallery (161 East 69th Street, btw Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.) from March 8 – April 27, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The gallery is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Stephen Prina Painting
Stephen Prina’s seventh exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery will consist of three triptych paintings. These paintings are made on commercially produced linen window blinds with the final installation comprised of 9 blinds that hang from the ceiling. The blinds function both as sculptural objects as well as a support for Prina’s typical abstract gestural brushstrokes in shades of red, yellow, and blue. Prina transfers the three primary colors that have been repeatedly drawn on by modernist artists such as Piet Mondrian or Barnett Newman into an architectural setting.
Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Russell Maltz: The Ball Park Series, 1977-2012. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York in over a decade. The exhibition presents the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s ongoing Ball Park Series spanning the past 25 years. Since the late 1970s, Russell Maltz has produced sculptures, installations, and wall works informed by the aesthetics of baseball fields and stadiums. Executed with a broad array of off-the-shelf, unrefined construction materials, including sheets of plywood and glass, metal wall studs, 2x4s, sawhorses, enamel paints, and more, his Ball Park Series works can be characterized by their consistent use of the colors green and white, which directly reference the vibrant green Astroturf of the field and stark white chalk lines demarcating the boundaries of the game of play.
Cellar Door Brian Fekete & Nathan Schiel
Often cited as an example of phonasthetics, here Cellar Door forefronts the concept of thresholds. The hidden, forgotten and stratified belong to the cellar, and a door grants or denies passage into this alternate realm. In literature gateways, portals and even rabbit holes are used as a device to define the transition between perceived truth and enlightenment, and the few who gain access must earn it. Painters Fekete and Schiel both explore similar boundaries between an apparent surface reality and an enigmatic world below in their work on view at 571 Projects. Activating similar thresholds, they challenge us to engage and interact with their work.
Now Playing The Kreutzer Sonata
Potent memories and criminal confessions—this chilling one-man account of sexual jealousy and murder will keep you wanting more. Featuring live accompaniment and original cast members Hilton McRae, Sophie Scott, and Tobias Beer.
Ken Rosenthal & Vojtech V. Slama
EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
OPENING RECEPTION & LECTURE Friday March 9, 5:30 pm at Flushing Town Hall TURKISH ANATOLIA KILIMS, Belkis Balpinar, founding Director, Vakiflar Carpet Museum, Istanbul and modern kilim artist Archeological findings and written material indicate that Anatolia was a textile center for more than 10,000 years. Added to this, the migration of nomadic Turkic tribes after the 11th century resulted in a great variety and diversity of Turkish flat woven rugs. Celebrated curator, author and weaving artist Belkis Balpinar discusses the dating, techniques and symbolism of the various types of flat-woven rugs and pile carpets that have made Turkey famous.
COMMONALITIES: 4 Norwegians + 4 New Yorkers
Founding editor of WhitehotMagazine.com, Noah Becker is a curator, writer, artist and jazz musician, and contributes to Art in America, Interview Magazine, Canadian Art and The Huffington Post. “This exhibition shows an aspect of high quality work being produced in Europe and North America in our time. The idea of artists being automatically connected in some way is a fallacy fed to us subliminally and linearly. Art history is wound together with globalism through the mass distribution of images and imagery delivered in a linear digital mold. Much of what is documented in two-dimensional artistic practice is fed to the public in a manner that has a host of attached biases. The presumption of a common thread is an attitude propagated by linear thinking as linear thinking is part of everything we do now. In relation to contemporary art, the non-linear holds an important place.
Melissa Pokorny:Useful Things (For Getting Lost)
Reception: Mar. 10th, 7-10 Armory Event
CRISTÓBAL LEHYT: EAT YOUR EMBLEM
Vogt Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show of Chilean artist Cristóbal Lehyt. Bringing together three recent related bodies of work exploring identity, figuration, and dramatic narrative, the exhibition will showcase drawings, photographs, and paintings, each taking Lehyt’s vision into a new direction. The Drama Projections are single images made up of 32 joined inkjet prints depicting human figures. These works originate from graphite and ink drawings of city dwellers created in an altered state induced not with the aid of substances, but through quick visual responses and repetition. They then undergo heavy filtering in a process involving photography, Photoshop, and then magnification.
BIKE SHOP tells the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store circa 1993 and its owner, Bobby, an exuberant bike mechanic who runs a shop that was first opened by her grandmother in 1936. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on her bike and get her own life in gear. As the sole performer in this musical, Elizabeth Barkan brings to life three generations of this bike-obsessed family, as she builds and fixes real bicycles onstage while backed up by a 4-piece “Bicycle Band”.
ionas Gallery is pleased to announce Lend Me Your Eyes, the first New York solo exhibition by sculptor and ceramicist Jessica Stoller. Stoller’s sculptures range from table-top figures and busts to large scale multi-piece works. In this solo endeavor Stoller continues using clay as a vehicle to explore issues of idealized beauty, vanity and the subjugation of the female body using porcelain as her primary media, a material inextricably linked to desire, secrecy and commodification.
opening: March 9th, 6-9 PM Dena Yago Ben Schumacher Darren Bader Asher Penn Debo Eilers Valerie Keane Dominic Nurre Alisa Baremboym Jared Madere Jason Lee Torey Thornton Andrei Koschmieder Peter Demos Ryan Foerster Sebastian Black Jeffrey Joyal Bradley Kronz The early history of the sewing machine was a contentious one. In the beginning of the nineteenth century, three different inventors simultaneously came up with designs. One died young and penniless after pouring his entire lifesavings into a prototype. Another started a factory only to have it destroyed by angry French tailors afraid of his invention. A third produced no working model, despite being the first patent-holder.
Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now
Hey, Hot Shot! 2011 Second Edition Showcase
Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present Hey, Hot Shot! 2011 Second Edition Showcase, an exhibition featuring works from the five winning photographers of the Second Edition 2011 round of competition: Michael Cappabianca, Phil Jung, Brendan George Ko, Cristina De Middel and Meike Nixdorf. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 9th, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hey, Hot Shot! 2011 Second Edition Showcase will be on view Saturday, March 10th, through Sunday, March 25th.
Pro Choice Presents Wolfgang Breuer and Anita Leisz
BHS Building Tour
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. Come explore our beautiful landmark building. Designed by architect George Post and built in 1881, Brooklyn Historical Society’s building was ahead of its time. Using the latest technology, Post created a magnificent structure with amazing craftsmanship. On this guided tour you’ll learn not only about the building as an architectural gem, but you’ll also find out the “more than meets the eye” history of one of Brooklyn’s premier cultural institutions. This tour is free with museum admission and open to the public. Admission is always free for BHS members. This tour is part of BHS’s Brooklyn Walks and Talks program series.
Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C)/Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project/The Artists of The Invisible Dog
The Invisible Dog Art Center is thrilled to announce the opening of three solo exhibitions, one group exhibition, and in house artists open studios, all on Saturday March 10th. On the ground floor, R Justin Stewart’s sculptural installation Distorting (A Messiah Project 13C). In the garden gallery, Daniel Horowitz’s 365 drawing project. In the third floor gallery, Malcolm Brown’s photo-portraits The Artists of The Invisible Dog. Each of these in-house artists will contribute a piece to a group show Work/Space 2012 also on the third floor, and offer Open Studios on the second floor. The show hours and open studios are Saturday March 10th, 1-10pm and Sunday March 11th, from 11am-6pm.
The Other Ken Weathersby
Ken Weathersby’s exhibition includes easel-sized, patterned abstract paintings, photographic works, and several wall-mounted boxes containing tiny, crafted objects resembling miniature paintings. The works in the show shuffle the traditional given stuff of pictures and picture-making. The paintings are subtly pulled apart, or have pieces cut out and removed, or their painted faces refuse to be seen. The wall-mounted boxes may be mere models for groupings of larger works, or may be works in themselves. This intentional ambiguity extends to photographs included in the show, paired portraits, where false resemblance and mistaken identity might seriously undermine what a profile picture is supposed to do.
Ann LePore Mapping for Empathy (The Landscape is Deadly)
Social activism, American history, and a love of technology and science collide in Ann LePore’s recent work. “I used to think that landscape images were innocuous, boring even, until I was 16 and had re- occurring nightmares about being trapped inside a Wyeth painting. Now during my research trips to historical societies, environmental research centers and even aboard the research vessel SeaWolf, I keep one eye on the landscape, looking for correlations between my findings and their immediate natural surroundings. There are often subtle indicators in our landscape which can be interpreted to reveal what divides or unifies us.”
IAN DAVIS Jewel Sermons
The title of the exhibition refers to a strategy used by preachers to examine different aspects of complex ideas. Just as one might inspect the facets of a diamond by turning it over in the light, Davis offers his viewers multiple possibilities for understanding his narrative intentions. While contemplating subjects such as wealth, collapse, futility and hubris, he creates a diverse population of oligarchs, imposters, subversives, scientists, African soldiers, TV journalists, insurance adjusters, and “various types of frauds and charlatans.” In a formal departure from the flat patterning and ordered geometry of his earlier work, many of the recent paintings are newly energized by circular compositions and spiraling vortex-like structures. In Curriculum Vitae (2011) Davis stages a vainglorious celebration around concentric banquet tables.
Alasdair Duncan makes colour saturated graphic Signs for the Future. Recalling the lexicon of our designed world, Duncan’s signs are stand-ins, signifying things that do not yet exist: not futurological predictions, rather they are emblems of the not yet imagined. They are familiar, but withhold their intentions; indeterminate yet full of promise. They often sink into their own representational space, or logical game.
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 1, 2012.
Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, June 6 through 10. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop. Deadline May 1, 2012.
Buy Local (Fowler Arts Collective)
Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to present Buy Local, an exhibition featuring new work by Brooklyn and Philadelphia artists Susan Fang, Maria Rajewksi, Samuel Stabler, and Brian Willmont. These four artists make works that explore subject matter as varied as the magic and melancholy of objects, awkwardness and fleeting moments of failure, vaganuses and octipenises, and the construction of a new American folktale. Buy Local, timed to coincide with New York’s greatest marketplace for contemporary art, The Armory Show, acknowledges that while all of the work in the exhibition has been made with the zeal of an art-for-art mentality, at the end of the day it would be nice to sell something. Taking it’s name from the retail movement, Buy Local aims to showcase exciting new art with the hopes that maybe, just maybe, we’ll at least break even.
SANTIAGO TACCETTI Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here
The exhibition will also feature a dramatic site-specific installation “Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here” by the Berlin-based, Argentine artist Santiago Taccetti. Integrating with the Black & White Project Space’s architecture, the simple plastic structure lit from inside and filled with smoke will occupy the outdoor gallery revealing itself as an illusion on closer inspection. The illusion of entering an area clearly defined by four walls is broken as soon as the observer enters the brightly lit cube triggering the smoke machine. What is to be experienced is the infinite space without any clear distinction between the inner and outer spaces.
In this month long installation and group show curator Brad Truax turns the lens onto the artist and asks them to explore themselves and the way in which they make art. Are they- HYPER overactive, active, energetic; busy, fidgety; excited, frantic, frenetic,frenzied, adrenalized, feverish; or Hypo- low, under, beneath, down, below normal. The exploration of the state of mind of the artist will give incite into their work offering a glimpse at the creative process and the aesthetic accomplishments and styles which develop out of these different emotional states… It will be interesting to see if the viewer’s expectations correlate to how the artists actually approach their work- which in turn puts the lens onto the viewer, asking them to gauge their assumptions about the way in which they look at art.
STEFAN SEHLER: BECAUSE IT’S THERE
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-9 PM Parker’s Box is delighted to welcome back the Berlin-based painter, Stefan Sehler. In each of his exhibitions at the gallery, the artist has never failed to surprise, always giving the impression that he has pushed his subtle reverse glass painting process and its challenging discourse to its absolute limit, before embarking on another equally challenging new proposition. Speaking in Artforum about the artist’s previous exhibition at the gallery, Donald Kuspit suggested that Sehler’s paintings “demonstrate that modernist painting is not necessarily dead – it still has some tricks up its sleeve – and show that a quasi-photorealistic picture can have a [striking] message”.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
The exhibition showcases the diversity of the gallery program. The 8 artists included with works representing a variety of media (paintings, installations, sculpture, photography and design) reveal the sharp awareness they have of today’s circumstances. Ranging from Michael Van den Besselaar’s witty and wry observations on a range of familiar social subjects and Eric White’s insightful commentary on the absurdities of life, Isidro Blasco’s artist-designed architectural environments, Amy Talluto’s investigation of the in-between states of painting through quiet and expansive natural worlds and Roberley Bell’s focus on the artifice of nature, to Alejandro Moreno’s and Julian Montague’s exploration of everything from the mundane to the sublime through text and image, the works in this exhibition cover a wide range of practices, lending the exhibition an uncanny edge.
DOROTHY PALANZA NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC
The late 1980’s were a time marked by economic boom and bust, racial tensions, homelessness and crime. While you could easily score drugs to get high, there were no proven drugs to cure AIDS, and depression colored the landscape. Regardless of Ed Koch’s proclamations otherwise, a malaise, a pall, a frenzied fatigue blanketed the city in a torporous cloud. 1988 – PROZAC released with marketing campaign 1990 – PROZAC achieves most prescribed status By the 1990’s, half of the people I knew in Manhattan were on Prozac – many of who still are. These works on paper capture moments and moods from the late 1980’s period in New York before Prozac. NEW YORK BEFORE PROZAC: Drawings 1985-1990, was part of a solo exhibit (The New York Series) presented at the Interkulturelle Kunstwerkstatt, Berlin Germany in 2005.
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show
Stand-up Comedian and Daily Show correspondent, John Oliver, hosts a unique series of stand-up comedy shows for Comedy Central which feature some of America’s most influential stand-up stars and great upcoming comics. Season 3 is sure to be amazing. Headliners this year include David O’Doherty, Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Dana Gould, Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron. As well as these great comics Mike Lawrence, Andy Zaltzman, Iliza Shlesinger, Kurt Braunohler, Jared Logan, Adam Newman, Emily Heller, Hari Kondabolu, Mark Normand, Ben Kronberg, Dan St. Germain, Adam Lowitt, Leo Allen, Michael Che, Sheng Wang, Al Jackson.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-8 PM C24 Gallery is pleased to present Kaleidoscope, a group exhibition curated by C24 Gallery Executive Director, Kristen Lynn Johnston. The gallery’s fourth exhibition includes the work of four international artists: Shannon Finley (CA), Grazia Toderi (IT), Canan Tolon (TR), and Rob Voerman (NL). The exhibition will be on view through April 21, 2012. There will be an opening reception on March 10, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art
The winter Fashion at FIAF series extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today. Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.
An icon among American filmmakers, David Lynch is equally committed as a visual artist. He began his career as a painter and started making short films while a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia to find a way to make his paintings move. Lynch works across many different media to create paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photographs. Recent paintings combine primitively drawn figures and text with thick textured areas of paint and, often, inserted lit colored light bulbs. Framed in thick gold frames under glass (inspired by Francis Bacon’s frames), they become box-like, objects in their own right. Narrative subjects exhibit Lynch’s trademark whimsy, wit and humor along with his recognizable penchant for the ambiguous, yet precisely depicted, frozen moment that unveils an instinctual, often violent or tragic human emotion, almost verging on the absurd.
High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting
Join us on Monday, March 12 to check out first designs for the final section of the High Line. James Corner and Ric Scofidio, of the High Line Design Team, will present initial design concepts, and Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond will give an update on the project timeline. LOCATION Public School 11 Auditorium 320 West 21st Street Between 8th and 9th Avenues This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OBIE-winning cutting-edge series (theater, dance, music, performance art, media, robotics, animals — serious fun). Curated by Scott Adkins, Rob Erickson, Jeff Jones, Tina Satter & Normandy Sherwood Scheduled performances include: ANTI-MATTER CABARET by Ambergris (Matthew Thurber): Ambergris conducts spelunking tours into fluorescent lagoons of narrative imagination. Here, the musical narratives are constructed as karaoke sung over vintage. MYSTERY PLAY by Forrest Gillespie (Dome Theatre) – Violence sees his name written in pieces on the wall, and becomes. the age-old thought of “I not I” is turned into “I and I,” and two friends skulk in the mirrors of their own fated histories. EDGAR OLIVER: tales MAGGIE ROBINSON: new theatre CRAIG FLANAGIN: Excerpts from a new play
WOMEN IN HIP HOP
Celebrate Women’s History Month at MoCADA with a panel discussion featuring a multigenerational group of women music artists. Special reception featuring a live DJ set by female artists. Stay tuned for the official line-up! Seating is limited. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
An Evening with A. K. Burns and A. L. Steiner
Community Action Center, a recent MoMA acquisition, is a picaresque, exuberant, and explicit filmic account of happily consensual, and often public, sexual encounters among a group of adventurous friends. The filmmakers—A. L. Steiner, an artist known for her photo-collages and her involvement with the band Chicks on Speed and the curatorial group Ridykelous; and A. K. Burns, a multidisciplinary artist and cofounder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)—have created a non-narrative, transgressive document of a group of friends who act upon, and into, one another. The dialogue-free film features an original musical score as scintillating as its lush and lascivious images.
Robert Beavers on Markopoulos and the Temenos
Filmmaker Robert Beavers presents an evening of short films by Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928–92). Beavers’s selection of films, including Swain, Ming Green, Through a Lens Brightly: Mark Turbyfill, Sorrows, and Gilbert & George, reveals Markopoulos’s various approaches to the film-portrait, a genre that he developed in relation to his films of Greek myth and films of place in his monumental final work, Eniaios (1947–1991). These rarely screened films, shown here in chronological order, illustrate how fragmentation and movement-in-place are salient qualities in Markopoulos’s filmmaking from Swain through to the portraits in Eniaios. A brief discussion following the screening will focus on Markopoulos’s vision of the Temenos, its archive and projection space, and the premiere of cycles VI – VIII of Eniaios that takes place on June 28–July 1, 2012 in Arcadia, Greece. http://www.the-temenos.org
The Meeting is an event in honor of the life and work of the late Karl Spörk, who was an International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) resident in 2000, sponsored by bm:ukk, Vienna. The Meeting, hosted by ISCP, includes an exhibition and panel discussion and is organized by artists Nick Kline and Monika Wuhrer. The title of the exhibition is based on The Meeting, a work from 2000 by Spörk. This 63-second video is essentially a conversation between Spörk and the great Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. Set in a darkened room, each sits in a separate chair with their back to the camera facing a television; the video depicts Spork’s animation of Dürer’s anatomical figure studies in which the arm moves to touch it’s own genitals. Reminiscent of a psychotherapy session, there is a long period of silence until Dürer praises the artist on his manipulation by saying, “I like it” to which Spörk responds, “I am glad you like it, Albrecht.”
Artopia: Art and Design Book Sale
All art books are 30% off our already-low prices. Hundreds of art, design, architecture, interior design and photography books, including never-before-seen stock.
Public Movement SALON 2 – Visioning Session for Return
SALON 2 will feature academic experts presenting positions on scholarly issues related to a Palestinian right of return and the Israeli law of return. Topics may include religion and secularism, the dynamics of nationalism and diaspora, definitions of citizenship, ideas of return, the possibility of financial compensations for displaced Palestinians, and the status of the Palestinian community in New York. Members of the public will be called upon to register their own positions. Held in the historic Orozco Room, which features José Clemente Orozco’s 1931 mural Table of Universal Brotherhood, a suitable setting for the promise of return.
HEE RA YOO, NELLIE RAINWATER, RYAN ROSS, JAMES ATKINSON. UNDER EXPOSED
Curated by Doug Post, this series provides an opportunity for choreographers who are either beginning or evolving in their careers. Under Exposed presents work by choreographers who are not often given the opportunity to show work in larger venues which demand more “finished” visions. As Dixon Place is an incubator, work shown may be at any stage of development.
CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you. Claudia Chopek has been seen and heard playing with Bruce Springsteen, The Jonas Brothers, Moby, Sean Lennon, TV On The Radio, Nancy Sinatra, Donna Summer, Ryan Adams and Norah Jones. She’s been in 2 episodes of Gossip Girl, appears in the movie The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience, and her arrangements and playing were heard in the 2011 Academy Award winning short film The New Tennants. Most recently, she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, performing with host Joe Scarborough.
SCOTT TIXIER, CD RELEASE: BROOKLYN BAZAAR
Violinist Scott Tixier is as a true innovator on his instrument and is quickly becoming known as the new voice of jazz violin. He has earned international recognition for his playing.
Lightning Over Braddock
Lightning Over Braddock is as eccentric a picture of America as has emerged in the last two decades. Like Buba’s earlier short films, it chronicles the decline of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a hard-luck town which once flourished as “Pittsburgh’s shopping center.” It concerns a director (Buba, playing himself) trying, without much success, to make a movie with a crazy street hustler named Sal, who considers himself responsible for Buba’s (modest) success. Like Errol Morris, Buba has a fascination with the idiocyncratic details of daily life, and uses his formidable sense of humor to document the decay of industrial America.
ARTIST TALK: Stephanie Skura
An artist talk by dancer/choreographer Stephanie Skura before her 4 night residency at Roulette.
Catherine Sikora-saxophone / Ziv Ravitz-drums
Catherine Sikora-saxophone / Ziv Ravitz-drums http://295douglass.org/?id=267
Ben Gernstein Group
Ben Gerstein-Trombone / Mat Maneri-Viola / Craig Taborn-Piano / Garth Stevenson-Bass / Randy Peterson-Drums
TANYA MARQUARDT NOCTURNE
Written by Tanya Marquardt, performed by Peter Blomquist and Jessica Jelliffe, directed by Mallory Cattlett. Nocturne (the incomplete and inaccurate account of the love affair between George Sand and Frederic Chopin) is a classic retelling of an old romance filled with sex, games and piano concertos. Fred, an ailing musician, and George, a bi-sexual writer, are neighbors in a New York apartment. George steals into Fred’s window one night to hear his music and leaves with his heart. When Fred is unable to satisfy George’s sexual needs, she creates a role-playing game in the hopes of seducing him. But when the game turns sour, Fred and George must risk seeing one another for who they really are, even if there are deadly consequences.
ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE GATZ
One morning in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him.
ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE GATZ
One morning in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him.
Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Influenced by my daily devouring of literature, I would say the pictures which I paint are a visual form of fiction writing. They are essentially pre-narrative set-ups containing fictional elements hopefully encouraging subjective interpretation. Painted into raw panels with thin paint they become a sort of contemporary fresco into wood. Nick Ghiz 2006
Patricia Sarrafian Ward: Re/Vision
Artist Talk: Featured Artist Project Wednesday, March 14th , 6:30pm Patricia Sarrafian Ward: Re/Vision $10 suggested donation/ $5 members
Forgotten Country, Catherine Chung’s debut novel, tells the story of a girl’s mission to find her missing sister and the family secrets she uncovers along the way. Granta co-hosts.
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related practices—in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine—have recurred in art throughout the 20th century and to the present day. Artists from André Masson and Joan Miró to Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober to Mark Manders and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. If art history reveals an unending impulse to render the human figure as a symbol of potential perfection and a system of primary organization, these works show that artists have just as persistently been driven to disfigure the body.
Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition
The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century’s end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition—from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.
Downtown Urban Theater Festival
Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) returns for a much-anticipated 10th Anniversary season at its inaugural stage at HERE in SoHo, Manhattan, NYC. The season showcases 15 theatrical works over three weeks beginning March 14, 2012. Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated writer of Broadway’s 1996 hit musical Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, is back as the festival’s Artistic Director and Adrienne Kennedy, recipient of Lifetime Achievement awards from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and OBIE Awards, will be honored with the DUTF Playwright Master’s Award.
Immigrant Movement International: Year One
Join artist Tania Bruguera in conversation with Queens Museum Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl and Curator Larissa Harris as well as Creative Time Director Anne Pasternak and Chief Curator Nato Thompson as they review the first year of Bruguera’s ongoing Immigrant Movement International project in Corona, Queens. After the discussion, there will be a short question-and-answer session in which audience members are encouraged to participate.
Tim Byrnes & The Vaudeville Park Music Collective Presents
Featuring: Hazel-Rah (mem. of Kayo Dot) and Ruler (ex-Time of Orchids) Record release party for Hazel-Rah’s The Africantape 10″!!!! There will be about 20 copies to sell of this beautiful, limited edition 10″ vinyl release. Be there or miss out! Hazel-Rah will also be doing something extremely unusual for this performance, not likely to be repeated. Opening set by Ruler (Time of Orchid’s Eric Fitzgerald solo—truly amazing) hazel-rah.net http://soundcloud.com/rulermusic
Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status Class
This workshop provides valuable information about starting a nonprofit organization. State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying. This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations; insurance; and employment issues. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization.
Celtic Appalachia Concert
This St. Patrick’s Day season, join us for a real toe-tapping, knee-slapping, singing and dancing fête celebrating the Irish and African traditional music influences on old time American, country and bluegrass music. For one-night-only, Mick Moloney’s beloved Green Fields of America meet some of the best musicians to come from the Crooked Road region in Virginia and Cheick Hamala Diabate to celebrate the cultural links between Ireland and Celtic Appalachia.
Eavesdropping: Cornelius Dufallo Patrick Derivaz duo, Urban Resonance & Jake Harper: Saying I, repeating the word many times
Modern composer and curator Guy Barash’s new music series “Eavesdropping” returns to The Tank to present some of today’s most daring performers and surprising composers. This installment features: Cornelius Dufallo and Patrick Derivaz Composer/violinist Cornelius Dufallo (of ETHEL) teams up with composer/bassist Patrick Derivaz for a new collaboration entitled Bass Violin. Using composed material as a point of departure, Bass Violin is an improvised project that explores a meditative, quasi-hypnotic aesthetic in which variation is slowed to a nearly imperceptible rate. Within this sound world, the combination of registral extremes and a rich palette of digital tone colors create music that is deeply engaging on both an emotional and psychological level. http://www.corneliusdufallo.com http://patrickderivaz.com
Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute, The Netherlands
In the wake of World War I, American film comedy dominated screens around the world. But between 1908 and 1914, before the international stardom of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, there were the European comedies of Zigoto, Bébé, Onésime, Little Moritz, Robinet, and Max. These distinctively named screen characters were part of a phenomenal outpouring of Euro-clown comedies, featured in over 70 different series in France alone. Produced by prestigious companies like Ambrosio in Italy, Messters in Germany, and Gaumont and Pathé in France, this body of work was, on the whole, more psychologically complex, self-consciously surreal, and edgier than American slapstick. Long deserving of greater notoriety in the U.S., these films are accessible again after 90 years, thanks to ongoing preservation efforts.
Digital Games 101: Social Impact Games for Indie Filmmakers
The journey from independent filmmaking to independent games is being explored in new and dynamic ways. As funders encourage filmmakers – especially those with social issue-based projects – to identify and engage broader audiences in deeper conversations, how can filmmakers working on limited budgets best leverage their storytelling know-how to now coordinate outreach campaigns, collaborate with game designers, social media experts and everyone else needed to make your project whole.
Opening Reception: Flock House Pod + Speakers’ Corners
The reception on March 15th will celebrate Taeyoon Choi and Mary Mattingly’s projects and activate Eyebeam’s space through participatory experience. Choi’s performance will start at 7pm and music by special guest Darren Will and David Kanbergs will follow at 7:30pm. Both exhibitions began on March 1st when Mary started living in the Flock House Pod and Taeyoon began a series of performances in the main space. The projects will continue to grow and artists will interact with the visitors on daily basis.
A Celebration of The Literarian
A Celebration of The Literarian
Come join us for drinks and micro-readings in celebration of our online magazine, The Literarian, featuring contribs Alan Cheuse, Anne Landsman, Barbara O’Dair, Carmela Ciuraru, Christine Schutt, Diane DeSanders, Douglas Glover, Elissa Schappell, Jane Ciabattari, Kim Chinquee, Leigh Newman, Leopoldine Core, Terese Svoboda, Tracy O’Neill, and Victoria Redel.
High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky with Joshua David and Robert Hammond
The co-founders discuss the most innovative urban reclamation project in memory: the transformation of a derelict elevated freight rail line into a grand and beloved public park now celebrated worldwide.
BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS
The legendary Cirkus Cabaret returns to the Big Apple! For 18 years, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville and burlesque. THURSDAYS, MARCH 8, 15, 22 AND 29 AT 7:30PM
Chicago Underground Duo , Burning Star Core
This year marks a milestone for the Chicago Underground Duo. It is their 15th year together as a band. In celebration of this momentous occasion they have released a new record on a brand new label. Age of Energy is Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek’s sixth release as Chicago Underground Duo and the twelfth release in the Chicago Underground catalog. Finding time to get back in the studio was a challenge, as Rob has been touring with his trio Starlicker, The Sao Paulo Underground and the Exploding Star Orchestra and Chad with the Marc Ribot Trio, Side A (Ken Vandermark, Havaard Wiik) and Digital Primitives. The heavenly bodies even deigned to interrupt their plans to record, raining baseball-sized hailstones down like a plague upon the sessions. And yet, the Duo persevered against the cosmos to complete the new record over 4 days in Chicago with Todd Carter (TV Pow). Developed during 2009 when the duo toured the east and west coasts, most of the material on the record was recorded live with
LECTURE SERIES: SUBJECTIVE HISTORIES OF SCULPTURE: Nairy Baghramian
SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is excited to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter’s exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture; its history and its legacies. This year, three artists have been invited to present their own take on art history: Lucy Skaer, Nairy Baghramian, and Josephine Meckseper. Citing specific works, bodies of work, texts, or even personal anecdotes taken from inside and outside cultural production, and inside and outside art, these subjective, incomplete, partial, or otherwise eclectic histories question assumptions and propose alternative methods for understanding sculpture’s evolving strategies.
Opening Reception: Ben Wolf . Fresh Hordes .
A reception will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 7–9pm KESTING/RAY is pleased to present Brooklyn-based artist Ben Wolf’s first Manhattan solo exhibition, Fresh Hordes. Wolf’s sculptures, or “architectural collages,” rescue beauty from the chaos of forgotten, industrial wreckage to create a spirited new aesthetics expressing the transformative power of scavenging, collecting, and rebuilding found material. The exhibition opens on March 8th and runs through April 1st. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 7–9pm at KESTING/RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York. Please note that the reception takes place one week after the exhibition opens.
4 is a vaudeville of the mind. There is nothing we do, say or think that stands alone. Using photographs from the NY Times, Jennilie Brewster created 64 paintings which inspired Timothy Braun to write 64 one page plays. Surf Reality reimagined the plays as a multimedia collage of theater, painting, soundscapes, video, animation and song. Like fireflies, ideas blaze, wink out and reappear in a new context. Life is just as complex and nonlinear. It’s all interconnected: the brutal with the absurd. After all, no rain means no rainbows; without mud there can be no lotus flower
Larkin Grimm, Sam Mickens, and No Sky God
Curated by Stu Watson, Shatter Your Leaves A night of mostly acoustic music from Larkin Grimm, Sam Mickens, and No Sky God. Larkin Grimm (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larkingrimm2) performs solo in support of her acclaimed new album “Soul Retrieval” (Bad Bitch Records, 2012). Featuring the production help of the legendary Tony Visconti, “Soul Retrieval” presents a sequence of powerfully interlinked songs set in a splenderous variety of folk traditions all sustained by Grimm’s magnetic and devestating vocals. Sam Mickens (http://shatteryourleaves.com/album/slay-slake) appears in support of his recent release, the divisively heralded masterwork “Slay & Slake”. Mickens, of The Dead Science and a longtime contributor to Parenthetical Girls, recently debuted a sequence of string quartets as a part of the “Xperimental ❤ Festival” at Roulette in Brooklyn. No Sky God (http://www.noskygod.com) appear in a rare acoustic setting, performing largely new material, in preparation for a new rele
Questions Without Answers
In anticipation of the long-awaited book of the same name, VII is proud to exhibit Questions Without Answers, a powerful visual history of our ever-changing world and recent defining events. Published in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the agency, Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII demonstrates the unparalleled excellence of the VII photographers in chronicling the impact of unseen conflicts, humanitarian crises, and catastrophic events
Interview with an Animator – at MoCCA! Joe Strike in Conversation with Fred Seibert
If one man can be credited with resuscitating American commercial animation from its near-death experience in the ’80s and ’90s, the credit would have to go to Fred Seibert. After putting MTV on the map with a series of unforgettable, no-two-alike animated ID spots, he took over the creatively exhausted Hanna-Barbera studio and engineered a turnaround that brought some of the country’s most innovative young animators to its doors. Their creations – The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo and others – put Cartoon Network on the map. Moving onto an association with Nickelodeon, Fred midwifed second batch of creator-driven cartoons including Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Fanboy and Chum Chum and The Fairly Oddparents; Frederator Studios’ latest series, the surreal Adventure Time with Finn and Jake is a major Cartoon Network success.
Blood Memory George Boorujy
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm P.P.O.W is proud to present “Blood Memory,” George Boorujy’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. In his expansive and finely observed drawings, Boorujy uses a trained naturalist’s eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting an intriguing vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar.
Brody Condon’s Lawful Evil (2007)
Brody Condon’s performance piece Lawful Evil (2007) will be staged at the opening reception on March 15 and during the gallery’s open hours on March 17 and 24.
“Big Reality” proposes that contemporary everyday life seamlessly integrates elements of fantasy and play through consumer technology and networked media. The exhibition explores this proposition through artworks that draw imagery, themes, and devices from a relatively young and heavily stereotyped genre of play: the fantasy role-playing game.
Lisa Colley Gallery Opening
Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas! You really are beautiful! Pearls, harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all the stuff they’ve always talked about still makes a poem a surprise! These things are with us every day even on beachheads and biers. They do have meaning. They’re strong as rocks. – Frank O’Hara, 1950 Inaugural exhibition of our new gallery space at 107 Norfolk Street. Opening March 16, 2012.
Occult Bloodlines: Sex with Fairies, the Celtic faith, and the Nephilim
The mysteries of the fairy races have haunted our cultures since primitive times. Where do stories of “other folk” come from? Why does every race seem to have tales of humanoid creatures who steal human babies, interbreed with them and have supernatural powers? Join Maja, the White Witch, as we examine some of the meaning behind the stories of the fairy folk through Celtic, Jewish, and Vedic cultures. Look at fossil evidence showing parallels to the possibilities of different hominoid species, not quite human, that have been spoken of since time immemorial. One of the biggest symbols of St. Patrick’s day is the Leprechaun, which we all know about through this holiday or from the covers of cereal boxes. But what are the real origins of the images of these little people that will fill our eyes so much this time of year? Let’s delve into the Occult and hidden histories of these fascinating creatures.
Buffalo Poets Reading
Every Third Friday of the Month Buffalo Poets host an open forum poetry reading starting at 8pm
Keith Haring: 1978–1982
Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Keith Haring Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation March 16–July 8, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
SCREENING Touch of Evil
Dir. Orson Welles. 1958, 95 mins. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles. Welles’s technically audacious B-noir masterpiece opens with one of the most justly celebrated single takes in film history. But everything that comes after that in this gripping tale of a Mexican narcotics officer (Heston, in a controversial casting choice) up against a corrupt American cop (a brilliant Welles) in a border town is equally startling. Much of the virtuosic, shadowy cinematography is considered equal to that of Welles’s Citizen Kane.
Marc Wolf and Robert Westfield THIS BLESSED PLOT
March 16 & 17, 2012 @ 8PM March 18, 2012 @ 3PM From the Roman Forum to Zuccotti Park… Wolf and Westfield take the battle of Central Park, fought between Robert Moses and Joe Papp in 1959, to explore the never-ending struggle over Public Space.
Little Languages/Coded Pictures
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6-8pm Artists: Mike Carroll, Alan Crockett, Julie Evans, Ron Gorchov, Theresa Hackett, Sharon Horvath, David Humphrey, Margrit Lewczuk, Laura Newman, Jennifer Reeves, David Storey, Michelle Weinberg
This 3-day workshop will begin on Friday morning with a special trip to the Print Collection Room of the NYPL. We will looks at one of the very rare remaining works of H.N. Werkman, the Dutch experimental printer who created art in occupied Holland in the late 1930’s, as well as works by artists that inspired Werkman. H.N. Werkman was a Dutch artist/printer who worked directly on the press with only the barest outlines of composition and color to guide him, using traditional printing elements in decidedly non-traditional applications to create richly colored, beautifully layered prints. After our Library visit, we will return to the Print Shop for instruction in the basic operation of the Vandercook presses, and demonstrations of techniques used by Werkman, as well as other non-traditional approaches to letterpress techniques. Press time will be shared to maximize the opportunity to create experimental works. If time permits, we will create a print exchange.
SECRETS | THE UNTOLD STORY OF SIGMUND FREUD AND CARL JUNG
GEHEIMNISSE, the German translation of the original drama, SECRETS – The Untold Story of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, is based on nearly 1000 letters that were exchanged by Freud and Jung in the early years of psychoanalysis, between 1907-1913, and is historically accurate. Much is known about the professional relationship between two of the greatest innovative thinkers of the 20th Century but the intense, intimate, soul-searing personal relationship between the two men has remained rather obscure. After a successful reading at the Austrian Cultural Forum, a theatrical performance of the original drama SECRETS by Broadway Producer Ken Wydro will be presented as a Showcase Production in German on March 16, 17 and 18 at the MAMA Foundation in Harlem, which was just modernized by the Nate Berkus Show. There will be a Q&A discussion-session afterwards and wine and snacks will be served.
The Rub Housewarming Party
DJ AYERS DJ ELEVEN COSMO BAKER MAX GLAZER DJ SURESHOT SCOTT MELKER KOOL KEAR
Thomas/ Alexiev Collective
8 p.m.::Thomas/ Alexiev Collective::Alejandro Aviles (flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone), Gerald M. Thomas (soprano and tenor saxophones), Scott Reeves (tenor trombone and alto flugelhorn), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet and baritone saxophone), Diana Herold (vibraphone), Mark McCarron (guitar), Louis J Rainone (piano), Tom Hubbard (bass), Grisha Alexiev (drums), with special guest Catarina Racha (vocals and percussion) 10 p.m.::Projeto B::Yvo Ursini – guitar, noises, arrangements e compositions, Leonardo Muniz Corrêa – alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, arrangements and compositions, Vicente Falek – piano, arrangements and compositions, Amilcar Rodrigues – trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, Henrique Alves – electric bass, Mauricio Caetano – Drums Featuring the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Igor Stravinsky $10 Suggested Donation
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present an exhibition of a new series of black and white photographs by Mitch Epstein on view from March 16 through April 14, 2012. Mitch Epstein’s new work features the idiosyncratic trees that populate New York City, underscoring the importance of trees in urban life and their complex relationship with the city’s human dwellers. Trees have long been a leitmotiv in Epstein’s projects, especially in his series American Power (2003-2008). After five years of photographing the manifestations of energy production and consumption across the United States, Epstein decided to make pictures that reflect how he, “would like to see the world, not simply how I have inherited it.”
Kirk Stoller: still standing… sort of
Two consistent themes in Kirk Stoller’s work are connection and support. He builds sculpture using found wood, plastics, and other elements divorced from their original intent. He fuses the worn states with new, clean, glossy surfaces: the narratives that arise when things are placed on or near one another reflect how the artist makes sense of the world. All life is a collection of small precariously placed pieces that rely on each other for strength, in actual form or through a labyrinth of memories. Stoller’s foundation is in painting, though he works and understands the world through a sculptor’s lens. His work echoes this tension, as he continues to be intrigued by the space that exits between the two mediums, both in the physical sense and through the myriad possibilities that are inherently distinct to each. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to push the boundary, while highlighting desired issues that can only be deciphered when the two are combined.
Knickerbocker Mini Maw
featuring: Brent Owens, Rachael Morrison, David Pappaceno, & Don Pablo Pedro curated by Brent Owens Knickerbocker Mini Maw is a curatorial extension of artist Brent Owens’ Knickerbocker Maw, an online store-style project presenting small-batch series of objects that explore the novelties and commerce of Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue. The imagery and the pricing of these objects are inspired by the bargain-blasting bustle of Knickerbocker.
Wu Jian’an: Seven Layered Shell
Wu Jian’an: Seven Layered Shell 16 – 24 March Tue – Sat 10 – 6pm Open House Weekend 17 – 18 March Sat – Sun 10 – 6pm
An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by an Evening of Performance
DAVE MIKO An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by an Evening of Performance March 16, 7-10 PM Performance at 9 PM
Opening reception: Friday, March 16th, 6 – 10 p.m. Souvenir is an exhibition not of art but of objects which recall and refer to the work of artists who have exhibited at Camel Art Space. Artists were invited to produce a memento of their work, of the sort that might be sold in the gift shop of their mid-career retrospectives (or their multi-gallery show of dot paintings). These objects are very close to, but not quite art; things we wouldn’t stand in line to see, but might stand in line to purchase. Although the souvenir is often only the faintest echo of our experience, we grow attached to these objects in a way that is different from, but not necessarily less potent than, our attachment to art. It’s this attachment that makes us prefer a particular coffee cup in the morning. It’s this desire for a concrete memory that makes us take a book of matches, even if we don’t smoke. This is a show of objects that court that attachment, and are willing to forgo their status as art to get it.
“20” a solo exhibition by Stikman
Opening Reception: Fri. March 16th 2012 • 7-11pm hat more can be said about the mysterious artist known only as “Stikman” that hasn’t been uttered hundreds of times by passersby all over the city? His work is sneaky, incredibly thought provoking and uncommonly satisfying to come across, and if you have been living on the east coast or, well, basically anywhere in the states you no doubt have discovered it in some aspect. It could be in the form of 3D men made of small sticks to figures hidden in iconic imagery pasted to doors, or literally under your feet, smashed into the concrete. The range of mediums used and the calculated creativity given to each piece is overshadowed only by the sheer amount of work he has affixed to our cities surfaces. Tireless efforts aside, his stick formed character remains one of the most recognizable images in urban art culture.
THE POCKET OPERA OF NEW YORK PRESENTS: APOLLO AND DAPHNE
join us tonight for a delightful musical treat, presented by “the feisty little pocket opera of new york” (opera uk) as part of it’s adventurous spring 2012 season. an amuse bouche of monteverdi madrigals will open this presentation. from visions of mortal combat to the struggle of war and love in men and women’s hearts, six singers will take you on a passionate journey of intensely human and strikingly mythical proportions. we then move onto our main course, handel’s cantata: apollo and daphne.
The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
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/
Open Call for NYC Area Boatmakers, Builders, and Artists
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.
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
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
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
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
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
Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
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
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
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.
Open Call! Field Projects Show #4 curated by David C. Terry
Field Projects is pleased to announce our first open call exhibition; emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our April exhibition, Show #4. Submissions will be viewed and selected for Show #4 by David C. Terry, Senior Program Officer and Curator at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Field Projects is an NYC-based project space committed to opening the field and exhibition opportunities to other working artists. All of the submissions we receive will be considered not only for Show #4 but also for our upcoming exhibition calendar. As a growing space, this is a fantastic time to submit your work. We are looking for new talent, ideas and practices in the contemporary art field.
2012 Artist Members Exhibition Call for Entries
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced post 2008 to be considered for the 2012 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Tell Me How Your REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues. The exhibition is to be organized by Rory Golden, Artist and Former Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts, and Alexander Campos, Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Book Arts. This exhibition will focus on artwork that has been influenced by the concept and content of graphic novels, memoirs, and travel journals with a strong visual presence. It is intended to present artworks (not actual diaries or sketchbooks, however these are not necessarily excluded) in which the concept and/or content of the graphic novel, diary, or travel book were influential in the creation of the artwork.
Puppet & Costume Workshops
Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/ Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Art in Odd Places: Open Call for Submissions
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. Citizens are encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.
Call for Proposals: Artist-in-Residence Printmaking Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for printmaking residency fellowships at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) during 2012. A selected Fellow receives support for a two-week creative residency in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, an honorarium, travel allowance, a small materials stipend, and accommodation. A CCP staff printer provides a two-hour technical consultation at the beginning of the residency. The artist-in-residence has access to all the resources of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Available in the main facility are: six intaglio presses; a Griffin lithography press; a Vandercook press; an acid room; silkscreen equipment and power washer, a paper mill; a computer design lab; exposure units for photopolymer plates; and a copier for paper lithography.
ETHAN BRECKENRIDGE / DAVID BROOKS / ZIPORA FRIED / EMILY HENRETTA / WYATT KAHN / ZAK KITNICK / ERIK LINDMAN / DAVID SCANAVINO / ERIN SHIRREFF / NICK VAN WOERT
CASTING CALL: Seeking Performers for The Lady Show- Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show! Thursday March 29th!
Now accepting proposals! If you would like to perform an act, please email Anya with a brief treatment of your 3-5 min. act at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . Your act must fit the “LADY” theme, as we honor women for this show! Show is Thursday, March 29th. Doors at 8, show at 9pm
SVA Summer residences
SVA’s Summer Residencies in New York City offer emerging and mid-career artists time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.
Call for Journey Monuments for Hal the Coyote
In 2006 an intrepid trickster appeared in Central Park. Hal the coyote, named after the Hallet Sanctuary where he was discovered. Since 2009 Dillon de Give has made annual voyages on foot, both alone and with others, on the anniversary of the animal’s death in early April. These journeys each follow a different path of tenuous greenspace which begins in Central Park and leads back to the wild in a 3-4 day hike. This year Dillon will lead a walk that connects Proteus Gowanus to the laH trailhead using a similar logic by following greenspaces when possible. Select a small monument to carry with you on our walk. It should commemorate Hal. Quotidian objects, letters, handicrafts, or some other ephemera are all acceptable. Objects should be 6 x 6 inches or smaller. We will permanently deposit these objects at points along our route and document them as we do so. To take part, send an email with an image of your monument, a few sentences explaining it: send to email@example.com