THE WEEK: APRIL 9-13.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra
http://roulette.org/events/shelley-hirsch-simon-ho-3/
04/02/2012-04/30/2012
8pm-

Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Go: Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score consisting of sound and motion elements. These include tone rows, synthetic scales, melodies, linguistic shapes, intervallic patterns, textural gestures, modes, ragas, maqams, and plainchant. The score serves to provide material for both the improvisations and the orchestrations. Motion and forms and are generated through the application of the composer’s rhythm concept “Cyclic Verticalism” whereby polymeters are combined with additive rhythm cycles.

JAMES GODWIN LUNATIC CUNNING
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
7:30pm-

A semi-autobiographical “mockumentary” from a puppetry and performance art pioneer. Lunatic Cunning mixes experiences from Godwin’s own life—such as his work with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe and appearances on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show, PBS and with Jim Henson’s Muppets. It’s a humorous examination of the occult roots of puppetry and performance art.

I T I N E R A N T Performance Art Festival
http://www.qmad.org/itinerant/
04/06/2012-05/04/2012
3pm-6pm

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, presents ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted at various venues in the five boroughs of New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30th through May 5th.

Riggio Forum: DJ Spooky
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=75922
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6:30pm-

Paul D. Miller is the author of Book of Ice. Also known as ‘DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid’, his stage name and self constructed persona, is an experimental and electronic hip-hop musician, conceptual artist, and writer. Miller is a professor at the European Graduate School where he teaches Music Mediated Art. His first album, Dead Dreamer, was released in 1996 and he has since then released over a dozen albums. Widely published in many magazines and journals, he was the first editor of Artbyte: The Magazine of Digital Arts, which has since ceased publication.

Small Beast #150 Celebration
http://www.thedelancey.com/events.html
04/09/2012-04/09/2012

Small Beast #150 Celebration, curated by Valerie Keuhne

Experiments in Publication: Artists’ Magazines
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/13982
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6pm-

Artists, publishers, and writers talk about their publications and the collaborative nature of their work, promoting social and political ideas, employing creative editorial practices, appropriating materials, and building artist communities. Participants include K8 Hardy of LTTR, Flint Jamison of Veneer magazine, Jeff Khonsary and Kristina Lee Podesva of Fillip, and Anthony Smyrski of Megawords. David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library, moderates. Held in conjunction with Millenium Magazines, organized by Senior and Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant.

Doctor Who: How It All Began—An Evening with Waris Hussein
http://www.paleycenter.org/2012-spring-doctor-who
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-

Doctor Who: How It All Began—An Evening with Waris Hussein Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 pm ET New York IN PERSON Waris Hussein, Director, “An Unearthly Child” Moderator: Barnaby Edwards, President, Doctor Who New York Climb into your TARDIS and travel back in time with us to November 23, 1963, to hear all about the making of “An Unearthly Child,” the very first Doctor Who episode ever aired, from the man who brought it to life, director Waris Hussein…

The Alone Together Tour – An Evening of Solo Works w/ Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) , Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre) and Gregory Rogove (Devendra Banhart, Priestbird)
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3188
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6pm-

Three instrumentalists from different but related musical communities step out of the band atmosphere to present their solo compositions for this very special “Alone Together” tour. Each artist will perform solo on their respective instrument, exploring a variety of different compositional approaches. Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) will perform his impressive array of spontaneous percussion/drum set compositions, Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire/Bell Orchestre) will present her unique and vibrant solo violin pieces, and Gregory Rogove (Devendra Banhart/Megapuss/Priestbird) will play his minimalist, solo piano pieces, from his recently released PIANA album (Knitting Factory Records).

True Story Nonfiction: Maud Newton and Alexander Chee
http://kgbbar.com/calendar/events/true_story_nonfiction16/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-9pm

True Story Nonfiction: Maud Newton and Alexander Chee

E. O. WILSON: THE SOCIAL CONQUEST OF EARTH
http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2012/04/10/eo-wilson?nref=56896
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-

In The Social Conquest of the Earth, E.O. Wilson, one of our greatest living scientists, tackles the fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science. Arguing that the sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts are fundamentally biological in nature, Wilson presents an explanation for the origin of the human condition and why it resulted in our domination of the Earth’s biosphere.

Krautwerk 1-8 Condensed: Kraftwerk Covered
http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/103639/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012

Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore/Free Kitten), Pete Nolan (Magik Markers), Dan Friel (Parts and Labor), Publicist (Sebastian Thomson of Trans Am), Brittain Ashford (Prairie Empire), Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardt), Xaddax, Matt Marlin (Pterodactyl), Danny Tamberelli (Jounce), Shonali Bhowmik’s 100 Oaks Revival, Corn Mo, Kurt Braunohler, Dave Hill, + more!

Daniel Levin Quartet
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-

Daniel Levin is “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena” (All About Jazz). In addition to the records he has made as a leader, Daniel has recorded as a collaborator or sideman with Billy Bang, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Tony Malaby, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, William Parker, and many others. WITH Daniel Levin – cello, Nate Wooley – trumpet, Matt Moran – vibes, Peter Bitenc – bass

Edith Wharton: 150th Anniversary Celebration
http://www.tenement.org/vizcenter_events.php
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6:30pm-

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth, Vivian Gornick, Margo Jefferson, and Ann Snitow discuss her best-loved novels, all set in New York: The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence.

Composer / Occupier Concert
http://exapno.org/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
9:30pm-

Composer / Occupier Concert in downtown Brooklyn featuring: -Tom Swafford’s “String Power” orchestra -Nathan Fuhr with Rzewski’s “Coming Together” & “Attica”, with guests Shazhad Ismaily and Sondra Sun-Odeon -Jen Chapin’s protest songs -Joey Molinaro’s “The Great Unwashed” String Power plays “Expectorant” (Tom Swafford), “Fables of Faubus” (Charles Mingus, arr. Tom Swafford), and “Raining Blood” (Slayer, arr. Tom Swafford), conducted by Nathan Fuhr.

HIDDEN SECRETS ON BOOK COVERS: SIGNATURE ISSUES OF BOOK DESIGNERS IN REPUBLICAN CHINA (1912-1949)
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=80258
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
3pm-5pm

The Republican Period in China from 1912 to 1949 was very important for the development and reform of Chinese book design, because it marked a beginning to the exploration of modern concepts and new national styles. An increase in private presses and the formation of the book design profession was also seen during this period. To distinguish and decode the signatures of early modern book designers is difficult and important work in the research of the history of Chinese graphic design and visual culture.

DIAMOND TERRIFIER PRESENTS…PRACTICE!
http://zebuloncafeconcert.com/?p=4640
04/10/2012-04/10/2012

DIAMOND TERRIFIER PRESENTS…PRACTICE! BIG CHRISTMAS/NINE 11 THESAURUS-JOINT SET DIAMOND TERRIFIER/PATRICK HIGGINS-JOINT SET SHANGO SOUND SYSTEM LIGHTING CREW MATTER WAVES(David First/Kid Millions/Bernard Gann) DJ BLACK HELMET THE ORACLE DJ’S SLEEPY PEOPL VJ’S

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut: A Celebration of Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Work
http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/god-bless-your-mr.-vonnegut-a-celebration-of-kurt-vonneguts-life-and-work
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7pm-

Hosted by Brendan Jay Sullivan (author of Texts, Drugs & Rocknroll, forthcoming from Harper Perennial) and featuring readings by: Joe Garden (The Onion) David Goodwillie (American Subversive) Dave Hill (Comedian, Author of Tasteful Nudes: and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation) Cat Marnell (XOJane.com) Songs inspired by Vonnegut from the Bushwick Book Club PLUS More Special Guests TBA! And a special silent auction including a watercolor donated by Mark Vonnegut.

Avant-garde Pioneers: George Kuchar and Carolee Schneemann
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=80991
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7:30PM-

Two avant-garde pioneers of wildly divergent sensibilities are brought together here for their strong feline affinities. Carolee Schneemann’s Kitch’s Last Meal is a landmark of diaristic cinema, chronicling the filmmaker’s preparation for the impending death of her beloved cat. Amidst life away from the city with Schneemann and her then-partner Anthony McCall, Kitch defies all expectations to live another three years; from here, the project broadens into a celebration of their continuing domestic life, as Schneemann reflects in voiceover upon her reception as an artist and various other matters. In Nirvana of the Nebbishites, an ever-vigilant Blackie quietly indulges Kuchar’s puppet-play and serves as a screen for fantasy projections via obsolescent video effects.

Selected Shorts Presents: La Vie Boheme/Boho Brooklyn at Symphony Space
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html#b0411
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7pm-

Paris and Brooklyn are closer than you think. Paris in the 20’s was wild and exhilarating – a mecca for artists and bohemians. Flash forward to Brooklyn today and just look around on the L train. Selected Shorts presents an evening of stories from Paris during Gertrude Stein’s reign, including a selection from Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Sylvia Beach’s tale of setting up shop in a Paris, and others along with tales from some of the most inventive young writers in Brooklyn today including the imaginative fabulist Helen Phillips and Haley Tanner. This event takes place at Symphony Space.

Jenny Rocha presents MANDORLA
http://here.org/shows/detail/868/
04/11/2012-04/15/2012
7pm-

Mandorla is a satire that creates a provoking commentary on the plight of the “struggling artist.” Desperation, ambition and passion drive the dancers, “like a swarm of music box ballerinas who have been working for too long in back rooms” (NYtheater.com). Rocha’s mixed styles of modern, stomping, hip hop & jazz create a rich movement spectrum and are accentuated by music and humorous silent film-style videos.

Katelyn Reece Farstad Rats Make Love
http://www.zachfeuer.com/exhibitions/katelyn-reece-farstad-rats-make-love/
04/11/2012-04/28/2012

In Gallery 2, Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present Rats Make Love, an installation of new paintings by the Minneapolis-based artist Katelyn Reece Farstad. The anxious surfaces of Farstad’s assemblages are the result of desperate formal decisions, each offering a space for three-dimensional objects to rummage around in a dustbin of two-dimensional ideas. Wicker and flypaper find welcome company here among recycled artworks and received notions about painting—all in the process of becoming alien, even modestly abject. Nimble flourishes and tired clichés languish, embarrassed, on supports both found and invented, yet each surface teems with witty sight gags and contradictory thinking. Personification is inevitable. Each one threatens to storm out the back door and have its own show. Out of love the painter has given these works much confidence and now she has to deal with the consequences.

The Brodmann Areas: a new ballet from Norte Maar
http://nortemaar.org/projects/the-brodmann-areas-a-new-ballet/
04/12/2012-04/15/2012
7:30pm-

Norte Maar’s collaborative ballet returns for a second season at the Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, April 12-15 with the performance of The Brodmann Areas, a new ballet directed and choreographed by Julia K. Gleich, with musical direction by Ryan Francis, décor and costumes by Tamara Gonzales with collaborating artists Paul D’Agostino, Audra Wolowiec, Margo Wolowiec and others. The ballet will run April 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm and April 15 at 2pm at Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn). Tickets are $25 ($20 for Seniors/Students) and can be purchased at: http://nortemaar5.eventbrite.com for more information please contact Jason Andrew, 646-361-8512.

The Daily Show Live: Stand-up Comedy from The Daily Show’s Staff
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=82074
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
9pm-

Emmy-winning writer and Executive Producer Rory Albanese is gathering his fellow stand-up comedians from inside The Daily Show and convincing them to journey below Canal Street for a night of live comedy at 92YTribeca. The show features Rory, Michael Hogan, JR Havlan, Jill Baum and more.

Egypt 2000 re-tellings of Egyptian tales and songs
http://culturefixny.com/events/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
8pm-11pm

Whiskey-imbued re-tellings of egyptian tales and songs. 8pm. $10 kevin garcia – percussion, gongs clifton hyde – guitars & mandolins joel noyes – cello jesse selengut – contra-alto clarinet stefan zeniuk – alto sax, english horn

Opera on tap: A Live Libretto Reading
http://www.operaontap.org/newyork/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Join us at the cell for a live libretto reading of The Inner Circle, an opera newly commmissioned by Opera on Tap as part of its Roadworks Series. Libretto by Kate Gale Music to be composed by Daniel Felsenfeld Reading Directed by Kira Simring

Veveritse Brass Band
http://www.jalopy.biz/performance_show.php?eventid=2614
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
9pm-

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. Slippery, squirrelly even, they may start off running almost too fast, only to drop the bottom out; what begins sonorous and jagged straightens up, and carries you into the night….dancing, sighing. 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 it’s theatrical bent, has already scored two different nights of films, played benefits, parties and numerous clubs.

POINT REYES (BROOKLYN) + NINI JULIA BANG (DENMARK/POLAND) IN CONCERT
http://www.bowerypoetry.com/?#Event/114440
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6pm-

Polyphonic singing! Contemporary composition! Rhythms you can get down to! Poland/Denmark/USA international collaboration (supported by a Fulbright grant) on a US tour ending in a residency in Joshua Tree National Park. Expect cello and vibraphone solos, four voices in harmony, words about Communist Architecture, mourning songs for a friend, and interlocking percussion. Brooklyn’s inimitable Ben Seretan opens the evening.

RUTH MARTEN Strange Bedfellows
http://hosfeltgallery.com/index.php?p=exhibitions&id=271
04/12/2012-06/16/2012

New York artist Ruth Marten is known for her masterful drawings made on antique prints. In them, she explores the history of representation and notions of perception, invention and veracity. Her witty interventions into found, archaic images are unexpected, delightful and occasionally phantasmagorical. This exhibition consists of dozens of her intricate drawings and new sculptural work.

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: Books Bound in Human Skin and the Stories Behind Them
http://observatoryroom.org/2012/02/28/anthropodermic-bibliopegy-books-bound-in-human-skin-and-the-stories-behind-them/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
8pm-

Due to their macabre and grisly nature, anthropodermic bibliopegy–or books bound in human skin–have been treated as curios and overlooked as objects of serious study. Most were created as examples or warnings, but some specific titles were sought out to be rebound in human leather by faddish collectors. Daniel K. Smith has examined, photographed and researched examples at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, The Grolier Club and The John Hay Library at Brown University, and found fascinating histories that illuminate worlds as diverse as grave-robbing, the King of Belgium, New England highwaymen, and the 19th Century Parisian aristocracy. Please join us tonight as he shares the fruits of his research in this lavishly illustrated lecture.

Til Death Do You Part – Marry Yourself!
http://www.chashama.org/event/til_death_do_you_part_marry_yourself
04/12/2012-04/15/2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 8pm – midnight Til Death Do You Part ­– Marry Yourself! is an experiential installation and performance piece which offers individuals the unique opportunity to get married – to themselves! Caricaturing the cliché, quickie Las Vegas wedding ­– complete with chapel, costuming, rings, alternative bouquets, multiple choice vows, and a wedding photo. Host-guides fuss of the participant on their big day as the Encouraging Priestess personally presides over the ceremony.

Audrey Flack: Sculpture, 1989–2012
http://www.garysnyderart.com/exhibitions/2012-04-12_audrey-flack-sculpture-1989-2012/selected-works
04/12/2012-05/19/2012

Gary Snyder Gallery is pleased to announce Audrey Flack: Sculpture, 1989–2012, an exhibition of sculptures and drawings at 529 West 20th Street. Opening on April 12, 2012, the exhibition is the first since 1993 to focus exclusively on Flack’s sculpture. Twenty of the artist’s meticulously crafted bronze and fiberglass figures will be on view, including two colossal heads, Daphne (1996) and Self-Portrait as St. Teresa (2012)—among Flack’s most dramatic and ambitious works. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with an essay by Arthur C. Danto.

Toys And Tiny Instruments
http://toysandtinyinstruments.bandcamp.com/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
8pm-

Toys And Tiny Instruments is a 7-piece experimental folk rock band that has a self explanatory name and plays high energy shows filled with quirky and catchy songs.

KRAFTJERKS: You Are Waiting In The Queue…
http://www.thetrapezeloft.com/about.html
04/12/2012-04/14/2012
9pm-1am

Over TWO consecutive nights, Anna Copa Cabanna, Joe McGinty & BAMiAM.tv present a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their SEMI-complete repertoire in the BIG SKY WORKS Atrium.

Grandfather
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4130
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
10pm-

Grandfather is a grungy art-rock band whose huge, dark sound is captured impressively on their debut album by studio mastermind Steve Albini (Nirvana). Unpredictable rhythmic and harmonic shifts driven by drums, bass, and distortion-heavy guitars underscore the band’s urgent lyrics for a sound that is anything but geriatric.

PUNCH: Puppet Slam, Short Films
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81852
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

Come see shadows, hand puppets, rod puppets; funny stuff, serious stuff, musical stuff—everything we could find and fit into 90 minutes of puppet cinema. AWESOME! With films from such artists as Exploding Puppet Productions, Frankenstudios, Glove and Boots, Beau Brown, Nic Lemon and many, many more, including Soup is Good Food by the PuppetHead Players, selected by Iron Mule for their 10th anniversary celebration!

The Birds and The Bees
http://www.mightytanaka.com/
04/13/2012-05/04/2012

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13th, 2012 6:00PM – 9:00PM Spring is the season for growth and renewal and with it, people come together in joyous celebration. Drunk off the familiar sensation of green grasses and blossoming flora, the world is alive and full of inspiration. A romantic essence fills the air with an intoxicating blend of rejuvenating aromas that tempts the body and plays with the mind. It is easy to lose oneself in the cacophony of reawakening, as senses are overloaded and forged into the memory. Through the enchanted feelings resides a notion of self-discovery that enables reckless abandonment, which leads to a multitude of outcomes. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our springtime show, The Birds and The Bees, featuring the fantastical artwork of Gigi Chen & H. Veng Smith.

Rattapallax Poetry and Film Festival
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77547
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Featuring some of the best short films from major international film festivals and distinguished poets. With Meena Alexander, author of Illiterate Heart, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, Nathalie Handal, author of Love and Strange Horses, Christopher Merrill, poet and director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and James Ragan, author of The Hunger Wall. Hosted by Rattapallax editor Flavia Rocha.

Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child
http://www.poets.org/viewevent.php/prmEventID/10797
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-9pm

International Arts Movement celebrates National Poetry Month by releasing a collection of poetry by Patricia Simpson Cook: Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child. The poems in this collection deal largely with Cook’s experience growing up with a “ghost child,” Helen, the elder sister who died before Cook was born. Indeed, awareness of death and the mystery of existence from earliest consciousness pervades, as Cook writes also of other loved ones who have died, including, poignantly, her husband Pete. Flames Reinvented: Embracing the Ghost Child is the first full collection of Cook’s work. This event will feature a musical guest and a reading by Cook, who will sign autographs after the reading. Refreshments will be served.

Tin Hat takes on e.e. cummings
http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7046-tin-hat-takes-on-e-e-cummings
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-9:30PM

Tin Hat defies categorization, blending jazz, folk, tango, blues, bluegrass, chamber music, Americana, and Eastern European Gypsy sounds. The poetry of e.e. cummings, who spent much time in Paris, is the source for this program’s adrenaline-fueled festivities.

CONGRESS OF CURIOUS PEOPLES!
http://www.coneyisland.com/congress.shtml
04/13/2012-04/22/2012

Since the 1860’s, Coney Island has been a beacon for strange and interesting people. For generations, it has attracted the curious and the enlightened, the onlooker and the performer. Every spring Coney Island USA convenes The Congress of Curious Peoples, a 10-day gathering of unique individuals at Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum, celebrating Coney Island’s subversive and exciting power and exploring its political, artistic, and spectacular possibilities through performances, exhibitions, and films by important artists in the world of the 21st century sideshows.

Laura Stevenson & The Cans Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Dangerous Ponies
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/101207/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Laura Stevenson & The Cans Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Dangerous Ponies

Moon Hooch
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/86451/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
11:59pm-

Cave Music / ˈkāv myo͞ozik / It’s like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

Prometheus Within
http://lamama.org/ellen-stewart-theatre/prometheus-within/
04/13/2012-04/29/2012

Inspired by Aeschylus’ PROMETHEUS BOUND, Theodora Skipitares returns to the subject of medicine, with a look at stem cell science, genetic engineering, and organ theft. With a dazzling array of puppet styles and a bold use of scale, PROMETHEUS features live music composed by Sxip Shirey, multi-dimensional acrobatics by Jonathan Nosan in the title role, and video. PROMETHEUS asks the question: Whose body is it anyway?

Mirage Show
http://www.gestalten.com/news/mirage-show
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
6pm-10:30pm

Curated by Geoff Kim, the exhibition also hosts artworks by John Gall, Leslie Seigel, Lulu Wolf, and Mario Zoots. Don’t miss the opening night on April 13th from 6-10:30 pm with live music and DJs.

EARLY SET WITH NASS GNAWA FOLLOWED BY DJ MEGAN AWESOME
http://zebuloncafeconcert.com/?p=4695
04/13/2012-04/13/2012

EARLY SET WITH NASS GNAWA FOLLOWED BY DJ MEGAN AWESOME

OPEN SUSTAINABILITY COURSES AT UNION SQUARE GREENMARKET: APRIL 13
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=80265
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
11:30am-

Celebrate Earth Week at the Union Square Greenmarket, where students and faculty from across The New School will offer bite-sized advanced education in everything green, from urban farming to sustainable housing, biking, food politics and community-supported agriculture. The New School’s Outdoor Classroom will feature free 20-30 minute discussions on 4/13, 4/20 and 4/28 at the corner of 15th St and Union Square West.

MORE EVENTS:

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

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

Bo Joseph Fragments of a Worldview
http://www.searspeyton.com/html/home.asp
02/23/2012-04/15/2012
5pm-7pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2012/orchid-show/
03/03/2012-04/22/2012

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.

Speakeasy Dollhouse
http://www.speakeasydollhouse.com/
03/03/2012-06/01/2012
7:30pm-

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gorey Preserved
http://library.columbia.edu/news/libraries/2012/20120210_gorey_exhibit.html
03/05/2012-07/27/2012

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

Swept Away Projects
http://collections.madmuseum.org/html/exhibitions/551.html
03/06/2012-05/14/2012

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.

Colin Snapp: Continental Drift
http://www.thejournalinc.com/gallery/events/1216190/colin-snapp
03/06/2012-04/29/2012

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS: IT’S YOURS: WARS OF THE FRENGLISH REVOLUTION AND OTHER CONFLICTS 1782–1797
http://www.morganlehmangallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-06_frohawk-two-feathers/
03/06/2012-04/14/2012

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.

Alexandre Orion SPOIL
http://alexandreorion.com/ossario/
03/08/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

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
http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/celebrating-our-legacy-oral-history-photographic-exhibit-league-professional-thea
03/08/2012-04/28/2012

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.

Arlene Shechet Parallel Play
http://dieudonne.org/main.cfm?chID=2&inc=press-detail&ID=159
03/08/2012-04/28/2012
6pm-8pm

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
http://www.messineowyman.com/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012

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.

Katherine Wolkoff
http://sashawolf.com/artists/katherine-wolkoff/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012

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.

SARAH CHARLESWORTH
http://www.inglettgallery.com/exhibitions.php
03/08/2012-04/14/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

Benjamin Butler SOME TREES
http://www.klausgallery.com/exhibitions/2012/benjamin-butler/
03/08/2012-04/22/2012

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.

mounir fatmi Oriental Accident
http://www.lombard-freid.com/home.htm
03/08/2012-04/14/2012

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
http://forumgallery.com/artist/odd-nerdrum/
03/08/2012-05/10/2012

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.

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “THEATRICAL BY DESIGN: A CENTURY OF THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION’S THEATRE INTERIORS”
http://www.nysid.edu/shubertexhibit
03/08/2012-04/27/2012

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
http://www.petzel.com/exhibitions/
03/08/2012-04/28/2012

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
http://www.minusspace.com/2012/02/russellmaltz/
03/08/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

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.

Ken Rosenthal & Vojtech V. Slama
http://www.klompching.com/kenrosenthal/thumbs.htm
03/09/2012-04/20/2012
6pm-8pm

Melissa Pokorny:Useful Things (For Getting Lost)
http://frontroom.org/upcoming.htm
03/09/2012-04/15/2012
7pm-10pm

Reception: Mar. 10th, 7-10 Armory Event

EXHIBITION: INTERWOVEN WORLDS- EXPLORING DOMESTIC AND NOMADIC LIFE IN TURKEY
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=868
03/09/2012-04/29/2012
12pm-5pm

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.

Borderless Map: Taiwanese Painting Now
http://www.roostergallery.com/EXHIBITIONS/BorderlessMap/BorderlessMap1.html
03/09/2012-04/15/2012

http://www.roostergallery.com/EXHIBITIONS/BorderlessMap/BorderlessMap1.html

Pro Choice Presents Wolfgang Breuer and Anita Leisz
http://www.renwickgallery.com/
03/09/2012-04/14/2012

The Other Ken Weathersby
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/10/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

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)
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/home.php
03/10/2012-04/14/2012
7pm-10pm

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
http://www.tonkonow.com/
03/10/2012-04/21/2012

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
http://www.theodoreart.com/artist_pages/duncan-artistpg.html
03/10/2012-04/21/2012

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
http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/
03/10/2012-05/01/2012

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.

SANTIAGO TACCETTI Smoke & Mirrors / Nothing To See Here
http://www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com/
03/10/2012-04/15/2012

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.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
http://www.blackandwhiteartgallery.com
03/10/2012-04/15/2012

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.

Kaleidoscope
http://www.c24gallery.com/exhibitions/kaleidoscope/
03/10/2012-06/09/2012

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
http://www.fiaf.org/events/winter2012/2012-02-24-gallery.shtml
03/11/2012-04/14/2012

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.

David Lynch
http://www.jacktiltongallery.com/
03/11/2012-04/14/2012

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.

Nick Ghiz: Fiction Paintings
http://www.lesleyheller.com/
03/14/2012-04/16/2012

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

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1256
03/14/2012-07/09/2012

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.

Questions Without Answers
http://www.viiphoto.com/news/questions-without-answers-2/
03/15/2012-05/04/2012

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

Blood Memory George Boorujy
http://ppowgallery.com/exhibition.php?id=103
03/15/2012-04/14/2012

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 .

Colette Calascione
http://eyebeam.org/events/opening-reception-flock-house-pod-speakers-corners
03/15/2012-04/21/2012

The next exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery is new work by Colette Calascione, her first solo show in New York in six years. The exhibition opens on March 15th and closes on April 21st. A female figure is the focal point of each oil painting, seated, standing or reclining, and most often nude. While the paintings stretch to 2×3 feet in scale, they are generally of a more intimate size, from 8×10 inches to 20×20 inches, on wood panels. Inspired by books and images of earlier eras of art history, particularly the Deco era, as well as Japanese aesthetics, Calascione invents a world that is her own. Images of women and children in old photographs are transformed in the artist’s hands. She never literally copies a photo or its background. When she sees a figure she likes, her vision forms around it. Clothed figures in photographs are sometimes undressed by Calascione in her paintings, and placed in a mise-en-scene she creates.

“Dreams from the dark room” Thomas Barbey solo exhibition
http://www.facebook.com/events/383919091618461/
03/15/2012-04/21/2012

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition for renowned photographer Thomas Barbèy. “Dreams from the dark room” will be an exhibition of black and white photo compositions that give evidence to the artist’s ability to capture the impossible and fantasied through the manual process of developing film negatives and the assemblage of various imagery.

Rupert Deese
http://www.nancyhoffmangallery.com/index.php?/
03/15/2012-04/21/2012

The next exhibition in the Project Space at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, will be Rupert Deese’s “Array 1000,” a new suite of monumental woodcuts published by Manneken Press, opening on March 15th and continuing through April 21st. Comprised of five 45×45 inch prints, it is the latest and largest addition to the ongoing Array project, 25 circular woodcut prints, which commenced in 2005 and will culminate with the publication of “Array 1400” in 2013.

Keith Haring: 1978–1982
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/
03/16/2012-07/08/2012

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.

Little Languages/Coded Pictures
http://www.lesleyheller.com/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012

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

MITCH EPSTEIN
http://www.sikkemajenkinsco.com/?v=exhibition&exhibition=4f32c901b84cd
03/16/2012-04/14/2012

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
http://storefrontbushwick.com/2012/02/kirk-stoller/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012
6pm-9pm

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
http://storefrontbushwick.com/2012/02/kirk-stoller/
03/16/2012-04/15/2012
6pm-9pm

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.

Francesca Woodman
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/press-room/releases/4188-schedule-of-exhibitions-2011-2012
03/16/2012-06/13/2012

Francesca Woodman will be the first major American exhibition of this artist’s work in more than two decades, and the first comprehensive survey of her brief but extraordinary career to be seen in the United States. The retrospective will include more than 100 vintage photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, and includes several of the large-scale blueprints she created at the end of career, as well as the intimate black-and-white photographs for which she is best known. Now nearly thirty years since her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Born in 1958, Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space, and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular.

RAGGED KINGDOM
http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/ragged-kingdom/
03/16/2012-04/14/2012

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to announce Ragged Kingdom, the first solo exhibition on the West Coast of work by British artist Jamie Reid. For nearly four decades, the political convictions and visual narratives of Reid have successfully driven the strength of his presence in art, music, performance, politics, and publications. From his collaboration on the Suburban Press (1971-1975) to his iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols to his poignant support of movements such as Occupy London, the Criminal Justice Bill and the current environmental crisis, Reid is best known for exposing and protesting modern society’s social and cultural injustices.

SINDY BUTZ AND HIROSHI SHAFER
http://www.englishkillsartgallery.com/future/
03/16/2012-04/16/2012
9pm-

Opening: 3/16 9pm Experimental theatrical imitation play from 70’s Japanese movie Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever
http://lmakprojects.com/exhibitions?id=82
03/16/2012-04/10/2012

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ third solo exhibit with the gallery titled Across Doom Hopes the Guiding Fever. For this exhibition, the artist continues her exploration of how our minds process information, dealing with perception, navigation and language, but further exploring concepts of noise and randomness. The exhibit consists of prints, works on canvas, and a wall drawing installation.

Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe
http://www.houseofyes.org/
03/17/2012-06/23/2012

Saturdays, 2:30-4 pm:::10-week series (March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 12, June 2, 16, 23) This class will be focused on outlining ideas and concepts for working out your own moves and sequences, and will guide you through a process of how to discover the fun of this wonderful prop. We will focus on various aspects of fan technique, including lines & patterns, body placement, tech, tricks, spins, tosses, story, movement, and sequencing. Much of the class will be student-based, with a focus on sharing, communicating, and exploring with each other. The last class will be a FIRE class!. Location: Battery Park. Price: special debut price of $125.

NIGHT
http://www.munchgallery.com/
03/17/2012-04/14/2012

Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘NIGHT’ – a group exhibition featuring five remarkable artists; Neke Carson, Erik Foss, David Hochbaum, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and Anton Perich. The five artists have stayed connected through years of art collaboration; writing, filmmaking, photographing, painting, performing, etc. – all while pursuing a career as individual artists. ‘New York at night’ was the starting point for the years long correlation, whether it’d be working behind a bar or DJ’ing, or plunging deep into nights of arousal, courage, seduction and obscurity. The title of the exhibition reflects upon the diverse associations that come with the word ‘night’. From being a time of serenity and stillness to excursions and indulgence into the derangement of nightlife.

Jim Shaw
http://www.metropicturesgallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-17_jim-shaw/
03/17/2012-04/21/2012

For Jim Shaw’s exhibition at Metro Pictures the Los Angeles-based artist presents a large mural and 20 drawings comprising a comic book that center on his fictional religion Oism, a narrative Shaw has been developing for more than 20 years. The works draw on eccentric aspects of American history and quirky old imagery to illustrate part two of Shaw’s proposed, four-part Oist prog rock opera. Its story, told through the comic book, follows two small-time crooks as they break into the Museum of Oist History in Omaha. Seeking refuge from encroaching FBI agents the pair ducks into a 24-hour wig museum where a helpful curator hides them beneath wigs that inexplicably render them invisible and transport them to the ancient homeland of the religion’s founding deity O.

Yoko Inoue/Jeanne Quinn
http://smackmellon.org/index.php/exhibitions/upcoming1/
03/17/2012-04/22/2012

Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new projects by New York-based artist Yoko Inoue and Colorado-based artist Jeanne Quinn.

Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
http://www.crossingart.com/home.html
03/17/2012-04/20/2012
3pm-6pm

The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora features work by 41 artists who confront issues like sexuality, terror, disease, the environment and racial politics through various artistic mediums like paintings, prints, installations, video and sculpture. This eclectic mix of artists is chosen by curator Vijay Kumar and is free and open to the public. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject. The opening reception will take place at Crossing Art Queens on March 17 from 3pm to 6pm.

DUSTIN YELLIN
http://halfgallery.com/
03/20/2012-04/22/2012

John Torreano/Mamie Holst
http://www.featureinc.com/future.html
03/21/2012-04/22/2012

John Torreano/Mamie Holst: http://www.featureinc.com/future.html

Mystics: A blessed rage for order
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/opening-reception-mystics-a-blessed-rage-for-order
03/21/2012-04/28/2012
7pm-9pm

Mystics: A blessed rage for order focuses on artists who obsessively and willfully engage in compulsive processes to create meticulous work spanning a range of media. The exhibition illustrates the delicate balance of technique and materiality, when process is as integral to a work’s meaning. Mystics is a formal exploration of art and labor: intensive individualism and form are enhanced by painstaking, methodological creations that evoke awe and wonder. Artists to be announced.

Color Photographs from the WPA (1939-1943)
http://www.carriagetrade.org/
03/22/2012-04/29/2012

Largely forgotten until the mid-seventies when they resurfaced in the Library of Congress archives, the color photographs of the Works Project Administration (1939-1943) document the later period of FDR’s New Deal, an ambitious series of government programs designed to address the brutal effects of the Great Depression on the social and economic fabric of 1930’s America. While the Library’s archive of black and white depression-era photographs is more familiar and more often reproduced, the color images, taken within three years of the invention of Kodachrome film, are striking for their rich, saturated colors and rigorously formal compositions.

So to Speak
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/opening-reception-so-to-speak
03/22/2012-04/28/2012

So to Speak creates an encounter between visual and verbal forms of representation. Each work in the exhibition weighs the difference between these two forms of expression, reflecting on the faults, slippages, and tensions that arise when representing images with words. Curated by Emily Berçir Zimmerman, as part of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, So to Speak presents artworks by four artists – Fiona Banner, Hollis Frampton, Melinda McDaniel, and Klub Zwei – that question the status of the photographic image as a purveyor of truth, and the predominance of still and moving images within the current visual regime. It also seeks to draw attention to the use of text in the exhibition itself – wall labels, postcards, brochures, and other documentation – to speak for objects, deeply altering their meaning.

New Traditionalists
http://www.martosgallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-22_new-traditionalists/
03/22/2012-04/21/2012

Martos Gallery is pleased to present New Traditionalists, a group exhibition featuring works by American artists Justin Adian, Jess Fuller, Leif Ritchey, and B. Wurtz, organized by Mary Grace Wright. Justin Adian (b. 1976, Fort Worth, TX) manipulates painterly surfaces into playful psychosexual conglomerations. Canvas is wrapped tightly around bulbous upholsterer’s foam and sprayed with sleek industrial paint, its contours overlapping in tantalizing ways. Jess Fuller’s (b. 1972, Portland, ME), hand dyed fabric paintings have evolved into plush sculptural reliefs. These distressed canvases are both stuffed and dismembered, exploiting and exposing the material’s structural limits. Fuller presents these sprawling, colorful hides in various formats, shapeshifting from wall to floor, image to text.

DOMA / At Home
http://www.abcnorio.org/pcgi-bin/suite/calendar/calendar.cgi?request=detail&event_id=11461&user_id=100001&page=featured&session=4f6631c20a06d7d9
03/22/2012-04/19/2012

DOMA / At Home March 22 — April 19, 2012 Jarvis Earnshaw, Victoria Law Ricardo Nelson, Alex Pergament and Amy Westpfahl OPENING: Thrs March 22 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 1:00 — 3:00pm Wed & Thrs 5:00 — 7:00pm or by appt: abc@abcnorio.org Exhibition supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Arianna Carossa: Argo
http://nurtureart.org/?p=3994
03/23/2012-04/30/2012
7pm-9pm

NURTUREart is pleased to present Argo, a solo exhibition by emerging artist Arianna Carossa, a winner of the 2011/2012 open call for Artists and Curators. Carossa’s artistic practice aims to question an object’s potential, not only how we interact with it, but the imaginary (or real) possibilities of its autonomous existence. Can an object be alive? Moreover, would human presence be necessary to validate the life of something inanimate? Would that something even exist, without us?

Part & Parcel: The Deconstruction of the Female Form in Contemporary Art
http://www.partandparcelexhibition.wordpress.com
03/25/2012-04/26/2012
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The works in this group exhibition are united in their use of bodily fragmentation to investigate the role of women in modern society. Fragmentation is a versatile tool in visual art, as it allows us to simultaneously see the human body in a more focused manner, and to step back from it and view the body as an abstract form – it can lead to reactions ranging from analytical to emotional. While interpretations are individual to both artist and viewer, Part & Parcel undoubtedly inspires us to think about the body in novel ways.

Tamara Gonzales: Untitled an exhibition of new paintings
http://nortemaar.org/projects/tamara-gonzales-untitled/
03/25/2012-04/29/2012

Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to present new paintings by Tamara Gonzales. The exhibition will feature the artist’s new series of works that combine her use of spray painting through lace. Also on exhibition will be a new sketchbook by Austin Thomas and recent sculpture by Kevin Curran. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists, which will coincide with Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late, Saturday, March 10, 6-10pm. The gallery at Norte Maar is open weekends, 1-6pm or by appointment.

New Works Residency 2012/13
http://harvestworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:new-works-residency&catid=21&Itemid=53
03/25/2012-05/01/2012

Deadline May 1 – Residencies run from Jul 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Click here to start the online application. The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture.

In No Strange Land
http://www.fivemyles.org/
03/25/2012-04/22/2012

In this multi-media installation Edouard Steinhauer pays homage to James Hampton’s extraordinary shrine “The throne of the third heaven of the nations’ Millennium General Assembly” at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment: 718-783-4438

Irina Korina: “Demonstrative Behavior”
http://www.scaramoucheart.com/
03/25/2012-05/13/2012

Scaramouche is pleased to present the first U.S. exhibition of Moscow-based artist Irina Korina. Known for her oversized, elaborate installations, the artist debuts a group of compelling works conceived for the gallery space and assembled under the title “Demonstrative Behavior”. Originally trained in theater design, Korina’s work takes the forms of columns, anthropomorphic sculptures, and architectural constructions. These complex configurations, with their myriad parts and appendages, bring to mind the opulent and playful stage sets of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Her work however, does not reflect the splendor of Imperial Russia. Rather, the artist seeks to illuminate the last three decades during which the Soviet Union has undergone a painful transition from socialism to its own peculiar brand of capitalism. With wholesale furniture markets serving as her source of inspiration, Korina utilizes makeshift materials such as veneer, plywood, fabric and plasticine. Self-adhesive faux m

THE ART OF THE BOOK IN BUTLER LIBRARY
http://arts.columbia.edu/art-book-butler-library
03/26/2012-05/18/2012
6pm-

An exhibition of collaborative projects created by MFA Visual Arts and Writing Students at Columbia University School of the Arts “The Art of the Book” was a class offered by the School of the Arts Writing Program, conceived by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Chair of the Writing Program, and Matvei Yankelevich, the course instructor, and developed in collaboration with Gregory Amenoff, Chair of the Visual Arts Program and Tomas Vu Daniel, Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. This exhibition was created by Nancy E. Friedland, Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies & Performing Arts; Irini Miga, Visual Arts MFA student; Emma Balazs, Director of Visual Arts; and William Wadsworth, Director of the Writing Program.

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival
http://www.centralbrooklynjazzconsortium.org/
03/26/2012-04/20/2012

This music series is New York City’s longest continually running festival dedicated to jazz. Festival 2012 offers 35 events over 22 days with more than 100 musicians performing in venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg.

Carlos Vanegas: Optical Journal
http://support.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_EXH_carlos_vanegas
03/26/2012-04/22/2012
6pm-8pm

The Abrons Art Center is pleased to present new work by New-York based Colombian artist Carlos Vanegas. The artist’s background in television production and journalistic photography has informed the playful sensibility that governs this group of collages created since his move to New York City in 2006.

Dean Millien Foil Sculptures
http://conartistnyc.com/blogs/news/5667452-dean-millien-curses-foiled-again-march-21st?utm_source=Con+Artist+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=98ae172a92-Curses032012&utm_medium=email
03/26/2012-04/11/2012

Recently featured in the New York Times, and 2012 Outsider Art Fair’s featured artist and Con Artist Member, Dean Millien, will exhibit a dozen plus new and original tin foil sculptures in his first ever solo show.

PITCH: LONNIE HOLLEY FABIENNE LASSERRE HALSEY RODMAN
http://baileygallery.com/exhibition_01.cfm?exh=884
03/26/2012-04/21/2012

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Pitch, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Lonnie Holley, Fabienne Lasserre and Halsey Rodman. Each artist combines disparate materials in innovative ways, resulting in works that hover between painting, drawing and sculpture.

Sleep no More
http://www.sleepnomorenyc.com/tickets.htm
03/26/2012-05/19/2012

Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours. There are five arrival times: MONDAYS — SATURDAYS 7:00PM | 7:15PM | 7:30PM | 7:45PM | 8:00PM

The Wild & The Innocent
clicgallery.com
03/28/2012-04/16/2012
6 pm-8 pm

Bree Apperley, Brendan Baker, Alexander Binder, Siobhan Bohnacker, Coley Brown, Patrick Buckley, Ana Cabaleiro, Samantha Casolari, Cody Chandler, Daniel Evans, Todd Fisher, Hannah Godley, Alexis Gross, Todd Jordan, Kohey Kanno, Mikael Kennedy, Collin LaFleche, Nicole Lesser, Jeff Luker, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Merriam, Aaron McElroy, Skye Parrott, Emma Phillips, Henry Roy, Bryan Schutmaat, Brea Souders, Jordan Sullivan, Agnes Thor, Logan White — The Wild & The Innocent juxtaposes portraits of bodies and landscapes culled from various photographers’ personal archives. How do these pictures of the human body and natural landscapes relate to one another? How do the two, when shown together, affect our perceptions of nature and ourselves? The Wild & The Innocent seeks to complicate the modern oppositional relationship between the body and nature in order to explore the truths of our own transience and infinitude — our dual limitlessness and powerlessness — as reflected in the wilds of nature and the slopes of the human form. Included in this exhibition are emerging and established photographers, many of whom often obsessively document their personal lives. These are photographers who constantly seek to reframe the ways we perceive our environment and bodies.

Nir Hod: Mother
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-28_nir-hod
03/28/2012-04/28/2012

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of 10 new paintings by the artist Nir Hod. Referencing the iconic photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto taken by the Nazi photographer Franz Konrad in 1943, Hod’s paintings focus on the anonymous woman rather than the iconic boy. The “Boy from Warsaw,” as he is known, has been the primary focus of this horrific photograph, and has become a symbol of the Holocaust. As Dan Porat of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem writes in his book The Boy: A Holocaust Story (H&W/FSG), “Looking at a photograph, the viewer sees the surface facts and comes to believe he or she has grasped the inner truth of the events depicted, can feel the pain, can see the evil, while in fact knowing nothing of the protagonists, circumstances or context associated with those events.”

Ruth Hardinger NORMAL FAULTS @ CREON
http://www.creongallery.com/
03/28/2012-04/19/2012

the constituent parts of each sculpture swell like flesh . . . tension between the earthly and the ideal.” Stephen Westfall In Normal Faults, Hardinger plays out a dialogue between nature and culture. The underground is alive. When subterranean rock formations are stressed by natural tensions and gravity’s pull, cracks and breaks occur, creating normal faults. These faults are fluid passageways of activity and life forms. Special Event: Poetry reading and artist discussion by Jonathan Goodman and Robert C. Morgan Wednesday April 4, 6:30 pm Opening Reception March 28th, 6-8pm

Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows
http://www.airgallery.org/
03/28/2012-04/21/2012
5:30pm-8:30pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 6 – 8:30pm Curator’s Talk: 5:30 pm Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows brings together twenty different artists, all of whom create work within the enduring feminist concept: the personal is political. With Catherine J. Morris’ curatorial eye, each artist is represented as an individual. A.I.R. Gallery’s National and International Artists include: Kate Ali, Judy Cooper, Leigh Craven, Phyllis Ewen, Melissa Furness, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Terry Gips, Nicole Jacquard, Jan Johnson, Julia Kim Smith, K. A. Letts, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Nancy Morrow, Esther Naor, Ardine Nelson, Meghan Quinn, Belle Shafir, Marie Sivak, and Erin Wiersma.

“Nose Bleed” Curated by Erik Foss
http://fusegallerynyc.com/12nosebleed/nosebleedpr.html
03/28/2012-04/25/2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 7-10pm Nosebleed takes its name from the prevailing motto of that sensibility, that we wouldn’t go up there (up being anything north of 14th Street ) because we’d get a nosebleed. It is redolent of all the provincialism that makes New York City so myopically special, where neighborhoods do matter and where the global view remains much the same as Saul Steinberg’s classic New Yorker magazine cover, View from 9th Avenue, where the details of the city end at the Hudson River as the west gapes beyond like an insignificant wasteland. Make that drawing looking up from Fuse and you’ll see a similar void outside the center of our universe. Downtown may have been colonized by money and gentrified into something way white and polite, but the attitude persists. These are the artists of that particular place of mind. – Carlo McCormick

‘Dimensions Variable’, New York
http://www.waterhousedodd.com/exhibitions/dimensions-variable
03/28/2012-04/27/2012

PRIVATE PREVIEW Wed., March 28th, 6-8pm Dimensions Variable, curated by Max Weintraub, brings together four artists who radically reconsider, recast and re-present the sculptural object. Employing a broad range of forms, materials and processes, Creighton Michael, Jae Ko, Derrick Velasquez and Golnar Adili create works that challenge our conventional understanding and definition of sculpture and invite us to look anew at the aesthetic object and the space it inhabits. The works assembled in this exhibition push the boundaries of sculpture into new and variable directions, allowing us to appreciate how the sculpted form, and our relationship to it, continues to be nomadic and unsettled.

CAIO FONSECA
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/exhibitions/2012-03-29_caio-fonseca/7
03/29/2012-04/28/2012

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of some 20 new paintings by Caio Fonseca (American, b. 1959). This show, his fifth with Paul Kasmin Gallery, is the artist’s first New York exhibition in five years. Fonseca has created a new body of work, using a freshly invented visual language. This work represents a bold departure in both spirit and technique from the work for which Fonseca is most known. Gone are the over-painting, ground form relationships, and embellishments present in work of the last ten years. Here, irreducible forms in precise architecture belie their apparent rigor. One form through its placement creates the form beside it, which in turn creates the next, activating both the vertical and horizontal forces in a uniquely processional movement. Working in both large-scale and intimate formats, these

Nari Ward Liberty and Orders
http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/#/exhibitions/2012-02-24_angel-otero-at-istanbul-74/
03/29/2012-04/21/2012

Liberty and Orders picks up where we left off with Nari Ward’s 2010 exhibition LIVESupport. In 2010, Ward exhibited “Father and Sons,” a video work depicting two sons and their police officer father. The father stands as a symbol of the safeguards we have in place, but as we are aware, oftentimes these safeguards do no operate as intended. In the past year, Nari Ward went through the process of naturalization. One of the reasons being that it offered him protection. Wishing to “cover” himself, Ward became a U.S. citizen and in the process faced various questions and subjects concerning law and authority. These experiences became key influences for the works in this exhibition. Becoming a citizen for many is an emotional experience, one that is celebrated with tears of joy. For Ward, the act of making these works was cathartic in the same way tears of joy are. The exhibition explores a range of themes dealing with anxiety – such as the anxiety of being stopped by police – our relationsh

Shoot The Lobster
http://www.shootthelobster.com/
03/29/2012-04/21/2012

Shoot The Lobster is pleased to announce our inaugural site-specific installation by Chris Martin. This exhibition is organized by Mary Grace Wright. Shoot The Lobster is a project space located at 540 W 29th Street, Ground Floor. Chris Martin born 1954, Washington D.C., lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Artist courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

OBAMA 44
http://lamama.org/first-floor-theatre/obama-44/
03/29/2012-04/15/2012
7:30pm-

Written by Mario Fratti Directed by Wayne Maugans By Voyage Theater Company “Maja: (excited and joyous) Obama, our 44th president, What a triumph! I admire him so much. I love him. I’m proud of all Americans. We elected an African-American, showing the world that we are truly democratic.” Who killed Maja, the beautiful young woman who loved Obama and worked for his re-election?

Bookstore: Fair Exchange
http://www.eyebeam.org/events/bookstore-fair-exchange
03/29/2012-04/14/2012
12pm-6pm

Eyebeam will host an opening reception on March 29th at 6PM. How much can we share and how much can we ask from audience? “Fair Exchange,” featuring work by David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald, questions the systems of knowledge production and human interaction with machines in the public space. For the duration of the exhibition the Eyebeam Bookstore will present editions and publications by the artists. A schedule of related performances is available at the project website. “Fair Exchange” is curated by Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi as part of his initiative New Normal Business. David Horvitz creates instructions for participation that utilize the Internet as a space of exchange. In November of 2011, he staged ‘life drawing’ sessions at Occupy Wall Street in collaboration with Adam Katz. Kyle McDonald creates software for interactive experience. His project ‘People Staring at Computers’ was installed at Apple stores in NYC and took photographs of shoppers gazing at the screen.

HENNING BOHL NAMENLOSES GRAUEN
http://www.caseykaplangallery.com/
03/29/2012-04/28/2012

For the last few months these pictures have been my monsters of the week. They form the consequences of the decisions I have taken and these consequences have an afterlife of consequences, which I have had to face. So, I accepted the fate that these fictions of mine have become truth – and more – actual materializations; that I have, from the depth of my windowless studio, unleashed another artwork upon a world already crowded with others. These pictures are not about painting. They are also not about being monochrome, despite the fact that some of them are monochrome paintings. The ones that are painted, I painted as my own assistant for economical reasons but also out of interest. You can, if you have the taste for it, look out for an artist “touch” but it was merely a paint job: I p..painted those p..pictures because there was no other way. These pictures are about the reasons why they are what they are.

EARTHLY DELIGHTS
http://www.katharinemulherin.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=391&Exhibit=Upcoming#!prettyPhoto
03/29/2012-04/21/2012

Earthly Delights is an exploration into the seductive nature of the apocalypse. Based loosely on Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, the works of Oscar de Las Flores, Kim Keever and Christy Langer are integrated in this exhibition to explore human, animal, and landscape in a fantastical, prophetic and tangible take on the world we live in. Both menacing and enchanting, the works in this exhibition comment on our complexities negotiating our relationships within in an increasingly unnatural and complex world, pointing to past and current transgressions.

Out Side: Lisa Sigal Michele Araujo Elana Herzog
http://www.studio10bogart.com/pages/exhibitions_future.php
03/29/2012-04/22/2012

Out Side showcases the work of three artists, Michele Araujo, Elana Herzog and Lisa Sigal. All three work abstractly, with an awareness of the theatrical potential of materials and a desire to dislodge the viewer from a sense of previously understood terrain. Formal abstraction becomes a means to step outside, to lead the viewer through and past boundaries to an intimation of meaning that cannot be fulfilled in the traditional sense.

The Annual: 2012
http://nationalacademy.org/art-museum/exhibitions/
03/29/2012-04/29/2012

Featuring works by over 100 artists and architects, the Annual reveals the cross-generational dialogue occurring in the art world by juxtaposing contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing Academicians and invited artists and architects. Featured artists include Ellen Altfest, Karl Benjamin, David Diao, Lesley Dill, Kate Gilmore, Joan Jonas, Roberto Juarez, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Morley, Alison Saar, Arlene Shechet, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephen Westfall, among many others. Architectural projects will include work by Jeanne Gang, Peter Gluck, Cesar Pelli, Thomas Phifer, Robert A. M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, and Billie Tsien, and others.

Balint Zsako
http://mulherinpollard.com/current_exhibition.html
03/29/2012-04/21/2012

Balint Zsako’s work filters the disparate elements of contemporary art through the language of figurative painting. Its like performance art recorded using Indian miniatures, land art described by medieval illumination, conceptual art acted out by the figures on a Greek vase or installation art transcribed into Egyptian hieroglyphs.

GIVERNY By E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler
http://theholenyc.com/2012/03/23/giverny-by-e-v-day-and-kembra-pfahler/
03/30/2012-04/24/2012

he Hole is proud to announce the exhibition “Giverny,” a collaboration between E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler opening March 30th. The artists created photographic works in the famous French gardens built and immortalized in paint by Claude Monet, and will be exhibiting them for the first time here on the Bowery. Playboy.com has generously funded this massive exhibition, for the duration of which the Hole will be transformed into a living, breathing garden—with a lily-padded pond traversed by Monet’s signature green Japanese arched bridge, and scattered with the indigenous plants he is famous for painting. The walls of the exhibition will be printed with the almost claustrophobically green willow trees that surround this historic French site, and your first step into the gallery will be onto grass.

True Confessions: Robin Graubard
http://www.agapeenterprise.com/agape-enterprise_upcoming.html
03/30/2012-04/29/2012

Robin Graubard was born, lives and works in New York City. Her exhibition history includes “Incomplete” White Columns (2011), “New Age End of the World” Taxter & Spengemann (2011), “The Hold Up”, Participant Inc (2010), “Lush Life, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud ((2010), “50 Artists Photograph the Future” Higher Pictures (2010), “Presumed Innocence” DeCordova Museum (2008), “Noise: Young American Photography” TH-Inside Milan and Berlin (2007), “The Doll Hospital” Anthology Film Archives (1998), “Indigestible Correctness I” curated by Rita Ackermann & Lizzi Bougatsos, Participant Inc., (2004). She is a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant and has been nominated for two Pulitzer prizes. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Paris Match, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Berliner Morgenstern, The European, Unicef, International Rescue Committee The New York Post and others. In 1976 Graubard produced, directed and e

An Øje at The Hole Curated by Jens-Peter Brask
http://theholenyc.com/
03/30/2012-04/12/2012

Michael Kvium Jan S. Hansen Peter Funch Kasper Sonne John Kørner HuskMitNavn Maiken Bent Søren Behncke Jesper Dalgaard March 30th – April 12th, 2012 OPENING March 30th, 7-9PM The Hole is proud to announce a group show of young Nordic artists curated by Jens-Peter Brask opening in Gallery 3 here at the Hole, this Friday March 30th. Mr. Brask has put together a group of the nine most exciting young artists from Denmark with works across media from painting and drawing to sculpture and installation.

Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space
http://artistsspace.org/exhibitions/
03/30/2012-05/27/2012

Opening Reception Friday, March 30, 6 – 8pm Artists Space is pleased to announce a survey of work from Mexicali Rose, a community media center and gallery in the Mexican border city Mexicali. A nexus for cultural and personal exchange between artists, journalists, activists and filmmakers on both sides of the border, Mexicali Rose exemplifies the possibilities of 21st century hybridized culture through its pursuit of artistic expression grounded in barrio life. The work of the center has been recently featured in Artforum, May Revue, Mexico City’s Generacion, and media throughout Baja California.

“Well Hung” An eclectic group show
http://northlightgallery.tumblr.com/
03/30/2012-04/29/2012

“Well Hung” An eclectic group show Reception: March 30th 6 to 8 PM Featuring: Rachael Bridge, Laura Grenier*, Marris Mielnick, Kevin Smith, Jessica Sugerman, J.A. Holt+, and Tom Thompson

A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings
http://jenbekman.com/
03/30/2012-05/06/2012

Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings, eight works on paper by represented artist Carrie Marill. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 30th, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings will be on view Saturday, March 31st, through Sunday, May 6th. Every day over the course of a year, Marill methodically worked upon each of the eight gouache paintings in A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings. Both strong and delicate woven colors twist through a stark white landscape, creating fanciful silhouettes of the natural world. With titles such as Fear, Solace and Growth, the interactions depicted between crows and trees take on an anthropomorphic quality. Writhing branches become more than just nature but cathartic symbols unfolding in a chronicle of a tumultuous year in the artist’s life.

Window Gallery: Brother Islands
http://eyebeam.org/events/window-gallery-brother-islands
03/30/2012-04/28/2012
12pm-6pm

Half a century since its abandonment, North Brother Island fades from New York City’s map as nature swallows this one block square quarantine city. Just down the East River, Ward’s Island warehouses shelter New York’s homeless and mentally ill in a dozen immense buildings clustered under the Triborough Bridge. Brother Islands is a reworking of a performance piece that premiered at Eyebeam’s MIXER series in 2007 to a sold out audience. This new work is an experimental documentary in the form of a looping video painting. Close inspection of the abstract, layered video imagery reveals glimpses of a long abandoned island quarantine. QR codes frame the video and link to a first-person account of island life in today’s homeless shelters. This work is a collaboration between Eyebeam alum Benton-C Bainbridge, who produced and conceptualized the video, with fabrication assistance from Minou Maguna and original text by Bill Etra.

Knot Your Average Knit
http://www.cwow.org/see/feature.php?f_id=344&s_id=2&c_id=3
03/31/2012-05/11/2012

Join us Saturday, March 31, 2011, 6-8 PM, for the opening reception of Knot Your Average Knit, at cWOW’s Crawford Street Gallery. Curated by Lovina Purple, the show examines artwork that has been created in traditional craft techniques such as weaving, quilting, lace-making, knitting and embroidery. The exhibition features works by artists Elisa D’Arrigo, Karen Margolis, Christina Massey, Hyo Jeong Nam, Gail Rothschild, and Katya Usvitsky. Also: In our New Media Room: paperJAM: a collaboration between Hannah Lamar Simmons and Rebecca Kinsey. The exhibition is free and open to the public Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM.

Drew Maillard Solo Show: “Living In Interesting Times”
http://www.mfgallery.net/DrewMaillard/DrewMaillard.html
03/31/2012-05/05/2012

MF Gallery, fine purveyors of the eccentric and bizarre, are proud to present the collected works of one of their own. “Living In Interesting Times” is an exhibition of the drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of Drew Maillard. There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes “May you live in interesting times.” Drew Maillard was born and raised in America in the last quarter of the 20th century… A fascinating era to be sure. He is a product of his environment. Nature and nurture; habitat and conditioning combined. Drew’s adolescence was divided between comic books, horror and sci-fi films, and fantasizing about girls he didn’t talk to. Also there was Punk Rock and L.S.D.. After spending some time in the army and leaving his hometown in upstate NY, he received his Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from SVA in 2000. His life experiences and travel, as well as an interest in scuba diving and ju-jitzu is what informs Drew’s crazy crazy artwork.

Spring Member Salon
http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/
03/31/2012-04/16/2012

Spring 2012 Member Salon On view Saturday, March 31st through Monday, April 16th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

YUJI AGEMATSU

03/31/2012-04/29/2012

YUJI AGEMATSU March 31 – April 29, 2012 Opening March 31, 7-10 PM

Harry Dodge: Frowntown
http://www.wallspacegallery.com/MEDIA/01447.pdf
03/31/2012-05/06/2012

Over the past four years, Harry Dodge has generated a viscerally affective and prolific multimedia body of work, employing all manner of drawing, performance, video, and sculpture. The trilogy of videos, masses of drawings, and selected sculptures presented here are united by their pointed interest in unnameability, brutality, humor, precariousness and resilience.

Through a glass, darkly
http://www.postmastersart.com/
03/31/2012-05/05/2012

Postmasters is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition featuring the works of OASA DuVERNEY, JULIA KUL and JAYSON MUSSON. Each of us at Postmasters selected one artist. Together they create an explosive zeitgeist moment.

MIchael Collins: Pictures from the Hoo Peninsula
http://www.janetbordeninc.com/
03/31/2012-05/05/2012

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH
http://www.numberthirtyfive.com/
03/31/2012-05/06/2012

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Sleep No More (Remixed
http://sleepnomore.com/remixed/
04/01/2012-05/01/2012

Tickets on sale April 1st, Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours.

Gertrude Stein Paris Festival
http://www.symphonyspace.org/series/167?source=homepage
04/01/2012-05/05/2012

The Paris of Gertrude Stein was wild and exhilarating with the creative spirits of the time collaborating, canoodling, and conspiring, and at the center of it all — Stein’s salon. Join in our month-long celebration of this magical time of music, film, literature, and art. Come to Symphony Space, and make her world yours.

Antonio Santin
http://www.marcstraus.com/exhibition/antoniosantin/index.html
04/01/2012-05/06/2012

Santin constructs arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes that originate from his own theatrically composed photographs. Visiting his models at their homes, Santin chooses outfits from their personal belongings and assembles each detail of the image.

Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art
http://www.viiphoto.com/news/exhibition-every-exit-is-an-entrance-30-years-of-exit-art/
04/01/2012-05/19/2012

Exit Art is pleased to announce their final exhibition EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE: 30 YEARS OF EXIT ART. Founded in 1982 by Executive Director Jeanette Ingberman and Artistic Director Papo Colo, Exit Art has grown from a pioneering alternative art space into an innovative cultural center.

Anti Liu Sculpture
http://www.amoseno.org/
04/01/2012-04/21/2012

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present an assembly of small-scale sculptures by Anti Liu, who works in various adaptable mediums. With this recent body of work, Liu hovers between fascination and destruction of human relationships. He questions the effects of one’s roots and culture through an interweaving of humor, madness, fragility, aimlessness and immobility of current circumstances. Liu comments on current affairs and political action in a playful manner, which recognizes the severity of the issues at hand, yet transforms them into a show one is watching or a game one is playing. Liu has participated in many national and international solo and group exhibitions, and he has been noted in numerous publications. His public sculpture can be seen at several locations here in New York State, including Adelphi University, Long Island University, and the Unison Arts Center at New Paltz. He currently teaches sculpture, three-dimensional design and ceramics at Adelphi University. Anti Liu S

HOT AND BOTHERED IN THE SAWDUST
http://www.coneyisland.com/
04/02/2012-04/29/2012

April is Coney Island Month at Branded Saloon. Events will be held throughout the month to raise money for the Coney Island USA nonprofit in anticipation of their upcoming spring and summer season. As if you needed a reason to make it out the door this spring to drink, watch A-list entertainment and take in (then perhaps take home) stunning works of visual art, all proceeds from door charge, tips, art sales, donations, anything and everything, will be donated directly to Coney Island USA. Come out, have a blast with us, and support the last permanent sideshow structure in the United States!

Elliot Ross – Other Animals
http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com/other_animals.html
04/03/2012-04/24/2012

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6 – 9pm Our household cat of many years died in 2006 when she was quite old, and my subsequent feelings of loss led me to ask myself these questions: How is it possible that I, a human being, can share the quality called “life” with another animal that is so different from me? How is it that I both identified with her and experienced a powerful feeling of her otherness? Contemplating these perhaps unanswerable questions led me to observe and photograph a variety of animals- other than humans.

Being Shakespeare
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=3696
04/04/2012-04/14/2012

An aging Lear, disintegrating with his kingdom. A cryptic Ophelia, driven mad by madness. Hamlet, hell-bent on revenge. All of them came from the brain of Shakespeare, but what do we know about the Bard himself? In a tour-de-force performance, veteran actor Simon Callow (the original Roman Mozart in Amadeus on stage, the film Shakespeare in Love) assumes the daunting challenge of illuminating the man behind the roles in this utterly compelling one-man play by preeminent Shakespeare biographer Jonathan Bate, directed and designed by Tom Cairns. Channeling Macbeth and Henry V here, musing over Shakespeare’s childhood there, Callow leaps from anecdote to soliloquy, using the famous Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It as his guide to consider how a glovemaker’s son could have gone on to write the world.

FLUX Carolina Sardi | John Ensor Parker | Matt Devine
http://www.cherylhazan.com/exhibitions/2012-04-04_flux/
04/04/2012-05/05/2012

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art presents three artists who work with metal to perform a kind of alchemy or flux. With interests in science and nature – in different ways, each transforms the hardness of metal into organic forms. One scientific definition of flux is the magnitude of a river’s current, that is, the amount of water that flows through a cross-section of the river each second. Another is the amount of sunlight that lands on a patch of ground each second is also a kind of flux… imagine a butterfly net. The amount of air moving through the net at any given instant in time is the flux. Or …the movement of a substance between compartments the movement of molecules across a membrane.

Sonic Network no.9
http://whiteboxny.org/upcoming.html
04/04/2012-04/29/2012

White Box is pleased to present the collaborative project between John Aslanidis and Berlin-based sound artist, Brian May: Sonic Network no.9. Akin to their first collaboration in 2006, May has composed a generative sound piece to be played for the duration of the exhibition in conjunction with Aslanidis’ painting, Sonic Network no.9. Each of the four panels that comprise Sonic Network no.9 contains a grid relative to a set of mathematical intervals that Aslanidis uses to create a drawing of compositional intervals, similar to a musical score. May has written an algorithm—using a programming language for sound synthesis, called “SuperCollider”—that determines the characteristics and timing of the sound in relation to the intervals. Taking into consideration the structure and composition of the painting, May emulates the mechanisms of painting by responding to the moiré (wave-like) patterns…

D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space : So Young Yang.
http://www.whiteboxny.org/InventedSpace.html
04/04/2012-04/23/2012

D a n c i n g – a documentary on invented space is the first solo exhibition in New York of video artist So Young Yang. In her artistic productions, Yang explores the question of ‘the real’. She combines her main interests in the concept of perception of our surroundings that stems from her background in psychology, as well as how ‘the factual’ is presented through documentaries from her experience as a film editor. Yang works with documented material, which she transforms by enhancing both the audio and the image, creating a specific aesthetic of her own to illuminate the topic of the real. This exhibition is presenting the four video artworks KRO (2012), A DARK PRINT (2012), JULIA (2011), and THE WINDOW (2007), all of which investigate the idea of the choreographed body and the perceived space. Yang considers the dance as an emotional or intellectual struggle that is expressed by the very movement of the body. Her interpretation enhances her perspective on these bodily motions, and s

Alisa Baremboym Abundant Delicacy
http://www.47canalstreet.com/abundant_delicacy/
04/04/2012-05/06/2012

Opening: Wednesday, April 4 / 6 – 8pm Our internal mechanisms form machines of production and preservation. We mirror the internal process with external obsessions of maintenance. The boundary between exterior and interior is blurred and porous. We live in an abstract endlessness, a lived immortality through retouch, facsimiles of reality, sustenance via desire and image. The opaque visual field is so over saturated that layers of images build on top of each other creating a 3D world on top of the real one. When glitches occur in our unbounded desire to conserve our bodies, we generate solutions. More plastic more coverup more wrapping more preserving.

THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront
http://www.leslielohman.org/MainPgs/Calendar.html
04/04/2012-05/10/2012

THE PIERS: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront Curated by Jonathan Weinberg Panel Discussion with Artists & Curators at the NYU Fales Library Thursday, April 12; 6-8 PM Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 8 pm

Inside-Outliers’ Alchemy: Working the Edges of Perception
http://www.m55art.org/events.html
04/04/2012-04/21/2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6 – 9pm New York artists Abigail Deville and Stephen Woods flip the script with their offer of installed works exploring the unruly nature of histories personal and political, while simultaneously questioning the stability of our prescribed notions by employing iconographic imagery, objets en flux, and permutations of assemblage/bricolage, to impart meta-static statements which function and communicate on the edges of multi and cross – sensory perception.

Circuitous Routes
http://www.bronxartspace.com/
04/04/2012-04/28/2012

Reception Saturday, April 14, 4-7pm Kevin Brady, Michael Clapper, Carol Galligan, Claire Giblin, Carol Hickey, John Holmgren, Bill Hutson, Richard K. Kent, F.T. Kihlstedt, Jun-Cheng Liu, Virginia Maksymowicz, Jim Peterson, Tedd Pettibon, Dorothy Thayne, Scott Wright BronxArtSpace is pleased to present “Circuitous Routes” featuring the work of 15 artists. Through radically different routes, media and methodology these artists are exploring memory and traces of personal history as tied to and revealed in objects and place. The 15 artists converge in this exhibition from very different perspectives and backgrounds. Jun-Cheng Liu’s “Fragments of Memory” documents selected artifacts that carry stories of life (personal and collective) in the most tangible way, highlighting through trompe l’oeil the fact that the images are only shadows of reality.

Insights by Stephan Gersh
http://www.sohophoto.com/upcoming.html
04/04/2012-04/28/2012

Soho Photo is pleased to announce that Stephan Gersh is the guest photographer during April. Gersh, whose exhibition is entitled Insights, began photographing in 1964, when he worked as an assistant to Ansel Adams. Gersh has exhibited widely; he’s been in 20 solo shows and his work is included in the collections of museums in the United States, Canada and France. Gersh has been a teacher for over 30 years, and taught with Minor White in the graduate program at MIT. He created photography programs at several colleges and schools, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant to Polaroid Corporation.

This Side of Paradise
http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/what-we-do/exhibitions/exhibition/this-side-of-paradise/
04/04/2012-06/05/2012

On April 4, 2012, the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home will open to the public. The Home was once built to be a haven, a paradise, for the rich elderly who had lost their fortunes. Bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, the Home provided not only food and shelter but all the accoutrements of a rich and civilized life style – white glove dinner service, a grand ball room, a wood-paneled library, billiard room and a social committee who organized concerts, opera performances and the like.

Hail to the Feminists Who Produced the Revolution:Works by Mary Beth Edelson from 1971 to 2012
http://accolagriefen.com/exhibitions/hail-to-the-feminists-who-produced-the-revolution
04/05/2012-05/12/2012

Since the 1960’s Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer in feminist art practice, political activism, performance art and public participation. Edelson’s art production consists of diverse mediums; included in this survey exhibition are large-scale collage installations, drawings, early performative photographs and her iconic posters from the 1970’s.

TAYLOR DAVIS
http://www.dodge-gallery.com/
04/05/2012-05/13/2012
6pm-8pm

A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes. In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire.

Anja Hitzenberger: TAKE-OUT
http://www.underlinegallery.com/
04/05/2012-05/13/2012
6:30pm-8:30pm

hot in Beijing’s Olympic Park in the fall of 2011, this series of photographs by Anja Hitzenberger reveals a visually overloaded fast-food culture that may make some mouths water and other bellies ache. The aggresive graphics and display, offset by the seeming nonchalance of the stall workers, offer an insight into some of the contradictions in contemporary Chinese culture. Hitzenberger has effectively captured the flavor of the time.

NICK NOWICKI Deadpan
http://anacristeagallery.com/?id2=00010191
04/05/2012-05/12/2012

Nowicki creates images based on personal observations. With simple lines varying in width and intensity and barely readable human expressions, the images appear like doodles, one drawing on top of the other on traditional art materials – paper, linen, and cotton. A longer look at his work reveals that the artist is challenging the viewer to re-examine every day human activities. Nowicki’s creative process involves restraint – the artist avoids drawing any image of interest for as long as possible to allow ideas and pictures to build (and subtract) inside one’s imagination. The first evident stroke represents the distillation of an editing process akin to writing — but unlike a novel, the narrative in these artworks remains elusive. The figures have no faces, their eyes are closed, and the mouths are large open circles. The facial expressions are beyond reach.

OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS PHOTOPLAYS BY STEPHEN DIRKES
http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com/
04/05/2012-04/30/2012

PHOTOPLAYS by STEPHEN DIRKES 05 APR – 30 APR 12 OPENING: THU 05 APR 2012, 6:00 – 10:00 pm OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS RETROSPECTIVE FILM SCREENING + VJ set w/ DJ Vandal Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present, “Obscure Object Films – Photoplays by Stephen Dirkes”, an exhibition of film, photography, sets, props and painting from the short films of Stephen Dirkes.

Skowhegan at 92YTribeca: An Alumni Exhibition in Three Parts
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81112
04/05/2012-05/08/2012
6pm-

92YTribeca is pleased to present our third annual exhibition of alumni chosen from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Curated by Carrie Springer, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This year’s exhibition is will be shown in three parts, with different works in March, April and May. Please see the program notes tab above for a complete list of artists and more information. With Video Works by Matthew Wilson, 2010 Image Credit: Video still by Matthew Wilson, 2010

Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent
http://hortongallery.com/exhibition/146/sleep-late-my-lady-friend
04/05/2012-05/05/2012

Mamiko Otsubo: Idea / Equivalent April 5, 2012 – May 5, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm

David Lyle
http://www.lyonswiergallery.com/david_lyle.html?utm_source=April+Newsletter+-+LWG+%26amp%3B+Press+list&utm_campaign=April+Newsletter+2012&utm_medium=email
04/05/2012-04/28/2012

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America – not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist.

Brian Leo We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done
http://kestingray.com/2012/03/exhibitions-2012-leo/
04/05/2012-05/06/2012

KESTING/RAY is pleased to present New York artist Brian Leo’s solo exhibition, We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done. In a collection of new paintings inspired by media headlines, internet memes and social trends, Leo presents the story of a culture crushed under the weight of self-destruction. The exhibition opens on April 5th and runs through May 6th. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 7–9pm at KESTING/RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York.

“Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements” curated by Felix Morelo
http://www.casitamaria.org/
04/05/2012-05/25/2012

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education presents Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements Curated by Felix Morelo Featuring: Chan Wai”Harvey”, Jose Krapp, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Rafael Sanchez, Mayuko Fujino, Jon Sisti, Hiroko Ishikawa, Itzy Ramirez, Dana Jerabek, Raphael Griswold, Virginia Wagner, Teddy O’Connor, Washington Chavez, Karen Cintron, Firelei Baez, Edwin Bolta Francisco Osorio, Alexis Duque, Panoply Lab, and Felix Morelo Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30pm-8:30 pm Performances by: Rafael Sanchez 7:00pm Panoply Lab 7:30pm Felix Morelo 8:00pm Bronx, NY (February 29, 2012) – Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education is pleased to announce Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, a group exhibition curated by Felix Morelo. The opening will take place Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and the show will run through May 25, 2012. Take the 6 train to Hunts Point or the 2/5 to Simpson St. For his curatorial debut, Morelo invites 20 artists to in

F@Fleisher/Ollman
http://fleisher-ollmangallery.com/exhibitions.php?calendar=future
04/05/2012-05/12/2012

Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to announce F, Steven and Billy Dufala’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 through May 12 and will open with a reception with the artists on Thursday, April 5 from 6-9pm. Brothers and artistic collaborators, Steven and Billy Dufala are engaged in a practice that is marked by a fearless embrace of new techniques and commitment to experimentation. Beautifully crafted abstract and representational drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations are often an emotional response to material, process and environment. Consumption, efficiency, cliche, and failure are investigated through humor and exaggeration. On view in this exhibition will be small and large-scale graphite drawings and watercolors that are in dialogue with singular sculptures and a site-specific installation.

KIM DINGLE still lives
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=406
04/05/2012-04/28/2012

Sperone Westwater is hopefully pleased to announce the fourth solo exhibition of new paintings by Kim Dingle, who is also writing this press release. Paint is more interesting than any other subject… Subjects are useful for paint and for using line. If what is depicted makes the artist laugh then all the more fun for the artist and maybe for the viewer, too – but it is usually an accident. That is all it is. There will be an opening reception on Thursday 5 April from 6 – 8 pm.

Martin Wilner: Making History 2010 – 2011
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=407
04/05/2012-04/28/2012

Sperone Westwater is pleased to present an exhibition of recent pen, ink, and graphite drawings by Martin Wilner, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery. In his now decade-long body of work, Making History, Wilner creates highly-detailed diaristic drawings based on the monthly calendar. On the verso of each drawing are descriptive texts or images that are integral to the work. Wilner blends elements of cartoon, cartography, text, micrography, and music in an evolving process that transforms news events of compelling personal interest into drawing. Each work coalesces into its own mysterious narrative of the artist’s daily life.

Peter Shelton: powerhousefrenchtablenecklaces
http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/exhibits/record.html?record=408
04/05/2012-04/28/2012

Sperone Westwater is pleased to present a survey of sculptures by Peter Shelton. These corporeal and architectural works from 1989 to the present are both abstract and referential. Their materiality and subject matter elicit a physical, emotional, and psychic engagement – making the visual experience tactile and tangible.

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America
http://www.kansasgallery.com/upcoming
04/05/2012-05/12/2012

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America

THOMAS LAIL THE WORLD WE HAVE LOST
http://masterspelavin.com/citysorrowbuilt/
04/05/2012-05/19/2012

OPENING RECEPTION 5 APRIL, 2012 SIX TO EIGHT IN THE EVENING In the tradition of history painting, Thomas Lail’s large-scale collages chart the persistent dream and the tragedy of our lost Utopias. In Lail’s works image fragments sourced from communes of the 1960s and ‘70s, Modernist structures and idealized communities form the domes and maps of futurist/architect Buckminster Fuller to examine our persistent strivings and ideological failings— haunted always by Goya’s disasters and the gritty realities of Courbet .Lail’s works look to a better, once-dreamed future—perhaps a regained past that never was—to map a fleeting dream of Utopia.

Fernando Orellana and Mindy McDaniel “The Other Side”
http://www.milavechakimiart.com/#!exhibitions
04/05/2012-05/03/2012

“Dying and birthing for generations upon generation, always arriving at a question, we hurtle through space and time helplessly out of control. Approaching the future at an ever-increasing pace and plugged into one another ingenuously, we perpetually dismantle and assemble each other. Along the way encountering irregular moments of nirvana, keeping us interested and entertained.”- Fernando Orellana

YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER NIGHT
http://www.weststreet.info/youtoldmeonenight.html
04/05/2012-05/05/2012

OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 5, 7-9PM West Street Gallery is pleased to present “You Told Me the Other Night.” The group show features new work by Sam Anderson, Trisha Baga and Nick Parker, Ian Cheng, Greg Fong, Grayson Revoir, Anicka Yi. You told me the other night That you Googled yourself And found a boring YouTube video Made by a high school kid with your Name. In the video he said his Name, you said, and it was weird. Somewhere in something That you sang to me that you had written This occurred, something about you having No name, or a name that might as well be no name at all. Or no identity. And the dead Generality of your childhood you’d woken Up from. —Excerpt from “Coeur de Lion,” by Ariana Reines

Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
http://hortongallery.com/exhibition/146/sleep-late-my-lady-friend
04/05/2012-05/18/2012

The gallery is pleased to announce Sleep Late, My Lady Friend, a three-person show of recent paintings and drawings by New York based artists Joshua Abelow, Ella Kruglyanskaya, and Daniel Rios Rodriguez. Ella and Daniel met and became friends in graduate school in 2005. Joshua and Ella met in New York in 2010. Ella introduced Daniel and his work to Joshua in 2011. Joshua posted many of their works on his blog. Then he met Ella and Daniel at the bar and they knocked back a few drinks.

Line
http://www.thecelltheatre.org/linegalleryapr2012/
04/05/2012-04/25/2012

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 6-9 pm Line is unique in that the work does not collectively articulate a single concept—the collectivity of the work is the concept. In their multitude, the drawings bring to the viewer a humanistic and intimate experience, an expression of the elusive mind hidden behind the impressive displays of dexterity and artistic skill of each selected drawing. It is our sincere hope that the viewer will leave not only aesthetically engaged, but also with a sense of connection—the solace offered only by the well-crafted thoughts of an articulate mind.

A Rolling Stone
http://portercontemporary.com/a-rolling-stone/
04/05/2012-05/26/2012

Porter Contemporary is proud to present, A Rolling Stone, a group exhibition opening on April 5, 2012 with an artists’ reception from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The exhibition will include works by artists Jason Bryant, JaH- HaHa, Naoto Hattori, Jennifer Murray, Adam Normandin, Johnny Romeo, and TWOONE. “The exhibit is a celebration of 50 years of the Rolling Stones,” says Jessica L. Porter, Founder and Director of Porter Contemporary, “in addition to also being inspired by the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.” The proverb has many meanings but one in particular is that those who keep moving are never lacking for fresh ideas or creativity. Porter Contemporary has selected nine artists who fit the meaning of the proverb and are celebrating these artists’ inspirations and dedication through, ‘A Rolling Stone’. The Rolling Stones themselves are examples of the proverb as they reinvented themselves numerous times over the past five decades to become music legends.

Valerie Hegarty: Altered States
http://www.marlboroughgallery.com/exhibitions/valerie-hegarty-altered-states
04/05/2012-05/05/2012

Marlborough Chelsea is pleased to present Altered States, a solo exhibition of new paintings, sculptures and installation by Valerie Hegarty, opening the evening of Thursday, April 5 from 6PM-8PM at the gallery located at 545 West 25th Street. The show’s title Altered States has several references including a play on The United States of America and its current political climate, Hegarty’s continuing investigation in transformation, and Paddy Chayefsky’s 1978 science fiction novel and subsequent horror film adaptation where the protagonist’s mind experiments causes him to morph physically.

Julie Tremblay Some Kind of Nature
http://www.571projects.com/
04/05/2012-05/19/2012

The opening reception will take place on Thursday April 5, 6-9pm. In Some Kind of Nature, five life-size sculptures populate the gallery, somersaulting, back-flipping, balancing, prone and unravelling, suspended from the ceiling and resting on the floor. Tremblay’s recent work pushes her investigation of the human form, which becomes a metaphor exploring existential themes of order and chaos, mortality and the universality of the human condition. In this work, she equally explores sculptural themes of mass, volume, density, equilibrium, dynamism, and positive/negative spaces. She takes inspiration and at times materials from her immediate surroundings.

No Dog Walking on the Roof
http://www.doosangallery.com/newyork/upcoming_eng.asp
04/05/2012-05/05/2012

DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to present ‘No Dog Walking on the Roof,’ a solo exhibition of work by Donghee Koo, from April 5 to May 5, 2012. The exhibition features media arts and an installation which invite the viewer to the perception of uncertainty. Koo meticulously visualizes and directs awkward and incomplete stories into her media works, which express the contradictions and absurdities of her ordinary life. When she received a letter from her apartment supervisor saying, “No dog walking on the roof,” she focused on how this equivocal phrase could be interpreted into different meanings. This title defines her working method and the ambiguous interpretations of her works.

No Dog Walking on the Roof
http://www.doosangallery.com/newyork/upcoming_eng.asp
04/05/2012-05/05/2012

DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to present ‘No Dog Walking on the Roof,’ a solo exhibition of work by Donghee Koo, from April 5 to May 5, 2012. The exhibition features media arts and an installation which invite the viewer to the perception of uncertainty. Koo meticulously visualizes and directs awkward and incomplete stories into her media works, which express the contradictions and absurdities of her ordinary life. When she received a letter from her apartment supervisor saying, “No dog walking on the roof,” she focused on how this equivocal phrase could be interpreted into different meanings. This title defines her working method and the ambiguous interpretations of her works.

From Caos
http://sohogallery89.tumblr.com/
04/05/2012-06/05/2012

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 5th 2012 from 7-10pm From Caos is an installation created by portuguese artists Pedro Cunha and Sofia Xavier. Pedro uses the space as an enormous sketchbook, panting directly over the white walls. The series of murals and sculptures transform the gallery into a narrative where photographic characters created and personified by Sofia X interact within it.

Carol Flaitz and Joyce Pommer andJean-Marc Superville Sovak
http://skylightgallerynyc.com/
04/05/2012-05/01/2012

Skylight Gallery shows work by mostly New York State Artists and a little beyond the borders. Our series of exhibitions this season features a conversation of artworks between artists based in the Hudson Valley and artists based in Manhattan and the boroughs. Typically the artists we exhibit have developed and honed their visual voice, having studied and made art for decades. Occasionally, we show exceptional young talent whose work is mature beyond their years.

Alexandra Beller/Dances presents other stories
http://tickets.joyce.org/tickets/production.aspx?PID=1791
04/05/2012-04/21/2012
7:30pm-

Alexandra Beller/Dances appears as a part of Joyce SoHo’s “In rep” series, in which three companies rotate performances over a three week season. Performed by Alexandra Beller/Dances, other stories is a collection of interwoven movement events that highlight the friction between stories.

HEREart presents Steps
http://www.here.org/shows/detail/877/
04/05/2012-05/19/2012

Through her video, photographs and sound pieces, Kyoung eun Kang explores the idea of family, community, and people as a fluid, absorbed, mixed and moving form continuously transforming, expanding, and blending. As she traverses from continent to continent, she explores small, simple everyday gestures that can have a very large meaning, capturing the subtle behaviors that constitute the human experience. Family pee merges to become the sound of a flowing river, a hand reaching out to offer a flower to an unseen recipient becomes an intimate bonding moment between strangers, the weight of a stone as it is lifted in front of a face obscuring the known features reveals familiar yet new identities.

BERTA FISCHER
http://www.jamesfuentes.com/artists/fischer/index.php
04/05/2012-04/29/2012

James Fuentes is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition by Berlin based artist Berta Fischer (Born Dusseldorf, 1973) this marks the artists debut in the United States. Having used Plexiglas as a primary material for over a decade, Fischer’s sculptural work stands testimony to a sublime post-industrial dialectic. Assembled and cut permutations of otherworldly material create oscillating effects and dynamic refractions. Panels have been put through a furnace allowing the artist to fold and form her sculptures in a process akin to origami. These compositions, however, are defined in a matter of minutes while the plastic cools into shape. The inherent transparency of the material allows for an almost absolute reduction of form as well as an illusory absence of mass.

Architectural Cream
http://triangleworkshop.org/
04/05/2012-04/26/2012

Astrid Busch + Claudia Weber Opening Reception: April 5th, 6-9pm April 5th – April 26th @ 111 Front Street Galleries Suite 222, Dumbo, Brooklyn 11201

My 5th Birthday
http://www.secretprojectrobot.org/secretprojectorobot/Schedule.html
04/05/2012-04/29/2012

When you look at an image of one of your birthday parties it may merely inspire a memory, but what if the experience could be re-created? In this show we want to construct an environment that evokes the same horror or excitement you felt as a child walking into your birthday party. Any size, any medium,

Floating Point Waves
http://www.here.org/
04/06/2012-04/14/2012
8:30pm-10pm

HERE presents Floating Point Waves, by LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. A performance experience of dance, real-time video, live electronic music, water, and kinetic sculptures, this HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) production plays 8 performances at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). Meditative stillness & physical extremity converge in a mesmerizing solo performance. Floating Point Waves unveils the relationship between the human body and natural elements as movement, water & light connect in an organic causal chain. Every motion of the dance is reflected in the elements surrounding it, as performance and design meet in a landscape where beauty coexists with darkness. Floating Point Waves is conceived & designed by Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya. Choreographed & performed by Ximena Garnica. Video-Lighting design design by Shige Moriya. Additional lighting design by Solomon Weisbard. Sound composition by Jeremy D. Slater.

FOREVER VISION
http://www.endofcenturynyc.com/
04/06/2012-04/10/2012

End of Century is pleased to announce FOREVER VISION, an exhibition and short-science fiction film by Josh Slater. Pairing down to the cold basics of story telling, the 13 minute FOREVER VISION articulates a process of outer-galactic discovery, destruction and creation. The storyline traces 5 locations on a outer-galatic map, where images form and initiate a process of cultural development. Complimenting the film’s theme of graphic origins and anthropological discovery, Slater has produced a set of collages and drawings. A limited-edition movie poster; designed by Slater and John Whitlock, will also be on view. The official soundtrack for FOREVER VISION, produced by GEORGIA and Sean Nagin, will be available on cassette tape.

PETER FEIGENBAUM
http://open-source-gallery.org/category/upcoming/
04/06/2012-04/12/2012

“Expanding upon his 2010 Streetsmart project in which he photographed his photorealistic architectural sets of decaying 70s era New York buildings on the streets of Park Slope using surreal compositional juxtapositions, Peter Feigenbaum’s Streetsmart II: XRO takes the exercise one step further into surrealism and psycho-geography. Feigenbaum has since created a portable module that allows his sets of miniature abandoned buildings to be mounted atop the roof of a car. In late 2011, he scoured the rapidly gentrifying outer reaches of Bed-Stuy and Harlem to find the city’s last remaining derelict boarded up blocks(often marked with the Fire Departments “XRO” tag, signifying “roof out”).

Die: Roll to Proceed
http://www.dierolltoproceed.com/
04/06/2012-08/31/2012
10:30pm-

magine, if you will, a world unencumbered by the stress of decision-making; a world where you never have to wonder if you made the ‘right decision.’ In this existential comedy, two roommates make this a reality by letting the roll of a DIE decide for them. But is life really carefree when the responsibility is left up to chance? Watch as this duo embarks on comedic misadventures, all of which are orchestrated by YOU. That’s right, because the DIE is in YOUR hands. With 72 possible endings, you won’t see the same show twice. So take a chance. Their fate. Your hands… Roll the DIE.

CONSTRUCTED SITE
http://no-in-nyc.org/upcoming
04/06/2012-04/29/2012
6pm-8pm

CONSTRUCTED SITE refers to the artists’ working method as well as their subject matter. Using both computer simulation and old-school 3D models, they build common scenarios that are subsequently depicted in various art forms: photo, video, sculpture, animation and painting. Hence, what the spectator believes to be ordinary, everyday situations are, in fact, constructed realities.

Brent Birnbaum’s ‘The Bureau of Apology’
http://thelabgallery.com/
04/06/2012-04/27/2012

Subscribing to the belief that the contemporary artist is an entrepreneur, Brent Birnbaum channels the infamous and legendary traditions of snake oil salesmen and street psychics, in his performative installation, The Bureau of Apology. A real, functioning business in which viewers can partake to absolve themselves of guilt and burden, The Bureau of Apology is as credible as a vision in a crystal ball: it is out of our own necessity that we believe.

BIG ART GROUP: BROKE HOUSE
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/big-art-group-broke-house.html
04/06/2012-04/21/2012

Broke House is the new performance by Big Art Group inspired by Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The breakout hit of this year’s American Realness festival, it explores social aspects of modernity and time: the frustration of social progress and the problem of presence in a world compromised by the virtual. From a bare stage the company constructs and dismantles the wooden skeleton of a house as they simultaneously film a documentary of its residents. Issues about the tragic entrapment of nostalgia and the futility of escapist fantasies of the future play out through colliding and disintegrating stories refracted across Big Art Group’s sculptural scenography and lightning fast Real Time Film matrix.

MAN MADE MONSTERS
http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/man-made-monsters
04/06/2012-04/21/2012
6pm-8pm

A theme-based exhibition of selected works by third-year students in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department. Curated by Department Chair Thomas Woodruff. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm

David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs
http://www.larissagoldston.com/exhibitions.aspx
04/06/2012-05/12/2012

Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present David Rathman’s fifth solo exhibition in New York. Let’s See What Stirs includes eight watercolors and a 9 -minute film. The exhibition will be on view from April 6 through May 12, 2011 with a reception for the artist on April 6 from 6 to 8pm. For this exhibition, Rathman eschews traditionally recognizable art-historical influences and turns to contemporary culture for source material, appropriating images of events replete with intensity. His large-scale works on paper embrace and portray the excitement, danger and vulnerability of the human experience. Drawing from his lexicon of quintessentially masculine imagery (sports, Westerns and cars, to name a few) Rathman challenges the traditional ideas of the implacability of the masculine ideal. Theses works evoke competitiveness—keeping score, a theme that permeates the majority of Rathman’s work.

SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING
http://splatterpool.com/splatterpool.events.html
04/06/2012-04/22/2012

SANDRA DUKIC & BORIS GLAMOCANIN //OPENING

Trapped
http://phatory.com/posts/upcoming
04/06/2012-05/27/2012

The Phatory is pleased to announce “Trapped” an installation of works by Charles McGill from April 7 through May 26, 2012, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, April 6, 7 – 9:00 P.M. The Defiant Ones – To The Gallows, 2011 Charles McGill is long adept at constructing theaters of associations. He excels at turning the found object into provocative statements about race and representation that place viewers in a position to re-examine their own relationship to this aspect of American life. On view at The Phatory is a cross section of pieces from McGill’s Skinned series that turn golf objects into narrative devices to reflect upon the “Black” experience and beyond. Golf bags taken apart and reconstructed in Chamberlain-like fashion turn into 3D versions of Philip Guston’s Klan images. Leather and metal form surprising sinister and sometime comic figures.

Peter Feigenbaum – Streetsmart II: XRO
http://open-source-gallery.org/2012/03/peter-feigenbaum/
04/06/2012-04/12/2012

The current exhibition is an expansion of his 2010 Streetsmart project exhibited at Open Source and the Museum of Arts and Design. Feigenbaum photographed his photorealistic architectural sets of decaying 70s era New York buildings on the streets of Park Slope using surreal compositional juxtapositions, Peter Feigenbaum’s Streetsmart II: XRO takes the exercise one step further into surrealism and psycho-geography.

Monika Zarzeczna and Zerek Kempf “Like this for a while”
http://www.facebook.com/events/196505070461822/
04/06/2012-04/27/2012

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 7-9pm helper is proud to present its first exhibition, “Like this for a while,” a collaborative project by Monika Zarzeczna and Zerek Kempf. “Like this for a while” draws its title from transitory states and temporary arrangements. Working up to the exhibition, Zarzeczna and Kempf gave attention to impermanent solutions to daily life: getting things out of the way, moving things, fixing matters, tying up, collecting, arranging, and bundling. This exhibition focuses on brief moments of poetic ingenuity when objects are removed from their usual context, combined, and reshaped. Similar to the exhibition itself, these groupings are to be dismantled after they fulfill their use.

Valentin Carron The dirty grey cube (you) turns around sadly and screams at us (he) “ca-tarac-ta”
http://www.303gallery.com/index.php?exhid=154
04/06/2012-05/12/2012

s an initial act, the gallery’s entrance is modified in the form of a hallway or passage to a more personalized or even claustrophobic viewing experience. With light all but blocked out of streaming through the windows, the space becomes sealed, and behind that veil, the potential for a certain cryptic transformation is intimated. Upon entering the exhibition, the viewer stands in the corner of the space, pulled in by the gravity of an austere 5-foot cube. This cube, a polystyrene replica of a public sculpture by Dutch artist Ewerdt Hilgemann originally made of Carrara marble, assumes a roughshod form as a result of the process of being perfectly cut and polished and subsequently rolled down a debris-strewn hill. Michelangelo is said to have remarked that the quality of a sculpture is inherent in its ability to survive being rolled down a hill with its essence still intact. Hilgemann’s coup of turning process into essence is upended by Carron’s ploy of rejection, displacing process/ess

PROLEGOMENA
http://www.jackhanley.com/show.php?show=1680
04/07/2012-04/28/2012

You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce
http://www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=108
04/07/2012-05/06/2012

The Flea Theater and The Civilians present the New York Premiere of YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS’ DIVORCE, by Anne Kauffman, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris, Janice Paran and Robbie Collier Sublett. Conceived by Jennifer R. Morris and directed by Anne Kauffman, previews begin April for this limited-run Off-Broadway engagement, with opening night slated for April 12.

RUSSELL MAYCUMBER, CHRISTINA PETTERSSON, BRIAN WONDERGEM
http://www.launchf18.com/S95_1.html
04/07/2012-04/28/2012

Launch F18 is delighted to present Russell Maycumber, Christina Pettersson and Brian Wondergem. A group exhibition organized by the Brooklyn based exhibition program Site95. Russell Maycumber’s work shifts between drawing and sculptural objects that hover between the architectural and figural. His drawings, in particular, are ink and brush on paper made primarily on Post-it notes and torn sheets. The comic-like imagery relates to R. Crumb and Raymond Pettibon but through the use of ready-made and torn paper, images are broken up and fragmented to make unusual hybrid figures, stories, and scenes. Maycumber lives and works in St. Augustine, Florida where he completed his BFA in 2006. Maycumber was included in “Everything Must Go” at Casey Kaplan, New York last summer. He has shown extensively in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area including Nullspace Gallery, Anchor Gallery, Florida School of the Arts, and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. Miami-based artist Christina Pettersson creates

Nicola Verlato How the West Was Won/Evol
http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/
04/07/2012-05/05/2012

Born in 1965 in Verona, Italy, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Nicola Verlato began painting at a very early age. Trained in Classical music, and with an interest in Rock, Verlato has also composed music for documentary films. He studied architecture at the University of Venice, and moved to New York in 2004. An installation of Verlato’s paintings and sculptures were exhibited at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion.

Folio by 2-UP
http://www.soloway.info/Shows/16Folio2up/2-UP%20press%20release/2uppresselease.html
04/07/2012-04/29/2012
6pm-8pm

Soloway presents “Folio,” an exhibition by the group 2-UP. Over the past few years 2-UP has produced a series of poster publications. This will be the first group exhibition of the individual members’ work in a gallery space. The exhibition is structured in 2 parts: a free newspaper that disassembles into 7 double-sided posters, and corresponding works in the gallery.

Charlotte Becket
http://www.rusalon.org/upcoming.html
04/07/2012-04/29/2012

http://www.charlottebecket.com/

It Didn’t Have to Come To This, or, Tiny Hornets
http://www.facebook.com/uncannyvalleynyc
04/08/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

workshop presentation of It Didn’t Have to Come To This, or, Tiny Hornets, is a new play by Normandy Raven Sherwood with music by The Drunkard’s Wife. TINY HORNETS invites you to experience our people’s folk ways, mores, and lores. From the safety of your own little stool, you will witness the folk at work and at play, dancing their authentic dances, and singing very traditional songs. Guided by an intrepid Ethnographer, you will meet many fascinating village types, including Essie, a young girl who longs for a taste of something more… flesh.

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Josephine Meckseper
http://www.sculpture-center.org/eventsUpcomingEvents.htm
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6:30pm-

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.

LITTLE THEATER
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7:30pm-

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: BOOCOCK: LOOKS-FEEL-LOOKS, by Paul Boocock: The first part of a monologue-trilogy PIECE: GROUNDED: A PLAY IN SIX AIRPORTS (An Excerpt), written and directed by Miranda Huba: excerpt from a new play I BEGAN TO FEAR I WAS IN HELL AND THAT HELL WAS FULL OF TREES, by Paul Ketchum: a wartime etymology WHAT’S TAKEN, by Honor Molloy with composer/musician Shahzad Ismaily: live performance against a wildly manipulated torment of language from of Molloy’s autobiographical novel, Smarty Girl – Dublin Savage. DANCE WORKSHOP, written and directed by Dan O’Neil, choreography by Katie Rose McLaughlin, performed by Ryan Melia and Katie Wieland: a short play, with dance

Martha Braniff
http://www.powerhousearena.com/events/
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7pm-9pm

Writer and child advocate Martha Braniff reads from and discusses Step Over Rio, her mystery novel about child trafficking.

Presentation: Never Alone “Prisoner Support and Resisting State Repression”
http://bluestockings.com/events/
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7pm-

Focusing specifically on prisoners Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, the Never Alone Tour brings to light the facts of these two “green scare” cases. Join legal worker Ian Coldwater and Jenny Esquivel, Eric McDavid’s partner, in strategizing and growing a culture of resistance that can breach prison walls and sustain long-term anarchist prisoner support.

Elizabeth Reddin & Laurie Weeks
http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/elizabeth-reddin-laurie-weeks.html
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
8pm-

Elizabeth Reddin was born in Torrance, California at the Little Company of Mary Hospital; in 1993 she moved to New York City. She plays music in a story band called Legends, with Raquel Vogl and James Loman. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Beekiller, New York Nights and 6 x 6. Her first full collection, The Hot Garment of Love Is Insecure, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2007. Laurie Weeks’ fiction and other writings have been published in The Baffler, Vice, Nest, Index, LA Weekly, Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You, and Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and the New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.

Project Space: eteam
http://eyebeam.org/events/project-space-if-the-dancing-gets-too-stiff-the-rain-needs-to-get-dug-out-as-ice-cubes
04/09/2012-04/23/2012

Opening Reception: April 12th, 6PM-8PM (in tandem with the Speed Book Launch) Through an eBay purchase, eteam (a collaboration between Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) became the landlords of a 36,000-square-foot plot of land in Germany with eight remaining tenants and seven feral lots. After receiving complaints from their tenants about the lack of access to water, eteam suggested they dig a well. When the tenants rejected this idea, eteam decided to search for water in different ways, using this exploration as both a motif and a vehicle for motion and creation. The project If the dancing gets too stiff, the rain needs to get dug out as ice-cubes is on view Tues.-Sat. from 12PM-6PM, bewteen April 9th and 23rd.

The Slain Youth Rally in honor of Trayvon Martin in Union Square
http://www.brooklynpeace.org/brooklynforpeace/events/index.php
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6pm-

Please join us for the Rally In Honor of Slain Black Youth, Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6pm. This rally is in honor of the loss of our Black youth! The Rally will take place in Union Square, New York City, NY. We do this in the honor of the many victims – both named and unnamed – in the cause for justice, peace and equitable options for living. And as Ella Baker so poignantly summarized, “we who believe in freedom cannot rest until [it] happens.” Check out justicefortrayvonmartin.com for more information. Also, check out vigilsfortrayvon.com for more information.

Ivan Moudov: Gallery Talk
http://nurtureart.org/?p=4028
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7pm-

On Monday, April 9, NURTUREart will host artist Ivan Moudov for a gallery lecture dedicated to his recent and not so recent projects. A public Q&A moderated by independent curator Daniela Kostova and Marco Antonini will follow. The talk starts at 7PM. Entrance is Free. Moudov’s practice explores issues of ownership, authorship and authority by infiltrating the art world and its systems as well as by subverting the established norms and conventions of wider bureaucratical systems and sociopolitical contexts. His field of action ranges from micro-interventions to more ambitious gestures that involve expanded communities and, more recently, international transactions.

Music Tech Meetup
http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/104371/
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7pm-

Come to listen or come to show. Presenters will have 5 minutes to discuss their product. There is a projector and a great atmosphere for round table discussions.

POETRY Martin Mitchell, Angelo Verga, hosts Steve Griffiths; Mervyn Taylor; Amy Holman; Jay Chollick
http://corneliastreetcafe.com/performances.asp
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6pm-

Steve Griffiths was born by the sea in Wales, and lives in London. He will be reading in New York from his sixth poetry collection, Surfacing, published by Cinnamon Press. Surfacing begins underground, in an abandoned place, where there are stirrings, occasional explosions into an inexplicably dazzling light, an insistence on miracles of optimism, flashes of humour. Amy Holman is the author of the poetry collections, Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window and Wait For Me, I’m Gone. Recent publications include Zocalo Public Square, The Same, and the anthology, Token Entry: Poems Celebrating the NYC Subway. She works as a literary consultant, and lives in Brooklyn. Mervyn Taylor is a Trinidad-born poet who divides his time between Brooklyn, NY, and his island home. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School, and in the New York City public school system.

Investigate This: Conversations with ProPublica – The Perils and Promise of Fracking
http://www.tenement.org/vizcenter_events.php
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6:30pm-

Is it a clean fuel source that could help America meet its energy needs? Or a process that’s harmful to the environment? We’ll get answers from drillers, state regulators, environmentalists and the media.

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Josephine Meckseper
http://www.sculpture-center.org/eventsEvent.htm?id=87822
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
6:30pm-

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.

GET SMALL Exploring The Small House Movement w/Jeffrey McKean
http://www.petescandystore.com/
04/09/2012-04/09/2012
7:30pm-

New Yorkers are used to living in small spaces. But even they might be challenged by the constraints of a new wave of Tiny Houses and Small Houses, whose popularity combines small living with green technologies to pioneer a new lifestyle that minimizes the footprint of humankind’s most fundamental asset. Join architect Jeffrey McKean for an in-depth look at the aesthetics and practicality of living in a small house, with a focus on his own “Modesthouse” Begun initially as an informal investigation with a friend ten years ago, the “Modesthouse” explorations have led to the construction of a prototype now underway, and the first sale of a unit in process with a scheduled start date in the Spring of 2012. Like many of the new, small homes, the “Modesthouse” balances prefabrication and traditional construction methods, to deliver a house that, while modest, maintains a regal feel. The ideas behind Modesthouse have been informed not only by McKean’s experience as an architect but by having

Osaretin Ighile – Sculpture
http://www.skotogallery.com/viewer/mgr.shop/templates/product/template.4.asd/vts/design003/scspid/121
04/09/2012-05/12/2012

Skoto Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent sculpture by the Nigerian-born sculptor Osaretin Ighile. This is his first solo show at the gallery. The artist will be present at the reception on Thursday, April 12th, 6-8pm. Osaretin Ighile’s recent sculpture employs strategies that grasp notions of artworks as conceptual totalities, multivalent narratives crafted from a variety of approaches, not just single images that express big ideas about humanity. His work is informed by a sophisticated discourse on traditional philosophical concepts, a deep understanding of the aesthetic and cultural character of the African continent as well as an invigorating inclination and facility with various materials and methods. By inventively handling his material within a formalist sculptural framework, combined with a highly developed experimental approach to making art, he creates work that is unorthodox, persistently innovative, and ignores boundaries between different cultural her

ERICA ESSNER, BRITNEY FALCON, HEJIN JANG, LAURA DIFFENDERFER UNDER EXPOSED
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7:30pm-

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. This month (pictured, top to bottom): Erica Essner, Britney Falcon, HeJin Jang and Laura Diffenderfer.

ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH AND MARY JANE NEALON QT
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7:30pm-

Our literary series focused on queer writing, curated by Nicholas Boggs.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS FROM JAPAN
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/cherry-blossoms-from-japan
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7:30pm-

“Namaenonai Gashyodan” – Japanese Women’s Choir Mieko Nishida, director and conductor Azusa Hayashi, piano Namaenonai Gashyodan has been singing as a group 31 years and consists of 40 amateur singers. The youngest is 49 years old, the eldest 83 years old, and the average age is 66. The program includes traditional Japanese songs in English, musical theater numbers in Japanese such as Whole New World and Beauty and the Beast, and Japanese hit songs. This performance is free and does not require tickets.

Book Launch: I Am An Executioner: Love Stories by Rajesh Parameswaran
http://www.powerhousearena.com/events/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-9pm

Rajesh Parameswaran launches his new collection of stories about the power or love and the love of power here at powerHouse.

Chickfactor
http://chickfactor.com/
04/10/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

hickfactor (http://chickfactor.com/) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with five blissful nights of sparkling indie pop on the Northeast Corridor of the USA (3 in NY; 2 in DC TBA) including the first shows in years by Black Tambourine, Small Factory, Pipas, The Aislers Set, A Girl Called Eddy, The Softies, The Lois Plus, and The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, and rare performances from such pop luminaries as Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Versus, Bridget St John and Honey Bunch.

Angela Davis-Gardner & Jennifer Egan
http://greenlightbookstore.com/event/angela-davis-gardner
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7:30pm-

In honor of the paperback launch, novelist Angela Davis-Gardner comes to Greenlight Bookstore to discuss Butterfly’s Child with Pultizer Prize-winning author and fan Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Goon Squad). When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji’s true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha–and instead tells everyone that he is an orphan. When the truth surfaces, it will splinter this family’s fragile dynamic and send Benji on the journey of a lifetime from Illinois to the Japanese settlements in Denver and San Francisco, then across the ocean to Nagasaki, where he will uncover the truth about his mother’s tragic death. To celebrate the paperback release of Butterfly’s Child, Greenlight Bookstore will offer 30% off the retail price of this title on Tuesday, April 10th.

Photo by: Robert Benschop Last Touch First
http://joyce.org/performancestickets/calendar_detail.php?event=428&theater=1
04/10/2012-04/15/2012
7:30pm-

Last Touch First, one of the most intriguing productions on the Joyce spring roster, was created by world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián and dancer Michael Schumacher for the 2008 Holland Dance Festival. Based on Kylián’s Last Touch, created for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2003, this haunting hour-long work, performed in profoundly slow motion, “eschews physical virtuosity for control, subtlety and timing,” (The Guardian) as it penetrates the desperation, madness, and isolation involved in the “persistent pursuit of the hopeless.” (Ballettanz)

Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century: Culture – Public Space and Public Life in Cuba
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77570
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6pm-

Presented by Susan Yelavich of the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons The New School for Design, Global Issues is both a course and a lecture series open to the community. In a world where people migrate more often and ideas and goods move faster than ever before, this lecture series examines the resulting cultural fusions and collisions as a source of new insights rather than just a catalyst for conflict. After an introduction to cultural theory, we explore the ways design and art critique and influence culture in the context of globalization. This lecture is presented by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons.

An Evening with Cynthia Hopkins
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=79339
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6pm-

Cynthia Hopkins is a creator and performer of unique semi-autobiographical musical performance works, including “Accidental Nostalgia” and “The Truth: A Tragedy.” She is currently making a new work that addresses the climate crisis, titled “This Clement World.” ART WORK is ongoing series that hosts innovative artists who speak about the artistic process on special evenings at Lang. Students gain access to the intimate workings of some of the most influential artists practicing in the city today. In an intimate setting, the artists detail their creative process, speak about new productions, and examine their most famous works. The series curated by Bonnie Marranca, Professor of Theatre in the Arts Division, and is in its fifth season.

Poetry Forum: Terence Winch
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=76759
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6:30pm-

Terence Winch is author of five books of poetry, including Falling Out of Bed in a Room with No Floor, Boy Drinkers, and Irish Musicians/American Friends, winner of an American Book Award, as well as two nonfiction collections, That Special Place and Contenders. He has received a Columbia Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, as well as grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Fund for Poetry. He is also the winner of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing.

The Book Report Reading
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3173
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-

Once upon a time you were in third grade and you had to give book reports and it was awesome. The Book Report promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Join Leigh Stein and Sasha Fletcher and assorted literate guests for an evening that will remind you of 3rd grade in the best possible way.

NY Moth Storyslam: Education
http://themoth.org/events
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
7pm-

NY Moth Storyslam: Education

THROW
http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org/e_throw_spring2012.html
04/10/2012-04/10/2012

Curated and moderated by Sarah Maxfield, THROW is designed to provide artists with a platform for ideas-in-progress, and to provide audiences with insight into the investigative process of performance-making.

Davey Williams “Solo Gig: Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation”
http://roulette.org/events/davey-williams-2/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
8pm-

“Solo Gig: Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation is the name of my book, which is ostensibly about improvised music performance. It’s also the name of this actual improvised performance, which is ostensibly about this book, and which is going to somehow involve the book. In fact, I have this deliberately vague plan to use bits, or aspects, of the book as out-of-context source material for some type of narrative element, as another component of the gig. Playing the book, maybe; or using the book to play the guitar. Using one solo gig to play another, so to speak.”

The Ting Tings
http://www.bowerypresents.com/event/88953
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
8pm-

Katie White and Jules De Martino needed a name for the “unintentional band” they’d created in 2007. For the sheer fun of it, Katie (vocals, guitar and bass drum) and Jules (vocals, drums, electronics) had begun writing songs together and doing impromptu shows as a two piece. Suddenly, they were generating massive excitement at a series of house parties at Manchester’s Islington Mill, a derelict cotton mill from the Industrial Revolution converted into a thriving underground artist collective housing painters, filmmakers, writers, sculptures, musicians and more.

monochro monster: CHOCOLATE PENCIL
http://ouchigallery.com/upcoming.html
04/10/2012-04/15/2012

monochro monster: CHOCOLATE PENCIL

Akiko Shinoda: YAMAONI Works
http://ouchigallery.com/upcoming.html
04/10/2012-04/15/2012

When she was a student, she drew some oil paintings. But she gradually started to think a oil painting was a endless work, and they were not suitable for her. And she gave up oils and she had choose litho. A lithograph is a almost complete picture, she thinks. While in school, she met Woodcut Lithograph that had invented by Seishi Ozaku. She thoughts this method was fitted with her art style. Woodcut Lithograph, differed from typical lithography, create to good mood by beautiful grain even if drawings are simple, Spots and touch by tusche is soft, that’s a reason why she likes it. The theme of her art is assembled from things or impression in her childhood, for example, some books about the **“ Yokai ”- She has often read before, some ideas which are derived from scenery, plants, animals, and novels. She likes “ Yokai “, especially the “ Yamaoni “ , it widely appear in her works. She wishes that viewers of these works feel personality, humor, a sensee of nostalgia , and narrativity, sy

THE WORLD IS OURS: THE POWER OF GLOBAL CORPORATIONS
http://www.acfny.org/event/the-power-and-machinations-of-global-corporations/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6:30pm-

This panel discussion on the overlooked consequences of political, cultural, and economic power exerted by major businesses, corporations, and other purely profit-oriented international players, will feature Austrian author and activist Klaus Werner-Lobo, whom Der Spiegel named one of the “stars of alternative globalization”, Academy Award© winning film director Charles Ferguson, and artist and independent curator Gregory Sholette. Risk Management expert Robert Donovan will moderate the discussion.

Talkingstick Tuesdays
http://www.facebook.com/events/220159778091081/
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
9:45pm-

Come hear Storytelling by Master Lee & Mr. Patrick. Featuring the music of Larkin Grimm, Jonathon Wood Vincent, David G. The comedy of Bob Bell.

Wayne Ensrud: Wild
http://www.wayneensrud.com/
04/10/2012-04/28/2012
1pm-6pm

As a painter he has explored in his long career the realms of Realism, Surrealism, Constructivism and Expressionism. That well traveled road lead him to engage a wide range of subjects including landscape, seascape, still life, portraiture, figure, animals and religious and mythical imagery. More recently he has delved into the arena of non-object painting. Wayne Ensrud was born in Minnesota where local artists in his hometown inspired and encouraged him to pursue the study of art. He enrolled at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where his teachers included Oskar Kokoschka, Vaclav Vytlacil, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Shahn, Jacques Lipchitz and Josef Albers. Most importantly and life-changing, he met the Austrian painter, Oskar Kokoschka with whom he felt a strong kinship.

Global Projects: Artists at Home and Abroad
http://www.broadwaygallerynyc.com/
04/10/2012-05/03/2012

Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broad way Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness. A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity. Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an excitin

DAVID BOYLE: CO-PRODUCTION: A PREVENTIVE WELFARE SYSTEM
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=78679
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6pm-

Public services are becoming more and more expensive but often seem less and less effective. David Boyle explores debates in Britain about the ideas of co-production, which were developed in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. He explains what happened when the National Health Service began using these processes and discusses whether co-production might be a key to welfare reform, providing services that tackle causes rather than dealing with symptoms.

GLOBAL ISSUES IN DESIGN AND VISUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: CULTURE – PUBLIC SPACE AND PUBLIC LIFE IN CUBA
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=77570
04/10/2012-04/10/2012
6pm-

In a world where people migrate more often and ideas and goods move faster than ever before, this lecture series examines the resulting cultural fusions and collisions as a source of new insights rather than just a catalyst for conflict. After an introduction to cultural theory, we explore the ways design and art critique and influence culture in the context of globalization.

IVAN COYOTE AND RAE SPOON WITHLAUREN HUNTER, MIEKE D. AND MICHAEL HARREN GENDER FAILURE
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/11/2012-04/12/2012
7:30pm-

Writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and musician Rae Spoon bring together words, sounds and original music in this world premiere of their new show Gender Failure, an exploration and expose of their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and ultimately, how the gender binary fails us all. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, Coyote brings her razor-sharp timing and powerful narrative, and Spoon adds their ethereal voice and poetic turns of phrase to this new chapter in the dynamic duo’s now seven-year old artistic partnership. Curated by Victoria Libertore.

Quatuor Mosaïques
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=67599
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
8pm-

Quatuor Mosaïques Erich Höbarth, violin Andrea Bischof, violin Anita Mitterer, viola Christophe Coin, cello HAYDN: String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise” MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 SCHUBERT: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde”

Brian McGreevy with Eli Roth
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81076
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7:30pm-

Join author Brian McGreevy and director/actor Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) in launching McGreevy’s highly anticipated debut horror novel Hemlock Grove with an evening of staged readings and conversation. McGreevy and Roth, who are currently collaborating to adapt Hemlock Grove to screen as a Netflix original series, will appear both in conversation and in character, as they are joined by actors in performing scenes from the novel. An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel—filled with adolescent deception, ravenous violence and rumors of werewolves—Hemlock Grove has already won comparisons as far flung as Bram Stoker, J.D. Salinger and Jonathan Lethem. In a starred review, Booklist writes: “McGreevy writes with a facility that recalls the Jonathans Lethem and Franzen and his short quixotic chapters are masterworks of holding the unspeakable just far enough offstage to make it genuinely unnerving. At its core, the novel is a juicy soap opera, complete with love affairs, unwante

Tim Byrnes & The Vaudeville Park Music Collective Presents
http://www.vaudevillepark.org/events/tim-byrnes-vaudeville-park-music-collective-presents-0
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7:30pm-

Featuring: Hazel-Rah and Mario Diaz de Leon/Jeremiah Cymerman Mario and Jeremiah have released some of the greatest records that Tzadik has ever put out. Hazel-Rah (mem. of Kayo Dot) will also do a set.

TRIBECA NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: CONTEMPORANEOUS AND SYMPHONY Z
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/tribeca-new-music-festival-contemporaneous-and-symphony-z
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
8pm-

Contemporaneous & Symphony Z David Bloom, conductor Music of Dylan Mattingly and William Zuckerman Two award winning young composers, Dylan Mattingly and William Zuckerman, make their Merkin Concert Hall debut in a compelling evening of new music performed by two exciting new chamber ensembles, Contemporaneous and Symphony Z. Conducted by the talented David Bloom, the evening is in two parts. First, Music in Pluralism by William Zuckerman will have its NYC premiere by his own group, Symphony Z. Then, Atlas of Somewhere on the Way to Howland Island by Dylan Mattingly will be performed by Contemporaneous. Join us for evening of new works by a new generation of exciting young artists.

Book Launch: Dust to Dust: A Memoir by Benjamin Busch
http://www.powerhousearena.com/events/
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7pm-9pm

Actor, director, and Pushcart Prize nominee Benjamin Busch discusses his memoir of his childhood—as the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch—up to his time spent serving as a U.S. Marine.

Kneebody feat. Special Guests
http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/95741/
04/11/2012-04/14/2012

By combining sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvising, the Grammy nominated group Kneebody has created a diverse, loyal fan base in the United States and Europe. Founded in 2001, Kneebody has built upon an impressive array of individual resumes and conservatory training to create a truly singular voice within the instrumental world.

AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alan Michelson
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77656
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6:15pm-

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday.

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Josiah McElhany
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=79540
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6:30pm-

Josiah McElheny was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1966, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.F.A. (1989) from the Rhode Island School of Design and was an apprentice to master glassblowers Jan-Erik Ritzman, Sven-Ake Carlsson, and Lino Tagliapietra. Recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Fellowship, McElheny has had numerous exhibitions at museums in the U.S. and abroad, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His upcoming exhibition at the ICA Boston, Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of Infinity, will be the artist’s first U.S. museum survey.

Cave Canem Presents: Tim Seibles
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=76576
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6:30pm-

Tim Seibles is the author of numerous works of poetry, including Fast Animal, Buffalo Head Solos, Hammerlock, and Hurdy-Gurdy. His poems have appeared widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review and Black American Literary Forum, as well as in the anthologies Outsiders, Verse and Universe, In Search of Color Everywhere, A Way Out of No Way, and New American Poets in the 90’s. He teaches in the MFA Program at Old Dominion University. Introductory readings will be led by Cave Canem fellows, Carlo Paul and Hermine Pinson.

Stephen Motika & Brian Teare
http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/stephen-motika-brian-teare.html
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
8pm-

Stephen Motika’s first book,Western Practice, will be published by Alice James Books in April 2012. He is also the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009). A 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, he is the program director at Poets House and the editor and publisher of Nightboat Books. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the author of The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-award winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2013. An Assistant Professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Robert Een
http://roulette.org/events/robert-een/
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
8pm-

From the Pushkin Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia to a night club in Tokyo, Japan; from the Buddhist caves of Ellora, India, to a theater above the Arctic Circle in Norway composer Robert Een returns to Roulette April 11, 2012. Presenting a chamber version of his opera, “The Escape Artist” program highlights will also include “Subtle Electric Fire” a song cycle of Walt Whitman poems, and the “Tansen Suite” inspired by the Indian singer of the 14th century whose voice it is said could cause spontaneous combustion. The composer, performing on cello and voice will be joined by giants of the new music scene; Steve Elson – reeds, Bill Ruyle – hammer dulcimer, Toby Newman – voice, and Cliff Hackford – percussion.

Shared Vision: A Conversation with Sondra Gilman, Celso Gonzalez-Falla, and Mitch Epstein
http://www.aperture.org/events/detail.php?id=840
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6:30pm-

Aperture Foundation presents a conversation with Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla, of the Shared Vision collection, on view at Aperture Gallery through April 21, 2012, alongside special guest photographer Mitch Epstein.

Trash Talk
http://www.artconnectsnewyork.org/calendar-of-events.html
04/11/2012-05/03/2012

Trash Talk, a group exhibition of art who elevate mundane garbage to fine art; Curator: Lisa Dahl Participating artists: Scott Andresen, Lisa Dahl, Ghost of a Dream, Ruth Hardinger, Gregg Hill, Sara Hubbs, Vandana Jain, Nathaniel Lieb, Shari Mendelson, Jimmy Miracle, Tattfoo Tan, and Ian Trask

IMAGINARY EYES curated by Wolfgang Busch
http://www.chashama.org/event/imaginary_eyes
04/11/2012-04/18/2012

Artist Reception: Friday, April 13, 6pm – 9pm With liver performances by: Jerico of Angels (Grammy nominated song writer) FloKaz (Vouging) Mykel (Singer) Mark Stewart (Flag Dancer) IMAGINARY EYES is a group exhibition featuring international gay artists, curated by Wolfgang Busch — founder of Art From the Heart Films, which strives to raise awareness for LGBT artistic communities. Imaginary Eyes will showcase the works of 14 artists from 6 countries around the world with a special opening reception featuring live performances.

Live Art With Bunky Echo-Hawk
http://culturefixny.com/events/
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
8pm-9:30pm

Groove to the beats of DJ Garronteed as Bunky Echo-Hawk paints socially relevant and explosively colorful works. The concepts behind the paintings are formed in dialogue with the audience. Of Pawnee-Yakima heritage, Bunky is inspired by the Plains tradition of the winter count, in which an artist would facilitate the group’s stories, interpret multiple perspectives of an incident, and apply the group’s true story on a stretched hide, creating a painting for the people. Bunky’s live art experience brings this tradition forward.

De cierta manera (One Way or Another)
http://www.lightindustry.org/
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7:30pm-

A pioneering figure of Cuban cinema, Sara Gómez was one of the first women to work within the auspices of the ICAIC, Cuba’s post-Revolutionary film ministry. De cierta manera, her only feature film, was the first by a woman in Cuba, the first shot on 16mm in Cuba, and one of the few made by an Afro-Cuban director. Yet she did not live to see its ultimate realization. Gómez died during production, at age 31, and De cierta manera would be finished by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and other colleagues several years after Gómez completed cinematography.

99% Spring Action Training
http://moveon.org/event/events/index.html?search_zip=11222&search_distance=30&action_id=268&submit=1&fallback=full&id=38653-19488411-XdHi8vx
04/11/2012-04/14/2012

At the trainings, we’ll discuss how to tell the story of what happened to our economy and learn crucial skills that will help us take effective action. Anyone can participate! People from every walk of life, from every community, at any age have a role to play—you don’t need any special experience.

DISAPPEARING ACT IV
http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/disappearing-act-iv/
04/11/2012-04/22/2012

New York’s annual showcase of contemporary European film kicks off on April 11 at the IFC Center, with The System, a political thriller from Germany. The Festival will feature a total of 25 films from 21 countries, all of which will be screened with free admission at the Czech Center’s Bohemian National Hall and the French Institute Alliance Française. Disappearing Act IV will also include two Austrian films: Michael, and The Fatherless. For detailed information on the festival, please visit >> disappearingact.org

QUATUOR MOSAÏQUES
http://www.92y.org/subscriptions/series/detail.aspx?series=47&utm_source=ACF&utm_medium=email_QuatuorMosaiquesApr0212&utm_campaign=Concerts_Classical&promo=music
04/11/2012-04/19/2012

Austrian string quartet Quatuor Mosaïques has garnered praise for its atypical decision to use gut-stringed instruments which, in combination with its celebrated musicianship, has cultivated the group’s unique sound.

Muse Fuse: Karen Wilkin
http://nurtureart.org/?p=4066
04/11/2012-04/11/2012

Join us back at NURTUREart Gallery this month as we hear from Karen Wilkin, a New York-based independent curator and critic specializing in 20th century modernism. She is the author of many significant artists’ monographs and has organized numerous international museum exhibitions. She is the Contributing Editor for Art for the Hudson Review and a regular contributor to The New Criterion and the Wall Street Journal.

BY HAND
http://www.daciagallery.com/
04/11/2012-04/22/2012

Dacia Gallery is proud to present John David Ratajkowski’s solo exhibition By Hand. Our electronic age has made handwritten text all but obsolete. Yet long before Gutenberg, texts were produced “by hand”. Drawing from a rich body of sources including, among others, Archimedes’ codex, Darwin’s notebooks, The Book of Kells and medieval music scores, artist John David Ratajkowski transforms these notations into visual artifacts of beauty and power in his solo exhibition By Hand.

Not Blood Paint plus Les Racquet / Blue Chip Village / Cesspool
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4394075&pl=webstudio
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7pm-

Not Blood Paint plus Les Racquet / Blue Chip Village / Cesspool

Lorraine O’Grady New Worlds
http://www.alexandergray.com/exhibitions/2012-04-11_lorraine-oand39grady/
04/11/2012-05/19/2012

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present Lorraine O’Grady’s second exhibition with the Gallery, entitled New Worlds. On view is the artist’s recent video work, Landscape (Western Hemisphere), 2011, in conversation with two photomontages from her iconic BodyGround series, conceived in 1991 and re-formatted in 2012. The Fir-Palm (1991), a black-and-white photomontage, depicts a hybrid New England fir–Caribbean palm tree sprouting from a female torso, clouds looming in the background. With this legible symbolism, O’Grady—born and raised in Boston to Jamaican parents—questions the nature of desire, identity, and stability in a society rooted in physical, psychological, and cultural hybridity.

JONATHAN ALPEYRIE
http://www.anastasia-photo.com/artist.php?artist=jonathan-alpeyrie
04/11/2012-05/31/2012

Anastasia Photo is pleased to present Jonathan Alpeyrie’s first exhibition with the gallery. Born in Paris in 1979, Jonathan Alpeyrie’s career as a photojournalist stretches over a decade, and has brought him to over 25 countries, covering 11 conflict zones, mostly in East Africa, the South Caucasus, and central Asia. He is a staff photographer for Polaris Images and his photographs have been widely published in magazines and newspapers around the world including Paris Match, Times (Europe), Newsweek, Boston Globe, Glamour (France and Spain) and The New York Times.

BOOK TALK: THE REPUBLIC OF NATURE: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY AND THE CANONICAL AMERICAN PAST
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=79928
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6pm-

In his latest book, The Republic of Nature: Environmental History and the Canonical American Past, Mark Fiege explains that nothing in U.S. history can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Fiege describes a nation that struggled to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln steered the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by a clear-eyed vision of nature’s capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompted a lawsuit that culminated in the momentous civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on matter, energy, and forces intrinsic to all things and exploring the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the overlooked ground on which so much of the nation’s history has unfolded.

AMT VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: ALAN MICHELSON
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=77656
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
6:15pm-

Alan Michelson is a New York–based installation artist who has exhibited in venues around the world, A Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, Michelson addresses North American geography, history, and identity in his multilayered multimedia installations. His work appeared most recently in Stop(the)gap: International Indigenous Art in Motion, part of the 2011 Adelaide (Australia) Film Festival. Michelson was the 2011 Distinguished Artist/Fellow of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art and the 2011 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Visual Arts Fellow. His other awards include an NEA Visual Artists Fellowship and a 2010 GSA Design Award for Third Bank of the River, a public artwork created for the U.S. port of entry in Massena, New York. Michelson’s work is included in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where he had a solo exhibition in 2006. In

Artist Talk: 0-Day Art
http://www.eyebeam.org/events/artist-talk-0-day-art
04/11/2012-04/11/2012
7pm-8pm

Join Lindsay Howard and 0-Day Art on April 11th, 7:00pm-8:00pm as they discuss the monetization of net-based art and limiting access to art on the Internet. This talk is the first in a series of conversations to occur in conjunction with the C.R.E.A.M exhibition. Throughout the month of April, audiences are invited to view C.R.E.A.M., an online-only exhibition organized by Eyebeam’s Curatorial Fellow, Lindsay Howard, on Art Micro Patronage. C.R.E.A.M. showcases the work of artists who are politically engaged in open source art and technology while using their creative practice to address issues related to the monetization of net-based work. These pieces subvert existing models, create new ones, and draw inspiration from e-commerce, software piracy, crowdfunding, computer viruses, and various approaches to digital rights management.

Dr. John: Insides Out: Funky But It’s Nu Awlins
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4000
04/12/2012-04/14/2012
8pm-

Featured artists: Irma Thomas Ivan Neville Dirty Dozen Brass Band Nicholas Payton Davell Crawford Donald Harrison For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career. “Funky But It’s Nu Awlins” is an all-out celebration of music from the Big Easy. All-star luminaries from New Orleans past and present join the good doctor for this funk-filled program of letting loose as only the Mardi Gras faithful know how.

Global Emerging Leadership Forum NYC 2012
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=81601
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
1pm-

Join a diverse panel of some of the world’s top innovators, philanthropists and business thought-leaders as they discuss the future of a global society, global citizenship, corporate responsibility and the politics of being an emerging global leader.

Mortified
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=82082
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

92YTribeca proudly presents Mortified, a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) as shared by their original authors before total strangers. Mortified has been hailed a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and was celebrated by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Daily Candy and more. As the largest and longest running project of its kind, Mortified’s grassroots comedy collective has spent years sifting through hundreds of otherwise forgotten notebooks on a mission to celebrate the extraordinary lives of ordinary people — all in the noble pursuit of self-degradation.

Post-show Artist Talk: Simon Callow
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=3725
04/12/2012-04/12/2012

Veteran actor Simon Callow (the original Mozart in Amadeus on stage, the film Shakespeare in Love) discusses his role in preeminent Shakespeare biographer Jonathan Bate’s one-man play Being Shakespeare with Princeton professor and poet Jeff Dolven.

Book Launch: When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek
http://www.powerhousearena.com/events/
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-9pm

Nick Dybek’s debut novel has already garnered praise from Jaimy Gordon and Daniel Alarcón. Rachel Syme joins him to discuss this nautical coming-of-age thriller.

David Del Tredici 75th birthday concert
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2834
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6:30pm-

David Del Tredici 75th birthday concert all-Del Tredici program: Felix Variations for solo trombone (world premiere), performed by Felix Del Tredici String Quartet No. 2 (New York premiere), performed by the Orion String Quartet

Joseph Nechvatal: viral symphOny
http://www.harvestworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=545:joseph-nechvatal-viral-symphony&catid=50:events-upcoming&Itemid=163
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
9:30pm-11:30pm

World premier of immersive surround-sound re-mastering ofJoseph Nechvatal’s “viral symphOny” in 4 movements with pOstmOrtem. Following the occasion of the opening of Joseph Nechvatal’s art exhibition “nOise anusmOs” at Galerie Richard: 514 West 24th Street opening Thursday April 12th (6 to 9 pm) exhibition running from: April 12 – May 26 http://www.galerierichard.com/ In association with the recent publication of Joseph Nechvatal’s book, Immersion Into Noise, available to read online or as a PDF e-book HERE. Also available for purchase as a paperback HERE (and at Amazon worldwide). viral symphOny is a collaborative electronic noise music symphony created between the years 2006 and 2008 using custom artificial life C++ software based on the viral phenomenon model. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes in length. Movement 1 : the enthrOning (28.10 min) Movement 2 : murmuring tOngue Of Ovid (20.53 min) Movement 3 : pastOral pleasures (12.08 min) Movement 4 : viractual terminate (10.10) pOstmOrt

Fence Magazine: Fiona Maazel, Paul Lisicky, Elizabeth Koch, and James Yeh
http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/fence-magazine-launch-party-with-fiona-maazel-paul-lisicky-elizabeth-koch-a
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Celebrate the new issue of Fence magazine with contributors Fiona Maazel, Paul Lisicky, Elizabeth Koch, and James Yeh. Founded in 1998 by Rebecca Wolff, Fence is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is Fence‘_s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. _Fence is long-term committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil other systems that bring new writing to light.

Heavy D- The Overweight Lover to Notorious B.I.G.
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html#b0411
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Rap pioneer Heavy D passed away on November 8, 2011.The 44-year-old rapper had a wide-reaching impact on Hip-Hop and his presence reverberated from Marley Marl’s raw sample science to Puff Daddy’s pop reign.To shed light on the full impact of Waterbed Hev, this event features a panel of candid conversations.

The New Salon: Poets in Conversation Linda Gregerson (with Darrel Alejandro Holnes)
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries#may
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Linda Gregerson’s poetry collections include “Magnetic North” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her reading will be followed by a conversation with Darrel Alejandro Holnes; this event is co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Envisioning Ecological Cities The Sci-Fi Based Solution to Climate Change
http://www.3rdward.com/envisioning-ecological-cities/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bright+Ideas+Bloom+at+3rd+Ward&utm_source=YMLP&utm_term=0327-3.jpg
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7:30pm-9:30pm

How should urban design foresee new instrumentalist technologies for cities? Elevator systems have had incredible success in the creation of compact and greener cities, but can you imagine what the advent of the jet pack will do? Join us as Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. from Terreform ONE discusses how urban design will successfully situate itself by the production of future macro-scaled scenarios predicated on innovative devices.

Book Launch: Aram Bartholl’s ‘The Speed Book’
http://eyebeam.org/events/book-launch-aram-bartholls-the-speed-book
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6pm-8pm

On April 12 from 6PM–8PM, Eyebeam will host the official US ‘The Speed Book’ launch party of Aram Bartholl’s first artist monograph. The event, which occurs in tandem with eteam’s project launch, will feature: Aram Bartholl, in town from Berlin introducing and signing the book. Brad Troemel, will give a talk about “Creative Destruction”, based on his essay he wrote for ‘The Speed Book’! Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam’s Curatorial Fellow, in conversation with Aram Bartholl HENNESSY YOUNGMAN and DJ AJ Slim spinning beatzZ and rocking the house!

Faye Driscoll: You’re Me
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/305/0/1/
04/12/2012-04/21/2012
8pm-

Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me considers how we are constantly made-up and un-done by each other. In this evening-length duet with Jesse Zaritt, Driscoll probes and obfuscates the inescapable nature of relationships as the contemporary, archetypal, fantastical, and personal crash into each other, bending and warping in one shrug, quarrel, or reframing of a scene. Sliding from the everyday to the uncanny and bizarre, Driscoll’s choreography poses questions about the similarly slippery nature of self and other. How do our fantasies of ourselves and of each other create new possibilities for being, and yet give birth to friction, failure, and loss? How does our very desire to be more than we are transform us? How do two bodies on a stage make meaning out of empty space, embedded in the inescapable entanglement of the performance of you and me, and while asking, “Am I getting it right?”

UMAMI Food and Art Festival: The Recipe Project
http://roulette.org/events/umami-food-and-art-festival-the-recipe-project/
04/12/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

The Recipe Project by One Ring Zero With a special, live addition of The Food Seen on Heritage Network Radio, hosted by Michael Harlan Turkell. A unique, recently published book and CD project presents recipes by top chefs scored by Brooklyn based, indie rock band, One Ring Zero. Lead by composer Michael Hearst, the band experimented with a variety of musical styles according to each chef’s vision. The lyrics were contributed by Mario Batali, Tom Collicio, and David Chang, among others.

Lil B
http://www.newmuseum.org/events/651
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6:30pm-

Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Lil B is a twenty-two-year-old rapper/rap deconstructionist who has recorded more than 3,000 songs over the past five years, most of which are released for free via YouTube, MySpace, and Twitter. Reporting for NPR, journalist Andrew Noz described this oeuvre as resembling “less…a musical catalog than a broad conceptual cross-media art project, or perhaps a relentless soundtrack to one young man’s compulsive disorder.” This intersection between intensely confessional public declaration and a meticulous, aestheticized practice has been Lil B’s home territory for more than five years, representing a new phase for both rap music and celebrity.

JEANNE HILARY
http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/jeanne-hilary
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Based in Paris, photographer and videographer Jeanne Hilary has combined long-term personal projects with commissions for editorial, commercial and institutional clients. Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and the Leslie/Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art (New York). Her work has been published in numerous art and photography publications including Le Monde, The Guardian, The New York Times, la Repubblica, Newsweek and Time

DANIEL BELTON AND GOOD COMPANY: THE SOMA SONGS.
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

The Soma Songs project brings together a group of acclaimed artists and designers from performance, visual, sound, textile and film genres. Fusing digital dance, choreographic screen processes with architectural cinema and sound, the project develops an electro-shamanic ethos. “We trace our stories of architecture from the first attempts to capture and hold space with stone. ”

All A Are Not B: On Diagrams
http://canopycanopycanopy.com/events/57?utm_source=Triple+Canopy+Press+List&utm_campaign=5c62730bfb-diagrams-event-PRESS&utm_medium=email
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

Diagrams are usually thought of as a tool for displaying information economically, for enabling us to more easily parse the connections between ideas and events. But diagrams are also often used to opposite ends, to call into question the kind of thinking fostered by the overly rational organization of information. In this sense, the work of many artists, poets, and filmmakers might be understood as diagrammatical. Take, for example, Stuart Sherman, whose “spectacle” performances consisted of the artist rearranging inanimate objects on tabletops; he created semantic relationships but eschewed narrative, instead revealing “all the natural metaphorical resonances of an object.” Approaching the diagram in such a way—as an epistemological figure—means questioning the nature of relationships between things and how we perceive them, and how we understand our own subjectivity in relation to that process.

Jude Broughan, Stephen Nguyen, Hanna Sandin, Annette Wehrhahn Written by Snakes curated by Michael Wilson
http://churnerandchurner.com/
04/12/2012-05/19/2012

Churner and Churner presents a group exhibition curated by Michael Wilson. “Written by Snakes” features work by four Brooklyn-based artists— Annette Weherhahn, Hanna Sandin, Jude Broughan, and Stephen Nguyen—who use systems of visual and verbal language that are interrupted, manipulated, and remade en route to new modes and forms. At issue is the possibility—or impossibility—of true communication.

Shannon Ebner
http://www.diaart.org/events/main/463
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6:30pm-

A conversation with curator Yasmil Raymond will begin at 7 pm. For her first web-based artwork Language Is Wild, commissioned by Dia and made in collaboration with New York-based designers Kloepfer-Ramsey, Ebner has composed an animated video of still images in which to explore various combinations of language and images. Utilizing the cursor as a means to rest and unrest the images moving continually on the screen, Language Is Wild casts the binary of “YES” and “NO” in uncertain terms: YES CURSOR NO / FRAME COMMA FRAME / STOP NO STOP / STOP YES STOP / 1 STOP / PAUSE / 2 STOP / DELAY / NO STOP / FULL STOP / DANCE DANCE DANCE.

richard garrison
http://www.rhvfineart.com/exhibitions/20120412-richard-garrison
04/12/2012-04/20/2012

Richard Garrison analyzes ubiquitous materials and objects from the suburban American landscape, such as Sunday newspaper sale circulars, drive-thru window menu color schemes and product packaging. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects and creates Minimalist compositions that expose the beauty in the banal. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism.

Edward del Rosario: Paintings and Drawings
http://nancymargolisgallery.com/?tag=edward-del_rosario
04/12/2012-05/19/2012

For the past eight years I have been using painting to explore a narrative that deals with power struggles and the aftermath of a post post-colonial world. My paintings, oil on linen and painted on an easel, consist of a cast of characters staged on minimalist color backgrounds. The cast of characters is numerous but finite and the compositions and backgrounds vary from painting to painting. The compositions are snapshots of characters engaged in some ambiguous comedic or dramatic scene drawn from the narrative. The scenes often redefine the narrative, and over the years, have modified and transformed it into an organic meta-narrative.

LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS
http://riccomaresca.com/exhibitions/mcnellisPressRelease.htm
04/12/2012-05/12/2012

Ricco/Maresca Gallery is pleased to present “Out of the Closet,” an exhibition of life-size paper and paint cut-outs of clothing by Laura Craig McNellis. McNellis’s record of everyday life, whether it focuses on clothes, tables of food and drink, buildings, or events, invites us to admire the significant beauty of a day’s details. Looking at McNellis’s work, we allow ourselves to take pleasure in daily events often ignored, and recognize each day’s minutiae as ritual, rather than rote. Her paintings are intimate, revealing with joy the role these objects play in composing our lives.

Control Freaks: The State of Lighting Controls
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e5b27jo8aaceb1be&oseq=
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6pm-9pm

Lighting controls have a barely-tapped potential for enormous savings in operating costs, increased occupant comfort and productivity, improved quality of our indoor environments, all while saving energy, curbing carbon emissions, and reducing peak demands on our fragile electric grid. Yet, lighting and environmental controls are often disabled by disgruntled occupants; left in manual mode; or not properly commissioned. Why? Control Freaks, presented by Green Light New York and IESNYC, invites an esteemed panel of “control freaks,” industry and academic experts, to explore the many facets of Lighting Control Systems

Rebecca Morgan Cabin Fever
http://www.asyageisberggallery.com/index.php?page=exh_art&action=14&exhibition=45
04/12/2012-05/26/2012

Opening Reception: Thursday April 12, 6 – 8 pm Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present Rebecca Morgan: “Cabin Fever”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings. Morgan creates a collection of characters and types, a cross between Brueghel’s stylized peasants, R. Crumb’s winking harlots, “Deliverance”, and the inbred mutants of many a horror flick. Morgan takes her background in rural Appalachia as the point of origin for her personae – as they become uncultured tourists, or especially in her self-portraits, expatriate interlopers ambivalently negotiating their depiction. Morgan’s more exotic rednecks inhabit a rural America where people exist intimately and potently with the wilderness, a relationship which urbanites can only smirk at and envy. Nature is either wistfully idyllic – the idyl found in a margarine ad – or the scene of demonically perverse debauchery.

JULIE CHANG
http://hosfeltgallery.com/index.php?p=exhibitions&id=270
04/12/2012-06/16/2012

The title of Julie Chang’s exhibition, Chinese. Japanese. Indian Chief, refers to a children’s game she remembers playing with her friends in elementary school. Chang’s newest body of work, comprised of 84 hyper-colorful paintings on panel ranging from 12 x 12 to 24 x 96 inches, is full of archetypes of Japanese, Chinese, and Native American cultures. Teepees, Chinese pagodas, and Japanese rainbows proliferate as ostensibly innocuous design elements layered and intertwined in repetitive patterns. The unexpected co-mingling of these diverse images foregrounds their shared similarity in representing “the other.” Chang combines these symbols with other images referencing childhood memories of achievement, status and assimilation as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, growing up with obligatory piano, ballet and tennis lessons in the quintessential land of golden promise, Orange County, California.

SPECTACULAR SUBVERSION OR UNIQUE URBANISM
http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=79562
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6pm-

This talk analyzes how the American planning idea of the “neighborhood unit” was imported and appropriated in post-independence India, and what that means for how Indian cities actually develop over time. Using insights from cultural studies, anthropology, and historiography, the talk explains the adaptation of the concept in the Indian context, especially in the spatial transformation of a neighborhood in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

GARRY NEILL KENNEDY: Printed Matter / Imprimés, 1971– 2009
http://www.printedmatter.org/news/news.cfm?article_id=910
04/12/2012-05/30/2012
6pm-8pm

Printed Matter is proud to present an extensive exhibit of artist books by Canadian pioneering conceptual artist, Garry Neill Kennedy, who from 1967 to 1990 was also the President of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The show, curated by Adam O’Reilly, will present over 100 of Kennedy’s artist’s books as well as accompanying posters, silkscreen prints, photos, and ephemera. The exhibition will run April 12th-May 30th at the Printed Matter storefront. Please join us for a launch on Thursday, April 12th, 6-8 PM.

Jeanne Hilary
http://www.cameraclubny.org/lectures.html
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
7pm-

eanne Hilary works in photography, video and new media. Based in Paris, she has combined long-term personal projects with commissions for editorial, commercial and institutional clients. Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), the Leslie/Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art (New York) and is included in public and private collections. She has received numerous grants and residencies, including the Fondation Regionale Pour l’Art Contemporain (FRAC, France), the Aichi Shukutoku University (Japan), la Ministére des Affaires Étrangères (France). Her work has been published in numerous art and photography publications as well as Le Monde, The Guardian, The New York Times, La Repubblica, Newsweek, Time, etc. Since 2007, she has divided her time between Paris and Brooklyn. Visit her website at http://www.jeannehilary.com

DAMIAN STAMER: Southern Comfort
http://www.freightandvolume.com/exhibitions/2012-04-12_damian-stamer-southern-comfort/
04/12/2012-05/19/2012

The  history  of  grand  American  landscape  painting  –  Church,  Bierstadt,  Inness,  the   Hudson  River  School,  etc  –  has  always  been  glossed  with  nostalgia  and   sentimentality  for  a  utopian  Wilderness  come  before.    Those  untrammeled,  lush   panoramas  of  the  19th  and  early  20th  century  were  filled  with  idealization  of   frontier  spirit,  worship  of  the  virgin  wilds  which  existed  in  the  pre-­‐Industrial-­‐age,   gilded  with  American  patriotic  pride  and  romance.    Damian  Stamer  places  himself   firmly  in  this  tradition,  but  brings  that  perspective  abruptly  into  the  present:  from  a   political,  personal  as  well  as  art  historical  vantage  point.

Book Launch: Aram Bartholl’s ‘The Speed Book’
http://www.eyebeam.org/events/book-launch-aram-bartholls-the-speed-book
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
6pm-8pm

On April 12 from 6PM–8PM, Eyebeam will host the official US ‘The Speed Book’ launch party of Aram Bartholl’s first artist monograph. The event, which occurs in tandem with eteam’s project launch, will feature: Aram Bartholl, in town from Berlin introducing and signing the book. Brad Troemel, will give a talk about “Creative Destruction”, based on his essay he wrote for ‘The Speed Book’! Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam’s Curatorial Fellow, in conversation with Aram Bartholl HENNESSY YOUNGMAN and DJ AJ Slim spinning beatzZ and rocking the house!

Largehearted Lit with Will Boast and Eleanor Henderson
http://wordbrooklyn.com/event/largehearted-lit-will-boast-and-eleanor-henderson
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

April’s Largehearted Lit, a series that celebrates music, books, and their intersection, features Will Boast and Eleanor Henderson. Boast’s short story collection Power Ballads follows working musicians from arenas to polka-bars, while Henderson’s novel Ten Thousand Saints dives into the heart of the straight-edge scene in 1990s New York. They’ll each be speaking about music’s influence on their writing, and will be joined by a guest musician.

RISHA GORIG FIRE AND WATER
http://www.dixonplace.org/index2.html
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
9:30pm-

Created and performed by Risha Gorig with Myra Brooklyn. Risha explores music with elements of light and movement. She is creating a drawing with her music using visual imagery and movement. Her performance reflects much sadness, pain and a sense of loss. One can hear the violins bewail in the background as if summoning the spirit to rise and depart. Her movements play with light , a dance to a angst many hide. Raw and vulnerable her music comes out raw touching your soul, sometimes one wants to just cry.

Fridays at Noon Dance Performance – Ellen Bar & NY Export/Opus Jazz
http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=76858
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
12pm-

New York City Ballet soloist and filmmaker Ellen Bar leads an exploration of ballet in sneakers inspired by the film, NY Export: Opus Jazz, a feature film adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name. The program includes choreographic commissions by Claire and Christopher Mann: Dances in Sneakers by New York City Ballet dancers Adam Hendrickson and Troy Schumacher.

BETTY: The Workshop Series
http://www.92y.org/tribeca/tickets/production.aspx?pid=80880
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
9pm-

BETTY comes to 92YTribeca as part of their ongoing workshop series, a program of new music, ideas and discovery in the arts. How’s that 2012 resolution coming? Still on the program? Good for you! BETTY is sticking to their big one: making new music in 2012! Who’s in the kitchen with BETTY? It’s you! Come sample what’s cooking as BETTY tries out new treats and lyrical leftovers in mouthwatering new ways for their upcoming spring tour and new album. Your feedback is part of the experience. Pull up a seat and dive on in as they whip up a new menu of songs for their upcoming tour of Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Sweden and beyond. Sweet on the lips, hot on the hips!

Million $$$$ Bottle Follies
http://www.houseofyes.org/events/
04/13/2012-04/15/2012

In this fake it till you make it culture ambition is the only currency needed. Decadence is in the palm of your hand if you’re fierce enough to deserve it. Opulence is just a can of gold spray paint away. Save water. Drink champagne….. Lady Circus and This Ambitious Orchestra pit the tried and true formula created by Florence Ziegfeld himself against the soundscape of New York City’s nightlife today. While Old New York provided solace in theater, today’s problems evaporate on the dance floor. Luckily, this is 2012, and we can have the cake and eat it too. Ziegfeld would be turning in his grave if only the whole thing didn’t come out so impeccable and expensive looking. Friday doors at 9pm. show starts at 10. Sunday doors at 3, brunch at 4 ish.

Bringing It Back: Design and Revivals: The Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=77169
04/13/2012-04/14/2012
5pm-7pm

The 21st Annual Parsons & Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design Day presents Dr. Thomas Denenberg, director of Shelburne Museum, and a scholar of the retrospective culture of New England, as the symposium’s Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote speaker.

Critical Themes in Media Studies – The 12th Annual Conference at The New School
http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=76783
04/13/2012-04/14/2012
5:30pm-

Critical Themes in Media Studies is an annual conference run by the graduate students of the School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement. It provides a distinguished forum for students from The New School and around the world to present original scholarship on topics related to the study of media and society.

InDigest Issue #23 Launch Reading
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3264
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

InDigest also presents InDigest 1207, a reading series that takes place monthly in New York City and quarterly in Minneapolis. In addition to their own work, readers are encouraged to bring in something that has informed or influenced them in some way. The result is often funny, sometimes strange, but always interesting, showing us how we are all constantly influenced by what we see, hear, and read.

Moth Mainstage: Cents and Sensibility: Stories of Currency
http://themoth.org/events
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

Moth Mainstage: Cents and Sensibility: Stories of Currency

Takács Quartet
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2012/4/13/0730/PM/Takacs-Quartet/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7:30pm-

The “consistently invigorating” (The New York Times) Takács Quartet is a group “at the peak of its profession” (The Boston Globe). It begins a two-night stay at Carnegie Hall with works by three giants of 20th-century music, including Janácek, who drew inspiration from the Tolstoy story for his “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Britten, who wrote his inaugural string quartet when he was only 17.

Poetry Reading Keorapetse Kgositsile
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries#may
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
5pm-

Keorapetse Kgositsile is the current Poet Laureate of South Africa; his books include “This Way I Salute You,” which features his selected poems (Kwela Books, 2009).

Emerging Writers Reading Series Chad Harbach, Guest Author
http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries#may
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Chad Harbach’s debut novel, “The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown),” was selected by “The New York Times” as one of the Best Ten Books of 2011. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests.

InDigest Issue #23 Launch Party w/ Christopher Salerno, Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series, Monica Wendel, and Stephen Massimilla, hosted by Dustin Luke Nelson
http://indigestmag.com/blog/?p=641
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7 pm-9 pm

InDigest celebrates the release of issue #23 on the online literary and arts magazine. The event will feature readings from Christopher Salerno, Dana Rossi (host of The Soundtrack Series), Stephen Massimilla, and Monica Wendel. All readers will also have free broadsides available created by guest designer Zan Emerson.

Image Matters: Photography and the Black Vernacular
http://www.icp.org/events/2012/april/13/image-matters-photography-and-black-vernacular
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
7pm-

Join us for an exploration of vernacular image-making among Black Europeans and African Americans during the first half of the the twentieth century. Tina Campt’s new book Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe examines how Black Germans and Black Britons used vernacular photography to create forms of identity and belonging that challenged racist stereotypes. The event brings together scholars, photographers, archivists, and curators of visual culture in the African Diaspora for a discussion of Campt’s work and the insights it offer on how black communities articulate their place in their society through the photographic image. Reception will follow.

STRANGE CHARACTERS! BAD LUCK!
http://www.operaontap.org/newyork/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
8pm-

In honor of Friday the 13th, New Brewer Kamala Sankaram curates an evening of song featuring strange characters with extremely bad luck! Featuring Music by: Seth Bedford Bob Windbiel Adam Levine Jeff Hudgins Justine Chen David Mallamud Patrick Grant Kamala Sankaram with additional music by Charles Ives and Kurt Weill

Poor Baby Bree in I Am Going to Run Away
http://lamama.org/the-club/poor-baby-bree-in-i-am-going-to-run-away/
04/13/2012-04/29/2012

Archetypal waif Poor Baby Bree (Bree Benton) performs fifteen obscure songs from the golden age of vaudeville (1890s-1930s) in this tragicomic story, inspired by Victorian melodrama and early cinema, of a child tempted from Home and Mother by dreams of the circus, only to face disillusionment, homesickness, and her own lost innocence in the Big City. Conceived by Bree Benton. Directed by David Schweizer. Musical Direction by Franklin Bruno (piano), featuring Karen Waltuch (viola) and Jacob Garchik (tuba and trombone).

Cajun Feast Soup Kitchen Benefit
http://thegreenpointers.com/2012/04/03/cajun-feast-soup-kitchen-benefit/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
8pm-

Greenpointers & Yummy Eats invite you to a Cajun Feast to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm at the Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St). Each week, the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program provides no-cost groceries and a weekly hot meal to hungry people in Northern Brooklyn. It takes $6,000 per week to feed all these people. Much of the money comes from government food programs, but $1,500 more per week is needed for additional food, plus utilities, building maintenance, volunteer coordination and overall administration.

SPENCER’S GIFS FEAT. PATRICK PULSINGER
http://www.acfny.org/event/spencers-gif-feat-patrick-pulsinger/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
11pm-

Austrian Cultural Forum New York & Spencer’s Gifs present: Legendary Vienna-based producer and DJ Patrick Pulsinger will bring his special brand of experimental house and techno to New York City, with a one-night only gig at NYC’s Santos Party House. Over the course of his 15-year career, Pulsinger has dabbled in many different shades of techno, blending electronic and recorded instruments, with an entirely analog hardware set-up. For this appearance, Pulsinger teams up with Teresa Rotschopf (vocals), Martin Knorz (keyboard), G.rizo (vocals), and Dominik Traun (keyboard).

VANISHING ACTS: An evening of live dance performance in a unique visual environment
http://www.location1.org/vanishing-acts/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
8pm-

Location One presents an evening of dance performance and live video, curated by dancer/choreographer Luke Miller. He has recruited some of hottest dancers and choreographers from the downtown dance scene to create some very special performances for the evening. The dancers will be performing in a video environment created by Jason Akira Somma, who has developed his own analog video technique in which the video signal itself becomes the performer. Using discarded, malfunctioning and obsolete electronics, Somma creates his own custom video mixers from scrap parts to create unique and unexpected effects. Drawing on his background in dance, he carefully moves his body in sympathy with the subject, which then directly affects the video being generated in real time through video feedback, creating a new interactive world.

Reflexives
http://nycams.bethel.edu/gallery-events/
04/13/2012-04/26/2012
6pm-8pm

New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS) is pleased to present the 2012 Post-Baccalaureate exhibition. This exhibition highlights the work of NYCAMS Post-Baccalaureate fellows Francisco Donoso and Joshua Rayner. The exhibition, Reflexives, exhibits the culmination of an eight-month residency involving intensive studio practice, critiques, and theory development for the fellows. Through works on paper, painting, and mixed media sculpture, these artworks, and their makers, offer real reflection on the human experience.

Musical Performance & Dance: ARABIZED by Karim Nagi
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/842
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
9pm-

ARABIZED is a mash of civilizations. This intense solo stage performance features Arab music, folk dance, and oration. Karim Nagi re-imagines the Arab tradition, performing acrobatic Sufi drumming, Saidi cane dances, and soulful buzuq taqasim, all within a greater story and narrative about identity and diaspora. But this is not just a simple cultural showcase. Karim, through futuristic remixing, animated oration, and the mashing of Arab and famous Western songs, a unique theatrical experience is made. He performs his original works including the melodic “Flying Heavy for Egypt”, the percussive opus “Riqq Taletashir”, his dance choreography of “Al-Harb Ma’ Al-Rouah”, his bilingual hits “Everybody Yalla” & “Mozart Tabla Arabiyya”, and his finger cymbal a cappella “Cymbalisms”. Nagi sings traditional Egyptian immigration songs including “Salma ya Salama”, and also perform songs from his newest CD ARABIZED which includes Arabic versions of anthemic songs from European, Latino and Asian….

PRIAPUS & THANATOS
http://theholenyc.com/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
8pm-10pm

Please join us this Friday, April 13th from 8-10PM for a poetry reading in our GIVERNY installation by E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler: PRIAPUS & THANATOS Stefan Bondell Lizzi Bougatsos John Holland Bob Holman Kembra Pfahler Stuart S. Lupton Lisa Pomares Michael Quattlebaum Jr. Jessica White Arden Wohl

CHIA’S DANCE PARTY
http://barbesbrooklyn.com/calendar.html
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
10pm-

Martin Vejarano, leader of La Cumbiamba EneYe, has concocted a new project based on the sounds of traditional Colombian marching bands, but with enough of urban bastardazition and personal idiosyncracies to please a squadron of ethnomusicologists. The music is fun, driven and adventurous. It’s very deeply rooted in Colombian music but not quaint, folkloric or exotic in anyway. With Ben Stapp – tuba; Alex Terrier – soprano saxophone; Justin Wood – alto sax and flute; Rafi Malkiel – Bombardino and Martín Vejarano – drums & composition

OPPORTUNITIES:

https://the22magazine.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/upcoming-fixins-show-open-call-for-visual-artists/
03/15/2012-04/10/2012

Part potluck, part sing along, part performance, and part puppetry this Fixins show is a combination of some amazing talent from Virginia, Michigan and New York alike. We are so pleased to combine the forces of Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Katherine Fahey and Andru Bemis for an amazing night of performance, good food and collaboration. Anna, Elizabeth and Katherine will be presenting shadow puppetry, along with their “crankie” (a hand quilted, hand cranked puppet show) as well as singing, teaching a shadow puppet workshop and even teaching a little bit of square dancing! We are currently looking for artists to participate  on April 26th at Vaudeville Park! We are particularly looking for artists whose works deal with traditional or folks arts (fiber, natural materials, etc) and puppetry. We are also possibly looking for other puppetry groups to perform depending on space. Read more about the show here: http://wp.me/p17EQu-7I2 Submission deadline is APRIL 10th. Please send all submission to the22magazine (at) gmail.com

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

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

The 2nd ANNUAL GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
http://greenpointfilmfestival.org/submissions-guidelines-2012/
02/23/2012-05/03/2012
00pm-00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/

03/10/2012-05/01/2012

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

http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/

03/10/2012-05/01/2012

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.

Puppet & Costume Workshops
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/

03/07/2012-05/09/2012
1
2pm-4pm

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 mail@earthcelebrations.com

2012 Artist Members Exhibition Call for Entries

http://www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/
03/07/2012-04/20/2012

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.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: FIGMENT NYC
http://newyork.figmentproject.org/get-involved/submit-a-project/
03/08/2012-05/01/2012

Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC, Jackson, Detroit, and Boston in 2011. In 2012, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to our entire community, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT NYC will take place during the weekend of June 9-10.

Open Call for Artists and Curators – Proposal Guidelines
http://nurtureart.org/?page_id=341/
04/05/2012-04/30/2012

NURTUREart is currently accepting proposals from emerging artists and curators for the 2012-13 exhibition season. Please download the relative application forms with rules and guidelines below.

Open Call: Videorover Season 4
http://nurtureart.org/?p=3777
04/05/2012-04/15/2012

NURTUREart is pleased to announce that Videorover is accepting submissions for its fourth season, to open in May 2012. With a constantly growing program, Videorover aims at becoming an ever-expanding forum for new and emerging video artists. As in Season 3, Videorover is accepting videos for two programs: one selection of shorter monitor friendly videos to be presented in the gallery space, and a second selection of more narrative videos which will be shown as an itinerant screening event. The subject is open.

Screening & Discussion: Open Call for NYASAFF’s Annual Short Video Slam, Deadline: April 23
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/847
04/05/2012-04/23/2012
9pm-

Alwan and 3rd i NY are soliciting new, short videos (produced 2009 or later) by South Asian and Arab directors OR videos about those regions and their diasporas by filmmakers of all backgrounds. Videos of all genres are welcome. Please limit submissions to 20 minutes or less total running time.

NARS International Artist Residency Program Open Call
http://narsfoundation.org/homepage.php
04/05/2012-04/20/2012

NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

Puppet & Costume Workshops
http://www.earthcelebrations.com/arts-pageants/hudson-artecology-workshops/
03/07/2012-05/09/2012
12pm-4pm

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 mail@earthcelebrations.com

New Works Residency 2012/13
http://harvestworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:new-works-residency&catid=21&Itemid=53
03/25/2012-05/01/2012

Deadline May 1 – Residencies run from Jul 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Click here to start the online application. The Harvestworks New Works Program offers commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for the TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five $1000 project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture.

Law School for Visual Artists
http://www.vlany.org/lawschool_comments.php
03/20/2012-04/17/2012

Topics that will be covered during the 5-week course: Tuesday March 20, 2012 Introduction: * Legal Hypothetical: Analyzing legal issues in your art projects Tuesday March 27, 2012 * Basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s) * Fiscal Sponsorships * Employment issues A. Studio and gallery assistants B. Working as a preparator for art galleries Tuesday April 3, 2012 * Free Speech * Right of Privacy Tuesday April 10, 2012 Contracts * Consignment Agreements * Licensing Agreements * Commissioning Agreements Tuesday April 17, 2012 * Intellectual Property (copyright and trademarks)

THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF COMIC BOOK INKING
http://moccany.org/content/education
03/28/2012-04/25/2012
6:30pm-8:30pm

This hands-on inking course, taught by Phyllis Novin,is designed for those new to comic book inking as well as for those who want to expand their basic inking skills. The course is primarily brush-orientated, but will also include instruction in the use of crow quill pens and other tools. Through working with these tools of the trade, you’ll learn inking techniques and develop a sense of the “thinking behind the inking.” The goal for the course is for each student to have created at least two inked pages by its end.

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Call
http://www.americancomposers.org/jcoi/
04/01/2012-04/16/2012

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS) and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the 2012-13 Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI). Up to 35 jazz composers in various stages of their composing careers will be selected to participate from a national call for applications. The successful applicants will be composers working in jazz, improvised music, and creative music whose work demonstrates excellent musicianship, originality, and potential for future growth. Applicants need not have prior experience with orchestral composition.

NARS International Artist Residency Program Open Call
http://narsfoundation.org/homepage.php
04/05/2012-04/20/2012

NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

Screening & Discussion: Open Call for NYASAFF’s Annual Short Video Slam, Deadline: April 23
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/847
04/05/2012-04/23/2012
9pm-

Alwan and 3rd i NY are soliciting new, short videos (produced 2009 or later) by South Asian and Arab directors OR videos about those regions and their diasporas by filmmakers of all backgrounds. Videos of all genres are welcome. Please limit submissions to 20 minutes or less total running time.

Open Call: Videorover Season 4
http://nurtureart.org/?p=3777
04/05/2012-04/15/2012

NURTUREart is pleased to announce that Videorover is accepting submissions for its fourth season, to open in May 2012. With a constantly growing program, Videorover aims at becoming an ever-expanding forum for new and emerging video artists. As in Season 3, Videorover is accepting videos for two programs: one selection of shorter monitor friendly videos to be presented in the gallery space, and a second selection of more narrative videos which will be shown as an itinerant screening event. The subject is open.

Open Call for Artists and Curators – Proposal Guidelines
http://nurtureart.org/?page_id=341/
04/05/2012-04/30/2012

NURTUREart is currently accepting proposals from emerging artists and curators for the 2012-13 exhibition season. Please download the relative application forms with rules and guidelines below.

Forming your For-Profit Arts Business
http://www.vlany.org/education/workshops.php#classes
04/12/2012-04/12/2012
4pm-6pm

This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related business. Covered issues also include: For vs. Non-Profit incorporation, fiscal sponsorship, selecting and protecting business names; the legal and tax characteristics of LLCs and publication requirements, partnerships, and type C and S corporations; choice of jurisdiction; financing your business; employees and independent contracts; and insurance.

Three Free Classes: Contracts, Nonprofits, For-profit Arts Businesses
http://www.vlany.org/
04/13/2012-04/13/2012
5pm-6:30pm

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a bit about oral and written agreements, legal language, about starting an arts nonprofit and how it differs from a for-profit company, or perhaps are thinking about starting an LLC (limited liability company), this series is for you. You can attend one, two, or all three 1.5hr-long classes for FREE. Why are we doing this? As part of VLA’s Educational Programming and clinical program with Columbia Law School, VLA’s Associate Director Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento has been overseeing Columbia Law students and helping them prepare to teach contracts, nonprofits, business structures, and intellectual property. The Columbia Law students are now eager to share their knowledge and information with VLA friends, members, and the local community.

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