May Day 2012

We will celebrate a holiday for the 99%. We will come together across lines of race, class, gender, and religion and challenge the systems that create these divisions among us. New Yorkers will join with millions throughout the world — workers, students, immigrants, professionals, houseworkers — We will take to the streets to unite in a General Strike against a system which does not work for us. With our collective power we will begin to build the world we want to see. Another world is possible!

Night Before May Day

In honor of the street performers of Theatre for the New City, as well as the hardworking pro-bono lawyers who are up all night fighting for the arrestable 22-year-olds of Occupy, Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will throw shout and sing into May Day and help light the fuse on Occupy 2012.

Screening/Discussion: General Strike


8PMEyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi in conjunction with Death to Capitalism Cinema, The Public School New York, and Strike Everywhere are hosting an evening of screenings and an open discussion about the May Day General Strike. This screening/discussion will examine the transformative potential and potential consequences of the General Strike planned for May 1st in New York City. This is one in a series of events taking place in an around Taeyoon Choi’s multi-media installation Speakers’ corners.

PEN World Voices Festival

Writers from around the world convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the written word in action. Engage with literature in bold and unexpected ways and discover how words can be amplified through music, theater, puppetry, film, and much more. Marking PEN American Center’s 90th anniversary, this year’s festival features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings. The Standard, New York and The Standard, East Village along with the High Line are the Festival hubs, with venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA.

Parade of Illuminations: Opening Procession for the PEN World Voices Festival

Come light up the High Line as we inaugurate the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival, with a sundown procession of bibliomorphic puppets, illuminated objects, and projections. Evoking the fleeting omnipresence of literature in an electronic age, the Parade of Illuminations invites participants to capture luminous strands of text, literally out of thin air. Designed by Processional Arts Workshop and created in local community “puppetraisings,” visual elements for the procession draw inspiration from the sensual anatomy of books and the history of print, from ancient tablets of clay to modern tablets of light. Come animate a puppet, catch a phrase, and celebrate literature in all its incarnations.

Literature and the Moving Image

PEN World Voices Festival and The Museum of Modern Art present a short series focusing on the relationship between storytelling and the moving image in the work of Marjane Satrapi and Diane Arbus.

John Cage: How to Get Started

In honor of John Cage’s centennial, PEN will revive for the first time ever John Cage’s How To Get Started—a collaborative experiment on improvisation and the origin of ideas, featuring David Harrington of Kronos Quartet, Aleksander Hemon, Etgar Keret, Sonia Sanchez, and you!

Opening Night for PEN World Voices Festival The Kronos Quartet: Exit Strategies

To kick off PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet teams up with with writers Marjane Satrapi, Tony Kushner, and Rula Jebreal to explore the ways in which words and music can amplify each other. Works by Hamza El Din, Laurie Anderson, Morton Feldman, Ram Narayan, Terry Riley, Omar Souleyman, Ramallah Underground, plus traditional music from Iran, Lebanon, Sweden, and more.

Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ/Jean Hélion: Five Decades

Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce the exhibition Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ, featuring three young artists using unconventional techniques exploring color, pattern, perception and physicality. Applying concepts ranging from mathematics and science to color theory, these artists create works alive with energetic compositions and unexpected forms that are part organic yet calculated. Sarah BEDNAREK Julie OPPERMANN Karin WASKIEWICZ April 26-June 2, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm Shredder: Jean Hélion: Five Decades April 26-June 30, 2012 Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6-8pm (Different from above.) Please also join us for a conversation between Jacqueline Hélion and Deborah Rosenthal on Jean Hélion and They Shall Not Have Me, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:30 pm

Adam Rudolph – Go Organic Orchestra

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.

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toomer labzda is proud to present birds, bodies and bricolage, which includes painting, sculpture, audio and works on paper by six artists: taylor baldwin, jerry blackman, jason brinkerhoff, patrick coyle, jason gringler and bram muller. forms and materials are dissected, appropriated and reassembled to create identities, foreign to their original state. through practices that break and build, themes of creation and destruction, representation and abstraction are displayed. new visual vocabularies are made as each artist tries to navigate the gravity of both historical and current events with a touch of delicacy and humor.

Archizines LIVE

A double exhibition with 80 magazines, 80 feet of books and other printed matters. Designed by (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King and Ryan Neiheiser) Archizines + Arch-Art! Books is a double exhibition consisting of Archizines curated by Elias Redstone (April 18 – June 9, 2012) and Arch-Art! Books, curated by Adam O’Reilly for Printed Matter, Inc. ( May 5 – June 9, 2012) that brings to the table a hypothesis: printed matter matters . Consisting of an eclectic selection of new independent and alternative magazines, fanzines and journals from around the world (that can be read as a contemporary response to the Clip Stamp Fold exhibition curated by Beatriz Colomina at Storefront in 2007, which explored the little magazines phenomenon in the 60’s and 70’s), together with a selection of contemporary artist books with architecture at the center, the exhibition is a temporary library for contemporary approaches to architecture from different disciplinary origins and degrees of expertise.

Holton Rower Pour Paintings

The Hole is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition of pour paintings by Holton Rower. Filling all galleries at the Hole with nineteen enormous pours, Rower will present the variations in technique that produce wildly different effects. From the entrance to the gallery featuring small pours with “hats”, as the artist calls them (wood protrusions on which the paint is poured and flows down); to the medium-sized works with hats, some of which flow onto the floor; to the rear gallery where large works both with and without hats feature “exclusions” (where the artist placed obstacles that the paint was forced to flow around then removed); to Gallery Three where he shows five tectonic pours: the variety and intensity of the exhibition is assured.

Ethan Greenbaum: Cultured Stone

Simulating sidewalks, ceiling tiles, bricks and wall paneling, Ethan Greenbaum’s work embraces materials that fulfill the minimum architectural requirement of framing space and covering surfaces. Drawing connections between the blunt materiality of his sources and the imaginative space of painting, Greenbaum creates uncanny transcriptions of commonplace urban construction.

Vlatka Horvat: Unleveling

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Vlatka Horvat. In her first solo show at the gallery, Horvat continues her ongoing preoccupation with the problematic interplay of human body and built space, which she investigates by abstracting, fragmenting, or outright removing figuration from her pieces. In a constellation of linked and mutually interrogating works exhibited here – a floor piece, a sculpture, and a series of smaller works on paper – Horvat asks us to contend with our own presence in the gallery, and through our shifting encounter with her interventions, forces us to negotiate the unstable border between ourselves and the structures we must fit into, as corporeal, psychological, and socio-political entities.

Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Gilbert Hsiao: Jump & Flow. This is the New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York after living in Berlin, Germany for the past four years. Hsiao’s exhibition will consist of an installation of recent shaped patterned paintings.

“Our America”: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Ilan Stavans

A conversation with two of our most esteemed editor-scholars on the relationship between African American and Latino literature. “The urgent duty of our America is to show herself as she is, one in soul and intent, rapidly overcoming the crushing weight of her past,” wrote José Martí, in his essay “Our America.” Among many other projects, Henry Louis Gates has overseen The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, while Ilan Stavans has served as general editor on The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature.

Sister Spit with Michelle Tea & Justin Bond

The legendary literary performance tour, Sister Spit, comes to your town with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don’t miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and musicians. Featuring your host Michelle Tea (Best Music Writing 2010, Chelsea Whistle, Valencia, Rent Girl),“The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” (Hilton Als, The New Yorker) and star of John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking film Shortbus, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, writer and musician Brontez Purnell (FAG School, Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!), genius performer and playwright Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail), comic artist and writer Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music) and nationally-ranking slam poet and Mr Transman 2010 Kit Yan and Eileen Myles.

Jeffrey Yang and Larry Siems

Greenlight Bookstore and the PEN World Voices Festival welcome New Directions poetry editor, Jeffrey Yang and the director of the PEN American Center’s Freedom to Write Program, Larry Siems as they discuss Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo’s poetry collection, June Fourth Elegies. Liu Xiaobo has become the foremost symbol of the struggle for human rights in China. He was a leading activist during the Tiananmen Square protests of June 4, 1989, and a prime supporter of Charter 08, the manifesto of fundamental human rights published in 2008. In 2009, Liu was imprisoned for “inciting subversion of state power,” and he is currently serving an eleven-year sentence. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his prolonged non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Liu dedicated his Peace Prize to “the lost souls from the Fourth of June.” June Fourth Elegies presents Liu’s poems written across twenty years in memory of fellow protestors at Tiananmen Square, as well as

Ny Moth Story Slam: Silver Lining

Ny Moth Story Slam: Silver Lining

Organization and Productivity for Creative Types: A Workshop with Oliver Burkeman of The Guardian with-oliver-burkeman-of-londons-guardian/

Do you hunger to climb the corporate ladder with ruthless efficiency, leaving your rivals in the dust as you pursue your relentless quest for wealth and power? Hopefully not, but that doesn’t mean you can’t borrow some tactics from such people and apply them to your own ends; to that end, today’s class–taught by Oliver Burkeman, compulsive to-do-list-maker and journalist for London’s Guardian–will teach creatives, freelancers, and artists how to plan and manage multiple projects, better plan their time, and, in general, feel less overwhelmed by juggling a variety of projects at one time.

Bare! Opportunity

Each month, Bare! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens. This month, our ambitious storytellers pack their curricula vitae with tales of opportunities won, lost and bypassed. This night only knocks once. Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, Storyteller, One Life Take Two) Abiola Abrams (Kiss & Tell TV, The Passionista Playbook) Mo Beasley (poet, UrbanErotika) Lee Harrington (educator, shaman, Passion and Soul) Madison Young (feminist pornographer, Femina Potens) Musical guest Jen Kwok

Save Our Beer!

New York’s water is at risk from industrial gas drilling called fracking. Fracking requires millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic chemicals pumped deep underground. The gas industry wants to frack thousands of wells across the state, endangering the health and safety of our water and forever altering our communities.

Small Beast

8:30pm Nick Lyons 9:15pm Adam Caine/Wilson Novitzki 10pm Prehistoric Horse 10:30pm Nuage Magique 11:15pm Brad Henkel/Miako Klien 11:45pm DeBunk


Raklorom, NYU’s premier Romani music ensemble, is celebrating semester endings and springtime with a blowout concert! Come hear your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite Romani tunes from many lands. The show, which will be held in room 220, is FREE and REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!

Big Bang Benefit Dinner & Concert

We will honor Adam Wolfensohn, for his ten stellar years as Board President. The Dinner and Gala will feature performances by Bang on a Can All-Stars Ashley Bathgate, Robert Black, Vicky Chow, David Cossin, Mark Stewart, & Evan Ziporyn performing Bang on a Can classics from their 20 year history.

The Anatomy of Campaign Finance: Money’s powerful influence on US politics and policy

The power of campaign donations to shape political decisions is front and center in the 2012 presidential election. Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that allowed corporations, mega-donors and unions to invest vast resources in candidates’ campaigns, has been called an undemocratic giveaway to social and economic elites. Does their growing electoral power undermine the public interest, or simply increase the public visibility of candidates’ messages and influence? What are the long-term implications for our political culture and public policy? And what are the prospects for meaningful change?

An Evening with The Paris Review

The Paris Review and Editor Lorin Stein present its 200th issue, featuring interviews with Terry Southern and Bret Easton Ellis; fiction by Lorrie Moore and David Means; essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan and David Searcy; poetry by Adrienne Rich and Frederick Seidel; an art portfolio curated by Geoff Dyer; and much more.


Come celebrate after a day of great displays of common interest and shared physical expression. Contemplate the power that arises from collectively withdrawing cooperation and consent, however you do it…

Soledad Arias ON AIR

RH Gallery is pleased to present ON AIR, the first New York solo exhibition by Soledad Arias, opening May 1 and on view through June 22, 2012. RH Gallery will also present a solo presentation of Soledad Arias’ work at Pulse, New York, an art fair to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York and on view May 3-6, 2012. Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.

Text in Process

RH Gallery presents Text in Process, a group exhibition on view May 1 – June 22, 2012. This exhibition explores text-based art practices which employ language to visually consider the process of conceptualizing ideas while also presenting a pictorial investigation of language. The works in this exhibition depict the provisional space of language while working within the relationship between text and image. The artists included in this exhibition are Stephen Andrews, Fiona Banner, Joanne K. Cheung, Anne-Lise Coste, Sebastian Errazuriz, León Ferrari, Joe Hardesty, Robert Kinmont, Stephanie Lempert, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, Valeska Soares and Qiu Zhijie. This exhibition highlights the space in which text becomes image. Anne-Lise Coste’s recent series of paintings m, l, e expresses, in her own words, “[T]he beginning of letters and beginning of words and sometimes their interlacing.” The cognitive processing of these works vascillates between a textual reading and an understanding akin to

Ugly Duckling Press

RH gallery is pleased to present Ugly Duckling Presse, an exhibition of limited edition broadsides by Ugly Duckling Presse. Highlighting recent projects, but including selected pieces from as early as 2005, this exhibition focuses on supplemental works produced by UDP that accompany the publishing house’s critically acclaimed books. Two new broadsides, which complement books from UDP’s Lost Literature series, have been exclusively printed for this exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a pop-up shop showcasing selected UDP titles. UDP is a nonprofit art and publishing organization whose mission is to produce editions of new poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists.

Science on the back end.

*An Exhibition of five artists selected by Matthew Day Jackson Larry Bamburg Marc Ganzglass Rosy Keyser Erin Shirreff Nick van Woert


Nick Lamia’s paintings, drawings and installations explore concepts of space by means of abstraction. In his work, the picture plane or the confines of a specific location transform into a vibrant meeting ground for opposites. Lamia rhythmically contrasts concrete shapes rendered in opaque hues with gestural marks and translucent layers. He further navigates between geometry and biomorphism, deep and shallow space, overt and restrained gestures, as well as saturated and de-saturated fields. The results are compositions, in which the eye travels from almost purist presentations of color to areas that evoke architectural drawings or map-like constructs. Though Lamia’s vocabulary at times alludes to aerial views of elaborate geographical formations or urban infrastructures, for example, it remains open to interpretation. Lamia encourages association without providing specific references.




In her first exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Dana Schutz’ characters overcome what would be impossible and often dysfunctional situations. As suggested by the title, “Piano in the Rain” these situations are impeded by the romantic tenor they resonate. Schutz uses these unstable narrative dilemmas as a springboard to paint and employs various characters to demonstrate them.

Performance / “Ventriloqua,” with Aura Satz and Dorit Chrysler

“Ventriloqua” is a duet in which Aura Satz, playing the electromagnetic waves of a pregnant body, is joined by Dorit Chrysler on the theremin. Referencing ventriloquism in its literal sense of “belly speaking,” the performance turns the pregnant body into a musical instrument, an antenna, and a medium through which a pre-verbal, pre-vocal otherworldly voice is transmitted. Chrysler’s theremin will create spectacular wave flames as its music triggers the flame alphabet of a Rubens’ tube, while a Chladni plate will turn the acoustics into the uncodified language of sound figures.


The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan’s West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers. Alex Dimitrov; Dorothea Lasky; Marie Howe


Los Angeles based artist Skullphone first gained notoriety on city streets with his iconic image of a black-and-white skull holding a cell phone, and his “Skullphone” moniker ensued. His gallery work is signage-centric, whether hand crafted, painted, or manufactured. With XOS I SOX, Skullphone has assembled something around loose ideas of New York, signage, and sox – “everyone needs them.” Skullphone has piled 1000 custom produced socks in the gallery, available for patrons to take freely (XO, Skullphone). Also on view are artifacts of the exhibition.

Making Music: Jörg Widmann

In addition to being one of the world’s top clarinetists, Jörg Widmann is among today’s most exciting composers. His music draws inspiration from 19th-century Romanticism, but is no mere pastiche. It instead invigorates the musical gestures and conventions we take for granted by using them in entirely new ways. On this concert, part of the Making Music series that explores composers’ works and processes, you can hear Widmann’s “volatile, energized, and expressive” (Guardian) music—and his virtuosic clarinet playing.

Eva Salina

Songs from The Balkans with some surprises. Eva Salina Primack-vocals Patrick Farrell-accordion Frank London-trumpet Benjy Fox-Rosen- bass.

PUPPETS PLEASE Solo Exhibition Opening

Puppeteer Leat Klingman and Arts@Renaissance present a small retrospective of Leat’s artistic process, revealing her transition from visual artist [painter,sculptor] to joyful filmmaker-puppeteer!!! Join us for the SOLO-EXHIBITION opening on Thursday, May 3rd @ 7-9pm

Spring Blast for Peace and Justice! Party at Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg Fundraiser for Brooklyn For Peace and United Community Centers, East New York

Music by Freddie Keen, singer and songwriter from London Indian Food Preparation Demonstration by Mukti Banerjee Admission Contribution: $25 (including one Brooklyn Beer and Free Food) Location: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street, Williamsburg (between Berry St. and Wythe Avenue) Train: L to N. 7th St; G to Nassau Ave Hosted by: Brooklyn For Peace and United Community Centers

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Bryce and Aaron Dessner of Brooklyn’s own The National take over BAM’s spaces for Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. Each of the three nights features a different roster of innovative bands and artists from a cross section of genres—plus screenings of commissioned short films with original scores. May 3—The Walkmen / Sharon Van Etten May 4—St Vincent / The Antlers May 5—Beirut / Atlas Sound (SOLD OUT)

Pascal Niggenkemper:Bass, Gerald Cleaver:Drums, Simon Nabatov:Piano

UPCOMING HURRICANE is a new group in a traditional form, a particular concatenation of musicians that gelled with remarkable speed and which brings its own strong personality to the idea of the piano trio. It has a layered rhythmic dynamism that comes directly from the tradition and the exploding, unfettered energy of free improvisation. It was the young bassist Pascal Niggenkemper’s idea to put together this band with the brilliant veterans Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver, and it’s a sign of both Niggenkemper’s skills and his prescience that the group possesses the depth, vitality and vision that it does.

No Way to Pay: What’s next for homeless families in NYC?

New York’s homeless population is near an all time high, with more than 40,000 New Yorkers living in shelters — including 16,500 children and their parents. Amid the continuing fiscal crunch, New York City and State recently ended a unique rent subsidy program that helped thousands move out of shelters and into apartments, and new federal rent subsidies are nowhere to be found. The search is on for new housing alternatives. What is next for families in the shelters… and those on their way there?

What We Have in Our Pockets

What We Have in Our Pockets is a participatory performance and reading featuring artist Tamar Ettun and Etgar Keret, based on a Keret short story of the same name.


Elder Kinder, Jason Bard Yarmosky’s first solo show with Lyons Wier Gallery, pays homage to the idea that age is not a deterrent to living fully, but rather a springboard for exploration. Adding to his earlier works, these meticulously constructed and strikingly life-like new paintings examine the relationship between the limitations of social norms and the freedom to explore, particularly the juxtaposition between the young and old. The carefree nature that is associated with youth often gives way to borders and boundaries placed on adult behavior. As we transition from adult to elderly, these raw freedoms often re-emerge. As a child you learn to walk; later in life we learn to un-walk, literally and metaphorically. However, the dreams of the young, often sublimated by the years, never really disappear.

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Time Machines: A conversation with photographer and author Stanley Greenberg

Stanley Greenberg has long been hailed as a photographer of New York’s hidden spaces. From a vault beneath the Brooklyn Bridge once used for Champagne storage, to a nuclear-blast-resistant water tunnel under the Bronx, Greenberg’s work reveals a city unseen. His most recent book has taken him to some of the most remote and far flung destinations in the world. Time Machines is a photographic study of large-scale physics projects, featuring the telescopes, particle accelerators, spectrometers, ion traps, and LIDAR installations the make up the physical structures of big science. Hidden by both geography and access, the book reveals a world seen by few. To find the sites in this book, Greenberg traveled over 80,000 miles, by plane, bus, train, car and on foot., went deep underground, high up in the mountains, and to the southernmost point on the earth. The result is a stunning and beautiful examination of the scientific infrastructure of the world.

Kimberley Hart Promise

Mixed Greens is thrilled to announce Kimberley Hart’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Promise consists of new drawings and sculptures in which Hart presents various narratives connected by themes of autonomy, reliance, opportunism, and intrusion, all intimately tied to notions of place and family.

Jenna Spevack Eight Extraordinary grEEns

Mixed Greens is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Jenna Spevack. Using installation, sculpture, and permac- ulture design, she will activate the gallery space into a living urban farm. Her aim: to provide healthy greens to extraordi- nary people with ordinary incomes. Through interactions with gallery visitors, Eight Extraordinary Greens will explore the value placed on food while simultaneously questioning the value placed on acts of artistic social practice within a gallery context.

American Human Beatbox Festival

The 2nd annual American Human Beatbox Festival presents the American-born vocal style and technique of beatboxing. Born out of the 1970s New York hip-hop scene, beatboxing has grown exponentially as a creative and social movement.

Madeleine Albright

In her new and most personal book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, Madeleine Albright looks at her family’s experiences during this tumultuous time in history before, during and after World War II.

Barbes turns 10.

MICHAEL BROWN. 7:00pm Classical pianist ANTHONY COLEMAN 7:30pm The downtown composer plays a solo piano set. RACHELLE GARNIEZ – 8:00pm “The Diva with a difference” herself. CATHERINE RUSSELL 8:40pm our favorite Jazz, Blues and Soul singer. MAMIE MINCH. 9:00pm NY’s youngest old school blues singer and guitarist. WADE SCHUMAN 9:15pm Hazmat Modine’s front man. JOEL FORRESTER 9:30pm A solo piano set by the Microscopic Septet’s co-leader. SCOTT KETTNER & FRIENDS10:30pm A set of Northeastern Brazil music by Nation Beat’s drummer

More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York’s Year of Anarchy with Thai Jones in conversation with Bill Ayers

1914 was a year that began with bright expectations but quickly tumbled into disillusionment and violence, veering NYC and its citizens towards chaos.


In his most recent work, Innerst displays his mastery of painted forms, traversing the urban and natural world, the abstract and the real. Innerst’s fascination with the ways in which external reality is perceived “as something whole, rather than an accumulation of parts that all fit together” permeates this series. Through it, he explores an almost surreal interrelation between geometric forms and natural occurrences. The work is characterized by a clearly established formal structure and a unique luminism. A sense of innate light radiates from within each panel and in each painting, enhancing Innerst’s transfixing mix of content, form, paint and surface.

Littoral: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud was a series of ten LPs released between 1969 and 1977 as a sort of “magazine of oral poetry.” The driving forces behind Poetry Out Loud were two couples: Peter and Patricia B McGarry (Harleman), from Topeka, Kansas, and Klyd and Linda Watkins, from Nashville; together they followed their muse of “taking poetry off the page,” seeking a centuries-long end-around back to the oral tradition. As Peter said it then, “The poem on the page has no relationship to the poet. There has to be an integral relationship between poet, performer and audience.” In other words, this is word-as-sound art, a heavy trip.

Show Me a Story Why Picture Books Matter Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators

Hear renowned children’s literature historian and expert Leonard Marcus discuss questions of craft, what books and artists each illustrator has learned the most from, how the publishing industry is changing, and what each of us sees as the future of the picture book. Discussion, reading, Q&A and signing with Leonard Marcus, featured illustrators Chris Raschka, Jerry Pinkney, and Yumi Heo, and other special guests.

T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”

Written by T.S. Eliot in the midst and aftermath of civilizational and personal upheaval, “The Waste Land” is a dramatic and bitter meditation on social catastrophe. The Straddler’s staging of “The Waste Land”–performed by an African American Tiresias, an overeager nautical sidekick, and a seedy musician–combines elements of vaudeville, melodrama, and the minstrel show as it explores the comedy and absurdity of a text that continues to illuminate our times. Reflective of the The Straddler’s interdisciplinary approach, the production builds upon an essay in the fall2008 issue of the company’s literary magazine, “Send up da Clowns: The Waste Land.” with Carol Thomas, Todd Pate and Greg Bennetts Directed by Dan Monaco

Kristen Jensen: it’s no one’s fault an exhibition of new works

Norte Maar is pleased to present “It’s no one’s fault” an exhibition of new work by artist Kristen Jensen. A blushing rock, spills, handles, cigarettes, gum/teeth, fractured plates, a collapsing box, and a paper shadow are are some of the objects laid out for the viewer that fluctuate between representation and abstraction. The artist’s desire for control and perfection is challenged by both the unpredictability of the medium and the traces of the artist’s body.


For one day only, there will be a FREE art fair in the Coney Island Museum from 1pm-7pm, where the most exciting independent presses, publications and stores, such as Wolfbat Studio, Retrofit Comics, and Just Seeds, will gather under one roof to sell inexpensively priced books, prints, T-shirts and artwork! Concluding the day’s affairs at 9pm ($15) will be the event “Prints Alive: A Living History of Coney Island” presented by Carrier Pigeon and featuring side show stunts, burlesque beauties and art performances. Performers include: Returning to Coney Island for one night, The dapper Donny Vomit Kryssy Kocktail, Sword Swallower Insectavora, Resident Fire Eater Serpentina, Snake Charmer Adam The First Real Man Miss Harvest Moon, “The Sultry Siren of Burlesque”


Vogt Gallery is pleased to present Bo Christian Larsson’s first New York solo show. Larsson (born 1976) is a Swedish artist based in Berlin who works across a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, video and performance. Mysticism, mythology, symbolism, ritual, Scandinavian history, and closeness to nature are recurring themes in his work.

Springing: Thurston Moore & John Zorn— A Benefit

Duo action! John Zorn – reeds. Thurston Moore – electric guitar. With an opening set of poetry with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, erica kaufman & Dana Ward.

Brandon Ballengée

Brandon Ballengée, a visual artist and biologist, will exhibit sculptural installations and photographs at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in his first major solo exhibition in New York. The exhibition, Collapse: the Cry of Silent Forms, consists of three bodies of work that explore the effect of ecological degradation on marine life and avian and amphibian populations. S ynthesizing scientific inquiry with art-making, Ballengée transforms his field research into metaphors that reduce life to its essentials.


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

Cindy Sherman

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.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

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

BAC Gallery presents: FUNNY HA HA

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


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.

Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet’s-ghost-afterlife-poet

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

Speakeasy Dollhouse

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.”

Gorey Preserved

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

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.


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.


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.

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration

In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures. This exhibition considers how this and related practices—in which the body is dismembered or reassembled, swollen or multiplied, propped with prosthetics or fused with nature and the machine—have recurred in art throughout the 20th century and to the present day. Artists from André Masson and Joan Miró to Louise Bourgeois and Robert Gober to Mark Manders and Nicola Tyson have distorted and disoriented our most familiar of referents, playing out personal, cultural, or social anxieties and desires on unwitting anatomies. If art history reveals an unending impulse to render the human figure as a symbol of potential perfection and a system of primary organization, these works show that artists have just as persistently been driven to disfigure the body.

Questions Without Answers

In anticipation of the long-awaited book of the same name, VII is proud to exhibit Questions Without Answers, a powerful visual history of our ever-changing world and recent defining events. Published in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the agency, Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII demonstrates the unparalleled excellence of the VII photographers in chronicling the impact of unseen conflicts, humanitarian crises, and catastrophic events

Keith Haring: 1978–1982

Current Upcoming Past Touring Exhibition Archive Keith Haring Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Untitled, 1980. Sumi ink on Bristol board, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm). Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation March 16–July 8, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.

Francesca Woodman

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.

Fire Fans series with Claire de Luxe

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.

Arianna Carossa: Argo

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?

Irina Korina: “Demonstrative Behavior”

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


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.

Sleep no More

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

Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space

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.

A Year in the Life of 8 String Theory Drawings

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.

Knot Your Average Knit

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”

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.

Harry Dodge: Frowntown

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

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

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Charles Dunn : HELL ON EARTH

Gertrude Stein Paris Festival

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

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

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.

FLUX Carolina Sardi | John Ensor Parker | Matt Devine

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.

Alisa Baremboym Abundant Delicacy

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

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

This Side of Paradise

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

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.


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

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.


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.


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

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

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

Brian Leo We Are All Just Ordinary Until We Get More Damage Done

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

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


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.

A Rolling Stone

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.

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America

Sylvan Lionni: Lost in America


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”!exhibitions

“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


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

he 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.

Valerie Hegarty: Altered States

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

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

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

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.

Die: Roll to Proceed

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.

David Rathman, Let’s See What Stirs


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.

You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce

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.

Nicola Verlato How the West Was Won/Evol

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.

Trash Talk

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

The Birds and The Bees

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.


One Day This Will All Be Yours is a winter curtain. A fabric installation specially conceived for Open Source Gallery. It’s main objective will be to serve as a heat insulator during the cold months of winter and also as a visual and conceptual background for other projects to be produced and displayed in the exhibition space during the winter of 2011-2012. The piece is part of a series of works made out of fabric-panels that hang dividing and organizing space. Part of a larger and ongoing project these panels must be considered as a flexible and adaptable idea, one that materializes differently depending on the context in which it is set. The project focuses on the notion of temporary architecture as a critical and fragile fabrication of space. The situations Felipe Mujica create aim to catalyze encounters, moments of collaboration: between people, people and space, people and art objects and finally between people and systems of communication.

Saturday Night Swing Dance

Join us for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner necessary. 8 pm to 1 am Open Dancing; 7 pm Class. $15 Advance, $18 at the Door. $15 for students with valid ID at the door.


English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andrew Hurst. His previous show with English Kills was in 2009. For this exhibition, Hurst delves deeper into the collage and assemblage practices central to his highly process-based work. Inside this process, a wide variety of cast-off items and collected ephemera (photos, tapes, films, etc.) are loosely cataloged in a kind of psychic scrapbook, gestating indefinitely. Out of this gestation, Hurst’s creative instinct simultaneously acts as host and parasite to these materials; form and content begin to emerge, and a conceptual reclamation is achieved. Ultimately, this transformative process is imbued with an inherent kind of sad joy, related to memory, loss, and the disarming tension of rebirth and renewal.

Crossfire – Photographs by Shahidul Alam

Bangladeshi photographer and human rights activist Shahidul Alam’s Crossfire exhibition will open in the Partnership Gallery at the Queens Museum of Art on 15th April, 2012 and run until May 6th, 2012. The exhibition aims to gather international support for a campaign to end extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh by state forces, usually called “crossfire.” In 2004, responding to a perceived law and order “crisis” the Bangladesh government created a new, armed enforcement agency, called Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). The agency was formed by taking officers from the Bangladesh Police, Army, Navy and Air Force. Over time, the agency’s budget and power grew until today it is one of the largest and most feared groups inside Bangladesh. From the very early days, RAB became notorious for killing people it was trying to capture, often during gun battles, which the government always claims is due to “crossfire.”

Mezhrabpom: The Red Dream Factory

Organized by the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin, and the Berlin International Film Festival, The Red Dream Factory presents a selection of extraordinary films from the legendary Soviet film studio, Mezhrabpom, made between its 1922 founding by Moisei Aleinikov and its transformation into a studio for children’s films 14 years later by decree of Josef Stalin.

lotte van den audenaeren

The site-specific installations, urban interventions, neon sculptures, word images and ephemeral works of Lotte Van den Audenaeren revolve around the determination and transience of place and content. Van den Audenaeren explores and unfolds multiple layers of perception through simple deconstruction and reconstruction of visual representation. The interventions, additions and deletions organized by Van den Audenaeren have a minimal or limited materiality, though they cause a drastic impact on their environment. Her works have a tendency to appear barely present, or in the process of disappearing – like light, shadows or apparitions.

Matt Blackwell and John Byam

Continuing its initiative to propose dynamic pairings of artists to promote innovative dialogue, Parker’s Box brings together two artists whose combined ages reach well over a century and a quarter. John Byam is a self taught artist who worked for decades in an upstate vacuum producing wood sculpture, signage, and drawings, mostly inspired by TV guide. Matt Blackwell is a well known Brooklyn-based artist whose knowledge, intuition, and keen eye, have pushed him towards similar preoccupations and attitudes.

Reductive Curated by Dina Muenzfeld

The artwork Jeffrey Leder Gallery has chosen for this exhibit focuses on simplicity. Blending a variety of formal languages, created in different media, the show presents pure and reductive art. 30 recent works made by American artists are informed by their reflections on the arrangement of shape, color and surface. Reductive intends to stretch the boundaries between abstract geometric and representational art. Each component of the exhibition complements the other. The artwork’s juxtaposition emphasizes different approaches to reductive formality each artist has chosen. The exhibit’s intention is reiterate art as educational agent. The art shown has an educational dimension. It intends to create a rich experience that may transform the viewer. Formal simplicity and basic structures open dialogues and foster the inward turn. We aim to exhibit work that heralds freedom of thought and trigger self-consciousness.

FORM AND FANCY: valentina battler

fordPROJECT is pleased to present “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Valentina Battler, on view from April 17 through June 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. “Form and Fancy” explores the extent of human emotion through artistic representation of figure and form. Combining traditional and contemporary Chinese Ink Painting techniques, Battler’s new works on Yupo paper reflect an impressionistic style. Her additional works on Xuan paper are rooted in the Yin Yang philosophy’s principle of complementary contradiction.

POW: Pop now

Forest Allread // José Arenas // Dan Christofferson // Boo Davis // Felix Flores // Erin Rachel Hudak // Jacqueline Levine // Alfie Lee // Dafna Steinberg // Katya Usvitsky Curator: Sean Noyce

FORM AND FANCY valentina battler

fordPROJECT is pleased to present “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Valentina Battler, on view from April 17 through June 1, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, April 17th. “Form and Fancy” explores the extent of human emotion through artistic representation of figure and form. Combining traditional and contemporary Chinese Ink Painting techniques, Battler’s new works on Yupo paper reflect an impressionistic style. Her additional works on Xuan paper are rooted in the Yin Yang philosophy’s principle of complementary contradiction.


Ex- NFL linebacker Duncan Troy played with the greats, and tackled them to the ground. When his son-in-law, a Pro Bowler himself, dies under strange circumstances, Troy and his widowed daughter struggle with their own culpability, and whether the brain trauma he suffered in life was the price of football greatness.

Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures

This exhibition will present canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. These publications document the process and politics of cancelation, exist as an alternative manifestation of the exhibit, act as a critique of the forces that called for its cancelation, or they may be an admission and exposition of an ultimately productive failure. In the context of the Center for Book Arts, Canceled highlights the book form as a crucial means of disseminating documentation and information on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways that are more historically stable, and more effective than the original exhibition would have been. Through utilizing printed matter, these artists and curators have found alternative routes by which the politics surrounding the presentation and creation of art become at least as relevant as the work itself.

RECIPROCITY: Pratt Photography Thesis Show

Featuring work by: D. Oscar Horner Zoe Juarez Gaby Bush Bridget Collins Madeleine Wieand Raine Manley Robertson Lauren Foy Michele Taylor Yael Malka Ryan Oskin Lauren Zaser Cait Oppermann Khrystyna Chekhlata Leslie Behum Adam Hutchins Macey Foronda Jen Fredericks Caleb Olson Stephen Spilka Douglas Marks Bobby Walsh Rodney Jones Emily Tepikian Brian Pho Nick Childers Jenna Sclafani Dahae Kim Angela Humes

Hea Jin Ko “Borderline”

Hea Jin’s Gallery nights will be: Opening Party Wed April 18th Gallery Night Wed April 25th Closing reception Wed May 2nd 8pm- Late Hea Jin Ko incorporates graphic design and photography with her multimedia sculptural paintings and altered prints. Observe her double exposed photos covered in fluorescent colored cotton balls, and you’ll get a glimpse of her playful spirit. But her work is much more introspective than at first glimpse, and she’ll invite you to question her intentions, and ponder the relationships of people and their beliefs and subconscious boundaries. Where is the line between arbitrary motives and meaningful purpose?

Wenyon and Gamble A Universe held up for Inspection

Magnan Metz Gallery is pleased to present the second exhibition for Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon: A Universe held up for Inspection. The show will feature holograms made at an historic observatory, as well as digital prints taken in India and Cuba during the past four years. Wenyon & Gamble, the collaborative team who have worked together since 1983, first became known for exploring holography – a medium considered new in the 1980s, but one that now seems to belong to an older, optical era of image making. In A Universe held up for Inspection, the artists place a world constructed by science under a cultural examination of their own, where the ironies of what is progress and what is obsolete are conjured for scrutiny.

Accumulated Afterthoughts: David Opdyke

Work by David Opdyke


Known for her “Nanas”, a series of buxom, colorful women crafted out of wire, papier maché and polyester (her trademark material in the public eye), Niki de Saint Phalle has left her mark on the history of twentieth-century art. Working with plastics, paint and sculpture, she began her completely self-taught painting career in 1952, garnering fame throughout the 1960s with her “Tirs” performances, which she presented all over the world. Saint Phalle would shoot a rifle at various packets of color hung upon a canvas, creating random works. This destructive, violent gesture highlighted a rejection of traditional easel painting, and became basic principle of Saint Phalle’s work. In 1960 she became a member of the Nouveaux Réalistes, and befriended Jean Tinguely, who she would marry in 1971. The two created many works together, including “Le Cyclop”, Fontainebleau ; “La fontaine Stravinsky”, Paris ; “Le Jardin des Tarots” in Tuscany ; and notably, in 1966, “Hon”, a monumental work create


Morgan Lehman is pleased to present ‘Cusp,’ Ryan Wallace’s second solo show at the gallery. Wallace combines his research and understanding of contemporary sciences, his ability to incorporate and disguise materials in his paintings, and his laborious studio practice to examine how a planar surface stores information much like a screen, printed page or microchip. Wallace’s process based endeavors evoke familiar tropes through art and natural history.

The School: Nina Yuen

Lombard Freid Projects is pleased to present The School, Nina Yuen’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Yuen’s hauntingly beautiful films are presented within a tactile installation that encapsulates the artist’s multifaceted imagination and transforms the traditional viewing experience. Yuen, originally from Hawaii and currently based in New Jersey, mines the pasts of anonymous and celebrated characters to create poetic, non-linear narratives. She combines fictionalized personal memories and various disparities in accounts of the past to create an authentic alternate-reality; weaving assorted truths into her seductive monologues to lure the viewer in. Yuen fully embraces her creations; living within her self-constructed sets and adopting the conventions, behavior, and dress of these worlds in order to exemplify her characters. The dedication is evident in her work, infusing each video with a nuance of heartbreakingly honesty.

Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy

American photographer William John Kennedy’s exhibition of newly published prints of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana is believed to be the only such images in existence capturing the artists with their works, among them Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE. After almost half a century in storage, a select number of the nearly forgotten images were carefully chosen, and are now being published for the first time as a collection.



Roadsongs / Photographs by Jordan Sullivan[UNIQID]

Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. Drawing from personal history, ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. These images, coupled with selections of prose, explore the emotional states associated with place, while continuing Sullivan’s exploration of transience and it’s effect on his own perceptions of memory, freedom, and home. Further investigation also reveals Sullivan’s concern for a photographs subjective nature and it’s potential for truth and falsehoods. How can a photograph revive and alter a memory? How can a photograph manipulate or aid a personal history?

The Elements of Style

Finding inspiration in the classic style manual. Featuring work by Jennifer Grimyser, Julie Hair, Suckzoo Han, Aaron Howard, Jann Nunn, Kelly Savage, Rachel Schragis, and Brain Wondergem OPENING: Thrs April 19 at 7:00pm VIEWING HOURS: Sun 2:00 – 4:00pm Wed & Thrs 4:00 – 6:00pm or by appt: “ABC No Rio in Exile” AT BULLET SPACE: 292 EAST 3RD ST (bet. Ave C + D)


2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 GREG SMITH 19 April – 26 May 2012 Susan Inglett is pleased to present the work of gallery artist Greg Smith from 19 April to 26 May 2012 in “Ners Banners Banners Ban”. Through performance, film and drawing the artist examines compulsive behaviors and the role of risk in breaking cycles. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday evening 19 April from 6 to 8 PM. A fragmented piece of looped text, “ners Banners Banners Ban,” serves as the title and starting point for Greg Smith’s fourth show with the Gallery, an exhibition with loops and repetitions at its core. Setting the stage, the obsessive, circular drawing series, “Things I Should Have Read,” covers plenty of ground, only to end where it began. Similarly structured in time rather than space, the video, aptly titled “Loop,” is presented as a continuous cycle that echoes the physical configuration of its subject: a loop of canvas banners that a tenuously harnessed performer repeated

New York Street Stories

Join five New York photographers in a series of lively dialogues about their approach and perspectives on photographing the pulse of New York City’s streets.


Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th, 7-10pm Regina Rex is pleased to present an exhibition of four paintings—one each from artists Britta Deardorff, Jackie Gendel, Juan Gomez and Eric Sall. The four paintings were selected to individually hold a large wall while collectively contributing to a boisterous conversation in a large white room. These paintings are not cool or restrained —they are exuberant both in scale and visual vocabulary. They employ lush palates, body-scale gesture, and elements of the figurative in an unapologetic and visceral appeal to the viewer.

Carol Salmanson / Stephen Truax

Carol Salmanson works with light and reflective materials. Trained as a painter, the artist began using light and reflective materials eight years ago to take the spatial and color concerns of her painting into a different realm. Salmanson’s wall pieces harness light’s unique ability to touch both mind and feelings. Her work creates a sensation of depth, one that opens into mysterious worlds. The artist writes of her fascination with the material, “Light beams into you and envelops you. These very special qualities let me build emotional spaces that resonate with memory and experience. By amplifying and radiating color outward, into and around the viewer, I can build atmospheres, using color, line, and form in a way that goes beyond painting’s two-dimensional limitations.” Salmanson’s large installations originate with the architecture of the sites they will inhabit.

Cross-Reference: A Collaborative Exhibition Featuring the work of Hans + Gieves

Like the Spice gallery presents Cross-Reference, a collaborative of Nashville-based painter Hans Schmitt-Matzen and Brooklyn-based photographer Gieves Anderson. It’s fitting that Hans and Gieves begin the works in their latest series in libraries, which the two artists consider sanctuaries of thought. Duly titled Cross-Reference, the series enables a philosophical contemplation of color and composition through an alchemy of the disparate mediums of photography and painting. Libraries’ unbroken rows and columns of books were the artists’ inspiration for the new works, and Gieves’ large photographic prints of the buildings’ interiors and exteriors form the multicolored surfaces to which Hans applies oils in thick gestural strokes made with brushes, blades, and customized squeegees.

Cloud Nine

Marc Brotherton – New Work

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present Sheila Hicks’s inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, on view from April 20 through May 25, 2012. With a career that spans five decades, Hicks’s work traverses the boundaries between painting and sculpture, design, craft and even architecture with the use of woven forms. Challenging the hierarchical classification of textiles as a more artisanal design-based medium, Hicks combines her early training in painting, the interaction of color with Josef Albers, and art history with George Kubler, with an expert understanding of the craft of weaving and tapestry-making.

Marc Brotherton – New Work

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”

Acid Bath: Nina Carelli

Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Acid Bath will feature Nina’s eclectic etchings and hand-made books. This will be her first solo exhibition. Both shows will be on view from April 20th to May 27th, 2012 at the gallery’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location. A public reception will be held with both artists on April 20th, 6–9 pm. The title, Acid Bath, references the antiquarian etching process: zinc plate drawings are surrendered into a bath of nitric acid. It is there where a mysterious transformation occurs, where all aspects of predictability and limitation dissolve. Nina’s imagery flows between different realms, some rooted in nature, and some culled from her own absurd inventions. Various motifs, including astronomy, nostalgia, and alchemy, simultaneously overlap and create contradictions.


Arcadia Gallery is thrilled to present the greatly anticipated one man exhibition of unique figurative works by Brad Reuben Kunkle. After a sold out debut exhibition in 2010, Kunkle has returned to Arcadia with a brand new body of stunning works. Witness this young artist continue his unique exploration of figures in nature with his signature gold and silver leaf technique.

GHOST YARD a Solo Exhibition by Frodo Mikkelsen

Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Ghost Yard’, a solo exhibition by Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen. The exhibition includes all new work consisting of paintings, sculpture and site-specific installation. Frodo is one of the young rising artists in Scandinavia and is steadily gaining international recognition; his latest with the inclusion of one of his silver skull sculptures into the 3-D collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has shown in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa and the USA. His works are also represented in museum collections in Denmark and Norway.

Earth Day celebration at A@R!

Jill has been invited to build Hut #7at St. Nicks Alliance’s new building in the renovated former outpatient building of Greenpoint Hospital. Hut#7 is part of St. Nicks’ new arts program, Arts@Renaissance which is based out of the garden level of the building at 2 Kingsland Ave. The project will launch with an event on Earth Day, April 22 and host events through June 2012. But Jill has already begun collecting trash and doing research about the neighborhood as she gathers ideas for this latest hut.

Jade Townsend’s and Inside, Outside – Outside, In

Jade Townsend’s new body of work, Leviathan, assembles an absurd and fragmented narrative. As told by an amalgam of outcasts – the rebel, the orphan, the mystic – a coalescing set of stories manifests as a sculptural passageway through which to pass and return. Similar to his past mixed media sculptures and installations that critique and intensify tragic sociopolitical realities, Leviathan layers multiple myths and allegories, along with their archetypal characters, to pursue the conflicting destinations of contentment and rebellion. Whether or not such a goal is achievable is of little concern. Rather, as Townsend has continued exorcise in his work, it is the failure to see what is given up as we seek what we wish to gain.


On Stellar Rays presents Towards A Warm Math, an exhibition comprised of works that mingle strategies and forms borrowed from the hard-edged fields of science, mathematics, and technology with qualities and approaches that are more expressly humanistic—works, in other words, that attempt to muddy the pellucid water of stubborn facts and with unruly sediments of the personal, the biomorphic, and the spiritual. They are works that act as solvents, softening the normally rigid demarcation lines that divide the perpetually warring disciplinary camps of our thought, and dissolving the walls erected between the realms of the subjective and the objective.

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2012

In celebration of its 15th anniversary season, Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents another first: the world premieres of two fully staged one-act operas, featuring chamber orchestra, soloists and chorus. My Last Dutchess is by composer Theodore Wiprud and librettist Tom Dulack. Robert Sirota wrote both words and music for his comedy The Clever Mistress. Both operas will be performed on two evenings: April 23 and April 30, 2012.

Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong

This first-ever major retrospective exhibition celebrates the sixty-year career of Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010), one of China’s most significant and admired twentieth century artists. Organized in collaboration with the Shanghai Art Museum, the exhibition traces the artist’s development in the medium of ink painting from the mid-1970s through 2004. Works on view represent Wu’s radical individual approach integrating European modernism and abstract expressionism with traditional Chinese ink painting.

Shay Kun Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat

Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat, Shay Kun’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, which will feature an installation of eleven new paintings. Shay Kun’s paintings push viewers to challenge their philosophical and aesthetic limitations. While the paintings in this exhibition use appropriated images from the internet, glossy magazines and daily life, they question where fantasy begins and reality ends. Our dreams and thoughts are capable of taking us on journeys beyond reality, but when do we actually cross that threshold? Could we have actually experienced scenes as we remember them?

Carol Szymanski: Pissin’ Against the Wind, or, Sketches of the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker

Carol Szymanski’s new exhibition shows the artist continuing to work with language as visual and semantic material. She has a particular interest in visual symbols representing speech and in how meaning is depicted in changing contexts. Szymanski sees herself as a kind of translator. Language is transmuted (re-interpreted) through a wide variety of media and materials so that new ways of reading can emerge. Her work often incorporates readymades along with her own constructions and texts.

Loughelton Revisited

Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Loughelton Revisited, a group exhibition curated by artist Barbara Broughel, featuring work by Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Artschwager, Gary Bachman, John Baldessari, Paul Bloodgood, Barbara Bloom, Leonard Bullock, Chris Burden, John Dogg, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, John Franklin, Jack Goldstein, Lisa Hoke, Win Knowlton, Annette Lemieux, Amy Lipton, Suzanne McClelland, Peter Nagy, Marianne Nowottny, Tom Radloff, Josef Ramaseder, Richard Rezac, Walter Robinson, Barry Schwabsky, Kunie Sugiura, Carol Szymanski, James Welling, Sue Williams, and Thomas Zummer.

No Other Medicine

The 2012 class of the FIT Art Market: Principles and Practices graduate program is pleased to present exhibition “No Other Medicine”. Relying on hope and subtle humor, eight artists address the mounting tensions and contradictions of our time. Shakespeare’s observation, “the miserable have no other medicine but only hope,” speaks to how we face an uncertain future.

You are in an open field

You are in an open field is a modern hip-hoperetta that explores community and identity while trying to defeat the kickball monsters. Will they win? Or is it game over, reset?

Uncle Vanya

I remember Uncle Vanya. He was… it was… so beautiful and sad, but… funny… Yes… What a funny beautiful strange play. Yes, yes, that’s it! Think you know Uncle Vanya? Look again.

Freeze Your Eggs

orn in 1965 in San Francisco, Grant Shaffer has lived and worked in Manhattan as an artist illustrator for the past 17 years. He illustrates for magazines and newspapers such as The New Yorker, Interview, and The New York Times. His work was recently featured in the book “All The Art That’s Fit To Print: Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page”. He has also worked as a storyboard artist on such films as Angels In America, Closer, Zoolander, Little Children, Charlie Wilson’s War and Wall Street 2. His comic series, “30 Kinds Of Passion” was included in The Best American Comics, 2008 edition. His latest work, a series called “Freeze Your Eggs” features oil paintings of androgynous, earphone-wearing citizens. This is Grant’s tenth solo art show.

Sigils & Signs

The fibers of art and magic are woven so tightly together, it’s often said that they are one and the same. Images are imaginal pictures. When we see something, a constellation of synapses fires, associations swirl, and new thoughts are born. We are altered – and what is magic, if not this? That said, there is a long lineage of artists who, quite literally, created spells via drawings on the floor, scrawls in books, lines cut into wood or stone. Though the featured players of this story are often English magicians from John Dee to Austin Osman Spare to Alan Moore, symbol-based magic can be traced back through the ages and across cultures. Germanic runes were carved into objects and later used as vehicles of divination. Hindu yantras and Buddhist mandalas are meditative, microcosmic diagrams meant to elevate the mind to the spiritual plane, and Kabbalistic letters are infinite layer-cakes of mystic meaning. The well-placed glyph can bless a birth, or curdle mother’s milk. A ring

Nicole Aptekar’s Expanded Taxonomy

Expanded Taxonomy is a 15-piece collection of laser cut sculptures built out of composite images. Depth emerges from Aptekar’s subtractive process to reveal abstract forms. Expanded Taxonomy utilizes negative space to uncover nuanced structures. The sculptures that populate this exhibit imply time by iteration; the subtle changes of each layer uncover new images, the sum of which give birth to Aptekar’s sculptures. The modifications of each tier form the paper skeleton that is the framework of her 3D designs.

My Strange Goddess: The Art of Yoko d’Holbachie

Inspired by popular culture in her native Japan and beyond, Yoko d’Holbachie’s acrylic on canvas paintings are at once vividly inviting and disturbingly dark. Candy colored creatures, with wormlike tentacles travel through fantasy landscapes. Elements of Kawaii, Anime, Pop Art and Surrealism blend together in tightly rendered works that pull the viewer in with bright, cheerful energy and hold on with strange, complex elements. With “My Strange Goddess,” Yoko d’Holbachie continues her search for answers while turning her attention, specifically, to the feminine. What does it mean to be feminine? Are the goddesses of these portraits angry, loving, weak or dangerous? How does a female artist who equates her process with giving birth to images conceived in her imagination and passed through her body, perceive and present the concepts of fertility and creation? With this show, her most personal body of work to date, Yoko d’Holbachie bares her soul to her audience.

2012 Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition

The Rising Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the 2012 \”Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition, scheduled for April 28th to May 19th 2012. The exhibition features selected paintings, photography, sculptures and mixed media art by artists who work and live in and whose artwork is inspired by Brooklyn. Jurors included Maribeth Flynn, Wendy Jones, and Ellie Balk. TRA Staff (Christian McKenzie, Damani Bediako, Kamla Roberts) “Represent Brooklyn” is an exhibition designed to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations and community members who live and work in Brooklyn. The featured paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed media artwork provide a glimpse of the diversity of creative style and visual presentation found in Brooklyn.

Pier Paolo Calzolari, When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?

Marianne Boesky Gallery and The Pace Gallery are pleased to present When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?, an historic exhibition of the work of Pier Paolo Calzolari. For this unique collaborative presentation, the two galleries’ spaces on 24th and 25th Street, respectively, will be temporarily conjoined to form one large space where Calzolari’s work can be presented in depth. A member of the Arte Povera group, his 1969 text “La casa ideale,” and its realization through a series of works, is considered one of the seminal statements of the movement. Rapidly evolving beyond the confines of a defined movement, over the subsequent decades Calzolari continued to experiment, exploring his ongoing interest in light, matter and time. A major exhibition of his work was held at the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna at Ca’ Pesaro, Venice during the 2011 Biennale. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York since 1988 and will focus primarily on work created in the

LARISSA BATES Chiquita Banana

In her new work, Larissa Bates creates an imaginary universe inspired by Gabriel García Márquez, Viennese flower plates, and Persian miniatures. Her paintings take us to tropical forests and gardens of calla lilies and introduce a new cast of characters who play out psychological dramas across the canvas. These dramas, centered around themes of family and power, deal with Bates’ own family history and the complicated relationship she has with it.



Kate Werble Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition with Gareth Long, Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier and to announce a series of exhibitions in a new gallery space next door on Vandam Street. Spanning the two spaces, the gallery at 83 Vandam and at 89 Vandam, Long’s exhibition continues his ongoing interest in amateurism, printing, replication, books, learning and the artist as subject. Drawing from various popular and historical literary sources, Long brings together an associative layering of references that reflects with insight and humor on contemporary artistic production.

Invasion 68 Prague

In 1968 Josef Koudelka was thirty years old. He had committed himself to photography as a full-time career only recently, and had been chronicling the theater and the lives of gypsies, but he had never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia which had come to be known as the Prague Spring. In the midst of the turmoil of the Soviet-led invasion, Koudelka took to the streets to document this critical moment. It was a major turning point in his life.

Equality Now Lara Pacilio

Rather than showing women as elegant figures with attractive poses Lara Pacilio takes on a whole different perspective in which she exposes what women often go through in everyday life. With the use of unconventional tools such as iron and covered wood Pacilio is able to create pieces that are sensual yet bold, graphic yet subdued with images showing the pains and struggles of women.

Françoise Pétrovitch Inklings

In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and fragility. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.

Clyborne Park

In CLYBOURNE PARK, Bruce Norris imagines the history of one of the most important houses in literary history, both before and after it becomes a focal point in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun . In 1956, the house, which is located in a white neighborhood at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago, is sold to an African-American family (the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun). Then in 2009 after the neighborhood has changed into an African-American community, the house is sold to a white couple. It is through this prism of property ownership that Norris’ lacerating sense of humor dissects race relations and middle class hypocrisies in America.

TOM MCGRATH Profiles in Fugitive Light

Sue Scott Gallery is pleased to announce Profiles in Fugitive Light, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Tom McGrath. The work continues his use of noir tropes and the nocturne as the site for both painterly speculation and pictorial treatment. The artist dramatizes the collapse of tactile and optical representation with passages of dark, narrative ambiguity. This particular group of works nevertheless marks a near-complete departure from the grounding horizons in previous nocturnes, resulting in a landscape unmoored in spectral shadow by an eerie, unnatural luminism.

Donna Chung CLOUD HEM

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery presents a show of new works by Donna Chung. This is Chung’s second solo show with the gallery and will feature several wall pieces and sculptures made from materials such as paper, wood, metal, and found objects.


NURTUREart is pleased to present Anne Percoco’s solo exhibition: The Life Instinct. Celebrating makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and the reuse of discarded material, Percoco infuses practical works inspired by immediate necessity with playfulness and wit.

Chris Churchill – Justin Lieberman

It takes two people to make a joke. Here Chris and I slip easily into our regular conversational roles, straight man and wise guy. Rowan and Martin, Reiner and Brooks, Martin and Lewis, Farley and Spade, Lorenzo and Launcelot. Chris’s works have a dignity and an aloofness to which I can only aspire. He might bristle at my characterization of our show as a comedy routine. At least, I’m sure he’ll roll his eyes. But his works have a singularity and profundity to which my puttering provides the necessary comic relief. I’m happy to play that part.

“Beneath the Valley of the VHS” Week-long Repertory Series

“BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE VHS” is a week-long series of must-see cult rarities and art-house trash that are not available on DVD or Netflix. Guest programmed by former video-store clerk and reRun filmmaker Zach Clark (MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC, VACATION!), the series serves as a springtime companion to this fall’s “VHS TURKEYS 2” program.

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton’s novel of Society heart and heartlessness, adapted with the author by the master of the turn-of-the-century stage, Clyde Fitch. Lily Bart is radiant, witty, and admired–but nearly destitute. Her refusal to marry without love (or return ‘favors’ for the support of married men) leaves her at the mercy of her friends…but friendship is a rare commodity in the vicious circus of the New York social set.

The Wundelsteipen

A slave is responsible for waking Caligula in the morning…Two adolescent brothers are visited by a sex fairy…The story of Salome is retold as a Disney fairy tale, with a talking vulture and scorpion… As part of the NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, The Flea Theater is proud to present the world premiere of THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) by Nick Jones and directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. THE WUNDELSTEIPEN (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) is an evening of dark comedic pieces which are nasty, brutal, and short.

Screening: Found

Eyebeam is pleased to announce Found, the first program in a new screening series curated from our archives, organized around themes that have united artists working here over our 15 year history. Found compiles four films made by Eyebeam artists working with found and appropriated images, a mainstay of video art in the 21st century and an outgrowth of Eyebeam’s philosophy of free and open culture. The 50-minute program includes short works by Fred Wilson, Christian Marclay, Rashaad Newsome and Jacob Ciocci. The program will premier on Wednesday, April 25th with a free public screening at 8:30 pm. Beginning on April 26 it will be screened between 12 noon and 6 pm in our theater space at 540 W. 21 St.. Curator: James O’Shea.

Artists and Other Frenchmen: portrait prints from Nanteuil to Villon

Pocket Utopia’s reopening show, a one-evening exhibition of Donald Steele’s photographs under the title The Queen and I, is followed by the gallery’s first exhibition proper, one that might also have been called The King and Others. Spanning more than three centuries of French printmaking, it assembles portraits of subjects as diverse as François I, the French king and patron of Leonardo da Vinci, and Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” as a shy six-year-old boy, to a whole parade of painters, sculptors, and engravers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Once celebrated, some of them working in the service of the French court, all but a few of these characters have since been forgotten. But not, of course, Charles Baudelaire, the poet of la vie moderne, seen here in two etchings by Marcel Duchamp’s brother Jacques Villon from around 1918.

Hannah Whitaker: The Use of Noise

In this new body of work, Whitaker presents photographs shot in diverse geographical locales: near a Hawaiian volcano, in an ancient Greek marble quarry, and in her Brooklyn studio. Mixing straight photographs with those confused by controlled light leaks, these images put disembodied textures and natural spaces in conversation with more recognizable photographic imagery.

seven @ SEVEN at the Boiler

Expanding its model of a collaborative platform for presenting and experiencing contemporary art, SEVEN will hold its first New York area exhibition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Boiler, April 28 – May 20, 2012. Seven @ SEVEN will present solo projects by one artist from each of the participating galleries. Featuring major installations, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition will fill The Boiler’s cavernous space in a co-curated, dynamic presentation. Entry to seven @ SEVEN is free. Opening party! Friday, May 4th from 6 – 9 pm. Special performances to be announced.

Dream Bridge

Dream Bridge is an original piece featuring Yara artists from New York, with actors and musicians from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. The production, created by Virlana Tkacz, is based on a Ukrainian poem by Oleh Lysheha and fragments from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (mentioned in the poem), as well as the dreams and nightmares of the participants. Dream Bridge is directed by Virlana Tkacz with designer Watoku Ueno. It features projections by Mikhail Shraga and music by electronic music composer Alla Zahaykevych from Kyiv, as well as music performed live on Kyrgyz traditional instruments by Nurbek Serkebaev. Interweaving performances in English, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz “Dream Bridge” is highly visual show and completely accessible to all audiences.


Books, Lyrics and Music by Mitch Kess. Visual elements designed by Geoffry Gertz and Christopher Musci, dramaturge by Jose Zayas, musical director David Fletcher. Featuring Scoop Slone, David Fletcher, Ashley Baier, Warren Coleman and Mitch Kess. Produced by Alice Uhl. The Carriage Horses of Central Park want freedom, whatever that is. Inspired by the Arab Spring that began in Egypt and Tunisia and reflecting on Occupy Wall Street, Horse Play explores revolution and the animal rights of the NYC carriage horses – straight from the horse’s mouth. Mischief, humor, magic and romance abound while exploring moral, political, traditional and psychological aspects of city living. Rebellion lies close to every adventure foreshadowing the chance for real change.

Tall Heights / The Brothers McCann / Little Sur

Indie record label Young Giant brings together three emerging artists from New England’s folk-rock scene for a harmony-filled night.

An Evening with Isabel & Ruben Toledo

Acclaimed fashion designer Isabel Toledo is joined by her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, to discuss her autobiography Roots of Style: Weaving Together Life, Love, and Fashion. $10 ticket price goes toward book purchase.

Lonely Christopher & Trisha Low

Lonely Christopher is a poet, playwright, and filmmaker. He is the author of The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, published in Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series from Akashic Books. His latest projects include the chapbook Poems in June (The Corresponding Society) and the feature length film MOM (Cavazos Films), which he wrote and directed. He is also the author, with Robert Snyderman and Christopher Sweeney, of the poetry volume Into (Seven CirclePress). He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Trisha Low appreciates the difference between restraint and restraints, and she’s talking about poetry, okay? She is the author of Confessions [of a variety] and Target Is Bustling And Friendly with Tyler Antoine (both from Gauss PDF). Some other things have appeared in some other things like Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, Artifice Magazine, and Elective Affinities.

Laura Parnes: County Down

County Down is a cross-platform, episodic, digital film exploring an epidemic of psychosis among the adults in a gated community that coincides with a teenage girl’s invention of a designer drug. Mirroring rave culture and the unbridled optimism around technology during the 1990s, County Down presents a society so obsessed with novelty and consumerism that it euphorically embraces its own destruction. The multigenerational cast of downtown performers and artists including: Chloe Bass, Becca Blackwell, Ellen Cantor, Patty Chang, Marti Domination, Nicole Eisenman, Jim Fletcher, James Fotopoulos, Andy Haynes, William Powhida, Emily Roysdon, Kate Valk, Stephanie Vella and Sacha Yanow. The soundtrack and musical arrangements are by Johanna Fateman, formerly of Le Tigre, and also include music by JD Samson, Wynne Greenwood, Long Hind Legs, and Lesbians On Ecstasy. Costumes and Styling are by GGrippo.


The week-long festival of performances will be kicked off with an NYU Symphony Orchestra concert. The next night features an evening of song featuring NYU’s Choral Arts Society, Men’s Glee, Women’s Choir, University Singers, Madrigal Singers, Madrigal Choir and Jazz Choir. On May 2, NYU’s Concert Band presents a concert of British Band Music and Music Education Jazz Ensemble will present a centennial tribute concert to composer and band leader Stan Kenton. The following night of A Jubilant Song is an evening of choral music performed by NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Chorale under the direction of Paul Speiser. Finally, the celebration finishes with NYU Jazz playing the music of Sy Johnson, celebrating the legendary jazz arranger and photographer through his music and images, and performing City Scapes with Combo Nuvo and a multimedia display inspired by works of artist Ellen Colcord.


The exhibition was curated by Patrick Gibson, in association with On Stellar Rays, and will feature works by artists Zipora Fried, Christoph Schlingensief, and Hans Schabus. The show cites the social psychology of Julian Rotter and his popular personality test The Locus of Control. According to Rotter, people operate on a continuum: those with a high internal locus of control believe that events result primarily from their own behavior and actions. Those with a high external locus of control conversely believe that powerful others, fate, or chance primarily determine events. Acknowledging that artworks also make claims and take positions on how and why events unfold, often contrary or in spite of the intentions of their makers, The Locus of Control turns the tables and suggests a ‘personality test’ for artworks.


Eklektikos: Short Plays and Performance Art, featuring work by Libby Emmons, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Smith, Eleni and Musical Guest Diana Joy

A Clockwork Orange Operetta (U.S. Premiere)

Toast the opening of the Festival at the bewitching Top of the Standard, with the U.S. premiere of composer Kevin Malone’s 35-minute operetta, based on recently discovered lyrics by Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange. This cabaret piece, accompanied by visuals from new media artist Onome Ekeh, will take place at our exclusive opening night reception. Celebrate the omnipotence of literature while sipping champagne with Festival guests and friends.

Little Fugitive

This groundbreaking American independent film, an inspiration to both François Truffaut and John Cassavetes, is a poetic, expressive portrait of childhood shot with non-professional actors on a portable 35mm camera specially built by co-director Engel. Seven-year-old Joey goes on the lam when his older brother fools him into thinking he’s shot and killed him, escaping to Coney Island and losing himself in a kaleidoscopic world of carousels, clowns, batting cages, hot dogs, and beaches. Flooded with vibrating Coney Island soundscapes, this beautifully shot gem captures Brooklyn’s amusement paradise at the height of its splendor.


Come to Tune your ears to the tones of song masters! Let’s stand together where we will be encompassed by the strong music of Roy Campbell, Charles Downs, and Fay Victor. We will not be alone. And we will be inspired.

Independent Art Spaces Symposium and Art Spaces Directory Launch

This symposium, comprised of two panels, celebrates and contextualizes the launch of the Art Spaces Directory, published in conjunction with the 2012 New Museum Triennial: “The Ungovernables.” The Art Spaces Directory is an international guide to the sites where contemporary art and artists are nurtured, interrogated, and sustained. With detailed profiles of over 400 art spaces from ninety-six countries, this volume is a useful tool for artists, curators, students, and the general public. In addition, it includes a series of essays and discussions contributed by Víctor Albarracín, Reem Fadda and Christine Tohme, Stefan Kalmár, Naiza H. Khan, Catalina Lozano, Elaine W. Ng, and

Punderdome 3000

PUNDERDOME 3000 will return to Littlefield on Tuesday, May 1st. Doors open at 7:30, and the competition experience begins around 8ish. Be prepared to come early if you plan on competiting — competition slots are limited to the first 24 individuals/duos to sign up.


Pioneering transgender author and activist, Kate Bornstein, has written a memoir that promises to make readers laugh, cry, and gasp out loud. Kate—fresh from her April 15th featured guest spot on MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris Perry Show—is launching her memoir along with readers Mx Justin ViVian Bond and David Harrison. The evening includes a ten-minute preview screening of Sam Feder’s upcoming documentary film, Kate Bornstein Is A Queer & Pleasant Danger.


We invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of NYC-based line Martel at End of Century. As always, there will be complimentary cocktails and the first 7 people to arrive will receive $25 off the night’s purchase. Martel is known for its unique take on shapes: structured, yet elegant and whimisical.


Leo Baeck Institute and Goethe-Institut New York present a dramatic reading of Daniel Kehlmann´s first play Ghosts in Princeton in English translation. Daniel Kehlmann will be on hand to introduce this special reading. In Ghosts of Princeton, a play of facts, fiction and philosophy, Kehlmann follows the footsteps of Viennese mathematician Kurt Gödel on his 1938 journey from Vienna to Princeton. Breakthrough thinking, brilliant logic and a self-destructive rationalism characterized Gödel’s remarkable history

Members of the Artemis Quartet with Jacques Ammon, piano

Members of the Artemis Quartet with Jacques Ammon, piano: Gregor Sigl, violin Friedemann Weigle, viola Eckart Runge, cello Jacques Ammon, piano Program: Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3 Piazzolla: “Suite del Angel” (arr. piano quartet by Eckart Runge and Jacques Ammon) Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26

Acid Mothers Temple Phantom Family Halo, Clang Quartet (btw sets)

We bring you one of the most prolific bands of the 90s and 00s with Japan’s ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE who have recorded over three dozen records and like eight bazillion singles.One of the few “hippie” bands that are cool to like. Is it because they act like the are from outerspace ? Is it because they were on the cover of Wire Magazine ?

Your Day Is My Night, an Interactive Film-Performance

The Proteus Migration Film & Video Series will host a unique cinema-performance event which will be enacted throughout our various project spaces. Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Lynne Sachs, will bring us a specially designed evening of film and integrated movement pieces based on her recent work with a group of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers.

Parsons Festival 2012

Parsons Festival 2012 showcases extraordinary work by students from the full range of Parsons’ programs. See firsthand the innovative, diverse work of tomorrow’s leaders in the world of art and design by attending thesis exhibitions, lectures, and special events throughout most of May.

And I Am Not Lying

The folks from the And I Am Not Lying blog ( are cock-rocking the NPR crowd in their new monthly residency with the best underground comedy, storytelling, burlesque and sideshow acts. This whole thing (and all of everything) is about getting together and getting EXCITED. — just turn your phones off and shout it out loud. Recurring regulars include Jeff Simmermon (storyteller featured on The Moth and This American Life) Cyndi Freeman (storyteller and burlesque performer) and Brad Lawrence (The Moth GrandSLAM champ). This month’s show features: comedy from Hari Kondabolu burlesque and storytelling from Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz And storytelling by: Brad Lawrence Cyndi Freeman Jeff Simmermon

arry Dodge: Frowntown

On the occasion of Harry Dodge’s solo exhibition at Wallspace Gallery in New York, The Kitchen hosts a screening of Dodge’s Ipse Dixit (2011), Unkillable (2011), and Fred Can Never Be Called Bald (2011). This trilogy explores the relationship between language and image, as well as the inexorability of narrative progress or momentum itself, in different tonal and formal registers. All three works derive from Dodge’s interest in the collision of our 21st-century enthrallment with the virtual world and our continued, often desperate engagement with our own physical bodies and extreme forces of nature, including that of our own mortality.

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE): Kaija Saariaho Unplugged

Evocative and otherworldly, Kaija Saariaho’s soundscapes are rich in textural and timbral detail. Known especially for her works for instruments with electronics, ICE presents this rare all-acoustic concert featuring Saariaho’s chamber works up close and personal at Roulette.


KERSTIN BRÄTSCH in conversation with MASSIMILIANO GIONI Artist Kerstin Brätsch will discuss the diversity of her practice—from her large abstract paintings to the installations made in collaboration with artist Adele Röder under the name DAS INSTITUT—with Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum, Artistic Director at the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, and recently named Artistic Director of the upcoming Venice Biennale. Brätsch gained widespread attention in the 2009 New Museum triennial Younger than Jesus, co-curated by Gioni, and she is currently working towards her highly-anticipated first solo exhibition in New York, which opens in September 2012 at Gavin Brown’s enterprise.

Now vs Now – Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Panagiotis Andreou

Now vs Now is the exploratory electro-groove power-trio by Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Marc Guiliana – 3 friends with the one goal ofdelivering explosive musical performances which defy genre and push boundaries of sound and music. They command attention with a sound which is post- current, futuristic and surprising. They are simply unlike any other instrumental trio.


Werk!: The Armitage Gone Variety Show is a riotous, multimedia extravaganza featuring the U.S. premiere of Karole Armitage’s Rave, and short works by AGD friends Will Cotton, Doug Fitch, Kalup Linzy, Aïda Ruilova, and William Wegman. Songs by Roma!


Written, designed & directed by Toni Schlesinger, followed by an Interview with The Brilliant Comedian Reno Who Confesses Everything. With performers, co-theater artists & designers: Cory Antiel, Tom Aulino, Raniah Day, Hal Eagar, Mary Griswold, Drew Hildebrand, Yoko Myoi, Nicholas Pavkovic, Fay Simpson, Meghan Maureen Williams, Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, and more. A reporter collecting accounts of human life for a book, not unlike the Book of J, which Harold Bloom believes was written by a woman, visits a six-foot puppet, who is waiting for a man to return from the sea. Others in the house, waiting in their own way, are her pet octopus, The Philosopher Fish, and more. The full-length cycle, inspired by Toni’s collection of Village Voice columns in her book, Five Flights Up (Princeton Architectural Press) is in development and will not be presented in its entirety until 2013-2014. This preview was made possible by a grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding earned Chad Harbach comparisons to the likes of Herman Melville, John Irving, and Michael Chabon. He celebrates its paperback release with a reading and signing. About The Art of Fielding: At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for the big leagues until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.


James Fuentes is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition by Noam Rappaport (Born 1974, Sweden). Rappaport works simultaneously on varied but related groups of works that explore the intersections of painting, sculpture, and drawing, through multiple methods of mark making and construction. Employing the offset and the partial image, large, shaped canvases provide a specific counterpoint to the exhibition. At once semi-figurative and semi-architectural, these paintings suggest a continuous play between image and object. Looking back at the viewer, and seeking to evoke a draw and repel, this work highlights the viewer’s position in relation to the artwork.

Micah Ballard & Joanne Kyger

Micah Ballard’s recent books include Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011), Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009), Poems from the New Winter Palace (Arrow as Aarow, 2010), and Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006). He co-edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions, is on the editorial board for the Contemporary Poetry series at UNO Press, and works for the MFA in Writing Program at USF. He lives in San Francisco with poet Sunnylyn Thibodeaux and their daughter, Lorca. Joanne Kyger, a native Californian, is the author of many books of poetry. Her more recent are ABOUT NOW: COLLECTED POEMS, AS EVER: SELECTED POEMS, NOT VERACRUZ, and LO & BEHOLD. She will be teaching again this summer at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program.

Peter and Adam Go to Coney Island

With 24 Moth Slam wins and 3 GrandSlam championships between them, Peter Aguero and Adam Wade know how to spin a yarn. Adam hails from New Hampshire and calls Hoboken his home. He performs all over NYC as a guest and produces “Tales of The Cosmos,” “Whatever Happened To The Nerds,” and the long-running “ADAM WADE FROM NH SHOW.” Peter is proudly from New Jersey and makes his nest in Queens with his lovely wife. He hosts shows for The Moth and is the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC’s Hardest-Drinking Improvised Storytelling Rock Band. Come watch these two mainstays of the NYC storytelling community trade tales back and forth in front of your very eyes. Love, Anger, Joy, and Bittersweet Melancholy are on the menu for this carnival of the senses.


WE THE PEOPLE, is an installation and interactive exhibition exploring our collective personal roles, and the choices we make, in our communities and countries. Are our intentions, as Marcus Aurelius pointed out, noble or vulgar? Are we conscious of our choices and intentions, or blithely unaware? Although Flores proposes some answers based on her own observations, she raises some interesting and very timely questions. Flores, a global citizen, has studied in Strasbourg, Guadalajara, London, and New York City. Her work has been shown in Copenhagen, Mexico City, and recently this February in Guadalajara at the Museo de la Ciudad. CREON is pleased to present, WE THE PEOPLE, her first solo exhibition in New York City.

Ivy Baldwin

Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House—with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness—Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements, through dance, drama, sound, and setting. Ambient Cowboy will be performed by Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, and Ivy Baldwin, with sound design by Justin Jones, set design by Anna Schuleit, and lighting design by Chloë Z. Brown.

RYAN BLOTNICK’S SAUT-E SARMAD Mat Maneri, viola; Michael Blake, tenor sax; Ryan Blotnick, guitar; Perry Wortman, bass; Randy Peterson, drums

RYAN BLOTNICK’S SAUT-E SARMAD Mat Maneri, viola; Michael Blake, tenor sax; Ryan Blotnick, guitar; Perry Wortman, bass; Randy Peterson, drums

The Caretaker

Jonathan Pryce—two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner (Miss Saigon, Hamlet) and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)—leads a compelling cast in this major revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. This superb production by Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse/Theatre Royal Bath won glowing reviews in London and Liverpool for its penetrating new take on the play—and for Pryce’s tour-de-force performance as a repellant, darkly funny, and deeply human Davies.

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Pavel Zuštiak + Palissimo Company (NYC) The Painted Bird (Part III): Strange Cargo

In this capstone of the acclaimed The Painted Bird trilogy, choreographer Pavel Zuštiak collaborates with composer Christian Frederickson & Ryan Rumery to plunge into assumptions of refuge and home. The urge to survive is inherent, the feeling of otherness is universal and yet reality shifts the minute the desire to belong is turned inside out.

Asad Faulwell Empty Vessels

Delving deeper into the lives of female combatants from The Battle of Algiers, Asad Faulwell continues his fascination with these heroines, depicting their ordeals with genuine beauty and striking color. Beginning to focus more on the narrative of their stories, Les Femmes D’Alger #15, a 14-foot diptych full of exquisite detail, illustrates the psychological repercussions of violence and punishment on Djamila Bouhired, the heroin depicted in the work. Examining her figure at various stages of the war, the work includes her after her capture, signing her confession letter after being tortured and making an appearance at her murder trial in France. It is meant to express the guilt associated with the violence she inflicted on others as well as the psychological and physical torture she endured. Entangled in abstract pattern and color, the work draws influence from Middle Eastern textiles and mosaics found in ancient buildings.


JANA EULER at Reel Fine Arts

Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present Will Yackulic: And Now You’re Here, an exhibition of new paintings. Yackulic’s new works are from a series titled “Assisted Stain Paintings”. Working outdoors, he pours ink, paint and dye on and through canvas. The canvas captures part of the pigment, staining it and creating random patterns. Yackulic manipulates the still-wet pigment and fabric through twisting and folding, and a kind of topographical indexing occurs. Further “assistance” occurs in the cropping and stretching process. The resulting compositions obscure the paintings’ facture; the stains coalesce into semi-recognizable forms evocative of geological formations, bodies of water or landscapes.

Once Upon a Time in the Bronx

This collaborative visual story telling project recreates the card game and creates a Forum Theater that will be presented at the Home. Artist Melanie Crean, working with&n more

A Platform Series Talk About CLYBOURNE PARK

The winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, CLYBOURNE PARK is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the relative value of each. Now playing on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.


Written and composed by Ellen Maddow and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll. Sluice and Suzy Q, well past their youth, perform a subterranean pop music concert, accompanied by back up singers and a rock band, The Peripherals. They sing eclectic, original songs that juxtapose pop music and stories of peripheral people, who slip by unnoticed but whose lives are unexpectedly deep, colorful, complex, subtle and unique.

Light Asylum (Album Release Party!)

The debut full-length album by LIGHT ASYLUM has been a long time coming, but not without rabid anticipation. As their self-released In Tension EP circulated and resonated with new leagues of listeners worldwide, the reputation of duo Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello sweltered via their intense live show, collaborations, and remixes. LIGHT ASYLUM marks Funchess’ and Coviello’s return to the recorded fray with renewed intent, emotion and visceral energy, all to powerful effect.

Who Builds Your Architecture?

With architects building globally – often disconnected from their own cultural and political contexts – what is their responsibility toward the workers who construct their buildings? Frequently designed by star architects from far away, dazzling towers, university campuses, museums, and office complexes are rising in the United Arab Emirates, the Near and the Far East, but where do the workers who build them come from? Where do they live, and what is their legal status? This panel probes whether the architect’s “uninhibited creative expression” is dependent on cheap labor performed by seasonal laborers, and what the ethical possibilities of new technologies might be that are transforming design and engineering but also reduce manual labor-intensive construction methods.

Moonmen On The Moon, Man / Cavedweller / Paper Fleet / No Fun

Moonmen On The Moon, Man just released their debut 8-song EP entitled, Maan via CAPE SHOK. Moonmen on the Moon, Man’s songs are fast, catchy bursts of janglepunk played by Andy Bodor (booker and co-owner of Cake Shop), Isabel Martin (ex Yellow Fever), Roxanne Lange along with a rotating cast of musicians.

ARTISTS SALON Robin, Angelo, Josh, and Tom, hosts

This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe–from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future–to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what’s cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.

Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers/ Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days/Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS /Bonnie Lane: Sleepless /Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target

Pattern Variants: Directed by Buzz Evers Jasmine Johnson: Glory Days Richard Kostelanetz: AVANT-GARDE EROTICAS Bonnie Lane: Sleepless Billy Friebele: Traversing/Suburban: Target

Judith of Shimoda

Written on the country estate of Hella Wuolijoki during Brecht’s time of exile in Finland, The Judith of Shimoda examines the story of a Japanese geisha, Okichi, in late 19th century Japan. Revered as national folklore, Okichi is credited with mending the relationship between Japan and the United States after Japan’s refusal to enter trade agreements on American terms following the Japanese legislation to open trade with the West. In this play, Brecht analyzes one country’s immediate response to a woman who destined to become a national hero and asks “what happened after the heroic deed”.

Nightsongs from a Neighbouring Village: Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty

Night Songs from a Neighboring Village (Michael Alpert-voice, violin, guitar, accordion and Julian Kytasty -voice, bandura) is a concert program pairing two musical traditions – East European Jewish and Ukrainian – that have existed side by side and interacted for centuries, mirroring the complex relationship between the two peoples that have nurtured them.

Fiction Reading Heidi Julavits and Jesmyn Ward

Heidi Julavits’s new novel is “The Vanishers” (Doubleday, 2012). Jesmyn Ward’s (pictured) novel, “Salvage the Bones” (Bloomsbury USA, 2011), won the National Book Award for fiction.



Threefifty Returns to The Monkey

We’re coming back to the Monkey to play our first show there in over two years. If you’ve never been it is an incredible space to see music. We’ll be splitting the show with our buddy Pietro Russino and Hypnofolk.

Disintegration of Legion brought to you by the Ben Pagano Band, Senor Blasto, and Matthew Silver

Hosted by MATTHEW SILVER two hours of music from: SENOR BLASTO (nathan dyer) feat. Jun Takanagy on drums and Ben Pagano on synthesizers From the realms of space stood one warrior, guitar in hand, ready to take over the world with his super psychic groove abilities. With his alien intuition, blasto conjures your feelings into a sexy melting pot of fluff and funk butter. Prepare to shift into a realm far away from this Williamsburg bar. (the) BEN PAGANO BAND feat Nathan Dyer on guitar and Jun Takanagy on Drums. Ladies and gentlemen this is the first show of a new project risen from the depths of Bushwick. After hours of practicing in our own sweat blood and tears, Nate Dyer, Ben Pagano, and Jun Takanagy are ready to take on our first stage and melt brains away into the abyss of musical ecstasy.

We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium

“We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium,” asks both what is at stake and what is made possible by embracing difference as a queer strategy within contemporary art, politics, and society. The two-day symposium conceived by performance studies scholar Raegan Truax-O’Gorman and artist Carlos Motta is moderated by Ann Pellegrini, director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.

Dance Your Values

Come to a rocking dance party in support of Shop Your Values Week. #SYVW involves thousands of New Yorkers pledging to shop locally, ethically and sustainably from May 3-10 in NYC in support of hundreds of businesses that are engaging their community, supporting employees and improving the environment.

Stephen Rush – Digital Music Ensemble
7:30, 8:30pm-

Who’s on: 1st Set: Robert Ashley’s in memoriam… “Kit Carson” Opera 2nd set: Stephen Rush’s US Grant – “A fluxkit Opera” Date: May 4 (Friday), 5 (Saturday) 1st set: 7:30pm 2nd set: 8:30pm

Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt (Australian, b. 1960) is a filmmaker, video artist, and photographer whose stylistic experiments draw upon both popular culture and her own background, examining subjects such as Aboriginal subjugation, maternal domination, gender stereotypes, and class division. Her most recent video series, Montages, is a decade-long labor of love in which Moffatt and her editor, Gary Hillberg, create “hymns to cinema” by mining Hollywood films to craft new narratives relevant to Moffatt’s themes. This retrospective of Moffatt’s films and videos offers a comprehensive look at her moving-image oeuvre. All films are from Australia and written and directed by Tracey Moffat.


Adapted and directed by Rosie Goldensohn, Designer: Anthony Morin, Costumes: Enver Charkatash, Stage Manager: Eryk Aughenbaugh, Company: Norma Butikofer, Dave Cash, Alex Delinois, Nicholas Elliott, Britt Faulkner, Sean Fortune, Jack Frederick, John Gasper, Paige Martin, Gavin Price, Samantha Seerman, Audrey Stanfield, George Trevlakis and Nathan Truman. You know that thing of how on some level you kind of expect to graduate into your life being better at some point? What if your life actually isn’t going to get better? Well, either way, come enjoy Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters in real New Jersey standard vernacular. Rosie Goldensohn and the St. Fortune Collective present a new translation of the classic play that hovers somewhere between then and now, pretend and not-pretend, reverence and rebellion.

UNTITLED – (for light and sound) Richard Kamerman: Visuals, Gill Arno: Audio Richard Garet: Visuals, Wolfgang Gil: Audio

Two collaborative audiovisual sets drawing attention to experimentation and extended techniques to both moving image and sound. This event will include in a performance setting 4 artists whose work range within approaches such as improvisation, composition, installation, film and video screenings, and interdisciplinary methods that challenge both artistic practice and audience’s reception.

Andrew Bird Patrick Watson

Bird will celebrate the release of Break It Yourself with a North American tour set to kick off in Texas in mid-March. All concert tickets will be bundled with a unique musical package including a redemption code to download Break It Yourself upon release date (March 6). Ticketbuyers will also receive a download of Fake Conversations, a live EP culled from Bird’s fall 2011 tour, and a second souvenir live EP from the Spring 2012 tour.


Translated from Spanish, “volver” means “to go back” or “to return.” Each of the works in the exhibition evokes a memory, a historical reference or a rich culture now lost. The artist’s unique connection to his or her own history takes us back even as we keep both feet on the ground.


Philippe Petit//PAS//David First//Long Distance Poison/lucio menegon

Karl Holmqvist

Karl Holmqvist May 4 – June 2, 2012 OPENING FRIDAY MAY 4, 9PM PERFORMANCE 11:30PM

Ernst Caramelle untitled

Tracy Williams, Ltd. is pleased to announce our second solo exhibition of recent works by Ernst Caramelle. For untitled, Caramelle will present new gesso paintings, “anonymous images”, watercolors, and “sun” drawings alongside a site-specific intervention on the gallery windows in a dialogue with the High Line and 23rd Street.

2012 Alumni Reading

Matthew Cariello’s debut poetry collection is “A Boat That Can Carry Two” (Bordighera Press, 2011). Poet Fran Castan’s second book, “Venice: City That Paints Itself” (Canio’s Editions, 2010) features her poems alongside paintings by Lewis Zacks. She is at work on “Silence Has So Many Voices: Sonnets for Siv Cedering,” to be published in 2012. Sheela Chari’s novel for children, “Vanished,” debuted in 2011 (Hyperion Books). Joanne Diaz’s first book of poems, “The Lessons,” was published by Silverfish Review Press in 2011. Rashad Harrison’s debut novel, “Our Man in the Dark,” was released by Atria/Simon &Schuster in 2011. “Neighborhood Register” (CavanKerry Press, 2011) is poet Marcus Jackson’s first collection. Austin LaGrone’s first book of poems, “Oyster Perpetual,” appeared from Lost Horse Press is 2011. Poet Laren McClung is the author of “Between Here and Monkey Mountain” (Sheep Meadow Press, 2012) Jillian Medoff is the author of three novels, most recently “I Couldn’t Love

MIXOLOGY: Toni Dove: Spectropia with R. Luke Dubois

A live-mix cinema event, a scratchable movie performed by Toni Dove and project software designer R. Luke DuBois: video DJs playing a movie instrument. Spectropia is a sci-fi hybrid featuring time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir in a drama set in England, 2099 and in New York City, 1931, following the Great Crash. Live performers orchestrate onscreen characters through a mix of film, performance, and a system of motion sensing that serves as a cinematic instrument, creating a narrative form that is part video game, part feature film, and part VJ mashing. The audience sees through characters eyes, hears their interior thoughts, and virtual characters break the wall speaking live to the audience .. anything can happen!


John McNeil, trumpet; Bill McHenry, tenor sax; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Joe Martin, bass; Rodney Green, drums Since this gig is on May 4th, the members of Urban Legend were torn about whether to celebrate Ron Carter’s birthday or that of conservative commentator George Will. Normally in these situations the jazz birthday wins out, but George Will did write a commendable book about baseball, and such contributions cannot and should not be ignored. At the group’s weekly barbecue and sewing bee the controversy raged back and forth and threatened to sunder the good fellowship of the band.

Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You

Exhibition dates May 4 – May 27, 2012 Opening Reception: May 4th 6 – 9PM Featuring performance by Marni Kotak Artists: Jeanie Choi, Camilo Godoy, Ted Kerr, James Richards, Aldrin Valdez, Sam Vernon

Randi & Katrine: The Tourist Gaze

In ”The Tourist Gaze” Copenhagen-based artist duo Randi & Katrine have created a large-scale installation exploring the context of the Flux Factory gallery and its history as a former greeting card factory. The installation is comprised of a grid of buildings, with each rooftop containing its own world of unique pleasure, seduction, and playfulness. The viewer is invited to walk between the structures and watch each narrative unfold throughout the city. On one roof an abstracted pinewood forest grows, while the next roof displays ”Twistee Treat,” a fictional pineapple factory with a fabricated history.

My Rainbow World- The Continuing Adventures in Rainbow Cloud City

My Rainbow World- The Continuing Adventures in Rainbow Cloud City May 5th K-Holes Record Release Party With Call of the Wild Hard Nips Dj Micki Dj Kid Congo Powers

Emerging Writers Reading Series William Johnson, Guest Author

Emerging Writers Reading Series William Johnson, Guest Author

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs , LOL BOYS, French Horn Rebellion (DJ Set)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs , LOL BOYS, French Horn Rebellion (DJ Set)

Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama

Show Real Drama is written and directed by artist Keren Cytter, and based on the life of two of her actors, Susie Meyer and Fabian Stumm. Having graduated from the University of Acting in Salzburg, Germany, Meyer and Stumm soon find themselves unemployed and isolated from the entertainment business in old Europe. After countless failed attempts to get hired, they decide to write and direct scenes for their own showreels. For Show Real Drama, the pair presents these videos, recounting the experiences they had while filming. With an alternating mix of elegant dance and violent movement, their acting shifts from classical drama to existential embarrassment, while their story unfolds through repetitions of text and gestures, shuttling between seemingly improvised moments to choreographed movements, creating a fractured yet empathetic storyline.

Chin Chih Yang

This project will be primarily made of cans and other recyclable materials (Industrial cables, plastic and hospital use oxygen tube and more). The artist looks for a conservational aesthetic in a society for the most part dedicated to waste. Not only do the cans have aesthetic features themselves such as shape, color, texture, and a certain relationship to light, the sheer multitude of cans used in the installation shows how much more waste would have gone into the landscape had it not been for the Chin Chieh Yang’s creative endeavor with this project.

Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C)/PEN WORLD VOICES

This event ties into Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C), an art installation created by R. Justin Stewart and curated by Risa Shoup. Writers will interact with a sculpture as they read about what we as humans are (or are not) perpetually waiting for. Jennifer Egan, Karl O. Knausgaard, Luc Sante, and others will be reading.

Catch 50

Catch, “everyone’s favorite” multidisciplinary performance and video series, presents rough-and-ready short works by New York’s most exciting artists, curated with reckless delicacy by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons. Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2003 by Jenny Seastone Stern as a home for the emerging avant-garde, Catch has become an integral part of the downtown community, presenting both short and in-progress works by Tere O’Connor, Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, Jennifer Monson, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Dean Moss, Young Jean Lee, Miguel Gutierrez, Christopher Williams, Karinne Keithley, Adrienne Truscott, Neal Medlyn, Faye Driscoll, Ivy Baldwin, Ann Liv Young, Kenny Mellman, Jeanine Durning, Beth Gill, John Moran, Sibyl Kempson, Robbinschilds, Dynasty Handbag, Sam Kim, Luciana Achugar, Witness Relocation, Chris Yon, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, the Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, the Debate Society, the National Theater of the United States of America….

Musical Performance: Alan Kushan, santur

Alan Kushan has passed through multifarious phases of musical composition and performance ranging from focus on traditional Eastern music to fusions of Western Classical and Eastern mystical music to jazz and world as well as avant-garde styles on his self-made santur. He will continue to audaciously and earnestly experiment across cultural boundaries in this musical performance. Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm

Rebecca Morgan Cabin Fever
1pm, 6pm-

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.

DERBY DAY@Pete’s Candy Store

IT’S KENTUCKY DERBY DAY! Being that most perspicacious of days, when the colts—and the occasional liberated filly—race for the roses! Come join us at PETE’S CANDY STORE for our 6th annual Kentucky Derby Festivities. The diversions are as ample as a debutante’s creamed bosom, all offered in tribute to the 90 second eternity that is the Derby itself.

Shana Moulton The Line Where Your Appearance Flips Over Into Reality

Agape Enterprise is pleased to present a performance/installation of new work by Shana Moulton. The line where your appearance flips over into reality will consist of arrangements of altered found objects, including banners, string, and home decorations. Colored strings will tie disparate objects together, demonstrating a Dutch physical therapy approach called String Therapy. During her performance, Ms. Moulton will take a personality test and trace the results in a 3-dimensional enneagram (a nine-sided figure used in a particular system of analysis to represent the spectrum of possible personality types). Objects will be moved into and out of ambiguous alignments until highly personal and potentially shameful revelations are revealed through a musical soundtrack.

ARETÉ Ensemble: Get Your Gamel-On! Part IV Pianists Melinda Faylor and Manon Hutton-DeWys, violinist Jennifer Choi, and percussionist Frederick Trumpy

The sound of the Gamelan orchestra, with its complex, interlocking rhythmic patterns and shimmering overtones has long been an inspiration to musicians, especially in the realm of classical music. On Cinco De Mayo, celebrate the fourth concert in New York based ARETÉ Ensemble’s series that explores the influence of Indonesian Gamelan on contemporary chamber music. Featured on this concert are Paul Dresher’s Double Ikat Trio for violin, piano and percussion, a tightly woven and highly melodic work with an extensive percussion battery of vibraphone, glockenspiel, and marimba. In this work, named for the weaving style of doubly dyed thread common in South East Asia, Dresher creates a rich variety of bell sounds that are imitative of the Gamelan. Also on the program areLeopold Godowsky’s Java Suite for solo piano as well as solo piano works by John Adams and Claude Debussy. Pianists Melinda Faylor and Manon Hutton-DeWys, violinist Jennifer Choi, and percussionist Frederick Trumpy bring th

Mex and the City & Que Bajo?! present Cinco De Gallo

MEX and the CITY and Qué Bajo?! once again present “Cinco de Gallo”, a night dedicated to electro folklore, digital cumbia, and tropical bass with resident Qué Bajo?! DJs Uproot Andy and Geko Jones and a stellar line up of musical guests. Now on its 3rd consecutive year, Cinco de Gallo highlights contemporary Mexican culture in New York, and showcases both folkloric traditions and emerging Mexican talent. This year’s all-star line up features Tejano rapper Chingo Bling and DJ Sonora.


Experience MIRF and the Peter Pan Posse transform legendary Lower East Side gallery, Tribes, into a nineties time capsule. The space will be bombed floor to ceiling by some of New York’s most loved (or hated) graffiti artists. Renowned LES documenter, Clayton Patterson, will display photos from the early nineties as life-sized images mounted on the graffitied walls. Come celebrate the history of the Lower East Side we love and miss with the legends who saw it all, in a gallery that helped make it what it was and continues breathing life into what it is.

26th Street pARTy

As a festive community response to Chelsea Night, late openings during Frieze NY, the galleries and arts organizations on 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues are throwing a block party, from 6 to 9pm. With the block transformed into a pedestrian plaza, visitors are encouraged to explore the exhibitions on view in 26th Street’s 35+ participating galleries and project spaces, enjoy live music and congregate and linger while sampling culinary delights from the city’s top food trucks. Galleries will be open until 8pm. Food trucks and entertainment will continue until 9pm. The event was organized in partnership with neighborhood organizations Art Station, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Friends of the High Line with sponsors including Brooklyn Brewery, The Serve, BAGGU, and Hotel Americano, along with media sponsors artnet and Artlog.

Spectropia Suite: Toni Dove, R. Luke Dubois, Elliott Sharp & the 31 Band, Guest Starring Barbara Sukowa

Elliott Sharp and the ’31 Band perform “Spectropia Suite” with live video performed by Toni Dove and R. Luke DuBois Guest Starring Barbara Sukowa For the score to Toni Dove’s Spectropia, an interactive media event set in a possible England in 2099 and in New York City in 1931 after the stock market crash, composer Sharp created two different noir sound-worlds: for the future, one of distressed computers and tortured guitars; for New York 1931, one based on an imagined meeting of the musics of Duke Ellington and Edgar Varese. The song “This Time That Place” appears in various versions heard throughout the film: as a tango, as a feedbacked guitar solo, as a swing tune, a classical piano etude and as a rock ballad sung on the Neos CD. The Neos CD also included The Sirius String Quartet (Jennifer Choi & Ester Noh – violins, Ron Lawrence – viola and Tomas Ulrich – cello).


“E-Vapor-8″, titled after a 1992 track by the rave band Altern 8, explores the influence and relationship between contemporary art and rave and electronic music culture. Here everything can be taken from ‘the archive’ and reworked – the surface glare of squeaky voice, the speed of imagery and sound, infantalist fashion, smiley faces, pirate radio, fractal imagery, hyper color fluorescents, sample-style editing processes, found footage of dancing and parties, Spiral Tribe’s politicization, and kiddie-rave pop songs. There are more serious ideas behind the visual and aural melting pot. Ideas around community, technology, intellectual and physical freedom, rebellion and myth-making all play into this wave of contemporary work.

Ben Spatz | Maximilian Balduzzi / Urban Research Theater

Rite of the Butcher, created and performed by Ben Spatz, is a visceral fable about the power of fantasy, told by the Butcher—refugee, criminal, shaman—through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. This full-length solo will be followed by Requiem- second movement a new work created and performed by Maximilian Balduzzi.

Performance Art by: Nyugen E Smith, Essi Kausalainen, John Bonafede, Rebecca Jampol

Performance Art by: Nyugen E Smith, Essi Kausalainen, John Bonafede, Rebecca Jampol



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 Annual Earth

Celebrations Hudson River Pageant Needs Artists, Volunteers, Interns

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

Call for entries, 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!
03/01/2012-07/12/2012 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.

Puppet & Costume Workshops

Costume Workshops every Wednesday 6-9pm with Artist-in-Residence Soule Golden Puppet Workshops every Saturday 12-4pm with Artists-in-Residence Lucrecia Novoa @Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Teatro LATEA Rm. #201 (107 Suffolk St. btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side. Contact

Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 1, 2012.

Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers

The Center for Book Arts invites applications for Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The next section of this seminar is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, June 6 through 10. The seminar is tuition free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Those selected must attend the entire five-day workshop. Deadline May 1, 2012.


We invite artists, cyclists, racers, commuters, enthusiasts and Sunday-riders from around the globe to submit their most compelling and creative cycling-related imagery! If biking inspires your art, your art is directly about bicycles/travel, you use bicycles to make sculptures or custom bikes, or if you put a camera on your helmet before bombing down a moutainside – we want to see it! Our goal is to create the most dynamic, engaging, inspiring and fun collection of bike art/imagery ever collected in one place. As well, following the slideshow, Peloton Magazine will select one piece to be published in the magazine! Submission deadline: Monday April 30th.

New Works Residency 2012/13

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.

Get Help Visually Presenting Your Issue

Center for Urban Pedagogy is looking for complex policy issues that need visual explanation for the 2012/13 round of Making Policy Public. We seek advocates with a constituency who would directly benefit from a visual break-down of their issue. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy. Applicants must be able to attend meetings in New York City.


Dimanche Rouge is looking for experimental performance proposals in all formats for the festival Bellastock, Experimental Architecture to take place on the Ile St. Denis, France. Dimanche Rouge’s performances will be programmed from 10am till 4pm on May 20, 2012.

Open Call for Artists: Northside Open Studios

Now in it’s third year, Northside Open Studios is a way to help connect local artists with the community by bringing the public into the studio space. We know that you toil in there 365 days per year–let June 17th be the day that we show some appreciation for the work that has made North Brooklyn one of the most vibrant and prolific art scenes in the country. Plus, an open-door policy means plenty of eyeballs on your work. If you were a part of Northside Open Studios last year, won’t you join us again? And if you weren’t, we’d be more than happy to have you. We want to see it all–painting, sculpture, screen printing, videos–surprise us!


The In Practice program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2013. Artists selected for the In Practice program will receive a $500 honoraria and up to $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel, housing, or accommodation costs.


In an election year, it is important for all U.S. citizens to do their patriotic duty. For that reason, The Brick is extending its annual Summer Theme Festival Series with DEMOCRACY, an experiment in civic curation that asks audiences to vote for the shows that will participate in our traditional June festival. From there, they will compete with each other during a runoff election cycle in June.


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.

Get Help Visually Presenting Your Issue

Center for Urban Pedagogy is looking for complex policy issues that need visual explanation for the 2012/13 round of Making Policy Public. We seek advocates with a constituency who would directly benefit from a visual break-down of their issue. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy. Applicants must be able to attend meetings in New York City.

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