THE WEEK/WEEKEND: Nov 15th-21st.

 

SANDY FUNDRAISERS: 

WAW CLOSING AND SANDY FUNDRAISER
FLAVORS / SANDY RELIEF FUNDRAISER
Sandy Hates Books Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Foley Gallery presents #SANDY
THE SECRET CITY: ANCESTORS AND 3rd ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
QMA ROCKAWAY FUNDRAISER
WHITE BOX FUNDRAISER (RED HOOK)
House of Yes
Jalopy Theatre And Friends Present: A Benefit to Restore Red Hook-Starring Rosanne Cash at THE BELL HOUSE
New Amsterdam Headquarters Fundraiser
Soup Bowl Fundraiser at EAT (Greenpointers)
THE KITCHEN: FUNDRAISER
Donations for Printed Matter

MORE EVENTS:

Kid Koala 12 bit Blues Vinyl Vaudeville
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 21st

KID KOALA presents 12 bit Blues! The VINYL VAUDEVILLE TOUR To celebrate the release of his new album ’12 bit Blues’ featuring KID KOALA and HIS INCREDIBLE DANCING MACHINES! And introducing kid k’s very special guests: ADIRA AMRAM AND THE EXPERIENCE (NYC)

Calico Presents “Bad on its Own”
Calico (67 West St)
November 16 – December 2, 2012

Technically, a tree falling in the woods doesn’t make a sound unless the resonance has an eardrum to bounce off of – an argument that only stands under the assumption that the “anyone” in the famous question is a human being. Yet the crash displays independence even within its own nature. The tree falls despite our ears and despite its own roots.Art also provides an example of an imaginary sentience, and “Bad on its Own” is a particularly mischievous one. Pairing the malleable found textile patterns of Amanda Browder with “nature” paintings by Martin Esteves, the show demonstrates a pretend awareness through a more puckish spite; but art isn’t actually aware of itself, so the line treads wearily between a straight face and a smirk. Browder’s oversized installations create optical hallucinations from the simplest found sources. Her materials have been freed from all practical intentions and aren’t afraid to let you know it. Esteves’ paintings highlight the fact that nature is mean spirited already, regardless of human interferences such as greenhouse effects or global warming. Both artists’ mix of beauty and farce are what gives this show its title. The word “Bad” here means an intentional state.

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra/Sven Ratzke with special guest Joey Arias/Alice Smith
Joe’s Pub
11:30 PM – November 16 

There comes a time in every artist’s life when they have to step into the spotlight on their own terms. For Janet, it was about Control. For Prince, it was about Emancipation. But for Alice Smith, it’s the art (and hard-won battle) of simply being herself. The NYC-bred singer/songwriter/producer, known for her 4-octave vocal range and stunning stage presence, made a name for herself with her critically-acclaimed 2006 debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me, released on BBE Records. At the time, her artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves garnered a passionate following that packed venues like NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Joe’s Pub, while Vibe Magazine gushed that her sound “evoke[s] Fiona Apple’s finest material.” Her single “Dream” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative category.

DREW CONRAD, AIN’T DEAD YET
Fitzroy Gallery
November 15, 2012 – January 20, 2013

Jeffrey Gibson
Marc Strauss
November 18 – December 23, 2012

Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice of more than a decade since the completion of his Master of Arts degree in painting at The Royal College of Art, London in 1998 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995.

SUGAR presents: Expressly Physical
449 Troutman St. #3-5, third fl. buzz #21
opening reception: Sunday Nov. 18th, 4-7pm

The Bunker (Untold/Bryan Kasenic/Nihal Ramchandani)
285 Kent
Saturday, Nov 15

Jack Dunning’s production work as Untold has reinvigorated the climate of dancefloors around the globe. Through his work with Hessle Audio, Clone, R&S and Hotflush, Dunning elevated dubstep to uncharted territories, combining it with grime, jungle and more recently techno. A lot of his music is truly alien and doesn’t really easily fit into any of these categories. Through his label, Hemlock Recordings, he has continued this pioneering role – discovering James Blake and releasing groundbreaking work from Ramadanman and Breton. Untold recently releasing his most comprehensive work to date – the three part EP “Change in a Dynamic Environment” (which you can hear in full on his Soundcloud). We’ve been eager to bring back Untold ever since he played the set of the night at the fist Bass Mutations at The Bunker at Unsound Festival New York back in 2010.


Mind Over Mirrors + Miguel Gutierrez

Fri, November 16, 2012 – 8:00pm
Actors Fund: 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Mind Over Mirrors, AKA Jaime Fennelly, performs with dancer and musician Miguel Gutierrez as part of Fennelly’s two-night residency at ISSUE Project Room. After four years of constant collaboration, trans-continental performance, cohabitation and detritus exorcising from 2001 – 2004 as their duo Sabotage and the early formative years of The Powerful People, this evening marks the first time Fennelly and Gutierrez have performed together in over eight years.

THE LITTLE TOP CIRCUS & MEDICINE SHOW/HEART OF DARKNESS W/GREG BARRIS
Union Hall
Sat, Nov 17

Calling the low, the weak, and the ungodly! Calling the faithless, the mentally infirm, and the spiritually bereft! This is the end of days and that rumble in the distance is the wagons of The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show, rolling into town to save your sad sinner’s soul. Led by the evangelically infamous Good Reverend Doctor Professor Elucius Clay, this band of befouled lowlifes will horrify (watch as Stitch the Geek mutilates his own flesh!), flummox (recoil at Bobby Phobia’s feats of physiology), mystify (witness the Good Reverend’s holy fingersmithery, learned unto him in the Orient!) and titillify (surrender to the undulant charms of burlesque!), all to the blood-stirring sounds of musicianers Doc Minch, plus Ratty Mousebites & Miz E of The Hot Sardines.

The Poetry Brothel’s 327th Annual Masquerade [Rescheduled]
The Back Room: 102 Norfolk Street
Nov 18th

Guests are encouraged to come in disguise and inhabit an alter ego. Featured readers include Ariana Reines, Dorothea Lasky, Jennifer Tamayo, and Angelo Nikolopoulos! Other poetry whores include Will Brewer, Seth Oelbaum as Reinhardt Gobbles, Carina Finn as Cherry Cherie, Lisa Marie Basile as Luna Liprari, Meghann Plunkett as Echo Rose, Lauren Hunter as Harriett Van Os, Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein as Elka, Rachel Herman-Gross as Simone, Rachel Boyadjis as Cosette Chapiteau, and Evan Burton as Buster Van Orson The night will include burlesque performances by Moxie Sazerac and Luna Liprari, tarot readings by Robert Cunningham, body painting by Liz Belomlinsky, sleight of mind performances from Who Is Cooper, AND we’ll enjoy live music by Karen Marie Richardson, better known as Stella Sinclair of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.

Short & Sweet: The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
Union Docs
Sunday, November 18 at 7:30pm

The BFC will present a night of short films by its members.  Diverse skill sets and wide interests converge at the collective’s weekly meetings, where members present works-in-progress to receive feedback and criticism from their peers.  Beyond the workshops, members share resources, ideas, gear, and crew-power.  The collective is also excited to present the Brooklyn premier of Alex Mallis’ short documentary, Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest.

My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force
Powerhouse Arena
Nov 16th

PowerHouse Arena celebrates the launch of My Ideal Bookshelf and presents an exhibition of prints from the book, which will be displayed on the Arena walls. Writer Thessaly La Force interviewed dozens of prominent artists, writers, chefs, and thinkers, to create this loving homage to book collecting illustrated by artist Jane Mount.

Perpetual Recombination : Ian Trask Solo Exhibition
Recession Art
OPENING, Saturday, November 17, 6–10pm

In Perpetual Recombination, Recession Art’s  featured artist Ian Trask presents a collection of sculptures that visualize an evolved interplay between concept, material and technique.  The show’s title refers to the exchange of material between chromosomes during meiosis (cell division) and the resulting recombination of maternal and paternal DNA, a process that perpetuates genetic diversity of species and biodiversity of ecosystems.  By analogy, this body of work represents nearly a decade of creative evolution.  The combinatorial potential between the materials Trask collects and the processes he applies over time generate an elaborate diversity of forms all descended from a fundamental intuitive origin.

PEPPE VOLTARELLI: THE JOURNEY, THE FATHER, THE MEMBERSHIP”/TARRAS BAND
Barbes
Sat 11/17

Based in Bologna, Italy, Peppe Voltarelli was the leader of Calabrian folk rock group Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti. In 2005, he starred in the cult movie “The true legend of Tony Vilar” about the search for an argentinean-Italian singer, and then embarked on a solo career, using his dual background as musician and performance artist. His new show is a look the Italian heritage through songs that shaped the global Italian identity and Peppe’s own career.

First Look: Aboveground Animation
New Museum
11/17

Artist and curator Casey Jane Ellison will present twenty short-form animations from Aboveground Animation, the online archive and roving exhibition platform she founded in 2008. The screening is staged in conjunction with First Look, the New Museum’s Digital Project series—through which a selection of animations from Aboveground Animation, exploring 3-D renderings of post-human forms, premiered in October. For this screening, Ellison will present a more expansive selection of Aboveground Animation. Made by an international group of emerging artists, the featured works take up a variety of themes and concerns, and exhibit original approaches to hand-drawn and stop animation, as well as employ new tools such as CGI. Following the hour-long screening, a discussion will be held with local artists Erin Dunn, Steve Emmons, Ryan Whittier Hale, Lauren Gregory, Rhett LaRue, Robert Bittenbender, Jacolby Satterwhite, Lale Westvind, and Ellison.

As Real As It Gets
ApexArt
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15: 6-8 pm

Tell me about yourself, and you might mention where you’re from, the music you prefer, perhaps a favorite writer or filmmaker or artist, possibly even the sports teams you root for. But I doubt you’ll mention brands or products. That would seem shallow, right? There’s just something illegitimate about openly admitting that brands and products can function as cultural material, relevant to identity and expression. It’s as if we would prefer this weren’t true. (But we know it is: Tell me about a neighbor, co-worker, someone you met at a party, and it becomes far easier, convenient, maybe even necessary, to situate that other person within branded material culture.) The underlying discomfort is something I’ve noted over many years spent writing about brands and products. One reader comment clarifies the dilemma. In a column about products and companies that exist only in the fictional worlds of books and movies, I categorized such things as “imaginary brands.” Harrumph to that, this reader replied: All brands are imaginary.

Roman Tragedies
BAM
Nov 16—Nov 18, 2012

Visionary director Ivo van Hove transforms the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House into a modern-day Roman amphitheater with this interactive, hyper-modern take on Shakespeare’s powerful trilogy about the use and abuse of power: Julius CaesarAntony and Cleopatra, andCoriolanus. Staged as a single immersive experience, van Hove’s production turns audience members into the citizens of Rome, encouraging them to grab a drink during the action at the on-stage bar, push through the crowd to hear Marc Antony defend Caesar, or take it all in on giant video screens and tickertape news feeds.

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
Skirball Center
Nov 15-18

The magnificent theatrical adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS returns to New York City starring award-winning actor Max McLean. THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS is a provocative and inspiring look at spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. Now in its third smash year, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS’ National Tour has delighted capacity audiences in 50 major cities.

HABEAS CORPUS
IF IT’S SO THEN LET ME KNOW / CHRIS FENNELL
Gym, Dear, Northwood, Twi the Humble Feather
Meta-Monumental Garage Sale
RADIO UNNAMABLE
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSE and SUNDAY SESSIONS
CONTINUUM: CAGE CENTENNIAL
American Landscapes
Surfaces, Supports. Tatiana Berg & Evan Nesbit
Katarzyna Krakowiak “Possibility 02: Growth, Part II”
Haik Kocharian CD Release
André Cypriano: Two Decades
Y? O! G… A [RESCHEDULED]
THOMAS BROADBENT
Fall into Frost : New works by Kelly Denato/The Dandy : New works by Julie West
R. SIKORYAK & NEIL NUMBERMAN CAROUSEL FOR KIDS!

Ital Tek Us Tour feat. Howse (Tri Angle) & Lamin Fofana (Dutty Artz)
Uncommon Ground: Alternative Realities (Forum Gallery)
IOVIS reading at Poets House

AFTERMATH (ARTIFACT)
DAVID GARLAND/GLENN JONES/C SPENCER YEH
ED RUSCHA
A CATHODE RAY SEANCE
THE MUPPET VAULT: THE MAN OF A THOUSAND MUPPETS
Lauren Elder
Ellipsis: Allison Somers
Bernadette 
Corporation
Lines of Sight: Readings of photography in fiction
Opening Reception for “On Purpose: Art & Design in Brooklyn, 2012”
Secret Keeper
Chavisa Woods author of Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind with Steve Dalachinsky

CHRISTEENE
JOHN BLAKEMORE (KLOMPCHING GALLERY)

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Brooklyn
UP IN THE AIR: Antoine Rose
Melodie Provenzano “Rock Center”(Lyons Weir)
Jim Krueger and artist Zach Brunner (The High Cost of Happily Ever After) Book Signing
“How I Learned” Storyslam
NAOMI PUNK/G Green/Parquet Courts/Psychic Blood
Live Drone Performance w/Acupuncture

Devin Powers (Book Release and Artist Talk)
Repo: The Genetic Opera
From the Akashic Jukebox: Magic and Music in Britain, 1888-1978: Illustrated Lecture and Rare British Occult Recordings with Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor Press
Echo Eggebrecht: Probably Science
Andrew Kalleen
talk: zoo-topia: zoo architecture as taxonomies of representation
Phutureprimitive, Space Jesus, Soulacybin
Trenton Doyle Hancock
BARE!
Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

COMING UP:

PUPPET PARLOR goes $BUCK NAKED$
{RESCHEDULED} 25TH ANNUAL HILLA REBAY LECTURE: The Para-Architectural Imagination of Gustav Klutsis
Witnessing Human Rights: Past, Present, and Future
Aki Sasamoto’s Centripetal Run
Selected Shorts: Comedy
Laura Vitale: White Sands
DJ Shadow
An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates
Music and Copyright in the Digital Era: DAVID BYRNE in conversation with CHRIS RUEN
Building Stories: CHRIS WARE in conversation with ZADIE SMITH
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

THE WEEK/WEEKEND: July 12-19.



What: Bastille Day

Where: Fifth to Lexington Avenues, NYC
When: Sunday, July 15, from 12–5pm

Why: Celebrate all things French at FIAF’s legendary Bastille Day fête, offering fun for the whole family with an afternoon of food, culture, and entertainment! Enjoy live music, enter to win extraordinary prizes, and explore the many attractions that await you this year on 60th street.

What: THE JAPONIZE ELEPHANTS
Where: Barbes
When: 7/19

Why: With cinematic melodies, surf guitar, spy soundtracks, Appalachian fiddling, lush string arrangements, knee-slapping banjo, country ballads, eastern modes, 4-part vocal harmonies, Mariachi flair and a heavy jazz influence, the new Japonize Elephants album is an inimitable take on the modern American experience.

What: JAYSON MUSSON: HALCYON DAYS
Where: Salon 94 Bowery
When: July 11 – August 17

Why: The thing I found most alluring about Coogi sweaters was how painterly they were.They seemingly lingered on the borders of gestural abstraction. I made the joke, “That Coogi looks like a Pollock”. Over the course of the following weeks, I began collecting images of the sweaters, studying their composition. They seemed to defy the traditional logic of the textile, opting instead to appear spontaneous and created by hand rather than machine-made. Each sweater, though a manufactured object seemed to seek its own authenticity. Even the old Coogi slogan “Wearable Art” seemed to confirm the desire for each sweater to be considered an objet unique, a specialized commodity.

What: The Secret Science Club presents Mathematical Sociologist and Social Network Expert Duncan Watts
Where: The Bell House
When: Wednesday, July 18, 8PM

Why: Every single day, people create, collect, and share 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.Text. Tweets. Photos. Videos. Clicks. Links. Consumer transactions. Blog posts and comments. And so on . . . down, down, down the rabbit hole . . . While all this ballooning information creates storage nightmares for some, a new breed of computational social scientists is enthusiastically exploring Big Data and extracting surprising insights about human behavior. Duncan Watts—principal researcher at Microsoft’s new NYC-based laboratory, former sociology professor at Columbia University, and author of Everything Is Obvious (*Once You Know the Answer)—is at the forefront of these studies, examining concepts ranging from influence and incentives tosocial contagion and stereotypes.

What: A Night With Brooklyn Indie Lit Mags
Where: The powerHouse Arena
When: Wednesday, July 18, 7–9pm 

Why: Brooklyn’s finest independent magazines come together to talk shop on their journey from small fledgling journals to successful publications. Join Tin House, A Public SpaceMoonshotRecommended Reading (Electric Literature), SET, and Slice for a panel on indie lit mags, moderated by CLMP.

What: Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict
Where: Umbrage Gallery
When:July 26-September 28, 2012

Why: VIOLENTOLOGY: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict documents Colombia’s continuing internal conflict, a complex and tragic war that is barely understood outside of the country. The product of ten years of photographic documentation and investigation, Violentologydelves into the political and historical dynamics of the conflict and focuses on the terrible consequences of the war on Colombia’s civilian population. It debunks the common view of Colombia’s conflict as a “drug war,” and provides the tools necessary to understand the distinct actors involved in this multi-sided conflict. For those of you that can’t make it, Bluestockings will be hosting a special advance book signing and author talk with Stephen on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 7 to 8 pm, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002.

What: Centaurs & Satyrs
Where: Asya Geisberg
When: Opening Reception: Thursday July 12, 6 – 8 pm

Why: Suggesting mythological creatures with fearsome powers, “Centaurs and Satyrs” features seven artists whose work involves a hybrid of two or more practices. While many artists today refuse to pigeonhole themselves as “painters” or anything as jejune, the very real creatures that make the works in “Centaurs and Satyrs” embody the cross-fertilization of multiple ways of thinking, physically making, and approaching a work.

What: Culturefix Presents, a Ventiko Production “Performance Anxiety”
Where: Culturefix
When: July 14, 2012

Why: Performance Anxiety is a monthly gathering of performance artist and art aficionadas at Culturefix in the Lower East Side. Our aim is to provide a space for the both exploration and presentation of performance art while lowering the barrier between performer and audience. This month our feature performers are: Jon Mizrachi, David Powers, Hiroshi Shafer, Zefery Throwell, The Well of New Born Nectar, Genevieve White and featuring the projected works of Karla Carballar.

What: Game Play 2012
Where: The Brick
When: July 6 – 28, 2012

Why: The Brick is pleased to announce the fourth annual Game Play festival, taking place from July 6–28, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s festival will once again feature cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of video gaming and performance.

What: RALPH WHITE/BAD REPUTATION. Pierre de Gaillande sings George Brassens/CUMBIAGRA
Where: Barbes
When: Sat July 17 

Why: One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music.Franco-American singer and composer Pierre de Gaillande has translated a number of Brassens songs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original songs, thus matching the melodies perfectly. He has re-arranged the music with a cinematic sensibility, using a combination of guitars, clarinets, lapsteel and Charango.

What: THE GOOD AMERICAN
Where: Underline Gallery
When: July 4 – August 12, 2012 

Why: “The Good American” seeks to examine the conundrum of national identity in the digital age by exploring themes of American spirit, stereotype, and counterculture. The works, by a diverse group of American artists, mix personal experience and cultural ethos to comprise an overarching, brutally frank and funny portrait of American life in the 21st century.

What: Tony Ingrisano, “Crosseyed and Painless”/”Zooey” curated by Lesley Heller
Where: Lesley Heller
When: July 18 – August 17, 2012

Why: Crosseyed and Painless features recent work by Tony Ingrisano in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Informed by a variety of systems: aerial city views, power grids, and variations in river circuits, his drawings start with a simple mark and then grow into larger, more complex configurations, layering ink, graphite, watercolor, and collaged elements to create the final composition./Zooey highlights artists whose work is inspired by the animal.  Real and fantastical, animals have existed within our cultural imagery for thousands of years. The artists featured in this exhibition carry on this tradition whether in painting or in sculpture, some using humor, others in a more spiritual way, often referring to mythology. Many personify the animal as a glimpse into how we see ourselves.  Like visiting a zoo, this exhibiton offers an entertaining insight into the animal kingdom, but unlike most zoos, admission is free of charge.

What: A Night of Experimental String Music
Where: Jalopy
When:Tuesday, July 17

What: GO WEST: DAVID ELLIS & KRIS KUKSI – CURATED BY JOSHUA LINER GALLERY
Where: Mark Moore
When: Jul 14 – Aug 25, 2012

Why: Following GO EAST – the first incarnation in a two-part “gallery swap” project with Joshua Liner Gallery (NY) – Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce GO WEST: David Ellis and Kris Kuksi, featuring two concurrent solo exhibitions curated by Joshua Liner. While the show makes for Ellis’ third solo exhibition in Los Angeles, it will be Kuksi’s first local solo presentation of new work.

What: Up Against It
Where: Munch Gallery
When: July 21 – August 11, 2012

Why: The current global financial and political crises have prompted a groundswell of protest worldwide. From Tahir Square in Egypt to Zuccotti Park in NYC; throughout the U.S., Europe and elsewhere; the people have spoken and told their ‘leaders’ that they demand change. That change has been slow or not at all; and most of those responsible for these crises have yet to be held accountable.

What: Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea”“Typograff”
What:  Fuse Gallery
When: July 11 through August 8, 2012 

What: Yeveto
Where: Pete’s Candy Store

When: Sunday, July 15

Why: Yeveto is an instrumental band from Baltimore, MD featuring guitar, organ, cello, and drums who compose experimental rock music. They have shared the stage with other Baltimore acts like Monarchs (Wye Oak), Arboretum, Dustin Wong, Nate Bell, and Beach House as well as national acts like Kayo Dot, Stinking Lizaveta, and Les Rhinoceros. Their new album Remote Unelectrified Villages was released in late 2011.

What: Rusty Belle/Shy Town
Where: Pete’s Candy Store
When: Friday, July 13

Why: A quartet from Brooklyn and Peekskill, NY, Shy Town take inspiration from folk, country, and early swing music, filtering those styles through a gamut of guitar, mandolin, trumpet, lap steel, ukulele, bass, and harmonium, resulting in a sound best described as Action-Folk meets Gypped-Jazz.

What: Bhi Bhiman / Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes
Where: Joe’s Pub
When: 7:00 PM – July 14 

Why: Bhi Bhiman is an American original, yet he seems transported from an era in which songs were more important than the pretty faces that delivered them. His rich, bellowing tenor can soothe or explode at a moment’s notice. His lived-in, knowing delivery belies his years. His songwriting, too, is quick to captivate: a mix of humor and deep empathy puts him in the company of distinguished (and much older) lifelong songsmiths like John Prine, Nick Lowe and Randy Newman. And Bhiman’s technical, emotive guitar playing rises to the challenge that his striking voice presents.

What: Michael Kolster, Still Life: Photographs on Glass
Where: Schroder, Romero and Shredder
When: Thursday July 12

Why: Developed in the 1850’s, the wet plate ambrotype process is indeed archaic but in Kolster’s work it is rendered fresh and at the heart of our continued relationship to photography and perception. Although crisp in its result, the wet plate process is often left to chance and chemistry. It is both an arduous and exacting practice but also one much more improvisational and fluid than our current hyper corrected digital imaging. In these works Kolster captures images and objects from our every day-be it the interior of a safety envelope’s security pattern, a map detail, or the arabesque curves of strapping plastic; they are contemporary objects thrown in contrast against the antique process.

What: Central European World Music with Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio
Where: Joe’s Pub
When: 7:00 PM – July 13

Why:  The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY and Centrum Management present Central European World Music: a fascinating world music experience blending Eastern and Central European folk music from the exceptional European artists, Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, from Budapest

What: The Eric Andre Show
Where: Santos
When: July 19 

Why: On the heels of the wildly-popular television debut of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, the alternative-variety show takes its DIY brand of late night entertainment and punk-rock comedy live on the road. Just like on TV, the spontaneous performances will include musical guests, real and fake celebrity appearances, and all of the demented antics fans of the series have come to expect.

Sketch Cram Presents Video Cram!
Where: UCB Theater
When: Friday, July 13th at Midnight

Why: Sketch Cram, New York’s premier entire-sketch-show-made-in-a-day is going crazy and doing a show made up entirely of video sketches written, shot and edited in a day. Featuring writers and directors from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Onion, College Humor, Comedy Central, and more! And there will be FREE POPCORN and AN USHER WITH A FLASHLIGHT! This show is going to be insane and missing it would be absurd!

What: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Where: Leila Heller Gallery
When: July 12 – August 18, 2012

Why: “Rock, Paper, Scissors is a double folded statement that ponders the broad range within the formalistic trends that have come to define the contemporary moment of artistic production,” the curators note. “The exhibition explores the extent to which contemporary art oscillates between a concern for art-historical lineage and the desire for a departure from formal expression.”

What: GROUP EXHIBITION: POST-OP
Where: Mixed Greens

When: July 12–August 17, 2012

Why: The recognizable movement of the mid-60s was dismissed by many critics of the time, but the movement—grown out of geometric abstraction, trompe l’oeil, and the uncertainty and perceptual change of the mid-20th Century—has proven to be of current importance. Post-Op brings together eight artists working in a variety of media, all of whom contemplate perception, form, function, and rationality to create works tied to the lineage of the Op movement.

What: PERMANENT COLLECTION
Where: Nancy Margolis
When: July 12 – August 4, 2012 

What: Michelle Jaffé WAPPEN FIELD
Where: BOSI Contemporary
When:  July 8 – August 5 2012

Why: BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Wappen Field, the solo exhibition of New York based artist Michelle Jaffé. In her upcoming project, Jaffé will present a large-scale participatory installation and a series of sculptures, both of which explore the use of armor to mask and shelter the body from interference. Reflecting on the theory of the collective unconscious and mythological truths, Jaffé utilizes a minimalist aesthetic to create work that uniquely questions the interplay between archetypes in socio-cultural structures.

What: Anatomical Venuses, The Slashed Beauty, and Fetuses Dancing a Jig: A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum
Where: Observatory
When: Friday, July 13 (Friday the 13th!)

Why: Since 2005, artist, independent scholar and Morbid Anatomist Joanna Ebenstein has travelled the world seeking out–and photographing whenever possible–the most fascinating, curious, and overlooked medical collections and wunderkammern, backstage and front, private and public. In the process, she has amassed not only an astounding collection of images but also a great deal of knowledge about the history and cultural context of these fascinating and uncanny artifacts.

What: InGlorious Materials
Where: Charles Bank Gallery
When: 12 JULY – 19 AUGUST 2012 

What: It’s Always Sunny on the Inside
Where: Anton Kern
When: July 10 – August 17, 2012

What: GROUP EXHIBITION – BECOMING: WORLDS IN FLUX
Where: C24
When: 7.10.12-8.24.12 

What: Pressing Matter
Where: Parallel Space
When: July 14 – August 12, 2012

Why: Parallel Art Space proudly presents Pressing Matter, a three-person art exhibition featuringJudith Braun, Antonia Perez, and Hilda Shen, who fashion the material components of their work almost entirely by hand (pressing, folding, turning); resulting in finished products that are monumental, insistent, and imbued with a gravitational presence that belies the human span of their creation.

COMING UP:

Exhibitions: Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way
THE ART OF WAR: EXHIBITION
Pete’s Mini Zine Fest 2012 


THE WEEK: Nov 15-18.

TUESDAY:

99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
Filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites in attendance for discussion including a video conversation with other film collaborators. Film critic Christopher Campbell will be moderating the discussion. Williams Cole will introduce the event.This feature length documentary film is spearheaded by over 50 independent filmmakers, photographers, and videographers across the country. We have come together to pledge our time, skills and gear to cover the events taking place in NYC and around the country. The end product will be a compelling, cinematic, resonant, and honest portrait of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Founded by NYC filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, the project currently counts among its collaborative many award winning documentary producers, directors, musicians and editors (as well as PR people and distributors) including Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley (Battle for BrooklynHorns and Halos), Ava Duvernay (distributor of independent black films via AFFRM, dir/prod I Will Follow), Aaron Yanes as supervising editor (a frequent Barry Levinson editor, he’s also edited many award-winning features and documentaries, from Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Padre Nuestro to James Toback’s Cannes prize-winningTyson, Tyler Brodie (Another EarthTerri), Bob Ray (Total Badass) and many more.

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