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

SHORTLIST: Judith Braun/Michelle Jaffe/David Dupuis/Jayson Musson.

A few artists worth an extra look this week…

Judith Braun at Parallel Art Space
WEBSITE. 

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.

Wappen Field from Michael Cook on Vimeo.

 Michelle Jaffé WAPPEN FIELD @ BOSI CONTEMPORARY.

Wappen Field is a sculpture and sound installation comprised of 12 chrome plated steel helmets resembling face guards. Running through SuperCollider each helmet’s dedicated speaker animates the room with vocals and extended voice techniques created for this work by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. The sonic configuration imagines the collective unconscious as energy propelled between the yin and yang impulses of the universe.

David Dupuis in It’s Always Sunny on The Inside at Anton Kern.

The title itself is comprised of two somewhat contradictory parts: Itʼs Always Summer and On the  Inside, which is unusual in that Summer typically conjures images of the Outside. This conceptual  bridge between the two distinct parts of the exhibitionʼs title functions like a Zen Koan and forms the crux of the exhibition. Which begs the question: what or where is The Inside?

JAYSON MUSSON: HALCYON DAYS.
ARTIST WEBSITE. 

“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.”

Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea”“Typograff” @ Fuse Gallery.

Andrea von Bujdoss (AKA graffiti surname “Queen Andrea”) is a New York City based fine artist, illustrator, graffiti artist and graphic designer.  A native New Yorker, Andrea was inspired by the urban landscape from an early age, and befriended some of the most prolific old school graffiti writers.  She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design, after which she began a successful career, working for worldwide brands who appreciate the urban creative flavor of her work and her versatile and passionate knowledge of typography, branding and visual communication.  She is one of the most skilled and notable female graffiti artists in the country, possessing an explosively creative style inspired by the excitement of the urban landscape. Andrea has been featured in major art shows, toy shows, magazines, books, fashion lines and brand collaborations.

THE WEEK/WEEKEND: MAY 10-17.

EDITOR’S PICKS:

Stephen Hannock: Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text @Marlbourgh

Jacqueline De Jong’s Situationist Times, 1962-1967
http://boo-hooray.com/the-situationist-times/de-jong-situationist-times/
05/09/2012-05/25/2012

Boo-Hooray is happy to announce an exhibition of original art, publications, photography, ephemera and manuscripts related to Jacqueline De Jong’s vanguard publication The Situationist Times, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first issue. A total of six issues were published: Issue 1 in May of 1962, and the final issue in December of 1967. A seventh issue was compiled but not published. The Situationist movement produced periodicals: Internationale Situationniste (twelve issues published between 1958 and 1969) and the German Gruppe SPUR publication SPUR (six issues from August 1960 to August 1961). There were other examples: Drakabygget (Scandinavia), Heatwave (UK), Black Mask (USA), King Mob Echo (UK). Dutch artist and graphic designer Jacqueline de Jong joined the Situationist International in 1960. De Jong suggested the publication of an English language newsletter in November of 1960, to be co-edited with British Situationist Alexander Trocchi.

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THE WEEK: APRIL 30-MAY 4.

 EDITOR’S PICKS: 

FULL LIST OF ALL MAY DAY EVENTS HERE.

May Day 2012
http://www.maydaynyc.org/
05/01/2012-05/01/2012

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!

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THE WEEK: OCT 17-21.

MONDAY:

SONIC: Sounds of a New Century (ONGOING)
SONiC – Sounds of a New Century – a brand new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, will take over New York from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. Events will range from a daylong marathon to a DJ/VJ night, from a free symphony concert at the World Financial Center Winter Garden to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts will take place at ten different venues throughout New York, and will include performances by 16 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 18 world premieres, eight US premieres, and eight New York premieres. SONiC is co-curated by composer Derek Bermel and pianist Stephen Gosling, and is a production of American Composers Orchestra and The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. SONiC is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. New York Public Radio’s online radio station, Q2, is the media partner and digital venue.

Secret Science Club “Controlled Experiment
SPECIAL EVENT: The Secret Science Club is teaming up with the Imagine Science Film Festival for “Controlled Experiment,” a night of science-inspired short films.


EYES WIDE SHUT: CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS FROM GERMANY

Vogt Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary German drawing, “Eyes Wide Shut,” featuring work by Jonathan Meese, Andy Hope 1930, Ralf Ziervogel, Hansjoerg Dobliar, Marc Brandenburg, Ulla von Brandenburg, Claudia Wieser, Bo Christian Larsson, and Florian Meisenberg. The exhibition brings together some of the most well-known German artists working in drawing today and is guest curated by Birgit Sonna, a Berlin-based writer and curator.

Dario Azzellini, Immanuel Ness & Victor Wallis
Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume, edited by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini, reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree. From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this new book comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition.

La MaMa 50 Gala
TAR SANDS ACTION: Manhattan Obama for America office
CHRISTOPHER LUECK AND GUESTS:THE DOWNTOWN CLOWN REVU
Collaborative Means
Life Hack: How to Live Rent-Free in NYC
Robert Fernandez & Jennifer Tamayo
Stargazing Party Finalé
APERTURE 2011 Benefit and Auction
Author Julia Alvarez
A Dead Animal Man: Screening and Q and A with Film Maker Lily Henderson
Dr. Queen’s Drag Academy: The Martin Worman Papers
Around the Campfire: A Night of Ghost Stories with Storychord.com
Real and Scary Historical Halloween
LARS FROM MARS

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It’s Dark Down There by Nazifa Islam.

There’s a tunnel under this state stretching from E. Ann to Lake Michigan and there is a girl who lives

(                  )there feasting her eyes on fireflies and shadow.

She’s planning on walking straight into the depths of Lake Michigan and stopping her soul from burning

(                  )within her. She doesn’t need to make it to the end of this tunnel though and she knows it; it’s

(                  )enough to contain the embers. This isn’t happiness but it isn’t smiling either.

She was told to take two pills twenty minutes before bed every night every night for the rest of her life to

(                  )keep the chanting of I wish I was more from ringing in her ears over and over and louder and

(                  )louder again but instead of swallowing green pill after beige night in and night out she

(                  )clambered down a manhole on E. Ann and found fireflies.

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THE WEEKEND: July 22-24.

Inaugural Event of the New Atlantis 2020 Series with Special Musical Guest Andy J. Forest @ OBSERVATORY


A Lecture, Performance, and Party hosted by John Swenson, author of New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans
Date: Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Night One of the New Atlantis 2020 Series
** Books will be available for sale and signing

“In New Orleans, it was the culture of the city—its musicians, its second-liners and Mardi Gras Indians, its chefs and trumpeters and sissy bounce rappers—who asserted for the future more than any political leadership or economic imperative. It was the refusal of the artists to let go of the idea of New Orleans that saved the city. NEW ATLANTIS tells this remarkable story and does so clearly, with considerable detail and affection.”
—David Simon, Producer of HBO’s Treme

New Orleans is under siege from a lethal combination of natural and man-made disasters. The effects of the flood following hurricane Katrina in 2005 are still being felt throughout New Orleans, while the rapid destruction of the south Louisiana wetlands that protect the city from hurricane surges brings the threat of future inundations.
Musicians have been in the forefront of efforts to educate the public about how to combat this threat even before Katrina; they have also led the economic recovery of New Orleans after the flood by returning quickly to restore the city’s cultural identity. Award winning author John Swenson’s book New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans (Oxford University Press) details the struggle musicians have undertaken to rebuild New Orleans and speak out for its future.

Tonight, join us for the inaugural event of the new Observatory series New Atlantis 2020; this series, curated and moderated by John Swenson, will feature live performances, readings and discussions that will explore the relationship between the musicians of New Orleans and the rebuilding of the city after Katrina. Tonight’s event will will begin with a lavishly illustrated introductory lecture by Swenson, introducing us to the key themes and characters of the book. Next, award-winning New Orleans based musician and songwriter Andy J. Forest–who figures prominently in the book–will perform live at Observatory on guitar and harmonica. Following this performance, Swenson will moderate a Q and A with the musician, after which he will DJ a rich variety of New Orleans music while we enjoy some beer and wine.

Opening Reception, Zoe Beloff’s Amazing Hysteria Theatres at Coney Island
Friday, July 22 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Coney Island USA

1208 Surf Avenue

This Friday, Morbid Anatomy and The Great Coney Island Spectacularium cordially invite you to an opening reception to celebrate the launch of our short-term exhibition of “Four Hysterical Dramas” by Zoe Beloff. This exhibition will be on view at The Spectacularium from July 22nd until August 20th.

Four Hysterical Dramas
Beloff will present four miniature theaters housing depictions of actual hysterics filmed by doctors in Belgium,… Romania, and the United States. Updating a Victorian stage trick called “Pepper’s Ghost”, Beloff has transformed these patients into ghostly figures performing an endless loop of madness within the space of each diorama. Beloff was inspired by several remarkable developments at the end of the 19th century: the discovery of the unconscious by psychotherapists, doctors’ emerging practice of filming their hysterical patients with motion picture cameras, and the public’s fascination with madness which manifested itself in the emotive, hysterical behavior of actors in Parisian cabarets.

Opening reception for “Cosmosis”
Saturday, July 23 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Pochron Studios Gallery’s 2nd show of the 2011 season will explore the transference of cosmic energies.

The exact moment when a star is born. The series of events that leads to a sun becoming a black hole. A sudden shift in orbit and the inevitable collision of cosmic bodies.
Cosmosis seeks to explore how the these cosmological concepts could be applied to personal experience.
What dark matter has overtaken a light in your life?
Alternately, when has a spark been ignited in the darkness?
Was there ever a time that your orbit was diverted and where did it
take you?
Artists: Rebecca Memoli , Jason Orrell , John Jennison , Aubrey Roemer , Alice Meichi Li , Laura Galbraith, Megan Van Deusen , Jeff Moore


EVE @ SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

Sat July 23rd 8-11

Judy Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager, Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke.

Subliminal Projects Gallery is honored to present Eve, an important group exhibition of works by revolutionary female artists Judy
Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager, Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke. Eve is a cultural icon and reinforces the idea of equality that feminism drives home. Eve is a composition of powerful female artists, stemming from the feminist era of the 1970’s to the present. The exhibition explores how individual perceptions of femininity are expressed through each artist’s specific genre. Eve is on view July 23rd through August 20th, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, July 23rd, from 8-11p.m.

CHET ZAR AND CRAIG LAROTONDA @ LAST RITES.

Friday July 22nd:
Last Rites Gallery Opening Reception:
Doors open 7pm until 11pm
 No cover
 Refreshments served

Saturday July 23rd:
The unveiling of the all new Tattoo Theatre
Doors open 7pm until real late!
$10 cover charge after 10pm
18 and over
Refreshments served

Sunday July 24th
The Painting Lounge
Doors open 3pm until 11pm
No Cover
Refreshments served

IMAGE WARS@ ABRONS ART CENTER

July 21-September 3, 2011
Opening Reception: July 21, 6-8 pm
Image Wars addresses the representation of conflict in visual culture in an age of global crisis. This exhibition is curated by Miguel Amado and brings together works by Yevgeniy Fiks, Rinat Kotler, Michael Mandiberg, Carlos Noronha Feio, Mary Temple, and Kai-Oi Jay Yung. The artists in this exhibition mix archival documentation and fiction as well as research and personal reaction to daily events to comment on the articulation of geopolitics and the media in the “spectacularization” of warfare. The works on view examine the picturing of zones of conflict, from armed conflicts between countries trough dissent across national borders; the charismatic character of world leaders and unknown soldiers; and manifestations of both control and powerlessness in news and individual narratives.


HORSE TRADE and RADIOTHEATRE Present THE 2nd H.P. LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL

Jul 07, 2011 through Sep 11, 2011 Limited Engagement
Don’t miss H.P.Lovecraft’s cult classics REANIMATOR and THE CALL OF CTHULHU.
Adapted, Directed, Sound/Music Design: Dan BianchiStarring: Frank Zilinyi, Erix WhittenSound Engineer: Sean BurnsNow, for the first time ever in the history of live theatre ….40 of the greatest stories from the grandmaster of american horror… presented by radiotheatre! complete with award winning sound design and original orchestral score!

The 1st Festival in March was a resounding success and attracted Lovecraftians from all over the world. Now, Horse Trade presents RadioTheatre in THE 2nd H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL which includes two of his greatest tales… REANIMATOR and THE CALL OF CTHULHU.FOR MORE INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com or www.horsetrade.info


CIVILIZATION AND IT’S DISCONTENTS @ NARS FOUNDATION.
Exhibition Artists include:
Nancy Drew, Stephanie Homa, Olek, Kikuko Tanaka and VanillaRoyal

New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present Civilization and its Discontents, a group exhibition curated by the winner of the first NARS Emerging Curator Program: Cat Weaver. The exhibition includes work by Nancy Drew, Stephanie Homa, Olek, Kikuko Tanaka and VanillaRoyal.
If you’ve ever worn a T-shirt from a place you’ve never been, or felt elated by a song the language of which you did not understand, or dared to display a button for its color without paying mind to what it says, then you get it.

Glank @La Mama.
July 22 – July 24, 2011

GLANK is a “green” percussion performance art group that utilizes multiple anonymous performers in Clean Room Suits, audience interaction, multi-media elements, unique percussion inventions, and recycled materials. GLANK instruments include found object metalophones such as tuned saw blades, LP tanks, motorcycle gears, artillery shells, brake drums, air vents, etc…

“Summer Night” at The Frick Collection

Join us for a free after-hours viewing of the Frick’s two summer exhibitions, In a New Light: Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert and Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette, with opportunities to attend presentations and gallery talks, sketch in the Garden Court, and enjoy dance performances. Visitors of all ages over ten are welcome. Click here to download event schedule.


GBM Friday Show Fri Jul 22 11, 08:00 PM
(Brian Olin and Robert Pepper Duo, The Hot Solids, Cubehead, Loop B, ten minute caravan – A SERIES OF PLAYS IN THE BACKYARD
The Hot Solids /Brian Olin and Robert Pepper Duo/Cubehead/Loop B – ten minute caravan – A SERIES OF PLAYS IN THE BACKYARD)

LISTEN.


3rd Ward’s 4th Annual Pig Out!
Saturday, July 23, 2-9pm
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
FREE Admission

Come hungry and dance the afternoon away at our 4th Annual Pig Out,
a summery celebration of gut-splitting proportions. There’s something for every appetite, musical taste and creative bent. Feast on cheap innovative BBQ by The Brindle Room, cool down with summery drinks, and buy local, farm-fresh produce from Plovgh.

Live music from Union Street Preservation Society, Northern Bells, Alana & the Rough Gems  and DJs The Gorges Boys.

NewFest is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences in the building of a community that passionately supports giving greater visibility and voice to a wide range of expressions and representations of the LGBT experience.  We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers. We support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives. And we’re committed to bringing our audience stories that transform our vision of who we are and who we can be.

Through the New York LGBT film festival, presented annually since 1988, and year-round programming, NewFest celebrates fine domestic and international film as part of our mission to break through closet doors and glass ceilings everywhere.

FULL SCHEDULE.

POPSICKLE 2011: From Concentrate @ Gowanus Ballroom.

 The second annual POPSICKLE Festival unites Brooklyn-based poetry and prose reading series for a monster day of reading, performance, and screenings as well as book tables and a raffle with amazing prizes. POPSICKLE 2011 will take place on July 23rd at the amazing hybrid space known as GOWANUS BALLROOM = 55 9TH STREET = BROOKLYN NY.

With performances from:
Jason Helm + Julia Guez + Jon Sands + Roger Bonair-Agard + Will Edmiston + Paul Foster Johnson + Dorothea Lasky + Lonely Christopher + Megafortress + EJ McAdams + Becca Klaver + Angelina Dreem + Amy Jenkins + Courtney Ziegler + Jason Daniel Schwartz + Anna Fitzgerald + Carina Finn + Paul Legault + Chris Hosea + Ariana Reines + Jean-Paul Pecqueur + Paul Foster Johnson + Ben Pease + DJ Amourette And more TBA . . . .

SUPERCODA @ CAFE ORWELL
Friday, July 22nd. 8:30-12:30. The Super Coda presents a night of especially stupefying music that is way, way, way out there.
Featuring:
1 – Big Plastic Finger
http://bigplasticfinger.wo​rdpress.com/bios/

2 – Welf Dorr/Ben Stapp/Noel Brennan
http://www.allaboutjazz.co​m/php/musician.php?id=1378​5
http://www.benstapp.com/
http://www.noelbrennan.com​/FGH.html

3 – la-bruha-desi-la (Japan)
http://afrovisionary.tumbl​r.com/post/6058811257/la-b​ruha-desi-la-s-myself-firs​t-self-made-video

4 – Harvey Valdes/Damion Reid

http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=ObBmkrYjKqk

 

Kostume Kult Presents FREAKKSHOW IV: Circus Nightmare
A Burning Man fundraiser with Reformata

Saturday Night, July 23rd, 9pm to 11am Sunday
Brooklyn Location TBA Friday (large, raw indoor/outdoor space with AC!)
Meet at Mothers (a bar) for shuttle bus pickup
near Graham Ave L train stop
at 347 Graham Ave betw. Metropolitan & Conselyea

Ticket Link: http://kostumekult.com/eve ​nts/freaKKshow4/
$20 limited presale
$25 door
Do circus freaks haunt your dreams? Do clowns creep you out? Does the sound of carnival music make you cry? well…
STEP RIGHT THIS WAY ladies and gentlemen and revisit those wonderful feelings with a night of Freaks, Geeks and Childhood Trauma Reenactment…

MORE:
Valerie Kuehne Cello @ SET GALLERY
Wu Fei @Barbes
Live Silkscreen Event @ Pandemic Gallery
2011 – GGRD – Queens of Pain and Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Philly and DC
Summer School Meetup @Eyebeam
Johnathan Vincent Wood (and more) @GBM Sat Jul 23 11, 08:00 PM
Black Francis (Pixies)w/ Reid Paley @ LPR.
Camera + Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

The Handwritten Text @ Center for Book Arts

Drag Show Video Vérité @ Dixon Place
Readings from Supernatural Noir@KGB
The 5th Annual Pyschobilly Luau @ PA
Gareth Flowers Acousmatic and Home @ The Stone

LAST CALL:

Time Again @Sculpture Center
SPECIFIC OBJECT PRESENTS LAWRENCE WEINER’S PUBLISHED WORK FROM THE JEAN-NOEL HERLIN ARCHIVE @Susan Inglett

THE (LONG) WEEKEND MAY 27-29.

FRIDAY: MAY 27th

(TOP video, Song: The Surface of the Ocean
Matt Lavelle: composition and alto clarinet
Jason Kao Hwang: viola
Lola Danza: vocals
Francois Grillot: bass
Recorded,mixed,and mastered by Francois Grillot
http://www.myspace.com/mattlavelle

(BOTTOM video:The Local 269)

Friday May 27th, 8pm: François Grillot Contraband
Catherine Sikora – reeds
Roy Campbell – trumpet
Anders Nilsson – guitar
Daniel Levin – cello
François Grillot – bass and compositions
Jay Rosen – drums
Rhythm in the Kitchen Music Festival @
The Church of All Nations 410 West 57th Street, $10

PAINT IT NOW @FOWLER ARTS COLLECTIVE.
MAY 27 – JULY 6, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MAY 27 FROM 7 TO 10PM

Paint it Now curated by participating artists Thomas Buildmore and Scott Chasse

The ever-changing arena of contemporary art presents endless challenges for those who find themselves caught in its currents. From white cube gallery exhibits to brick wall paste-ups and graffiti, the push and pull of what is important, relevant, or dismissible can be both distracting and empowering. (READ MORE.)

READ OR LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH THE 22. 

SUPERCODA PRESENTS:
Show 1 (Friday, 5/27. 9-midnight) : Mamie Minch, Eliza Rickman (LA), Anomylos @CAFE ORWELL.

http://www.myspace.com/mamieminch –
As devilishly funny, irrepressible and irreverent as the former Roulette Sisters frontwoman is live, a lot of this album is rivetingly dark. Minch’s solo debut is a sparse, terse collection of both original and classic acoustic blues songs, several of them imbued with Minch’s signature wit, but it also shows off an altogether different side of her writing. As any good blueswoman knows, the blues can pack a mighty emotional wallop, and Minch sings with an unflinching honesty, even anguish in places. Minch’s soulful, passionate alto voice resounds over old-school instrumentation.

http://www.myspace.com/elizarickman = Toy Pianist Extraordinaire

http://anomylos.com/

Annual End-of-the-Season Poets’ Potluck

FRIDAY MAY 27 / 10PM

Come celebrate the end of another season at the Poetry Project!  The Poets’ Potluck is an opportunity for New York City’s poetry community(ies) to come together for an evening of readings, performances, and delicious food.  An array of writers from the Poetry Project series as well as other local reading series will read/perform their work.  Any one interested in bringing a dish for the potluck will contribute to an amazing feast.  If you’re interested in bringing food, please email Brett Price at fridaynightseriesp@gmail.com.

VIDEOROVER: Season II
Curated by: Rachel Steinberg
May 27 – Dec 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 7-9 PM
Screening begins at 8 PM
910 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY

NURTUREart Non-Profit is pleased to present VIDEOROVER: Season II, the second installment of its semi-annual video series. VIDEOROVER: Season II is curated by Rachel Steinberg and features artists: Fatima Al Qadiri and Lyndsy Welgos, Cecilia Bonilla, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Derek Larson, Dana Levy, Pernille With Madsen, Colin Snapp, and JULIACKS.

VIDEOROVER seeks to present a wide range of works from artists locally and internationally who are all working to expand the perceptual limitations of video. This season’s selection aims to disorient viewers by removing an essential reality context, only to redeposit them into seemingly familiar settings.

Dana Levy, Fatima Al Qadiri and Lyndsy Welgos explore the pluralism of eastern and western conventions by looking at traditions through a contemporary perspective. Cecilia Bonilla examines our relationships to the seductive nature of commercial images of women through minimal manipulation, while Juan Pablo Echeverri shows us a self-projected fantasy of mass-produced femininity. Colin Snapp acts as a ‘journalist’ of sorts, documenting moments of real-time, but relieving the viewer of imposed intentions. Pernille With Madsen dizzies and disorients us with a vision of how to imagine architectural surroundings. Derek Larson’s playful experimentations extend through other worldly humor while JULIACKS’ narrative pulls back and forth between a character’s inner psyche and external world. (READ MORE.)


Photo Courtesy of Paper Magazine

CLOSING PARTY! OLEK’s Knitting is for Pus****
Friday May 27 6-9pm

Christopher Henry Gallery

127 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY

See “Knitting is for Pus****” for the last time (in NYC) and like never before… with a **SPECIAL BLACK LIGHT PRESENTATION!**

On Friday May 27th, 2011 Christopher Henry Gallery NYC will host a Closing Party for Celebrity Artist OLEK. Olek’s acclaimed installation “Knitting is for Pus****” has created a total sensation since it 1st opened back in September 2010. It traveled to SCOPE MIAMI, and was extended repeatedly due to pop…ular demand and endless press requests… next it will be highlighted in a traveling museum show called “40 Under 40″ opening at The SMITHSONIAN Museum in 2012!

SHOW! 

Two terrific improvisers are on tour and will be performing one night in NYC , Joe Burgio and Andrew Eisenberg, two of Boston’s most creative and strongest performers.

Carol Liebowitz (pno)
Adam Caine (gtr)
Claire DeBrunner (bsn)
Ratzo Harris (bs)

Joe Burgio (movement/dance)
Andrew Eisenberg (percussion/found objects)
Chris Welcome (gtr)
Shayna Dulberger (b)

Elliot Levin (sx)
Tom Zlabinger (b)
John Wagner (dr)

Take the 61 bus to Ryerson from jay street the AC and F trains transfer at jay street. The 54 bus is also a good option. You would take it to the bus stop b/t ryerson and grand. the subways that transfer are the 2 and 3 at Hoyt St as Well as the BMQR at Dekalb ave. Also the L train takes you to the 61 bus at N 6 and Driggs. You Could also take the G Train to Classon.

We’ll have cheap beer! Shayna might make Baklava!

SATURDAY: MAY 28th


Return of the Mini Zine Fest @ PETE’S CANDY STORE

Join Marguerite Dabaie and tons of rad zinesters at Pete’s Candy Store for the upcoming Mini Zine Fest!
Saturday, May 28th
3PM – 7PM
More info

Pub(l)ic Identities: Reading Medical Representations of Sex

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An illustrated lecture with medical artist Shelley Wall
Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Presented by Morbid Anatomy

“It’s a girl!” “It’s a boy!”… The genitals, those body parts conventionally expected to remain most hidden, are also the first and most powerful shapers of our public identity. In this illustrated talk, medical artist Shelley Wall considers how sexual anatomy, gendered bodies, and dimorphic sex have been represented in the visual discourse of medicine. From early anatomical atlases through to present-day clinical illustrations and the Visible Human datasets, medical imagery has influenced ideas about sexual identity and what it means to be “normal”.

Ashley Bickerton
Through 25 June 2011

540 W. 26th Street, Chelsea
In Nocturnes, Bickerton’s third solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, the artist revisits mankind’s antithetical attraction and repulsion to the grotesque, exotic, and sexual. Whereas previous works depicted abundant worlds of health, happiness, family, and cohesion, Bickerton has become disillusioned with the brilliance and wholesomeness that colored these preceding works, now drawing inspiration from the phrase ‘twisting and flapping in the neon wilderness’. For more information and to view images from the the exhibition,Click here
Show 2 (Saturday, May 28th 9-midnight): Nick Lyons Trio, Yoni Kretzmer Double Bass Quartet (Yoni Kretzmer/Ruben Radding/Sean Conly/Mike Pride), Jessie Nelson Trio (Jessie Nelson/Todd Martino/Conner Martinez)

http://www.reverbnation.com/nicklyons
http://www.yonikretzmer.com/
http://jessiemnelson.com/

JIM GAYLORD: SPOILERS @JEFF BAILEY GALLERY.

May 25 – July 1, 2011
Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 26

THE FITTING ROOM
25 MAY – 25 JUNE, 2011

DAVID BRODYMERNET LARSENNICOLE WITTENBERG
CURATED BY DAVID COHEN

PRESS RELEASE download
PARTICIPANTS download

(READ MORE.)

OBSTACLE @INVISIBLE DOG ARTS CENTER

MAY 14 – JULY 10

Curated by Steven and William. This exhibition is part of PLUS ONE CURATION SERIES

Works by: Chris Astley, Carlton DeWoody, Ethan Long, Steven and William, Suzanne Sattler, Chris Dunbar, Antonia Wright, Ruben Millares, Wayne Adams, Paul Bloodgood, Sally French, Allyn Bromley, Stephen Freedman, Deborah Nehmad, Evan Ryer, Michael Joaquin Grey, Project Lab @ PS58, Aaron Padilla, John Silvis, Anne Pearce, Andrew Zuckerman, Jennifer Mills, Robin Kang, Ian Trask. Artists Bios here

OPENING PARTY SLIDESHOW HERE


Through The Warp @REGINA REX
5/28/2011 – 6/19/2011 

Through a variety of processes connected to the act of weaving, Through The Warp presents seven different approaches to the same overarching structure—material building upon material via linear repetition and overlap. From woven fibers and pigments to language and pixels, artistsJoell Baxter, Karl Erickson, John Houck, Beryl Korot, Jamisen Ogg, Mike Paré and Lawrence Weiner engage with this ancient framework in ways that warp prior perceptions of familiar structures, or even put forth a new language altogether. (READ MORE.)

SUNDAY: MAY 29th

Class: Mummification @OBSERVATORY
Date: Sunday, May 29th (sold out, but see newly added class info here)
Time: 1-4 PM
Admission: $60
*** Must RSVP to morbidanatomy [at] gmail.com in order to attend this class; Class size limited to 15 people
In today’s class, learn the mummification process as described in the “Egyptian Book of the Dead” (Book of Coming Forth By Day). Instructor Sorceress Cagliastro will guide students in the use of the traditional materials–such as natron salts, canopic jars, oils and herbs, dried flowers and linen or gauze wraps–and traditional ritual–such as ritual of the opening of the mouth–in the creation of an authentic and perfectly respected animal mummy. Each student will leave class with an animal mummy of their own making. (READ MORE.)

Super Coda Soundproofing Benefit Wonderful Show Time Vegetarian Potluck

Sunday, May 29th, from 6-1030, Papacookie Hosts a Special Super Coda Soundproofing Benefit Wonderful Show Time Vegetarian Potluck, Festively. Featuring:

The Red Light New Music Collective – http://www.redlightnewmusic.org/

Sxip Shirey – http://www.sxipshirey.com/

Dream Zoo (Valerie Kuehne/Lucio Menegon/Jeff Young/Sean Ali)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8W01gC1Mik

Jonathan Wood Vincent – http://www.reverbnation.com/jonathanwoodvincent

Papacookie is a private residence apartment fantasy world atop the Upper West Side. Here’s the address:
201 W. 86th st. The Belnord
Apt. 806 (tell the doorman you are here to see Jonathan Vincent)
Non-flesh potluck at 6
Exquisite Music to begin at 7.
We will be asking everyone for donations. This show is a fundraiser to soundproof Cafe Orwell so the Super Coda may continue.
Here’s the Kickstarter campaign we’ve been running so you know what I am talking about –http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827158541/keep-the-super-coda-living-through-creative-soundp

Jim Sullivan at Nancy Hoffman Gallery
May 26-July 1, 2011
The next exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery will be new graphite drawings of trees by Jim Sullivan, opening on May 26th and continuing through July 1st.  This is the artist’s
first solo show in six years, and reveals a new vista onto nature. His last show included a series of horizontal landscapes, wide cinematic views into invented
detailed oriented oils.  The artist delighted in painting myriad details.  These were obsessive paintings,
and as the artist says: “The new drawings, the work of the past five years, present the same viewing issues
as the long landscapes, in that they have normal viewing distance but offer a close scrutinizing experience
(of infinite detail) on closer examination.”