apexart and Brooklyn Glass team up to host this Chopped-style glass pipe-making competition. Contestants are challenged to work with a mystery box of raw materials, and, in four hours or less, make the most creative functional pipe possible to be included in the upcoming exhibition Outlaw Glass.
Dear Reader is an investigation into the book's mediation with the public in places such as libraries, bookstores, or flea markets. This project consists of spreading direct messages through the distribution of letters between the pages of books in such locations throughout different cities.
Un-Working the Icon: Kurdish “Warrior-Divas” questions the ethics of western media's iconization of Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State. The exhibition features work by artists who instead engage the lived realities and complex identities of these women, opening a dialogue about the political, social, and epistemological stakes of individual and community identity.
Act of Representation draws into intimacy a solidarity march with Kurdistan and Abdullah Öcalan’s freedom in Berlin (February 2017) by questioning how urgencies and representational power translate and transmit through a body from the streets into the space of exhibition.
Animal Intent tracks how animal culture is used as a point of departure for a range of artistic practices focused primarily on interspecies communication. The exhibition questions whether creative labor is strictly a human trait.
Because intention can be everything sometimes. Soul Tarot Readings, Chakra Healing workshop. How we organize our mind-body-selves for action, vitality, freedom, integration, presence, and flow with the world.
Magnetic Sound Baths is an immersive listening experience, where participants are invited to lay back amidst a wash of meditative sounds. A sound bath creates a temporary break from the sensory stimuli of an active life, allowing people space with their thoughts, and time to inspect their own internal mental narrative. The installation is comprised of several sound-generating sculptures, electroacoustic works of art that use magnetic fields to induce vibration and soundwaves in metal and wood.
Join Jeff Hinshaw + Lindsay Mack, co-leaders of the Brooklyn Fools Tarot Journey, for a special introduction to the philosophy of the Fool's Journey. In this two-hour workshop you will fully immerse yourself into sacred ritual, using the Major Arcana of the tarot as a tool for unlocking your innate healing potential. Please, if you are able, bring an item to charge on the altar we will collectively create.
Intuition simply means knowing without knowing how or why you know, without any attachment or deep-seated need to understand why or how this information shows up, only serving as a counter-intuition hindrance. Noah Berman's work is centered primarily around personal intention and how that's given attention. Why information is gathered and what we shed light upon is often more revealing than the information in and of itself; the ultimate goal is always a greater sense of clarity, trust and surrender to the unknown.
Energy flows where intention goes. Be ready to wiggle your body and giggle for sound breath meditation, understanding of current planetary alignments, inspired creative intention writing, and guided meditation.
Shauna Cummins will offer private hypnosis sessions. Through her practice and after working with thousands of people, she has seen her clients have success using hypnosis for everything from anxiety reduction, quitting smoking, losing weight, overcoming autoimmune disease, healing heartbreak, expanding creativity to name a few, but overall she experiences it as a relaxing and enjoyable way to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing and confidence.
Organized by Claude Gomis and Saskia Köbschall, the exhibition Guis Sou Me Le Mbao (I Do Not See You at Mbao) is inspired by the commemoration of the 1944 massacre of Tirailleurs Sénégalais (African soldiers conscripted by the French army) and reflects on (post-)colonial politics of memory and the persistence of racial and economic injustice.
Youniverse merges insights from ancient and contemporary contemplative practices, art, technology, and science with a focus on fun, non-dualistic, non-judgmental, and loving togetherness. This exhibition, and its series of engaging workshops, encourages new strategies for achieving social cohesion and higher thinking to maximize subjective and collective consciousness. Organized by hannes bend.
Consciousness Hacking NYC invites you to join us in a conversation with Wim Hof on his unique methodology and inner-heat meditation. Renowned yogi Eddie Stern and biological anthropologist William C. Bushell will also join us to flesh out the religious and scientific perspectives. We will discuss their various projects and the ways in which you too can learn to consciously control your nervous system and stress regulation.
Organized by Albert Mobilio, three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience. Featuring: Sunil Yapa & Tiphanie Yanique,
Christopher Stackhouse & Rebecca Wolff, and
Robert Polito & Deborah Landau
Organized by Clelia Coussonnet, Botany under Influence explores systems of meaning that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization.
Recorded in part with a drone camera, Stephanie Comilang's video Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise) gives the viewer an unusual and striking vantage point of both Hong Kong and the day-to-day lives of women from the Philippines who have migrated to Hong Kong for domestic work.
In conjunction with Franchise Program Exhibition How to Make Space in Hong Kong.
Open Door, Devora Neumark, and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan invite you to participate in the first annual Outstanding Employer Contest. In conjunction with Franchise Program Exhibition How to Make Space in Hong Kong.
Please join artist Stephanie Comilang for a screening of her video Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise) followed by a public talk. Recorded in part with a drone camera, Comilang's sci-fi film gives the viewer an unusual and striking vantage point of both Hong Kong and the day-to-day lives of women from the Philippines who have migrated to Hong Kong for domestic work.
In conjunction with Franchise Program Exhibition How to Make Space in Hong Kong.
Sierra Club's Scott Nicol will discuss the U.S.-Mexico border wall’s destructive impact on the environment and the Sierra Club’s opposition to border wall construction. With a looming Presidential election, calls for longer, taller border walls are louder now than ever before. Mr. Nicol’s multimedia presentation draws attention to an aspect of border wall construction that is missing in national debates: its impact on wildlife, nature preserves, and border ecology. In conjunction with current exhibition Fencing In Democracy.
Margaret Dorsey, Miguel Díaz-Barriga, Lupe Flores, and Carolina Rocha from The Border Studies Archive at the University of Texas will discuss various issues covered by the archive's collections. In conjunction with current exhibition Fencing In Democracy.
Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey bring together artists, architects, and activists who have re-imagined designs for the US-Mexico border wall or fought its construction, addressing the role of art and architecture to draw attention to important issues of eroding democracy. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
Led by Space Between the Skies organizer Christopher Manzione, this hands-on workshop guides participants in the technical aspects of designing 3D virtual environments, including hardware setup with Oculus Rift and Unity Game Engine. In conjunction with current exhibition Space Between the Skies.
This panel will address the history and future of virtual reality applications within arts, culture, and industry. Media Studies Professor and Curator Christiane Paul, Digital Museum of Digital Art Co-Founder Alfredo Salazar-Caro, and VR Designer Tyler Hopf will discuss how virtual reality has changed since it gained public attention in the late 1980s and 1990s, and the different ways it will be (or already is) incorporated into society. In conjunction with current exhibition Space Between the Skies.
Led by Space Between the Skies organizer Christopher Manzione and VR Designer Nicholas O'Brien, this hands-on workshop guides participants in the technical aspects of designing 3D virtual environments, including hardware setup with Oculus Rift and Unity Game Engine. In conjunction with current exhibition Space Between the Skies.
Organized by Albert Mobilio, three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience. Featuring: Donald Breckenridge and Johannah Rodgers Stephen Tunney and Peter Wortsman Colin Dickey and Lauren Walsh
Organized by Christopher Manzione, the focus of this show will be to replace the physical space of apexart with many different virtual landscapes, either created from data/imagery collected at real world sites or from 3D constructed spaces, thereby transporting the viewer beyond the limits of the physical gallery space.
Janna Kaplan and Heidi Neilson will each present on topics relating to human survival in outer space. Kaplan will draw from her experience as a Space Research Specialist to discuss the tasks and challenges of preparing astronauts for spaceflight, while Neilson will present her Menu for Mars Supper Club project, which envisions the future of cuisine on Mars.
Charles Lindsay and Bruce Coffland discuss their experience working at NASA Ames Moffett Field from their respective points of view of as an artist-researcher and a NASA Operations Manager (Earth Science Office).
Shona Kitchen, Aly Ogasian, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent explore how the nature of expeditions has translated into the modern day with archaeologists, engineers, scientists, and artists exploring a variety of realms, geographical and beyond, while maintaining the same eager hunger to uncover the unknown as the world travelers of early expeditions. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
A Roundtable Discussion with emergency preparedness professionals from the New York City Emergency Management office to consider and evaluate the role of speculative thinking. In conjunction with current exhibition Alternative Unknowns, organized by Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken.
This emergency pre-enactment will be conducted to examine several alternative scenarios made possible by the commissioned artifacts in the current exhibition Alternative Unknowns. Actors interpret the intentions and applications of emergency preparedness objects such as a mobile Citi Bike hack, local hero detector, and at-home disease testing kits.
For Alternative Unknowns, six New York City based artists and designers have been commissioned to create objects that provoke new ways of thinking about emergency preparedness. Each artist will be invited to a conversation with the NYC Emergency Management Department about emergency issues facing the city, and then will be tasked with designing object-based artifacts.
A panel discussion covering different approaches to prison education, the role of prison education, and the corresponding role of educating the public about prisons. Featuring Baz Dreisinger, Craig Cullinane, and Barbara Yontz. In conjunction with the exhibition Life after Death and Elsewhere.
As part of their inaugural education program in New York, Iheap invites artists, curators, and philosophers to explore the convergence of opposing ideologies in French Theory as they apply to vision and visuality within interdisciplinary critical practice. With panelists: Dylan Gauthier, Alexandre Gurita, Steven Henry Madoff, Jean-Luc Nancy (via Skype), Steven Rand, and Giovanni Tusa.
At Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, Tennessee, the men imprisoned on death row each have a story to tell. But, their voices are rarely, if ever, heard. Telling Our Story is a collaboration between individuals living on the "outside" and often unheard inmates. By passing their experiences onto collaborators, their stories become living documents that can be told and retold beyond the prison walls.
Speakers: Lisa Guenther, author of Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration (Fordham University Press, 2015); Cathleen Price, professor, author, and works with the human rights advocacy organizations Equal Justice Initiative; former Tennessee Death Row Inmate Ndume Olatushani; and exhibition organizers Robin Paris and Tom Williams In conjunction with the exhibition Life after Death and Elsewhere.
Life After Death and Elsewhere is an exhibition conceived and organized in collaboration with prisoners on Death Row in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will focus on designs by the prisoners for their own memorials, which take various forms such as drawings, photographs, paintings, models, and text-based pieces.
Filmed entirely through the InContact network, iPhones, and surveillance cameras, InContact explores levels of spectatorship and exhibitionism in our everyday life, when everyone is both a viewer and a performer and the unclear moment when we shift from being involved friends to being performers and audiences. The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A session with Oren.
Despite opposition to the post-Patriot Act surveillance programs adopted by government agencies, individuals continue to engage with social media platforms, sharing personal information online. Profiled observes the dichotomy between an over-sharing society and government and military secrets. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner Moderated by Mary Coyne, Data Gathering: A Public Conversation is an opening day conversation between artists Paolo Cirico, Jenny Odell, Jens Sundheim, and Open Society Foundation curator Yukiko Yamagata. The panelists will reflect on how their practices have responded to and emerged from the pervasive culture of surveillance and will meditate on the recent global societal shift of being constantly observed.
Exhibition organizer Rachel Dedman hosts a bus tour of the 5 venues participating in Space Between Our Fingers, featuring work by Jananne al-Ani, Faycal Baghriche, Ali Cherri, Ala Ebtekar, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Assad Jradi, Mehreen Murtaza, and Larissa Sansour.
As part of Space Between Our Fingers, an apexart Franchise Exhibition, Vartan Avakian will discuss his recent body of work, Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust, composed of crystalized impurities taken from the Burj Al-Khalifa, a manmade lake next to the Dubai shopping mall. Based in Beirut, Vartan Avakian works with video, installation and photography. He is a founding member of the art collective Atfal Ahdath and a member of the Arab Image Foundation.
Described as “The Muppet Show meets Flight of the Concords” by Theater is Easy, Ithai Benjamin sits on a chair much like his digital automatons. Who’s leading who? Recalling vaudeville ventriloquists and their dummies Benjamin and his robots, who are together known as The Princes of Persuasion, banter between songs as if they were jamming in their living room. In conjunction with the exhibition Feel Big Live Small.
Space Between Our Fingers, organized by Rachel Dedman, explores outer space and science fiction as imagined and challenged by artists from the Middle-East. The exhibition will bring together artists working with spaceflight and stars, aliens, and apocalypse – material associated with fantasy, dreaming, discovery, and the unknown. Franchise Program Winner
What will the view from your window look like in 50 years? In this family workshop, we will be creating tunnel books—or dioramas that fold flat. Children will be asked to imagine looking out a window in the future. We will then use collage materials to create miniature models of the worlds they’ve envisioned. In conjunction with the exhibition Feel Big Live Small.
Three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience. Joshua Furst & Vince Passaro remember New York in the gray light of the 1970s. Barry Schwabsky & Joyelle McSweeney uncover the stygian mysteries of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Luis Jaramillo & Matthew Brookshire spend time at Methodist Hospital on Christmas Eve.
Three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience. McKenzie Wark & Jackie Wang pull the bed-skirt up on the Trauma Monster. Ellis Avery & Tayari Jones exit their self-imposed TV deprivation tanks in order to find out what's breaking Twitter every Sunday night. Matthea Harvey & Mary-Ann Monforton meditate on clouds and boxes.
An evening of axial music with George Quasha and Charles Stein. Unlike improvisational music that often recycles rote patterns into new arrangements, axial music aims to release listening habits, expectations, and taste by discovering “living sound” in each instant. This type of practice allows that a sonic field has its own intelligence and sense of logic that follows the emerging sounds. In conjunction with current exhibition Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone, organized by Alastair Noble.
Working in response to the observation that there is not a gallery-going audience in Tanzania, curators Rehema Chachage and Jan van Esch experiment with pop-up exhibitions in venues that locals do visit: beauty salons and barbershops. Beauty Salons and the Beast carries the theme of ‘multiple-choice’ and will feature artworks and interventions from both Tanzanian and international artists.
Celebrated musician, composer, author, and philosopher naturalist, David Rothenberg, known for his extensive and extraordinary work researching and reacting to the relationship between humanity and nature, will present different examples of his work playing music live together with different animals. In conjunction with current exhibition Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone, organized by Alastair Noble.
Private Matters brings together a group of artists who, through individual strategies of sharing various kinds of secure information with the audience, eliminates the boundaries between public and private. In this context, secrets are revealed, security measures of institutions are tested, and myths—both personal and collective—are interrogated.
Inspired by the musical theories of the nineteenth century German doctor and physicist Herman Helmholtz (1821-1894), Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone will examine how sound is an integrative principle in human and natural environments. Multi-media works and sound projects will map journeys, emotions, and memories. Organized by Alastair Noble. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
The Business of Television: Spencer Grimes discusses consumer forces on changing landscape of TV. In conjunction with current exhibition Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution, organized by David Bianculli.
Taking Television Seriously: A talk with two of TV's foremost critics: David Bianculli and Robert Thompson. In conjunction with current exhibition Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution, organized by David Bianculli.
How much did Walt sell his share of Gray Matter for? What is Mr. Big’s real name? How long was Marge in prison after she was caught shoplifting? Think you know the answers to these questions and more? Join apexart and the NYC Trivia League for a very special evening of TV trivia tailored to our current exhibition, Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Featuring: Sarah Braunstein, Joseph Donahue, Bill Giraldi, Karen Schoemer, Star Black, and Laurie Stone. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
David Bianculli, TV critic for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, has been a TV critic for almost 40 years—and a TV viewer for 60. In Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution he exhibits the television programs and transitions that shaped him, impressed him, and maybe even warped him a little. He traces certain TV evolutionary themes through the ages and exhibits some of his personal collections: of related artwork and toys, old television equipment, and decades of promotional press kits and freebies from various TV networks and production houses.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Featuring: Alexandra Chasin, J.C. Hallman, Robert Lopez, James Marcus, Filip Noterdaeme, and Rick Whitaker. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
Join us for a DIY Drones workshop with Grassroots Mappers and Public Lab and participate in inverting the traditional power structure of cartography. Using helium balloons and kites, participant will be able to loft their own "community satellites" made with inexpensive digital cameras. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Decolonized Skies.
The New Cartography: Eyal Weizman and Laura Kurgan in conversation, moderated by Mark Wasiuta is a discussion between two experts on the cutting edge of non-militaristic aerial data collection and analysis. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Decolonized Skies.
Center for the Study of the Drone co-director Arthur Holland Michel sits down with Decolonized Skies curators Yael Messer and Gilad Reich to talk about the evolution and future of the view from above and how civilians can re-appropriate traditional tools of government surveillance for art, research, and activism. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Decolonized Skies.
Detroit: Trans-Farm, organized by Yvette Granata, engages with the world’s largest urban farming project to create and exhibit interdisciplinary urban agricultural works that blend the lines between edible, practical, artistic, and the technological. Franchise Program Winner
Decolonized Skies organized by Yael Messer and Gilad Reich The use of privately owned satellites and drones have grown exponentially in recent years – both for military and civil use – watching over an ever-expanding geography and people. Decolonized Skies re-conceptualizes the air space as ‘commons,’ reclaiming the sky through social and collaborative practices. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
In the presentation Studying Creativity: At the Crossroads of Art and Science, Dr. Mónica López-González discusses the observations and preliminary findings of both cognitive neuroscientific discoveries and artistic explorations to investigate and understand spontaneous creative thinking. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition The Hidden Passengers.
The video works of Monotonic Surfaces emphasize the ecstatic and transformative potential of the environment. In this collaborative performance, Erickson will remix the footage he took inspired by sound art works by Steven Anderson and Stephanie Richards while they perform live. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition The Hidden Passengers.
The Art of Science Education is a discussion on how art can augment and improve science education. Hosted by Story Collider Co-Founder and Director Ben Lillie; panelists include Joanna Ebenstein, Hillary Livingston, and David Wells. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition The Hidden Passengers.
The Hidden Passengers organized by Avi Lubin Through the work of eight international artists, The Hidden Passengers investigates the relationship between science and art and argues that by adopting scientific practices and tools, art finds a way to participate in the world. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
In Falling for Prepositions, Claire Porter weavs together text and movement, emphasizing numerous and wild uses of prepositions. Porter presents a lecture, turned into a dance-music concert, gradually embodying a raging tale of a love affair. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
In OnebyOne, Eva Perrotta and Corinne Cappelletti present a live cartographic performance that maps the pathways of the self through a symbiotic relationship. Unfurling the meaning of support, the performers acknowledge the embodied histories that lay dormant. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
In the interactive performance THIS OLD HOUSE, created and performed by Martha Eddy, is a reflection and homage to the changing codes of the human body as it moves through life from birth, to crawling, creeping, diagonals, spirals…and onwards. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Featuring: Siddhartha Deb, Mike Heppner, Joseph McElroy, Minna Proctor, Catherine Texier, and Wendy S. Walters. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
In Impose Upon Me, created and performed by Christy Funsch, involves the creation, relation, translation, and performance of information via three different systems: visual/experiential, language/descriptive, and notation interpretation. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
Please join us for a panel organized by apexart to celebrate the publication of our latest book Life between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists. With panelists: Melissa Chiu, Museum Director of the Asia Society; Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, co-founder Residency Unlimited; Niels Van Tomme, curator and writer; and others. Moderated by apexart's Executive Director Steven Rand and Media Director Heather Felty. At Cabinet Space, 300 Nevins Street Brooklyn, NY.
In Made Corporeal, Regina Miranda and Patricia Niedermeier explore a series of questions about what is normal, how normal comes to exist, what is considered beyond normality. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Featuring: Eric Banks, Mónica del la Torre, Adam Fitzgerald, Wendy Lesser, Arthur Lubow, and Melanie Rehak. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
In Algorithmic Tattoos Workshop, Jennifer Jacobs of the MIT Media Lab teaches participants how to use design software to create their own algorithmic patterns, and then apply them to the body as temporary tattoos. No prior computer or programming experience is required. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
For Touchy Feely Tech: Coding for the Social & Emotional Body, Katherine Isbister presents a series of evocative tech prototypes built to better support the social and emotional aspects of being in the world and being with each other. In conjunction with the exhibition Coding the Body, organized by Leah Buechley.
Coding the Body organized by Leah Buechley Coding the Body interrogates the relationships between humans and code. It explores how code is being used to understand, control, decorate, and replicate us. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of code and its manifestations while casting a wary eye on its ever expanding power.
An evening of screenings considering a meditative approach towards the peculiarities and discrepancies of structures that culture imposes upon itself. The artists included in Current Conditions comment on the fallacy of physical and mental limits to contain the many itinerations of people and their societies, ideologies and ambitions.
In conjunction with the exhibition Private Matters, organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams, this panel discussion brings together artists and theorists to discuss the present and future of digital anonymity and its relevance for aesthetics, politics, and economics.
Within the context of Private Matters, this discussion will address ways in which the general public can avoid or resist surveillance in practical and day-to-day situations. Featuring artist Adam Harvey, designer Geneviewe Hoffman, and Research Action Design co-founder Becky Hurwitz. Moderated by Private Matters curator Ceren Erdem.
On the Streets is inspired by the vendor cultures of Southeast Asia, where sidewalks and plazas are an essential meeting ground for commerce and social interactions. This exhibition is a comparative look at the effects of globalization on public communities worldwide through observations of their street life. Franchise Program Winner
In conjunction with SCARYOKE!!!, organized by Dan Kois. We're bringing some of NYC's top culture critics together to take the SCARYOKE!!! Challenge but we're switching up the rules; we're giving each singer a chance to pick their song.
Join SCARYOKE!!! organizer Dan Kois and special guests Rob Sheffield, Stacy Horn, Aisha Harris, and KJ John Brophy for a panel discussion on the art, science, law, and cultural politics of singing in public. Can karaoke be art? How can singing in public affect your brain chemistry? What about the racial dynamics of karaoke: Should white people rap? What happens when black people sing in front of white audiences?
Vaquero: The Forgotten Cowboy, directed by Hector Galán, examines a little-known aspect of Americana—the 400-year-old tradition of the vaquero, or Mexican-American cowboy. The legacy of the vaquero is told through the stories of the few remaining members of this dying breed. At Marfa Public Library Screening Room, Marfa, TX In conjunction with the exhibition Heterotopia organized by crystal am nelson.
Evidentiary Dilemmas is a series of documentary and fictional films that question the stability of witnessing. Some films are personal, domestic and familial while others focus on historic moments and parody the inconsistencies of hearsay. Evidentiary Dilemmas acknowledges disorientation as an honest state of being. In conjunction with the exhibition Death of a Cameraman organized by Martin Waldmeier
Reeda Peel will present a lecture on Meyers Springs, a major source of water in dry west Texas and a center for human activity for thousands of years. At the spring site, Native American artists recorded the European contact with the indigenous people atop the older paintings. At The Lumberyard, 213 S. Dean Street (enter on E. Dallas around the corner from The Get Go), Marfa, TX In conjunction with the exhibition Heterotopia organized by crystal am nelson.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Christopher Sorrentino & Andrew Hultkrans, Nelly Reifler & Cathy Park Hong, Timothy Donnelly & Mary Jo Bang. Organized by Albert Mobilio
Heterotopia organized by crystal am nelson Exploring the cultural landscape of Marfa that pre-dates Donald Judd and the contemporary art influence, Heterotopia will illuminate the pre-Minimalist history of this West Texas town. Franchise Program Winner
Death of a Cameraman organized by Martin Waldmeier Anchored by a video captured by a Syrian cameraman who was killed while documenting a violent uprising, Death of a Cameraman explores the complex space between the camera and eye and between documentary, documentarists, and the documented. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
NY Times journalist Liam Stack will discuss the state of journalism in Syria and share his curated video project, Watching Syria's War. Moderated by Martin Waldmeier. Tuesday, Sept 24: 7 pm In conjunction with the exhibition Death of a Cameraman organized by Martin Waldmeier
Hear from two apexart residents about their recent international programs. Outbound Resident Sally Gil will reflect on her month in São Paulo and current Inbound Resident Lior Pinsky from Jerusalem speaks about his impressions of his first time in New York. In conversation with Bad at Sports correspondent Amanda Browder, Sally and Lior will speak to the effects of travel on creativity and how taking a break from making art can inspire creativity.
Hear from two apexart residents about their recent international programs. Outbound Resident Gisela Insuaste will reflect on her month in Bangkok and current Inbound Resident Konstantin Adjer from Moscow speaks about his impressions of his first time in New York. In conversation with Bad at Sports correspondent Amanda Browder, Gisela and Konstantin will speak to the effects of travel on creativity and how taking a break from making art can inspire creativity.
Scholar Anca Parvulescu presents a reading of a letter from Kafka to Felice Bauer, in which he describes a burst of laughter. Parvulescu is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. Her new book, Laughter:Notes on a Passion, tells the story of a modern prohibition on laughter. In conjunction with the exhibition organized by Kari Cwynar.
Australian artist Stuart Ringholt hosts a Naturist Day at apexart on May 25, featuring an artist talk, a curator's talk, and several Laughter Workshops throughout the afternoon. (All are welcome; all present must be naked.) Free with RSVP. In conjunction with the exhibition organized by Kari Cwynar.
Memphis Social organized by Bill Doherty and Tom McGlynn Presented in various venues throughout Memphis, this exhibition will highlight local cultural traditions alongside the work of international artists. Franchise Program Winner
Since 2008, John Powers has been writing about post-war art, politics, and cinema at his blog, Star Wars Modern. For this event at apexart, Powers will place Project Echo, the giant inflatable "satelloon" the United States launched in 1959, within his ongoing exploration of sci-fi, Minimalism, and American power. In conjunction with the exhibition Exhibition Space.
Professor Frits Paerels, an astrophysicist at Columbia University, will discuss the history of the National Geographic Society's photographic survey of the night sky from 1958, and the evolution of telescopes, detectors, and other tools astronomers use to study objects in space. He will lead a hands-on search for galaxies, stars, and other celestial targets using the photo plates on view at apexart and the online Digitized Sky Survey. In conjunction with the exhibition Exhibition Space. Ages 13-up.
Ethiopia: A Reenactment Through Fiction and Image This evening of fiction, photography, and film will feature artists addressing issues of history, freedom of expression, and human rights in contemporary Ethiopia.
22 years on, the memory of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait tends to either fade completely or be replaced with new stories about what transpired. The presenter Ala' Diab sifts through his personal memory box to find sounds and music from the past, evoking his interpretation of living through these events. Ala' Diab is a designer of games and interactive experiences. In conjunction with the exhibition Open Sesame.
Sita Sings The Kuwaiti Blues is a personal interpretation of what happened in Kuwait between August 2, 1990, and February 27, 1991. Made of re-edited material, it is a tribute to all the videos that were shared and continue to be shared over the past 20 years, in different forms, and by thousands of Arabs. In conjunction with the exhibition Open Sesame.
apexart will have a table at the CAA meeting this year to highlight our Publications Program. On Friday, February 15: 2-3 pm, we will host a presentation on our upcoming book Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists. Stop by the table to learn more and receive a free copy of a recent publication. Booth 821 / Americas Hall II
apexart and Bad at Sports continue the Resident Talk collaborations with current Inbound Resident Sojung Jun and recent Outbound Resident Shani Peters, participants in the New York/Seoul exchange program, in conversation with BAS' Amanda Browder.
Open Sesame invites artists to respond to stories collected from families from Kuwait who were forced to leave their homes during Saddam Hussein's regime, moving to Jordan, Egypt, and the USA. Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
Debbie Millman presents an illustrated lecture on the psychology of branding. In conjunction with Rob Walker's exhibition As Real As It Gets, which looks at our relationship to material culture through fake brands and fictional products. Debbie Millman is a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the Design Observer podcast "Design Matters."
Fake brands, real products. Join us for a tutorial in using Tinkercad 3D design software and the MakerBot Replicator to create your own imaginary brands and products. In conjuction with the Rob Walker's exhibition As Real As It Gets which examines fictional products that artists and designers have made real.
Three pairs of authors write original pieces about shared experiences. Susan Daitch and Christopher Beha write about their visit to the New York Aquarium. Richard Price and Lorraine Adams talk about going home. And Jennifer Gilmore and Joanna Hershon reflect on Red Hook in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
Musicians affiliated with the online Disquiet Junto collective will gather to perform speculative sound works created with documentary audio from retail establishments. Inspired by Émile Zola's fictional department store, The Ladies' Paradise, this assignment asks musicians to create a sound enviroment for the fake brand. Organized by Marc Weidenbaum, in conjuction with the exhibition As Real As It Gets, organized by Rob Walker.
Double Take round two! It's a commonplace — we all see things our own way. When three pairs of authors each trade takes on a shared experience they reveal just how different perception and prose can be. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
Bringing together leading theorists of contemporary art and culture, curators and artists, this panel discussion addresses the complex relationship between creative practice and political activism. Key presentations by Andrea Geyer, Marisa Jahn, Josh MacPhee, Mitch McEwen, Yates McKee, and Benjamin Young examine the shifting parameters of socially engaged art and theory within the context of these emerging political events. The discussion is introduced and moderated by Natalie Musteata.
A walk-through of the exhibition UNREST: Revolt against Reason, led by exhibition organizer Natalie Musteata with artist Iman Issa. The walk-through will address the shifting parameters of socially engaged art within the context of political events in the 21st Century, as well as the ideas behind the exhibition with a specific discussion of the works on view.
apexart and Bad at Sports wrap up their season of Resident Talk collaborations* with Outbound Residents James Walsh, who traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, and Stephanie Powell, who traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder from the Bad at Sports team will conduct the interview at the Radial Bench on the High Line off the 29th Street entrance.
Brian Sholis leads a tour of The Permanent Way on the last day of the exhibition, discussing his interest in the show's subject and the relationship between the construction of the trans-continental railroad, the American landscape, and photography.
At the end of the nineteenth century, it was apparent that New York City needed a new way to get people and goods into and through town. Ferries would no longer suffice. The solution, briefly stated, was tunnels. On this walking tour, led by exhibition organizer Brian Sholis, learn the full story of the visionary engineering projects—including the original Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal—that rerouted traffic and reshaped the cityscape. In conjunction with The Permanent Way.
Songs For People I Will Never See Again is a live music performance of original music by Lucy Foley and Ross Bonadonna, drawn together with projected imagery and a spoken word narrative that weaves throughout the performance.
Featuring current Inbound Resident Athenian silkscreener Manolis Angeliakis and recent Outbound Resident Nilay Lawson, from Washington D.C., will talk with Bad at Sports' Duncan MacKenzie and Amanda Browder about their travels and explorations.
apexart will present a public program organzied by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi entitled A Life in Pictures. Printing over a thousand of his own digital images, Olujimi invites gallery visitors to exchange snapshots from their life with selections from his photographic archive.
Double Take: It's a commonplace—we all see things our own way. When three pairs of authors each trade takes on a shared experience they reveal just how different perception and prose can be. Featuring Darcey Steinke & Shelley Jackson; Paul La Farge & Emily Barton; Joshua Cohen & Justin Taylor. Organized by Albert Mobilio.
The Past and Future of Urban Mobility, with presentations by Elias Cattan from Taller13, transport historian Georg Leidenberger, and Salvador Medina Ramirez from ITDP presenting the recently published Life and Death of Urban Highways. In conjunction with the exhibition Flesh and Concrete curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar, on view now in Mexico City. Meet on 9th floor of Flesh & Concrete exhibition site in Mexico City — view map.
Walk by Haz Ciudad (in honour of Jane Jacobs) in the affected area of Magdalena Contreras. The walk starts and ends at the exhibition site. In conjunction with the exhibition Flesh and Concrete curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar, on view now in Mexico City. Meet at the entrance of Flesh & Concrete exhibition site in Mexico City — view map.
Based on the idea of creating a franchise, annually apexart holds a worldwide open call for proposals for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world outside New York City. From April 4 - May 2, 2012, we will again accept 500-word submissions outlining your idea for an exhibition.
Mega-projects: presentations by Margarita Pérez Negrete, sociologist currently researching the spread of the Santa Fe model of development and the effects of the Supervia construction, Todd Litman from the Victoria Transport Institute, Alberto Serdan who has done extensive research into the financing of the Supervia construction. In conjunction with the exhibition Flesh and Concrete curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar, on view now in Mexico City. Meet on 9th floor of Flesh & Concrete exhibition site in Mexico City — view map.
Bicitekas bicycle action, meeting place: Angel de la independencia, Mexico City.In conjunction with the exhibition Flesh and Concrete curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar, on view now in Mexico City.
The City as an Eco-System, with presentations by biologist Luis Zambrano and Ana Mendoza Ochoa from the Institute of Ecology at UNAM. In conjunction with the exhibition Flesh and Concrete curated by Jaya Klara Brekke and Julio Salazar, on view now in Mexico City. Meet on 9th floor of Flesh & Concrete exhibition site in Mexico City — view map.
Where does the responsibility of the pornographer lie? Lynsey G., porn critic and curator of the current exhibition Consent, moderates an evening of discussion of this important issue and others with Cindy Gallop, Sarah Forbes, Tina Horn, Sinnamon Love, Dan Reilly, and Madison Young.
We've run together scenes from The Graduate and The Graduate XXX to use as discussion fodder for the porn parody version, mostly as comparison, and to tie the storyline together where the parody doesn't... um... do such a good job. Featuring commentary on the film by the film's producer Dan Reilly and the exhibition's curator Lynsey G, popcorn, and—at long last—Mrs. Robinson giving a blowjob. In conjunction with the exhibition Consent, curated by Lynsey G.
apexart and Bad at Sports collaborate again for their Resident Talk with current apexart Inbound Resident, Kiron Robinson, visiting from Melbourne, Australia. Amanda Browder and Richard Holland from the Bad at Sports team will interview Kiron on the East River Ferry.
Charles Armstrong will discuss the North Korean propaganda films on view in the current exhibition A Postcard from Afar: North Korea from a Distance, curated by Mark Feary. A screening of the films will be be followed by commentary by Charles Armstrong, Professor of History, Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University.
apexart and Bad at Sports are collaborating once again for their Resident Talk with current apexart Inbound Resident, Nanna Nordström, visiting from Stockholm, Sweden. Amanda Browder and Tom Sanford from the Bad at Sports team will interview Nanna in the depths of a once-hospital out in Brooklyn, getting to the bottom of what exactly the apexart Residency is, what her experiences have been during her month in New York, and new influences the city has brought. Location: Arts @ Renaissance space / 2 Kingsland Ave (@Maspeth Ave), Garden Level, East Williamsburg — L Train Graham stop
On the occasion of the publication of Artur Żmijewski's Trembling Bodies: Conversations with Artists, Stanislaw Ruksza will be hosting a screening of films by artists interviewed in the book including Paweł Althamer, Katarzyna Górna, Zbigniew Libera, Joanna Rajkowska, and Artur Żmijewski. Introduction by Stanisław Ruksza (co-editor, curator, artistic director of Center of Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom; apexart resident in 2009.)
Leor Grady and Carlos Motta discussed their participation in the exhibition The Walls That Divide Us and the themes that unify their work including safety and danger and the key feelings elicited by wall building.
These authors are Mad as Hell! Organized by author and editor Albert Mobilio, Mad as Hell is an afternoon of rants, raves, and diatribes from some of New York's most celebrated authors: Dale Peck, Lynne Tillman, Eileen Myles, Patrick McGrath, Elissa Schappell, and John Haskell.
Joanna Ebenstein, Outbound Resident to Seoul, South Korea, in conversation with past apexart Outbound Residents, including Valerie Crosswhite who participated in the Seoul exchange in 2010, Edwin Ramoran who travelled to Athens in 2007, and Jayson Keeling who went to Addis Ababa in 2009.
To mark the end of apexart's second exchange with Seoul, South Korea, current resident Nung Saeng Park will share his thoughts on the program and his time in New York with David Kwon, Associate Director of Kips Gallery in Chelsea.
apexart continues its reading series with a new edition featuring 12 new authors, including Greg Ames, Angela Ashman, Melissa Broder, Joseph Colonna, Marcy Dermansky, Richard Foerster, Heather Kristin, Dylan Landis, Eric Lindley, Albert Mobilio, Stephen O’Connor, and Shelly Oria
Join us for a poetry workshop for kids ages 8-12 where kids will create poetry out of excuses. Working around the theme of "why I didn't do my homework" poet Danielle Blau will introduce examples of poetry and work with kids to create their own rhymes.
Join us on opening night for a panel of Let It End Like This contributors, hosted by the exhibition curator, Todd Zuniga. Rick Meyerowitz, Aaron Garretson, Jena Friedman, and Elna Baker will discuss how pondering their own deaths led to the creation of their projects for this show. Opening reception will follow.
Screening of Psychic Parrot (Derek Lamb, 1975, 26 min.): An ordinary middle class suburban couple decides to live it up on the evening of the apocalypse, as predicted by a celebrity parrot on TV. In conjunction with current exhibition, also on view: Change the Channel curated by Gary Fogelson and Michael Hutcherson.
Change the Channel curators Gary Fogelson and Michael Hutcherson will host a screening followed by an informal Q+A. In addition to selected clips from their favorite WCVB-TV shows, they will show an episode of the sitcom Park St. Under and Derek Lamb's Psychic Parrot, a short film about a parrot that predicts the apocalypse.
Join us for a conversation between recent apexart Outbound Residents Valerie Crosswhite (returning from Seoul, South Korea) and Nicky Enright (returning from Bangkok, Thailand). Fresh from their adventures in Asia, Valerie and Nicky will share pictures and stories from their travels, compare and contrast their experiences abroad, and discuss the inspiration that they found on their journies.
Join us for a conversation with current apexart resident, Diego Teo, about the Mexican community in New York and the question of visibility. The event will be held in Spanish and will center on Diego's observations during his residency.
Like any good tourist, when Charles Dickens visited America in 1842, he sampled the local food and drink. So what did a Cocktail taste like in 1842? Join us as we bring to life the drinks from the pages of Dicken's book and from the archives of historic gastronomy. Hosted by Sarah Lohman. In conjuction with You can't get there from here but you can get here from there
ohn Kelly, Liz Magic Laser, David Levine, and Alix Pearlstein discuss their work and its relationship to theater. As art appropriates theater, how does the aesthetics of performance evolve? The discussion, moderated by Paul David Young, is organized by and will be published in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press). apexart will be open from 6-8 pm in conjunction with SoHo night.
Sina Najafi will talk about the changing practice of goal celebration and how these increasingly flamboyant performances reflect on the sport and those who play it. Introduced by Men With Balls exhibition curator Simon Critchley.
Thom Donovan and Sreshta Rit Premnath, at the invitation of Museo magazine, will interview Svetlana Boym and Matthew Buckingham about the potential of unrealized futures. In conjunction with Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining
Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts is a membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology. In conjunction with Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining
Tom Sanford will moderate a panel of five other painters who will talk about painting, including: Kamrooz Aram, Holly Coulis, David Humphrey, Dike Blair and Deborah Kass. In conjunction with Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining
On the eve of Deitch's departure from New York, McCormick will talk to him about his time and legacy as one of the most visible, dynamic and controversial players in the New York art world. In conjunction with Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining
organized by Bad at Sports You have a question, Bad at Sports has an answer. Part retrospective, part answers to submitted video questions, this exhibition will shed some light on the podcast and blog Bad at Sports.
curated by author Bruce Bauman apexart is pleased to present its inaugural reading series presenting the work of new and emerging authors. Featuring eight writers of diverse genres, the evenings promise to unleash exciting new voices on the American literary landscape.
curated by author Bruce Bauman apexart is pleased to present its inaugural reading series presenting the work of new and emerging authors. Featuring eight writers of diverse genres, the evenings promise to unleash exciting new voices on the American literary landscape.
curated by Zoë Gray An extract from the eponymous non-stop film program that took place February 4-7, 2010, as part of the year-long Morality project at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
curated by Zoë Gray An extract from the eponymous non-stop film program that took place February 4-7, 2010, as part of the year-long Morality project at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
three days of movie screenings curated by Zoë Gray An extract from the eponymous non-stop film program that took place February 4-7, 2010, as part of the year-long Morality project at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
In conjunction with the apexart exhibition free size in Thailand, where artists will work alongside employees inside the Sinudom Silk Screen Factory, the New York space will host a silkscreening workshop for kids ages 6-12. Instructor McKendree Key will teach silkscreening basics and t-shirts will be on hand to purchase for $3.
For Franchise 2010 we received 243 exhibition proposals from 63 countries, and jurors submitted over 5,000 votes to identify a winner. We are pleased to announce that an exhibition to be located in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, authored by Logan Bay, has won.
Presentation by Marina Grzinic (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Discussion on the topic of De-linking From Capital and the Colonial Matrix of Power with guests: Neferti X. M. Tadiar, Jonathan Beller and Besnik Pula.
A week of events organized by Antony Hudek, curator of The Incidental Person. The week culminates with a roundtable discussion with Claire Bishop, Noa Latham, Julie Martin, Barbara Steveni and Stephen Wright on Saturday, February 20, 3 pm.
curated by Antony Hudek The late British artist John Latham referred to the 'Incidental Person' as someone who invests a situation, observes it and responds to it in a specific, though not necessarily tangible or practical, way.
Poetry is compared to childhood games as a means to dissolve the distance between subject and object. Join current apexart resident LUIS SAGASTI in conversation with New York based poet and art critic RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN.
Art and fashion's influence on the definition of society, identity and culture as well as the relationship between fashion design, cultural engagement and performative action constitute the thematic core of this exhibition.
Current apexart resident British artist KELLY WARMAN, and MATTHEW LYONS, curator for the Kitchen, discuss the translation of the written word into performative, mediated and cinematic space, focusing on contemporary literature and film that has evolved from the novel form. In addition, Kelly Warman will read excerpts from her residency diary.
As part of apexart's Franchise Project JOSEPH GRIMA will discuss the role of architecture and how it relates to the success story of franchising in the U.S., examining the standardized architectural prototypes of franchising alongside the typography of the "white cube" gallery space.
STANISLAW RUKSZA (curator, art historian) and MARTHA KIRSZENBAUM (curator) consider stereotyped myths of Poland and communism, peripheries as stimulating places, and European politics and the conservative shift. They will also discuss the power of utopia, Polish critical art, history, and curatorial strategies.
ser·en·dip·i·ty (srn-dp-t): Current apexart resident Rebecca Key and curator/media historian Michael Connor meet for the first time in person. What can you learn about a person in the first meeting? What will they talk about? Anything.....everything......or nothing?
Anthony Berlet, M.D., curator of apexart's current exhibition I Am Art discusses historical practices, modern procedures and the fine line between craftsmanship and art in contemporary plastic surgery.
apexart welcomes Brett Loudermilk, one of today's top sideshow performers and authority on the strange, the odd and the bizarre. Brett will discuss what it was like growing up in a Pentecostal Faith Healing tent show, traveling in the last carnival Ten-in-One sideshow in America, and how he became the youngest sword swallower in the world. Brett will perform select pieces from his one-man show and will answer any questions the audience may have. Not only is the event free, but as a bonus after all questions have been addressed, visitors will be shown the Egress. In conjunction with Kick My Heart's Ass.
Opening reception for Kick My Heart's Ass curated by Davy Rothbart If the secrets to finding true love are often elusive, well, so are the secrets to making films about love. How do you inject humor into a film about heartbreak? How do you portray a happy romance without being too saccharine and oversentimental? Author and filmmaker Davy Rothbart, at work on a personal documentary called My Heart Is An Idiot, has asked a collection of talented and eclectic friends to explore these and other challenges by producing short, love-related films of their own.
Parallel symposium in conjunction with apexart exhibition Nameless Science at The Cooper Union (Wollman Auditorium). Concerning the Significance of Artistic Research for Art Education with presentations by artists in the exhibition, discussions with critical referents and keynote statements by Sarat Maharaj, Grant Kester and George Smith.
Opening reception for Nameless Science curated by Henk Slager The debate on artistic research emerging worldwide in the field of visual art for some five years focuses on what artistic research could be or should be. Nameless Science aims to expand this debate by showing the outcome of artistic research in seven examples of best practices from artistic PhD projects.
Join current apexart resident Eugen Radescu in conversation with Bosko Blagojevic about the role of innocence in the post societies. Coming from Romania, a post communist, post modern and post conceptual society, Eugen Radescu will be talking about the subject of innocence and its political and social implications in modern day Romania.
Join apexart and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Founder & Artistic Director of ROOFTOP FILMS, in a discussion on the technological movement in cell phone capability that is influencing and altering the public’s ability to capture moments, generate content, and create entirely new modes of communication.
Special Tours for Nessie Does New York Join Dr. Alexis Macnab, Cryptozoologist, as she explores and explains the origins, symbolism and hoaxes that populate the field. Hear tales of sightings, notorious exploits, scandals and fantasy that surround these tales and the science that guides Cryptozoologists.
Three Moons of Jupiter: A Conversation from the Post-Communist Universe Join current apexart resident Simon Rees in conversation with ISCP residents Diana Artus and Jan Serych as they explore legacies of communist modernity and its impact on Lithuania, the former DDR, and the Czech Republic.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston Delve into the artistic genius and manic depression of singer/songwriter/artist Daniel Johnston to learn about madness, creativity and love. Current footage, vintage performances, home movies and interviews with friends and families draw an intimate portrait of one of the founders of Indie music. Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig.
Please join apexart and Boris Groys in a public discussion of the current exhibition, Thinking in Loop: Three videos on iconoclasm, ritual and immortality. Groys will describe the inception and method behind his video collages, followed by questions from apexart Executive Director Steven Rand and the audience.
The exhibition's curators and special guests Croatian artist Sanja Ivekovic and Russian-American theoretician Svetlana Boym discussed in conjunction with the current exhibition Stalking with Stories: The Pioneers of the Immemorable.
Residency programs have become an essential component of the arts community, bringing hundreds of artists, curators and others to New York each year. apexart presents a discussion with program administrators, funders, and artists on the residency as an institution. Nathalie Angles, Fritzie Brown, Alexandra do Carmo, Kambui Olujimi and Steven Rand in conversation.
Brazilian artist and curator Eduardo Verderame, discussed the complex and ever-changing role played by public art in Brazil -- and, by way of comparison, New York -- based on his experience as an organizer of several large-scale arts events that are part festival, part street intervention.
Current apexart resident Boyan Manchev (Philosopher, Paris, Sofia) in dialogue with Radhika Subramaniam, Director of Cultural Programs at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Boyan Manchev will discuss "open concepts" such as disorganisation, resistance, joy and community, while reflecting on the question: can contemporary art still be radical if it can be at all.
Current apexart resident Hinako Kasagi (curator, Nagoya City, Japan) and New York-based video artist and filmmaker Shelly Silver discuss the past, present and future role of Japanese women in the arts in Japan and abroad.
What are the potential gains of physical and intellectual relocation? And, more importantly, can we displace our focus without losses? Aniko Erdosi (curator and art historian, Budapest, Hungary), Hakan Topal (artist and founding member of Xurban_Collective, New York - Istanbul) and Katarina Sevic (artist, Budapest) will discuss issues of transference and displacement as addressed by the exhibition.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz will speak about the contemporary art scene in Puerto Rico and screen some Puerto Rican archival films alongside some of her recent videos. Co-Director and Co-Founder of Cinema Tropical (NYC) Carlos Gutierrez will introduce Beatriz and moderate a discussion following.