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Dirty Looks is a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video featuring Michael Robinson and Jack Smith.  Smith. was the grandaddy of the underground film scene, who used actual debris to construct libidinal playlands for his flaming creatures and Robinson is one of the most exciting new voices in experimental film, making personal, digital landscapes out of our cultural debris.

Artists Wanted is hosting a competition celebrating the power of self portraits and offering a chance to win one year of your life paid for. “The Power of Self,” has been scouring the world for artists creating inspired works of self-portraiture.  An artist’s story, told through images, is the most powerful story ever told.  Artists, photographers, designers and new media artists from all around the world are welcome to submit. The deadline is Friday, April 15th at midnight so hurry up and apply!

In his second solo exhibition David Scanavino has approached it through three different formal strategies, all of which allude to a delineation of social and structural associations. From his use of institutional floor tiles to a pulped Financial Times newspaper as material, his work makes oblique reference to to the ways in which we occupy both conventional architectural space and larger social systems. An opening reception will be held for the artist on April 17 from 6 to 8 PM.

More than a dozen innovative artists at the intersection of indie rock, contemporary jazz, and avant-garde performance will come together at Abrons to present a benefit concert to support recovery efforts in Japan. “The tragedy and devastation is really overwhelming,” says John Zorn, who has organized and will host the evening. “I’ve always felt a strong personal connection to Japan, and I’m just glad to be able to do my part to help. It should be an amazing night.”

Come see collages by Lulu de Kwiatkowski as part of her debut showing. Kwiatkowski, famous as the designer of textiles under the name LULU DK, will provide signed copies of the accompanying book, LULU.

Zhang Dali's New Slogan paintings are an elaboration on his previous series, further developing his interest in the current Chinese zeitgeist. The artist appropriates various Chinese government slogans which are phrases that characterize the sociopolitical climate of mainland China and are plastered around the city of Beijing.  Eli Klein Fine Art is pleased to present Zhang Dali's fifth exhibition and first solo show at the gallery, opening reception on Monday, April 4 from 6 - 9 PM.


Tonight at 6:30 pm, join Manhattan Youth and special guest Dr. Marjorie Snyder of the Women's Sports Foundation in a discussion of why urban girls participate in sports at half the rate of urban boys, and what we can do about it in our community. We will share experiences, address challenges, and discuss strategies for creating or improving sports programming to attract and retain more girls.


Join Creative Time at the kickoff rally and after party for The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF)’s national Teach 4 Amerika tour next Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30pm-8pm at The Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street in Manhattan. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally, the event is the first in a series of rallies and conversations that call for a rethinking of the current art education system

Throughout her practice, Emily Roysdon’s multidisciplinary approach to art making has incorporated photography, printmaking, performance, and an extensive history of collaboration. For her first solo exhibition in New York, Positions brings together a body of work that culminates around a dialectic consideration of language, choreography, and political representation.

There are at least four lights in L.A. There’s the cruel, actinic light of late July. Its glare cuts piteously through the general shabbiness of Los Angeles. Second comes the nostalgic, golden light of late October. It turns Los Angeles into El Dorado, a city of fool’s gold. It’s the light the tourists come for – the light, more specific, of unearned nostalgia.

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