Arts & Entertainment

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present “First Class/Second Class”, an exhibition curated by Asya Geisberg and Leah Oates, with Chris Verene, Rebecca Morgan, Miles Ladin, Devin Troy Strother, Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Holly Jarrett, Conor McGrady, and Brian Shumway.


Casa de Costa is pleased to announce Protect from Light, a solo photography exhibition by artist Josh McNey opening Friday April 29th. Protect from Light features nearly thirty unpublished photographs, including landscapes, still life and portraits primarily from McNey’s work with college wrestlers, professional bull riders and other athletes. Showcasing just some selections from a decade-long practice, Protect from Light provides the first opportunity to see a substantial collection of finished work by the artist.

No one seems to be sure what the decline of modernism's cultural influence, beginning sometime in the 1950's and 60's, has led to. The return of narrative and ornament in the art and architecture of the 1970's suggested an effort to break with the immediate past, but the privileging of rationalism as a guiding social order evident in the idea of markets finding their perfect equilibrium continues to dominate economic discourse, despite the occasionally irrational results.


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.

 


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