Harlem Is…Dance


Check out “harlem is … DANCE // Special Artist Reception” on Eventbrite!

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016

Location: MIST Harlem

The exhibition celebrates the legacy of dance in Harlem and includes work by over 14 artists and conributors that either work or live in Harlem. The celebration will include lots of exciting components! RSVP info below:

RSVP email: info@communityworksnyc.org

RSVP phone: 212-459-1854

RSVP on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-is-dance-special-artist-reception-tickets-26933154791?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre

Heart, Voice, Song: Three Meetings Performances


NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial exhibition will present three must-see performances:

Thu, Sep 4th, 7pm: Sable Elyse Smith, Simone Tyson, Sara Jimenez.
Fri, Sep 5th, 10am – 9pm: The piece will be open to the public.
Sat, Sep 6th, 1pm: Vocal ensemble Lush Tongue.
Sat, Oct 11th, 3pm: Christhian Diaz.

The performances will activate Meeting Table, part collective musical instrument, part tool for group facilitation. Through combinations of heart, voice, and song, the performances develop the themes of the piece: considering how individuals can share airtime, share power, and acknowledge each other’s presence.

Meeting Table explores group dynamics, ways of articulation, expression, and being together through the reconfiguration of sonic space. The table, constructed as a responsive drum, amplifies the performers’ heartbeats, becoming a collective resonant body. Five stethoscopes are connected to the drum for performers to hold against their chest. The signals are passed to a series of analog electronic circuits that are embedded on the inside of the drum, where they are filtered, amplified, and mixed together. The drum then plays itself, amplifying and resonating with the group’s continually changing pulse.

More information about the show at http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/nyc-makers

Hope to see you there!

Current Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Current Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Visit The Studio Museum in Harlem for the last weeks of the Fall/Winter 2013-14 season! Come see The Shadows Took Shape, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art,  and Harlem Postcards: Fall/Winter 2013-14 before it ends on March 9, 2014.

Photo Caption: Jamal Cyrus “Texas Fried Tenor (Learning to Work the Saxophone)” 2012 Tenor saxophone, flour, water, egg, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, foam adhesive (Photo by Erin Hylton)

Dumbo Arts Festival 2013


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Location: East River Cove. Photo credit: 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival. http://dumboartsfestival.com/2013/exhibition/ship-of-tolerance

As Fall’s crisp air flows through the streets of New York City the art world gears up for a full season of fantastic shows and enthralling events. One such event is the DUMBO Arts Festival happening this week in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. A three-day music, art and performance celebration Dumbo Arts Festival 2013 will not disappoint. Formerly an industrial section of the city desolate of visitors, the DUMBO Arts Festival shows you some of the best Brooklyn has to offer. In addition, with a wide selection of food and culture choices the DUMBO Arts Festival also has awesome architecture and Manhattan skyline views. The official Festival hours are Friday September 27th from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday September 28th noon to 9pm, and Sunday September 29th from noon to 6pm with outdoor projections on view through midnight September 27th-29th.

Looking forward to these two things at the DUMBO Arts Festival:

1. DUMBO Walls = Underneath the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) 8 international and local street artists created murals stretching four blocks long through The DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (NYCDOT) and the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Participating artists include CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister, and Yuko Shimizu.


CAM. Location: York and Adams Streets. Photo credit 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival. http://dumboartsfestival.com/2013/exhibition/cam

2. Ship of Tolerance =  In each city, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have schoolchildren create drawings connected to the themes of hope and tolerance that will become sails and. At every stop the boat is assembled on-site by local craftspeople and shipbuilders. Previous iterations of the Ship of Tolerance have been conducted in Siwa, Egypt; Venice, Italy; San Moritz, Switzerland; and Sharjah, UAE with the help of school children. For the Brooklyn launch at DUMBO Arts Festival, the Kabakovs partnered with Studio in a School and received more than 1000 submissions for 150 slots. A sail-raising celebration will let the children and the audience find out which paintings were chosen to create the sail.



The Ship of Tolerance, Siwa. Photo: Emilia Kabakov. http://www.nycgo.com/articles/emilia-kabakov-ship-of-tolerance-nyc