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Rachelle Dang: Couroupita/Corpus

November 20, 2020 - December 20, 2020
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Couroupita/Corpus is the first institutional solo exhibition by 2019-2020 A.I.R. Fellow Rachelle Dang. Born and raised in Hawai`i, Dang considers transoceanic colonial histories and intertwined legacies of control over environments and populations.

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Exhibitions

Sareh Imani: Center is not a particular point on the earth’s surface

November 20, 2020 - December 20, 2020
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Imani’s titular multi-channel video projection navigates the making and unmaking of interior space through self-surveillance and the passage of time. This is Imani’s first solo exhibition in New York City.

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Nancy Storrow: Fragile

November 20, 2020 - December 20, 2020
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Fragile is an installation of abstracted leaf “portraits.” With pastel drawings pinned across the gallery walls at fluctuating intervals and heights, the installation forms a rhythmic narrative, punctuated by lightness and gravity.

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These Are The Gifts

November 20, 2020 - December 12, 2020
Contemporaries, 192 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Contemporaries's Author-In-Residence and Architect Katie Swenson invites viewers on a journey of writing, reading, and listening through her recently published books “Design With Love” and “In Bohemia.” Through conversations and daily recorded readings, Swenson meditates on an expanded role of architecture, and the necessity for the practice to embrace love and kindness as tools for urban design.

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Digital Event

The Symposium: Only the Lonely Can Play. Advice for the Lovelorn.

November 22, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Higher Pictures Generation, 16 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On the occasion of Gina Osterloh's inaugural solo exhibition at Higher Pictures Generation, panelists Gina Osterloh, Aspen Mays, and Nona Faustine answer "lovelorn" questions. The event is moderated by Justine Kurland.

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Loy Luo: Homeless

December 4, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Undercurrent, 70 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the ten paintings that comprise Homeless, Loy Luo's solo exhibition with Undercurrent, the artist portrays a faded landscape that reveals an indeterminate existence within and between hegemonic structures. Each visitor will receive a unique calligraphy piece from artist Loy Luo.

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New York with Pilar Tompkins-Rivas

December 10, 2020, 6:00 pm
Artadia, 45 Main Street Suite 515
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Artadia and the Brooklyn Museum for a free online public program featuring Pilar Tompkins-Rivas, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of curatorial collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, in conversation with Catherine Morris, Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Bound Up Together: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour

December 12, 2020, 1:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Guest curator Rachel Gugelberger will lead a tour of Bound Up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, along with local exhibiting artists LuLu LoLo, Shellyne Rodriguez and Yvonne Shortt. The walkthrough will take place in-person at Smack Mellon and will also be streamed live on Zoom, starting at 1:00 PM. Bound Up Together closes on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

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Performance

Marcia Bassett + Nancy Storrow: Drift/ Scatter/ Settle

December 13, 2020, 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A collaborative music response by Marcia Bassett to the movement and altered placement of drawings in Nancy Storrow's exhibition Fragile. The performance will be accessible to a limited in-person audience. Email kpatel@airgallery.org to RSVP.

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Martin Parr: World Tour

December 19, 2020 - February 15, 2021
Janet Borden, Inc., 91 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Martin Parr: World Tour presents an exhibition of signature photographs by celebrated photographer Martin Parr. Parr has compiled images from various locales throughout the world, including Paris, Moscow, Marrakesh, and Dubai. Gatherings at horse races, art fairs, concerts, and ski slopes provide Parr with extraordinary opportunities for his observations. Parr is a formally sophisticated, humorous, and astute documentary photographer. Parr’s essential tropes, including a cacophony of colors and a keen appreciation of the absurd, are on view in these photographs.…

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Land Akin

January 9 - February 21
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Land Akin features BIPOC artists who are making work through embodied practices that convey cultural ways of knowing by engaging deep connections with land and place. Curated by Gabriel de Guzman.

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Land Akin: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour

January 17, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Smack Mellon for an Exhibition Tour of Land Akin, led by curator Gabriel de Guzman alongside Exhibition Artists Rachelle Dang and Athena LaTocha. The tour will also be viewable on Zoom.

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Digital Event, Talk

January Town Hall: Transformations

January 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

It has been a tumultuous year, but the most difficult or bizarre circumstances can also breed newfound creativity, a re-consideration of established modes of thinking or purpose, or the need to find new ways to connect art with the community.

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Digital Event, Workshop

Natural Color Dye: Interactive History and Hands-on Workshop

January 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join 2019–2020 A.I.R. Fellow Victoria Manganiello for an interactive workshop on the history of natural dyes and learn introductory techniques for applying dye to paper and textiles. A list of suggested materials, tools, and vendors will be provided upon registration. Come ready to experiment and brainstorm with your fellow participants. Attendance is limited.

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Performance

Presidential Alert

January 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the performance piece Presidential Alert (America, Lip-Sync for Your Life), Kevin Quiles Bonilla explores the act of lip-syncing as a strategy of embodiment and unearthing through multiple temporalities. For context, he uses the song "America" from the 1961 film version of the musical West Side Story, which is interrupted by multiple voices from the recent past, such as former president Trump speaking about the aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017, Young Lords member Pedro Pietri reciting his poem "Puerto Rican Obituary" in…

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2020 Van Lier Fellow Presentation: Our Town in Topaz with Miranda Cornell

January 27, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join A4 and 2020 Van Lier Fellow Miranda Cornell as she shares parts of a new theatrical work about the presentation of the Thorton Wilder classic performed in a high school internment camp. The event will include a roundtable discussion with other early-career Japanese heritage theater makers asking the question “what makes Our Town ours?”

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Impending Beauty: Food Production and Sustainability

January 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In a series of roundtable discussions, join exhibiting artist Tatiana Arocha in her tea salon project, titled Impending Beauty. During these horizontal conversations, guest speakers, other exhibiting artists, and participants—both virtual and in-person—are invited to discuss topics that explore culture and sustainability. The first discussion centers on the topic of food production and sustainability, and will feature guests Jungwon Kim of Rainforest Alliance and Ceci Pineda of BK ROT.

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Digital Event, Special Event

Virtual Opening: Invincible Beings

February 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, 11201
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Invincible Beings brings together artworks by twenty-five artists from NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Curated by Zahra Banyamerian, Program Officer at NYFA Learning, this exhibition celebrates different ways of seeing nurtured by the artists’ movement within and between places. The show will be on view from February 1–February 14, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church NYC Gallery Space.

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Online & In-Person, Screening, Special Event

Spatial Empathy

February 4, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Light Year, Pearl Street Triangle
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Spatial Empathy is a continuation of last year’s The Interiors, a silent slide show of photography featuring un-peopled interiors of living spaces. The idea is to evoke “spatial empathy,” a feeling that happens when the viewer imagines themselves in the spaces of another, inhabiting a different life.Featuring works by Ellena Scheufler, Tracey Snelling, Andreas Gefeller, Travis Manning, and Eva-Marie Horstick. Presented by Dirk Lehr Collection with Leo Kuelbs.

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Digital Event, Special Event

Virtual Open Studios

February 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suite 318
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Triangle Arts for a Virtual Open Studios, a series of conversations with their Fall artists in residence. Join for the whole event or drop-in for an artist presentation.  

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Impending Beauty: Sustainable Fashion and Land Impact

February 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In a series of roundtable discussions, join exhibiting artist Tatiana Arocha in her tea salon project, titled Impending Beauty. This conversation will focus on sustainable fashion and the impact on the land. This talk will feature Céline Semaan, designer, advocate, writer, and founder of Slow Factory and The Library Study Hall, and Angel Chang, sustainable women's wear designer.

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Digital Event, Workshop

2020 Jadin Wong Presentation: #GupShup with Rohan Bhargava

February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A4 invites you to #GupShup, an interactive chai-making session, dance performance, and Q&A with A4 2020 Jadin Wong Fellow and choreographer Rohan Bhargava. The first 50 RSVPs receive a complimentary chai-making kit. RSVP by January 18.

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Susan Bee: Collaboration and Feminism, Session 4

February 8, 8:00 am
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Artist, writer, and educator Mira Schor will talk about her experience as a participant on Womanhouse (1972), a historic feminist art installation and about her thirty-year collaboration with fellow painter Susan Bee on the artist’s journal M/E/A/N/I/N/G.

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UN/MUTE-10002

February 12, 1:00 pm
Undercurrent, 70 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Undercurrent for the launch of UN/MUTE-10002, an online residency program. The online world that has emerged in response to the pandemic reshapes our definition of social contact, obscures our private and public environments, and circumscribes the evolution of communication. UN/MUTE-10002 follows the narratives of ten European artists who have never visited New York City and ten NYC-based artists, paired into teams of two, one European with one New Yorker. Additionally, one artist is a digital immigrant, born before 1986,…

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Digital Event, Reading

Other People’s Houses: Book Launch and Reading

February 13, 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Other People’s Houses is a new book by Gordon Hall published by A.I.R. in collaboration with Walls Divide Press and commissioned for The Scalability Project. Other People's Houses consists of images taken by screengrabs of the domestic interiors behind people present with Hall in Zoom meetings during the early months of 2020, followed by a short text in which they describe their interest in capturing these tender and voyeuristic images. The publication's launch event will feature readers and people from…

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Susan Bee: Collaboration and Feminism, Session 5

February 15, 8:00 am
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Yvette Drury Dubinsky and Vicky Tomayko have been working together (as well as separately) for several years. They will discuss their working relationship and compare it to other types of collaborations.

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Dinner Discourse: A Conversation with Monyee Chau and Dong-Ping Wong

February 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join artist Monyee Chau and designer Dong-Ping Wong for a 3-course conversation around creativity, community, and Asian American identity. Monyee and Dong-Ping will whet appetites with an introduction to their practice, get into the meat of things with a discussion of how they came to terms with their Asian Americanness, and then finish with some of their recent confections including a garden in the Cayman Islands and a vitreography exploring the exotification of eastern imagery.

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Performance

JunkanooHakkaMama

February 20, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the performance JunkanooHakkaMama, created by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, the artist and five other performers will engage in a ritualistic representation of the five senses. Drawing from her Jamaican background, and from her Afro-Caribbean and Chinese heritage, Lyn-Kee-Chow embodies the character of a healer who uses herbal remedies and other curative elements, attempting to overcome the trauma of colonial exploitation in order to reconnect the body with nature.

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