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May 7–May 31

Jiří Makovec Screenings

at Elma

Jiří Makovec (1977) is an artist working with film and photography. He currently lives between St.Gallen and New York. Jiří has been doing visual exploration of places with his cameras for the last 27 years. His approach is neither academic nor purely political – it is solely based on a set of fixed or unfixed coordinates within which he and his camera moves, consistently looking for signs and gestures. The phonetic names of places, seasons, earth-shattering events and those overlooked become the parameters within which he practices his ‘narrative by doing.’

May 7-16 Screenings

The places you’ve left and the places you’ve come to (I, II), 2017, HD, 17 min.

Filmed along the Côte d’Azur in the summer of 2017, scenes alternate from extreme wealth to extreme poverty, tourism, luxury and migration, summer carefreeness, and armed state.

Å Ro Spa Brno Lancy – a psychogeographic exploration of place , 2015 – 2018, HD, 15 min.

Referring to the term used by the Situationists of psychogeography, Makovec set the rules for his explorations by choosing five places in Europe solely by name. Å (Norway), Ro (Greece), Spa (Belgium), Brno (Czech Republic) and Lancy (Switzerland). The alphabetical accumulations and onomatopoeic soundings determined his itinerary, a zig zag line from the very north (Å in Norway) to the very south (Ro, in Greece) of Europe at a specific time where drifting is increasingly being replaced by planned package holidays and google maps and where free movement is being more and more restricted by regulations and laws.

May 17-31 Screenings:

7 minutes (Tokyo), 2016, HD, 7 min.

The 7 minute long short film shows impressions of a kaleidoscopic, mysterious place where gestures seem strangely familiar – as if they had come out from a cartoon or a play. Here, fiction seems to mix with reality. Without a script, the three-week stay in the Metropolis becomes an adventure of seeing and discovering.

Raw Footage, 2017-2020, Super-8  film transferred to HD, 74 min.

Between 2017-2020, Makovec filmed friends and family members on different journeys. He shows these short sequences uncut and is interested in how the narrative is formed purely through filming and living.

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Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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JAN GROOVER: STILL LIFES

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Waya & Monte: Magic Realism in Cienfuegos

April 7–June 4

Cuban Art Space

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Matt Kenyon: Wolf at the Door

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Platform Project Space

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Aphrodite Désirée Navab: The Anahita Scrolls

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Michele Abramowitz: A Digital Pastoral

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Tatiana Istomina: Flight Mechanics

April 23–May 22

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Painted / Stacked / Site

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Minus Space

Open: By Appt. & Sat, 11 AM–5 PM

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Richard Brachman & Ned McBee: Color & Clay

May 5–May 29

Gallery Gaia

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Jessica Eaton: Time On A Bottle

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Higher Pictures Generation

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16. Exhibitions, Screening

Jiří Makovec Screenings

May 7–May 31

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Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program

May 18–May 22

Smack Mellon

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Ingrid Weyland: Topographies of Fragility

May 25–July 23

Klompching Gallery

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May 26–July 21

Main Window

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Yvette Drury Dubinsky: Searching for Peace

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A.I.R. Gallery

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Hanno Otten: Corso

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Janet Borden, Inc.

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Mike Seccareccia: stream of consciousness

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Gallery Gaia

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Rob Ventura: Pollination Ecology

June 2–July 9

Platform Project Space

Open: Fri–Sat, 12–6 PM

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Photoville 2022

June 4–June 26

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Open: 6 AM–1 AM; Special Hours for Pier 2/5/6, Squibb Park & Bridge, Education Center, & Playgrounds

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First Thursday Gallery Walk

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