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The Interlude Project presents rotating exhibitions on the 5 00 ft-long plywood wall that protects a construction site adjacent to FiveM yles.

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Join Interlude artists \;George Cochtrane\, \;Jess Frederick& nbsp\;and \;Barbara Norman \;for a joint reception to celebrate their exhibits as part of Interlude.

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More information about the Interlude Project &\; FiveMyles Gallery: \;http://www.fiv emyles.org/interlude

DTEND:20160514T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160514T170000 GEO:40.672585;-73.959598 LOCATION:FiveMyles\,558 St. Johns Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Reception for Interlude Project Artists\, George Cochtrane\, Jess F rederick\, Barbara Norman UID:417641 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Join us for the closing reception and final performances of& nbsp\;&ldquo\;Baby\, said Alice B. Toklas. . .&rdquo\;\, an experiment in s elf-performing theater by Hanne Tierney.  \;A panel discussion will tak e place at 4pm with Gautam Dasgupta\, art historian and scholar\, and artis t Hanne Tierney.

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The 15 min. performances will take place from 1pm to 6pm.

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This self-performing theater revels in and transcends its o wn artificiality. The precise movements of two cloth figures\, hula hoops\, copper pipes\, and fabric configurations are being controlled in plain sig ht by a wood and plexiglass device.  \;An elaborate\, visible robot bra in sends messages to the device whose levers literally manipulate the strin gs of the performing materials\, creating the gestures\, lights and dialogu e.

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The figures are Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein\, who argue o ver the worth of Stein's avant-garde plays and operas.

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Unstrung\, a  \;concurrent installation of performance objects from several of Tiern ey&rsquo\;s previous productions is on view in the gallery.

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Learn m ore about the exhibition here: http://www.fivemyles.org/hanne-tierney

DTEND:20160514T180000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160514T160000 GEO:40.672585;-73.959598 LOCATION:FiveMyles\,558 St. Johns Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Baby\, Said Alice B. Toklas: Closing Reception & Panel Discussion\, Hanne Tierney\, Gautam Dasgupta UID:417634 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Solo Booth Installation in conjunction with Honey Ramka

DTEND:20160306 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160303 GEO:40.7143528;-74.0059731 LOCATION:Pulse New York\,Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th St.\nNew York\ , NY SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Booth Installation UID:417561 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160303T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160303T180000 GEO:40.7143528;-74.0059731 LOCATION:Pulse New York\,Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th St.\nNew York\ , NY SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Booth Installation UID:417562 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Aleah Chapin\, exploring representations of identity through t he physical manifestations of gender and the aging of the \;body.

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Following on from her internationally renowned series &lsquo\;Auntie s&rsquo\;\, which presented a frank and revealing depiction of the bod ies of women she had known throughout her life\, Chapin&rsquo\;s new series of monumentally-scaled nudes navigates the boundaries of gender specificit y\, exploring both the male and female experience of the \;body.

\n< p>This line of inquiry first began when Chapin witnessed the transition of her cousin Qwill\, who recently came out as gender neutral. The painting th at she produced of Qwill shortly after breast-removal surgery\, led to a ne w painterly investigation of the union of identity and physical form\, also exploring the potential area of division between the two. Balancing a sens e of absence from the delicate surgical scars with the determination and se lf-awareness implied by Qwill&rsquo\;s upright posture\, the painting appea rs to be charting an inner as well as physical \;journey.

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P aula\, the title of a painting of a young male nude\, proposes further complexities inherent in the outward projection of gendered identity. The subject of the painting (born Paul Angelo) has described the chosen name &l squo\;Paula&rsquo\; as reflecting a total unity and balance between both a feminine and masculine sensibility. Captured within the painting\, the rela xed pose of the nude figure\, with gently closed eyes and unclenched fists\ , signals a sense of internal \;poise.

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Painting her subjects th roughout the cycle of life\, from birth to old age\, Chapin traces the pass age between youthful strength\, and the gradual gravitational shifts and sl ippages evident within the body over time. Presented against a white backgr ound\, with skin tones diffused by a pale light\, the nude subjects appear to radiate a quiet energy. Through this\, Chapin articulates ideas of the b ody as both a channel through which we experience and connect with the worl d\, and as a vessel\, containing something less knowable and \;certain.

DTEND:20160611 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160512 GEO:40.7464825;-74.0069332 LOCATION:Flowers Gallery NY\,529 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Aleah Chapin: Body / Being\, Aleah Chapin UID:417526 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160512T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160512T180000 GEO:40.7464825;-74.0069332 LOCATION:Flowers Gallery NY\,529 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Aleah Chapin: Body / Being\, Aleah Chapin UID:417527 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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being \;Here...in Memory

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Curated by \;< /span>Marjani Forté\;-Saunders

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Opening Reception: Saturday\, May 7\, 2016\, 7pm &ndash\; 10pm

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On View: May 7 &ndash\; July 10\, 2016

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Presented by the Museum of Contempo rary African Diasporan Arts

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Photo by Alex Escalante

\n< p>The Museum of C ontemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) \;is pleased to pr esentbeing \;Here...in Memory \; an exhibition and performance series curated by choreographer \; Marjani Forté\;-Saunders. \;The spring exhibition will b e on view at MoCADA from \;May 7 &ndash\; July 10\, 2016. The opening reception will take place on \;Saturday\, May 7 \, 2016\, from \;7pm to 10pm\, with music&nbs p\;by \;Manchildblack \;and hosted by \;Monstah Black. MoCADA is located at \;80 Hanson Pl.< /strong> \;in Fort Greene\, Brooklyn.

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being \;Here... in Memory is \;an interdisciplinary exploration of poverty\, mental illness\, and the m ystic properties of survival. The exhibition features sculptural\, sound\, and new media installations by \;Vincent Ballentine\,& nbsp\;Nia Love\, \;Jasmine Murrell\, \;and \;Everett Saunders. \;The installations are constructed in dialogue with two distinct dance works: \;being \;Here.../this time\, choreographed by \;Marjani \;Forté\;-Saunders\,&nb sp\;and \;Memory Withholdings\, \;choreographed by \;LOVE|FORTE. \; A live performance of these works will take place in \;the Main Gallery througho ut the duration of the exhibition.

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< span style="font-family: verdana\, sans-serif\;">being \;He re.../this time \;Performance Dates:

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Friday\, May 20\, 2016 | \ ;7PM

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Satur day\, May 21\, 2016 | \;7PM

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Sunday\, May 22\, 2016 | \;7PM

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Tickets: $20.00

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Memory Withholdings Performance Dates:

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Thursday\, June 23\, 2016 |  \;7PM

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Friday\, June 24\, 2016 | \;7PM

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Saturday\, June 25\, 2016 | \;7PM

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Tickets: $20 .00

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This spring\, join us for events that expand \;being \;Here... in Memory \;beyond the Main Gallery. \;Progra ms \;include a creative writing workshop \;facilit ated in partnership with \;New York Writer&rsquo\;s Coalition\; an interactive exhibition tour and dialogue led by exhibiting art ists\, a day-long self-care workshop hosted by \;Harriet&rsquo\ ;s Apothecary\; a youth movement workshop taught by \; Marjani \;Forté\;\, a nd more. For more information\, please visit \;mocada.org.

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The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoC ADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artisti c production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and progr amming\, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues fa cing the African Diaspora\, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation an d continuous evolution of culture.

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DTEND:20160710 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160507 GEO:40.6854023;-73.9744875 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)\,80 Hanson Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11217 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:being Here...in Memory\, LOVE|FORTE\, Everett Saunders\, Jasmine Mu rrell\, Nia Love\, Vincent Ballentine UID:417512 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160507T220000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160507T190000 GEO:40.6854023;-73.9744875 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)\,80 Hanson Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11217 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:being Here...in Memory\, Vincent Ballentine\, Nia Love\, LOVE|FORTE \, Jasmine Murrell\, Everett Saunders UID:417513 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In the attempt to capture and contain lost information\, Sara Jimenez weaves fabric nets which are suspended from the ceiling of the gallery and fill the space. These nets are filled with natur al debris and objects that have been altered and transformed by the sea. Th e viewers navigate around the nets\, catching phrases of conversation that emanate from them while surrounded by ambient sound.

In collab oration with Or Zubalsky\, Jimenez has created audio vigne ttes. The audio is a compilation of recorded interviews with various family members from the Philippinesnestled into the installation like mined artif acts being recovered from the brink of obscurity. \;

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The enviro nment is not a static or fixed space\, but rather an unending attempt to ex cavate the vast space of cultural memory. Two performers in an elevated spa ce continue to weave and create new nets\, pointing to endless process that seeking entails.

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Performances: Every Sunday through July 3 at 4pm< /p>\n

Artist Talk: Sunday\, June 12 at 4pm

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More information about the exhibition and the artist: \;http://www.fivemyles.org/sara-jimenez

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A Gem of a Fair in a Jewel of a Space ­\; Fridge at Landmark Angel Orensanz Center

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May 7­\;-9 \,2016\, Opening reception \;Saturday\, May 7\, 2016
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< br clear="none" />Fridge Art Fair and Angel Orensanz Center are pleased to present the Fridge New York 2016. In what founding director Eric Ginsburg d ubs "The Big Freeze" Edition. \; Fridgers return to the historic heart of the neighborhood where the Fair was born in May 2016 with a venue/produc er collaboration that marries the current character of the Lower East Side as THE burgeoning art district downtown and it's history as a multicultural melting pot and a center of Jewish life.

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Most exhibitors this time around are returnees to the small fair who e njoy the creative freedom Fridge provides in term of form and content\, esp ecially in a flexible space such as this. They range from artists such as r ecent Mana resident Johan Wahlstrom\, and Miami's Virginia Erdie (who will once again also present works by her young students)\, and photographer Dav id Graham\, to innovative galleries and collectives such as Pittsburgh's Bo xHeart Gallery\, NYC's own Con Artist Collective\, Vanderplas Gallery prese nting work of Konstantin Bokov\, and the home of the first Fridge Art Fair\ , Gallery OneTwentyEight presenting an installation by Kazuko Miyamoto and David Fenn.
A site­\;specific installation by Angel Or ensanz will be featured on the main floor of the venue. other special prese ntations include a marathon opening vernissage (4­\;-11pm \;Saturday May 7\, music\, goodies and refreshments) poetry readings by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright and Jason Greendyk\, Eric Ginsburg's Doggie Salo n (bring your pet\, portion of proceeds benefit BARC). All admission to Fri dge is by suggested donation.

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Angel O rensanz Foundation occupies a former Ashe Synagogue\, a registered Historic Landmark that currently serves many functions including as a house of wors hip. It is the Oldest Synagogue in New York City and is often considered th e birthplace of Reform Judaism. After the DOB closed the venue and forced t he Fair to relocate in 2014\, this edition\, on the heels of the Center's r e­\;opening\, has deep meaning for the Fair. "It's not only the best loc ation for us\," says fair curator Linda DiGusta\, "It has the best spirit."

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Fair Dates: May 7-9

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Angel Orensanz \;Foundation

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172 Norfolk Street

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Opening "Fridge Freeze" gala to \;bene fit The

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Angel Orensanz& nbsp\;Foundation for The Arts.

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May 7\, 8-11 PM\, 2016

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For press/vip info please emailvip@fridgeartfair.com

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FAIR HOURS:

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4PM-8 PM Saturday\, May 7 2016

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11AM-11PM Sunday\, May 8 2016

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10 AM - 5 PM Monday\, May 9 2016

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ADMISSI ON: \;

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ADULTS $20

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STUDENTS &\; SENIORS $10

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Arash Hanaei has been portrayi ng the city of Tehran since 2008. His digital drawing series entitled \ ;Capital \;dissects its shifting pattern of streets and their inherent contradictions. Based upon his own documentary photographs\, the a rtist interprets the capital city&rsquo\;s constant transformation and the chaotic superimposition of dissonant layers with formal austerity. Primaril y black-and-white or greyish-green\, the drawings reduce the original amoun t of information on the photographic image to a minimum and direct the view er&rsquo\;s attention to the cultural and geopolitical underpinnings inscri bed in the urban landscape.

Among other works\, \;Capita l Complex \;presents Hanaei&rsquo\;s history of advertising in Teh ran&rsquo\;s public space narrated in two series\, one featuring billboards and another one murals with war heroes and martyrs. After the Iranian Revo lution and during the Iran-Iraq war\, propaganda images took the place of a dvertisements for foreign products. Ever since the latter began making thei r way back into the cityscape\, they have coexisted with the other\, politi cal images and texts\, often displaying slogans with similar language. Hana ei&rsquo\;s visual alphabet of the dynamics of past and present in Tehran r ecounts a local history within its global context.

In Hanaei&rsq uo\;s first solo exhibition in the United States\, Tehran&rsquo\;s urban ar chitecture merges with the display walls at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38. The visual works are presented alongside a new audi o piece in which the artist reflects on a future project devoted to the cap ital city of Paris.

The exhibition opens this Sunday\, April 24\ , \;6-8pm\, and will be on view through June 5. \;Please also join us for an artist talk with Arash Hanaei on April 27\, 7pm. Visit our \; website \;for more information.

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Published by \;Timothy Taylor \;and \;Sternberg Press

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A fully illustrated publication\, with newly commissioned texts by
Piper Marshall and Domenick Ammirati\, designed by Zak Group.

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Pu blished by \;Timothy Taylor \;and \;Sternberg Press
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A fully illustrated pu blication\, with newly commissioned texts by
Piper Marshall and Domeni ck Ammirati\, designed by Zak Group.
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James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the late California artist Lee Mullican (1919-1998) in the Chelsea gall ery space from May 12 through June 11\, 2016.  \;The exhibition will fe ature paintings and drawings from the late 1950s through the 1960s. An exhi bition of paintings produced by Mullican between 1949 and 1961 will be on v iew at Susan Inglett Gallery\, located at 522 West 24 Street\, from April 2 8 through June 4.
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Mullican&rsquo\;s productive sixty-year career was launched in San Francisco as one of three artists who identified as the Dynaton Group. Through a chance meeting\, he became close to Gordon Onslow Ford and later met the Surrealist painter\, Wolfgang Paalen\, who h ad published the influential Dyn Magazine. Their shared interests culminate d in the seminal \;Dynatonexhibition at San Francisco Museum o f Art in 1951 which not only included the work of the three artists\, but a lso featured objects from their own collections of pre-Columbian and Native American artifacts. These works by indigenous artists including kachina do lls\, Zuni wood carvings\, Sioux pictographs\, Navajo rugs\, Rio Grande bla nkets and pre-Columbian and Northwest coast art\, were treasured for their powerful rhythms. Though short-lived\, the Dynaton Group&rsquo\;s philosoph ies became foundational to his career. \;
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Through a close exploration of nature and the prehistoric past\, Mullican focused on finding new meanings throug h formal problems of composition\, color and mark making. He created a uniq ue method of applying paint to the canvas with the thin edge of a printer&r squo\;s knife\, building up the surface with textured\, fine lines--a techn ique he referred to as striation. This signature mark-making &ldquo\;excite d the surface&rsquo\;&rdquo\; and the paintings seemed to &ldquo\;vibrate i nto being.&rdquo\; The high-keyed yellows in many conjure up the golden lig hts of a radiating cosmos\, while in others the deep reds\, violets and bro wns form mystic mountains inspired by &ldquo\;walks in landscapes that appe ared from the depths of the mind.&rdquo\; \;
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Always a seeker\, Mullican culled influences from a wide range including his job as a topographer during WWII from which he developed the mapmaker&rsquo\;s bir d&rsquo\;s-eye perspective\, to Surrealism&rsquo\;s automatism\, to Zen Bud dhism and later from his studies of the tantric art of India\, finding a ki nship with the conflation of concepts of outer and inner-space. \;
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Lee Mullican was born in Chickasha\, Oklahoma in 1919 and died in Los Angeles in 1998. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute after tr ansferring from the University of Oklahoma in 1941. Upon his graduation fro m the Institute in 1942\, Mullican was drafted into the army\, serving for four years as a topographical draughtsman. Mullican traveled to Hawaii\, Gu am and Japan before ending his tenure in the army in 1946\, when he moved t o San Francisco. After winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959\ , he spent a year painting in Rome before returning to Los Angeles where he joined the teaching staff of the UCLA Art Department in 1961\, keeping his position for nearly 30 years. He divided the later part of his life betwee n his homes in Los Angeles and Taos\, traveling internationally and co- org anizing exhibitions at UCLA. Mullican&rsquo\;s works are included in the pe rmanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\, the Whitney Museum of American Art\, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art\, and the Me tropolitan Museum of Art\, as well as in numerous other institutions.
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James Cohan is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibitio n by The Propeller \;Group\, running from April 8 through May 15 at the gallery&rsquo\;s Lower East Side location. \;The exhibition presents t he New York premier of \;The Living Need Light\, The Dead Need  \;Music\, \;a film work originally created for \;Prospect. 3 \;New Orleans biennial in 2014. Also \;on view is \; AK-47 vs. M16\, \;made in collaboration with Grand Arts\, Kansas C ity and \;presented at Venice Biennale in 2015. This is the artist  \;collective&rsquo\;s first exhibition at James Cohan.

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Founded in 2006\, The Propeller Group (TPG) is a collaboration between three \;mul ti-disciplinary artists based in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles\; Phunam\ , \;Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Their multimedia works use the languages \;of advertising and politics to initiate conversations about power\, propaganda and \;manipulation\, especially as they relate to f allen Communist dictatorships and the \;rapid rise of capitalism in Vie tnam and beyond. TPG became well-known for their \;2011 advertising par odyTelevision Commercial For Communism\, included in the New \ ;Museum&rsquo\;sUngovernables \;2012 Triennial exhibition. Con sistently\, their work crosses \;traditional lines between art and main stream media. They explain\, &ldquo\;We like to play. We \;align oursel ves with different cultural producers. We like to let ourselves get ingeste d \;into the bellies of big social beasts such as television\, advertis ing\, or the various \;manifestations of pop-culture.&rdquo\;

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Among the most notable works included in \;Prospect.3 \;Ne w Orleans\, \;The Living \;Need Light\, The Dead Need Music \;(2014) borrows its title from a Vietnamese \;Buddhist proverb\, which calls for the playing of celebratory music for the dead. \;The f ilm\, shown in the main gallery\, follows several funeral processions led b y \;brass musicians and a cast of surreal characters including spiritua l mediums\, \;professional criers and street performers that turn the m ourning ceremonies into \;euphoric rites of passage. Tapping into the s imilarity between funeral processions \;in Vietnam and New Orleans&mdas h\;they are both led by brass bands\, TPG explores\, \;&ldquo\;the elus ive butterfly effect&mdash\;the theory of &lsquo\;non-locality\,&rsquo\; wh ereby two distinct \;phenomena affect each other across a vast expanse of space and time.&rdquo\;

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In the back gallery\, th e work \;AK47 vs. M16 \;(2015) explores the history \; of two assault rifles (Soviet-made and US-made) born during the Vietnam War . \;These almost identical weapons represent the philosophical paradox inherent \;in the notion of opposing sides\, as during the Cold War and Vietnam War. In \;a highly controlled environment overseen by ballisti cs experts\, an AK47 and a \;M16 rifle were aimed at each other and tri ggered simultaneously to discharge \;their ammunition into a gelatinous block. The block is made specifically for \;ballistic testing to mimic the density of human tissue. The sculptures capture the \;moment of im pact of the two bullets in what the artists refer to as the &ldquo\;stalema te \;of a moment&hellip\;like a freeze frame.&rdquo\; The entire projec t is comprised of 21 unique \;sculptures each featuring a collision of two bullets inside a block and a video \;filmed at 100\,000 frames per second.
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In June 2016\, TPG&rsquo\;s first survey exhibitio n will open at MCA Chicago and will travel to the Blaffer Art Museum\, Hous ton and then to the Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition is co-organized by M CA Chicago\, the Blaffer Art Museum\, and the Phoenix Art Museum and has an accompanying catalog.
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International exhibitions include t he Gö\;teborg International Biennial\, Sweden (2015)\; the 56th Venice Biennale (2015)\; \;Prospect.3\, New Orleans (2014)\; Los Ange les Biennial (2012)\; New Museum Triennial (2012)\; and Guangzhou Triennial (2008).
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TPG&rsquo\;s work is included in collections of t he Guggenheim Museum\, NY\; MoMA\, \;NY\; LACMA\, CA\; Carnegie Museum\ , PA\; New Orleans Museum of Art\; Speed \;Museum\, Louisville\, KY\; Q ueensland Gallery of Modern Art\, Brisbane\, AU\; Burger \;Collection\, Hong Kong\; and Singapore Art Museum. \;
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In addition to TPG&rsquo\;s work as a collective\, each member is involved in their&nbs p\;individual pursuits. Phunam (b. 1974) was trained as a restorer of Khmer  \;and Vietnamese stone and bronze antique sculptures. He is a self-tau ght \;cinematographer who has produced television commercials\, music v ideos\, \;documentaries\, short films and television dramas. Matt Lucer o (b. 1976) has a \;background in physics and received his MFA from the California Institute of Art \;and has been widely exhibited. Tuan Andr ew Nguyen (b. 1976) received an MFA \;from the California Institute of the Arts and is one of the founders of San Art\, an \;artist initiated exhibition space in Ho Chi Minh City.
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DTEND:20160515 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160408 GEO:40.7174289;-73.9921681 LOCATION:James Cohan Gallery - Lower East Side\,291 Grand Street \nNew York \, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Living Need Light\, the Dead Need Music\, The Propeller Group UID:417217 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160408T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160408T180000 GEO:40.7174289;-73.9921681 LOCATION:James Cohan Gallery - Lower East Side\,291 Grand Street \nNew York \, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Living Need Light\, the Dead Need Music\, The Propeller Group UID:417218 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

James Cohan is pleased to anno unce a book signing and artist talk by Spencer Finch on Saturday\, May 7 at the gallery's 533 West 26 Street location to celebrate the release of a ne w mongraphic publication\, \;Spencer Finch: The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky. \;
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Spanning the breadth of Spencer Finch's career\, this new monog raph explores his fascination with light and color in pursuit of the most e lusive and inneffable human experiences. The publication\, edited by Susan Cross with contributions from Mark Godfrey and James Rondeau\, has been pub lished by Prestel Publishing and will be available for purchase at the gall ery.

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For more information on&nb sp\;Spencer Finch \;please visit our \;w ebsite. \;

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For press in quiries\, please contact Jeffrey Waldron at \;jwaldron@jamescohan.com \;< /strong>or \;212.714.9500.
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For further inquiries\, please contact Emily Ruotol o at \;eruotolo@jamescohan.com \;or \;212.714.9500.

DTEND:20160507T120000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160507T100000 GEO:40.750397;-74.004099 LOCATION:James Cohan Gallery\,533 West 26th St. \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:'The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky' Book Signing and Artist Talk\, Sp encer Finch UID:417216 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20160605 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160501 GEO:40.7157124;-73.9877915 LOCATION:Ramiken Crucible\,389 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ephemerol\, Dora Budor UID:417213 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160501T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160501T180000 GEO:40.7157124;-73.9877915 LOCATION:Ramiken Crucible\,389 Grand Street \nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ephemerol\, Dora Budor UID:417214 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Luhring Augustine is pleased t o announce the opening of \;STAGED\, the first solo exhibition by the musician/composer/artist Jason Moran\, in our Bushwick gallery. &nb sp\;Moran's rich and varied work in both music and visual art mines entangl ements in American cultural production.  \;He is deeply invested in com plicating the relationship between music and language\, exploring ideas of intelligibility and communication.  \;In his first gallery exhibition\, Moran will continue to investigate the overlaps and intersections of jazz\ , art\, and social history\, provoking the viewer to reconsider notions of value\, authenticity\, and time. \;
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STAGED&n bsp\;will include a range of objects and works on paper\, including two lar ge-scale sculptures from Moran&rsquo\;sSTAGED \;series that we re recently exhibited in the 56th Biennale di Venezia. \; Based on two historic New York City jazz venues that no longer exist (the Savoy Ballroom and the Three Deuces)\, the sculptures are hybrids of reconstructions and imaginings. \; Works on paper and smaller objects will be in dialogue w ith the stage sculptures on many levels: citing performance and process\, e mploying sound\, and exploiting the visual history of jazz in America.

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Moran was born in Houston\, TX in 1975. \; He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is currently the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kenn edy Center in Washington DC\; he also teaches at the New England Conservato ry in Boston\, MA.  \;Moran&rsquo\;s activities comprise both his work with masters of jazz such as Charles Lloyd\, the late Sam Rivers\, Henry Th readgill\, Cassandra Wilson\, and his trio The Bandwagon (with drummer Nash eet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen) as well as a number of partnerships wit h visual artists\, including Stan Douglas\, Theaster Gates\, Joan Jonas\, G lenn Ligon\, Adam Pendleton\, Adrian Piper\, Lorna Simpson\, and Kara Walke r.  \;Commissioning institutions of Moran&rsquo\;s work include the Wal ker Art Center\, Minneapolis\, the Philadelphia Museum of Art\, the Dia Art Foundation\, New York\, the Whitney Museum of American Art\, New York\, Ja zz at Lincoln Center\, New York\, and Harlem Stage\, New York.  \;Moran has a long-standing collaborative practice with his wife\, the singer Alic ia Hall Moran\; as named artists in the 2012 Whitney Biennial\, they create d \;BLEED\, a five-day series of live performances that crosse d genres and cultural barriers. \; He is currently curating the Artists Studio\, series of performances in the Veterans Room of the Park Avenue Ar mory\, New York City\, which will run throughout 2016.  \;Moran also re cently launched his own recording label\, Yes Records\, which will release his work as well as that by Ms. Hall Moran. \; In Fall 2017\, Moran wil l have his first solo museum exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneap olis\, MN.

DTEND:20160730 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160429 GEO:40.707381;-73.931332 LOCATION:Luhring Augustine Bushwick\,25 Knickerbocker Ave. \nNew York\, NY 11237 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Staged\, Jason Moran UID:417205 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160428T200000 DTSTAMP:20160506T174435 DTSTART:20160428T180000 GEO:40.707381;-73.931332 LOCATION:Luhring Augustine Bushwick\,25 Knickerbocker Ave. \nNew York\, NY 11237 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Staged\, Jason Moran UID:417206 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR