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  • Friday, April 21 - Sunday, May 14

  • Reception: Friday, April 21
    6:00 – 9:00pm

  • Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn

  • Free and open to the public

  • RSVP information below

Final curatorial projects from MA Curatorial Practice fellows.

“Enfolding and Unfolding: Geometric Abstraction in Motion”
Curated by: Sanna Almajedi
Artists: Himat Mohammed Ali, Ghassan Ghaib, Samia Halaby and her Kinetic Painting Group (Kevin Nathaniel Hylton and Hasan Bakr.)
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening reception: April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm, with a performance by the Kinetic Painting Group
Exhibition dates: April 21 – May 14
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact Sanna Almajedi at [email protected].

“Enfolding and Unfolding: Geometric Abstraction in Motion” explores the ways in which arabesque art and Islamic geometric art have influenced contemporary Arab artists, particularly those engaged with architectural concerns. These contemporary artists have incorporated elements from geometric Islamic art, transforming them through their own visual language. Full press release can be seen here

“Pre-Future: Examining the Post-Contemporary”
Curated by: Valerie Amend
Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Zach Blas, Cybertwee, Tabita Rezaire and Fannie Sosa
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening Reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21 – Sunday, May 14 (and continuing online)
Web: fluidity.online

Pre-Future: Examining the Post-Contemporary is an online exhibition that serves as a guide to a speculative temporality in which the future has superseded the present. This time complex, which has been described as the “post-contemporary,” is a result of accelerated economies and preemptive conditions. Full press release can be seen here.

“con•tin•u•ums (time beyond lifetimes)”
Curated by: Patrick Jaojoco
Artists: Bianca Abarca + Ally Hoffmann, Hugo Brégeau, Julian Charrière, Mark Dion, Dylan Gauthier, Mathias Kessler, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, smudge studio, Anna Zett
Location: Pfizer Building, 3rd fl, 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn
Opening reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21  Sunday, May 14
Open by appointment and on program days from noon – 6:00pm.
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact Patrick Jaojoco at [email protected].

“con•tin•u•ums” EVENTS
NASDAQ (performance)
by Hugo Brégeau with Bianca Abarca + Ally Hoffmann
Friday, April 21 • 6:00 –9:00pm during opening reception
Performance at 7:00pm

The Last Eight Minutes: Everything We Take to be a Constant is Changing
by smudge studio
Sunday, April 23 • 2 sessions
11:00am – noon • noon – 1:00pm
Advance RSVP required: [email protected]

Dawn School
by Dylan Gauthier
Sunday, May 7 • sunrise
Advance RSVP required: [email protected]

“con•tin•u•ums (time beyond lifetimes),” an exhibition-as-apparatus for viewing the intersections of geological, cultural and biological histories. It is formed in response to an age in which both history and science are consistently called into question, while those currently in power demand the acceptance of “alternative facts.” Full press release can be seen here

“Form of Touch”
Curated by: Becky Nahom
Artists: Cynthia Alberto, Colette Aliman, Yasunari Izaki, Elizabeth Jaeger, Leeza Meksin, Courtney Puckett, Brie Ruais and Martha Tuttle
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21  Sunday, May 14
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact Becky Nahom at [email protected].

The exhibition “Form of Touch” considers the fusion of contemporary art and craft, paying close attention to the phenomenological concerns and physical impact of this work. Artists Cynthia Alberto, Colette Aliman, Yasunari Izaki, Elizabeth Jaeger, Leeza Meksin, Courtney Puckett, Brie Ruais and Martha Tuttle all utilize materials, such as clay and fiber, that render a sense of aliveness. Full press release can be seen here

“E /\/ C O U /\/ T E R S”
Curated by: Vera Petukhova
Artists: Angelina Dreem, Richard Kennedy, Whitney Vangrin + Minho Nukem, Jaimie Warren
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening reception: April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm, with live performances
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21  Sunday, May 14
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact Vera Petukhova at [email protected].

The focus of the exhibition will be notions of “alien-ness”—particularly pressing today—and how that can be made manifest through various subjectivities via live performance. These different investigations of the alien come into play through fictive narratives, psychological alienation, as well as Brechtian notions surrounding the critical space between audience and performer that disturb, disrupt or alienate. Full press release can be seen here.

“Life in the Conditional”
Curated by: Jovanna Venegas
Artists: Ryan Oskin, SANCHEZ-KANE, Heecheon Kim, Vanessa Castro, María José Crespo, Anouk Kriuthof
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21  Sunday, May 14
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact Jovanna Venegas at [email protected].

The exhibition “Life in the Conditional” is predicated on the theory proposed by the anthropologist Victor Turner concerning liminality and ritual forms and how this can serve as a lens to analyze our current sociopolitical condition. Currently, there is a complete dissolution of order, and fact and fiction have bled into each other. Full press release can be seen here

“The Map Is Not the Territory”
Curated by: Lux Yuting Bai, Piper Ross Ferriter, Jacqueline Kok, Noelia Lecue, Amanda Lee, Jasa McKenzie, Birdie Piccininni, and Natalia Viera Salgado under the direction of Sarah Demeuse
Artists: Brittany Cassell, Kate Gilmore, Martine Guitierrez, Ann Hamilton, Camille Lee, Anh Thuy Nguyen, Helene Nymann, Bita Razavi, Melanie Reese, Roberto Vega
Location: 630 Flushing Avenue, the Pfizer Building, Brooklyn
Opening reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, April 21 – Sunday, May 14
Open hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon – 6:00pm, weekdays by appointment
To schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact [email protected].

“The Map Is Not the Territory” is an exhibition examining the construction of representation through socially and lawfully imposed, arbitrary boundaries. Drawn from Polish-American philosopher and linguist Alfred Korzybski’s publication Science and Sanity, the show upholds the spirit of resistance against misrepresentation. Presented by first-year MA Curatorial Practice fellows.

“Sexual Fragments Absent” (note: different location from above exhibitions)
Curated by: Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi
Artists: Doreen Garner, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Tiona McClodden
Location: Paddles, 250 West 26th Street, New York (RSVP Required)
Opening reception: Thursday, April 27, 7:00pm – midnight
Exhibition dates: Thursday, April 27, 7:00pm – midnight
To RSVP for attendance, please contact Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi: [email protected].

“Sexual Fragments Absent” features the work of three black women—Doreen Garner, Shawné Michaelain Holloway and Tiona McClodden—whose artistic practices are invested in the politics of race, sex and affect within BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism). Unpacking this entangled sociopolitical web of BDSM begins for these artists with the affective reverb between pleasure and pain, present and past. Full press release can be seen here.

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