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Weeknd Scene: Nublu

Weeknd Scene: Nublu

January 20 / 18

Hello everybody…busy bee at work…if you’re in NYC and you’re in the music mood, check out Nublu. Opened since 2002 by Swedish-Turkish saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin, Nublu has a bit of everything.


Credit source: Nublu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need an event space? Nublu has that for you. Go to nublu.net to find out more information on event space, programs, and tickets. They have already held their 8th Annual Nublu Jazz Festival last month in December. I have experienced live music before and if I lived in NYC, I would be at this place every night!

 

 

 

NUBLU RECORDS

MAIN OFFICE – NEW YORK

62 Avenue C. NYC, NY  10009

www.nublurecords.com

hello(at)nublurecords.com

 

 

Image source: Nublu, Google, & Time Out

 

 

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Shadow Spotlight: The Untitled Space

Shadow Spotlight: The Untitled Space

January 16 / 18

Hello everyone! Hope everybody enjoyed their three-day weekend in the U.S. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. When I do a Shadow Spotlight post, it takes time and research to put together a great piece. It can be a person, group, or a place. So this month’s spotlight focuses on a place. There are many go places to go for great art. The Untitled Space in New York City is one. If this place seems familiar, I’ve posted last week about an exhibition that is taking place this week. What is Untitled Space? I’ll let them tell you…

 

Photo was taken by Dustin Wayne Harris.

The Untitled Space art gallery, located in Tribeca, New York, was founded by artist Indira Cesarine in 2014. The gallery specializes in emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary-pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The Untitled Space is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art,” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

Recent exhibitions include “SHE INSPIRES” a group show honoring inspirational women curated by Indira Cesarine, “UPRISE/ ANGRY WOMEN” a group show of 80 female artists benefitting the ERA Coalition, “LIFEFORCE” a group show of 23 female artists curated by Kelsey and Remy Bennett, and “In The Raw: The Female Gaze On The Nude”. Special events include “Project Literacy” and “SciConvo” a TEDX talk on Science and Culture.

Here are two videos from two exhibitions from last year.

 

Exhibition Title: SHE INSPIRES / Exhibition Dates: MAY 2 – 20, 2017

 

Exhibition Title: SECRET GARDEN // The Female Gaze on Erotica / Exhibition Dates: June 27– July 30, 2017

The Untitled Space is part of the TRIBECA ART DISTRICT.

I love it when you go to a gallery that can explore all aspects of life, especially with what’s going on now. Speaking of that the next exhibition will be held today, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, January 16, which is open reception. Preview, by invitation 4pm till 6pm. The exhibit dates are January 17 – February 4, 2018. 

For more information on future exhibitions and how to get your artwork displayed, please go to untitled-space.com for details.

The Untitled Space / 45 Lispenard St #1w, New York, NY 10013

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed always!

 

 

Image source: venues | ArtSlant & Dustin Wayne Harris

Wednz Scene: One Year of Resistance

Wednz Scene: One Year of Resistance

January 10 / 18

Hey there! Been busy scouring, searching, looking high and low for creative things to share with you. If you’re in New York City, you might want to check this group show exhibition that is happening at The Untitled Space.


Credit source: Untitled Space

 

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE // GROUP SHOW // JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE 
A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine
A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit ACLU Foundation

OPENING RECEPTION January 16th
Preview (by invitation) 4pm – 6pm
Opening Reception 6pm – 9pm
RSVP: events@untitled-space.com

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
January 17 –  February 4, 2018

THE UNTITLED SPACE GALLERY
45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013

 

ARTWORK FEATURED IN “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” Artists: Cabell Molina, Indira Cesarine, Rebecca Leveille

 

This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE group exhibition, curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump. Opening January 16th, and on view through February 4th, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of one of the most controversial presidents in American history. In a follow up to the gallery’s critically acclaimed group show “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN,” which opened during the week of the 2017 presidential inauguration, exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE features artwork across all mediums addressing the issues our society has been confronted with since the election such as immigration rights, health care, reproductive rights, climate change, transgender rights, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control, sexual harassment, as well as countless other issues which have given rise to mass protest throughout the United States and abroad over the past year. ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE celebrates art as activism, giving voices to contemporary artists from all backgrounds, ages and genders. Through works motivated by the controversial policies and practices of our current president, the exhibition sheds light on the challenging issues of contemporary culture in the face of the presidential political agenda.

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Rebecca Leville, Indira Cesarine, Fahren Feingold, Nichole Washington, Joel Tretin, Alfonse Pagano, Erin Victoria Axtell, Bradford Scott Stringfield, George Lorio, James Hsieh, Michael Reese, and many, many others…

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE: The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

Remember the dates: January 16th is open reception and January 17  – February 4, 2018, is the exhibition on view. 

 

 

Image source: The Untitled Space & Fashion Maniac

 

 

 

New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017

October 4 / 17

Hey….I almost forgot about this event, shame on me! Tomorrow is the start of New York Comic Con 2017. This is quick and to the point, but here is what you need to know about the event.


Credit source: New York Comic Con

When

 October 5 through October 8, 2017.

Where

At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001, Eleventh Ave in Hell’s Kitchen. Take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 subway lines to 34th St–Penn Station.

Tickets

You may be able to purchase New Yock Comic Con tickets on the NYCC website.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

@ The Museum: NYC

@ The Museum: NYC

July 13 / 16

Yes, you see the title and no it’s no typo either. For those of you who are visiting New York City, there are lots of museums to visit. Let’s get started……


 

Museum of the City of New York / 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 / (212).534.1672

www.mcny.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art / 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 / 1.(800).622.3397

www.metmuseum.org

Solomon Guggenheim Museum / 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 

www.guggenheim.org

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) / 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 / 1.(212).708.9400

www.moma.org

Whitney Museum of American Art / 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014 

whitney.org

Studio Museum in Harlem / 144 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 / (212).864.4500

www.studiomuseum.org

Brooklyn Museum / 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 / (718).638.5000

www.brooklynmuseum.org

MoMA PS1 / 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 / (718).784.2084

momaps1.org

American Folk Art Museum / 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 / (212).595.9533

folkartmuseum.org

Museum of the Moving Image / 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106 / (718).777.6800

www.movingimage.us

The Rubin Museum of Art / 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 / (212).620.5000

rubinmuseum.org

Brooklyn Children’s Museum / 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 / (718).735.4400

www.brooklynkids.org

Museum of Arts & Design /  2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019 / (212).299.7777

www.madmuseum.org

 

There are plenty more places to visit of course, but not just museums. Just be sure to make a stop over to these places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other images: wallpaperscraft.com, en.wikipedia.com, travelwithmate.com, home.manhattan.edu

The Scene Weekend: MoMA November

The Scene Weekend: MoMA November

November 7, 2015

Hey again….MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) has lots of great things happening this month. Want to take a look at what they got in store?


(from the website)

Upcoming Events

  • Member Previews: Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey,1934–1954

    1. Thursday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    2. Friday, November 20, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    3. Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
      Gallery experience, for members
  • Member Previews: Marcel Broodthaers

    1. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    2. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    3. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    4. 1 more upcoming occurrence
      Gallery experience, for members

 

MoMA STUDIOS

The Studios are free, interactive space offering drop-in programs and artist- and educator-led workshops to visitors of all ages, in conjunction with an exhibition or a topic related to modern and contemporary art. These experiences complement looking and talking about works of art in the galleries, allowing for engagement with art in participatory, creative ways. Visitors can experiment, learn, play, and create as they make connections between their lives, their own creativity, and the processes and materials of modern and contemporary art.

Be part of the conversation. Follow us on Twitter @MuseumModernArt and on Tumblr at MoMA.tumblr.com to get an inside look at our programs and process.

Current Studio

Design Interactions Studio

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY, 1:00–5:00 P.M.
October 21–November 14, 2015

Workshops, conversations, and Friday-night “social hours” led by artists and designers bring objects featured in the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good (February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016) to life. Participants explore the current and potential uses of these objects as tools to enable creativity and innovation, with an eye toward the notion of “the common good” as it relates to design and technology. Design Interactions Studio invites participants to experiment and work together, build their own objects, invent universal symbols, and reflect on design in the digital age. Featured designers, artists, and musical collaborators include Yuri Suzuki, Juan Cortés, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Michna, and Ghostly International, among others. Objects featured include the Arduino, littleBits, Colour Chaser, Ototo, and more.

Free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

MoMA PS1

It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It
Organized by John Giorno and Mark Beasley

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
12PM to 6PM
With Harry BurkeTodd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, Bunny Rogers 

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400 www.moma.org

Tickets are priced as follows: Adults $25; Seniors $18; Students $14. Special exhibitions, audio programs, films, and gallery talks are included in the price of admission.Children (sixteen and under): Free.

Just a few things going on at MoMA. If you’re in the area, make sure to check it out!

 

 

 

featured image courtesy of www.cultivatingculture.com

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: ELASTIC CITY EVENTS

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: ELASTIC CITY EVENTS

September 10, 2014

Morning. How is everyone? It’s hump day Wednesday and I’ve dugged deep to find some art news. Read on……


 

Courtesy of Brooklyn Art Council

 

There is a lot of activities going on in New York City and one of them is Elastic City. Who and what is Elastic City? From their website:

Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit.

Artists are commissioned by Elastic City to create their own walks for the public, often using sensory-based techniques, reinvented folk rituals and other exercises to investigate and intervene with the daily life of the city, its variously defined communities, and the politics of individual and group identity.

This year Elastic City has a free 12-day NYC walk festival  this month.  Here are those events:

Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 12:00pm
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP / Columbus Circle, New York, New York  FULL

Elastic City participants doing a walking tour last year. Courtesy of Brooklyn Based.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 3:00pm
LET IT GO: A TASHLICH WALK / Amichai Lau-Lavie & Shawn Shafner

A radical revision of the annual Jewish shedding ceremony
325 W. 49th Street, New York, New York   FREE
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 11:00am
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP
Columbus Circle, New York, New York  FULL
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 3:00pm
MANDALA: REIMAGINING COLUMBUS CIRCLE / Karen Finley

A walk co-presented with Columbia GSAPP
Columbus Circle, New York, New York   FULL
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 5:00pm
DOWNSIDE UP / Kristin Geneve Young

Flip your point-of-view with aerial artist, Kristin Geneve Young
211 E 51st Street, New York, New York   FULL
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 11:00am
A GENEALOGY OF THE PARTICIPATORY WALK / Talk #1 Panelists (Genealogy)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 12:30pm
POLITICS OF THE WALK / Talk #2 Panelists (Politics)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 2:30pm
THE PARTICIPATORY WALK AS A NEW PERFORMATIVE FRAMEWORK / Talk #3 Panelists (Performative)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York  FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 4:00pm
IMPOSSIBILITY IN PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE / Talk #4 Panelists (Impossibility)

Co-presented by Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing program
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York   FREE
Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 7:30pm
TWELVE GREY LEMONS / Nisan Haymian

Hybrid identity, civic imagination and the politics of self
16 W. 8th Street, New York, New York   FULL
Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 10:00pm
SIGNATURE WALK / Todd Shalom

Lace up!
51 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, New York   FULL
Tue, Sep 30, 2014, 10:00pm
LET IT GO: A TASHLICH WALK / Amichai Lau-Lavie & Shawn Shafner

A radical revision of the annual Jewish shedding ceremony
325 W. 49th Street, New York, New York   FREE
For more information you can visit www.elastic-city.org. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend. Till next week, be blessed!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: KEITH HARING

May 13, 2014

Hello and good morning everyone. I hope y’all had a nice and great weekend. I’d already had it set to post this month’s artist, but I’ve pushed that for June. This artist and activist, Keith Haring is May’s Spotlight Artist. His birthday was May 4, which means he would’ve been 56.

Crack Is Wack’ by Keith Haring. paintingandframe.com

I’ve seen his work growing up, but I couldn’t place the person responsible. What I like about it was the way Haring created and pieced his work. Not only was it bold and colorful, but they all had a message. That’s what caught my attention. His works expressed the concepts of war, sexuality, birth, death and was part of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

His interest in drawing stemmed from an early age from his father, who was an amateur cartoonist. He attended the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh to study commercial art, but soon he dropped out, due to his fading interest. He continued to work and study on his own and in 1978 had he had a solo exhibition at the Pittsburgh Arts and Craft center. Soon Haring moved to New York and attended the School of Visual Arts or SVA for short. That’s where his career took a different path. He began exploring with installation, performance, collage, and video.

Keith Haring creating his work on the NYC subway. nakamura-haring.com

Haring’s public attention was in the subways of NYC. He used chalk on blank, advertising  paper panels that hung on the subway walls. He organized exhibitions at Club 57. Between 1982 and 1989, Haring created over more than 50 works, which was recognized internationally . In 1986 he created the ‘Crack Is Wrack’ mural. By 1988 Haring was diagnosed with HIV. A year later he established the Keith Haring Foundation, which still provides funding, with artistic imagery to those infected by AIDS/HIV.

AIDS Poster by Keith Haring. blog.internationalposter.

Unfortunately, Haring passed away in February 1990 due to AIDS related complications. His work is still recognized in museums all over. I think if Haring lived, he would continue not only his colorful works, but the causes he cared most.

Enjoy your Tuesday and be blessed always!