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Soderberg’s “VISITORS” screening with Filmmaker Q & A - Friday, January 24 7:00pm

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Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, writer, producer and director Godfrey Reggio—with the support of composer Philip Glass and editor, producer and associate director Jon Kane—once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life.

VISITORS, opening Friday, January 24 exclusively at the Sunshine Cinema, reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves. Presented in black and white 4K digital projection. Filmmakers Reggio and Kane will appear in person at the Sunshine Cinema on Friday, January 24 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show.

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Landmark Sunshine

143 E Houston Street

Friday, January 24

7:00 pm

Tickets $13.50

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Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno - January 16 - 23

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Art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum). Part nature documentary, part DIY cartoon, Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini’s singular flair for storytelling.

Tickets: $120, but rush tickets for $30 are available at the box office

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January 16 - 23

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Fishman Space

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Sol LeWitt Opening at Pace - Thursday, January 23 6-8pm

It’s the night of awesome Pace openings.  After Keith Sonnier, hop over to the Sol LeWitt Opening.  

New York—Pace Gallery announces Horizontal Progressions by Sol LeWitt which brings together seven structures from 1991 in a rare exhibition of a complete series.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential artists of the last half of the 20th century, Sol LeWitt helped revolutionize the definition of art in the 1960s. Early in his career, the cube became the basic module for his artistic inquiry—“the grammatical device”—from which his work developed. Sol LeWitt used the cube to create structures in a myriad of variations, usually in series, over the course of his more than 40-year career. This winter, Pace will bring together seven structures from 1991 in this rare exhibition of a complete series. 

Thursday, January 23

6 - 8pm

Pace Gallery

508 West 25th Street, New York

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Keith Sonnier Opening at Pace - Thursday, January 23 6- 8pm

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New York—Pace Gallery announces Elysian Plain + Early Works by Keith Sonnier. The exhibition will include 11 works in neon featuring the first series created in Sonnier’s new studio in Bridgehampton. The exhibition will include early work from the artist’s BA-O-BA, Neon Wrapping Incandescent and Neon Wrapping Neon series. 

Keith Sonnier was part of a group of artists who challenged preconceived notions of sculpture in the late 1960s by experimenting with materials. In 1968, he began creating wall sculptures using incandescent light and sheer fabric before shifting his attention to neon. The linear quality of neon allowed Sonnier to draw in space with light and color while colored light interacted with the surrounding architecture.

The artist will be present for an opening reception.

Check out his feature in Interview Magazine HERE

Thursday, January 23

6 - 8pm

Pace Gallery

510 W 25 street

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Free Surfer Blood Show TONIGHT - Ace Hotel, 5pm

TONIGHT, Surfer Blood is playing a free show at the Ace Hotel at 5pm, courtesy of The Bowery Presents. The Ace Hotel is located at 20 W 29th Street. Get there early!

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Wine Enthusiast Red & White Bash - Thursday, May 9th

Thursday, May 9th celebrates the 25th anniversary of Wine Enthusiast Magazine with an event beyond all expectation. “The Red and White Bash” will bring to life La Belle Époque and old Paris in a resplendent carnival setting. Featuring an all-star program of the best wines in the world, immersive set design, a 12-person jazz orchestra, great food, and interactive performances to charm guests as they step into our world.

As guests approach the Hudson Hotel they will hear a lone accordionist heralding the way into an evening to remember. As guests descend the stairs, fabulously costumed staff will hand them an empty wine glass as they guide the guests through the archway of the Montmartre into a Parisian street scene of carnival tents and water-colored lanterns. Over 36 wine producers will be pouring some of the best wines in the world, all 90pts and above. Down below in the town square, the scene will open up into one of revelry and celebration led by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra (of Jazz-Age Lawn Party fame). High above the heads of those who swing, shake, and shimmer on the dance floor, a beautiful aerialist, perched upon a moon will enchant, dropping origami-folded love notes by parachute to her admirers below. Guests will be able to document the frivolity of the night through roaming courtesans with take-home polaroids or sketch portraits, as will our boudoir photo booth by award-winning photographer, Venitko. 

The event, like the iconic cabarets of the past, embodies the frenzied height of the Belle Epoque era, the center of beauty, art, glamour, and decadent pleasure. 

Thursday, May 9th

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

Good Units at The Hudson

356 West 58th Street

Tickets are all-inclusive and are available for $65 if you follow this link: http://redandwhitebash.eventbrite.com/?access=WE25RWAA

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Holton Rower Opening at The Hole - Friday, May 3, 6 - 9pm

 

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The Hole is proud to announce the second solo exhibition by Holton Rower at the gallery presenting two bodies of work side by side. Rower’s “Pour paintings” debuted here last May with a full-gallery survey of the diverse results achieved by the artist through his innovative and deceptively simple process of pouring hand-made acrylic paints over wood. In conjunction with ten new pours that elaborate upon this approach, Rower will introduce a new body of work titled “Focus paintings” that, perhaps, are equally simple in construction and complex in effect. The fact is, we do not know how the artist achieved these seemingly out of focus paintings, whether they were poured over a curved support, doused with urethane, or dried on a vibrating surface; the method of their contruction will remain an artist’s secret so the viewer can focus on the visual effect they produce and their quizzical relationship to the history of abstract painting. Like the pours, that are no more like Morris Louis than like Lynda Benglis, the focus paintings are superficially somewhere in between Richter and Hirst, or perhaps even further back like a Kandinsky quivering field of pure color or Emile Nolde poppy field. The relationship between the two bodies of work is challenging as well: we here have decided that they both come from an artist who is a true “chemist of paint” and a sculptor of paint more than a traditional abstract painter.

 

Friday, May 3rd

The Hole

312 Bowery

NYC

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TICKET ALERT - Black NYC, The Virgins, Chairlift, The Rapture, Matthew Dear
On Thursday, February 21st 10pm - 4am at Capitale, Black NYC will have a great line up with The Virgins, Matthew Dear, Chairlift (just added!), and a DJ set by The Rapture.  Go to www.black-nyc.com Tickets are only $40.00. See you there! 

TICKET ALERT - Black NYC, The Virgins, Chairlift, The Rapture, Matthew Dear

On Thursday, February 21st 10pm - 4am at Capitale, Black NYC will have a great line up with The Virgins, Matthew Dear, Chairlift (just added!), and a DJ set by The Rapture.  Go to www.black-nyc.com Tickets are only $40.00. See you there! 

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MoMA Poprally Presents ARCADE hosted by Kill Screen- Wednesday, July 27

PopRally invites you to Arcade, an interactive evening of games selected by Kill Screen and inspired by the exhibition Talk to Me. Guests can play games in a variety of spaces throughout the Museum and the Sculpture Garden, including Bit Trip Beat, Canabalt, Limbo, and a new motion-based Kinect project from Ryan Challinor and Matt Boch of Harmonix, creator of the hit music game Rock Band. Heathered Pearls (Ghostly International, ISO50) provides the soundtrack for the evening.

Kill Screen is an arts and culture company committed to advancing the cultural dialogue about games and the gaming dialogue about culture. Sitting at the nexus of gaming, art, music, and design, Kill Screen produces physical and digital editorial and manufactures games, events, and intelligence.

Talk to Me focuses on design objects that involve direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from computer and machine interfaces, websites, and video games to tools, furniture, installations, and entire environments.

A limited number of custom tote bags will be distributed to guests.

Admission includes an exclusive exhibition viewing, a cocktail reception, a tote bag, and an evening of gaming!

Thursday, July 27

8:30 - 11:30

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street

Tickets $16.00

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METRONOMY with Class Actress on Pier 40 - Thursday, July 28th

With the spring release of its third album The English Riviera, the constantly developing British electronic band Metronomy has continued its streak of producing some of the most original and exciting music in the current pop milieu, an utterly unique proposition. Led by James Mount, Metronomy’s music is described as “pure experimental pop” a “mixture of unabashed funk and sunset tunes.”

The Brooklyn-based electro pop trio Class Actress indulges in elancholic, synth-heavy jams about romance and desire that recall some of singer-songwriter Elizabeth Harper’s favorite groups, circa 1986: Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, and Yaz. Dubbed “Brooklyn’s very own Madonna,” by critics, Harper’s music also draws from the icon’s early career.

Thursday, July 28

Gates open 6pm

Pier 40

353 West Street

FREE

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