September 16 through September 27, 2017
Opening Reception on Saturday, September 16 from 1 – 4 PM, 201 Atrium Gallery
Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars: Quilt Installation by Emily Johnson/Catalyst and Maggie Thompson
September 1 through October 8, 2017
An installation of 84 hand-sewn, community-made quilts designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson that served as a platform for Emily Johnson/Catalyst’ performance of Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.
Reception and Performance | Tuesday, September 26 | 6 – 9 PM
August 10, 2017
On August 10, architects Lo-Yi Chan, and Timothy Hartung of Ennead Architects will join Alan Ruiz (Abrons Artist-in-Residence) for a conversation surrounding the building’s original and new design on the eve of its renovation. Through a dialogue about the history and future of the building, this conversation will consider the many ways in which a renovation signals a change — not only aesthetic, but political.
6:30-7:30 PM | Underground Theater | FREE
July 28, 2017
Celebrate culture this summer at Abrons’ FREE summer block party.
June 28 through August 18, 2017
Abrons’ annual AIRspace exhibition is organized by curator-in-residence Xavier Acarín and features visual art residents Kristen Jensen, Sara Jordenö, Baseera Khan, Alan Ruiz, and Matthew Schrader.
Opening Reception | June 28 | 6 – 8 PM
June 15 through June 18, 2017
Honoring the diversity and creative growth of the students from New York City School District 1, this exhibition brings to light works of art from students of all 22 schools pre-k to 12th grade.
Reception | June 15 | 5-8 PM
Student Performances | June 15 & 16
May 22, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Join Abrons AIRspace residents Kristen Jensen & Sara Jordenö for a moderated conversation with Siobhan Burke, a dance writer who contributes regularly to The New York Times and Dance Magazine.
A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action: National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA)
May 18 through June 11, 2017
Quixotic downtown theater collective the National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA) presents a gallery show of illustrations and commentary from their forthcoming book A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action. At Abrons Arts Center, Jesse Hawley’s hand colored originals will be displayed alongside descriptive commentary by Normandy Sherwood.
Reception | May 18 | 6 – 8 PM
Book Launch Event | May 27 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM
May 18 through June 11, 2017
The poster has participated in modernity fraternizing with ideology and war and directing the crowds towards commercial and political activities. A medium of communication defined by its visual efficiency; a format determined by its size, its materiality, and its distribution. The influence of the poster can be traced in public and personal imagery, paradoxically combining an ephemeral quality with a desire to accumulate, revise, and keep.
Featuring American Artist, Itziar Barrio, Anton Ginzburg, Gordon Hall, Paul John, Sara Magenheimer and Alan Ruiz.
Curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ AIRspace Curator-in-Residence 2016-2017.
Opening Reception | May 18 | 6 – 8 PM
Public Risograph Workshop & Closing | June 11 | 3 – 8 PM