Past Exhibitions

Public Formats

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 

Imagined Futures: Spring 2017 Student Exhibitions

May 12 through May 20, 2017

Featuring work by the emerging young artists of Abrons Arts Center’s Engagement Programs. Imagined Futures has been curated by staff and artist faculty and includes a broad spectrum of art making styles/media.

Archival Resistance

May 7, 2017

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is pleased to present Archival Resistance, an afternoon of discussion, strategy-sharing and artistic activation in conjunction with our 20th anniversary visual arts exhibition, Archival Alchemy. Archival Resistance will feature artists from the exhibition alongside other artist-activists who use historically resonant materials to rethink identity configurations, community-building and narratives past, present and future, while creating structures for the preservation and dissemination of alternate forms of knowledge.

3 PM | Session 1: Building Archives & Allies
4:45 PM | Session 2: Antagonistic Archivists: Participatory Art-as-Politics
5:30 PM | Open Session | Audience members invited to participate in interactive presentations
6:30 PM | Reception

Archival Alchemy: South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC)

April 6 through May 10, 2017

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is pleased to present its 20th anniversary visual arts exhibition, Archival Alchemy, guest curated by Saisha Grayson. The exhibition takes over all three gallery spaces at Abrons Arts Center, and features thirteen artists and collectives from throughout the diaspora, working across artistic media to investigate the resonances found in an archival past on the contingencies of the present. 

Opening Reception | April 6 | 6 – 8 PM
Curator Led Tour | April 27 | 6:30 – 8 PM
Public Programming Event | May 7 | 3 – 7 PM

Interspace: Xavier Acarín & Baseera Khan

March 27, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Join Abrons AIRspace residents, Xavier Acarín and Baseera Khan, for a moderated conversation with Lia Gangitano, founder of PARTICIPANT INC.

Sunday Salon: Storytelling in the Anthropocene

February 19, 2017

Abrons Arts Center presents Dillon Cohen and Katie Holten’s Sunday Salon with guests Sarah Resnick and Wendy Tronrud on Sunday, February 19th, 3 – 5 PM

Storytelling in the Anthropocene

Conversation, coffee, and cake in Studio 201, Abrons Arts Center