Past Programs

Common Room: Arts for Living

May 30, 2013

Lo-Yi Chan will guide a short tour through the Abrons Arts Center followed by a conversation about building public architecture between Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, David Smiley, and Lo-Yi Chan, moderated by common room (Lars Fischer, Todd Rouhe).

Airspace Open Studios

April 7, 2013

Visual artists-in-residence Hugh Hayden, Takashi Horisaki, Fawn Krieger, Adam Parker Smith, and Anna Plesset, and curator-in-residence Karen Archey open their studios to the public for an afternoon to discuss current projects and works in progress.

Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show

February 17 - April 7, 2013

At the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors showcased the “New Spirit” of modern art. A backlash of scathing criticism showed how baffled the general American public was by the seeds of abstraction in the Cubist artworks, which quickly became a shorthand expression for the structural changes brought about by modernity.

The Flowchart Project: Mapping a History of Contemporary Dance and Choreography

January 10 - January 20, 2013

What might a flowchart for contemporary dance look like? Where and when does your flowchart for contemporary dance start? Where does it end? What are your ideologies and how do you name them? What are your histories and how do you write them — especially those that have not been formally written?

Ian Pedigo: Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures

December 14 - January 26, 2013

Photographic gels, driftwood, ash, coat racks, animal bones, and swatches of colored fabric are just a few of the actors in Ian Pedigo’s new exhibition of sensitively intuitive sculptures and photographic works.

Heta Kuchka: Present

November 16 - December 15, 2012

A solo exhibition by Helsinki-based artist Heta Kuchka. Filmed at Shore Hill Housing/Lutheran Medical Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Present is a video installation that focuses on patients with dementia reacting to their favorite songs.

Tova Carlin: Fall Recipes

September 7 - November 3, 2012

Fall Recipes is a spontaneously yet rigorously self-adjusting exercise — ongoing from September 7 to November 3 — that uses objects and events as part of its program.