Past Programs

Performa 13

November 1 - November 24, 2013

For three weeks Performa and a consortium of innovative organizations will band together to transform New York City into an international platform for celebrating live art.

Activate NY

October 25 - November 24, 2013

ACTIVATE NY explores the role of art in the current resurgence of populist activism and includes artworks and installations by Sol LeWitt, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Occupy Oakland, William Powhida, Lisa Ruyter, Catherine Tafur, and B. Wurtz. Organized by Kristian Nammack.

Uptown Downtown Art Auction

October 1 - October 14, 2013

Auction Preview October 13 | 2-4pm
An art auction benefitting the Abrons Arts Center, the Henry Street Settlement’s visual and performing arts program. Featuring affordable, preeminent artworks by emerging and established New York artists, as well as those affiliated with the organization’s AIRspace residency and international exhibition programs.

Hymns for Mr. Suzuki

September 6 - October 6, 2013

This group exhibition examines how our consciousness has been shaped by popular media and new technology, analyzing how normative ideas about identity, gender and sexuality are conferred through such information streams.


July 18 - August 1, 2013

Join us on Thursdays this summer as we draw back the elusive curtain between artists and audience.

Airspace 2013

June 23 - August 13, 2013

An exhibition featuring new projects by current artists-in-residence.

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.