Past Events

SculptureCenter Hosts
VLA Art & Law Residency Program Exhibition:
Notice of Public Hearing

December 8 - 19, 2011

SculptureCenter is pleased to host the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) Art & Law Residency Program exhibition Notice of Public Hearing. The exhibition features works by the 2011 Residency artists made in response to the relationship between legal and artistic practices.

 

Short Stories, Part Four: Performance Program
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For the closing night of the Short Stories exhibition series Sarah Chacich, Angie Keefer, and Danna Vajda will present a series of live performances.

Image:Angie Keefer, Archival Photograph, Helen Keller and Phiz, 1902

 

Opening Reception Short Stories: Alejandro Cesarco and Ursula Mayer
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 5:00 PM

Image:Ursula Mayer, Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, 2010, Production still, Courtesy the artist, Monitor, Jongma.

 

September 11 with Peter Eleey
Thursday, November 10th, 2011, 6:00 PM
Member Event

Enjoy after-hours access with MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey as he discusses his current exhibition September 11.

Featured artists include Diane Arbus, Siah Armajani, Fiona Banner, Luis Camnitzer, Janet Cardiff, John Chamberlain, Sarah Charlesworth, Christo, Jem Cohen, Bruce Conner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Shannon Ebner, William Eggleston, Harun Farocki, Lara Favaretto, Jane Freilicher, Maureen Gallace, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jens Haaning, Susan Hiller, Roger Hiorns, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Mark Lombardi, Mary Lucier, Gordon Matta-Clark, Harold Mendez, Mike Nelson, Cady Noland, Roman Ondýo and John Lennon, John Pilson, Willem de Rooij, George Segal, Rosemarie Trockel, James Turrell, Stephen Vitiello, and John Williams.

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org.

Image: Alex Katz 10:00 AM. 1994. Oil on linen. 72 x 96". Collection of the artist; courtesy Gavin Brown's Enterprise. Photo: Paul Takeuchi. (c) 2011 Alex Katz.

 

SculptureCenter Gala Karaoke Afterparty
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A Night at The Clay Club - The SculptureCenter Gala Karaoke Afterparty will take place this year on Wednesday November 2, 2011 at the Historic Edison Ballroom on 47th Street in heart of Manhattan's Theater District. Advance tickets only $50!

 

SculptureCenter Annual Benefit Gala
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

An Evening at The Clay Club - SculptureCenter's Annual Benefit Gala will take place this year on Wednesday November 2, 2011 at the Historic Edison Ballroom on 47th Street in heart of Manhattan's Theater District.

 

Opening Reception Short Stories, Part Two: Danna Vajda and Rona Yefman
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 5:00 PM

Image: Danna Vajda, A New Work, artist's sketch for SculptureCenter installation, 2011

 

Short Stories at the NY Art Book Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The NY Art Book Fair 2011 will include special projects, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend including The Classroom—a curated series of artist-led workshops, readings, and discussions.

Included in The Classroom program, Short Stories artist Iman Issa will discuss her current SculptureCenter exhibition and new book, 'Thirty Three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places'. As well as her interest in settings that are neither language nor form, but liminal and associative thresholds on the verge of becoming places. Presenting previous video and audio work, Issa will appear in conversation with the exhibition's curator, Isla Leaver-Yap.

Image: Iman Issa, Museum, Home, School, and a Stranger's House (Missing Detail 7), 2011. Courtesy Rodeo.

 

SculptureCenter Celebrates the NY Art Book Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SculptureCenter is thrilled to host a reception for the NY Art Book Fair 2011.

Please rsvp@sculpture-center.org

Printed Matter presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 30 to October 2, 2011, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.

For more information: www.nyartbookfair.com

 

An Evening with Short Stories
Wednesday, September 28th, 7:00PM

Join Guest Curator Isla Leaver-Yap along with exhibiting artists Iman Issa and Ben Schumacher in discussion of their work in the exhibition Short Stories. Open to the public.

Image: Ben Schumacher, The Older Repeatable Image/Coin, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Studio Visit with Virginia Overton
NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 7:00PM
Member Event

Join us for conversation about the current projects under development at Virginia Overton's Greenpoint studio.

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org.

Virginia Overton, Untitled (Concave) and Untitled (Convex), 2011. Installation image from The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial courtesy of the artist; Martos Gallery, New York; and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

 

Opening for Fall 2011 Exhibitions
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:00 PM

Join SculptureCenter for the opening of our fall exhibitions Sanford Biggers: Cosmic Voodoo Circus and Short Stories.

Image: Sanford Biggers, Shake, 2011. HD color video still. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Member Preview of SculptureCenter's Fall 2011 Exhibitions
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 3:30PM
Member Event

Gain exclusive pre-opening access and a curator walkthrough by Executive Director Mary Ceruti of SculptureCenter's Artist in Residence Commission Sanford Biggers: Cosmic Voodoo Circus and the series of exhibitions Short Stories. The preview will begin at 3:30PM and the walkthrough at 4:00PM.

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org.

Image: Sanford Biggers, Shake, 2011. HD color video still. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Wacky Delicious with David & David!
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come visit SculptureCenter and artists David Bernstein & David Kirshoff at the Astoria Park Shore Fest 2011 for and afternoon of Wacky Delicious with David & David!

David & David will be hosting a zany cooking show inviting visitors to play with food, making colorful compositions to be plated and displayed. Center stage, a large white table will be set as a zone for preparation. Our Chefs (David & David) will provide makeshift gadgets and tools for manipulating food, allowing children and adults to take part in experimental food processing. Cut, mash, extrude, and scoop; make your own strawberry mush mound, assemble a Sally cucumber face sculpture, or build a banana goo cream abstract menagerie!

 

NewArtNetwork Summer Social
Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 7:00 PM
Member Event

Join SculptureCenter's NewArtNetwork at our Summer Social! Enjoy after hours access to our current exhibition Time Again and a live interpretation of American composer Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together and Attica, arranged by Brent Arnold, and performed by Megan Gould, Brent Arnold, Chris DiMeglio, Katie Young, >Baby Copperhead, and Joe Gallant, as well as cocktails and special DJ sets by Xaviera Simmons and Nick Relph.

Special thanks to The Art Dossier and Kopparberg

Not a member? Join today! Contact John Emison at jemison@sculpture-center.org

 

Time Again Screening - July 6th
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 7:00 PM

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present a screening series that further explores the language of repetition central to the exhibition Time Again on view at SculptureCenter, through July 25. Bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present these works engage gesture, image sequence, material affect, and displaced narrative, challenging our understanding of what it means to be contemporaries. Organized by Isla Leaver-Yap and SculptureCenter Curator Fionn Meade

Program 2: Archival and historical settings are re-animated only to be undone. In the films presented history is not engaged as stable and singular, nor is it a place of redress or amendment. Rather, it is an unfolding place to be occupied, used, redirected, and put back in motion.

Emily Wardill, Ursula Mayer, Hito Steyerl, Deimantas Narkevičius, Matthew Buckingham, Shahryar Nashat, William E. Jones, Olga Chernysheva.

Special Guest: Q&A with William E. Jones

Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tickets: $9 general, $7 students/seniors, $6 AFA and SC members.

 

Time Again Screening - July 5th
Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 7:00 PM

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

SculptureCenter and Anthology Film Archives present a screening series that further explores the language of repetition central to the exhibition Time Again on view at SculptureCenter, through July 25. Bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present these works engage gesture, image sequence, material affect, and displaced narrative, challenging our understanding of what it means to be contemporaries.
Organized by Isla Leaver-Yap and SculptureCenter Curator Fionn Meade

Program 1: The performing body and political subject present themselves via acts of estrangement, reversal, ritualized behavior, and fragmentation. Linear time and narrative denouement are replaced with the desire to be re-regarded, touched and felt.

Shahryar Nashat, Joan Jonas, Leslie Thornton, Laure Prouvost, James Richards, Ed Atkins, Rosalind Nashashibi

Special Guests in conversation: Artists Leslie Thornton and Lisa Oppenheim

Running Time: 1 hour
Tickets: $9 general, $7 students/seniors, $6 AFA and SC members.

 

Question the Wall Itself
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:00 PM

Artists Kerstin Brätsch, Liam Gillick, and David Reed discuss the influence of Blinky Palermo and his work on subsequent generations. In addressing what could be called the "Palermo Effect," the conversation will consider how temporary exhibition strategies play off and complicate existing architecture, the relationship between abstraction and iconography, the use of persona, and how Palermo's "provisional formalism," as Gillick has previously termed it, might be used today.

Image: Liam Gillick, Consultation Partition, 2000.

 

What Happened to the Institutional Critique?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7:00 PM

Artists Tom Burr and Emily Roysdon revisit the discourse of institutional critique and identity politics central to New York art production in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Taking inspiration from the work of Ull Hohn (1960-1995) and the role played by American Fine Arts (which represented both Burr and Hohn), the conversation will consider how terms and concepts that emerged during that period have been incorporated and transformed.

Image: Emily Roysdon, Untitled (David Wojnarowicz Project), 2001 - 2007.

 

Opening for Spring 2011 Exhibition
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join SculptureCenter for the opening of our spring exhibition Time Again, featuring the work of Richard Aldrich, Troy Brauntuch, Manon de Boer, Matthew Buckingham, Moyra Davey, Thea Djordjadze, Aurélien Froment, Rachel Harrison, Charline von Heyl, Ull Hohn, William E. Jones, Elad Lassry, Rosalind Nashashibi, Blinky Palermo, Laure Prouvost, Steve Roden, Emily Roysdon, and Rosemarie Trockel. As well as a special presentation by Novel with Ed Atkins, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Steven Claydon, Sergej Jensen, Sam Lewitt, R.H. Quaytman, Josef Strau, and Paul Thek

Image: Matthew Buckingham, Image of Absalon to be Projected Until it Vanishes, 2001.

 

Member Preview of Spring Exhibition
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 3:00 PM
Member Event

Join SculptureCenter Curator Fionn Meade and exhibiting artists for an exclusive preview of the SculptureCenter Summer Exhibition Time Again. The Preview opens at 3:30PM and we will begin the Curator Tour at 4:00PM. Afterwards enjoy the public opening reception from 5:00-7:00PM. RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org.

Image: William E. Jones, Berlin Flash Frames, 2010.

 

Sara VanDerBeek in conversation with Fionn Meade
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 2:30 PM

SculptureCenter at Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte
541 West 23rd Street, New York


Artist Sara VanDerBeek discusses the the relationship between sculpture and photography with SculptureCenter curator Fionn Meade.

VanDerBeek's photographs are based predominantly on sculptural forms created by the artist. These discrete sculptural set-ups deftly reference not only archaic effigies, but also appropriated imagery and Modern design. Constructed expressly in order to be photographed VanDerBeek's sculptural process offers dexterous and subtle juxtapositions that reveal how history changes our view of images, and images change our view of history.

Image: Sara VanDerBeek, Detroit Glass (Color), 2010.

 

New York Gallery Week Opening Reception
SculptureCenter Photo Portfolio:
Leslie Hewitt, Marlo Pascual, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag and Sara VanDerBeek

Friday, May 6, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SculptureCenter at Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte
541 West 23rd Street, New York


Join SculptureCenter and Artspace.com for a cocktail reception hosted by the NewArtNetwork to celebrate the opening of a special pop-up presentation of SculptureCenter's Limited Editions, featuring recently commissioned photographs by Leslie Hewitt, Marlo Pascual, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag and Sara VanDerBeek. Sharing an interest in the materiality of images and the way the photographic image affects the way we experience form, each artist explores concerns that are central to the current dialogue around the relationship between sculpture and photography.

Image: Marlo Pascual, Untitled, 2010.

 

Member Visit with Richard Aldrich to Addicted to Highs and Lows
Tuesday April 26th, 6:00-7:00PM
Member Event

Join SculptureCenter Members for an intimate conversation with Richard Aldrich at Bortolami Gallery in Chelsea to discuss his recent curatorial project Addicted to Highs and Lows and the overlapping roles of artist, curator, critic, and writer. The Brookyn-based artist is best known for his abstracted paintings, two of which will be included in the upcoming SculptureCenter exhibition Time Again. For more information on the exhibition please visit www.bortolamigallery.com.

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org.

Image: Anicka Yi, Convox Dialer Double Distance Of A Shining Path, 2011.

 

Lucky Draw 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Save the date! Lucky Draw - a one of a kind art raffle - guarantees that each and every ticket holder walks home with a work of art! This fast-paced one night event offers first time and seasoned collectors access to more than 180 artworks by top emerging and established talent. All proceeds benefit SculptureCenter.

 

Member Tour of The Armory Show 2011
Saturday March 5th, 11:00 AM
Member Event

Join us for an exclusive members-only tour of The Armory Show 2011 on Saturday March 5th, 11:00am. The hour-long tour will be led by ARTime co-founder and contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile with a focus on sculpture, ranging from the Modern to Contemporary sections of the show. Afterwards enjoy full access to both The Armory Show and VOLTA NY for the rest of the day. Space will be limited so RSVP early to rsvp@sculpture-center.org or by phone at 718.361.1750.

We will meet in the The Armory Circle Desk at Pier 92 (near West 52nd Street). If you cannot make the tour but would still like to visit The Armory Show please contact John Emison for FREE SculptureCenter Member passes to both The Armory Show and VOLTA NY at john@sculpture-center.org or by phone at 718.361.1750.

 

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working
Book Launch
Friday, March 4, 2011

Now available in the SculptureCenter bookstore! Ursula von Rydingsvard:Working, a beautifully produced catalog which surveys the past thirty years of Ursula von Rydingsvard's work with text by Patricia Phillips. Co-published by Prestel to accompany the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009.

Challenging the conventions and limits of ideas of nature and culture, Ursula von Rydingsvard's monumental sculptures of cedar and cast materials have established her as a distinctive presence in the landscape of international sculpture. Published on the occasion of a traveling retrospective exhibition that opened at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, N.Y., in January 2011, this volume comprehensively surveys the artist's explorations in form and process, from early installations at outdoor public art spaces to her most recent monumental sculptures.

 

Member Tour of Speculative Futures at Bloomberg
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6:30 PM
Member Event

Please join us for a members-only tour of the exhibition Speculative Futures led by curator Regine Basha. Speculative Futures is a unique off-site exhibition featuring works by Julieta Aranda, Beth Campbell, Cao Fei, and Ana Prvacki. The exhibition looks at futurological tendencies in art and how they may relate to the context of the economic hub that is the Bloomberg New York office. Speculative Futures is curated by Regine Basha and organized by SculptureCenter for Bloomberg. The exhibition will be on view from February 1 - April 29, 2011 by appointment only.

Not a member? Join today! Contact John Emison at jemison@sculpture-center.org

 

NewArtNetwork Winter Social
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:00 PM
Member Event

SculptureCenter and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts are pleased to present the NewArtNetwork Winter Social, Thursday February 17th, 7-9pm. Enjoy exclusive after hours access to our current exhibitions Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009 and Vide-Poche. In celebration of New York Fashion Week, the evening will feature SAMMA Fall/Winter 2011 Presents- a performance by Nancy Garcia with Elle Erdman, Kate Martel, and Sarah White-Ayón; a special DJ set by Colleen Nika AKA Miss Mordant; and drinks by True Vodka and Perrier.

Not a member? Join today! Contact John Emison at jemison@sculpture-center.org

 

Opening for Winter Exhibitions
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for the Opening of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009, and Vide-Poche.

 

SculptureCenter Members-Only Exhibition Preview
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3:30 PM
Member Event

Join Executive Director Mary Ceruti, SculptureCenter Curator Fionn Meade, Guest Curator Helaine Posner, and the exhibiting artists for an exclusive preview of the Winter Exhibitions Ursula von Rydingsvard: 1991-2009 and Vide-Poche. The Preview starts at 3:30pm with a Curator Tour at 4:00pm. RSVP to John Emison at rsvp@sculpture-center.org.