Past Events

Reverberations
Presented through the In Practice program

Saturday December 15, 1-6PM

Schedule of performances:
Park McArthur and Yve Laris Cohen: 1pm
R. E. H. Gordon: 2, 3, 4, and 5pm
Paul Clipson and Joshua Churchill: 2:30 and 4:30pm
Woody Sullender: 3:30pm

 

Winter Workshop: The Art of the Gift
Saturday December 8, 12-2PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Winter Workshop: The Art of the Gift, the first in a series of activity-based family programs led by contemporary artists.

 

SC Conversations
Surreal Machines

Wednesday November 14, 7-9PM

A panel discussion examining the impact of technology in the historical avant-garde and contemporary parallels. With Noam Elcott, art historian, and Anicka Yi and Camille Henrot, artists included in the exhibition A Disagreeable Object. Moderated by Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter).

 

Studio Visit and Conversation with Matthew Ronay
Monday November 12, 7-9PM
Member Event

Join us for a studio visit and talk with artist Matthew Ronay whose work is featured in our fall exhibition A Disagreeable Object curated by Ruba Katrib. Matthew Ronay creates sculptures, large-scale installations and performative works that manifest and investigate notions around ritual, spirituality and sensuality.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Matthew Ronay, Mountainscape Oriface/portal (2012). Courtesy of the artist and Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin

 

SculptureCenter Annual Benefit Gala
Wednesday October 24, 6:30PM

SculptureCenter Gala honoring Paula Cooper at the Edison Ballroom, New York City, with a presentation by John Baldessari and a special appearance by Christian Marclay.

Gala Co-chairs:
Jemilah Afshar and Sascha S. Bauer, Steven Henry, Jill and Peter Kraus, Katherine G. Farley and Jerry I. Speyer

 

Gala Karaoke Afterparty
Wednesday October 24, 9PM-Midnight

Please join us for a Karaoke Afterparty following our Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Paula Cooper at the Historic Edison Ballroom in Manhattan's Theater District. This memorable evening will include a special performance by Christian Marclay with records selected by John Baldessari, a flipbook photobooth, Karaoke, and a premium open bar.

 

Behind the Scenes Look at Surrealist Ephemera at MoMA Library
Tuesday October 16, 7-9PM
Member Event

Surrealist journals were integral to the exchange of ideas, images, and debates between artists and writers. MoMA bibliographer David Senior takes us through a section of the library's expansive Éluard-Dausse Collection of rare journals and surrealist ephemera. The collection was established in 1936 when Alfred H. Barr Jr. acquired the surrealist libraries of Paul Éluard and Damille Dausse, bringing the activities of European surrealists to wider attention in New York.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

SC Welcomes openhousenewyork
Saturday, October 16, 4-6PM

Join us for a reception as part of the 10th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend (October 6 and 7). To celebrate the city's architecture and design, openhousenewyork will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike access to hundreds of sites, talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

 

SC Evenings
A Disagreeable Object Publication Release
Friday September 28th, 6-9PM

Reception celebrating the release of the publication accompanying SculptureCenter's current exhibition, A Disagreeable Object, and The NY Art Book Fair. A walkthrough of the exhibition will take place at 6:30 PM.

 

LMCC Fall Open Studios Preview
Thursday September 27, 6-8PM
Member Event

Members are invited to a VIP preview of LMCC's Open Studio Weekend, which coincides with the final weekend of Governers Island's 2012 public season (September 29-30). Enjoy complimentary cocktails and the exclusive opportunity to explore LMCC's artist studios and talk one-on-one with artists-in-residence - all while the island is closed to the public.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

SC Conversations
Hand Sculpture

Tuesday September 18, 7-9PM

Inspired by A Disagreeable Object, critic and historian Alex Kitnick presents a lecture examining the place of the hand in modern and contemporary art, paying special attention to artworks that were made specifically for the hand rather than those that were crafted by it.

Wolfgang Breuer & Lucie Stahl, Peppergrinder, 2009, Courtesy the artists. Photo credit Markus Krottendorfer.

 

Member Preview: A Disagreeable Object
Saturday September 15, 3:30-5PM
Member Event

SculptureCenter Members are invited to be the first to view the group exhibition A Disagreeable Object.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

Opening Reception
A Disagreeable Object
Saturday September 15, 5-7PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the group exhibition A Disagreeable Object. Taking its title from Alberto Giacometti's surrealist sculptures, this building-wide exhibition explores themes of desire and repulsion, the familiar and the unfamiliar, and features work by Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long, Sarah Lucas, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Laura Riboli, Matthew Ronay, Pamela Rosenkranz, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, Andro Wekua, Susanne M. Winterling and Anicka Yi

Martin Soto Climent, Equation of Desire, 2010-11, Courtesy the artist and Clifton Benevento, New York

 

The LIC Block Party
Saturday September 8, 12-5PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first LIC Block Party organized with the Purves Street Block Association this unique event features art and entertainment for all ages. SculptureCenter welcomes all guests free of charge.

 

Tour of Charles Long's Pet Sounds with Curator, Adam Glick
Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30PM
Member Event

Join us for for a talk with Madison Square Park Conservancy's Martin Friedman Curator, Adam Glick at Charles Long's interactive installation Pet Sounds in Madison Square Park. Pet Sounds consists of vibrantly colored pipe railings meandering through the greenery of the park. Each railing swells at its end into an amorphous, fantastic form that suggests a variety of associations, though any real semblance remains just out of reach. You can see more of Charles's work in SculptureCenter's fall exhibition A Disagreeable Object. Following the talk, we will enjoy burgers, shakes, and summer weather at Madison Square Park's outdoor Shake Shack.

Not a Member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg sweissberg@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750.

 

SC Evenings
Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective

Saturday July 21, 5-7 PM

This evening will feature a performance by Weyes Blood as well as a series of readings organized with Anna Knoebel co-founder of Abe's Penny. Writers Rachel Levitsky, Marina Temkina and Chris Girard will read original works inspired by the exhibition Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective.

 

NewArtNetwork Summer Social
Saturday July 21, 7-9PM
Member Event

Join us for the NewArtNetwork Summer Social at the rooftop of Z Hotel in Long Island City where we will enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan, refreshing drinks, and a DJ set by Jory Rabinovitz.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

SC Conversations
Unidentified Influences

Wednesday June 27, 7-9 PM

While many artists working today may not be familiar with Bollinger's work specifically, many of the issues with which he was grappling, continue to be crucial concerns in contemporary practices. The artists participating in this conversation discuss their relationship and response to Bollinger's work. With Rachel Foullon (b.1978 Glendale, CA), Virginia Overton (b.1971 Nashville, TN), and Kilian Ruthemann (b.1979 Butschwil, St. Gallen, Switzerland). Moderated by Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter)

Image: Bill Bollinger installing at Galerie Ricke, Cologne, 1968. Wolfgang Prange, Cologne, courtesy Rolf Ricke Archive, Berlin

 

The Radical Art of Bill Bollinger
Wednesday June 20, 7-9 PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to present a panel discussion on the work of Bill Bollinger. This conversation will focus on Bollinger's radical approach to material and form in the context of New York and Europe of the late 1960s and early 70s and will be moderated by Mary Ceruti (Executive Director and Chief Curator, SculptureCenter). Featured speakers include exhibition curator Christiane Meyer-Stoll (curator Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein), artist Gary Kuehn, art historian Christian Rattemeyer (Associate Curator of Drawings, MoMA), and gallerist Mitchell Algus (Algus Greenspon).

Image: Bill Bollinger installing at Galleria Sperone, Turin, 1970. Photo: Paolo Mussat Sartor, Turin

 

Studio Visit with Michael DeLucia
Tuesday June 19, 6:30 PM
Member Event

Join us for a studio visit with artist Michael DeLucia at his Williamsburg studio. Michael was born in 1978 in Rochester, New York. He holds an MFA from the Royal College of Art, London and a BFA from RISD. Recently his practice has included relief panels, sculptures, and drawings created with 3D CAD modeling software. His work was featured in the 2012 SculptureCenter exhibition In Practice: You Never Look At Me From The Place From Which I See You as well as in solo shows at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels and Paris, and Luce Gallery, Turin. His work is currently on view through June 15 at Eleven Rivington for the gallery two-venue exhibition.

Space is limited for this event so be sure to RSVP soon to Stephanie Weissberg at sweissberg@sculpture-center.org or call (718) 361-1750.


 

Superfun/d Speed Date by Ben Weber
Tuesday June 12, 7 PM
Thursday June 14, 7 PM
Saturday June 16, 7 PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to partner with Elastic City on this special series of walks in Long Island City, Superfun/d Speed Date by Ben Weber. Elastic City intends to make its audience active participants in an ongoing poetic exchange with the places we live in and visit. Artists are commissioned by Elastic City to create their own walks. These walks tend to focus less on providing factual information and more on heightening our awareness, exploring our senses and making new group rituals in dialogue with public space.

 

Collection Visit with Steve Shane
Sunday May 20, 3:00 PM
Member Event

Join us for wine and an intimate conversation in Mr. Shane's home, which also serves as an exhibition space for his varied and extensive collection. The collector's passionate interest has led to a diverse collection of artworks in his Chelsea apartment. Space is very limited for this unique event so don't miss out!

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org or call (718) 361-1750 x110.

 

SculptureCenter at NADA New York
May 4-7, 2012

We're thrilled to participate in the inaugural NADA art fair in New York City. We will be presenting limited editions by Rashid Johnson, Walead Beshty, and our most recent photo portfolio with photographs by Sara VanDerBeek, Marlo Pascual, Erin Shirreff, Leslie Hewitt and Katrin Sonntag.

 

Meet the Curators: Ruba Katrib and Kristen Chappa
Monday April 30, 7 PM
Member Event

Join fellow Members in meeting our new SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and Curatorial Associate Kristen Chappa over drinks at SculptureCenter and Dutch Kills. Enjoy afterhours access to the exhibition Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective and complimentary wine and beer for an informal conversation about the exhibition. Afterwards, we will move next door to the Dutch Kills to continue the conversation over the best cocktails in Long Island City.

RSVP to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org or by phone (718) 361-1750 x110.

 

Member Preview: Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:30-5:00 PM
Member Event

SculptureCenter Members are invited to be the first to view the much anticipated upcoming exhibition Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective. Gain exclusive pre-opening access to the first major presentation of Bollinger's work since 1970, and the first retrospective.

Complimentary drinks will be served.

 

Opening Reception: Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 5:00-7:00 PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to host Bill Bollinger: The Retrospective. This exhibition, surveys the brief, yet historically significant career of Bill Bollinger (1939-1988), focusing on the period from 1966-70. SculptureCenter is the only U.S. venue for this retrospective, and the exhibition will be on view April 22- July 30, 2012 with a public reception on Sunday April 22nd 5 - 7 pm.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Josephine Meckseper
Monday, April 9, 2012, 7:00 PM

At SculptureCenter
Free admission

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is excited to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture; its history and its legacies. This year, three artists have been invited to present their own take on art history: Lucy Skaer, Nairy Baghramian, and Josephine Meckseper. Citing specific works, bodies of work, texts, or even personal anecdotes taken from inside and outside cultural production, and inside and outside art, these subjective, incomplete, partial, or otherwise eclectic histories question assumptions and propose alternative methods for understanding sculpture's evolving strategies.

Please note location: SculptureCenter

Image:Josephine Meckseper The Complete History of Postcontemporary Art, 2005. Courtesy the Artist, New York, and VG Bild-Kunst.

 

Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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 artworks by top emerging and established talent. All proceeds benefit SculptureCenter.

 

Lucy Skaer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, March 30th, 6:30 PM
Member Event

Join SculptureCenter Members and exhibiting artist Lucy Skaer for a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Skaer will introduce us to her film included in the exhibition Spies in the House of Art followed by a walkthrough of one of her favorite Met collections.

Image: Nashashibi/Skaer, Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006. Courtesy the Artists.

 

Translating Spaces: Translating Law
Saturday, March 17th, 4:00-5:30 PM

At SculptureCenter
Free admission

With LaToya Ruby Frazier, Sina Najafi, Huong Ngo, and Sean Raspet
Moderated by Kristen Chappa and Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento


SculptureCenter and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts are proud to present the conversation Translating Spaces: Translating Law. Panelists will discuss projects that are situated in between the physical and immaterial, the public and private, and the artistic and legal. Some projects enact discursive, conceptual gestures through enforceable agreements, while others raise legal issues in specific geographic spaces and virtual communities. Often co-opting and repurposing multiple spaces as a strategy, these artists destabilize notions of use, appropriation, and function in relation to property, particularly when considering the problematic of increasingly hybrid, interconnected sites, spaces, and loci. This program was organized in conjunction with SculptureCenter's 2012 In Practice program exhibition You never look at me from the place from which I see you.

Image: Huong Ngo, Pop-Up Studio, 2005-ongoing.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Nairy Baghramian
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6:30 PM

Hosted at Vera List Center for Art and Politics
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Free admission

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is excited to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture; its history and its legacies. This year, three artists have been invited to present their own take on art history: Lucy Skaer, Nairy Baghramian, and Josephine Meckseper. Citing specific works, bodies of work, texts, or even personal anecdotes taken from inside and outside cultural production, and inside and outside art, these subjective, incomplete, partial, or otherwise eclectic histories question assumptions and propose alternative methods for understanding sculpture's evolving strategies.

Image: Nairy Baghramian Installation view Formage de Tete (Rechaud F + Rechaud G) Courtesy the artist and Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne.

 

Member Tour of The Armory Show 2012
Saturday March 10th, 11:00 AM
Member Event

Join us for an exclusive members-only tour of The Armory Show 2012. The 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 is limited so RSVP early to John Emison at john@sculpture-center.org or by phone at 718.361.1750 x110. We will meet in the The Armory Circle Desk at Pier 92 (12th Avenue and West 55th Street). If you cannot make the tour but would still like to visit The Armory Show please contact John for you free SculptureCenter Member passes to both The Armory Show and VOLTA NY.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Lucy Skaer
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:30 PM

Hosted at Vera List Center for Art and Politics
The New School, Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th floor.
Free admission

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is excited to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture; its history and its legacies. This year, three artists have been invited to present their own take on art history: Lucy Skaer, Nairy Baghramian, and Josephine Meckseper. Citing specific works, bodies of work, texts, or even personal anecdotes taken from inside and outside cultural production, and inside and outside art, these subjective, incomplete, partial, or otherwise eclectic histories question assumptions and propose alternative methods for understanding sculpture's evolving strategies.

Image: Lucy Skaer, The Good Ship Blank and Ballast, 2010. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matt Carter.

 

NewArtNetwork Winter Social
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:00 PM
Member Event

Join us on Thursday, February 9th for the NewArtNetwork Winter Social here at SculptureCenter.

The Winter Social will feature after hours access to Scene, Hold, Ballast: David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer and In Practice: You never look at me from the place from which I see you. The doors will open at 7:00pm with a performance of Coda by Yve Laris Cohen and an exhibition tour at 7:30pm by Kristen Chappa, Curatorial Associate. Special DJ sets by Dan Fox and Jory Rabinovitz aka JAR JAR WHATEVER with special guest(s) and drinks complimentary of Lagunitas. Hosted by the SculptureCenter NewArtNetwork Members.

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

 

Tishman Speyer Collection Visit
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:00 PM
Member Event

Join us for a very special visit to the Speyer Family Collection, exhibited in the corporate headquarters of Tishman Speyer. The collection spans a period from 1960 through the present and is frequently rotated in their Rockefeller Center offices. Our guided tour will take us through the current exhibition representing a selection of works acquired in the last 10 years. An event not to be missed!

Image: Tishman Speyer Headquarters, photo copyright Peter Aaron/Esto.

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

 

Yve Laris Cohen: Coda
Sunday, January 22, 5pm
Sunday, February 5, 5pm
Sunday, February 12, 5pm
Saturday, February 25, 5pm
Saturday, March 3, 5pm
Friday, March 16, 5pm
Monday, March 19, 5pm

Join us for a newly commissioned performance choreographed and performed by interdisciplinary artist Yve Laris Cohen. Informed by classical ballet and the visual art world's contemporary fascination with Judson Dance Theater, Laris Cohen's work addresses shifting subjectivities and power relationships among human bodies and objects. This intimate performance will take place inside of Laris Cohen's site-specific installation, created for SculptureCenter's 2012 In Practice program exhibition, You never look at me from the place from which I see you, curated by Kristen Chappa.

Reservations are required, as each engagement is limited to 20 persons. Please contact John Emison at rsvp@sculpture-center.org to rsvp. These performances are free and open to the public.

 

Member Preview: Winter Exhibitions and a performance by Yve Laris Cohen
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 3:30-5:00 PM
Member Event

Join Guest Curator Fionn Meade for a walkthrough of Scene, Hold, Ballast with exhibiting artists David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer and Curatorial Associate Kristen Chappa for an introduction to SculptureCenter's 2012 In Practice program exhibition, You never look at me from the place from which I see you. Yve Laris Cohen will debut his new performance exclusively for members during the preview. The performance will take place inside of his site-specific installation in our lower level galleries.

The Member Preview will begin at 3:30pm with the walkthrough at 4:00pm and performance at 4:30pm. Complimentary beer and wine will be served. Please note that due to the location of the performance, capacity is limited.

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

Image: Yve Laris Cohen, Duet.., 2011, Courtesy the artist.

 

Opening Reception: Winter 2012 Exhibitions
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 5:00-7:00 PM

Please join us for the openings of Scene, Hold, Ballast a two person exhibition with David Maljkovic and Lucy Skaer, and the In Practice program You never look at me from the place from which I see you, with works by A.K. Burns, Yve Laris Cohen, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanović, Takashi Horisaki, Sean Raspet, and Christine Rebet, with Keith Connolly, Ethan Ham, and Tom Thayer.

Image: David Maljkovic, Temporary Projections, 2011. Courtesy the artist.