Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: DIY Quick & Dirty Ephemera Swap !

DIY Quick & Dirty Ephemera Swap

Fri, December 11, 6-9:30 pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition One Every Day: A Printeresting Curatorial Project.

We invite you to bring your prints, posters, photocopy art, zines, comix, buttons, t-shirts, stickers, chapbook, mail art and any other form of multiple that is ripe for distribution. The Swap is intended for creators to trade the stuff they've made (no sales, only trades) and embrace the gift economy made possible through mass production! The items you bring must be a product of your own creation.

If you wish to participate, please rsvp to michelle@efanyc.org by December 1st.

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Confronting the Zero hour

Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the second of two programs in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, an interactive panel discussion titled, Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 6:30pm – 8pm

At EFA Project Space
$5 Suggested donation

Seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing michelle@efanyc.org

These are difficult economic times for organizations and individuals alike – but there is rising evidence that
strength can be built from joint innovative action within the artist community.   A roundtable discussion
comprised of distinctively effective art professionals will address how to face fiscally strained circumstances in creative ways.  Although traditional subjects such as grantsmanship skills will also be touched upon, the
conversation will be aimed at sharing inventive networking techniques and other resourceful platforms for
fundraising and financial security.   Participants will encourage artists to establish a clarity of needs, use
alternative resources, as well as demonstrate how to approach organizations, communities, and collaborate with peers.  Often times, establishing this network of resources is a vital step in the creative process and can ultimately inform an artist’s work.  

Participants

Moderator
Christa Blatchford, Artist Support Director, Joan Mitchell Foundation


Matthew Deleget, artist and founder of Minus Space
Stephanie Diamond, artist

Christopher Lee Kennedy, Director, Institute for Applied Aesthetics
Gavin Kroeber, Producer, Creative Time, and co-founder, The Broken Land Social Club
Miguel Luciano, artist
Mary Mattingly, artist, curator and Founder of Waterpod
Alex Rivera, artist
Emily Sogn, founding organizer of FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics)
Yancey Strickler, co-founder, Kickstarter
Kay Takeda, Director, Grants and Services, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition: ONE EVERY DAY

November 5 - December 19, 2009

Opening reception: Saturday, November 7, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

 

Artists: Glen Baldridge, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Colby Bird, Lydia Diemer, Geoff Hargadon, M. Ho, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Packard Jennings, Gary Kachadourian, Chad Kouri, Michael Krueger, MegaWords Magazine, Julian Montague, Carlos Motta, Leslie Mutchler, Scott Nobles, Adam Pendleton, Post Typography, Evan Roth, Kim Rugg, Dexter Sinister, Stephanie Syjuco, Temporary Services, RachelPerry Welty, Liz Zanis.

 

Curator: Printeresting.org


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Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Artist at the Helm

EFA Project Space is pleased to announce the first of two programs in partnership with the CUE Art Foundation, an interactive panel discussion titled, Artist at the Helm: Creative Survival Skills for Navigation

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009, 6:30pm – 8pm

At the CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor

$5 Suggested donation


As the art world transforms itself, artists find they must adapt to societal changes in order to persevere.  Once upon a time, one could network by walking into a gallery with a portfolio in hand or by attending exhibition openings– but today, the story is much more complex.  For that reason, a guided roundtable discussion bringing together emerging and established artists and art organizers (i.e curators and media professionals) will provide a platform for sharing anecdotes and advice on surviving in this ever-changing system.  While the more seasoned speakers may bring forth traditional methods, the younger participants can offer their understanding of cutting edge practice.  Artists at all stages in their careers serve to benefit from first hand accounts and insights into how to promote oneself today through creative and timely means of networking and audience development.  Focus will be placed on methods for resource sharing, the effectiveness of web verses “real world” strategies, and the importance of community building for the endurance of an artist’s livelihood.

Participating speakers:

Paul Laster, Editor, Artkrush will be guiding the conversation.

Gema Alava, artist

Colleen Asper, Ad Hoc Vox

Jennifer Dudley, Ad Hoc Vox

Trong Gia Nguyen, artist and curator

Pablo Helguera, artist

Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City

Christina Ray, Founder and Director of Glowlab and Conflux Festival

Joshua Selman, artist


Seating is limited. To reserve a space, please RSVP to ryan.thomas@cueartfoundation.org.

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Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion: Tété-Michel Kpomassie & The Arctic Book Club

September 23, 6:30 PM

EFA Project Space

Participants: Tété-Michel Kpomassie, Jean Barberis, Matthew Gribbon, Fabienne Lasserre, Ranbir Sidhu. Moderated by Michelle Levy.

In conjunction with the exhibition Arctic Book Club: Artists Respond to An African in Greenland, EFA Project Space and Flux Factory welcome Tété-Michel Kpomassie in person to exchange questions, thoughts and reactions with the artists who have just spent the last five months reading and creating work in response to his book (resulting in the current exhibition).

Jean Barberis, curator; Fabienne Lasserre and Matthew Gribbon, participating artists; and Ranbir Sidhu, book club moderator and contributing writer, will speak on behalf of the Arctic Book Club members, who will be present, in full, in the audience.

In the Spring of 2009, Flux Factory and EFA assembled a cross-disciplinary group of artists to respond to Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s book,  An African in Greenland, meeting regularly in the form of a book club. Upon completion of the book, the artists created new work inspired by their experience. 

An African in Greenland
 is the account of Kpomassie's unique odyssey from his native Togo to Greenland. As a young man living in Africa, Kpomassie happened across a children’s book about Greenland. Fascinated, he embarked on a remarkable ten-year journey across Africa and Europe, working as a translator along the way, and eventually making his way to live in Greenland.

Tété-Michel Kpomassie is a writer originally from Togo, who currently resides in Nanterre, France. He is the author of An African in Greenland, for which he was awarded the Prix Litteraire Francophone International in 1981.

Jean Barberis is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Flux Factory's gallery space, LIC, New York, and co-curator of Arctic Book Club.

Matthew Gribbon is a member of the Green & Bold Coöperative, Brooklyn, NY, and Arctic Book Club
participating artist.

Fabienne Lasserre is a mixed-media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, and Arctic Book Club participating artist.

Ranbir Sidhu is a novelist and playwright, the moderator for the Arctic Book Club reading group, and contributing writer to the exhibition.

Michelle Levy is the Program Director of EFA Project Space and co-curator of the exhibition.

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition: ARCTIC BOOK CLUB

September 18 - October 24, 2009

Opening Reception, September 17, 6-8 pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

 

Flux Factory and EFA Project Space are proud to present Arctic Book Club, on view from September 18 through October 24, at EFA Project Space in Manhattan.  Curated by Jean Barberis and Michelle Levy, this exhibition is the result of a several-month long process embarked on by a group of artists responding to the book, An African in Greenland.

By partnering with Flux Factory on this exhibition, EFA Project Space furthers its goal to provide a space for collaboration with other art and cultural organizations, thus bridging gaps in the art community and expanding audiences for the arts.

Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s book, An African in Greenland, serves as memoir, ethnography, and travelogue, and is the account of the author’s unique journey from his native Togo to Greenland. As a young man living in Africa, Kpomassie happened across a children’s book about Greenland. Fascinated with the distant Arctic island, he embarked on a remarkable ten-year journey across Africa and Europe, working as a translator along the way, and eventually saving enough money to complete his odyssey and live in Greenland.

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Jul
29
1:30 PM13:30

Event: Chaperone: Beth Campbell Presents Altered States (Ken Russell, 1980)

Altered States (Ken Russell, 1980)

July 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Beth Campbell

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

BETH CAMPBELL (b. 1971)
Beth Campbell is a New York-based artist originally from Dwight, Illinois. Her work explores the psychological and phenomenological conception of one’s surroundings through sculpture, installation, drawing and video. Following Room, 2008, as exhibited in two variations at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy, is an optically jarring, large scale sculpture that establishes the uncanny sense that a small, banal living room is reflected and multiplied many times. Campbell has created projects for the Public Art Fund, the Biennale Cuvee 09 World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, and the 6th Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Recent group exhibitions include The Andy Warhol Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Andrea Rosen, White Columns, the Drawing Room, London, and the Tang Museum. Her work is included in The Whitney Museum, MOMA and the New Museum’s Altoids Collection. She is represented in New York by Nicole
Klagsbrun Gallery.

 

 

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Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: Kalup Linzy Presents Desperate Living (Jon Waters, 1977)

 Still from  Desperate Living  (1977)

Still from Desperate Living (1977)

Desperate Living (Jon Waters, 1977)

July 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Kalup Linzy

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.


KALUP LINZY (b. 1977)
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003 and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy’s best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His works have been included in exhibitions as far ranging as Black Alphabet at The Zacheta National Museum in
Warsaw Poland, and Frequency, Thelma Golden’s survey of new art by emerging artists of color at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Recently, Linzy’s work was included in Prospect.1 New Orleans, New Orleans curated by Dan Cameron; Modern Mondays: An Evening with Kalup Linzy at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Glasgow International: Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland, and 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, all in 2008. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 2005, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2007 and most recently, a 2008 Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant.

 

 

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Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: k8 Hardy Presents Freak Orlando (Ulrike Ottinger, 1981)

 Still from  Freak Orlando  (1981)

Still from Freak Orlando (1981)

Freak Orlando (Ulrike Ottinger, 1981)

July 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist k8 Hardy

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

K8 HARDY (b. 1977)
k8 Hardy is a video and performance artist, political activist, eccentric fashion stylist and co-founder of the queer and feminist art journal LTTR. Hardy’s work has shown in several group exhibitions domestically and abroad, including Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video at the Brooklyn Museum, Manifesto Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery, London, The Way we Rhyme at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Media Burn at the Tate Modern, Uncertain States of America at the Moscow Biennial, and Exile of the Imaginary at the Generali Foundation, Vienna. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: Amy Granat Presents Venom and Eternity (Jean Isidore Isou, 1951)

 Still from  Venom and Eternity  (1951)

Still from Venom and Eternity (1951)

Venom and Eternity (Jean Isidore Isou, 1951)

July 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Amy Granat

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space


From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

AMY GRANAT (b. 1976)
Amy Granat’s work combines film, sound, performance, photography and installation. Granat was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, and received her BA from Bard College in 1994. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Eva Presenhuber Galerie, Zurich; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, and Basis Art Center in Frankfurt. She has been featured in the recent group exhibitions Stray Alchemist, UCCA, Beijing; Strange Magic, Luhring Augistine, New York, Bastard Creature, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Born to Be Wild, Kunstmuseum, St.Gallen. She will show a new feature film at a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York City in January 2010. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

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Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: Ian Cooper Presents Scream 3 (Wes Craven, 2000)

 Still from Wes Craven's Scream 3

Still from Wes Craven's Scream 3

Scream 3, (Wes Craven, 2000)

July 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Ian Cooper

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

IAN COOPER (b. 1978)
Ian Cooper’s work explores themes of isolation and longing central to the tropes of media-constructed adolescence. Recent work focuses on architectural elements from these fictional sources that directly enunciate their own function, specifically, declarations of ‘vacancy’ or ‘absence’ pertaining to the presence of, or housing, the human figure. Cooper has had solo projects at Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles and shown abroad at various institutions and galleries including the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich; Annarumma 404, Naples; and Nice & Fit, Berlin. Cooper’s recent print project published by Forth Estate,
and shown late last year at EFA Project Space, was accessioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art for their permanent collection. Cooper was born and raised in Manhattan. He is on the sculpture faculty at New York University. He currently lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

 

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: Anna Craycroft Presents The Century of the Self, Ep. 1 & 3 (Adam Curtis, 2002)

THE CENTURY OF THE SELF, EP. 1 & 3 (ADAM CURTIS, 2002)

June 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Anna Craycroft

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

ANNA CRAYCROFT (b. 1975)
Anna Craycroft works in a wide range of media on research-based projects that explore how specific cultural constructs shape our social selves. Craycroft’s on going project, Agency Of the Orphan, an in depth investigation of this culturally invented and psychologically manipulated archetype yielded an expansive solo exhibition at Tracy Williams, LTD with an accompanying publication in the spring of 2008. She has shown her work in public art projects, solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Art In General, New York; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles; Le Case D’Arte,
Milan; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; and a public installation in The Hague. Craycroft is represented by Tracy Williams Ltd in New York City where she lives and works.

 

 

 

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Jun
17
1:30 PM13:30

Event: Chaperone: Alex Bag Presents Grandma's Boy (Nicholaus Goossen, 2006)

 Still from  Grandma's Boy  (2006)

Still from Grandma's Boy (2006)

Grandma's Boy (Nicholaus Goossen, 2006)

June 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Alex Bag

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

 

ALEX BAG (b. 1969)

Alex Bag’s work combines performance, video, acting, drawing, and installation with distinct humor and an acerbic wit in order to explore the particular ills and alienations endemic to late capitalist society. Drawing inspiration from mass media sources—particularly television— she simultaneously lambastes and embraces the culture her work reflects and informs. She was born in New York, where she currently resides and works, and received her BFA from Cooper Union in 1991. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; Locust Projects, Miami; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; American Fine Arts, New York; and Emi Fontana Gallery, Milan. She has been featured in such recent exhibitions as Playback, ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fit to Print and Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York; Panorámica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; and the Baltic Triennale, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. A monograph on her work is forthcoming. She is represented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York.

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Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Event: Chaperone: Sara Greenberger Rafferty Presents Lucas (David Seltzer)

Lucas (David Seltzer, 1986)

June 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY (b. 1978)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty lives and works in Brooklyn. In recent years, and through a wide range of media, Rafferty’s work has embraced and explored the role of the performer, escape artist, comedian, and mental patient. In early 2009, Rafferty had a solo exhibition at The Kitchen, New York, titled Bananas. Another
solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York is forthcoming this fall. In 2006, she had solo projects at Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles and P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York. Her Public Art Fund-commissioned sculpture, After Harry, will be on view at MetroTech Center through September. Rafferty’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions including at Museum 52, Guild & Greyshkul, Susan Inglett, Artist Space, Gagosian Gallery, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, all New York; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; and ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

 

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition: CHAPERONE

June 10- July 29 
Wednesdays, 7pm
 

 
Participating artists:  
Alex Bag, Beth Campbell, Ian Cooper, Anna 
Craycroft, Amy Granat, k8 Hardy, Kalup Linzy, 
Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Organized by Ian Cooper and Michelle Levy

EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture's love affair with mediated reality.  The participating artists are:
                                                                            

Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Lucas June 10th 2009

Alex Bag: Grandma’s Boy June 18th 2009

Anna Craycroft: The Century of the Self (episodes 1 & 3) June 24th 2009

Ian Cooper: SCREAM 3 July 1st 2009

Amy Granat: Venom and Eternity July 8th 2009

k8 Hardy: Freak Orlando July 15th 2009

Kalup Linzy: Desperate Living July 22nd 2009

Beth Campbell: Altered States July 29th 2009   

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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Event: Future of Panel Discussion & The Glorified Docent

The Future of Panel Discussions

A Panel Discussion

EFA Project Space presents a panel on The Future of Panel Discussions.  Come prepared for mystery and intrigue, and leave expectations at the door.

FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY

The Glorified Docent

Not a Panel Discussion

The Glorified Docent is an evening of screenings of bootlegged art films, with live color commentary from guest “critics” based on the structure of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), the American cult television comedy series that aired from 1988 to 1999.  The critics remain anonymous, with only their silhouettes visible as they give their spontaneous “Siskel & Ebert from Hell” take on what they are watching.

Guest critics include Art Fag City, James Belizia, Tyler Coburn, David Coggins, Bill Cole, Steve Dumain, the Eh-Team, Sarah Hromack, Lady Rizo, Nathan Shafer, and others.

The evening events are organized in conjunction with the current exhibition, Never Late Than Better, where the future and past are irrelevant, and reality is a curator’s whim.

 

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition: NEVER LATE THAN BETTER

April 11 - May 16, 2009

Opening reception: Thursday, April 9, 6 - 8 pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

 

Curated by Trong Gia Nguyen

Artists: Julieta Aranda, Peter Belyi, Hannes Bend, Christopher Chiappa, Eric Doeringer, Josephine Wister Faure, Marc Ganzglass, Evan Gruzis, Christopher Ho, Marci MacGuffie, David Maroto, Laura Nova, Yuki Onodera, Rebecca Reeve, Egill Saebjornsson, Luke Stettner, Halldor Ulfarsson, Arnold von Wedemeyer, Mike Womack

EFA Project Space presents Never Late Than Better, on view from April 11 through May 17, 2009. On the centennial anniversary of the Futurist Manifesto, Never Late than Better contends with the questionable boundaries of space, time, and reality. Re-appraising the past and re-fashioning the present, the exhibition foregrounds a “bizarro universe” that counters the time-honored day-to-days of war, speed, and misogyny that F.T. Marinetti forecast in the Manifesto, published in Le Figaro in 1909.

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Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

Event: But Does it Work? Art Activism and the Interventionist's Gesture

February 24, 2009, 6:30 pm

A Conversation between Joseph DeLappe, Stephen Duncombe, and Steve Lambert 

Artists/activists Joseph DeLappe and Steve Lambert join writer/activist/media scholar Stephen Duncombe to discuss what happens when artists interfere with existing structures of media in order to manipulate and use them as vehicles for political and social commentary. How do these forms of intervention compare to straight-forward art activism, and what are these artists hoping to achieve? How does one even measure success when utopia is the goal? The talk will focus on the artists’ works “dead-in-iraq”, “iraqimemorial.org” and the recent faux New York Times “Special Edition” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

EFA Project Space presents this event in conjunction with the exhibition Post Memory: A Collection of Makeshift Monuments, on view from February 21- March 28.

Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor and head of the Digital Media Program in the Department of Art, University of Nevada. As an electronic and new media artist since 1983, Delappe’s work in online gaming performance, electromechanical installation and real-time web-based video transmission has been shown throughout the United States and abroad.www.delappe.net

Stephen Duncombe teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School of New York University where he is an associate professor. He is the author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy and Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Underground Culture, and the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader. He also writes on the intersection of culture and politics for a range of publications, from The Nation to Playboy. Duncombe is a life-long political activist.http://dreampolitik.com

Steve Lambert is a Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York, and teaches at Parsons, The New School and Hunter College. He is the founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency, lead developer of Add-Art  (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and has collaborated with numerous artists including the Graffiti Research Lab, and the Yes Men.  Recently making international news with the The New York Times ”Special Edition,” Lambert’s projects and art works have won awards and been exhibited nationally and internationally. http://visitsteve.com

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition: POST MEMORY

February 21 - March 28, 2009

Opening reception: Friday, February 20, 6 - 8 pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm

 

Curated by Yaelle Amir

Artists: Binh Danh, Joseph DeLappe, David Maisel, Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry, Emily Prince, Benjamin Tiven, Anna Von Mertens

EFA Project Space presents Post Memory: A Collection of Makeshift Monuments, on view from February 21 through March 28, 2009. Curated by Yaelle Amir, the exhibition features artists investigating alternative approaches to the process of memorializing, representing “various outcomes of remembrance through a mediated history.” Using vicarious experience as their source, the artists enlist a variety of disciplinary practices such as performance, intervention, and mapping, to redefine the act of commemoration of people and events that have faded from collective consciousness.Opening reception sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company

 

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