Kon Tiki Screening at EFA Project Space

Thursday, July 21
6:30 – 8:30 pm
EFA Project Space, 323 West 39th Street, 2nd floor, NYC

EFA Project Space
is proud to host a rare screening of Kon-Tiki (1950) in conjunction with Sea Worthy: An Exhibition. The Academy Award-winning documentary chronicles Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 adventures across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. Special reception to follow!





JELL-O Takes New York

Saturday June 25, 2011 6-10pm
Winners announced at 8pm so get there early!
$8 admissions fee, students under the age of 16 enter for free.

Help take Jell-O on a big adventure—out of the kitchen and into the world at large!—as a crack panel of judges including Allan Chochinov of Core77, Emily Elisen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie shop, creative consultant and curator Josee Lepage of Bondtoo, and Keith Ozar of MakerBot Industries and host Anney Fresh of Space Kittys announce the winners of the third annual Jell-O Mold Competition on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 8pm.

Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice. Kelso beer and Jell-O shots will be served, along with the Jell-O creations. Doors open at 6pm. Music by DJ Allied Mastercomputer till 10pm.

more info here:
http://gowanusstudio.org/jello/





SEA WORTHY OPENS JUNE 10TH AT EFA PROJECT SPACE

Sea Worthy: An Exhibition

EFA Project Space
June 10 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY 10018

EFA Project Space presents an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom. The show includes installations, models, prints, drawings, photos, videos, and various other musings by artist-seafarers who generously impart their experience of the sea in order to refresh our perception of the land.

Artists included in the Sea Worthy Exhibition are: Michael Arcega, Rachel Bacon, Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw, Matt Bua, George Boorujy, Adriane Colburn, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Thomas Dexter, Amze Emmons, Jason Gandy, Richard Haley, Haley Hughes, Sarah Julig, Jonathan Kaiser, Marie Lorenz, Orien McNeill, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Percoco, Natalia Porter, Duke Riley, Tod Seelie, Reid Stowe, Swimming Cities, and Swoon.

Curatorial Committee: Jean Barberis, Benjamin Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Michelle Levy, Georgia Muenster, Kendra Sullivan, and Sally Szwed.

Gallery hours are Wed- Saturday, 12-6 in June, and Wed- Friday, 12- 6 in July.
212-563-5855 x 244, projectspace@efanyc.org

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DEEP/SHALLOW CLOSING

DEEP/SHALLOW CLOSING EVENT:
An EVENING of READINGS and LIBRARY PERFORMANCE
Thursday, May 26th 7:00pm
Readings from 7:30pm until 8:30pm
followed by drinks and music

The Gowanus Studio Space presents an evening of readings and library performance conceived in the vein of those artworks exhibited in DEEP/SHALLOW. As the visual is derived from books, so is writing from visual art. Relics are activated, audiences roused, and spirits revived through the singular interaction of sharing writing through spoken word.

Featuring Readings by DEEP/SHALLOW Artists including Rob Andrews, Haley Hughes, Kendra Sullivan and Nichole Van Beek; as well as a special guest presentation by the Underground Library.

Deep / Shallow
April 29th through May 29th, 2011

Reference material is as often heavily researched as it is happened upon. Artworks in DEEP/SHALLOW were made in response to The Library’s collection of books and other printed materials donated from artists’ own reference libraries. The appropriation of these resources forces a contextual continuity (which normally occurs organically and over time) across disciplines, content and processes.

FANNY ALLIÉ / GABRIELA ALVA CAL Y MAYOR / JILL AUCKENTHALER / NATALIA PORTER / BEN COHEN / NOAH BREUER / JONATHAN BUTT / ANGELA CONANT / HECTOR CANONGE / GRAYSON COX / KENDRA SULLIVAN / DYLAN GAUTHIER / EMILY ELSEN / BEKA GOEDDE / HALEY HUGHES / KATIE MERZ / RACHEL OSTROW / SARAH NICOLE PHILLIPS / FRANCESCO SIMETI / NICHOLE VAN BEEK / JOHN WHITLOCK – INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE BY ROB ANDREWS

THE LIBRARY compiles published references recommended by artists in our immediate and greater community. We’ve begun the first search for library materials; collecting donated or recommended pamphlets, manuals, exhibition catalogs, books, newspapers, magazines, etc. which have visually influenced artists. Make your recommendation HERE.

HIGH/LOW DEEP/SHALLOW is a two-part exhibition which serves as a catalyst and launch for The Library at The Gowanus Studio Space.

HIGH/LOW was on view at Eyelevel BQE Gallery April 9th through May 7th, exhibiting installations and designs which address ideas surrounding library functions.

DEEP/SHALLOW exhibits work which is in conversation with one or more publications in the library’s collection. DEEP/SHALLOW will be on view at The Gowanus Studio Space through May 29th 2011.





SEA WORTHY HETEROTOPIAS

SEAWORTHY HETEROTOPIAS: SHORT FILMS
A part of SCHOOL NITE and the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City
Saturday May 7th 6:00pm-4:00am
Sunday May 8th 12:00pm-6:00pm
at 233 Mott Street in Manhattan

The Gowanus Studio Space presents SEA WORTHY Heterotopias: A weekend of water-related video art and documentary; and preview for this Summer’s marine festival: SEA WORTHY. Co-organized by EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space, SEA WORTHY is a series of Workshops, Public Voyages and an Exhibition of art and projects around and about New York City’s waterways.

SEA WORTHY Heterotopias is a contemplative exhibition within School Nite, with water and watercraft-inspired video art and short documentaries looping throughout the evening of May 7th and into May 8th. Each video explores a New York City or nearby waterway, documents its ecological state, or depicts the ways in which it is used or enjoyed by humans.

Also on display are broadsheets with information and instructions from the design and boatbuilding group Mare Liberum on how to construct your own rowboat in a single afternoon using found and accessible materials, minimal tools and basic building skills.

with films from:
Meryl O’Connor
Duke Riley
Adriane Colburn
Walker Lamond
Kevin T. Allen
Dylan Gauthier
Stephan von Muehlen
Blake McDowell
Adam Katzmann
Angela Conant

“…and if we think, after all, that the boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea and that, from port to port, from tack to tack, from brothel to brothel, it goes as far as the colonies in search of the most precious treasures they conceal in their gardens, you will understand why the boat has not only been for our civilization, from the sixteenth century until the present, the great instrument of economic development [...], but has been simultaneously the greatest reserve of the imagination. The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates.”  – Michel Foucault

ABOUT SCHOOL NITE
Join THE THEY CO. and THE NEW MUSEUM in celebrating the work of nearly 20 galleries, Art Organizations & Collectives throughout NoLIta’s recently converted OLD SCHOOL space as they all consider the NEW CITY. FROM 6PM until 4AM on SATURDAY MAY 7th, PERFORMANCES, VIDEO, INSTALLATION & OTHER WORK will be on DISPLAY. BANDS will perform SOUNDS. WRITERS will read WORDS. The PRESENT and FUTURE will CONVERSE.

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THE NEW MUSEUM’S FESTIVAL OF IDEAS FOR THE NEW CITY