Pride Book Signing
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Pride Book Signing

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Join QGBT men from around the world for our book signing event at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division from 1-3 PM on Saturday June 29.
 
Kaz Senju – Shinjuku Story
Matthew Papa – Songs to the Siren
Michael Craft – Sweet Tooth
Michael McFadden – in the dirt
 
Impac+ NYC is a social community of queer, gay, bi, and trans men living with HIV that meet for weekly happy hours, monthly dinners, brunches, picnics, river cruises, and more!


The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division is an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. We aim to foster a community invested in the values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness. The Bureau seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community by offering books, publications, and art and by hosting readings, performances, film screenings, book discussion groups, and workshops. We provide local and visiting queers and friends with an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing.

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No Simple Seasons Group Exhibition
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

No Simple Seasons Group Exhibition

Our experiences make us, both as individuals and communities. In making art, we make those experiences particular; we work to find the right combination of event, instrument, and context to give form to the formless nature of daily experience.

Photography has always existed in an uneasy space between the unique and the generic. It is founded on the capturing of unique moments, but much of its reception has been conditioned by the extent to which it makes use of genres adopted from other forms: from painting, drawing, or theater. Examining the history of photography is in part a tracking of the ways in which it as a medium grew into the uniqueness of its own language. In doing so it has become the most widely adopted mode of recording individual lives in human history.

Today photography is everywhere, on our persons, our buildings, our homes. But a strange inversion has occurred, one where the dictates of genre once again overwhelm the particularities of experience. Online, photography asserts that our individual lives have value only to the extent that they resemble ideals forged in some other phantasmical universe, and encourages us to broadcast our adherence to these norms.

The artists in this exhibition, titled No Simple Seasons, are standing against this through a variety of means, bringing the particularities of experience back to the center of their work, or demonstrating the ways in which pictorial genre functions as a historical trap. They allow for the interactions around the things they make to be quirky and personal, or unsettling and transformative. Their work is emotionally rich and visually varied. And in seeking the particulars beyond convention they give form both to particular legacies of pain and the stirrings of community that spring from sharing those legacies.

Nayland Blake
Chair, ICP-Bard MFA

Artists

Samantha Box, Ali Di Luccia, Genevieve Fournier, Avijit Halder, Pippa Hetherington, Eugene Lee, Andrea Martucci, Michael McFadden, Tomo Morisawa, Lily Mott, Freddie L. Rankin II, and Lauren Taubenfeld.

Opening Reception

Friday, April 5 | 6–8 PM

Exhibition Dates

Apr 06, 2019 – May 12, 2019

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Brooklyn Queer Flea @ House of YES
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Brooklyn Queer Flea @ House of YES

BK Queer Flea + Gay Pin present
The Pin Ball
FREE RSVP: bit.ly/2TfU5LB

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: After taking a short break, the BK Queer Flea returns on March 24th, and is proud to partner with the Gay Pin Guys to bring you the ULTIMATE queer arts vendor experience.

Come through to see Ru Paul's Drag Race star Jiggly Caliente Brooks host the show, give shows, and read off raffle prizes donated by our talented vendors.

Music by the incomparable @muumuse.

Come sip & shop with us for the first time in 2019, at this extra special location HOUSE OF YES.

3pm-9pm, NO COVER.

Vendors: Adam Chuck, Artema The Comic, Bianca's Design Shop, Bibingka Mama, Big Little Lines, Bound Leather Zine, Come On Strong Designs, Culture and Fate, Dana Osburn, Dennis Moran, Dick Teez, Doable Guys, Felix and the Future, Glitch Bitch, Guelmo Rosa, Hey Rooney, Hyena Vintage, Isaac Van Curen, James Falciano, Michael McFadden, PrEP4All, RuPaw's Drag Race, SADGRLS, Surreal Skincare, Taylor Miller, Tyler Wallach, Werk Zine, Willie Norris Workshop, Zacrilegious

#BkQueerFlea #supportqueerartists

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in the dirt
Feb
14
to Feb 17

in the dirt

Join us for the opening of 2019 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Michael McFadden’s solo exhibition, in the dirt, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City.

In in the dirt, McFadden interweaves photographs, sculpture, text, and video to examine the inner workings and the visceral charges of sexual connection, as they manifest in the context of his own, everyday life. in the dirt explores the artist’s journey into the overlapping space between sex, protest, intimacy, and shame in a post-PrEP environment.

Bio

Michael McFadden (Chicago, IL) worked within the social services and community health centers for over 15 years, focusing primarily on LGBTQ health and the provision of HIV/AIDS services. He brings this awareness and process into his photographic work. Michael received his BA and MSW from Loyola University Chicago and is currently a master’s candidate in the ICP-Bard MFA program.

Opening Reception

Thursday, Feb 14 | 6–9 PM

On View

Feb 15–17 | 12–6 PM or by appointment. Contact: mmcfadden19@students.icp.edu

In conversation with artist Matthew Papa on Saturday, February 16 from 3:30 to 5 PM (open to public).

Directions

The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.

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New York Art Book Fair
Sep
20
to Sep 23

New York Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

September 21-23, 2018, Free Entrance

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens

Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm. Purchase ticket here.
Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the Preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here.

Visit the Fair website for full details on exhibitors and special programs nyartbookfair.com

Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 – 23, 2018, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 20.

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

Join us on Thursday, September 20 from 6–9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for the opening night preview. Preview tickets, include a limited edition work by artist Ryan Gander. The evening will feature special live performances by DJ Monchan, Roe Enney, and Odwalla1221, presented by Blank Forms.

The Fair weekend will once again feature a full calendar of free educational programming. The Classroom, an ongoing series of events, serves as an informal space for talks, panel discussions, readings, performances and other programs. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), organized by a national group of art library professionals, will present two full days of conversation at Book Culture (26-09 Jackson Ave), inviting artists, scholars and leading figures to address a range of issues across publishing and art-book culture.

The Shannon Michael Cane Award, in memory of Curator of Fairs Shannon Michael Cane, will be given to four emerging artists/publishers exhibiting for the first time. Recipients will receive a complimentary Fair table and a stipend to help cover related expenses.

HOURS AND LOCATION Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed) Friday, September 21, 1-7pm Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

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