In Your Place
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

In Your Place

In Your Place

ICP-Bard MFA 2019 group show at A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town

Opening Reception: Thursday, 11th July, 2019 [6 – 8pm]

Exhibition dates: 11th July – 1st August, 2019

A4 Arts foundation is pleased to host In Your Place, an exhibition of work from ICP-BARD MFA 2019.   

This exhibition is cohered around an enquiry of the notions of “homeward” or “home”. Through the lens of image-making, these artists explore the meanings of these terms to different people.  Interrogating concepts of space, history, memory, reckoning, places of refuge, the physical or psychological, the forced or liberated, for global immigrants and refugees to local communities seeking retreat to a place of safety. Pivotal questions emerge with regards to the notion of “home” as a place where we can truly just be ourselves, as somewhere that serves as a personal sanctuary. 

The resulting work of the graduates of 2019 Bard MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York will be exhibited in Cape Town, at A4 Arts Foundation.  In New York, at The Baxter St at the Camera Club, another exhibition exploring the theme of ‘body and identity’, by the same artists, will be shown simultaneously. These parallel exhibitions will endeavour to connect artists, audiences and inquiries across the continents. 

Cross-Continental Exchanges

“These cross-continental exchanges are an innovative way of extending and connecting communities across the world,” says exhibition curator and graduate, Pippa Hetherington.

“This will be a unique opportunity for artists and audiences to communicate in real-time across the globe. This novel concept builds an aspiration to invite inclusivity”, she says.  

The ICP-MFA artists have been working alongside each other for two years during their MFA programme in New York, leaning inward and outward from one another, pushing and pulling to navigate their own practices, yet always sharing curious and communal questions about home.  

This international group is made up of 12 visual artists from around the world: South Africa, India, Taiwan, Japan, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the US. The exhibition consists of a collection of photographic prints (scans, archival pigment, laser) and video-work.

Cross-continental exchanges will be staged on the following dates:  

  • July 11 - NYC 12pm – 1:30pm / Cape Town 6pm – 7:30pm (coinciding with the opening)

  • Aug 1 – NYC 11:30am – 2:30pm / Cape Town 5:30pm – 8:30pm (culminating activation of the show coinciding with Cape Town’s First Thursdays)

Also programmed will be two ‘Coffee Talks’ to discuss the work and the exhibition concept. These will be on July 18 from 11am – 12pm and July 25, also from 11am – 12pm.

For further inquiries please contact pippa@pippahetherington.co.za or heeten@a4arts.org

Contributing artists to in your place: 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.

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With Pleasure
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

With Pleasure

The ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2019's Group Show With Pleasure , curated by Lily Mott, explores the body as a site: of memory and loss, exploration and evidence, trauma and reckoning, fantasy and substance, the public and the private, conflict and reconciliation, of representation and figuration.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: July 9th – August 9th, 2019

Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York (CCNY)
126 Baxter Street
New York, NY 10013

https://www.baxterst.org/with-pleasure/

Artists: Samantha Box, Ali Di Luccia, Genevieve Fournier, Avijit Halder, Pippa Hetherington, Eugene Lee, Andrea Martucci, Michael McFadden, Tomo Morisawa, Lauren Taubenfeld, Lily Mott



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World Pride - Book Signing
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

World Pride - Book Signing

  • Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

No Simple Seasons

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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21st Annual Postcards from the Edge
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

21st Annual Postcards from the Edge

VISUAL AIDS PRESENTS

THE 21ST ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE BENEFIT

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019 AT BORTOLAMI IN TRIBECA

New York, October 24, 2018 – Visual AIDS is pleased to announce the 21st edition of Postcards from the Edge, the organization’s first annual benefit event of the year for 2019. Widely known as one of Visual AIDS’ most exciting benefits, Postcards from the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each. The 21st annual sale will be held from February 22nd to 24th, 2019 at host gallery Bortolami, located on 39 Walker Street in Tribeca, New York City.

2019 will mark the 21st year of Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge benefit, and the impressive 21-year run of this event is a testament to its effectiveness as a fundraising tool. Visual AIDS first held Postcards from the Edge in 1998 and has since raised about $800,000 via this annual fundraiser. Since the event’s conception, over 20,000 postcard-sized works have been donated by artists from around the world. By participating in Postcards from the Edge, artists and collectors support the mission of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce contemporary art programs that promote AIDS awareness and support artists living with HIV.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

For additional information on Visual AIDS, please visit www.VisualAIDS.org.

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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.

For more about the show:

https://icpbardmfa.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/in-the-dirt-by-michael-mcfadden/

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ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2018
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2018

The ICP/Bard MFA program is excited to announce our annual Open Studios event on Friday, December 14th from 6-9pm. We'll be showing a selection of completed pieces, as well as opening up our workspaces and previewing works in progress.


ARTISTS: Alex Remnick, Ali Di Luccia, Andrea Martucci, Avijit Halder, Beverly Logan, Cheryl Mukherji, Claire Lee, Danny Peralta, Eugene Lee, ewai, Emily Chiavelli, Freddie Rankin, Genevieve Fournier, Hana Zhang, Jeremy Brenner, Lilly Mott, Michael McFadden, Pippa Hetherington, Ronnie Yang, Samantha Box, Tomo Morisowa, Vera Saldivar, Yiming Zheng

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The Dinner: An Open Conversation
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Dinner: An Open Conversation


Candidates in the ICP-Bard MFA class of 2019 are pleased to present the program’s eighth annual symposium, The Dinner: An Open Conversation.

Free and open to the public, this event welcomes creators of various disciplines to engage with one another about artistic practices and foster discussions around the topic of community over a family-style meal*. Students and guest artists—including Garnette Cadogan, Nandita Raman, Pacifico Silano, Buzz Slutzky, Dave Southwood, and Sasha Wortzel—will lead small presentations throughout the evening.

In the spirit of community, the evening will culminate in a print exchange. Intended to engage the audience and encourage conversation among artists, all attendees are invited to bring an original print or zine and leave the event with someone else’s work. All pieces must measure 11 x 14 inches or less.

This is a free event, but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

For more information: https://www.icp.org/events/the-dinner-an-open-conversation

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Open Studios 2018
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studios 2018

Coinciding with New York Art Book Fair, the ICP-Bard MFA Program is hosting open studio on Sept 22nd 5:00pm - 8:00pm at our LIC Studios.


ARTISTS: Alex Remnick, Ali Di Luccia, Andrea Martucci, Avijit Halder, Beverly Logan, Cheryl Mukherji, Claire Lee, Danny Peralta, Eugene Lee, ewai, Emily Chiavelli, Freddie Rankin, Genevieve Fournier, Hana Zhang, Jeremy Brenner, Lilly Mott, Michael McFadden, Pippa Hetherington, Ronnie Yang, Samantha Box, Tomo Morisowa, Vera Saldivar, Yiming Zheng

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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

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.

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SlideFest 2018
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

SlideFest 2018

Join us for SlideFest, the annual spring showcase of in-progress work by the first-year students of the ICP-Bard MFA program. The evening will feature presentations that illustrate how a new generation of visual artists is integrating photography, video, and performance art into their practice.

This year’s event will also include a pop-up exhibition of works created around the concept of the slide, as well as a reading room where books, zines, and other works on paper will be shown. Don't miss this opportunity to witness how photographic thinking is changing.

The evening is moderated by Marvin Heiferman, ICP-Bard MFA faculty.

Artists:

Samantha Box, Ali DiLuccia, Genevieve Fournier, Avijit Halder, Pippa Hetherington, Eugene Lee, Andrea Martucci, Michael McFadden, Tomo Morisawa, Lily Mott, and David Tu Sun Song.


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ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2017
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2017

The ICP/Bard MFA program is excited to announce our annual Open Studios event on Friday, December 16th from 6-9pm. We'll be showing a selection of completed pieces, as well as opening up our workspaces and previewing works in progress..


ARTISTS: Ali Di Luccia, Andrea Martucci, Avijit Halder, Daniel Valentin, David Tu Sun Song, Eugene Lee, Freddie Rankin, Genevieve Fournier, Kaz Senju, Lauren Taubenfeld, Lily Mott, Michael McFadden, Naima Green, Naiwen Zhang, Nicole Bull, Pippa Hetherington, Samantha Box, Timothy Briner, Tino, and Tomo Morisowa.

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Open Studios 2017
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Open Studios 2017

Coinciding with New York Art Book Fair, the ICP-Bard MFA Program is hosting open studio on Sept 22nd 17:00 - 20:00 at our LIC Studios.


ARTISTS: Ali Di Luccia, Andrea Martucci, Avijit Halder, Daniel Valentin, David Tu Sun Song, Eugene Lee, Freddie Rankin, Genevieve Fournier, Kaz Senju, Lauren Taubenfeld, Lily Mott, Michael McFadden, Naima Green, Naiwen Zhang, Nicole Bull, Pippa Hetherington, Samantha Box, Timothy Briner, Tino, and Tomo Morisowa.

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