In light of an upcoming collaboration with Independent Artfilms JKF, WhiteBox is pleased to announce the release of Documenta 14 Goes to Athens, a feature-length documentary on one of the world’s premier art exhibitions.

For the first time in its history the documenta is held in two places, in Athens and Kassel. The film follows the paths of art like an Ariadne thread through Athens from the large museums to the gripping choreographies at antique sites, from the art academy, vibrating with creative energy to a hidden manufacturing, from public places to an energetic night performance and finally to a cinema to an opera of the world.

Everywhere the reality of the city meets the world of art. How does the art react to these realities, to the political and social conditions?

In the theatre of Antiquity politics and art are combined. During the documenta the whole city becomes a stage for the works of art from all continents which open a global dialogue.

Borders between performance and theatre or art and rites are blurred and music which according to Pythagoras has a healing power plays a special role. We encounter it as whispering, as noise, as silence and also as a symphony.

The film follows the raised topics of Documenta 14, such as the body as a feeling and acting element, migration, indigenous cultures, conflict and dialogue,

Art has left the ivory tower, it has arrived in the midst of events, disputes the urgent questions, mixes the perspectives. With its poetic power which it has retained art sets possibly a liberating counterpoint.


For more information, visit

A film by Independent Artfilms JKF

© Independent Artfilms JKF


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Franck Vigroux: Tempest + Centaure


WhiteBox presents

two exceptional music + video performances:

Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt’s 



Franck Vigroux and Kurt d’Haeseleer’s



February 1rst & 3rd @ 7 PM

Tempest is a live audio and video performance by Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt.

Just after the big bang, the universe was completely shapeless, filled with matter and energy, but irregularities were born, which became atoms, suns and planets…
Within the primitive soup on Earth, indistinct molecules started to group as bacterias, to become life, animals, humans…

Tempest recreates the sound and fury of these original maelstroms within which it searches for the origin of form. As an audio and visual performance, Tempest associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air. By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, with more or less stability, more or less evidence.


February 2nd @ 7 PM

Centaure is a live audio and video performance by Franck Vigroux (music) and Kurt d’Haeseleer (video).

Centaure is a postdigital road trip to a dystopic future. It’s a virtual ‘safari’ to a world populated by cloned creatures and mutations of species that seem to have been artificially rebuilt from contaminated DNA. Man has disappeared, absorbed by technology, which has become anthropomorphic. Everything breathes, smells, rot, transforms … The grass, the trees, the water, the clouds, everything is contaminated with a barely visible, but omnipresent technology. Human flesh has exploded and has morphed with machines to give birth to a perverted new nature.

Franck Vigroux

A composer and improviser, Franck Vigroux lives in a universe where noise, improvisation, electroacoustic, industrial, hörspiel, and contemporary music meet. On stage he can play many different roles: guitar player, turntablist, revox manipulator, electronic performer. He also directed numerous videos, such as Dust (30′) in 2007. Franck Vigroux performs solo, but he also regularly collaborates for live acts with Mika Vainio, Transistor (with Ben Miller), Reinhold Friedl, as well as with with Kasper Toeplitz, Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, Bruno Chevillon, Marc Ducret, Push the triangle, Kenji Siratori, Ars Nova ensemble instrumental, and performs with video artists Antoine Schmitt (on Tempest), Kurt d’Haeseleer (on Aucun lieu), Philippe Fontes (on Police). Since 2000 he has repeatedly performed in the United States, in Europe and in Japan either in festivals or in clubs. In 2003, he founded his own label D’Autres Cordes records. In 2008 he founded the Compagny D’autres Cordes dedicated to performing arts.

Antoine Schmitt

Antoine Schmitt is an installation artist who creates artworks in the form of objects, installations or situations : dynamic systems, of minimalist aesthetics, to address the notion of programmed movement, as shape and as point of view. Originally a programming engineer in human computer interactions and artificial intelligence, he places the program, a radically new material in art history due to its essence of active matter, at the core of most of his artworks.

Alone or through collaborations, he has has confronted this approach with more established artistic fields like music, dance, architecture, literature or cinema, of which he revisits the codes. As theoretician, speaker and editor of the portal, Antoine Schmitt explores the field of programmed art.  His work has received several awards in international festivals : transmediale (Berlin, second prize 2007, honorary 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, second prize 2009), UNESCO International Festival of Video-Dance (Paris, first prize online 2002), Digital Turku (Turku, FI, honorary, 2011), Vida 5.0 (Madrid, honorary 2002), CYNETart (Dresden, honorary 2004), medi@terra (Athens, first prize 1999), Interférences (Belfort, first prize 2000), machinista 2003 (Russia), and has been exhibited among others at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011), at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, 2009), at Sonar (Barcelona, 2002, 2004, 2005), at Ars Electronica (Linz, 2003, 2009), at the CAC of Sienna (Italy, 2004), at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (France, 1997), in Nuits Blanches (Paris 2004, 2008, Amiens 2007, Metz 2009, Bruxelles et Madrid 2010). His work is part of the collections of the Espace Gantner (Bourogne, FR), of the Digitalarti fund (Paris, FR), of the Cube (Issy-Mx, FR) and of the Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Fund (FMAC). Antoine Schmitt is represented by Galerie Charlot.

Kurt d’Haeseleer

Kurt d’Haeseleer is the artistic director of the Werktank, a production house for media art in Bierbeek that has its roots in the former artist collective the Filmfabriek. d’Haeseleer himself produced several videos and (interactive) installations, notably Scripted Emotions, Fossilization and S*CKMYP, which were shown in international festivals and shows in Rotterdam, Tokyo, Montreal, Paris, and Berlin.  He also works regularly as a video designer for theatre, dance and opera and makes his own performances. He is the designer for the Ring-cycle in the Scala of Guy Cassiers and has worked with Ictus, Georges Aperghis, Transparant, Kollectif Barakha, Isabella Soupart, Jon Hassell, Annabel Schellekens, Joji Inc, TUK, Peter Verhelst and Köhn.

d’Haeseleer’s work focuses on the visualisation of the dynamic of information. He translates the all-encompassing presence of media into meta-images. Media presence is symbolized by layers of sticky pixel-textures, noise and interactivity. Special effects play an important role in his work, which can best be described as a ‘pixel drama’ or ‘pixel soap’ on the the border zone between painting, video clips, cinema and performance. In his work the special effect is the message.


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screening: Nomads of New York

WhiteBox presents








Veteran filmmaker Mitch Corber explores the lives of artists in “Nomads of New York,” an esthetic tour de force documentary. Two dozen poets, musicians and artists encounter Corber’s intimate camera, each with a lively and special take on their chosen craft.

Before the screening, seven poets appearing in the film will entertain us in a live poetry event. Scheduled readers are Ron Kolm, Larissa Shmailo, Bill Considine, Dorothy Friedman, Elinor Nauen, Sparrow and the filmmaker.

Fitting his imaginative shooting styles to the subjects of the moment, Corber revisits the 1988 battlefield of Tompkins Square Park via the site-specific prose and poetry of Friedman. He wades through the paradisiacal white space of a gallery where Robin Winters is setting up the show for his sharply whimsical constructions. And he follows Clayton Patterson, the “anti-mayor of the Lower East Side,” on a walking tour of a perilously changing neighborhood.

The film features invaluable archival footage of Paul Violi, Eileen Myles, Thad Rutkowski and Allen Ginsberg singing Blake. Also featured in the documentary are Frank Mann, Sheryl H. Simler, Bob Rosenthal, Lewis Warsh, Hettie Jones, Elizabeth Morse, Tom Savage and Gregory Gelman.

Corber is presently at work on a sequel to “Nomads of New York” that examines the displacement of artists throughout NYC. He’s also known as the creator of the informative remastered 1990 documentary “John Cage: Man and Myth,” which had its world premiere last April at WhiteBox.

“Gorgeous…funny…I loved all the poets” — poet / translator Hillary Keel

“Rich and varied…a delightful aesthetic experience” — poet John J. Trause


Artists: Frank Mann, Clayton Patterson, Robin Winters

Poets: Bill Considine, Corber, Dorothy Friedman, Hettie Jones, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Bob Rosenthal, Thad Rutkowski, Tom Savage, Larissa Shmailo, Sparrow, Paul Violi, Lewis Warsh and Lehman Weichselbaum

Musicians: Corber, Gregory Gelman, Allen Ginsberg (with Heather Hardy & Steven Taylor) and Sheryl H. Simler

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Corporation and Fister: opening reception

WhiteBox and Corp Cru present


Opening Reception:

January 25 @ 7 pm



Corporation is a series of 50 original mixed media works that features Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen as the subject of an immersive and familiar game exhibit where players draw cards and take pieces from her.

Corporation expresses Chairman Yellen’s daunting task of balancing economic equilibrium and all of its inherent implications in the pursuit of economic freedom for corporations and consumers in a hilariously expressed, highly provocative parody of the cost of living confined within a traditional and familiar board game.

As chief of the largest, most powerful monetary institution on earth, Chairman Yellen faces pressure from Consumers, Congress, the White House, the Banking Industry and the Corporate world.

As players draw “credit” and “debit” cards to take pieces of her, she is rewarded with beauty and an opportunity for pleasure.

The “Debit Cards” and “Credit Cards” are a series of twenty four 24” x 42” canvas renderings shown from two perspectives: the haves and the have nots.

Each Credit and Debit Card shows an image of the corresponding twelve sculptures that represent elements of the cost of living as well as controversial public and social issues. Players have the chance at freedom from economic enslavement by successfully removing one of the twelve 8”x 10″ polished aluminum sculptures from Chairman Yellen’s body on the 8’ x 4’ mixed media game board.

Touching the metal sides of the cavity containing the sculptures with the 24” tweezers plays a unique sound and lights up Chairman Yellen in a manner that reveals the message behind the works.

Each sculpture is also replicated in polished bronze and mounted separately on black marble.

Corporation is a provocative, immersive expression of socioeconomic and political issues and provides players with an opportunity to reclaim themselves from economic enslavement, as Chairman Yellen and her Federal Reserve Board of Governors attempt to balance the largest economy in the world.

Fister is a series of a growing number of politically charged and provocative pieces depicting the establishment’s positioning of the socioeconomically enslaved global citizen in uncompromising positions.


Corp Cru is a group of visual artists that was formed in June of 2016. Corp Cru shows in a controversial and exploitative fashion the social and economic issues that result from certain oppressive measures promoted by our establishment. Corp Cru is the creator of the Corporation Series of original works of art based on a parody of the familiar “Operation” board game. Corp Cru is funded by a group of angel investors who share the same artistic vision. Please visit Corp Cru at

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Screening this evening: Marielle Nitoslawska’s “Breaking the Frame”



A documentary about the life and work of CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

Directed by Marielle Nitoslawska

Wednesday, January 18:

Screenings at 5pm and 7pm in WBX Project Room.

Reception and curator-led tours of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from 7-9pm.



Coco Fusco’s a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert

Thursday, January 19 @ 7PM:

Screenings every 30 minutes in WBX Project Room.

Reception and curator-led tours of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from 7-9pm.


Programs accompany the WhiteBox exhibition “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, on view through January 21.


by Nicole Disser for BEDFORD+BOWERY
by Cara Vincent for Arte Fuse


The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

and New York State Council for the Arts

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WhiteBox presents


Curated by Lara Pan
Co-curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: suːpərˌkælᵻˌfrædʒᵻˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælᵻˈdoʊʃəs/
The roots of the word have been defined as: super- “above”, cali- “beauty”, fragilistic- “delicate”, expiali- “to atone”, and -docious “educable”, or “Atoning for educability through delicate beauty.” In theory, the term explains how a woman should present herself in the eyes of a patriarchal society. This exhibition aims to tear down the social constructs surrounding women and to empower them, supporting the voices of folk everywhere who choose to stand up and condemn the unjust conventions imposed upon women worldwide.

The exhibition proposes to open a dialogue about how feminism is remodeling itself in the 21st century. We are witnessing in the last few years the extraordinary rise of women’s empowerment groups all over the world, who work to improve living conditions and increase autonomy for women through targeted economic, educational, and health initiatives. Despite on ongoing progress, women still today, in many parts of the world, remain underutilized and often sidelined in society due to enduring norms and traditions.

The artists included in this exhibition span various gender identifications, national origins, generations, and artistic mediums. The goal of the exhibition is to present a variety of artistic approaches that communicate an ecosystem of ideas that can demonstrate the necessity of change to patriarchal society. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious then becomes an accessible tool to raise awareness and to highlight the obstacles of gender-based discrimination.

We are welcoming ideas, communities, artists, and activists until the 21st of January.

Artists Eleanor Antin, Diane Arbus, Alice Austen, Brigid Berlin, Bolo (Saks Afridi and Qinza Najm), Meghan Boody, Tania Bruguera, Robert Farber, Carla Gannis, Rose Hartman, Dana Hoey, Dorothea Lange, Maria de Los Angeles, Marina Markovic, Ana Mendieta, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Tim Okamura, Genesis P-Orridge, Qinza Najm, Sarah Singh, Agnès Thurnauer, Betty Tompkins


Screening of Mariella Nitolawska’s
Breaking the Frame
a documentary about Carolee Schneemann

*Panel discussion to follow the screening with special guests TBA

“Wake Up and Smell the Poppins at Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
By Nicole Disser, Bedford+Bowery

The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

and New York State Council for the Arts

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Acts of Sedition | SPECIAL ELECTION NIGHT | NOVEMBER 8, 2016


Performance Lounge

invites you to an evening of Performances

as we await the Results of the 2016 Presidential Election





by Aaron Burr Society


Sculptural intervention & performance by JAŠA


Interdisciplinary performance with Live Sound by Pasha Radetzki & Don Amit Sahu
as premiered at Manifesta 11 in Zurich
Performance is presented in support of and in solidarity with
Standing Rock Coalition and #WaterIsLife initiative


A Performance by Debora Hirsch, Martin Larralde and Sparrow



In Collaboration with Martin E. Segal Theatre Center


US Premiere Reading of Albert Camus (work in progress)
“Revolt in Asturias”
1936 – An Anti-fascist play


8PM till…


VJ’ng Election Returns Live
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SONIC SEA, directed by Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Following the screenings, the panel will be moderated by Joel Chadabe, president and founder of Ear to the Earth, adjunct faculty at NYU, author, and composer whose works have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Inventionen (Berlin), and other venues and festivals as a complement to his environmental concerns.

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LAUNCHING BINIBON: An Opera by Elliott Sharp






WhiteBox is pleased to present the work of composer and opera creator Elliott Sharp and writer Jack Womack as part of WhiteBoxLab>>SoundLounge.

For one week, WhiteBox’s main exhibition space will act as a laboratory hosting the work of Elliott Sharp, culminating in three theatrical performances of Binibon, an Opera in the form of a murder-ballad, one based on real events that tell the tale of a distinctly Downtown NYC cultural moment. Binibon premiered at the iconic venue The Kitchen in May 2009.

WhiteBox and Elliott Sharp are jointly responding to and coloring a pervasive, dual changing landscape in NYC, namely the opera scene—stagnant— and real estate gentrification—enlarging. Staging this work in an untraditional, street-bound, enduring alternative art venue allows for the hosting of an intricate, essential panel discussion on the affinities and aspects of divergence between what the multifarious Bohemian East Village neighborhood art-scene represented culturally, and what today’s acutely ‘professionalized’ art district Lower East Side stands for. Discussions will be open to the general art audiences as well as to the local, variegated LES/Chinatown communities.

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WhiteBox presents

No Head No Heart



New York City – Shen Jingdong + Jon Tsoi : No Head No Heart is a New York debut-collaboration of two Chinese contemporary artists who came of age in the 1980s, one Beijing-based, the other a New Yorker.

The exhibition addresses aspects of an ongoing, alarming Sino-American military build-up, seen through the lens of performance art, painting, and public interactive art. The artworks evoke the unsettling figure of the “hero”, patent in the invincible uniformed figure of the Red Army soldier inscribed in both artists’ childhood memories.

In the words of Eric Shiner, “Shen Jingdong converts Communist icons in his paintings and sculptures in an unprecedented way, creating sumptuous works that cunningly turn these images of power into candy-colored and glistening figures that are more likely to be found on a toy shop’s shelves than marching through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.”

Read more…

Presented by WhiteBox

The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts

NYSCA   Department of Cultural Affairs NYC

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WhiteBoxLab>>Critical Thursdays

The Art Markets Are Present

Carla Gannis, Brian L. Frye,Dmitry “Dima” Strakovsky & Tim Schneider

Thursday, August 25 | 7 pm

"Autoeroticomplete" is the title 2015, animated gif by Carla Gannis

“Autoeroticomplete” is the title
2015, animated gif by Carla Gannis

Special presentation discussing the intersection between art, technology, and business.  Followed by a panel discussion with the artists and writers.

Moderated by Lara Pan

Free Admission

About the Participants

Carla Gannis

Carla GannisCarla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and the situation of identity in the blurring contexts of physical and virtual.

Gannis has also participated on numerous panels regarding intersections in art and technology including “Let’s Get Digital” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and “Cogency in the Imaginarium” at Cooper Union and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015 her speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press.

Since 2003, Gannis’ work has appeared in over 20 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo exhibitions include “A Subject Self-Defined” at TRANSFER Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and “The Garden of Emoji Delights” both at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT and at The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Features on her work have appeared in The Creators Project, The Huffington Post, Wired, Buzzfeed, FastCo, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Art Critical, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ARTnews,  and The LA Times, among others.

Brian Frye
Brian FryeBrian L. Frye is a filmmaker, writer, and professor of law. His films explore relationships between history, society, and cinema through archival and amateur images. In 2013, he produced the documentary Our Nixon, which was broadcast by CNN and opened theatrically nationwide.

Brian L. Frye is also Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He joined the faculty of the College of Law in 2012. He teaches classes in civil procedure, intellectual property, copyright, and nonprofit organizations, as well as a seminar on law and popular culture.

Brian’s films have been shown by The Whitney Museum, New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, New York Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Warhol Museum, Media City and Images Festival. His films are in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum. His writing on film has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment and The Village Voice. A Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, his legal scholarship concerns interactions between the law and the arts, focusing on issues relating to nonprofit organizations and intellectual property. Brian is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012.

Dmitry “Dima” Strakovsky

Dmitry "Dima" Strakovsky Dmitry “Dima” Strakovsky was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1976. He has lived in the United States since 1988. Dima completed his MFA degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Art and Technology and stayed in Chicago for several years producing art and working for various companies in the toy invention industry. He has been able to parlay this experience into a series of classes that deal with electro-mechanical fabrication and software development in the arts.

Dima’s work spans diverse media and conceptual interests. Collaborative performances, media installations, drawing and sculptural works are just some of the examples of different modalities that define his output. His work has been included in a variety of exhibitions and events at venues such as Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Moscow Biennale, Mediations Biennale (Poznan) and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tim Schneider
Tim Schneider
Tim Schneider is a an LA based freelance writer who primarily focuses on the intersection of art, tech, and business. He founded the blog The Gray Market in 2013. The Gray Market seeks to help fine artists, art dealers, and arts professionals build sustainable careers in an industry where economics are seldom discussed, best practices have yet to be developed, and technology is (finally) creating change.

Previously, he spent seven years in the Los Angeles gallery sector, primarily overseeing prominent private and corporate collections, as well as project-managing site-specific installations by leading blue-chip artists. While he continues writing, Schneider now also consults on diverse projects for dealers, artists, collectors, and startups, as well as providing expert testimony in legal matters on the inner workings of the art market. His first book, The Great Reframing: How Technology Will––and Won’t––Change Contemporary Art Sales Forever, will be completed later this year.


Conceived by Lara Pan


Presented by WhiteBox



Sarah Singh + Rey Parla

The Creative Process in Art & Filmmaking

Thursday, August 18th | 7PM Sharp

Special presentation introducing their singular practices
Followed by panel discussion moderated by Lara Pan

About the Artists

Sarah Singh
A filmmaker, artist, award-winning documentarian and photographer, Sarah Singh was born    into the RScreen Shot 2016-08-16 at 5.21.49 PMoyal family of Patiala, Punjab in India. As a  young child, her family moved to the US and it was not  until her early 20s that she was able to psychologically  connect with India, but once it happened, she was    totally ‘seduced by it’. Her latest artistic expression, A  Million Rivers saw a world premiere at the Victoria and  Albert Museum, London, and has since screened at    the Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany and as a private    preview at the Löwen palais, Berlin to much acclaim    and applause.

I consider myself primarily an architect of images, and writing poetry is an intrinsic part of this architectural filmmaking process because it helps me distill the conceptual framework.

For Whitebox Lab, she will discuss her practice and show select parts of A Million Rivers, her surrealist work of film art which stars legendary actors Om Puri and Lillete Dubey. A Million Rivers will have its North American premiere November 2016 in New York City.

Sarah’s next film will star some of the world’s most interesting actors and is set in Germany. It will challenge both an American film genre and an American art aesthetic that has been dominated by men.


Rey Parlá
Rey Parlá is a Cuban American visual artist working in photography, painting and filmmaking. Parlá firReyst received recognition for his “motion-paintings” at the 12th Annual Miami International Film Festival. Parlá’s time based media works are short Super 8 film documentaries he then hand-painted, edited, and collaged after shooting his brother José Parlá and friends while they created mural painting projects in Miami. Early exposure to Hip Hop culture and its environment drew him to photography and filmmaking. Parlá references artists such as Georges Méliès, Man Ray, Len Lye, Stan Brakhage, Tony Conrad, and László Moholy-Nagy and many others who often time radically contradicted the current view that photography or filmmaking must only depict the natural world.

I am the camera. My hands the mechanical levers, my eyes the prism and lens, my energy processes “negative capability” through painting, scratching, and drawing while using line and light to deconstruct and re-construct the mysteries of the visual image as I create self-portraits on this celluloid material of emulsions.”

Parlá has received Honorable Mentions and Special Event Presentations for his films :Rumba Abstracta, Sporadic Germination, and The Revolution of Super 8 Universe: A Self-Portraitat several film festivals like: The Anti Film Festival, The Alliance Cinema, Milan International Film Festival, Flower Film Festival, The Central Florida Film & Video Festival, The Independent Feature Project, El Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte Roma (MUCA Roma), The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, and The Cuban Alternative Film Festival in Little Habana. Parlá is currently preparing for an upcoming show at *happylucky no.1* gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Conceived by Lara Pan


Presented by WhiteBox

Sergio Krakowski

Exclusive Performance for WhiteBoxLab

Thursday, August 11 | 9:30 pm

Followed by conversation with Sergio Krakowski & Lara Pan

Suggested Donation $10
(pay as you wish)



About the artist:
Born on December 18th 1979, Sergio dedicated his whole life to the Pandeiro, also known as the Brazilian Tambourine. A complete “hand drum kit”, this instrument has always been considered a symbol of Brazilian Music and Culture. Crossing whatever national and cultural barrier, Sergio made this instrument a possible tool in various musical genres, from the Choro, the fundament of Brazilian Music, to Jazz, Contemporary and Electronic Music.

Krakowski-Sergio-EG09186-012In his twenty year career, Sergio Krakowski has shared the stage with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lionel Loueke, Donny McCaslin, Anat Cohen, David Binney, Edmar Castañeda, Cyro Baptista, Gregoire Maret, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, John Escreet, Nate Wood, Lenine, Chico César, David Linx, Chano Domínguez, Maria João, Mario Laginha, Nelson Veras, Yamandú Costa and Hamilton de Holanda.

In June 2013, Sergio moved to New York and got involved in many musical projects, recorded on the album “Anacapa” by David Binney, joined Edmar Castañeda’s World Music Ensemble, created a duo project with Cyro Baptista that played at the legendary experimental music headquarter, The Stone, and joined the Choro Aventuroso, Anat Cohen’s Brazilian music band that performed in NYC’s most prestigious venues such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 54 Below, and outside the US, at the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival.  He also performed as part of the exhibition Ernesto Neto: el cuerpo que me lleva at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

The artist will discuss his art practice and most recent album, “Pássaros: The Foundation of the Island” released by Ruweh Records on June 2nd at National Sawdust.


Link to artist’s website:

Conceived by Lara Pan


Presented by WhiteBox


The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
and New York State Council for the Arts

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Whitebox Art Center DCA sponsor

 Outsider Art Film Screening & Rare Works on View

S.S.S. (Sava Sekulic Self-Taught)

Thursday, August 4 | 7pm
Free Admission



 Sava Sekulić, The Pig with the Four Heads, 1960


About the Film

Sava Sekulić (1902-1989), a poet and a painter, was a unique phenomenon in Serbian modern art having been part of the ‘marginal’ group L´Art Brut. Illiterate until the age of 30, he taught himself how to read and write, signing his works “CCC” (SSS in Cyrillic) standing  for Sava Sekulić Samouk, “Samouk” meaning Self-Taught. This film was recorded in Belgrade and Jagodina (Svetozarevo, Ex-Yugoslavia) in 1973, remaining the only existing documentary on his life and work.


About the Artist

After being rejected and mistreated in his poverty-stricken hometown of Bilisani in Croatia, the 17-year old Sava Sekulić set out for a new life.  Barefooted, he marched from place to place, working at various odd jobs across Croatia, the Lika region, Slavonia and Syrmia, and eventually found himself in Belgrade where he lived for the rest of his life. He took any job he got offered – farm laborer, lumberman, bricklayer, and factory worker – and struggled just to barely survive. In 1924, he married his first wife who passed away shortly after their only child’s death. Deeply affected by yet another tragic loss, Sava Sekulić started painting and writing poetry in 1932. Having been an illiterate until the age of 30, he taught himself how to read and write and signed his works “CCC” meaning “SSS” in the Cyrillic alphabet and standing for Sava Sekulić Samuk, “Samuk” meaning self-taught.


About the Director

Slobodan D. Pesic was born in 1956 in Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and writer, known for The Harms Case (1987), Heart of a Dog and Recycle This Movie.

Pesic also co-wrote (with Annie Gottlieb) a book: “The Cube” (HarperCollins SF, 1995), which has been translated into 6 languages. The Cube is an imagination game—and more—that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here! Inside these pages, the game is revealed along with intriguing stories of others who have played the Cube—including such celebrities as Gloria Steinem, Willem Dafoe, Erica Jong, and Judy Collins.


Conceived by Lara Pan



Presented by WhiteBox


The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts


Press Contact:


Whitebox Art Center DCA sponsor

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Special Performance and Music July 7 @ 8pm | Celebrating Natalie White E.R.A. March to Washington D.C.


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An Evening with Natalie White


8:00-10:00 PM

Special Performance and Music by


and @platformsperlman 


Suggested Donation At The Door

Contribute What You Can


Location: WhiteBox 329 Broome Street, NY 10002
Link for more information on Natalie White March for E.R.A. 


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Natalie White for Equal Rights


March to Washington D.C.

July 8 – July 23, 2016


Dear Friends,

From July 8-23, 2016, Natalie White For Equal Rights will be leading a march from New York City to Washington, D.C. in protest of the lack of ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Help us cover the expenses for the March to Washington D.C. Independently, we have raised $20,000 towards the total budget of $45,000. Now we are asking you, our friends, to help us close the gap and make this march possible and an unforgettable milestone for women in the United States!

Feminists of all genders, age, religion and race are invited to participate for whatever stretch of time they are able. There will be two stops a day in various cities and towns along the way. The concluding stop of each day of the March For ERA will feature festive speeches, a concert and collaborative art installations. Participants will stay and rest at community centers, rock & roll tour buses and campgrounds. Once the March reaches D.C., there will be a final protest asking Congress to pass the ERA and send it to the states for ratification.

Natalie White for Equal Rights, an interactive multimedia solo exhibition by Natalie White. Dedicated to raising awareness for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the show promotes the need for inclusion. “Everybody wins if the ERA is passed,” says White. The exhibition serves as a launching platform for a two week march from New York City to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of the Equal Rights Amendment with the mission of educating people about the issue along the way.

ON VIEW June 5 – July 8

Organized by Juan Puntes
Curated by Laura O’Reilly


Presented by WhiteBox

The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts

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MONDAY-FRIDAY | 11:00-6:00



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In-Between program: Let the Bidding Begin & Sonic Sea

WhiteBox presents

In-between program series

Let the Bidding Begin & Sonic Sea


Tuesday, May 31 | 6 – 9pm

Let the Bidding Begin


Giovanna Olmos | Johan Wahlstrom | Li Guangming

Three act performance inspired from the current art market trends and political landscape.

Act I | 6pm
Untitled (How to sell a digital painting) conceived by Giovanna Olmos

Act II | 7pm
Per Square Inch is a staged art auction that artist Johan Wahlstrom imagined. For this performance he collaborates with artist Marina Markovic and actress Katie Apicella.

Act III | 8:30pm

Special performance by Li Guangming. Inspired by nature and Daoist thought Li Guangming will do a performance and the audience will be invited to bid per square foot.

Conceived by Lara Pan

Wednesday, June 1 | 7pm

Sonic Sea

A Film by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Imaginary Forces (IF), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs.

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas—and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. But over the last century, human activity has transformed the oceanʼs delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the ability of whales and other marine life to prosper, and ultimately to survive. Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the oceanʼs destiny is inextricably bound with our own. Sonic Sea is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features the musician, human rights and environmental activist, Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. The film was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association the with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs. Sonic Sea was directed and produced by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld, written by Mark Monroe (The Cove, Racing Extinction) and scored by the Grammy-winning composer Heitor Pereira (Minions, Itʼs Complicated).


NYSCA     Department of Cultural Affairs NYC

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Carlos Salas – Cocktails and reception with the artist


Wednesday, May 25 @ 4:30 – 7:30pm

Cocktails and reception with the artist, Carlos Salas.

Link to exhibition press release

Carlos Salas’s exhibition at WhiteBox.

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“Electro-acoustic improvisations, compositions and manipulations creating sonic landscapes confronting the ideas of open and limited space.”

Thursday, April 21. 2016, 7pm

Guy Barash– laptop & electronics

Frank London – trumpet & electronics

Eyal Maoz – guitar & electronics

images from opening reception

The Hungarian Cultural Center is presenting Sounds of the Ghetto, a special avantgarde musical endeavor as the finissage of the exhibition at WhiteBox. Grammy Award winner Frank London teams up with Guy Barash and Eyal Maoz to present a special musical program inspired by urban spaces that used to be Ghettos at a certain point of history. The improvisational program will reflect on the theme and also on the exhibits, created by young Hungarian Artists.


Trumpeter Frank London is a Grammy award winner, founding member of the Klezmatics, and leader of the Glass House Orchestra, presenting performances world wide.

Guitarist Eyal Maoz is known internationally for his work in improvised and new Jewish music, with the group Abraxas and many cds on John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

Composer/performer Guy Barash just released his first recording of chamber music. His first opera will be premiered this year.


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On View Now | 585,000 m2 – History of the Jewish Quarter of Budapest A Mixed Media Exhibition

WhiteBox Presents
In association with The Balassi Institute- Hungarian Cultural Center

585,000 m2
History of the Jewish Quarter of Budapest
A Mixed Media Exhibition

April 7-21, 2016

Wednesday through Sunday 11am – 6pm

Participating Artists
Zsuzsi Flóhr, Zsófia Szemző, Márton Szirmai, Dániel Halász, István Illés, Levente Csordás in collaboration with Miklós Mendrei and Benjamin Kalászi, Balázs Varjú Tóth, Mátyás Csiszár along with Csaba Kalotás (music) and Éva Szombat (photo).


585,000 m2 examines the symbolic spaces and the inscriptions of history -from the pre-World War 2 period to the present-found in the Jewish Quarter in the 7th district of Budapest, through visual art statements. The title is a reference to the massive surface area of the Quarter, a dense urban neighborhood overflowing with signifiers.

Link to full press release


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Ear to the Earth – GetTogether #1 “Jungle-Ized”

Thursday March 31, at 7:30
WhiteBox 329 Broome St

Opening event of the new Ear to the Earth – GetTogether #1. Soundwalk Collective discusses Jungle-Ized, their upcoming project in Times Square and Francisco Lopez’s sound recording in South American rainforests.


Jungle-Ized is a walking, sounding, and visual installation taking place in Times Square during Earth Month, April 1 to 30.
It was created by Soundwalk Collective, based in New York and Berlin, in collaboration with David de Rothschild. Jungle-Ized includes a film by Stephan Crasneanscki. It also includes fascinating sounds from the Peruvian Amazon, recorded by Francisco Lopez and played back within an eight-square-block area centered in Times Square. You’ll walk through the streets of Manhattan listening to howler monkeys howling and tree frogs croaking. Stephan Crasneanscki commented on the sound and image, “It’s an immersive experience, an interesting dichotomy of hearing the sound of nature, which is very peaceful, and at the same time looking at some kind of madness.”

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Sat. April 2 at 6-9pm
WhiteBox 329 Broome Street

Suggested donation $10, students/seniors $5

Director Mitch Corber’s “John Cage: Man and Myth”—the rarely seen 1990
cult documentary classic capturing Cage, the zen genius, in his twilight years
yet at the height of his powers—is back, in a fresh, digitally-remastered
format to speak to a new generation.

A special multimedia evening this Sat. April 2 (info above) is slated
to fete Cage and the stellar reissue.

6:00 pm Prelude
Live electronica music music from Cage devotee Lorin Roser and
surprise guests, along with Cage mesostic poetry video short by Corber.

6:45 pm JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH video-projection

8:00 pm Panel Discussion “John Cage for a New Generation”
panelists include violist Hannah Levinson of ANDPLAY, composer
Nicholas Demaison, Roser, Corber, poet Tom Savage, artist/poet
Aliza Tucker, with moderator Adam Meyer

The doc is listed on WorldCat: “John Cage: Man and Myth” presents a spoken and musical tribute,
with comments by today’s foremost music, literary and artworld figures, and an absorbing
in-depth interview with Cage himself.” Interviewees in the cult classic doc are Cage experts
Philip Glass, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, David Antin, Glenn Branca,
concert pianists Grete Sultan and Joshua Pierce, and microtonalists
Johnny Reinhard and Ivor Darreg. Dazzlingly performing his “Portrait of John Cage”
is surrealist Stuart Sherman.

“John Cage: Man and Myth” is a head-on authoritative portrait in the best tradition
of biographical documentaries. It’s also a formal tour de force as a cinematic
dialogue with the Cage esthetic itself, enshrining both charted and random elements
inside the film’s unreeling narrative.

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March 29th @ 10pm – An Evening with Archie Shepp

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Join New York Art Lovers March 29th in
celebration of Archie Shepp
before him being honored with an NEA
(National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Master’s award)
in Washington DC on April 2nd.

Evening starts at 7:30PM
with guided tour of the exhibition with
Archie Sheep, Nile Rodgers and Jean Pierre Muller

Dinner at 8PM
A culinary performance by Jon Tsoi
+ a signed limited edition serigraph by
Jean-Pierre Muller and Archie Shepp

Beer provided by Paulaner
Wines provided by Martin C. Liu, President of the Board

Live Jazz performance to follow dinner by Archie Shepp,
Amina Claudine Myers, Tom McClung, and special guests.

Location: WhiteBox @ 329 Broome St (Between Bowery & Chrystie)

Limited Dinner Seating

$250 dinner, drinks + Ltd Ed print

Link to buy dinner tickets 


Link to donate for performance event @ 10pm – Suggested Donation $25 Students, $50 General Public, $100 w/ Signed Unlimited Print

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Today – Armory Arts Week LES Sunday 11am to 8pm












Curated by Lara Pan

Opening reception SUNDAY MARCH 6th | 12-8PM
Performance by Samson Young | 2pm
Live transmission BY ARCHIE SHEPP | 6pm to 8pm
Location: WhiteBox 329 Broome Street, New York. NY 10002

Stage a Lion Dance involving four or more dancers, without the accompanying percussive music. That is to say, to dance in silence. This must be done without a diminution of the energy that is normally exerted in a Lion Dance. The choreography, the costume, the scattering of lettuce and all other factors pertaining to the performative intent of the work should remain intact for as far as possible.

As a result other sounds will be revealed, including not limited to the intense breathing of the performers, the verbal communication and cues between the Lions Dancers, sounds of the lion’s head rattling, and the stomping of the feet.

Muted Situations are proposals for sonic situations to be heard anew, achieved through a re-prioritisation of different sound layers. Certain layers – in most cases the sonic “foreground” of such situations – are consciously muted or suppressed, and as a result the less-commonly-noticed layers are revealed. Instructions on how to stage these situations range from specific directives, to more open approaches that require negotiation with the participants.

Mute is not silence. Muting is not the same as doing nothing. Rather, the act of muting is an intensely focused re-imagination and re-construction of the auditory. It involves the conscious suppression of dominant voices, as a way to uncover the unheard and the marginalised, or to make apparent certain assumptions about hearing and sounding.

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Stay tuned ROUND TABLE AND CLOSING PARTY SATURDAY, February 20th | 6:30-10:00pm

Live from WhiteBox NYC

Live streaming video by Ustream


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6:30 – 8:00 pm Close Door – CPI ROUND TABLE on Trumpery Politics

”Donald Trump’s Post-Christian Candidacy” transmitted live here

8:00 – 10:00 pm – Closing party and Live from  South Carolina and Nevada caucuses

8:00 pm Project Space – Screening of “Boogie Man – The Lee Atwater story”
Film, 01h: 26min by Stefan Forbes

9:00 pm Main space – Poetry and Music
Steve Dalachinsky | Vyt Bakaitis + Nao Nishihar | Wolodymyr Starosolsky

9:30 pm Project Space – Screening of “Normal Es Bueno (I like America and America likes me)”
HD video, 28min: 47sec by Yali Romagoza

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Stay tuned #makeamericagreatagain live from North Hampshire 2/9 @6pm

Live from WhiteBox NYC

Live streaming video by Ustream

Live from New Hampshire at
42 Maple Contemporary Art Center

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Press on Masha Alyokhina introducing Balkans Women’s Museum in Montenegro @ WBX winter benefit event hosted by Artnet

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina on Her Plans for a Women’s Museum

Pussy Riot to open ‘women’s­only’ museum

Агентство ФрансПресс
Les Pussy Riot veulent créer un musée 100% féminin

Rolling Stone
Pussy Riot Plan to Open ‘Women­Only’ Museum in Montenegro


The Daily Beast
Why Pussy Riot Won’t Stop Fighting

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina to Open New Balkan Women’s Museum inMontenegro

The Art Newspaper Russia
Мария Алехина собирается открыть женский музей на Балканах

Yahoo News
Pussy Riot to open a “women’s­only” museum

Montenegro Will Get a Women’s­ Only Art Museum

This Week’s 10 Most Important Art News Stories

Pussy riot plans to open a women ­only museum

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Plans to Open an All­Women Museum

Мария Алехина собирается открыть женский музей в Черногории

The Huffington Post
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina On Her Plans For A Women’s­ Only Museum

Pussy Riot wil museum met alleen vrouwen openen in Montenegro

Pussy Riot are opening a ‘women’s ­only’ museum

Toronto Sun
Pussy Riot member to open ‘women’s only’ museum

Les Pussy Riot veulent créer un musée d’art 100 % féminin

Pussy Riot Set to Open All ­Women Museum

Pussy Riot vill öppna kvinnomuseum

Ad Hoc News
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alekhina is planning to open a “women’s only” museum inMontenegro


Группа Pussy Riot откроют музей только для женщин

The Frisky
Pussy Riot Plans To Open Museum Showcasing Only Women Artists

Howl & Echoes
Pussy Riot Plan to Open a Women ­Only Museum

Pussy Riot featured in new NYC art exhibition; members planning to open NewBalkan Women’s Museum

The Post Internazionale

Pussy Riot Are Opening A Strictly Girls ­Only Museum

Pussy Riot está abrindo um museu só para mulheres no Leste Europeu

The Economist / Espresso
Women only: all­female art exhibitions


Pussy Riot откроют в Черногории женский музей

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Winter Benefit


Honoring Pussy Riot


With the WhiteBox / Martin C. Liu
Arts & Humanity Award


Punk Prayer by Pussy Riot


Wednesday December 16, 2015


@ 8pm


Cocktail reception, dinner & art raffle


Conversation with Masha Alyokhina / Pussy Riot
and special guests


Eleanor Heartney


Carolee Schneemann


Martha Wilson


Dread Scott


Marjorie Martay


 Press on Pussy Riot:


The Daily Beast, Why Pussy Riot Won’t Stop Fighting, by Anthony Haden-Guest


 Artnet News, Pussy Riot’s, Maria Alyokhina on Her Plans for a Women’s Museum, by Cait Munro


Location: Artnet Headquarters 233 Broadway NY NY 10007

Contribution Information:

Link to support WhiteBox at $300

Link to support WhiteBox as an artist at $100


Meursault Les Meix Chavaux – 2013

Chateau Meyney Prieur de Meyney – 2005

Dinner catered by Plataforma

Introduction by Marat Guelman and Masha Alyokhina on new Balkans Women’s Museum


Donations include a chance to win an original artwork by:

Mary Mattingly

 Duke Riley / Mac Premo

Eduardo Gil


Link to exhibition with Pussy Riot press release
Press contact :


Recycling Religion  is supported in part by Dukley European Art Community, Martin C. Liu Associates and WhiteBox board members



The programs of WhiteBox are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts


Special thanks to Postmasters Gallery, Richard Taittinger Gallery, and Magnan Metz Gallery
Special thanks to media sponsor artnet
                   Martin C. Liu and Associates


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GUEST PERFORMANCES – Isaac Aden & Jon Tsoi

Special Performance Event

November 15th  



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“On 3 January 1889, Nietzsche suffered a mental collapse. Two policemen approached him after he caused a public disturbance in the streets of Turin. What happened remains unknown, but an often-repeated tale from shortly after his death states that Nietzsche witnessed the flogging of a horse at the other end of the Piazza Carlo Alberto, ran to the horse, threw his arms up around its neck to protect it, and then collapsed to the ground.”[1]

[1] Kaufmann 1974, p. 67.




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Renowned Hong Kong-born, Beijing-based filmmaker Yu Lik Wai is having his debut New York solo exhibition at WhiteBox, showcasing a series of dark, fictional realities located not far from the truth.

SinoVision Journal reporter Lani Nelson has the story.

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Video Documentation – Intimate Transgressions: The Act of Doing

OCTOBER 1, 2015

PARTICIPANTS Anita Glesta, Fion Gunn, Eleanor Heartney, Shirin Neshat, Luisa Valenzuela, Juan Puntes, Raul Zamudio, Marjorie Martay

The Sackler Center presents a discussion of art’s role in raising awareness of war, genocide, rape, and sexual violence, as well as the ways that art is used as a tool for transformation in the face of conflicts and human rights abuse. Panelists include writer and critic Eleanor Heartney, writer Luisa Valenzuela, and artist Shirin Neshat. Introductions by Marjorie Martay. Moderated by curator, Fion Gunn. Artist Anita Glesta, curator Raul Zamudio, and Juan Puntes, Artistic Director at WhiteBox, respond. Organized by CAPA (Center for Asian Pacific Affairs) and WhiteBox, New York, and held in conjunction with the exhibition Intimate Transgressions, curated by Fion Gunn and Juan Puntes, on view at WhiteBox. Introduction by Marjorie Martay. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

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Intimate Transgressions : The Act of Doing

WhiteBox and CAPA (Center for Asia Pacific Affairs) present

“Intimate Transgressions : The Act of Doing”

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Thursday, Oct. 1st | 7pm


Shirin Neshat 
Eleanor Heartney 
Luisa Valenzuela 

Introductions by Marjorie Martay
Founder of Art W and council member of Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Moderated by Fion Gunn and Anita Glesta

Photo: Lesson of Dissection (still), 2011. Courtesy of the Artist and WhiteBox. (Photo: Matthew Bowman)
Seating first come first served


Link to Press Release for Intimate Transgressions

WhiteBox is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation today helps build our programs – please join us on this journey.

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WhiteBoxLab>>Sound Lounge

WhiteBoxLab>>Sound Lounge presents

Another Realm
Quintet of the Americas with guests: Chartwell Dutiro, TIMBILA, Susan Jolles

Thursday, September 17th 2015 | 7:30pm
Donation ticketed seating $10

Release – August 20th 2015
New York City – WhiteBoxLab>>Sound Lounge is pleased to present Chartwell Dutiro, Timbila and Quintet of the Americas. WhiteBox hosts a special night of musical collaboration featuring Zimbabwean mbira sounds, Afrodelic Xylo-pop, harp and Western Woodwinds. WhiteBoxLab>>Sound Lounge aims to create a laboratory approach to exposure for artists working in temporal mediums such as performance, sound art, and literary arts, while providing a platform for audiences to experience distinguished artists’ practices.

Link to more information

Timbila            Chartwell


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Performance – Wed. 9/9 @9:15pm

Start at WhiteBox @ 9:15pm and walk to the Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

Performance by Micha Das Bach after the opening of Intimate Transgressions
reading: Gayalle O’Malley
Eva Moses Kor: Surviving the angle of Death. A true story of a Mengele twin in Auschwitz

Your soul

film+sound Loop < performanceAct inbetween filmed with friendly permission at Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Memorial + Auschwitz Monowiz

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The New York Times – Art Review

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A lively, messy scrapbook of a show, “The Last Party” surveys, as per its subtitle, the “Influence of New York’s Club Culture: Mid-70s to Early ’90s.” Presenting photographs, videos, paintings and a re-creation of the Mars Bar, the famous dive that became a tourist attraction, this exhibition looks back on a downtown scene of gleeful debauchery.

It’s fascinating to peruse the scores of photographs of Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry, David Byrne, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, the Ramones and many other luminaries hanging out in places like Studio 54, CBGB and Max’s Kansas City. It’s like flipping through back issues of People magazine.

The show was organized by the writer Anthony Haden-Guest, whose 1997 book, “The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night,” chronicled the rise and fall of a subculture that replaced the psychedelic utopianism of the 1960s with a cocaine-driven ethos of manic decadence.

The influence of club culture on art in particular isn’t well demonstrated. Myriad small paintings and drawings by dozens of artists, from Adrian Piper and Karen Finley to Rick Prol and Walter Robinson, are too disparate and idiosyncratic to amount to anything cohesive. It would have helped if there were major works by Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring, whose paintings exuberantly channeled the era’s determinedly fun-loving spirit.

Undoubtedly, the period gave rise to lots of exciting creative activity in New York. Was then a more fertile time for art and culture than now? That’s a question worth debating.

‘The Last Party: The Influence of New York’s Club Culture: Mid-70s to Early ’90s’


329 Broome Street, between the Bowery and Chrystie Street, Lower East Side

Through Aug. 23

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Select auction works on display in WhiteBox Project Space

WhiteBox Benefit and Art Auction partnership with artnet ends
Tuesday 30th 11am

 Select auction works on display in WhiteBox Project Space

On view Saturday June 26th and Sunday June 27th 12pm-6pm

 Link to preview and bid 








All proceeds raised will support WhiteBox’s 2015-16 programming.


Auctioning works by:

Ivan Navarro,  Komar & Melamid, Ron Galella, Andres Serrano, Jorge Tacla, Roberto Juarez, Tom Judd, Anna Kunz and Lawrence Weiner amongst others.    


Media sponsor:

Special thanks:

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Press Launch 6/24/15 – Intimate Transgressions

Intimate Transgressions challenges the hidden war against women

PRESS LAUNCH AT WhiteBox – Wednesday 24 June 6-8pm

We are delighted to announce that Anthony Haden-Guest, writer, reporter and art critic well known on the NY scene will be master of ceremonies at the launch

Intimate Transgressions is an exhibition in which twenty artists from around the world respond to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror. The exhibition is presented by the Centre for Asian Pacific Affairs (CAPA) and WhiteBox, New York. The artworks on display respond to the transnational issue of violence against women during times of conflict from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

The exhibition previews on Thursday, September 3rd from 6pm at WhiteBox, 329 Broome

Street, New York City.

The exhibition was conceived by international curator Fion Gunn in association with WhiteBox Artistic Director Juan Puntes. Commenting on the need for such an exhibition Fion Gunn said:

The opening of Intimate Transgressions on September 3rd, 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of Japan signing the armistice with the allied forces during World War Two. Researching this historic period and uncovering the disturbing plight of the so called ‘Comfort Women’ made me realise that sexual violence against women during periods of war continues to this day and it is an outrage which is not being eradicated. With Intimate Transgressions, the issue has been raised and dialogue initiated as part of a movement to protect women from such crimes”

The Intimate Transgressions exhibition can be seen at the WhiteBox Art Centre until October

4th, 2015. It will then tour to Beijing and Shanghai for the remainder of the year. The artists

involved in the exhibition come from as far afield as China, Egypt, Cuba, Mexico, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The work is diverse and covers a range of media and styles from drawing and print to installation and video. The cohesion of the exhibition is its desire to initiate a dialogue about conflict and violence against women from a global and shared oppositional stance. For those opposed to global conflict this is an exhibition you should see.



Exhibition opens                                               Sept. 3rd

Exhibition closes                                              Oct. 4th

Location: WhiteBox, 329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002



Key Contacts: Fion Gunn, Curator Email:

Juan Puntes (co curator) Email:


Exhibition Website:

WBX Website:


For More Information:

Images and artists’ biographies and websites are available on the exhibition website

Associated events such as talks, lectures and workshops will be posted on the exhibition website in advance of exhibition opening

High resolution images available on request from Fion Gunn (above)

The curator and selected artists will be available for interview at the preview events



Participating Artists:



Andi Arnovitz (Israel),                                             A.N.V.I.L. Art Collective (USA),     Niamh Cunningham (Ireland/China)

Regina José Galindo (Guatemala),                    

Anita Glesta (USA),                                                     Fion Gunn (UK/Ireland),

Nermine Hammam (Egypt),                                    

Šejla Kamerić                                                             

Oswaldo Maciá (Colombia),                                

Teresa Margolles (Mexico),                                 Elahe Massoumi (Iran/USA),

Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo (Cuba),

Chen Meitsen Taiwan/France),                                              

Atsuko Nakamura (Japan),                                   

Gail Ritchie (Northern Ireland),                                            

Xin Song (China),                                                      

Michael Lisle-Taylor (UK),                                     Ma Yanling (China),

Gao Yuan (Taiwan/USA),                                      

Yoshiko Shimada,                                                    

Jelena Tomasević (Montenegro),

Chen Qingqing (China),


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WhiteBox Benefit and Art Auction: Buy Tickets/Preview and Bid


WhiteBox Benefit Art Auction


WhiteBox and Richard J. Massey Foundation

Arts and Humanities Award


Karen Finley

Benefit Art Auction


Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 | 6:30-9pm




Your ticket purchase(s) will also be credited to your auction bidding and part of a raffle
of prizes including a work by Roumlo Sans.

To purchase call 212.714.2347

WhiteBox and the Richard J. Massey Foundation will present their 3rd Arts and Humanities Award to performance artist Karen Finley. The Arts and Humanities Award honors an artist whose work raises social and political conscience. Previous recipients are Martha Wilson and Ai Weiwei. Martha will be in character of “Tipper Gore” to present Karen with the WhiteBox and the Richard J. Massey Foundation 3rd Arts and Humanities Award. The award is an original commissioned piece by Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

The evening will begin with the WhiteBox Benefit Art Auction sponsored by artnet. Proceeds raised will support WhiteBox’s 2015–16 programming. The auction will open for online bidding on June 16 and close the evening of June 23.

Auctioning works by:

Louise Fishman, John Cale, Ivan Navarro, William Coupon, Ron Galella, David Gamble, Eduardo Gil, Leon Golub, Roberto Juarez, Komar & Melamid, Xu Bing, The Blue Noses, Anton Perich, Andres Serrano, GT Pellizzi and Lawrence Weiner amongst others.


Benefit Auction Committee

Richard J. Massey | Martha Wilson | Hon. Steven Honigman | Louise Fishman
Claudia Baez | Alberto Isequilla | Nemo Librizzi | Martin C. Liu | David Emanuel
Maria Pessino | Jack Hanley | William Holman | Brian Whiteley | Kevin Alexander



Media sponsor:

Special thanks to :

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Whitebox Art Center at SELECT Fair


May 13th -17th, 2015

General Hours
May 14 & 15 |  2 -10pm
May 16th | 12-10pm
May 17th | 12-6pm

Whitebox Art Center is pleased to present at SELECT Fair, Arial Allusions by Andriy Bazyuta featured on the rooftop with “You Are Here” Festival (aka The Maze ). Ex of IN exhibition by Steven Holl in booth 206.

Link to event 

Link to Steven Holl Architects





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Look and Listen Festival at Whitebox Art Center


 “This annual series, chock-full of edgy new music, builds on the longtime New York tradition of presenting contemporary concerts in art galleries. ”

–  The New Yorker

Saturday, May 2, Fred Sherry hosts the Daedalus Quartet, William Schimmel and Talujon, prerforming works by Luke Carlson, Daniel Fawcett (2015 L&L composers competition winner), William Schimmel, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Anna Weesner.

Sunday, May 3, Terrance McKight hosts Miranda Cuckson, the Tyshawn Sorey Trio, and Jeffery Zeigler with Jason Treuting, performing works by Paola Prestini, Shulamit Ran, Kaija Saariaho, Tyshwan Sorey, Jason Treuting (2015 L&L commission), and Iannis Xenakis.

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Armory Arts Week – PSYCHLOTRON*

March 7 | 6-11pm


Whitebox Art Center and curator Lara Pan are introducing a multi disciplinary performance platform, PSYCHLOTRON* conceived by artist John Bonafede. Based in NYC, Psychlotron* is an interdisciplinary art and performance event, the name comes from the term psychologist Timothy Leary coined in the 1960s. Leary assimilated the term from the field of subatomic physics, in particular the spiral of magnets that align atoms before they are smashed together in a particle collider. That spiral of magnets is known as a cyclotron. The colliding particles in Leary’s social experimentation are the humans present. The concept is that psyches ¨smash¨ together in a creative context wherein unknown outcomes arise in an autonomous space.

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Whitebox Art Center in collaboration with PAJ

WhiteboxLab PAJ 109 - Performance and Architecture

PAJ 109 – Performance and Architecture

Launch | March 1st  2pm – 4pm

PAJ 109’s design portfolios were organized by landscape architect Cathryn Dwyre, who teaches at Pratt, and architect Chris Perry, head of graduate studies and director of the Geofutures program at Rensselaer’s School of Architecture. They will speak about landscape and performance in the context of new directions in architecture and design practices. ­

Seth and Ariane Harrison of the design firm Harrison Atelier and ANAcycle architect Lydia Kallipoliti will also give presentations on their architectural projects in the greater New York City area.

The new PAJ 109 showcases ten architecture and design portfolios on installations, robotics,ecological projects, immersive environments and interview with Bernard Tschumi.

The event will be introduced by PAJ editor Bonnie Marranca

Link to introduction, “Expanded Fields: Architecture/Landscape/Performance” by Special issue editors and architects Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry

Link to PAJ Archive

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On Power and Secrecy | LitLounge Sundays Salon > Stand Up Philosophy

Whitebox Art Center LitLounge

On Power and Secrecy

Sundays, December 14 & 28 | 3pm – 5 pm

Power: the capacity to act, an energetic principle. The most basic principle that denotes an ability to affect and to be affected by something or someone. One writer says that secrecy is at the core of power. But how do we define power? How many different types and experiences of power are there (being overpowered, empowered, in resistance, in domination, etc.)? How does secrecy harness its own power? Public or private: which contains a more vigorous degree of empowerment? And which is healthier: the crude power of the institution (megapower) or the ephemeral power of the fugitive (micropower)?

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Launch Party : Mobile Issue #3


Launch Party Whitebox Art CenterFriday, October 24th | 6pm

Celebrate the launch of Mobile Album International’s 3rd issue:
Performance, body, fiction, created by Montagne Froide / Cold Mountain (France). Special guests and reception at Whitebox Art Center.

Michel Collet | Bartolome Ferrando | Serge Gavronsky
John Giorno | Bob Holman | Richard Kostelanetz
Nicola L. | Arnaud Ladelle-Rojoux
Patrice Lerochereuil | Larry Litt
Jonas Mekas | Willam S. Niederkorn
Valentine Verhaeghe | Christian Xatrec

Link to

Network : The documentation for this issue has been realized in partnership with the research center -Le Corps de l’artiste, Body & Art- the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon, France, the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, The Black Kit, Europäisches Performance Institut / ASA-European, Cologne, Germany. /M.A.I. is part of Seize Mille, a contemporary art network in Franche-Comté, France. This edition contributes to the publishing of Alternante, Parcours Fourier, created by the Centre d’Art Mobile.

Montagne Froide / Cold Mountain is supported by DRAC Franche-Comté, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Region of Franche-Comté, the General Council of Haute-Saône, the French Institute, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

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Here and elsewhere, at war, and into the future: Palestine

Live Web Stream panel discussion organized and moderated by Mohammad Salemy as part of the Fixing the Future Platform 
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6PM EST
Hosted Live at Whitebox Art Center | 329 Broome St New York, NY 10002

Panelists: Joseph Audeh, Ariella Azoulay, Judith Rodenbeck, Alex Shams, and Myriam Vanneschi

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Coded After Lovelace

Coded After Lovelace

Curated by Faith Holland & Nora O’ Murchú

Exhibition on view August 14th – September 2nd 2014
Opening reception Thursday August 14th  | 6-8pm

Carla Gannis | Claudia Hart | Olia Lialina | Jillian Mayer | Rosa Menken | Arleen Schloss | Lillian F Schwartz

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Now You See : New Chinese Video Art From the Collection of Michael I. Jacobs


Whitebox Art Center presents

Now You See
New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs

Opening reception Wednesday May 28th | 6-8pm
Exhibition on view May 25th – June 19th 2014

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Dada on Tour


Presented by Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity in partnership with with Dada 100 Zurich 2016, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, and Whitebox Art Center

Dada on Tour

On view May 18th through 22nd 2014
Opening celebration Sunday May 18th | 11 – 6pm

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How Green Was My Valley

HGWMVArt Palestine International and Whitebox Art Center present

How Green Was My Valley

Opening Celebration Thursday, April 3rd | 6-8pm

Artist talk with Joseph Audeh, Samira Badran & Mary Tuma
Moderated by Dr. Raouf J. Halaby –  Friday April 4th | 7:30pm

Readings by Samia Halaby and Alison Weir with guest performer Elias Wakeem
Thursday, April 10 | 5-7:30 pm

Exhibition on view April 3rd – April 27th 2014

 Link to event
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Link to press kit
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Thank you from Whitebox Art Center

Programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. WhiteboxLab programs like LitLounge, SoundLounge, and PerformanceLounge are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Whitebox Art Center presents


Video Art from the Present to the Past into the Future

Opening celebration Sunday February 23rd | 12-6pm
Special Screening Living Room by Michael Snow Sunday February 23rd | 3pm

On view February 23rd to March 28th 2014

Link to Press Kit

Link to event

Link to interview with Dara Birnbaum

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FAME : Robert Priseman


Whitebox Art Center presents


Robert Priseman

On view January 8th – February 2nd 2014

Opening reception Thursday January 9th | 7-9pm

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Link to Press Release

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Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13 presents:

Christopher Knowles
In collaboration with Watermill Center
The Sundance Kid is Beautiful
Nov. 23 and 24 | Each Day 7:30 pm

Link to event

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Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13

Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13 presents:

Unconscious Media, Dieter Meier and Christopher Knowles

Unconscious Media (Hans Breder)

“Experiments in Intermedial Activism”
Live Web Teleconference/ Performance
Nov. 2 | 3-5pm

Link to event

Dieter Meier
YELLO Video Performances
Exhibition on view Nov. 3 – 21 | Daily 11-6pm
Dieter Meier in conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest
and ‘Tarock N.B. (2013) performed by Nin Brudermann
Nov. 21 | 6pm

Link to event

Christopher Knowles
The Sundance Kid is Beautiful
Nov. 23 and 24 | Each Day 7:30 pm

In collaboration with Watermill Center

Link to event 


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