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Natalie White for Equal Rights

  March to Washington D.C. July 8 – July 23, 2016 #MarchforERA 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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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

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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

OPENING – Thursday, April 7 | 6-8pm

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.

The curators invited nine young Hungarian artists to reflect upon particular buildings and discover the stories behind them, in their own artistic tone, using mostly visual media to mediate between past and present, history and art, artist and society. The conceptual installations and mixed media works operate as visual manifestos to alert the audience to both the history-defying existence of the Quarter itself, where Jews and non-Jews now once more converge, and the revival of cultural, religious, and social life rooted in the history of cohabitation before and after the Shoah.

The diversity of the Quarter is mirrored by the variegated techniques of the participating artists. Coming from different fields of contemporary arts, the most important intersection of the contributors is the Quarter itself, the space that beyond a geographical location operates as an irreducible excess. This excess contains the survival and revival of those marked for death but also the unquantifiable violence unleashed on the area and its inhabitants during World War 2, as well as, more recently, of the co-existence of traditional and experimental cultural life. Through the past decade the Quarter transformed itself and became the place that it is today, forming the identity of another generation of young Hungarians, among them the artists who now propose their statements, drawing on both cultural and personal memory.

Mixing archival and present-day frames with individual video installations, the exhibition invites the audience to step into the Quarter, to experience its bustling religious and cultural life and the artists’ transformative vision of this life. The video installations focus on individual buildings, their functions today, and on how the stories that can be told about them give rise to a vision of the Quarter. They also document, without looking away, the radical interventions to which it was subjected by the perpetrators of the Shoah, leaving an indelible mark on private and public spaces alike. Each installation provides a unique and idiosyncratic portrait of the spaces, showing the effects of time and how the present faces, accepts, and adopts the past.

Curated by:
Andrea Ausztrics, Historian and Media Artist
Zita Mara Vadász, Curator, Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, New York

Contact:
press@whiteboxny
Presented by Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center and WhiteBox, in association with Tom Lantos Institute, the Consulate General of Hungary in New York, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, the Hungarian National Tourist Office in New York.

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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Video Interview – YU LIK WAI: IT’S A BRIGHT, GUILTY WORLD

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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Yu Lik Wai: It’s A Bright Guilty World

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MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) and WhiteBox present

Yu Lik Wai: It’s A Bright Guilty World

On view October 8th through November 8th 2015
Opening reception October 8th | 6-8pm

Release – August 6th 2015
New York City – WhiteBox and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) are pleased to present the first solo exhibition in New York of Yu Lik Wai, one of the most renowned filmmakers and cinematographers working today. This co-presentation of two Lower East Side/Chinatown cultural institutions will feature a recent series of photographic prints, and a 3-channel video holographic installation titled Flux (2008) by the Hong Kong-born, Beijing-based artist, who has collaborated with directors Jia Jiangke, Ann Hui, Wong Kar-Wai and Lou Ye, among others. His feature films include Neon Goddesses (1996), Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999) and Plastic City (2008). The exhibition is curated by Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA, and Juan Puntes, Artistic Director at WhiteBox. Link to full press release

 

Born in 1966, Yu Lik Wai is a Chinese filmmaker and photographer who lives and works in Beijing. His directorial feature films include Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999, in competition Cannes Film Festival), All Tomorrow’s Parties (2003, Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard) and Plastic City (2008, in competition Venice Film Festival). During his 18-year career as a cinematographer, he has shot all of Jia Zhangke’s films to date, and has worked with Ann Hui and Lou Ye, amongst others. Yu was awarded numerous international prizes, including: Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (2008), Best Cinematography, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (2004). Yu’s photographs are in the permanent collection of M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Curated by Herb Tam and co-curated by Juan Puntes
Press contact : press@whiteboxny.org

Yu Lik Wai: It’s A Bright Guilty World is made possible with generous support from Ted and  Clara Wang. Special thanks to Museum of Chinese in America.

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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The New York Times – Art Review

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… Continue reading

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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 Honoring Karen Finley   Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 | 6:30-9pm   Your ticket purchase(s) will also be credited to your auction bidding and part… Continue reading

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“The Last Party” The Influence of New York’s Club Culture: Mid 70s – Early 90s

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The Last Party

THE INFLUENCE OF NEW YORK’S CLUB CULTURE: MID 70s – EARLY 90s
A multi-disciplinary show curated by Anthony Haden-Guest

 June 17August 23 | Opening Reception June 17 | 7-11pm

Press

RTHK’s Radio 3, On The Last Party and Karen Finley, by Tracy Quan
Baxter St. Camera Club of New york, Summer Seeing: 10 Must-See Photos in AugustSummer Seeing: 10 Must-See Photos in August, by Patricia Silva
The New York Times, ‘The Last Party’ Celebrates New York Club Culture, by Ken Johnson
Blouin Art Info, Q&A: Anthony Haden-Guest on “The Last Party” and New York Club Culture by Noelle Bodick
ArtNet, David Ebony’s Top Ten New York Gallery Shows for June, by David Ebony
ArtNet, Savor New York’s Club Culture Mingling With Art In “The Last Party” at White Box

The Last Party celebrates the creative ferment that exploded in New York’s club culture in the mid 70s, following Watergate and the Vietnam War. It became a phenomenon whose influence spanned three decades and crossed continents until it waned in the early 90s.

The Last Party is a survey exhibition of fine art, graffiti and street art, photography, video, fashion, and memorabilia that is profiled in Anthony Haden-Guest’s 1997 book, The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and The Culture of the Night. This exhibition will run throughout the summer at WhiteBox. Offsite musical performances and capsule exhibitions will be hosted at ACME and VS Gallery (dates to be announced).

Participating artist include:
Michael Alig
Ida Appelbroog
Gary Azon
Roberta Bayley
Harry Benson
John Cale
Neke Carson
Mike Cockrill
Damen Corrado
Bob Colacello
William Coupon
Jessica Craig-Martin
Ford Crull
Karen Finley
Ron Galella
David Gamble
Cristos Gianakos
David Godlis
Bobby Grossman
Bob Gruen
Michael Holman
Gregory Homs
Curt Hoppe
Henry Jones
Daffyd Jones
Laura Kaplan
Hubert Kretzschmar
Layla  Love
Stephan Lupino
Alfredo Martinez
Taylor Mead
Marc H. Miller and Bettie Ringma
Glenn O’Brien
Toby Old
Tina Paul
Anton Perich
Adrian Piper
Rick Prol
Marcia Resnick
Walter Robinson
Mick Rock
Walter Steding
Linda Troeller
Arthur Weinstein
Wolfgang Wesener
Phil Weaver
Melissa Wolf
Christina Yuin
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Music By:

Alexander Dexter-Jones and Harper

Contact: press@whiteboxny.com


 

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Special thanks:

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ANTHROPOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

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Whitebox Art Center
presents

ANTHROPOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

Francesco Jodice | Carolina Sandretto | Corinna von der Groeben

On view May 12 – June 14
Opening celebration May 17th |  4-8pm

Curated by Laura Cherubini

Link to press release

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Whitebox Art Center presents

Narcistecture
New Photographs by Klaus Pichler

Opening reception Friday June 13th | 6-8pm
Exhibition on view June 13th – July 7th 2014

Curated by Carolina Sandretto and Tony Guerrero

This exhibition is made possible by US Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
Whitebox Art Center extends a special thank you to Duggal Visual Solutions.
The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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