Punk Prayer by Pussy Riot
ON VIEW APRIL 29 THROUGH MAY 29 2016 PREVIEWS: FRIDAY APRIL 29, 6-8 PM OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY MAY 8, 4-7 PM
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,… Continue reading
Punk Prayer by Pussy Riot
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… Continue reading
Whitebox Art Center at SELECT Fair NY
May 13th -17th, 2015
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 ) and Ex of IN exhibition by Steven Holl in booth 206.
Arial Allusions | Andriy Bazyuta
Arial Allusions is an interactive, multilayered 3D dual projection work engaging visitors-as-participants through the use of ‘Kinect’ 3D sensors akin to a dendrological ideation. Beaming the moving audience from high up figure by figure will propel, in real time, the illusion of an amended architectural space where human sounds get converted into analogous geometrical images using as foil the ‘maze’ construct provided by Now You See Collective. Likewise, classic New York City rooftop elements such as the water tower, gazebos, retaining low walls, and the tar floor will become screening fields.
Figures entering the rooftop, upon coming in contact with sensors, will become active participants, their body shapes surrounded by an unlimited number of projected geometrical moving visual patterns caused by their transposed innate sounds. These sounds will be gleaned, processed, and visually mapped into constant oscillating images thrown upon various architectures surrounding the audience. The larger the crowd and the louder the sound propelled, the shakier the projected vibrating images will become, reaching a super saturated point turning into a sea of electrifying, rambling and shattering images.
Projections will be sourced from two asymmetrical perspective points. The one situated high up on the water tower will track and trap shifting bodies from above enclosing their figures into a single, vertiginously colored micro-environment which upon being approached by another body, the second low lying projector will, in synchronicity, linearly surround both images from its binary position in a dramatic overlap.
Ex of IN | Steven Holl
Text of Yehuda Saffran.
Link to Steven Holl Architects
When geometry is no longer Euclidian we are thrown into a limitless world of the imagination. Conjugating cubic forms with spheres increases the infinite possibility to see some such configurations as a plastic reality. But a rational process does not guaranty the right ratio. Provided we are able to think, at the same time, that what we are seeing are not geometry but something else. These are some of the considerations we are obliged to entertain as we are engaged in the nature of the challenge posed to us in these experiments. These grouping and re-grouping of similar patterns is not a simple operation as it may appear. We are obliged to take the greatest care in employing harmonic ratios not only in a single form, but also in the relation of one form to each other, and it is this demand for the right ratio which could be in the centre of our conception of architecture, ultimately: “Una cosa mentale”.
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… Continue reading
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
Shiyuan Liu | Li Ming | Cheng Ran | Chen Xiaoyuan | Hu Xiaoyuan
Wang Xin | Kan Xuan | Sun Xun | Liang Yue | Jiang Zhi
Link to press release
This exhibition made possible by Paul and Moya Coulson.
Additional funding provided by Robin Kellner Sicher and John Sicher
Lawrence Graev and Anthony Orphanos.
Image courtesy of the artist Cheng Ran
Center for Palestine Studies, Alwan for the Arts, ArtPalestine International and Whitebox Art Center present
How Green Was My Valley – Artist talk
Due to technical difficulties, the talk has been moved from Alwan For The Arts to Whitebox Art Center
Friday April 4th | 7:30pm
Joseph Audeh, Samira Badran & Mary Tuma | Moderated by Dr. Raouf J. Halaby
Free and open to the public - Doors open at 6:30pm
(b. 1989, Sarasota, Florida)
Joseph Audeh currently lives and works in New York. His work engages architecture, environmental change, and technology. His various projects imagine solutions to meet future energy needs by combining old forms of environmental knowledge with breakthroughs in emerging technology. Audeh was selected as a Berkeley Design Fellow (2011), a finalist for the Frieze Writer’s Prize (2012), and a traveling artist for the River Has Two Banks at Makan Art Space, Amman (2012). He recently completed an artist residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2013).
(b. 1954, Libya)
Samira Badran was born to Palestinian parents in Tripoli, Libya and currently lives and works in Barcelona. Her father, Islamic artist Jamal Badran influenced her practice, which uses a wide range of mediums including painting, collage, photography, and installation. She has exhibited at the Sharjah Biennial, Al Hoash—the Palestinian Art Court in Jerusalem, The UNESCO Palace in Paris, The Modern Art Gallery in Baghdad, the Jordanian National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, the Washington Museum of Women in the Arts, Musèe du Luxembourg, Paris, Centro Internazionale Multimedia, Italy, Gemeetemuseum den Haag, Foreign Ministry of Berlin, Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem and Espai Agora, Barcelona.
(b. 1961, Oakland)
Mary Tuma was born in California in 1961 to a native Californian mother of Irish descent and a Palestinian father. She currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began sewing and crocheting with her mother at an early age. Her love of these processes led her to begin her formal study of art as an apprentice at Beautiful Arts Hall in Kerdassa, Egypt, where she learned to weave tapestries. Tuma’s work has been shown, nationally and internationally, in such venues as the Crocker Art Museum, The Maruki Gallery in Hiroshima, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Al-Kahf Gallery in Bethlehem, The Cheongju International Craft Biennial, the Station Museum in Houston and Contemporary Projects in Kuwait City. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Practices, Art in America, Dar Al-Hayat, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Counterpunch, NYArts, Mother Jones,The San Francisco Chronicle and The Jordan Star, among others.
Moderator – Raouf J. Halaby
(b. 1945, Jerusalem)
Raouf J. Halaby is a native of Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1959 he moved from Upper Bakaa to Beirut, Lebanon and graduated with honors from the National Protestant Secondary School in 1964. He was awarded a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, and his Ed.D. in the College Teaching of English from Texas A&M University in 1973. He studied Art History in Rome, Italy. Since 1973, he has been teaching at his alma mater and is in his 41st year as a Professor of English and Art. Halaby has served on national, regional and local boards, as a consultant for University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research center. He is a widely-published author, a regular contributor to CounterPunch, a photographer, and an award-winning sculptor, whose works have been exhibited nationally. He is a peace activist dedicated to the cause of Palestine and her dispossessed people.
Thank you to the co-sponsors of the Artist Talk
Center for Palestine Studies, Alwan for the Arts, ArtPalestine International
ArtPalestine International and Whitebox Art Center present
How Green Was My Valley
On view April 3rd – 27th 2014
Opening celebration Thursday April 3rd | 6-8 pm
Readings and Performance Thursday April 10th | 5-7:30pm
Mohamed Abusal | Tarek Al Ghoussein | Mohammed Al Hawajri | Joseph Audeh
Samira Badran | Taysir Batniji | Rana Bishara | Haitham Ennasr | Tanya Habjouqa
Wafa Hourani | Jeffar Khaldi | Mohammed Musallam | Larissa Sansour
Amer Shomali | Mary Tuma
WHITE BOX presents in collaboration with KAFLAB
Beyond the Cloth :
“The Kafiye Project”
An exhibition curated by Hala A. Malak
Sept. 6 – Sept. 29, 2013
Opening reception Sept. 8th | 6 – 8pm
White Box Projects (lower level)
The Kafiye Project Event Dates
Sept. 6: VIP Opening + Meet the Artists+ Cake book launch 5.30-8pm
Sept. 29: Closing and Pop up store + Performances 3-7pm
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