Anouk Kruithof, "Sweat Stress (Screenshot/Back/Moiré-Effect)" (2013). Ultrachrome print with diasec. 11.8” x 15.75”
Anouk Kruithof, "Sweat Stress (Screenshot/Back/Moiré-Effect)" (2013). Ultrachrome print with diasec. 11.8” x 15.75”

You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously.

Opening reception January 13,  6-9pm

January 13 – February 26, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., an exhibition that features David Court, Erin Diebboll, David Horvitz, Anouk Kruithof, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Steven Zultanski. Full press release here. You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously. Given that the average person, in a lifetime, sheds about …

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Sarah Heinemann: Skagit

Sunday, November 20, 2016 – Sunday, March 12, 2017

Opening reception: Sunday, November 20, 6 – 8pm Knockdown Center is pleased to present Skagit, a mural by artist Sarah Heinemann, and the inaugural work in a series of long-term commissions of wall-based artworks in Knockdown Center’s East Corridor. Heinemann’s paintings are a meditation on the intuitive connections between nature, color, and space. Conceived as a response to time spent traveling …

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INDEX

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Doors at 4pm

INDEX, is an all-day festival of music, performance- and community engagement. Featuring the works of artists, activists- and academics alike, INDEX highlights innovative voices of Black-Latinx experience – a jubilant archive in conversation with Black History Month. INDEX invites guests to browse and activate a catalogue of readings, performance, installation, and discussion. For 12 hours, The Knockdown Center, a converted …

Todd Fink, "Withdrawing Room" (2017). Digital c-print, 36” x 36”.
Todd Fink, "Withdrawing Room" (2017). Digital c-print, 36” x 36”.

Unseen Hand

Opening reception: Saturday March 4, 6:00 – 9:00pm

March 4 – April 9, 2017

Unseen Hand is a group exhibition that brings together fifteen artists who employ various mediums and processes to question technology and expand upon its conventional definition. The artists exhibited assert their practice as an encounter with a technological event, whether by disrupting the technical order, poetizing methods of industrial production, or inciting sensuality by means of devices typically associated with disconnection. …

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Flight Over Wasteland

April 12 – 16, 2017

Flight Over Wasteland is a project by visual artist Liliya Lifanova in collaboration with composer Hiroya Miura, and choreographer Davy Bisaro. This collaborative team reimagines T.S. Eliot’s modern epic poem The Waste Land in a series of evocative tableaux vivants, choreographed gestures, actions, sculptural objects, and sound. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land reflects the complexity, brokenness, and collaged nature of …

Christopher Hanrahan,
"Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.
Christopher Hanrahan, "Standard Model (how it is)" (2013). Brass, 15 ⅜ x 46 ¼ x 45 ⅝ in.

Formal Complaint

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm

April 15 – May 28, 2017

Craft, scrap, and architectural minimalism coincide in Formal Complaint. Featuring work by Aria Dean, Female Background, Christopher Hanrahan, Mario Navarro, and Megan Pahmier, the exhibition returns handiwork to formalism, maintaining a sense of slackness. Metal armatures lean and bend precariously; a painting on unstretched canvas drags on the floor. Discarded materials and everyday objects come to conjure an upright but …

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Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm

April 15 – May 28, 2017

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, a self-performing object theater produced by artist Hanne Tierney. Installed across the expanse of Knockdown Center’s Annex, a series of vignettes come to life as cloth figures, hula hoops, and satin configurations gesture, twirl, and sway, manipulated by a system of motors and robotic electronics, designed by engineer Oskar …

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Planet Giegling Tour

Friday, February 3, 2017

Doors at 9pm

Weimar-based label Giegling takes over Knockdown Center as part of their international Planet Giegling tour. A tag-team of artists from the German label will throw down together for a two-night program that includes a concert and a party – Friday night at Knockdown Center and Saturday night at The Bunker. You can buy a $30 2-day pass here, or click …

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NASTY WOMEN Exhibition

Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7-10pm Accompanying Programs: Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2017 Knockdown Center is pleased to announce NASTY WOMEN, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights. NASTY WOMEN aims to act as a …

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Cold Open Verse

Closing screening, Sep 18, 8pm
Sep 8 – 18
2016

Poet Transmit and Blonde Art Books present an exhibition with a dynamic program consisting of theatrical trailers, self-produced commercials and live broadcast performances with a focus on art and poetry publications. Cold Open Verse examines the construct of the ‘trailer’, reconfigured by artists, poets, and publishers interested in an expanded form of communicating their work. The exhibition presents the works …