The Four Phases of Love, 2017. Digital C archival prints on canvas, 42” x 42” each.
The Four Phases of Love, 2017. Digital C archival prints on canvas, 42” x 42” each.

Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions Workshop

Friday, May 25, 2018

7:00pm

Free with RSVP

7:00 pm: Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions Workshop This workshop is a part of Chapter Six of The Book of Everyday Instruction, What is shared, what is offered. This chapter explores the relationships of love between individuals and institutions. For the workshop, Chloë Bass leads a one-hour session engaging in couples therapy techniques to mediate relationships between artists and …

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Dope BBQ [in The Ruins]

Sunday, May 27, 2018

2-10 PM

The General Public (TGP) presents…   Dope BBQ at Knockdown Center [in The Ruins, KDC’s Backyard] 21+ / 2-10pm   A high quality motion picture in the form of a barbecue. It is a pretty serious barbecue / day party situation! For 5 years running, it has been the LIVEST BBQ event and celebration of everything DOPE and everything that …

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Treatment: Conversation with Nicholas O’Brien and Margot Walker

Thursday, May 31, 2018

7:00pm

Free with RSVP

Artist Nicholas O’Brien will guide a conversation with Margot Walker, the Managing Director of Green Infrastructure Planning & Partnerships for NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection. The conversation will walk through some of the policy decisions the city has put in place to help water treatment via green infrastructure projects in the city. About Margo Walker Margot Walker has worked in …

Image Credit: Charlotte Curtis
Image Credit: Charlotte Curtis

Sunday Service: Mariana Valencia presents Ayano Elson, Jordan Lord, lily bo, Jean Carla Rodea

June 3rd, 2018

7:00 pm

For the final Sunday Service of the spring season, curated by Mariana Valencia, performance, film and sound artists explore notions of solid states. They ask whether something that’s solid is something that can be pressed into, dislocated or broken— Are solid states reliable?  Through observations of shorelines, the stages of ice and wax they find sustenance in time as the …

The Book of Everyday Instruction Chapter Four: It’s amazing we don’t have more fights workshop materials.
The Book of Everyday Instruction Chapter Four: It’s amazing we don’t have more fights workshop materials.

A Field Guide to Spatial Intimacy Workshop

Sunday, June 3, 2018

5:00pm

Free with RSVP

Join us for a participatory event hosted by artist Chloë Bass in conjunction with her exhibition The Book of Everyday Instruction! This workshop investigates how varying social distances can shape the ways in which we relate to one another. Approaching Knockdown Center as a site of intimacy, Bass will lead participants through an interactive process to consider how measuring and understanding distance …

Treatment: The Black Magic, Digital Video, 8:15, 2018
Treatment: The Black Magic, Digital Video, 8:15, 2018

Treatment: Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:00pm

Free with RSVP

Join us for a conversation about the issues surrounding the exhibition Treatment: A Plan for Rain, a project by net-based artist Nicholas O’Brien. The artist will moderate a discussion with architect and urbanist Jillian Crandall, artist Ellie Irons, and engineer Paul Grogan. Topics to be discussed include biodiversity, urban planning, and maintenance, and participants will aim to unpack and sort …

“Everything is up for grabs...”, yon Tande (Whitney Hunter) and dancers, Movement Research at the Judson Church, photo by Ian Douglas
“Everything is up for grabs...”, yon Tande (Whitney Hunter) and dancers, Movement Research at the Judson Church, photo by Ian Douglas

Movement Research Artists of Color Council Spring Fundraiser

Friday, June 8, 2018

Doors 7pm

Performances 7:30pm-9pm
Dance party 9pm

Knockdown Center hosts the Movement Research Artists of Color Council Spring Fundraiser Party! Join Movement Research Artists of Color Council (AoCC) in celebrating Spring with food, drinks, and pop up performances at their fundraiser! Performances by Jasmine Hearn, Lisa Parra, Malcolm-X Betts, and Rina Espiritu will take place throughout the evening, followed by a dance party with LVJjay. Come celebrate, …

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Barbercon: Powered By Barbershopconnect

Sunday, June 10, 2018 & Monday, June 11, 2018

Barbercon is the premier global festival of the barbering community. Launched in 2016 by Lee Resnick as the live networking event for Barbershopconnect, the first social site exclusively for barbers, Barbercon brings together thousands of high-profile and amateur barbers, cosmetologists, and brands from around the world. The Barbercon experience is centered on bridging the gap between Cosmetology and Men’s Grooming, …

The Book of Everyday Instruction Chapter Five: Protect & Preserve Silas, 2016. Postcard, 4”x 6”.
The Book of Everyday Instruction Chapter Five: Protect & Preserve Silas, 2016. Postcard, 4”x 6”.

Protect & Preserve Lecture Performance and Closing Party

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:00pm

Free with RSVP

Join us for the closing event of artist Chloë Bass’ exhibition The Book of Everyday Instruction. 7:00pm: Protect & Preserve Lecture Performance This lecture-performance is a part of The Book of Everyday Instruction’s fifth chapter: Protect & Preserve, which considers the idea of safety as the relationship between a person and their city. In the lecture-performance, Chloë Bass describes experiences …