Flag by Andrea Arrubla
Flag by Andrea Arrubla

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call

Inaugural Flag: June 14th, 2017

Open Call: Ongoing

Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. Beyond guidelines listed, all flags submitted will be flown in the order they are received. Please see submission guidelines below. About …

kids holding artwork about wall

“My Wall” Interactive Art Installation


This Fall, Knockdown Center presents “My Wall….,” an interactive immersive art installation produced by immigrant children and families in collaboration with the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services Arts and Literacy Program, artist/AED Laura Paris, and teaching artist/art therapist planning team Tomas Manon, Frank Mena, Jenn Perez, and Rocko Seymour. On the Fourth of July, we will unveil an interactive station …


Amie Cunat: The Clock is Taking a Nap.

August 3 – November 5, 2017

Artist Talk: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 6, 2017


Knockdown Center is pleased to present The Clock is Taking a Nap., a mural by Amie Cunat as a part of FiftyTwo Ft, a series of long-term wall-based artworks in the East Corridor. The imagery within the mural is sourced from drawings of churches and other buildings in New York City. The work depicts building-like structures tightly packed across the …


Lourdes Correa-Carlo: Intended Trajectories

Opening Reception:
Saturday June 10, 6 – 9pm

Artist-led tour: Saturday June 10, 6pm

Lourdes Correa-Carlo and Alan Ruiz in Conversation: Thursday July 13, 7:30pm

June 10 – July 16, 2017

For her solo exhibition at Knockdown Center, Lourdes Correa-Carlo has produced seven new works in dialogue with urban embodiment and the visual politics of city space. Through sculpture, drawing, photography, video, and installation, Intended Trajectories reflects the artist’s ongoing engagement with her material surroundings, as well as her interest in the relationship between the body and the built environment. While …


großer Lauscher

July 22 – August 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Artist Talk: Saturday, July 22, 2017

großer Lauscher (“big Eavesdropper” in German) is a spatial sound installation created by interdisciplinary artist Alyssa Miserendino. The piece was recorded in the main radar dome at the Field Station Berlin, a listening station built during the Cold War by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Exhibited in the darkness, the piece is comprised of five narrators from five different …


Yeah, That’s What She Said! Presents: MOTHERLAND

July 7-9, 2017

Yeah, That’s What She Said! (YTWSS) holds their annual pop-up event featuring art, performances, and workshops by working class and poor women, women of color, immigrant women, trans women, and queer women. YTWSS*2017’s theme is MOTHERLAND. What does home mean to you? What does lineage mean to you? What does connection and intimacy with your past, present, and future mean …


The Dream Wanderer

June 15 – 17, 2017

In June, The Dream Wanderer arrives at Knockdown Center! This transformed shuttle bus now houses an immersive and interactive virtual reality installation currently on a nationwide tour, exhibiting an original VR work created by Flatsitter Media Arts Collective. The VR experience is suitable for children ages 8+. Schedule: Thursday, June 15, 5:00pm – 9:00pm Friday, June 16, 5:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday, …


Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Opening Reception: Saturday April 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday April 30, 4pm
Exhibition on view: April 15 – June 4, 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 …

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 – June 4, 2017

Artist talk: Thursday, May 25 at 7:00pm

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 …