Morir Soñando curated by Alex Santana. Image by  Penn Eastburn
Morir Soñando curated by Alex Santana. Image by Penn Eastburn

Open Call for Exhibitions and Main Space Projects

Deadline: October 22nd, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for exhibitions in our gallery spaces, and short-term events in our Main Spaces! Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by October 22nd! We are also accepting proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists and organizers. Take a look at …

Trouble Troupe
Trouble Troupe

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 …

Lachell Workman, "Justice for Blank
," 2014. Installation, 8'x2'x5'
Lachell Workman, "Justice for Blank
," 2014. Installation, 8'x2'x5'

MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL

March 3 – April 15, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 6:00-9:00pm, with performances at 7:00pm

Artist Roundtable: Sunday, March 25, 6:00pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL, a group exhibition on view March 3 – April 15, 2018. The exhibition brings together the work of Amber Atiya, Amy Khoshbin, Esteban Jefferson, DonChristian Jones, SomBlackGuy, Chris Watts, and Lachell Workman, all of whom embrace experimental and rigorous ways of considering how violence and resistance are inscribed on and …

Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.
Yeah, That's What She Said! Annual Pop-up. July 217.

Open Call: Exhibitions and Artist Projects

Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

We are currently seeking proposals for exhibitions, short-term projects, and events! We’ve rolled out a fresh proposal process, which you can find here. Review the guidelines for open calls for gallery exhibitions and projects in our main spaces, and apply by April 15th! We are also seeking proposals on a rolling basis for Open Capacity – our new space support program for artists …

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Macon Reed: Who Is Watching You More Than You Are Watching You

April 21 – August 12, 2018

Opening reception: April 21, 6:00-9:00pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Who Is Watching You More Than You Are Watching You, a mural by Macon Reed as a part of Knockdown Center’s FiftyTwo Ft. series of commissioned wall-based artworks in the East Corridor. Macon Reed works across sculpture, installation, video, painting, and participatory projects to address social and political issues using a bright palette and …

Image: The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Six: What is shared, what is offered, 2017. Custom-printed disposable cup, napkin and utensils, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Kalaija Mallery.
Image: The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Six: What is shared, what is offered, 2017. Custom-printed disposable cup, napkin and utensils, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Kalaija Mallery.

Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction

April 21 – June 17, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 21, 6:00-9:00pm

Programs
Friday, May 25, 7:00 pm: Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions Workshop
Sunday, June 3, 5:00pm: A Field Guide to Spatial Intimacy Workshop
Thursday, June 14 , 7:00pm: Protect & Preserve Lecture Performance + Closing Party

Knockdown Center presents Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction, an eight-chapter investigation of one-on-one social interaction, exploring an expanded understanding of pairing. On view for the first time in its entirety, the exhibition includes all eight major projects developed by Bass between January 2015 and January 2018 as well as additional interventions created in response to Knockdown Center’s public …

Treatment: Prologue, Digital Video, 3:30, 2016
Treatment: Prologue, Digital Video, 3:30, 2016

Treatment: The Plan for Rain

May 6 – July 1, 2018

Opening Reception: May 6, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Treatment: The Plan for Rain is a project by Nicholas O’Brien that rethinks the NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) stormwater collection program by focusing on soil biodiversity, transparency, maintenance, and its impact on citizens. Through a series of animations and sculptures, artist Nicholas O’Brien questions how the DEP’s plan employs System Engineering principles that often ignore the human element in …

HELIC.AL
HELIC.AL

HELIC.AL presents Eric Random, Cindytalk, Das Ding, Interval, Artefactos De Dolor + more

Thursday May 24, 2018

9:00pm – 2:00am

21+

On 21 May 1993. the first ele_mental event at an Ohio State University parking garage, launched the careers of many midwestern electronic musicians; from Dieselboy, Archetyp, Todd Sines & Titonton. Their next event, Comfort, with almost a thousand attendees, crystallized their long-standing association with Detroit’s own Jon Santos, Brian Gillespie, Claude Young Jr. / Claude Young, Anthony Shakir, Mack Goudy …

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 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 …