Installation view, "Azikiwe Mohammed: Jimmy's Thrift of New Davonhaime," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
Installation view, "Azikiwe Mohammed: Jimmy's Thrift of New Davonhaime," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime

September 9 – October 29, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday September 8, 6:00-9:00pm

This fall at Knockdown Center, artist Azikiwe Mohammed stages a performative installation of his fictional thrift store, Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime. New Davonhaime – a location conceived by Mohammed – is an amalgamation of the names of the five most densely populated Black cities in America: New Orleans, Detroit, Jackson, Birmingham, and Savannah. Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime was …

19417410_1539874876070707_5008806466641930360_o

Bushwig 2017

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017

2-10pm

Bushwig, is Brooklyn, NYC’s annual festival of Drag, queer performance & music. Founded by Horrorchata (Matty Beats) & Babes Trust (Simon Leahy) est. 2012 BUSHWIG 2017 23RD & 24TH SEPTEMBER KNOCKDOWN CENTER, NYC Back at the Knockdown Center, Queens, New York! Aside from 150+ amazing performances, we are opening new areas; food, pop-up shops, installations. Now over two stages! Bushwig …

Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC.
The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson.
Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.
Image credit: Chris Cameron, MANCC. The Three Matadores (2016) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson. Pictured left to right: Stephen Fiehn, Anna Martine Whitehead.

The Three Matadores

October 6 – October 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00pm
Performance: 7:30pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present the New York premiere of The Three Matadores, a new piece by Chicago-based performance company Every house has a door, led by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg. The Three Matadores stages a short bilingual (English and Spanish) play embedded in the book-length poem The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008) by American …