Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Isaac Pool: 40 Volume

January 13 – February 25, 2018

Opening Performance and Reception: Saturday, January 13, 7:00pm

Closing Performance and Reception: Saturday, February 24, 7:00pm

Knockdown Center presents 40 Volume, Isaac Pool’s first solo exhibition in New York, an installation and sitcom-length play starring three sock-encrusted vases and a head of fennel. In 40 Volume‘s performances, the vessels depart from their place in the adjacent gallery and chat together through filters of personal mythology and melodramatic pop lyrics to find sisterhood. The exhibition includes paintings …

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Sunday Service: Camilo Godoy Presents Ella Boureau, Miguel Angel Guzmán, Eduardo Restrepo-Castaño, Mike Funk, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Xavier Valcárcel

Sunday, December 3, 2017

7:00pm

Camilo Godoy presents the December Sunday Service titled We have to live differently that brings together artists from various disciplines to explore ideas of “difference.” The title is borrowed from Alice Walker’s poem “Calling All Grand Mothers.” This program projects a video piece by artist Eduardo Restrepo standing with their gender-nonconforming self in front of a cathedral, writer Ella Boureau …

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Cura(Collected) Closing Performances: Anjuli Rathod, Lily Jue Sheng, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño

Sunday, December 3, 2017

4:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for the closing performances of Cura(Collected), an exhibition on view in Knockdown Center’s galleries November 4 – December 3rd, 2017. Sunday, December 3 4:00pm Five Movements with Anjuli Rathod and Lily Jue Sheng Anjuli Rathod and Lily Jue Sheng present Five Movements, a multimedia work comprised of a video, painting, sculpture, and performance with contributions from Nyle Genevieve …

Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.
Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.

Sunday Service Fall Season

Fall 2017

Join us this fall for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The Fall season curators include: Alexis Convento, Jonathan Gonzalez, J. Soto, and Camilo Godoy. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. About Sunday Service Taking place the first Sunday of each month, a guest …

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Cura(Collected) Opening Performances: Mariana Herrera Casaño, Justin Cabrillos, Matt Shalzi

Sunday, November 5, 2017

5:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for the opening performances of Cura(Collected), an exhibition on view in Knockdown Center’s galleries November 4 – December 17, 2017. 5:00pm – Me eligio with Mariana Herrera Castaño Mariana Herrera Castaño’s performance Me eligio asks audiences to participate in facilitating the translation between Spanish and English, music and spoken language. 6:00pm – as of it with Justin Cabrillos …

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Sunday Service: J.Soto Presents…Miatta Kawinzi, IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, ray ferreira, Keijaun Thomas

Sunday, November 5, 2017

7:00pm

Don’t Fall Back A program dedicated to remaining in the moment, aware, and offering no apologies. How is Queer (self)love a form of resistance? What shapes and objects does that take on and what images does it conjure? What can be the practice of Queer, Transgender and Gender-nonconforming community care across POC communities, now? How will we combat Queer, Transgender …

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 …

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Sunday Service: Jonathan Gonzalez Presents…. Sepo Seecharan Prins and Marlene Mulele Seecharan, NIC Kay, Justin Allen, Rena Anakwe

Sunday, October 1, 2017

7:00pm

On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals (1628) documents William Harvey’s watershed findings on the two-way circulatory system; one way pumping blood to the extremities and another back to the heart to be reinvigorated with oxygen. During this dissection, Harvey also encountered an ominous black fluid like ’thick earth’ termed colloquially as ‘black bile’ in the arteries. …