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Sunday Service Spring Season

Spring 2018

Join us this spring for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The spring season curators include: Jess Pretty, Rena Anakwe, Janani Balasubramanian, and Mariana Valencia. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. Sunday Service Spring 2018 Schedule: March 4, 7pm: Curator Jess Pretty April 8, …

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 …

Drawing by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot
Drawing by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

Sunday Service: Janani Balasubramanian presents JP Ventura, Elliana Schwab, Sophia Mak and Bex Kwan, Mark Popinchalk, and Moiya McTier

Sunday, May 6, 2018

7:00pm

“We were peering into this darkness, crisscrossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I’ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing.” —Italo Calvino, Cosmicomics For some nine months now, Sunday Service host Janani Balasubramanian has been in residence with the brown dwarf research group at the American Museum of …

Photo courtesy of Concha Vidal, photo by Tarek Serraj.
Photo courtesy of Concha Vidal, photo by Tarek Serraj.

ITINERANT Performance Art Festival Closing Event

Friday, May 25, 2018

7:00pm

ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC Closing Event featuring artists: Concha Vidal, Carl Lawrence, Angeli, and Steven Pestana. As a part of ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC May 17 – 25, 2018 Knockdown Center hosts the final performance event of ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC, an annual festival that invites the public to a week of Live Action Art in the …

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 …

“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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13th Annual NY Night Train Haunted Hop feat. Roky Erickson

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

8 PM – 2 AM

 

NYC’s best Halloween Party has outdone itself yet again! An NYC Halloween tradition since 2006, a multimedia mutli-room dance party in a sprawling haunted house! *** Tonight is the Night Of The Vampire! On Wednesday, October 31 we celebrate the 13th edition of Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train‘s Haunted Hop Halloween Spooktacular with the legendary 13th Floor Elevators frontman, one of …

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Sunday Service: Jess Pretty presents…. Trinity Dawn Bobo, Taylor Crichton, DJ JCLEF, Amanda Krische, Evelyn Sanchez

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

7:00pm

To kick off the spring season of Sunday Service, curator Jess Pretty invites artists to respond to the notion of critical desire and the exploration of radical thriving as a methodology for taking up spaces we claim to reside in. Jess Pretty states, “i’m interested in rigorously interrogating pleasure as a way of living past survival, seeking other worlds and …