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

Sunday, October 1, 2017


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. …


Open Call: Short-Term and Time-Based Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Send us your proposal before September 15th for consideration of our 2017-2018 programming! Short-term projects can take the form of temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, etc. This open call does not limit scale, scope, or format of submissions. Knockdown Center’s mission is to …


Sunday Service: Alexis Convento Presents…

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Join us for the kick-off of the fall season of Sunday Service, our monthly performance series in our bar the Ready Room. Curator Alexis Convento invites Filipinx artists both from the homeland and the diaspora come together to reclaim, to decolonize, to (re)trace our roots. “To decolonize is to tell and write one’s own story, that in the telling and …


Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents

Friday, September 1, 2017

Doors at 7:30pm / Screening at 8:00pm followed by a panel discussion

Join us for the debut screening of Gavin Russom’s new film “Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents”. The 60 minute film contains a soundtrack by Black Meteoric Star, one of Russom’s aliases. A panel discussion with panelists Kali Holloway, Khury Petersen-Smith and Christopher Danowski will follow the screening. About the film “Black Meteoric Star – No More White Presidents” …

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Intended Trajectories: Lourdes Correa-Carlo and Alan Ruiz in Conversation

Thursday, July 13, 7:30pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Intended Trajectories at Knockdown Center, join artists Lourdes Correa-Carlo and Alan Ruiz for a public conversation moderated by curator Christian Camacho-Light. In their work, both Correa-Carlo and Ruiz investigate how the formal and spatial organization of architectural environments in turn structure social relations. In this event, each artist will introduce their recent projects, followed …


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 …


Formal Complaint: Artists in Conversation

Thursday, May 25th, 2017


Join artists Female Background, Aria Dean (via Skype), Christopher Hanrahan, and  Mario Navarro in a reading and conversation with Formal Complaint co–curator Dana Kopel. For this event each artist will read a brief passage (from a text of their own, or one that they admire) that connects to their work and ideas. Following the reading, Kopel will moderate a discussion …

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Artist Talk – Hanne Tierney: Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Please join us on Sunday, April 30th, as artist Hanne Tierney speaks about her current exhibition Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas, currently on view at Knockdown Center. Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas is 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 …