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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 …


G.A.P. X MAMI Present: Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination

Sunday April 23, 2017
1pm – 8:30pm

Get Artists Paid and MAMI presents Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination, a day long event that centers holistic sustainability for artists in today’s precarious economy. Join us for discussions and workshops that cover topics such as managing student loan debt, healthful eating on a budget, internet security, making sense of the commissioning processes, and more, …



Saturday, February 18, 2017
Doors at 4pm

INDEX, is an all-day festival of music, performance- and community engagement. Featuring the works of artists, activists- and academics alike, INDEX highlights innovative voices of Black-Latinx experience – a jubilant archive in conversation with Black History Month. INDEX invites guests to browse and activate a catalogue of readings, performance, installation, and discussion. For 12 hours, The Knockdown Center, a converted …

Erin Diebboll, "Thirty Years - Basement" (detail), (2010). Pencil on paper, 51” x 85”.
Erin Diebboll, "Thirty Years - Basement" (detail), (2010). Pencil on paper, 51” x 85”.

Poetry Reading for “You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously.”

February 10, 2017


In conjunction with the exhibition You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., poet Steven Zultanski curates a poetry reading featuring texts that share affinities with his own poem, Agony (2012). The evening includes readings by poets Alejandro Crawford, Mónica de la Torre, Shiv Kotecha, and Stacy Szymaszek and a sound installation by Fernando Diaz. You can …


Power Share/Power Surge: A Panel Discussion curated by Christen Clifford

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Power Share/Power Surge: A Panel Discussion on Activism, Aging, Art,  Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Intersectional Feminisms, Sexuality, Trans Rights, and more. What can we do? Where do we connect? How can we share power? Curated and donated by Christen Clifford Moderated by Stephanie Acosta Panelists: Ashton Applewhite, Ayana Evans, Buzz Slutzky and Pamela Sneed This panel, curated by artist and activist Christen Clifford, came about through a consideration of …


RESONATE X CHASM ft. Aurora Halal, Celestial Trax, & more

Friday, January 13th, 2017

7:00pm – late

RESONATE x CHASM  An evening of art, music, performance, and activism. A panel discussion focused on social and political engagement in Trump’s America will be followed by live music and DJs.   This event is part of a fundraising series of music, performances, and workshops accompanying NASTY WOMEN exhibition, on view at Knockdown Center January 12-15th, 2017. NASTY WOMEN evening …