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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 …

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Stronger Together: Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances

Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2017

Exhibition Preview: Friday, May 12, 5:00 – 11:00pm (Ticketed)

Exhibition Hours: Saturday, May 13, 12:00 – 7:00pm (Free)

Stronger Together is an exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities, and includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming.   Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in …

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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, …

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Gamelan Dharma Swara

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7-9pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to host Gamelan Dharma Swara as they receive, unpack, and perform for the very first time their new set of gamelan instruments from Bali. Over two decades New York City’sGamelan Dharma Swara has built an international reputation as one of the country’s most accomplished and innovative ensembles—tackling a diverse and daring repertoire of both classical Balinese …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …

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Lawrence English: The Radical Listener: Field recording, agency and the art of relational listening

Sunday, March 26, 2017

12:00pm – 3:00pm

The beauty of field recording, and moreover listening, is that it can happen anywhere. This March, join Lawrence English as he casts his ears across Brooklyn. Join us as we explore various “sound locations”, collect recordings, share techniques/methods and discuss the ways in which field recordings can be used in sound art and music practices. You don’t need to be a skilled field …

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Animamus Art Salon: Nasty Women Edition

Saturday January 14th
12 – 2pm

To further demonstrate solidarity among exhibiting artists, Ventiko, founder of Animamus Art Salon, will facilitate a salon style discussion with participating artists and the public. Participating artists: Nicole Arendt Barbara Joy Beatus Cat Del Buono Sarah Chacich Em Downing Amelia Marzec Danica Pantic Reynolds Tenazas Facilitated by Ventiko About Animamus Art Salon: Animamus Art Salon was created by Ventiko in …

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Nasty Protest Material Making Workshop

Saturday, January 14

12 – 7pm

Nasty Women + Newark Printshop collaborate for one day at Knockdown Center to assist the community in the production of flags, banners and signs – just in time for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st . NASTY WOMEN This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in …