Chloë Bass
Chloë Bass

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call

Inaugural Flag: June 14th, 2017

Open Call: Ongoing

Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. Beyond guidelines listed, all flags submitted will be flown in the order they are received. Please see submission guidelines below. About …

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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, …

Lachell Workman, "Justice for Blank
," 2014. Installation, 8'x2'x5'
Lachell Workman, "Justice for Blank
," 2014. Installation, 8'x2'x5'

MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL

March 3 – April 15, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 6:00-9:00pm, with performances at 7:00pm

Artist Roundtable: Sunday, March 25, 6:00pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL, a group exhibition on view March 3 – April 15, 2018. The exhibition brings together the work of Amber Atiya, Amy Khoshbin, Esteban Jefferson, DonChristian Jones, SomBlackGuy, Chris Watts, and Lachell Workman, all of whom embrace experimental and rigorous ways of considering how violence and resistance are inscribed on and …

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 …

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Chroma Presents Continuity: A Conference on Self-Preservation for Women of Color

April 14 – 15, 2018

2:00-8:00pm

Suggested Donation

Chroma Presents Continuity: A Conference on Self-Preservation for Women of Color. In 2017, Chroma partnered with 8 Ball Community and Red Bull and hosted The Working Woman of Color Conference, a live podcast event employing self-actualization as an organizing principle to think, construct and shape powerful narratives of mobility for women of color. Over 30 women from different backgrounds were …

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Macon Reed: Who Is Watching You More Than You Are Watching You

April 21 – August 12, 2018

Opening reception: April 21, 6:00-9:00pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to present Who Is Watching You More Than You Are Watching You, a mural by Macon Reed as a part of Knockdown Center’s FiftyTwo Ft. series of commissioned wall-based artworks in the East Corridor. Macon Reed works across sculpture, installation, video, painting, and participatory projects to address social and political issues using a bright palette and …

Image: The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Six: What is shared, what is offered, 2017. Custom-printed disposable cup, napkin and utensils, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Kalaija Mallery.
Image: The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Six: What is shared, what is offered, 2017. Custom-printed disposable cup, napkin and utensils, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Kalaija Mallery.

Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction

April 21 – June 17, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 21, 6:00-9:00pm

Programs
Friday, May 25, 7:00 pm: Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions Workshop
Sunday, June 3, 5:00pm: A Field Guide to Spatial Intimacy Workshop
Thursday, June 14 , 7:00pm: Protect & Preserve Lecture Performance + Closing Party

Knockdown Center presents Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction, an eight-chapter investigation of one-on-one social interaction, exploring an expanded understanding of pairing. On view for the first time in its entirety, the exhibition includes all eight major projects developed by Bass between January 2015 and January 2018 as well as additional interventions created in response to Knockdown Center’s public …