Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

Uptown Artists Group Portrait

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Uptown Artists Group Portrait

Saturday, August 5, 2017
11-2pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

As part of the Uptown Triennial and in the spirit of collectivity, any artist who identifies as an artist living in Upper Manhattan are invited to join Lazarus, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Columbia University's Wallach Gallery, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance on Saturday, August 5th at Marcus Garvey Park for a group portrait. More details coming soon.


May
31
6:30 pm18:30

A Coherently Incoherent Closing Event

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A Coherently Incoherent Closing Event

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6:30 – 9 pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Please join Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder for an evening of poetry, music, and general incoherence. Celebrating the last week of The Incoherents Salon at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

Performances include: 

- Harlem Hidden History, a camera intervention by Paco Cao
- An absurd dialogue between Amélie Gaulier and artist Yana Dimitrova about and around the irregularity of the French vocabulary with a pinch of dramatic fantasy.
- "The Arlington Heights Suite" performed by Pablo Helguera with Brian Linden & Candace Thompson
- Cabaret piano tunes performed by pianist Sophie Zhang
- Slide-Show: a reading of image poems by Jérôme Game  
- Special guest: Cardone the Ultimate Vaudeville Magician

Information on the performers:

Jérôme Game: is a French poet and writer whose work cuts across various practice and disciplinary borders, notably visual and sonic. He currently lives in New York where he teaches cinema and critical theory at CUNY. www.jeromegame.com 

Amélie Gaulier-Brody: is a French-born performance artist based in Brooklyn since 2014. Her artistic practice is dedicated to embodying and playing with the conditions of the body, objects, architecture, ideas, live music, movement and voice. She has studied contemporary dance, theater, voice work with Meredith Monk, Andrew Morrish, Deborah Hay, Rosalind Crisp. She is the cofounder of HAM, high art moment collective. 

Yana Dimitrova: Born and raised in Bulgaria, Dimitrova received her MFA in Painting(2008) from the Savannah College of Art and Design (USA). Her most recent exhibits took place in Brussels, (Belgium), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Berlin (Germany), Manchester (UK), New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta (USA) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Dimitrova is a lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Through the use of paintings, drawings, embroideries and installations, Dimitrova questions perceptions of space, often using humor to critique concepts of desire and the proposed values of the every day.

May
28
9:00 am09:00

Flux Factory: Most of a Year in Most of a Day

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Flux Factory: Most of a Year in Most of a Day
or Going Places, Doing Stuff (All the Stuff)
aka Collective Insanity

Organized by Christina Freeman, Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, May 28, 2017
9am–5pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

In August 1993, seven artists rented part of the second floor of a former spice factory next to the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 1,800 square-foot space, for which they paid $1,000 per month, had no dividing walls and the only source of running water was a slop sink. The group came together as an informal artist collective to create an alternative platform to the commercial gallery scene. Twenty-four years later, Flux Factory lives on in its third location, an 8,000-square-foot, former greeting-card factory in Long Island City, providing studios for twenty local and international artists.

Temporarily relocating to the Hunter East Harlem Gallery for this one-day event, Flux Factory will publicly perform a year’s worth of collective practices in 8 hours: 52 Monday Meetings, 30 Fluxhibitions,12 Flux Thursdays, 10 Fluxakutchas, 1 Fluxgiving, and 1 Fluxmas.  Cameos by WFLX Flux Factory Radio, Cinema Flux, and Friends of Flux.

By making otherwise internal practices public, this performance will propose the following questions: In a capitalist system, is working collectively an inherently political gesture? Can twenty artists from different parts of the world agree on anything? Why is fun important? What does it mean to be Fluxie? What exactly is a shituation? Why is a flamingo such a great mascot?

http://www.fluxfactory.org/about/

Flux Factory’s Founder, Jean Barberis’ 5 keys to a successful art exhibit
1 Don’t think about it—do it. 
2 It takes will to coordinate people and resources.
3 You need to use your social skills and be flexible. 
4 Always have your friends and family help you. 
5 Art can be displayed anywhere

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/jean-barberis
 

May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe at HEHG

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7 – 9:30pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Founded in 1973, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe began as a living room salon in the East Village apartment of writer and poet Miguel Algarin along with other playwrights, poets, and musicians of color whose work was not accepted by the mainstream academic, entertainment or publishing industries. Since then, Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts with weekly events for the creative and curious.

For the event at HEHG, Nuyorican Poets Cafe has invited some of their poets to perform written works followed by an open-mic slam session, open to anyone interested in the art form.

Performers:
Advocate of Wordz
Shanelle Gabriel
Craig "muMs" Grant
Jaime Lee Lewis


This event is a collaboration with Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO).

For more info on Nuyorican Poets Cafe, please visit: http://www.nuyorican.org/

May
20
3:00 pm15:00

The Creative Stage: in Performance

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The Creative Stage: in Performance

Saturday, May 20, 2017
3pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Please join us for a very special performance by the theater troupes of The Creative Stage. 

Imagine the genius of Mozart, the fun of improv style sketches, singing, dancing, and a bunch of New York City third graders, all mixed up in an original sketch comedy musical extravaganza! This rollicking performance was developed in collaboration between the professional performing artists and New York City kids. The result is a hilarious, imaginative, and completely original performance sure to delight kids and adults, alike.

The Creative Stage offers a variety of uniquely creative performing arts programs for youth. Founded by international opera singer, arts educator, and producer Madeline Bender, innovative classes such as Musical Theater Builders, Dancing Designers, Puppet Theater Builders, and Instrumental Story Tellers, The Creative Stage works with a number of schools in Harlem and Upper Manhattan and professional artists, designers, actors, and musicians to build creative projects for the stage. 

For information on The Creative Stage, see here: http://creativestage.org/

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Carnival of the Animals: A Night of Experimental Music

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Carnival of the Animals: A Night of Experimental Music

Friday, May 19, 2017
7–9pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035


Please join us for a contemporary, musical exploration of the history and spirit of The Incoherents. Comprising French classical music, jazz, musical theatre and collaborative sound, these works employ parody, audience participation, electronics and improvisation to challenge virtuosic notions of performance, coherency of genre and academic musical conventions. This diverse suite of performances takes its title from French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ work -- who uses musical characterizations of “wild beasts” and satire -- and is animated by the music’s playfulness and disregard for established musical practices.

Curated and Organized by Irini Zervas.

Performances by:
Astrid Kuljanic, vocalist, arranger and composer
Emily Rose Simons, composer, lyricist and comedienne
Hila Zamir, classical clarinetist
Marianela Torres, classical pianist
Dan Scofield, Saxophonist with Will Glass on drums


 

Social Justice Book Club
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Social Justice Book Club

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Social Justice Book Club

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6–8pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

The inaugural meeting of Social Justice Book Club meets inside The Incoherents Salon. Please join us in discussing the acclaimed book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. 

The Social Justice Book Club is organized by SSW Social Justice Committee members and faculty Willie Tolliver, Colleen Henry, Alexis Jemal, and Kanako Okuda.  

OPAVIVARÁ! in Action
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

OPAVIVARÁ! in Action

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OPAVIVARÁ!
in Action

Sunday, May 7, 2017
4-7pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

The Brazilian collective OPAVIVARÁ! will create a very special act at HEHG around their practices of social engagement and public interventions. Taking up the themes of The Incoherents, the collective will present an active, time-based work that revolves around audience participation.

This program is a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum.

Silberman Aging: Book Talk
May
3
5:30 pm17:30

Silberman Aging: Book Talk

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Book Talk: Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30 - 7pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Please join Silberman Aging and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging for an opportunity to meet author Phyllis Chinlund – a 1989 graduate of Hunter College School of Social Work and former geriatric social worker and documentary filmmaker – for a book talk on her recently released memoir Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia.

RSVP to rglushef@hunter.cuny.edu or 212.396.7613
 
Organized by Silberman Aging & Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging Hunter College, CUNY
2180 Third Avenue, Room 806
New York, NY 10035
www.brookdale.org   

Figure Drawing Session
Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

Figure Drawing Session

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Figure Drawing Session

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3-5pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

You're invited to a free figure drawing session inside The Incoherents Salon at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Our experienced model Natasha will be at HEHG for you to practice your drawing skills. Please bring your own drawing supplies. 

Made possible by the Hunter College Art Department.

El Salón: Potluck Dinner
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

El Salón: Potluck Dinner

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Paw Paw, Papey, Papaya El Salón at Alice Yard in Trinidad, 2016 photo by Sneha Ganguly.

Paw Paw, Papey, Papaya
El Salón at Alice Yard in Trinidad, 2016 photo by Sneha Ganguly.

El Salón: Potluck Dinner

Friday, April 21, 2017
7–9:30pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY, 10035

You're invited to join us for a special potluck event, El Salón, inside The Incoherents Salon.

El Salón is a collective of artist that host a series of potluck dinners every third-Friday of the month. These dinners are thoughtfully curated around artists, arts workers, and cultural producers to present their work to likeminded colleagues. This networking program  aims to contextualize shared experiences in our current socio-political moment. Our meeting place changes month to month from an apartment, to a loft, to a gallery, to wherever our network extends and welcomes us and this month will be at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

Open to all, please bring a delicious dish and an experience to share!

#ElSalónPotluck, #ElSalonPotluck
 


 

Talk Hole: NÎCE HOLE* 
Comedy Night
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Talk Hole: NÎCE HOLE* 
Comedy Night

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Talk Hole: NÎCE HOLE*
Comedy Night

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7–9pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

NÎCE HOLE*
The comedic arts collective Talk Hole (b. 2015, New York), will stage a takeover of the HEHG. A symposia like no other, this one-night only, immersive banquet of avant-garde performance will be nothing less than a total gut renovation of the classic French salon borrowing themes of satire from The Incoherents.

Talk Hole is Steven Phillips-Horst and Eric Schwartau.

*“Nice” as in Nice, France, the city on the Mediterranean coast.

Undoing Racism Internship Project: Open Mic
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

Undoing Racism Internship Project: Open Mic

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Undoing Racism Internship Project
Open Mic

Organized by Silberman School of Social Work students

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7–8pm

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue
New York, NY, 10035

Undoing Racism Internship Project (URIP) and Silberman School of Social Work students will be hosting an open-mic event on Thursday, March 23rd from 7–8pm at Hunter East Harlem Gallery. This open-mic will be a space where participants share their experience of thriving under oppression and steps to undoing racism through poetry and spoken word. All are welcome, whether you want to share or listen! This will also be a teaser to URIP's upcoming LOVE conference in May.

The Incoherents Salon — Opening Reception
Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

The Incoherents Salon — Opening Reception

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The Incoherents Salon
A Mise-en-scène by Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder

Opening Reception
Monday, March 13, 2017, 6–9pm

Join us for a night of literary readings and performances hosted by Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder and special guests.

Beverages generously provided by Lagunitas

March 13–June 3, 2017

Organized by Arden Sherman, Curator, Hunter East Harlem Gallery and Hunter College Curatorial Certificate MA and MFA students

Hunter East Harlem Gallery launches The Incoherents Salon, a mise-en-scène produced by the artists Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder inspired by the protomodern French artistic movement, Les Arts Incohérents.

Founded by publisher and writer Jules Lévy in Paris in 1882, The Incoherents were a collective made up of artists and writers who organized humorous exhibitions as a satirical response to the aesthetic and political circumstances of the time. In the midst of our current restless political moment, Helguera and Tegeder’s theatrical mise-en-scène offers a tribute to a group of artists that used satire as a weapon to push against the status quo and embodied a critical spirit that would later become a common denominator of the avant-garde.

For over ten years (1882-1895), The Incoherents took up a format of a hybrid cabaret and salon, and the happenings of the group fell somewhere between free artistic expression and public entertainment. Artworks created by the group were parodies of famous pieces of art, political and social satire, costume balls, graphical puns, and monographic paintings directly mocking the Impressionists. Cleverly curated locations contributed to the success of these humorous exhibition-demonstrations and were meant to rebel against the seriousness and boredom of popular events and popular sentiments of the time. Additionally, The Incoherents self-published catalogues, fictional artist statements, and created well-orchestrated advertising campaigns using newspapers, flyers, and personal invitations to promote their happenings—they even donated proceeds from their admission fees to charity. De-professionalization was one of the major characteristics of The Incoherents, whereby painters might take up writing, exhibitions of drawing would be launched by those who couldn’t draw, and architects might become financial analysts. Absurdity and provocation were the driving mission of the group.

Moreover, Les Arts Incoérents introduced the usefulness of satire, humor, and political provocation within cultural production, acting as precursors to the avant-garde cabarets of the early 20th century and the performative interventions of Surrealism and Dada, and could be said were early influencers to movements like Fluxus. Their theaters of conversation and exchange, or cabarets, played a critical role in the emergence of what philosopher Jürgen Habermas termed the, “public sphere” which emerged in “cultural-political contras” to court society.

With this history in mind, Helguera and Tegeder consider Hunter East Harlem Gallery, where socially minded art projects are on display, as a site for a revistitation of the experimentation and elements of Les Arts Incohérents. From March 13 to June 3, 2017, Helguera, Tegeder, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery invite artists, community members, and creatives into the gallery to present time-based projects that embrace The Incoherents‘ commitment to social engagement and community-oriented exhibition-making.

The March 13th opening event will include a night of literary readings and performances hosted by Helguera and Tegeder.

This exhibition is made possible by the Goldberg Fund in support of the Curatorial Certificate program at Hunter College.

For further information on programming schedule, please visit:
www.huntereastharlemgallery.org/progams

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition about Dominoes — Opening Reception
Oct
13
5:00 pm17:00

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition about Dominoes — Opening Reception

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Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition about Dominoes

José Bento, Papo Colo, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Donald Evans, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Sarah Hotchkiss, Glendalys Medina, Hélio Oiticica, Rodolfo Peraza, Kenny Rivero, Betye Saar, Edra Soto & Dan Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Tafa, Ana Maria Tavares, Talwst, Erika Verzutti, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner

Curated by Arden Sherman and María Elena Ortiz

Opening Reception
October 13, 2016 at 5–7pm