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Now in its eighth year, the Photoville festival returns to Brooklyn for ten days devoted to all things photography. Held at Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO the festival runs September 12 to the 22nd, with “Photo-carnies” (because it’s a carnival-like atmosphere) guiding you to over 80 exhbitions held in repurposed shipping containers.
Container exhibitions include The Closet as Archive, featuring Dr. Deborah Willis which explores the ways in which the concept of memory, beauty, and desire is essential to storytelling. Journalists Under Fire is a collaborative work from various artists that examines journalists and photogs that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress from Elizabeth D Herman and Celeste Sloman, is a look at women serving in the 116th US congress after the recent elections saw a rise in women serving. Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s is a series of photos from Joseph Rodríguez of New York’s oldest barrio, which has survived through the decades.
Photoville will also have a series of lectures, talks, and nighttime programming that will take you from the offices of the New York Times to the frontlines of Aleppo, Syria.
To learn more, go to: https://photoville.com/
PhotovilleSeptember 12 - 22, 2019
Brooklyn Bridge Park334 Furman St.Brooklyn, NY 11201
In the not too distant future, coming to a city near you, it’s the Mystery Science Theater 3000! The cult TV series about a rotating cast of humans held hostage on a space station and forced to watch terrible movies with only a handful of wisecracking robots to keep him company has been a favorite for decades. Now series founding member, Joel Hodgson, will headline the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live tour for the third and final time. Running September 14, 2019 to March 4, 2020, The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour brings Joel and his robot companions: Crow, Tom Servo, and Gypsy together to lampoon the schlocky No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors for live audiences.
In No Retreat, No Surrender a self-conscious teen becomes a martial arts master under the tutelage of Bruce Lee's ghost. Featuring fresh-faced Jean-Claude Van Damme as a brooding hit man and a Bruce Lee lookalike, who looks nothing like Bruce Lee while Circus of Horrors is a garish 1960s British thriller showcasing colorful circus acts, plastic surgery, and animal attacks by stagehands in fur suits.
To learn more, go to: https://mst3klive.com/
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus TourSeptember 14, 2019 - March 4, 2020
Celebrating “European Identity” and theatre across New York, the second anual European Month of Culture is running in conjunction with the Origin Theatre. A sister festival of European Month of Culture (which has taken place every May in Washington DC since 2013), European Month of Culture NYC runs May 2 to the 30th, and emphasizes encounters and collaborations between visiting artists and the sizable diaspora audience and artist communities living and working in New York.
Among the highlights are several multi-week festivals-within-the-Festival, including “In Scena!” the first Italian theatre festival of its kind, taking place in all five boroughs (April 29 to May 13); the acclaimed “Brits Off-Broadway” season at 59E59 Theaters, which annually curates work by writers and producers from the UK in the month of May; “Nordic Impressions” – a contemporary art exhibition showing artists from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at Scandinavia House; and the “European Sounds Series” showcasing European jazz in New York during the Blue Note Jazz Festival (kicking off on May 27). In addition the Austrian Cultural Forum plans Month of May cultural programming, as does the French Embassy to the United States in partnership with Alliance Française.
To learn more, go to: https://www.origintheatre.org/whats-on/european-month-culture/
European Month of CultureApril 29 - May 13, 2019
Installation view of Tatiana Kronberg, “Dream Body” at 321 Gallery
For those of you looking for some night time gallery browsing, participants of New York Gallery Open will be open for extended hours from 6 to 8PM on Friday, March 8.
Participating galleries include:
And many more!
The New York Gallery Open is a new initiative organized by the New Art Dealers Alliance to bring visitors, collectors, curators, and critics into over 50 art galleries, non-profits and alternative spaces around New York City during the week of March 4–10, 2019. New York City is filled with art galleries that are open to the public year-round, and the New York Gallery Open is an opportunity to call attention to this great resource.
To learn more, go to: https://www.newartdealers.org/
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