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LIVEWIRE is a monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.


April’s special: UK – CARDIFF Performance Art Festival 

Experimentica Performance Art Festival WED 11 – SUN 15 APRIL, 2018
Day 1, April 11th, 6 PM – 8:15 PM UTC+01
Experimentica, Chapter, CF5 1QE Cardiff

The mirror exists exactly where it always has. There is something in the walls other than pipe and wire. It’s a séance. The sentiment is on fire, Spring is here. Demons are exorcised and the ghost is put to rest. A durational Performance – two hours

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/629273984079094/




DREAM BEAT: Aries Flame Thrower: A New Moon Wellness Ritual by ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS
Friday April 13th, 6-10pm
753 Onderdonk Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS New Moon Wellness Rituals involve a heart-warming cacao invocation, led ritual/ecstatic dance, circle work, conscious affirmations, crystalline sound bath savanna and a rotating team of healers offering energy work, cleansing, astrological insights, divination & more.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dream-beat-aries-flame-thrower-tickets-44284976557


Sculpture 56
April 13 – May 27, 2018, Opening reception on April 13 from 6-9 PM
Sculpture 56, 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Sculpture 56 is a six-week long contemporary sculpture project held at eleven participating galleries at 56 Bogart Street in Bushwick.

Website Link: http://sculpture56.com/

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/909072799269998/


THE BORDER curated by Jamie Martinez
Closing reception Friday April 13th from 6-9pm
THE BORDER, 56 Bogart Street 1st FL BK, NY 11206

THE BORDER is a new project space in Bushwick focused on supporting and showing immigrant artists living in the United States with hope of creating a nurturing environment for them to create/show work and also for non immigrants because THE BORDER will be open to everyone.

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/122939228535374/


April 15th  2–5 PM
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Queens, NY 11368

April’s program explores notions of gathering and discarding through performance art. Works will address issues of gleaning, excess, hoarding, compulsiveness, as well as disposing, eliminating, repeal or removal.
Featured artists: Katya Grokhovsky (Ukraine/United States), Lorene Bouboushian (United States), Kaia Gilje (United States)

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013484075584552/

The event is Free and Open to the Public.


Katya Grokhovsky: Theater of the Mundane
April 26th 7pm
MAD – Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019

A live performance of choreographed gestures gleaned from everyday routines, Theater of the Mundane explores the human condition and effects of greed and overconsumption while interacting with objects, video, sound, each other, and the audience, highlighting themes of urban alienation, isolation, and longing. Performers: Katya Grokhovsky, Sierra Ortega, and Angeli Sion.

Website Link: https://madmuseum.org/events/theater-mundane

FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/171104517031536/


Grace Exhibition Space‎ 4 Performance Artists: Inspiration Memories
April 20 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM
Grace Exhibition Space, April 20 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

A special night of performance with NYC artists and their collaborators.

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/106617306859305/


Eva Mueller, Flowers & Chocolate – Book Launch & Solo Exhibition
April 20th at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 06th—April 29th, 2018
Art During The Occupation Gallery, Bushwick
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237

Eva Mueller’s photographs place the female gaze upon an object of desire: The Big Black Penis thoughtfully straddling the line between societal commentary and fetish.

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/345786082605806/


Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, April 21 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659245777207


Rebecca Goyette, Yin Q & DaemonumX
Araki from Conceptual to Practical: Rope Bondage 101
Saturday, April 28 4-8 PM
Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, New York

Yin Q, a leading rope bondage specialist and Rebecca Goyette, Educational Programming Curator/Visual Artist will lead an interactive workshop for participants to discover the pleasures of rope bondage as found in The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Work of Nobuyoshi Araki.

Website link: https://tix.museumofsex.com/araki-rope-bondage-101

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019480684960744/permalink/2020999561475523/?notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1524403919004277


First posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.

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