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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.


BLACK BREATH curated by Nana Chinara
Friday June 8th Performances 8:30-10PM
Saturday June 9th Gallery hours 12PM – 6PM
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Performance and visual art exhibition exploring the experiences of breathing and living in a Black Body. How do we live in our Black Bodies? How do we live free?

Artist : Aya Lane, Cat Archer, Kalyn Jacobs, Lee Jiménez, Liz Law, Monique Muse Dodd, SHANÉE SMITH, Walesca Ambroise.

Website link: http://localproject.org/2018/06/black-breath-art-salon-6-8-18/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localproject


June 8th 6 PM – 12:30 AM
Judson Memorial Church – New York City

55 Washington Sq S, New York, New York 10012

XII Anarchist Arts Festival hosted by AnarkoLab

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/223757298388362/


Fri June 8th 10:30PM
Sat June 9th 10:30PM
The Tank: 312 West 36th Street First Floor, New York

Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by  Madison Young and developed with the legendary Annie Sprinkle.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3387719?cookie_header=1
Discount to former &current sex workers with the code HUMPDAY

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/157825735044376/

Dynamics: Partners in Life and Art co-curated by Lauren Rudolph & Kristin Bowler
Opening reception June 9th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Volition Gallery 103 S. Greenbush Rd., Orangeburg, New York

Dynamics are what we experience when we come face to face with an outer catalyst in the form of another being who is ultimately our teacher through relationship. Through the vehicle of creative expression we will explore the nature of partner dynamics and that which makes us choose to share this life and grow together.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/426387227808213/


Tour Without End by Laura Parnes
June 11th, 8pm
The Kitchen: 512 W 19th St, New York, New York 10011

Tour Without End is a multi-platform project/film by Laura Parnes that casts real-life musicians, artists and actors as bands on tour, and expands into a cross-generational, Trump–era commentary on contemporary culture and politics.

Website link: http://thekitchen.org/event/laura-parnes-tour-without-end

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/467260800400450/


Glasshouse, Verónica Peña & Lital Dotan
Wed June 13th 8 PM – 8:30 PM

Lital Dotan will be hosting Verónica Peña as part of Wednesdays performance broadcast series.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasshouse247/


June 21st 9:30PM, June 27th 7PM

SITCHAASSDOWN FOCUS GROUP TOUR (#SFGT) is part of #AntFEST #OffBroadway 2018! Interaction is good and silence is bad as SFGT whirls the original sins of American injustice into a dynamic carousel of comedic delights — and YOU are invited to sound off loud, clapback, whisper WTF, agree, disagree and spill tea. Come on in! It’s a dystopia out there! @arsnovanyc P.S. Dress in costume! 

Written & Produced by Kanene Ayo Holder
Direction & Costume Design by Aixa Kendrick
Featuring Michael Paul Britto, Kanene Ayo Holder, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Kim Nicole (AKA Juicy Fruit) & Special Surprise Guests

Website link: arsnovanyc.com/antfest/6.27


Alfons Mucha: Shaping the Czech Identity
Exhibition on view: May 31 – June 22, 2018
Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

A large-screen projection of his life´s work, The Slav Epic, forms a spectacular and moving backdrop and context for the display of the first postage stamps and banknotes Mucha created for the newly independent Czechoslovak state. Curated by the Mucha Foundation’s Tomoko Sato, the exhibition also includes a range of works in which Mucha addresses Czech identity through lithographs, drawings, photographs, and writings on display in Czech Center New York.

Website link: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/alfons-mucha-shaping-the-czech-identity/


Young American by Marie Tomanova
June 28 – August 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 28th, 7-10PM
Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

As the cumulative show of the Czech Center New York’s New Bohemia Exhibition series that celebrates the vital and dynamic connections between the Czech Republic and the United States, particularly in honor of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Czech Republic, Marie Tomanova’s Young American does not directly problematize what it means to be an American today, but celebrates the freedom and identity of the idea of an “America” still rife with dreams and possibilities, hope and freedom.

Website link: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/marie-tomanova-young-american/


[photo: High Prieztezz Or Nah]

NOUMENA: INITIATION curated by Jana Astanov
Sat June 30th 5-9PM
LIC-A The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City 11101

Performance art event themed Magic and Shamanism encompasses works focused on ritual, shamanic traditions (including healing and shapeshifting), paganism, witchcraft, occult, esoteric teachings, folk magic, as well as astrology, magical intents, narratives derived from mythology and religions, magical and symbolic languages such as grimoires and sigils. In this event NOUMENA: INITIATION we invite you to explore the IDEAL (Plato’s Forms) somehow unknowable WORLD with a group of performance artists whose work carries on shamanic traditions.

Performing artists: Jaguar Mary X, Claire Zakiewicz + Siw Laurent, Megwyn White, Prieztezz Or Nah + Undakova, & Greem Jellyfish.

Website: http://www.localproject.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2046682488934529/


First posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018.

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