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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.


October 11th-14th
Along 14th st Manhattan
4-27 October 2018 Exhibition
55 Bethune St
Westbeth Artists Housing and Center for the Arts

For this year’s theme, 45 women, female identifying and non-binary local, national and international artists will present work that challenges societal constructs of gender, age, and beauty; analyze contemporary ideas of self, wellness, body image, and health; and explore otherness, identity, and language. The projects range from site-specific multimedia visual installations to participatory performances.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/
Website: http://body.artinoddplaces.org/


Thu, 4th October 8 PM – 2 AM
Email for location

Performance art featuring the work of sex worker and allies.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325243991560060/


SIZE MATTERS curated by William Norton
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018 12 – 8PM
Closing reception Sun, October 7th 6-8PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

SIZE MATTERS: the exhibition that asks that question

Curator William Norton has assembled artists from Japan, China, the USA and the UAE to get to the heart of the issue that keeps artists up every night: Does Size Matter? Asian cultures conceive the importance of scale in relationship to value differently than Western artists. This question of scale is the driving vision behind this show: is intimacy only possible in the small scale and can a question of mythological proportions only be expressed in a grand manner?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261805481116950/


Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space
new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC

Grace Exhibition Space has just learned that the Cart Department will be intervening the space this Friday. They inform us that there will be lights, cameras, and action. Joining the Cart Dept. will be DIY jug band enthusiasts The Creature Comforts, condom bauble installations, and a vegetable petting zoo for food (located near entrance).

Come see what critics are calling “a bold statement about nothing at all, really.”

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044897802359282/


Part of SIZE MATTERS exhibition curated by William Norton
Sat, 6th October 3 – 5 PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

Livestreaming the Senate vote on the Kavanaugh nomination. Watching while baking “BELIEVE WOMEN” cake. I would like to celebrate I would love to think that the Senators will make the right decision, that they will prove that they believe women, all of our stories and that it matters what we have to say and that we are believed. Meeting at 3pm in the gallery with those of you who want to talk who need to talk who feel vulnerable or enraged. Feminist cake “BELIEVE WOMEN” served.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137627883142969/


Mara’s Photo Book: Launch Party
Sat, October 6th, 8 – 11:55 PM
Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Celebrate with Mara Catalan the Golden Age of Williamsburg during the 90’s with her new book: “Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home.” Published by Red Hook Editions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947283358897328/?active_tab=about


Sun, 7th October at 7 PM – 9 PM
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, New York 11378

Julia Santoli’s Sunday Service, entitled Becoming Otherwise, explores unfixed territories and altered states featuring five artists whose work enacts and conjures transformative spaces of energetic exchange through inner/outer intentions, sculptural relations, and virtual play. Over the course of the evening, the artists will employ tools and tactics that rove through movement, task-based performance, sculpture, sound, and VR.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2415951348631854/


Bushwick Troutman Art Fest
Sun, 7th October 12 – 6 PM
Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, United States

Art festival in the public space in Bushwick, on TROUTMAN Street between St. Nicholas Ave and Wyckoff Ave. Celebrating art in the community with the many artists that have studios or live/work in the neighborhood, local music talent, performance art, costumes and puppetry for a mini art parade, body painting.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704772539857792/


THE IDENTIFIED SELF curated by Ventiko
October 12-26th
Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente Center. 107 Suffolk Street

“The Identified Self” brings together works from eight artists who challenge the stereotypes derived from and explore the facets of the “self” they have been born into. Participating artists: Kavine Darmanie, Dominique Duroseau, Shawn Escarciga, Robert Goldkind, Luke Mannarino, Sara Meghdari, Geraldo Mercado and Dáreece J. Walker.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254198445285322/


TULLIDO Performance-Dance Project 2018
October 12th and 13th, 8 pm
Take Root at Green Space

37-24 24th Street, Suites 211 & 212
Long Island City, NY 11101

“TULLIDO,” the new performance-dance project by interdisciplinary artist, HECTOR CANONGE, will have its world premiere in the program Take Root at Green Space in Long Island City, Queens, on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, 2018.  The solo performance-dance project was inspired by literary readings about the “crippled body” and “corporal damage,” as well as the artist’s own battle against Rheumatic Fever. Canonge’s new work incorporates elements of dance theater, Butoh Dance, Performance Art, and ritualistic somatic expressions that evoke internal struggles, physical constraints, and personal inadequacies when confronted by physical challenges.

More information: http:// www.hectorcanonge.net


EVENING WITHOUT ANGELS performance by Jil Guyon
Thu, October 18, 2018 at 9 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Exploring the intersection between domesticity and femininity, ‘Evening Without Angels’ traces the actions of an enigmatic woman absorbed within a white living space as she confronts past trauma, part of ‘Rear Window’ performance series at Glasshouse.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/729167650777396/


Amy Finkbeiner and Christen Clifford 
Oct 11 at 6 PM – Oct 14 at 6 PM
14th Street Manhattan, New York 10003

A Matriliny Access Station for Un-Patriation and Re-Distribution of Information, Knowledge, and Supplies, toward Re-Possession of Our Bodies. Part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY Public Festival along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155480358727188/


Sat, October 13 10 AM – 6 PM
Mannes School of Music, New York

55 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011

Experimental guitarist Keith Rowe celebrates the publication of Keith Rowe: The Room Extended [powerHouse Books]
RSVP REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keith-rowe-extended-tickets-50536574254

10am – 12:30pm: Morning Session Keith Rowe solo performance4pm – 6pm: Afternoon Concert: Clara de Asís (guitar) and Lucie Vítková (accordion and varia), Maria Chavez (turntable) and Sandy Ewen (guitar), Marcia Bassett (guitar) and Barry Weisblat (electronics)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301753653987952/?active_tab=about


Sat, October 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Five More Seconds, an evening of screenings. 11 submissions from emerging artists were chosen through an open call. The title of the screening “Five More Seconds draws from the practice of Wim Wenders, a German filmmaker. Artists were encouraged to explore the possibilities of the metaphorical “five seconds” in video production. The screenings were curated by Seung Hee Kim.

Facebook Event:: https://www.facebook.com/events/327090644514111/


Legacy Fatale TUG OF WAR
Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
Sat, October 13th, 3PM
231 E. 14th Street, NYC

For the past decade, Legacy Fatale has celebrated female empowerment through performance art and interdisciplinary social practices. For this edition, Legacy Fatale’s director Coco Dolle invites you to a curated program crossing-over the world of punk and performance art with the politics of resistance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331986910927288/


PERFORMANCE AS REPAIR: Gina Goico & Iván Sikic
Sat, October 13th
The 8th Floor 17 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Organized by Se habla español, Performance as Repair will explore the practices of two Latin American artists – Gina Goico and Iván Sikic. Live performance, screening, and talk to initiate a conversation examining the performative role of language in our society, how words can be used to combat the imposition of power and play an essential part in activism, denouncement, inclusion, and policy making.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864334360349276/


[Photo by Charlene Stevens]

Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
SUN, October 14th, 2 – 6 PM
Along 14th Street, from Ave C to the Hudson River, NYC

“The Picnic: Harvest of the Zephyr” is a durational performance which will take place along 14th Street sidewalks beginning near Ave C by Campos Plaza 1, taking a break at Union Square Park, and culminating in a picnic with the public at 14th Street Park (10th Ave) as part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/


Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, Oct 20 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 Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659252443873



First posted: Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

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