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Desire Lines: Lecture
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Desire Lines: Lecture

In this expanded lecture involving live demonstration, archival video, and guided exercises, choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener explore the improvisational practices and provisional methods of archiving that underlie their unfolding and iterative project, Desire Lines. This is the second event in Embodied Scores: Methods of Archiving, a series of collaborative lectures organized by Cori Olinghouse on behalf of The Portal (Portal) with Shona Masarin.

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Practices for Slow Encounters
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Practices for Slow Encounters

In this performative lecture, artists Jules Rosskam and Cori Olinghouse bring their respective forms of documentary filmmaking and performance/archives into conversation asking, “How do we look with the body, not at the body?” This is the third and final event in Embodied Scores: Methods of Archiving, a series of collaborative lectures organized by Cori Olinghouse on behalf of The Portal (Portal) with Shona Masarin.

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Method as Trace
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Method as Trace

In a conversation about different approaches and methods of working with archives, Cori Olinghouse and Ann Butler develop a poetic lexicon and way of thinking around the archiving of curatorial projects, time-based media, and performance practices. This is the first event in Embodied Scores: Methods of Archiving, a series of collaborative lectures organized by Cori Olinghouse on behalf of The Portal (Portal) with Shona Masarin.

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Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison

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Exhibition Walk-through with Mo Kong and Steffani Jemison
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE

Please join CUE Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm for a public walk-through of Making A Stationary Rain On The North Pacific Ocean with artist Mo Kong and curator Steffani Jemison. Blurring fact and fiction, art and science, truth and near-truth, the artist turns the gallery into an immersive installation exploring a not-so-distant future in which China and the United States are in the midst of a political Cold War, echoed externally by an atmospheric antagonism rendered by climate change that has turned China and the U.S. into the hot and cold centers of the world.

Kong and Jemison will be available for questions after the walk-through.

Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher born and raised in Shanxi, China, and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had solo exhibitions at Artericambi Gallery, Verona and Chashama, NY, and his work has been included in exhibitions at the Queens Museum, NY, and the RISD Museum, RI. He has participated in fellowships and residencies at the Triangle Arts Association, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MASS MoCA Studio Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, Gibney Performance Center, and Chashama. His work was featured in the book Brand New Art from China by Barbara Pollack and has been reviewed by Hyperallergic, the Wall Street International, The Round, and more.

Steffani Jemison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including MASS MoCA, Nottingham Contemporary, Jeu de Paume, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Drawing Center, LAXART, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. Her work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Kadist. Jemison has completed many artist residencies and fellowships, including the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University, Rauschenberg Residency, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Studio Museum in Harlem AIR, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Jemison holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University New Brunswick.

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Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through

Installation View of  Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum

Installation View of Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum Curatorial Walk-through
With curators Mira Dayal and Simon Wu
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7pm - 8pm
FREE


Please join CUE for a public walkthrough of Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum with curators Mira Dayal and Simon Wu on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm, during the final week of the exhibition. The curators will be available for questions after the walkthrough.

Formula 1 features work by Nikita Gale, Laurie Kang, and Amanda Turner Pohan. The curatorial premise began with a public invitation to submit formulas for “successful” works of contemporary art. For Formula 1, each artist produced new work partially in response to selected formulas from the call and partially as continuations of their past investigations.

 

#2: Goopy material + detritus + render-y still-life arrangement = new-agey post-capitalist commentary on waste/ecology

#5: personal data + visualization + surveillance society = abstract 2-d work

#10: Science + identity politics + live element = contemporary art

#43: (Artist Collaborators +/- Non-Artist Specialists +/- Non-Artist Non-Specialists) + Content from Multiple Diverse Disciplines + Performativity + An Institutional Frame = Artworks That Establish Both An Environment And A Logic of Relation To A Newly Self-Constituted Audience And By Opening Such A Space Hasten The Dissolution of Compromised Modes of Understanding

#51: architectural tools + collected ecological detritus = ecosystem-like sculpture

#68: v1 = source code; v2 = fragrance; v3 = prosthesis; v4 = time, sum = a body,
or approximation thereof

Step 1: Start
Step 2: Declare the variables v1, v2, v3, v4, and sum
Step 3: Divide v1 by v2, add to v3 multiplied by v4, and assign the result to sum,
i.e. sum = (v1/v2) + (v3*v4)
Step 4: Display sum
Step 5: Stop

Figure 1. Formulas 2, 5, 10, 43, 51, and 68. Contributions from Seb Choe, Tyler Bohm, Rosary Solimanto, Nicholas Knight, Eleonor Botoman, and Amanda Turner Pohan.

 

The works that Gale, Kang, and Pohan proposed in response to these material relations help us reconceive of the relationships between the body, the self, and its containment. Gale, Kang, and Pohan pull this material and conceptual vocabulary apart to articulate a conception of the body, of flesh, as something adjacent to, possessed by, or absent from architectural, bureaucratic, and technological structures.

Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum is on view at CUE through May 8.

Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Art Criticism, co-curator of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, and an assistant editor at Artforum. Her recent curatorial projects have included “Captions from and toward Correspondence” at SOHO20, Brooklyn; “rehearsal” at Crush Curatorial, Amagansett (co-curator); and “Consensus is an agreement between sense and sense” at 5-50 Gallery, Queens. Past exhibitions of her studio work include “Anagen” at Lubov, New York; “Object Intimacies” at NURTUREart, Brooklyn; “Material Metaphors” at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn; and “Volley” at Abrons Art Center, New York. She was recently in residence with Art in General in Brooklyn and previously in residence with A.I.R. Gallery on Governor’s Island. Her studio practice is concerned with language and materiality, structures and the body; she often works collaboratively.

Simon Wu is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Program Coordinator for the Racial Imaginary Institute and a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

Nikita Gale is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned her MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale’s practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects, or classes of objects and the ways these objects gesture towards very specific social and political histories. She uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems.

Laurie Kang is an artist living in Toronto. Kang has exhibited internationally at Interstate Projects and Topless, New York; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Cooper Cole, 8-11, The Loon, Gallery TPW, and Franz Kaka, Toronto; L’inconnue, Montreal; Carl Louie, London; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw; Raster Gallery, Warsaw; Camera Austria, Graz; and Tag Team, Bergen. She was recently artist-in-residence at Rupert, Vilnius; Tag Team, Bergen; The Banff Centre, Alberta; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Amanda Turner Pohan’s work examines the slippage between digital and physical embodiment, using the body’s complicated relationship to technology as source material. Installations featuring sculpture, scent, sound, video, and performance attempt to unpack the definition of gender as well as the definition of a body—what it is to be assigned or assumed, blurring the physical and conceptual limitations of each. If our electronic devices and online identities are extensions of the self, what do they nevertheless demand or inhibit, what do they make available to the senses, and what do they allow or deny the body?

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En Vivo y En Directo
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

En Vivo y En Directo

Camilo Godoy will transform CUE into a television studio to host and live broadcast a news variety show during the course of his solo exhibition, En Vivo y En Directo. Also titled En Vivo y En Directo, this broadcast will bring together artists, writers, performers, and activists to perform and discuss news stories, historical events, and political issues in a multitude of languages and mediums.

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Relevant Content II: A panel presentation and discussion on design
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Relevant Content II: A panel presentation and discussion on design

Relevant Content is a series of workshops for artists, curators, and designers that challenges participants’ understanding of the role of design in the development of artistic narrative. For the second event in the Relevant Content series, Joshua Hauth, Eva Bochem-Shur, Erik Freer, and Simon Wu will meet to discuss spatial and contextual thinking, documentation and editing, professional presentation, and the convergence of design and artistic practices.

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En Vivo y En Directo
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

En Vivo y En Directo

Camilo Godoy will transform CUE into a television studio to host and live broadcast a news variety show during the course of his solo exhibition, En Vivo y En Directo. Also titled En Vivo y En Directo, this broadcast will bring together artists, writers, performers, and activists to perform and discuss news stories, historical events, and political issues in a multitude of languages and mediums.

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Get Paid: Wage and Benefits Negotiation for Cultural Workers
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Get Paid: Wage and Benefits Negotiation for Cultural Workers

Are you tired of feeling underpaid and undervalued? Ready to ask for a raise but not sure how? Looking for other ways to avoid burnout? This workshop will discuss steps to take toward thriving and give participants time and space to reflect on their current situation and strategize an approach that works for their context.

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Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover Closing Party and Reading
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover Closing Party and Reading

Please join us for a closing party and reading for Cal Siegel: I am the box no roof can cover. April Freely, poet, essayist, and author of the accompanying exhibition catalogue essay "First There’s Play, Then There’s Trouble,” will read new work; and artist Chris Domenick will read from a poem made from rubbings taken all over the United States.

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Again...The Lumpen-Headache
Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

Again...The Lumpen-Headache

Participants in “Again…The Lumpen Headache” will be enlisted in the analysis and co-recreation of a set of meetings that marked the end of the art journal The Fox along with the New York section of the artist collective Art & Language in 1976, taking part in the conversations as one of the interlocutors and actively contributing towards the staging of a group reading.

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Release Celebration: The Book of Everyday Instruction by Chloë Bass
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Release Celebration: The Book of Everyday Instruction by Chloë Bass

Join the Operating System and CUE Art Foundation for a very special evening celebrating the release of The Book of Everyday Instruction by artist Chloë Bass. Hosted by OS Creative Director and Founder, Elæ Maga [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson], with performances/readings from the artist, Bill Dietz, and other special guests TBA!

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Righteous Rage: Using Anger as a Tool to Fuel Equity in Arts Management

During this workshop, Monica Montgomery and Janelle Naomi Rouse will explore a variety of strategies to fuel our contentious feelings around arts administration, to cultivate empathy, advocate action, and speak out against pervasive narratives of injustice in the cultural institutions we work in and around.

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Open Call: Formula 1
Sep
15
12:00 AM00:00

Open Call: Formula 1

CUE Curatorial Fellows Simon Wu and Mira Dayal have extended the open call to artists, curators, thinkers, and cultural producers to submit formulas for successful works of contemporary art. Selected formulas will be used to commission an exhibition of new work, entitled Formula 1, at CUE Art Foundation this spring. Submit your formula here by September 15th, 2018. 

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TRANSPARENCY Opening Reception
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

TRANSPARENCY Opening Reception

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Join us on August 2 to celebrate the opening of the second annual Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council Exhibition, hosted by CUE Art Foundation. Entitled TRANSPARENCY, this exhibition features work by 15 artists who are alumni of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Art Education Program. Alumni were challenged to consider the theme of "transparency," traversing the many meanings of the word, and contribute work within the theme that highlights their talents and pushes the bounds of their practices as young artists. The resulting exhibition ranges in content from interpersonal intimacy to sociopolitical tragedy. 

On view:
August 2–17, 2018
CUE Art Foundation, 137 West 25th Street, NYC

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday
10am–5:30pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 2
6:00–8:00pm 

Closing Reception
and Artist Talk:

Friday, August 17
5:00–8:00pm 

Exhibiting artists:

Luis Cuesta
Darren Dempster
Nicky Draven
Joseph Gonzalez
Amari “Mars” Jones
Megan Pasko
Auden Price-Dillon
Noelani Renderos
Kevin Rijo
Angelica Santiago
Alannah Sears
Sada Spence
Lobsang Tsewang
Nicolas Umpierrez
Jennifer Villa


 

About the Joan Mitchell Foundation

The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell by expanding awareness of her pioneering work and fulfilling her wish to support and provide opportunities for visual artists. Through grants, residencies, and related initiatives, the Foundation advances the work of today's artists and amplifies their essential contributions to communities around the world.
 
The Foundation's grant programs include the Painters & Sculptors Grants, Emerging Artist Grants, and Emergency Grants, all of which provide recipients with unrestricted funds. Its New Orleans-based Joan Mitchell Center hosts residencies for national and local artists, as well as public programs such as artist talks and open studio events that encourage dialogue and exchange with the local community. The Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative provides free and essential resources to help artists of all ages organize, document, and manage their artworks and careers. Together, these programs, along with additional professional support services, actively engage with working artists as they develop and expand their practices. Learn more at joanmitchellfoundation.org.


About the JMF Alumni Council

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council is a program for former Art Education Program (AEP) alumni artists between the ages of 18-25, who are seeking professional development and community involvement. The program brings together young adult alumni to provide fellow alumni participants and partnering organizations an engaging community experience, which is geared to develop, support, and encourage young aspiring artists to express their artistic voice. The program creates a leadership venue for the Foundation's AEP alumni and provides an opportunity for empowering young artists to develop a creative and supportive networking community.

 

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Radical Plastic: Methods 3 Issue Launch
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Plastic: Methods 3 Issue Launch

Join us in launching the third issue of Methods, a contraceptive catalog, published by Leisure Press in solidarity with Planned Parenthood New York. Methods is a fertile ground for conversation about reproductive rights, consisting of contraceptive ads by artists and designers as well as a series of interviews with activists. Issues are $20 each with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood New York.

Organized by Ria Roberts in conjunction with Radical Plastic, on view at CUE July 16 - August 20, 2016.

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Radical Plastic: WellMan Launch
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Plastic: WellMan Launch

We are thrilled to invite you to the official launch of WellMan, the purveyors of a healthy and holistic lifestyle for the everyperson. Integrating the mindfulness of meditation and the energetic practice of qi gong, WellMan offers classes, clinics and opportunities to attune awareness and cultivate intuition while unblocking and moving internal energies.

The WellMan launch event will celebrate the emergence of the WellMan image as a brand, a personality, and a useful product of contemporary lifestyle culture. In keeping with the WellMan mission to help people help themselves, the event will offer free trials of services that WellMan provides including one-on-one consultations, class demonstrations, unique gifts, and much more.

WellMan is Laurel Atwell and Tess Dworman. This friendship-cum-institution blends the teaching practices of both artists, who study wellness and well-being in tandem with the creation of their artistic works. Atwell and Dworman are performers, choreographers, and collaborators who have created many performance works together and individually since they met in 2012. For more information on WellMan, visit www.wellman.space

Organized by Ria Roberts in conjunction with Radical Plastic, on view at CUE July 16 - August 20, 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/28QyiAi

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PLAY&GROUP 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets
Jan
30
11:00 AM11:00

PLAY&GROUP 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets

This event has been postponed until next Saturday, January 30th at 11AM due to the weekend's blizzard forecast. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PLAY&GROUP 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - POSTPONED until Saturday, January 30
Time: 11am – 12.30pm        
Admission $5 per family, TICKETS HERE
FREE for members* To become a member, click
here. *Members must RSVP to admin@cueartfoundation.org.

Artists with children are invited to an indoor January picnic at the CUE Art Foundation, with music performed by New York composer, artist, and dad, Ithai Benjamin.

Following the performance will be a brief interview and discussion with Benjamin and artist Rebeca Raney on the continuation of their studio practice while parenting, including participation in extended residencies with families.

Refreshments will be served. All children are welcome. Bring a blanket and join us!

Presented by CUE Art Foundation and the Center for Parenting Artists.

Ithai Benjamin is a New York City-based composer, performer and engineer. He makes dolls, puppets, robots, colorful instruments and interactive installations and uses technology and animation to tell stories that are otherwise impossible to tell. His work has been published in Make Magazine and the book Handmade Electronic Music. His band of robotic puppets "The Princes of Persuasion" have performed at Exit Art, The Tank, the 2010 New York Fringe Festival, Cameo Gallery, 92YTribeca and more. Ithai teaches the class Puppets and Performing Objects at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Rebeca Raney is a New York City-based artist who creates drawings and sculptures in her Brooklyn studio. Rebeca’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and Miami. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. In addition to her fine art practice, she is the Director of Education for Frieze and teaches art to teens through the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She collaborated with the fashion retailer Madewell for Rebeca Raney x Madewell, a capsule collection consisting of cashmere sweaters, jewelry, hand-painted leather bags, and scarves featuring the artist’s signature drawings. Rebeca has also been featured in The New York Times and Brooklyn Magazine among numerous other publications.

The Center for Parenting Artists is a weblog and online community working to support and encourage the simultaneous practice of creative work and family life. The group is based in New York and represents creative professionals and collectives from all fields, across the US.

Follow Center for Parenting Artists on Twitter and Instagram @ParentingArtist!

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