Dac Opening This Friday in Dumbo!




Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
as part of the Dumbo Arts Festival
September 24-26, 2010

Location: ILX space, 112 Water Street, ground floor (between Washington and Adams)

Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy return to DAF with an mind-blowing selection of contemporary video art from over 15 countries! Highlights include Pavel Medvedev’s <http://www.videodumbo.org/10-since-youve-been-gone.html> new found footage masterpiece ASCENSION (composed entirely out of Russian space program footage) and live projector performances by Sandra Gibson and Luis Reocder (NY) <http://www.videodumbo.org/10-projector-performances.html> and Alex MacKenzie (Vancouver) <http://www.videodumbo.org/10-projector-performances.html> . On Sunday there will be a DVD release <http://www.videodumbo.org/10-ETC-EAI-DVD.html> for the 40th anniversary of Experimental TV Center accompanied by a special program from Electronic Art Intermix, guest curated by Rebecca Cleman.

Don’t miss the opening reception <http://www.videodumbo.org/10-video-installations.html> featuring a surprise performance and video installations by Kristin Lucas, Adam Leech, Hans op de Beek, Rimas Sakalauskas, Lara Kohl and David Krippendorff.

Full schedule of events available at http://www.videodumbo.org <http://videodumbo.org/10-festival-program.html> .

Want a behind-the-scenes look? Want to make sure you don’t miss a second of video? It’s not too late to get involved as a video_dumbo volunteer! Reply to this email or send a message to press@dumboartscenter.org to sign up.



Reina Kubota and Hang Xu
September 24 – November 14, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, September 24, 2010, 6-9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7PM

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12-6 PM
Directions: F train to York Street, A/C train to High Street, B61 bus to York and Gold Streets

Reina Kubota and Hang Xu have created a complex maze comprised of thousands of cardboard boxes. In this ambitious installation, visitors will get lost in order to find themselves.

DAC will be participating in the Two Trees sponsored First Thursday gallery walk from 6:30-8:30PM on Thursday, October 7, 2010.




DAC is pleased to participate in a year-long effort to better understand the audiences that visit and participate in our DUMBO arts and culture scene. Creativity abounds in our neighborhood from the people who live and work here to the artists, galleries, organizations, performance spaces, cultural series, weekend festivals and creative industries.

Whether you are an avid consumer of DUMBO arts or just interested to share your views, please take 5 minutes to complete an online arts survey.

Complete the survey <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V3BLYLY> and be entered to win the newest model iPod Nano!

In addition to taking the survey, please email info@dumbonyc.org if you would like to be kept informed about the Arts Research and how we are working to attract even more of an audience for our cultural events and venues.



Conceived by Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman.
Curatorial Team includes Herb Tam, Lauren Rosati, Papo Colo, and Jeanette Ingberman.

Alternative Histories is a history of New York City alternative art spaces and projects since the 1960s. Through audio interviews with founders and key staff, a reading room of magazines and publications, documentation, ephemera and narrative descriptions, the exhibition will tell the story of pioneering spaces – like P.S.1, Artists Space, Fashion Moda, Taller Boricua, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, 112 Greene Street, White Columns, Creative Time, Electronic Arts Intermix, Anthology Film Archives, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Just Above Midtown, and many more – as well as document a new generation of alternative projects such as Live With Animals, Fake Estate, Apartment Show, Pocket Utopia, Cleopatra’s, English Kills Art Gallery, Triple Candie, Esopus Space, and others.

DAC is proud to be included in this important history! For more information please visit http://www.exitart.org. <http://exitart.org>

Dumbo Arts Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public registered charity, supported in part, by public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. This organization receives additional funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Dedalus Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and The Cowles Charitable Trust. DAC would also like to gratefully acknowledge the Walentas Family and Two Trees Management Co. LLC for their generous donation of gallery, studio, and office space.

Dumbo Arts Center (DAC)
30 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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