December 8: 6pm -10pm
Each year in December we host a fundraiser for Open Source Gallery.
This year’s fundraiser will include an art auction, which artist Miho Suzuki has initiated. All proceeds from the art auction will go to Open Source’s general fund, which allows us to provide year-round exhibitions, lectures, and events for the public.
This year’s fundraiser will be on December 8, 2013.
6pm: Doors open, bidding starts.
7pm: Dinner starts, bidding continues.
Tickets are $40.00 with dinner and drinks included.
RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following artists have donated work:
images of some of the artwork
Thursday Oct 24th, 6-9pm
Come along to the Identity Workshop on Oct 24th at Open Source Gallery!
idBrooklyn is a large-scale design project aimed at creating the graphic identity of Brooklyn through your participation.
An idBrooklyn workshop is an informal group exploration of what Brooklyn means to you. Anything goes. A song, a childhood memory, an anecdote from this morning, a joke, a doodle—there’s no wrong answer.
As Brooklynites and Brooklyn-lovers, idBrooklyn wants to tap into the borough´s pulse and make it the world’s first community branded by participatory design. There goal is to create simple and attractive icons that will visually explain the unique cultural facets of Brooklyn. They want this graphic identity to be something enjoyed by all, not an abstract logo that says nothing and that nobody can relate with.
idBrooklyn is a group of artists and icon-designers who also happen to be branding professionals. They are experts in iconic and cultural branding and have designed for everything from the iconic identity of Argentina the cultural identity of Berlin.
Photo by Miho Suzuki
Miho Suzuki’s sentiment of ‘kids at play’ and ‘spontaneous theater’ are the concepts behind “me, us, (play)”. Theater and performance is deeply rooted in a sense of play. Such processes like Drama in Education tap into the notion that play is considered a significant learning medium for children, with effects seen in literacy development and social interactions. This live performance merges and diverges from the exhibition ‘Our Children Today’. The performers re-create Suzuki’s images from the book in real time. They aim to tap into the spontaneous playful worlds of children by exploring how these worlds are inhabited by adults. The notion of spontaneity is explored in real time. Yet the contradiction is that the sense of play is contrived for the theatrical event.
Our question then is, how is the “play” interpreted when it is performed by adults?
In Conjunction with Our Children Today Margaret Leng Tan will give a concert on toy piano and toy instruments on Friday, October 18th at 7.30 pm. Don’t miss this unique performance by Park Slope resident and “queen of the toy piano” (The New York Times)!
Suggested donation is $15 at the door. For reservations please email email@example.com with the subject line: Margaret Leng Tan
Photo by Michael Dames
Margaret Leng Tan has established herself as a major force within the American avant-garde as a visionary pianist whose work sidesteps perceived artificial boundaries within the usual concert experience and creates a new level of communication with listeners.
Embracing aspects of theater, choreography, performance and even “props” such as the teapot she “plays” in Alvin Lucier’s Nothing is Real, Tan has brought to the avant-garde, a measure of good old-fashioned showmanship tempered with a disciplinary rigor inherited from her mentor John Cage. This has won Tan acceptance far beyond the norm for performers of avant-garde music, as she is regularly featured at international festivals, records often for adventurous labels such as Mode and New Albion and has appeared on American public television, at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
The collaboration between Margaret Leng Tan’s toy piano performance and Miho Suzuki’s photography is meant to create a surreal and nostalgic experience that will touch the audience as they are swept away by the magic of the toy piano.
Nicole Hefner Callihan
and special guest youth poet:
Hosted by: Scott Adkins
October 26th and 27th: 2-6pm
Performance/play with participants on Halloween, Location to be determined.
Workshop with Children 8-50 years old. Maximum 8 kids.
Free, but RSV with subject line “The Tittanno Beast vs The Super Force”.
The collective known as “The Tittanno Beast vs The Super Force” will be offering a monster and robot costume making workshop. We will help those who are participating in the workshop to create monster and robot costumes that are influenced by Japanese Giant monster movies, Power Rangers, and Japanese animation made from cardboard and other recycled materials. The costume making workshop will take place both the Saturday and the Sunday before Halloween. The participants are invited to be involved in a street performance involving the costumes that we have created and noise making sonic swords that are created by Ethan Crenson which will take place around at 8 pm on Halloween night.
August 17th – 18th
Opening Reception: 7,30 PM
Gallery hours during the weekend: 12 to 8PM
eL Paper Magazine is pleased to invite you to its special activities during The DE-Tour show at Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn.
Following the concept of drifting, as proposed by Situationist thinker and writer Guy Debord, (e)L Paper Magazine invited artists, writers, architects, and photographers to undertake their own detours (alone, or in groups of two or three), leaving behind routines and daily obligations. Remnants of this experiences have been displayed in the magazine and will be shown in the exhibition.
Saturday, August 17th
4,30 PM. Sketchwalk. New York Urban Sketchers Walk led by landscape architect Richard Alomar. Bring your pens and notebooks.
7,30 PM Opening of the DE-Tour exhibition show and magazine release. Artworks by Alyssa Casey, Iliana García, Itzy Ramírez, James Prez, Janna Dyk/Meaghan Ritchey/Cein Watson, José María Ibañez, Kentaro Fujioka, Macarena Jofré & Danilo Osorio, Marie Christine Katz, Matti Havens & Billy Friebele, Miguel Luciano, Priscilla Stadler, Susan Rippberger.
Reception to follow with:
“Drifting through Concrete”, performance by Susan Rippberger.
And a monologue reading by Jason Wachtelhausen.
Sunday, August 18th
2 to 7PM, bookbinding workshop
All the activities are free and open to the community and will take place at Open Source
CLOSING RECEPTION: August 16, 7-9pm
Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave., 12th Floor, Studio D
chashama storefront at 266 West 37th Street
July 24 — August 11
On view 10am-6pm, 7 days a week with live performance 10am-6pm, Wed. – Sat.
James Leonard is man adrift. This summer, the Brooklyn artist will present “A Kiss For Luck,” a slow- moving performance with its pylons sunk deep in the seabed of collective cultural anxiety. Leonard will embark on his voyage at the chashama storefront at 266 West 37th Street, from July 24 through August 11. The artist will perform 10am-6pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
Unmoored from the heavy cynicism endemic to his generation, Leonard’s work is both displaced in time and a displacement of time. “A Kiss For Luck” channels the rigorous discipline-object of a thor- ough contemporary performance work into a sly poetics of erosion all his own. Simultaneously mourn- ful and transcendent, Leonard’s inevitable, intimate annihilation of a wooden boat, taking place at the height of summer sweltering season, serves both as a long quiet moment of collective solitude and the fevered zenith of a clarion call. Possessing an earnestness rare and a simplicity exquisite, “A Kiss For Luck” delivers a heraldic gesture for a new age on a damaged planet.
Over the three week duration, James and his boat will develop a mutually destructive relationship. The artist will sit in his project every day, diligently carving away at it until it is no more than a sea of shavings. He will transform, and thus be transformed. The street level space, located near the inter- action of 37th Street and 8th Avenue will be passed by hundreds of pedestrians and tourists each day, permitting thousands of individuals to witness Leonard labor at his metamorphosis.
Leonard’s prior explorations with performance have contained a similar mix of staging and politics. He produced government-quality printed “Warbond” certificates, a prescient edition of fine art prints that anticipated the dawn of crowd-funding. His contact with securities printers regarding the project led to interference and a halting of the project by one Midwestern state’s Attorney General; eventually, after much legal wrangling, the certificates had to be printed overseas in England. A per- formance derived from the experience has enjoyed wide popularity since.
Last year, he created a large set of handmade cartonera covers for eL Paper, an underground publi- cation distributed throughout South America. These have been shown at the New York Art Books fair at PS1 MoMA as well as other independent publishing fairs in Santiago, Chile; Basel, Switzerland; and Rome, Italy.
Currently on exhibition at Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, New York is Leonard’s “Tear Sheet,” a seri- graph on tissue paper that doubles as wrapping material for other works purchased from the exhibi- tion. This playful bit of self-nullifying agitprop boldly admonishes customers with a “F*** YOU FOR BUYING ANYTHING” in big bold letters.
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This work is made possible through the generous support of chashama and Open Source Gallery. Special thanks extended to Martha Wilson for her support at the project’s inception.
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 13th, 2013 – 7pm-10pm
OPEN SOURCE GALLERY Bitbots Fundraiser with Drinks and Snacks.
The event will be a hands-on experience in which Monika will lead participants in making a moving sculpture using littleBits. We are very pleased to welcome Geof Lipman, littleBits’ Senior Electronics Engineer, to talk about their product. Watch a few BitBots samples, listen to Ayah Bdeir’s TED talk and view the littleBits MOMA window and their contest winners!
This is a special fundraising evening at which we would like to introduce our new after-school program called BitBots to the Open Source community. This program is now running at several public schools in Brooklyn and we are planning to expand it in September.
Thursday June 13th from 7-10pm
Open Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Admission: $40; Early registration for $35 until June 10th.
for a donation of $100 you will receive the littleBits teaser kit.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
Help Support Open Source!
The proceeds of this fundraiser will be the start of our capital campaign to winterize the gallery next year. We will keep you informed on the website of our progress.
Preferably, the kids will stay home for the evening so that the adults can totally immerse themselves in this creative experience.
Saturday, May 11th, 7pm
“PURE LAND”, a dance film in 3 parts by Nora Ruzsics, explores our complex relationship with nature, a relationship expressed in the tension between the spiritual and the physical. The title refers to the Buddha-field, or even an approximation to a spiritualized Christian vision of paradise, and a personal relationship to consciousness. During many hours spent in the woods, the dancer, Ms. Ruzsics, burrowed herself between the soil, the roots, and the subterranean fauna of the forest, thus attempting to become one with a world we all struggle to fully comprehend.
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Miho Suzuki: Our Children Today
We Know Not Exactly Where or How
Soap Box Derby 2013
Keith Miller: Trees
Andrea Ray: Utopians Dance
Margrethe Aanestad: Herein
David D’Ostilio: The Chopping Block
Stefanie Koseff: To The Deep
Michael Poetschko: Zona
Soup Kitchen 2012
Kathleen Vance: From the Woods
Nick Kline: Gilgo Beach
Soap Box Camp and Derby 2012
Patrick Cadenhead: Spring and Renewal
Felipe Mujica: One day this will NOT be yours
Between Mountain – part 2
Karl Spörk, Another Meeting
Leigh Davis: The Burrow (H.H.)
Evan Robarts and James Moore: the cave
Sara Bouchard: The News: Monday-Friday, Parts 1 & 2
Open Source 2011
Open Source Soup Kitchen
Jason Reppert: Parlor Tricks
Felipe Mujica: One Day This Will All Be Yours
Green Idea Pool
James Leonard – 927 Days at Sea
Soap Box Derby 2011
The Mobile-kitchen-table-cart on tour
riepl & co marianas trench discoveries inc
Naoe Suzuki and Dramahound Productions: Mi Tigre, My Lover
Raphaela Riepl: adorable steamed sea urchin
Allison Read Smith: Thugs
Open Source Gallery 2008-2010
Soup Kitchen 2010
Pirmin Hagen: First