This Fall Keep Your Eyes On the Water

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Source: untappedcities.com

Source: untappedcities.com

In late September More Art will be presenting their newest commission by internationally renowned artist Shimon Attie, Night Watch.

The project is a short film that brings center stage some of New York’s newest inhabitants: refugees and asylum seekers. Developed through research and collaboration with legal aid organizations such as Safe Passage and Immigration Equality, as well as community empowerment groups such as Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and RIF Asylum SupportNight Watch blends new media technologies with community-based engagement, creating a dramatic, resonant and powerful floating media installation. The project is set to travel the waters around New York City — a nod towards the city’s history as the American hub for newcomers, and a way to highlight the very same waterways that served as an integral passageway to the American dream of freedom and the pursuit of happiness for generations. 

Attie’s artistic practice includes creating immersive site-specific installations and public artworks in a wide variety of media, contexts, and communities as way to explore how contemporary media may be used to re-imagine new relationships between time, space, place and identity. In many of his projects, Attie has engaged local communities as a way of finding new courses for representing their history, memory, and potential futures. He places human connection at the center of his process, underlying the preciousness of bringing participants in and enlisting their support in the process. Ultimately he sees this project as being for the participants and the thousands of others they represent who have experienced similar situations.

Stay tuned for more information to come.

IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Source: mohs.dk

Source: mohs.dk

This special exhibition at Duckie Brown The Shop in the West Village features works by Chicano prisoners in prisons and penitentiaries in the American Southwest, who produce uniquely artistic drawings on cotton handkerchiefs.

Known as paños, these pocket-sized canvases are pictorial letters which carry messages from inmates to family and loved ones on the outside and to friends and associates within the prison system.

IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners

May 3—31, 2018
Opening Celebration: Tuesday, May 15, 6–8PM

Duckie Brown The Shop
321 West 13th Street #3A

Visits By Appointment
RSVP: theshop@duckiebrown.com

A generous portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will support More Art and Bryan Rodriguez Cambana’s upcoming public art project with incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.

Produced by Duckie Brown
Curated by Martha Henry Fine Art
Organized by John Ryan

Out of Thin Air: A Workshop

Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018

More Art and artist Sari Carel are hosting an educational workshop as part of a public sound project about breathing and air quality in New York City. We are inviting the public to help us rethink ideas about wellness and illness and to create improvisational sound recordings using our breath.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 24
11:00am-1:00pm

214 Sullivan Street, Ste 3D
New York, NY 10012

The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible.
RSVP:  samantha@moreart.org

We begin by working with Jessica Wolf, an Alexander Technique teacher, the creator of Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing, and Professor in the Practice of Acting at Yale School of Drama. Jessica’s work approaches the body and breath with a holistic perspective. In this workshop, you will learn about your respiratory system and identify physical habits that impact your health and wellbeing. She will teach you exercises to develop breathing coordination, and practices to integrate your body, breath, and mind to build resilience and equilibrium.

Second, through discussion and creative improvisation, participants will collaborate with the artist on the recording of our breathing sounds and then explore their audio and spatial qualities via playback and mixing in the studio. This process will generate material that will be used as part of an outdoor sound installation.

Staged in late Spring 2018 the installation will bring attention to air quality issues in New York City by juxtaposing sound recordings generated in the workshops against NYC’s built environment. The installation will include programming developed in collaboration with environmental justice and health organizations throughout the city.

Sari Carel is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Carel’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Artists Space, Dumbo Arts Festival, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York; LAX Art and Young Projects in Los Angeles; Tel Aviv University Gallery, and Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, and Locust Projects in Miami. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies, including AIR at the Stundars Museum, Finland; AIR Vienna; the ISCP Program, Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, and the LMCC Process Space on Governors Island in NY. Recent projects include Borrowed Light, a public art project in Sunset Park, Breach of Skin at Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, OR, and Earth and Sky at the Genia Schreiber University Gallery in Tel Aviv.

Jessica Wolf has been teaching the Alexander Technique for 40 years and is a Professor in the Practice of Acting at Yale School of Drama. She founded Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing, and created the first three-dimensional animation of the respiratory system. She coaches performing artists who appear on and off-Broadway, and in films and television. She travels internationally, giving workshops to performers, teachers, and healthcare providers.

MAKE MORE CHANGE WITH MORE ART

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Thank you for standing by artists and believing in the power public art has in inspiring social justice. Despite this year’s challenges, together we achieved many great things.

Help us grow our impact by donating today!

 

We have a lot to celebrate! In 2017:

  • We presented 9 free screenings of NYSFERATU by Andrea Mastrovito which reached over 2000 New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Hudson Valley. The animated film featured Spanish, Mandarin, Ukrainian, and Arabic translations and was honored at the Rome Film Festival this November.
  • Our community programs served 50 recent immigrants and English language learners from Bay Ridge to Flushing (and hailing from over a dozen home countries from Yemen to Mexico) with film studies and writing workshops that used the symbol of the vampire to talk about xenophobia today.
  • Clean Labor a new work of choreography by Brendan Fernandes in collaboration with Wythe Hotel cleaning staff, made visible the invisible migrant-powered labor force that supports our city.
  • Our Engaging Artists Fellows have worked directly with 450 community members in 4 boroughs around topics related to housing and anti-gentrification, to immigrant rights, and economic justice.
  • We expanded our team to include a new Artist & Community Programs Coordinator to broaden our ability to offer new professional development, education, exhibition, and project support opportunities to NYC artists and local communities, exemplified by the inspiring group show, Building Stories.
  • We have launched exciting new partnerships with social justice-focused organizations such as Safe Passage Project, Immigration Equality, and The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Center for Health Equity, to name only a few.

If you believe in the work we do at More Art, we ask you to consider making a contribution before the year ends. With your help we can continue to bring high-caliber public art projects and meaningful cultural programs to you in 2018 and beyond. We are already hard at work! Your generosity will directly support the work we do, and will let us know that the effort we make every day is worthwhile.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our most sincere wishes for a beautiful holiday season!

 

Thanks for Celebrating Halloween with Count Orlok

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

In honor of Andrea Mastrovito, the artist behind the film NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, More Art threw a Halloween Masquerade at The Box on Thursday, October 26th. The night was hosted by Miz Cracker, celebrated performer and writer. Performance by Marco Capelli, and live aerialists performing death-defying stunts.

To learn more about the film, please visit the project website.

Launch Party for New Alessi Limited Edition

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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More Art Launches a NEW Limited Edition with Andrea Mastrovito + Alessi

Join Us May 11th | 6-8pm

Alessi SoHo
130 Greene Street
NYC

RSVP TODAY!

First 10 in-store purchases receive 10% off
coupon: nysferatu