Bedroom as Canvas: "Unchaste Sanctuaries" & "Readjusted Scenery"
Apr
23
Apr 30

Bedroom as Canvas: "Unchaste Sanctuaries" & "Readjusted Scenery"

April 23-30, 2017
Opening reception Sunday April 23, 2017 7-10pm
With music performance 9-10pm by SKY WHITE TIGER
Closing reception Sunday april 30, 7-8pm
With with PhD Gemma Sharpe

Unchaste Sanctuaries by Hira Khan
It is not yours if it is everyone else’s

Bedrooms take up the role of a private space in a house. The artist shifts into a new room in a different country adapting to it as one’s private space. With traces and left overs of previous residents, Khan’s installation is a response to all that is stripped off from a personal space, through sculpture and text The bed elevates in its eerie grandeur while fungi grows in all transient states of the artists and New York City itself.

Hira Khan is a visual artist and a research coordinator at Vasl Artists’ Collective. She seeks to find closure with people and events in her life through material explorations in sculpture and self-empowerment. She holds a BFA from Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.

Blurring lines between fantasy and reality, Louis Schwadron took matters into his own paws, birthing psych-pop alter ego SKY WHITE TIGER. After a decade of writing, recording, performing as multi-instrumentalist with Radiohead, David Bowie, Elton John, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, The National, St. Vincent, and a batch of supporting US tour dates with Rufus Wainwright, Schwadron has completed a debut LP Electra an EP Child of Fire, and soon-be completed LP - Invisible City, for touring in 2017 and beyond. With a blend of acoustic, electronic and a touch of the cinematic, Sky White Tiger expands from solo to full band, performing on stages, art galleries, planetarium domes – fusing sound, light, and fantasy – transforming any space into the Tiger Realm of the endless imagination.

Gemma Sharpe is a writer and PhD candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation examines the display and reception of Pakistani art internationally between Independence and the 1990s. She has worked for Afterall, Gasworks, and the Triangle Network in London and she has an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmiths (2010). Between 2011 and 2014 she was based in Karachi, Pakistan, where she taught at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and worked as a Coordinator at Vasl Artists’ Collective.
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Readjusted Scenery
Familiar Alien

Robert Fan, Artist/Filmmaker & Suthidee Best Piyayothin, Artist/Researcher

The contemporary visual identity of Asia has always been a mix of popular culture and the colonial history. Orientalism not only creates stereotypes for the Western but it also influences the way people of Asia see themselves. Being portrayed as the unfamiliar, the unfamiliar becomes normality in time. 

Fan’s home country Taiwan has been colonized several times whereas Piyayothin’ Thailand has never been so. As Taiwan tries to establish its visual culture against all the colonial influence, Thailand deals with another force, that of the media culture, especially that of the US. For a change, Fan’s and Piyayothin’s installation presents their imagined scenery of NYC.

The Hollows Performance Studio: "Image of the Sound" & "Addendum"
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Hollows Performance Studio: "Image of the Sound" & "Addendum"

"ADDENDUM" by Ali Perkins
Two sessions
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Duration: ~40 mins

Addendum utilizes an uncharacteristic combination of movement, text, video, and music to contextualize and confront systems of communication. Inspired by old school acting techniques and theory from both American and Russian traditions, five actors use their varied real life actor training as platform to discuss and explore the effectiveness of language, and the power dynamics embedded within modes of communication. As parallels emerge between the actor and the non actor, the scripted text and the unscripted text, levels of performance are simultaneously created and blurred onstage. After the lip sync battle and Chekhov monologues, after the contemporary silent film remake and the repetitive audition, the audience is left exactly where the process began; deciding whether our words have meaning, and if they do, how best can they be communicated.
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"IMAGE OF THE SOUND" by Juecheng Chen
8:00 pm
Duration : ~50mins

Early music is by nature an art form that is polished, rehearsed and controlled to the most delicate element to fit the composer’s vision and range of emotions. Beatboxing, by comparison is highly improvisational and reliant on the rhythm of the moment. In this idea, the two elements combine but they do not change each other intrinsically. Instead, they take turns in creating and redefining the expectation. The Cantonese countertenor Juecheng Chen, together with the award-winning beatboxer Gene Shinozaki, the guitarist Matt Leece and the visual designer Ventiko will present to you the image of the sound.

The Hollows Filmhouse: "roygbiv" by Gonzalo Galetto
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

The Hollows Filmhouse: "roygbiv" by Gonzalo Galetto

The Hollows Filmhouse presents
April resident Gonzalo Galetto's "roygbiv"

Saturday April 29, 2017
8:00 pm
The Hollows
Fillmaker and cast will be present. 

"roygbiv" is a short film exploring the boundaries, expressions and exchanges in personal relationships. In collaborative form, Gonzalo Galetto and the cast created scenes and wrote scripts together that were based on dialogues on relationship experiences and affection. 

Cast:
Chris Miele
Hira Kahn
Piril Gunduz
Deborah Harzenmoser
Filip Dingerkus
Robert Fan
Best Piyayothin
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Gonzalo Galetto is an Argentine born artist based in Miami, Florida. He works across disciplines using sound, text, and moving images to reflect on ways in which we relate to environments and each other. He is interested in the extent of influence that memory and perception have in our relations and the effect that they have in experiences. Focusing on movement and interaction, he observes how affect and thought alter the types of contact we make and relationships we have.

EXHIBITION: MELD
Jul
13
Aug 13

EXHIBITION: MELD

In a wide range of media, the exhibition deals works that meld inside and outside. Transparency in physical and digital forms.

INSTALLATION: CD SHOPPING
Sep
7
Sep 10

INSTALLATION: CD SHOPPING

Wander around the rooms of preadolescent girls full with real life anecdotes, of women born in late 80’s.

Nighttime at The Hollows Dance series: INCREMENTATIONS                 MARCH - JUNE
Oct
6
9:00 pm21:00

Nighttime at The Hollows Dance series: INCREMENTATIONS MARCH - JUNE

Weekly, Fridays 9-10pm

For variations in performance, obsessions for sound tracks and incremental graduations in the physical. 

Through consecutive improvisations and routines, how to affect gradual perfections of body’s performance through merging affectual dance movements drawing from Eastern, Western and Southern wisdoms? For Incrementations, dancer/curator Pırıl Gündüz is collaborating with 4 female individuals, from varying age groups, who have developed their unique practices and have mastered ancient techniques, for a participatory dance performance on Friday nights from 9-10pm with 10 acts, in which performing together reveals different strengths of each woman’s built muscles in accordance with their bodily backgrounds. Narrowly defined subsets of sound tracks and bodily focus areas allow the viewer to draw on the micro yet substantial differences among each dancer’s bodily intelligence and the perpetuating ways they connect to and make use of the repeating style of selected dance tracks.

 

EXHIBITION: MINOR
Dec
14
Jan 14

EXHIBITION: MINOR

Individual structures that resist the main stream

Art: Hannah Höch

EXHIBITION: NEOLITHIC
Mar
8
Apr 8

EXHIBITION: NEOLITHIC

Ways of sedentary in the age globalism, digitalism, terror, VR

ART: Andrea Zittel, A-Z West

EXHIBITION: HEALING
May
3
Jun 3

EXHIBITION: HEALING

Arts whose media and form are body, mind and soul

Photo of Yamuna Zeka, of Yamuna Body Rolling

EXHIBITION: SYNTHETIC HANDICRAFTED
Sep
14
Oct 14

EXHIBITION: SYNTHETIC HANDICRAFTED

Using contemporary materials, The Hollows artists use labor-intensive traditional techniques to create arts, crafts and furniture

Art: Anonymous, Mother of Pearl Inlay, 16th century


The Hollows Performance Studio: "Mattress" & "Pressing On"
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Hollows Performance Studio: "Mattress" & "Pressing On"

PRESSING ON

7:00 pm
Duration: ~40 mins

"Pressing On", examines different reactions to the idea of "human thrownness. We do not ask to live, yet we are destined to die. The initial momentum created by our toss into existence propels us in our march toward death. People handle this knowledge in different ways, and thus interact with one another differently. 
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MATTRESS

Two sessions
8:00 pm
9:15 pm
Taking place on two floors of The Hollows townhouse
Duration: ~75 min

"Mattress" is a dance-theater work conceived by Ashley Robicheaux which follows the experiences of 5 different performers growing older inside of a historic brownstone in Williamsburg. We perform with our bodies and our voices the narratives which we have truly lived, the stories that are nothing other than our own and that draw from the performers honest and subconscious realities. We use the mattresses as a platform to further explore our movement possibilities as we move through time, unveiling dreams, finding flight, and becoming who we are today.

The Hollows Performance Studio: "Image of the Sound" & "Mattress"
Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

The Hollows Performance Studio: "Image of the Sound" & "Mattress"

"IMAGE OF THE SOUND" by Juecheng Chen
7 pm
Duration : ~45 mins

Early music is by nature an art form that is polished, rehearsed and controlled to the most delicate element to fit the composer’s vision and range of emotions. Beatboxing, by comparison is highly improvisational and reliant on the rhythm of the moment. In this idea, the two elements combine but they do not change each other intrinsically. Instead, they take turns in creating and redefining the expectation. The Cantonese countertenor Juecheng Chen, together with the award-winning beatboxer Gene Shinozaki, the guitarist Matt Leece and the visual designer Ventiko will present to you the image of the sound.

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"MATTRESS" by Ashley Robicheaux & Artists
Two sessions
8 pm
9:15 pm

Taking place on two floors of The Hollows townhouse
Duration: ~75 min

"Mattress" is a dance-theater work conceived by Ashley Robicheaux which follows the experiences of 5 different performers growing older inside of a historic brownstone in Williamsburg. We perform with our bodies and our voices the narratives which we have truly lived, the stories that are nothing other than our own and that draw from the performers honest and subconscious realities. We use the mattresses as a platform to further explore our movement possibilities as we move through time, unveiling dreams, finding flight, and becoming who we are today.

The Hollows: Performance Studio- Juecheng Chen, Ashley Robicheaux & Artists, and tedted Performance Group
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

The Hollows: Performance Studio- Juecheng Chen, Ashley Robicheaux & Artists, and tedted Performance Group

7pm
Juecheng Chen and Ventiko: Interaction with the Sound Baroque Music
The attitude of Baroque music married with today's swagger. Type to be heard

8pm
Ashley Robicheaux & Artists: Mattress | Dance theater
Personal experiences transform into movement based explorations in dance and theater.

9pm
tedted Performance Group: Pressing On | Performance
An examination of the multifaceted reaction to existence. Thrown into time and existence, we must grapple with the understanding that one day, we must all die.

 

The Hollows- 151 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

LIMITED CAPACITY | Click here to reserve your spot

The Hollows Filmhouse: One hour screening, Two Films
Mar
4
9:00 pm21:00

The Hollows Filmhouse: One hour screening, Two Films

Saturday, March 4th, 9-10pm
The Hollows 151 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

Join us for the screening of two films that inspire our new resident filmmaker Robert Fan before he starts his own production "Tourist" at The Hollows. The filmmaker will be present to talk about the points that inspire him and also ollaboration opportunities. ACTORS needed. 


Wavelength 00:42:57 min
Hua-Shan-Qiang 00:21:08 min

Please RSVP at hello@hollows.info

The Hollows Filmhouse: Robert Fan- "Tourist"
Mar
4
Mar 25

The Hollows Filmhouse: Robert Fan- "Tourist"

+ The Hollows Filmhouse: Robert Fan- "Tourist"

March 4th-March 25th

Weekly event, Saturdays 8:00-9:00 pm

 

Witness pre-production, partake in the making of, and wander throughout the sets of movies that are shot at The Hollows Townhouse. This iteration will follow resident filmmaker Robert Fan in the creation of his upcoming film, "Tourist."

4 sessions-

Week 1, March 4th: Robert Fan screens his favorites. Serves as briefing, study, brainstorming, thinking out loud
Week 2, March 11th: Auditions for "Tourist"
Week 3, March 12th-21st: Shooting of Film
Week 4, March 25th: Final Screening of "Tourist"

The Hollows- 151 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

Please RSVP at hello@hollows.info

Room as Canvas: January 2017- "We All Play-Act" by Rebecca Louise Tiernan
Jan
27
Jan 30

Room as Canvas: January 2017- "We All Play-Act" by Rebecca Louise Tiernan

Event Hours: 
Friday, Jan 27 - Sunday Jan 30, 2017 2-6pm .
Opening reception: Friday, Jan 27, 6-8pm

‘We All Play-Act’ (2017) is a triadic video installation illuminating the contradictions between outward and inward personas, based on the methodologies of sociologist Erving Goffman. On display is an ordinary living room of an ambiguous person’s apartment. Within it, ornamental televisions are placed around the room showing videos depicting the character’s "truer" self. These videos portray the ambiguous owner of the living room acting out a series of provocative performances that look and feel as though s/he had recorded them by and for their self. The stark contrast between the mundane environment and the overt flamboyant aesthetic and acts within the videos reference the paradoxes of being’s oneself publicly and intimately, especially when one’s personal space is on display. The use of dated televisions and the invisibility of any current technology, is to accentuate Goffman’s idea that ‘our identities are expressed through performances in social interactions’; for our social interactions have now transpired to when we are alone, still on a stage and still interacting with other actors from other screens.

Rebecca Louise Tiernan is a U.K. born film and video artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has exhibited her works internationally in festivals and galleries since 2010. 

Meddling between ideas of persona, femininity and conflict, Tiernan’s work often highlights the social and individual contradictions imposed upon muliebrity. By fluctuating between film and video formats, installations and experimental narratives, Tiernan seeks to show the histories of how nuanced these contradictions are by either reversing the roles of gender or highlighting the effect of trauma.

SOUND PORTAL @ THE HOLLOWS: SOUND VIBRATION THERAPY / SOUND-BATH MEDITATION
Jan
26
8:00 pm20:00

SOUND PORTAL @ THE HOLLOWS: SOUND VIBRATION THERAPY / SOUND-BATH MEDITATION

Thursday January 12th - [Full Moon "SOUND PORTAL" Soundbath @ The Hollows] 8p-9:30p

Thursday January 26th [Nueva Luna "SOUND PORTAL" Soundbath @ The Hollows] 8p-9:30p

Sound vibration therapy by Sunny Quetzalcoatl, Sound Alchemist. Offering a magical, multi-sensory stimulation meditation to the sounds of Gongs, Didgeridoo, Native American flute, Buffalo drum, Maya & Aztec winds, Japanese wind chimes, Tibetan brass singing bowls, Crown chakra attuned crystal singing bowl, Quetzalcoatl serpent rattle, Thunder tube, Monsoon rainmaker, animal sound makers, binaural beats and more! 

Limited capacity of 15 people for each session.

Tickets available here.

Anqi Huang: riKEA
Jan
19
Jan 22

Anqi Huang: riKEA

Anqi Huang: riKEA

Jan. 19 - Jan. 22, 2017 12:00pm-6:00pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Curated by Yangxingyue Wang

Furniture usually produces the itineraries and behaviors of those residing with it. iKEA coincides with the highly cost-effective contemporary ways of living by turning furniture into disposable consumables, yearly updated and abandoned. The promise of “democratic design” has insidiously turned us into free delegated labour mechanically yet readily assembling those flat packs according to the given instructions.

riKEA is a personal interrogation of this industrialized, mass-produced lifestyle we unconsciously become complicit with. The artist reconstructs iKEA furniture pieces in traditional Chinese styles and techniques, with an attempt to evoke the ancient Eastern philosophy and an awing affect with qualities opposing to our current predominating conduct—endurance, uniqueness, and craftsmanship.

The exhibition includes five subthemes:
Mortise and Tenon
Symmetry and Balance
Square and Circle
Blue and White
Lantern and Lighting

WOLF MOON ⚪ SOUND PORTAL @ The Hollows
Jan
12
8:00 pm20:00

WOLF MOON ⚪ SOUND PORTAL @ The Hollows

Sound Vibration Therapy / Sound-Bath meditation

Featuring:  
Sunny Quetzalcoatl : Sound alchemist/Soundscape artist
Andriana Santiago [la luz soundportal-NYC]
Chloe Naku [light body soundalchemy-NYC]

Join us this Thursday January 12th for Sunny Quetzalcoatl's sound-bath meditation debut at The Hollows Artspace in Brooklyn.

A sound-bath is a type of meditation that requires one to merely lie down and rest, while various harmonic sounds and frequencies are presented via acoustic and or digital instruments.

Hone your senses amidst a multi-sensory stimulation experience which is meant to relax, calm, relieve, revive, invigorate, recalibrate, and re-energize!

Come out and strengthen your momentum with our Sound Portal wolf pack as we explore the energy-clearing, healing, sounds of: 
Shoshone native American flute, Maya & Aztec winds, 
buffalo drum, Quetzalcoatl serpent rattle, 
Thunder tube, Monsoon rain maker, gongs, didgeridoo, 
Japanese wind chimes, Chakra attuned crystal&brass singing bowls, crystal pyramid, animal sound makers, binaural beats and more!

Please Bring anything you may need to maintain comfort for the duration of the meditation [yoga mat,neck pillow, blanket, eye cover, back/knee support] and maintain hydration.

Two sessions:

Thursday January 12th: 
WOLF MOON SOUND PORTAL Soundbath @ The Hollows] 8p-9:30p

Thursday January 26th: 
NEW MOON SOUND PORTAL Soundbath @ The Hollows] 8p-9:30p

Suggested donation: $20
*Donate what you can*

LIMITED CAPACITY (15 people) for each session.
Secure your participation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-portal-the-hollows-sound-vibration-therapy-sound-bath-meditation-tickets-31009596538

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — MARC LAFIA and CHARLOTTE COTTON
Nov
28
8:00 pm20:00

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — MARC LAFIA and CHARLOTTE COTTON

NOVEMBER 28, 2016 8-9PM

Socratic method in Platonic form. Slam, associations, equations, breaks, jumps. Artists moderate their choice of curators and theorists from the perspective of their microscopic takes on art history. Small round table with 4 seats, 2 to be filled by visitors. The session will be documented and archived online. Limited capacity please rsvp at hello@hollows.info with dates as subject line.

MARC LAFIA, filmmaker - in conversation with - CHARLOTTE COTTON, of ICP

“Seeing and Seeing Again” Presenting the experience of seeing again. Seeing an image and then seeing it - again. I want to ask, really see, what is this seeing again, which raises the question, what is seeing and what is again. What do we see when we are seeing. And how did we take notice of this and not that. words we don’t see at all.

Marc Lafia is an American artist and filmmaker whose work emerges with network culture as it changes the nature of the image and the circulation of cultural objects. An early innovator in the “post-internet,” he turned to it often incisively and humorously in his computational games, prints, films and installations to reexamine art and its history as an ecstatic artifact. He has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate Online, the ZKM, the Centre Pompidou, Anthology Film Archives, International Film Festival Rotterdam, He has taught at Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Pratt Institute and Columbia University.

LATE NIGHT: GENESES — Kerry Lessard
Nov
27
Nov 28

LATE NIGHT: GENESES — Kerry Lessard

NOVEMBER 27, 10PM-6AM

Performance of the artist on the path to their work. Join the musicians, writers, and artists during the genesis of their current works. For Late Night: Genesis, we turn the main gallery of The Hollows Artspace into the artist's studio, with their furniture, from desks, to beds, to objects peculiar to their creation. Witness their unique methods of working and ways of composing, thinking, studying, rehearsing.

KERRY LESSARD

Kerry Lessard will be turning the studio wall space into an expanded diagram of her research of various crimes in her hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. Collaging these letters, federal documents and photos will then give way to the making of drawings and paintings which will eventually be incorporated into the installation.

Kerry Lessard’s work is concerned with the politics of viewing violence. Her father’s research from his career as a homicide detective is used as source material. The paintings and drawings she makes are snapshots of seemingly anodyne scenes but are depictions of people and places affected by crime. 

THE HOLLOWS 4 DAY BASEMENT SALE AT CHINATOWN SOUP
Nov
25
Nov 28

THE HOLLOWS 4 DAY BASEMENT SALE AT CHINATOWN SOUP

NOVEMBER 25, 2016 – NOVEMBER 28, 2016 12-7PM: 16B Orchard Street

WORKS FROM OUR BASEMENT!  EXPERIMENTS, WORKS-IN-PROGRESS,  WORKS LEFT BEHIND... 

The Hollows Artspace is holding a four day long sale of experimental works and works-in-progress from our Williamsburg gallery and studio storage. Held at Chinatown Soup, located on the Lower East Side at 16B Orchard Street, the sale will feature work by former and current The Hollows artists.

Original works and art prints by: 

Kiichiro Adachi, Brian Batt, Jake Brush, Leo Castañeda, Jaynie Crimmins, Marisol Escobar, Ryan Frank, Genco Gülan, Pırıl Gündüz, Shani Ha, Jakob Hentze, Robert Hickerson, Matthew Keff, Anastasios Kleidonopoulos, Christina Massey, Natalie Neal,Belén Perez, Lina Puerta, Samantha Robinson, Ariel Ruvinksy, Tomie Seo, Dakota Sica, Umman Turkoglu, Talita Zaragoza and more

in collaboration with Chinatown Soup

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Caitlin Masley, Greg Lindquist, and Jennifer McGregor
Nov
21
8:00 pm20:00

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Caitlin Masley, Greg Lindquist, and Jennifer McGregor

NOVEMBER 21, 2016 8-9PM

Socratic method in Platonic form. Slam, associations, equations, breaks, jumps. Artists moderate their choice of curators and theorists from the perspective of their microscopic takes on art history. Small round table with 4 seats, 2 to be filled by visitors. The session will be documented and archived online. Limited capacity please rsvp at hello@hollows.info with dates as subject line.

Caitlin Masley, Installation artist — in conversation with —GREG LINDQUIST, artist and editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and JENNIFER MCGREGOR, Senior curator at Wave Hill

“On Earthworks and Land Intervention” Public artworks in relationship to architecture and the 60’s to present public works of art Caitlin Masley holds a MFA from the University of Arizona and a MS in Design and Urban Ecology from Parsons/The New School. She is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including an Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowshi. Masley has been an Artist-in-Residence in Austria, Germany, Quebec, Norway and Switzerland, as well as had work included in group exhibitions at MOMA/PS1, Center for Built Environment and Storefront for Art and Architecture. 

 

Adrian Platkovsky: The Backpack Project
Nov
21
6:00 pm18:00

Adrian Platkovsky: The Backpack Project

November 21, 6pm-10pm

The Backpack Project is a collection of thirty 15x15 centimeter-sized canvas showing geometric forms which together constitute one abstract composition.

The creation of "Backpack" was inspired by the idea of artistic journey during which the artwork is displayed in variety of spaces all around the world. 

One of its elements, just like a footprint, will stay at the place of each exhibition. The composition is then complemented with a new, different piece consistent with the rest of the collection.

The background differs as the artists treats each as a barometer showing his emotional attitude towards places discovered and people met, capturing the atmosphere and uniqueness of each place he visits as he intends to promote the idea of art as a medium that crosses all barriers and borders. The final exhibition and the end of the project will take place in his hometown, Cieszyn, Poland. Exact date of this symbolic return home is not determined. The result exhibition is a summary of The Backpack Project, a collection of artworks and a video clips showing incidents, and places he experienced during his journey.

Past Exhibitions:

Project BACKPACK Gallery Container, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016
Project BACKPACK Decentre, London, United Kingdom, 2016
Project BACKPACK DVŸR UMÃNÕ PRAHA/ Art residence, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016
Project BACKPACK Anagra Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
Project BACKPACK Yuyuan Old Street, street performance, Shanghai, China, 2015
Project BACKPACK Rajouri Garden street performance, New Delhi, India, 2015
Project BACKPACK VLLA, Amsterdam, Nederlands, 2015
Project BACKPACK Taubanesentralen plener exhibition, Spitsbergen, Norway/Arctic 2015
Project BACKPACK C.I.T.I. Sala Arte Joven, Madrid, Spain, 2015
Project BACKPACK Podium Gallery, Oslo, Norway 2015
Project BACKPACK Paradise Kultur Raum, Berlin, Germany 2015
Project BACKPACK Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom 2015
Project BACKPACK Bridge Art Space Bangkok, Thailand 2014
Project BACKPACK Forest 4:8 Gallery Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom 2014
Project BACKPACK Gallopperiet Stadens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen Denmark 2014
Project BACKPACK Loara street exhibition Paris France 2014
Project BACKPACK Second Souffle street festival Limoges France 2014
Adrian Platkovsky, Oslo, 2014

LATE NIGHT: GENESES — KELLY GARONE
Nov
20
Nov 21

LATE NIGHT: GENESES — KELLY GARONE

NOVEMBER 20, 10PM-6AM

Performance of the artist on the path to their work. Join the musicians, writers, and artists during the genesis of their current works. For Late Night: Genesis, we turn the main gallery of The Hollows Artspace into the artist's studio, with their furniture, from desks, to beds, to objects peculiar to their creation. Witness their unique methods of working and ways of composing, thinking, studying, rehearsing.

KELLY GARONE

The studio will be open from the start of her movement and sound-based warm-up, and will remain open as she plays with the elements present in the room on that particular evening, from the spatial to the human and energetic. Anything can happen; an installation work, a dance ritual, or perhaps even an opportunity for viewers to participate. Come and be part of the terrain!

Kelly Garone is a Brooklyn-based performing artist, originally trained as a dancer, now rewriting what dance means to her. She was most recently seen in the Bessie Award-winning immersive theater show Then She Fell, and is currently in process incubating her own work. 

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Chris Carr and Leanne Stella
Nov
14
8:00 pm20:00

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Chris Carr and Leanne Stella

NOVEMBER 14, 2016 8-9PM

Socratic method in Platonic form. Slam, associations, equations, breaks, jumps. Artists moderate their choice of curators and theorists from the perspective of their microscopic takes on art history. Small round table with 4 seats, 2 to be filled by visitors. The session will be documented and archived online. Limited capacity please rsvp at hello@hollows.info with dates as subject line.

CHRIS CARR, poet - in conversation with - Leanne Stella, Curator ofArtin Flux Harlem

 

“Invisible” A discussion and examination of race, fine art, ethno-centricism, and technology. Black people are American, yet we are segregated and treated as if our art, our history, our culture is not inextricably linked to America or is somehow foreign. Why?

Christopher Carr is an indie artist in Brooklyn; photographer, emcee and founder of Brooklyn Wildlife. Carr attended Morehouse College for his undergraduate studies (sociology) and Columbia University for graduate work in Medieval Studies. He is intrigued by the history of cultural expressions, power relationships, semiotics, post-modernist sociological theory and interpersonal dynamics; with the intent of challenging contemporary themes relating to normalcy, deviancy, tradition and alternative culture via the platform of nude photography.

LATE NIGHT: GENESES— Trent Gill & Meina Kalayeh
Nov
13
Nov 14

LATE NIGHT: GENESES— Trent Gill & Meina Kalayeh

NOVEMBER 13, 10PM-6AM

Performance of the artist on the path to their work. Join the musicians, writers, and artists during the genesis of their current works. For Late Night: Genesis, we turn the main gallery of The Hollows Artspace into the artist's studio, with their furniture, from desks, to beds, to objects peculiar to their creation. Witness their unique methods of working and ways of composing, thinking, studying, rehearsing.

MEINA KALAYEH & TRENT GILL

Kalayeh & Gill will develop a series of loosely interactive systems. Audio, visual & tangible feedback networks will guide both artist & observer toward aesthetic destinations. These moments will be digitally captured for further processing & arrangement. Meina Kalayeh is a net artist and software engineer based out of Brooklyn. Trent Gill is a musician and instrument builder. Constructing haptic systems to enhance artist's engagement with their tools.

The Hollows Filmhouse — Tomie Seo "Renaissance 2016"
Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

The Hollows Filmhouse — Tomie Seo "Renaissance 2016"

SATURDAYS NOVEMBER

Casting, Filming, and Screening

The film depicts the hidden social issues of the modern society in an uncanny and surrealistic way. The title Renaissance 2016 symbolizes the modern version of Renaissance, which was a moment of the rise of the modern world after the middle age. In this sense, Renaissance can be seen as the moment of the industrial revolution after the depression, and today, the contemporary Renaissance would be appeared in this unstable moment with the world-wide terrorism.

The storyline of the film mainly consists of 5 chapters: Birth, Glows, Chaos, Death and Rebirth. As the story goes, each chapter always starts with a scene of a letter appearing after pressing a switch button. The total 5 letters complete in a word at the end. The characters of the film wear KKK costume in Medieval-style dress that illustrates the concept and spirituality of white-supremacy in an archaic way. It is also an implication of modern racism, which is not wholly visible and does not exist only between black and white but is spread among all the races. The whole scenario transpires with surrealistic and uncanny visual effects in the stage of a modern house, which draws a contrast between the characters in the medieval clothes that identify their thoughts and styles. In the end, the cross is burnt and a word made of the 5 letters from the each chapter is completed, finding the meaning of the modern Renaissance in either negative or positive sense.

NOV 5 Week 1: Filmmakers screen their favorites. Serves as briefing, study, brainstorming, thinking out loud

2-3:30pm Shorts — Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, LBJ by Santiago Alvarez, Historia Naturae by Jan Svankmajer, Darkness, Light, Darkness by Jan Svankmajer, Food by Jan Svankmajer, Down to the Cellar by Jan Svankmajer

3:30-5:30 pm — Lunacy by Jan Svankmajer

5:30pm-7pm — Viridiana by Luis Buñuel

7-9:40pm — Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

NOV 12 Week 2: Auditions open to public and The Hollows residents.

Actress 1 -White woman (aged 20-30) -5'3 to 5'5 tall*

Actress 2 -Black woman (aged 20-30) -5'3 to 5'5 tall*

*both practicing classical dance/ballet would be great but not necessary *individuals who will not be offended by Christian mockery and KKK. Open about religious context.

NOV 19 Week 3: SHOOTING - Open to public on Saturday

NOV 26 - Week 4: SCREENING

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Ryan Frank and Ángel Franco
Nov
7
8:00 pm20:00

Overdeterminations: Artist & Curator Conversation Series — Ryan Frank and Ángel Franco

NOVEMBER 7, 2016 8-9PM

Socratic method in Platonic form. Slam, associations, equations, breaks, jumps. Artists moderate their choice of curators and theorists from the perspective of their microscopic takes on art history. Small round table with 4 seats, 2 to be filled by visitors. The session will be documented and archived online. Limited capacity please rsvp at hello@hollows.info with dates as subject line.

RYAN FRANK, photographer - in conversation with - ÁNGEL FRANCO, photojournalist, The New York Times

“The Present Image” Artist Ryan Frank will be joined by award-winning photographer Ángel Franco to discuss their use of the camera as a tool of documentation, social and political commentary, mobility and human connection. How do photos reflect, challenge and expand the times in which we live? What makes someone a photographer in a society where everyone has access to a camera? Ryan Frank is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, a native of California and a graduate of NYU. Frank’s work is a blend of photography and sculpture through a variety of forms including light boxes, installation and performance.

 

Late Night: Geneses — Nico Turner
Nov
6
Nov 7

Late Night: Geneses — Nico Turner

November 6-7, 6pm-8am

Performance of the artist on the path to their work. Join the musicians, writers, and artists during the genesis of their current works. For Late Night: Genesis, we turn the main gallery of The Hollows Artspace into the artist's studio, with their furniture, from desks, to beds, to objects peculiar to their creation. Witness their unique methods of working and ways of composing, thinking, studying, rehearsing.

NICO TURNER

As a contributor to the rise of experimental music in Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Nico Turner first became known in the underground music scene with her band VOICEsVOICEs and has played with such notable musicians as Brightblack Morning Light, Prefuse 73, Vincent Gallo, and most recently Cat Power. Her music is an atmospheric, seductive, unconventional and ambient experience. It is used to break away from familiar forms, to defy what's been taught, and to challenge what is readily known. The result is hauntingly beautiful soundscapes. Expect your subconscious to be electroshocked by this unique talent.

Rubik’s Plane - Artist: Talita Zaragoza -    A collaboration between Meural and The Hollows
Oct
8
Oct 13

Rubik’s Plane - Artist: Talita Zaragoza - A collaboration between Meural and The Hollows

  • The Hollows, 151 Bedford Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11211

Curated by Pırıl Gündüz  October 8-13, 2016  2-6PM   

Opening reception: Saturday October 8, 2016, 6-8pm

Inspired by Rubik’s cube, The Hollows and Meural present Rubik’s Plane, a digital installation of Brazilian artist Talita Zaragozas drawings with ink and graphite on paper. Comprised of 9 Meural Canvases, the installation enables the viewer to scroll right and left among segments of three different drawings at once while magnifying the intricacies of Zaragoza’s topographical signature. 

Talita Zaragoza, born in São Paulo in 1985, works mainly with drawings and photography. In 2008 received her B.A. in Fine Arts and in 2010 her M.A. in History of Art. Since 2012, she’s lived in New York, where she studied at ICP – International Center for Photography. She still lives in Brooklyn developing her personal projects inspired mainly by nature, by the micro and macro, action and reaction, transience and permutable aesthetics. She also works as studio manager for artist Janaina Tschäpe. 

Pırıl Gündüz is a curator/artist at The Hollows Artspace live/work/exhibit residency based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Her latest work includes "Nighttime at The Hollows" performance series and Electrique, a group show comprised of electrical pieces that avoid the digital.  

Meural is an art technology startup with the mission of fostering art discovery and expression, and to make art a part of everyone's daily life. Their flagship product is the Meural Canvas, a framed screen designed to be at once true-to-life, aesthetically beautiful, responsive, intuitive, modern, and simple. By bringing the world of art and photography into homes of all shapes and sizes, Meural strives to democratize art, both in cost and access.

Sep
7
Sep 8

Erote: Late Night Opening

On View: September 7 - October 30, 2016
Curator: Pırıl Gündüz
Curatorial Assistant: Yangxingyue Wang

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 7, 10pm-2am

A speculative survey of body and its relation to garments, from the cave to the web.

Romance with Material
Flirt with Self
Adorn the World

The upcoming exhibition at The Hollows Townhouse on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg will take place throughout the building, spanning 10 galleries on 4 floors and outdoors space, The Hollows Eastyard, with a late night opening reception one day before New York Fashion Week. 

Erote approaches the concept of garment as a means to frame the body, assumed as a catalyst for achieving affects, foremost in the Self, including design ideas from ancient times to very recent innovations, flattening Time, and treating each designer or the stylist as an individual who is in search for a pleasant functionality. Exhibited pieces are accessories that preserve one’s body and help the wearer communicate with the world and getting by in it. 

Ruby Chishti achieves to feminize the little gold sequin dress as Vixole x Yuxi Cao captures the Pokémon at the feet. Stephanie Liu grasps the need of the nomad right from the core: hyradate and run. Mark Newport’s knit sweaters combine the heroic and the protective in the artist’s mother’s gestures, one in the form of masculine and vulnerable Donatello. Nitcha Fame Tothong’s Text-neck is a brilliant new jewelry device that will save our natural chic postures for years to come. The best bag possible, by Maison Martin Margiela from 2013 will be on view as well as two 2016 pieces in gold and silver by Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. Lastly, Matthew Keff is taking over the outdoors runway at The Hollows Eastyard with his live animations, paired with Kiichiro Adachi’s light whirlpool. And a new telephone booth on the porch on Bedford Avenue. 

Media include: 
Historical garments, new fabrics, reproductions, wearable devices, folkloric costumes, multifunctional accessories, video, photography, light

EXHIBITION PLAN
Ground Floor: Silk Road - ORIGIN - SPACE
+Gallery 1: Narcissus
+Gallery 2: Tatars
Backyard: Coulisse
Porch: Mirror
First Floor: Broadway - PAST - TIME +Gallery 3: Covering
+Gallery 4: Framing
+Gallery 5: Revealing
Second Floor: www - CURRENT
+Gallery 6: Curator’s Room: My All
+Gallery 7: Unisex
+Gallery 8: Fabric
Third Floor: Peninsula - FUTURE
+Gallery 9: Tech
+Gallery 10: Blow

Pieces by: 
Kiichiro Adachi
Art-ravel
Jake Brush
Vena Cava
Yuchen Chang
Chapeau Echo
Ruby Chishti
Damien Davis
Pola Esther
HE + HU
Marc Jacobs
Matthew Keff
Stephanie Liu
Maison Martin Margiela
Natalie Neal
Mark Newport
Belén Perez
Proenza Schouler
Nitcha Fame Tothong
Vixole x Yuxi Cao

Also on view on September 7, 2016 9-11PM and by appointment:

Curator’s Room: MY ALL
Skipping forever on the 90’s, late, put the needle on time less classic. 

An ongoing project at The Hollows, Curator’s Room is a manifestation of the curatorial experiences, tools, methodologies, props employed by curator Pırıl Gündüz.

Electrique Programming Evening Lecture  "Until it Sleeps: on the Home at Night" by  Dylan Trigg
Aug
6
9:00 pm21:00

Electrique Programming Evening Lecture "Until it Sleeps: on the Home at Night" by Dylan Trigg

 Electrique Programming Evening Lecture

Until it Sleeps: on the Home at Night 

Dylan Trigg 

University of Memphis/University College Dublin

Saturday, August 6, 2016,

8-10PM 

The history of the home within the phenomenological tradition is distinguished. Taking its strengths from experiences of intimacy and unity, phenomenology has proceeded to draw us within ourselves, finding therein an entire world that is comprised from the primal sanctuary of the home. Such a love of place – truly, a topophilia –remains one of the method’s greatest strength. Yet this partial focus is also phenomenology’s most acute limit. Overlooked in this veneration of intimate spatiality are those places that dislodge 

and disrupt our being-in-the-world. In this talk, Trigg explore the underside of phenomenology’s love of home, a side that appears to us when daylight recedes, invoking the darkness of an insomniac space that deforms the image we employ to render the home homely. 

Dylan Trigg is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Memphis, Department of Philosophy and at University College Dublin, School of Philosophy. He is the author of several books including: Topophobia: a Phenomenology of Anxiety (London: Bloomsbury, 2016); The Thing: a Phenomenology of Horror (Winchester: Zero Books, 2014); and The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the Uncanny (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012).