Recess - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Recess . Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Maayan Strauss “The Service Room”

    Maayan Strauss “The Service Room”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-09-08 - 2017-10-28

    Maayan Strauss will begin work on The Service Room, a project that will create a unique environment and framework for the communal exchange of services. Centered on a customized and hybridized kitchen...More »

  • poster for Brendan Fernandes “Steady Pulse”

    Brendan Fernandes “Steady Pulse”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2017-07-13 - 2017-09-01

    On July 13, Brendan Fernandes will begin work on Steady Pulse, a project that will transform Recess into a club that plays host to a diverse range of happenings and interventions, including performances,...More »

  • poster for Allison Janae Hamilton “Wonder Room”

    Allison Janae Hamilton “Wonder Room”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-07-09

    3. Keep straight down this block, Then turn right where you will find A peach tree blooming. 5. I give permission For this slow spring rain to soak The violet beds. — Richard Wright (1960) On...More »

  • poster for “Faked/Out” Exhibition

    “Faked/Out” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-03-10 - 2017-04-08

    On March 10, Andrew Lampert and Public Opinion Laboratory will unveil the project Faked/Out, a multi-platform response to the world’s current information crises. Now that fake news is an all too real concern,...More »

  • poster for Motoko Fukuyama “YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IDEA YOU MIGHT HAVE”

    Motoko Fukuyama “YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IDEA YOU MIGHT HAVE”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2017-01-03 - 2017-03-04

    On January 3, Motoko Fukuyama will begin work on You Never Know What Idea You Might Have, a two-month project that will forge links between Recess and Argo Electronics, located on Canal Street one block...More »

  • poster for Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak and Brujas “BROUHAHA”

    Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak and Brujas “BROUHAHA”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-11-03 - 2016-12-23

    On November 3, Željka Blakšić and Brujas will begin work on BROUHAHA. Blakšić, an interdisciplinary artist, and Brujas, a revolutionary feminist collective from the Bronx and Uptown that uses skateboarding...More »

  • poster for “The Black Art Incubator” Exhibition

    “The Black Art Incubator” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-07-14 - 2016-08-19

    On July 14, Taylor Renee Aldridge, Jessica Bell Brown, Kimberly Drew, and Jessica Lynne will launch The Black Art Incubator—a project that will use Recess’s storefront space as a hub for public programming...More »

  • poster for Lauren Halsey “Kingdom Splurge (4)”

    Lauren Halsey “Kingdom Splurge (4)”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-05-14 - 2016-07-09

    ‘sacred motherplane thangz will land at a simulated terrain of kingdom splurge, the technicolor version of el aye n harlem with nature. we will pledge our lives to the holy Funk. in Funk we will trust....More »

  • poster for Marie Lorenz “Flow Pool”

    Marie Lorenz “Flow Pool”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-05-07

    An Evening with Alan Blumburg, Oceanographer: April 7, 6-8pm An Evening with ‘Underwater New York’: April 21, 6-8pm Sound Experiments by Rachel Golub: April 30, 5-7pm Sound Experiments by Brian Chippendale:...More »

  • poster for Total Effekt “Living Magazine”

    Total Effekt “Living Magazine”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-01-07 - 2016-03-05

    On January 7th, Total Effekt will begin work on Living Magazine as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue, and grounds...More »

  • poster for Sondra Perry “My Twilight Zone Thing”

    Sondra Perry “My Twilight Zone Thing”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-11-10 - 2015-12-19

    Sondra Perry begins work on My Twilight Zone Thing, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue,...More »

  • poster for Jonah Groeneboer “Double Mouth Feedback”

    Jonah Groeneboer “Double Mouth Feedback”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2015-09-04 - 2015-11-03

    Trans-revolution is happening. Trans and gender queer people are using their voices and being heard. What effects will this have on social gender constructions and modes of gender regulation? What material...More »

  • poster for Katherine Hubbard and Savannah Knoop “Small Town Sex Shop”

    Katherine Hubbard and Savannah Knoop “Small Town Sex Shop”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-07-02 - 2015-08-29

    On July 2, Katherine Hubbard and Savannah Knoop will begin work on Small Town Sex Shop, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as a studio,...More »

  • poster for Institute for New Feeling “Seek”

    Institute for New Feeling “Seek”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-04-30 - 2015-06-27

    On April 30, Institute for New Feeling begins work on Seek, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds...More »

  • poster for Sara Magenheimer “False Alphabets”

    Sara Magenheimer “False Alphabets”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2015-03-19 - 2015-04-25

    On March 19, Sara Magenheimer will begin work on False Alphabets, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds...More »

  • poster for Jessica Segall “1/2 a cord”

    Jessica Segall “1/2 a cord”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-01-06 - 2015-01-17

    On January 6, Jessica Segall will begin work on ½ a cord as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for...More »

  • poster for Chris Domenick “You are Apple/Pear”

    Chris Domenick “You are Apple/Pear”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-11-04 - 2014-12-20

    On November 4, Chris Domenick will begin work on You are Apple/Pear as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and...More »

  • poster for Mira Friedlaender “Half of What’s There”

    Mira Friedlaender “Half of What’s There”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-09-02 - 2014-10-25

    Mira Friedlaender begins work on Half of What’s There as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. Over...More »

  • poster for Joey Frank “Summer Puzzle (the Internal Return of the Grievous Angel)”

    Joey Frank “Summer Puzzle (the Internal Return of the Grievous Angel)”

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2014-08-06 - 2014-08-30

    A card table in the library stands ready To receive the puzzle which keeps never coming. Daylight shines in or lamplight down Upon the tense oasis of green felt. Full of unfulfillment, life goes on, Mirage...More »

  • poster for Nontsikelelo Mutiti “Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave)”

    Nontsikelelo Mutiti “Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave)”

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    • Media: Fashion - Other
    • 2014-06-03 - 2014-08-02

    Nontsikelelo Mutiti will begin work on Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave) as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue...More »

  • poster for Takashi Horisaki and Nina Horisaki-Christens “Metabolic Morphology”

    Takashi Horisaki and Nina Horisaki-Christens “Metabolic Morphology”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-03-25 - 2014-05-16

    Takashi Horisaki and Nina Horisaki-Christens begin work on Metabolic Morphology as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition...More »

  • poster for Liz Magic Laser “Bystander”

    Liz Magic Laser “Bystander”

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    • Media: Installation - Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2014-01-08 - 2014-03-22

    Liz Magic Laser will begin work on Bystander as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. Bystander...More »

  • poster for Courtesy the Artists “Trad.”

    Courtesy the Artists “Trad.”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-10-22 - 2013-12-21

    Courtesy the Artists will begin work on Trad. as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. “Trad.”...More »

  • poster for Jacolby Satterwhite “Grey Lines”

    Jacolby Satterwhite “Grey Lines”

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-08-17 - 2013-10-12

    On August 17, Jacolby Satterwhite will begin work on Grey Lines, a new chapter of his series, The Matriarch’s Rhapsody, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’...More »

  • poster for David Horvitz “In Search of a Longitude”

    David Horvitz “In Search of a Longitude”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-06-19 - 2013-08-10

    For In Search of a Longitude, David Horvitz will use Recess’s Soho space to explore notions of time standardization and distribution, synchronicity, and particularities of place through a series of projects,...More »

  • poster for “List in Formation” Exhibition

    “List in Formation” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation
    • 2013-06-04 - 2013-06-15

    Recess presents List in Formation, a sampling of works from artists who have supported Recess in the past four years. In conjunction with this year’s benefit, sale of these works will go towards supporting...More »

  • poster for Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson "Volumes For Sound"

    Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson "Volumes For Sound"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-03-26 - 2013-05-25

    On March 26, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson will begin work on Volumes for Sound as part of Recess’ signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’ public space as studio, exhibition...More »

  • poster for Rutherford Chang "We Buy White Albums"

    Rutherford Chang "We Buy White Albums"

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    • Media: Product - Other
    • 2013-01-08 - 2013-03-09

    On January 8, 2013, Rutherford Chang will begin work on We Buy White Albums, as part of Recess’ signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’ public space as studio, exhibition venue,...More »

  • poster for Julia Sherman "Here She Comes"

    Julia Sherman "Here She Comes"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Performance Art
    • 2012-12-08 - 2012-12-21

    Recess is pleased to present "Here She Comes," a collection of Sherman’s research in the form of photographs, videos, drawings performance, and remnants. These artifacts and new works resurface and continue...More »

  • poster for "September 27th – December 1st: Yve Laris Cohen and Park McArthur" Exhibition

    "September 27th – December 1st: Yve Laris Cohen and Park McArthur" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-09-27 - 2012-12-01

    This fall, Yve Laris Cohen and Park McArthur will work as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as a studio, exhibition venue, or grounds for...More »

  • poster for Laura Vitale "White Sands"

    Laura Vitale "White Sands"

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-07-11 - 2012-09-15

    Laura Vitale will begin work on White Sands, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation....More »

  • poster for Rose Marcus and Andy Meerow "Café"

    Rose Marcus and Andy Meerow "Café"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2012-05-01 - 2012-06-30

    Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For Café, Marcus and Meerow will work in ways that address specific economic conditions that...More »

  • poster for "Dark Nights of the Universe" Exhibition

    "Dark Nights of the Universe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-04-26 - 2012-04-29

    Recess, in conjunction with The Public School New York, Presents: A four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with Du noir univers, a text by François Laruelle. Night I: Eugene Thacker...More »

  • poster for Dan Herschlein, Graham Hamilton & Alex Casso "Me and Everyone That is With Me"

    Dan Herschlein, Graham Hamilton & Alex Casso "Me and Everyone That is With Me"

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    • Media: Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-03-22 - 2012-04-11

    In collaboration with: The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Regent Family Residence Employing Fluxus-inspired prompts, artists Alex Casso, Graham Hamilton, and Dan Herschlein, along with children...More »

  • poster for John Miserendino "Pavilion"

    John Miserendino "Pavilion"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-01-10 - 2012-03-10

    On January 10th, John Miserendino will begin work on his project, Pavilion, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and...More »

  • poster for Christine Sun Kim "Feedback (1 of 6)"

    Christine Sun Kim "Feedback (1 of 6)"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2011-10-31 - 2011-11-04

    On October 31st, Christine Sun Kim will begin work on the inaugural performance of her 6- event series as part of Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and...More »

  • poster for Galería Perdida "Matryoshka"

    Galería Perdida "Matryoshka"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-08-17 - 2011-10-22

    galería perdida will begin two months of work at Recess as part of its signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For...More »

  • poster for Larry Bob Phillips "Wiggle Room"

    Larry Bob Phillips "Wiggle Room"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-06-18 - 2011-08-06

    On June 18, 2011, Larry Bob Phillips will begin work on his project Wiggle Room, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition...More »

  • poster for Jeff Williams "Worn Thin"

    Jeff Williams "Worn Thin"

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2011-04-13 - 2011-06-11

    Recess presents Jeff Williams as the next Session artist in SoHo. Over the course of "Worn Thin", Williams will create a series of mechanical and chemical processes that will decay exterior architecture...More »

  • poster for "Drawing Out" Exhibition

    "Drawing Out" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-04-06 - 2011-04-09

    The Drawing Center presents Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program, on view at Recess Activities, Inc. at 41 Grand Street (between Thompson and W. Broadway) from April 6–9, 2011....More »

  • poster for Scott Keightley "Session"

    Scott Keightley "Session"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-01-12 - 2011-03-26

    Artist Scott Keightley will begin fourteen weeks of work at Recess as part of its signature program, "Session." Recess invites artists in "Session" to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition venue...More »

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