apexart - Past Events

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

  • poster for “Outlaw Glass” Exhibition

    “Outlaw Glass” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-03-30 - 2017-05-27

    Artists: Alex Aitken, Joseph Aitken, Stan Alba, Kristian Alex, B$, Kurt B, Tommy B, Banjo, Ben Barocas, Big Z, CapNCrunk, Colton, Coyle, DIET, Jarred Dlux, Dwreck, Elbo, Chandler Ellis, Kiva Ford, G-Check,...More »

  • poster for “Setting Out” Exhibition

    “Setting Out” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-01-21 - 2016-03-05

    Setting Out seeks to untangle the terms that motivate and define contemporary expeditions. It holds in one hand the historical legacy of science, art, and society and their pursuit of all knowable and...More »

  • poster for “Alternative Unknowns: an exhibition of potential emergency” Exhibition

    “Alternative Unknowns: an exhibition of potential emergency” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-11-05 - 2015-12-19

    Curators Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken, co-founders of the speculative design research practice “The Extrapolation Factory,” experiment with new methods for extending speculative design to a...More »

  • poster for “Life After Death and Elsewhere” Exhibition

    “Life After Death and Elsewhere” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2015-09-10 - 2015-10-24

    organized by Robin Paris and Tom Williams Life After Death and Elsewhere will focus on designs by the prisoners for their own memorials, which take various forms such as drawings, photographs, paintings,...More »

  • poster for “Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society” Exhibition

    “Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-06-04 - 2015-07-25

    organized by Mary Coyne In the wake of recent events such as Edward Snowden exposing NSA’s egregious breach of personal privacy and accusations of social media platforms such as Facebook controlling...More »

  • poster for “Feel Big Live Small” Exhibition

    “Feel Big Live Small” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-03-19 - 2015-05-16

    Dioramas and miniatures are used in the field of architecture to preview a vision, in cinema to create a fabricated, world, and in workshops as a means for children to process traumatic events. There are...More »

  • poster for “FOOT NOTES: On the Sensations of Tone” Exhibition

    “FOOT NOTES: On the Sensations of Tone” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2015-01-15 - 2015-03-07

    Contemporary musicians and sound artists are indebted to the 19th century German physicist Herman Helmholtz (1821-1894) who authored On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of...More »

  • poster for David Bianculli “Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution”

    David Bianculli “Bianculli’s Personal Theory of TV Evolution”

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2014-11-06 - 2014-12-20

    Among the treasures on view are the story board from Breaking Bad’s final episode, Mr. Rogers’ iconic sweater and sneakers, Rod Serling’s typewriter, and surrealist puppets from the soon-to-be-retired...More »

  • poster for “Decolonized Skies” Exhibition

    “Decolonized Skies” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-09-11 - 2014-10-25

    Since the invention of aerial photography during the last decades of the 19th century, the sky above our heads has become a territory subjected to militarized conflicts over mastery and command. Following...More »

  • poster for “The Hidden Passengers” Exhibition

    “The Hidden Passengers” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-05-22 - 2014-07-26

    Scientific research aspires to systematically build and organize knowledge, to explain and understand the universe. The role of art in scientific research was once very clear. 16th Century Belgian physician...More »

  • poster for “Coding the Body” Exhibition

    “Coding the Body” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Other
    • 2014-03-20 - 2014-05-10

    Our bodies and our lives are defined by codes. Smart phone apps tell us where we are, genetic codes map our past and future, and religious codes mandate what we can put in and on our bodies. Exoskeletons...More »

  • poster for “Current Conditions” Film Screening

    “Current Conditions” Film Screening

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2014-03-06 - 2014-03-06

    The artists included in Current Conditions comment on the failure of physical and mental limits to contain the many itinerations of people and their societies, ideologies, and ambitions. The program...More »

  • poster for “Private Matters” Exhibition

    “Private Matters” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-01-16 - 2014-03-01

    In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the revelation of classified information and confidential documents is no longer the sole province of journalists or mere fodder for Hollywood...More »

  • poster for “SCARYOKE!!!” Exhibition

    “SCARYOKE!!!” Exhibition

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    • Media: Art Party - Performance Art
    • 2013-11-07 - 2013-12-21

    SCARYOKE!!! An inquiry into the joy and terror of singing in public, with snacks. Singing can be joyous. Research shows that music produces a wash of chemicals to the brain—endorphins and serotonin...More »

  • poster for “Death of a Cameraman” Exhibition

    “Death of a Cameraman” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-10-26

    On June 29, 2011, in the neighborhood of Karam Shami in Homs, Syria, a young man stands on the rooftop of a building. He uses his cell phone to document gunfire taking place in the streets below as his...More »

  • poster for “<laughter>” Exhibition

    “<laughter>” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-05-23 - 2013-07-27

    In January 1962, an unexplained laughter epidemic began in the town of Kashasha in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in Central Africa, spanning six months, spreading through the region, and affecting hundreds....More »

  • poster for “Exhibition Space” Exhibition

    “Exhibition Space” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2013-03-21 - 2013-05-08

    In August 1960, the fledgling NASA launched Echo I, a mirrored spherical balloon, or “satelloon,” 100 feet across, which was inflated 1,000 miles above the earth. Nominally a reflective communications...More »

  • poster for “Video Slink Uganda” Exhibition

    “Video Slink Uganda” Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2013-02-06 - 2013-03-06

    Synopsis Video Slink Uganda is a multi-part project that explores the language of video, cultural translations and transpositions, as well as contemporary media distribution and reproduction. It consists...More »

  • poster for “Open Sesame” Exhibition

    “Open Sesame” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-01-17 - 2013-03-02

    The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the Gulf wars that ensued, contributed to violence that is still very much a part of the region today, twenty-two years later. These wars have shaped...More »

  • poster for “As Real As It Gets” Exhibition

    “As Real As It Gets” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-11-16 - 2012-12-22

    In the savvy 21st century, we view commercial material culture as inauthentic, phony, and less than legitimate. Or at least, that’s what we say we think. As Real As It Gets puts a different idea on offer...More »

  • poster for "UNREST: Revolt against Reason" Exhibition

    "UNREST: Revolt against Reason" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-09-12 - 2012-10-27

    “Revolt against Reason!” stated Herbert Marcuse in his 1972 book Counter-Revolution and Revolt. Writing against the backdrop of the escalating Vietnam War, Marcuse judged that the conditions of twentieth...More »

  • poster for "The Permanent Way" Exhibition

    "The Permanent Way" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-06-06 - 2012-07-28

    July 1 is the sesquicentennial of the Pacific Railway Act, the federal legislation that enabled the development of the first transcontinental railroads. This exhibition marks the occasion by bringing together...More »

  • poster for "Consent" Exhibition

    "Consent" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-03-21 - 2012-05-12

    When apexart approached me about curating an art show on the topic of pornography, it struck me that porn is a difficult thing around which to structure an intelligent dialogue, especially from an art...More »

  • poster for "The Walls That Divide Us"

    "The Walls That Divide Us"

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-11-09 - 2011-12-22

    In the early 1990s, Western-style liberal democracies appeared as the archetypal form of government from which a peacekeeping transnational power would emerge. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in...More »

  • poster for "Private Stash: A Musician’s Eye" Exhibition

    "Private Stash: A Musician’s Eye" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-09-08 - 2011-10-29

    Private Stash is a look at the varied influences that have helped shape jazz musician Fred Hersch’s life and work to date. The exhibition is a highly personal immersion into the music, artwork, and life...More »

  • poster for "The Peripheterists" Exhibition

    "The Peripheterists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2011-06-01 - 2011-07-30

    Tony Bennett pointed to a Kokoschka landscape in a book at Hacker's on 57th Street and said he liked what Oskar did "along the peripheter," coining a term of surprising relevance. Though referring to the...More »

  • poster for "Let It End Like This" Exhibition

    "Let It End Like This" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2011-03-09 - 2011-05-14

    Elna Baker’s stories have appeared on This American Life, BBC Radio 4, The Moth, Studio 360, and at the UCB Theater. She's written for ELLE, Glamour and Five Dials Literary Journal. She's also the author...More »

  • poster for " Change the Channel: WCVB‐TV 1972–1982" Exhibition

    " Change the Channel: WCVB‐TV 1972–1982" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Video installation
    • 2011-01-12 - 2011-03-05

    Change the Channel: WCVB‐TV 1972–1982 focuses on the grassroots takeover of a corporate television station in Boston. The individuals who won the rights to operate the channel -- a collective of academics...More »

  • poster for "Comvideo" Exhibition

    "Comvideo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2010-11-10 - 2010-12-22

    We invited artists and creative others from around the world to cut, dub, reverse, add to, and otherwise manipulate at least one broadcast commercial and submit a 60 second video. We are asking you to...More »

  • poster for "You can't get there from here but you can get here from there" Exhibition

    "You can't get there from here but you can get here from there" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2010-09-15 - 2010-10-30

    Curated by Courtenay Finn, including work by: Sophie Calle, Patty Chang, Rodney Graham, Joachim Koester, Kris Martin, Bruce Nauman, Allen RuppersbergMore »

  • poster for "Men With Balls: The Art of the 2010 World Cup" Exhibition

    "Men With Balls: The Art of the 2010 World Cup" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation - Art Talk
    • 2010-06-10 - 2010-07-11

    Including work by artists Miguel Calderon, Hellmuth Costard, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Mark Leckey, Maria Marshall, Santo Tolone, and Uri Tzaig with memorabilia contributed by...More »

  • poster for "Digital Domination - Cyber Nation" Exhibition

    "Digital Domination - Cyber Nation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Digital
    • 2010-05-27 - 2010-06-04

    apexart once again partners with high school students from Satellite Academy to present a group exhibition of contemporary artists. The student curators organize all aspects of the project including developing...More »

  • poster for "Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining" Exhibition

    "Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-04-07 - 2010-05-22

    Curated by Bad at Sports Featuring objects, images, and ephemera.More »

  • poster for "The Incidental Person" Exhibition

    "The Incidental Person" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-01-06 - 2010-02-20

    The late British artist John Latham (1921-2006) coined the expression “the Incidental Person” in the context of Artist Placement Group, known as APG, which he co-founded in 1966 with Barbara Steveni, Jeffrey...More »

  • poster for "AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence" Exhibition

    "AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation - Video installation
    • 2009-11-04 - 2009-12-19

    Curated by Sandra Skurvida, eighteen contemporary artists map sites of New York avant-garde in new works created for this exhibition. [Image: Dexter Sinister (2009)]More »

  • poster for "A Way Beyond Fashion" Exhibition

    "A Way Beyond Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-09-16 - 2009-10-24

    A Way Beyond Fashion analyzes the shifting boundaries between art and fashion design. The selected 11 artists and designers blur the lines between the two disciplines when exploring phenomena related to...More »

  • poster for "It's Not a Lie if You Believe It" Artist Talk

    "It's Not a Lie if You Believe It" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-07-29 - 2009-07-29

    Current apexart resident British artist Kelly Warman and Matthew Lyons, curator for the Kitchen, discuss the translation of the written word into performative, mediated and cinematic space, focusing on...More »

  • poster for "Wondermare" Exhibition

    "Wondermare" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video installation - Digital
    • 2009-07-08 - 2009-08-08

    "Wondermare" is based on the notion that much of the behavioral conditioning programmed in our subconscious is the unhealthy byproduct of a world out of balance, a "house of cards" on the brink of catastrophe;...More »

  • poster for "Franchise" Exhibition

    "Franchise" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Film
    • 2009-06-10 - 2009-07-03

    While the franchise is on view in L.A., apexart will present an exhibition that comments on business strategies adopted by the artworld and the process of the franchise project. In December, apexart...More »

  • poster for "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Contemporary Views on the Everyday" Exhibition

    "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Contemporary Views on the Everyday" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-05-14 - 2009-05-30

    An exhibition of contemporary art curated by the students of Satellite Academy, a "last chance" high school in NYC. Student curators: Alexis Arnau, Earon Brathwaite, Machiel Espinal, Ernest Johnson, Kiara...More »

  • poster for Conrado Uribe and Carlo McCormick "resident/alien: In Search of the 'Local'"

    Conrado Uribe and Carlo McCormick "resident/alien: In Search of the 'Local'"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-22

    Join current apexart resident Conrado Uribe and culture critic Carlo McCormick in a discussion about the relevance of the “local” in contemporary curating. Coming from Medellín, Colombia, Conrado Uribe...More »

  • poster for "Kick My Heart's Ass: Short Films About Love" Exhibition

    "Kick My Heart's Ass: Short Films About Love" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2009-02-11 - 2009-03-21

    If the secrets to finding true love are often elusive, well, so are the secrets to making films about love. How do you inject humor into a film about heartbreak? How do you portray a happy romance without...More »

  • poster for Henk Slager "Nameless Science"

    Henk Slager "Nameless Science"

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    • Media: Other - Art Talk
    • 2008-12-10 - 2009-01-31

    The debate on artistic research emerging worldwide in the field of visual art for some five years focuses on what artistic research could be or should be. The exhibition Nameless Science aims to expand...More »

  • poster for Eugen Radescu and Bosko Blagojevic "How innocent is that?"

    Eugen Radescu and Bosko Blagojevic "How innocent is that?"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-11-13 - 2008-11-13

    Eugen Radescu and Bosko Blagojevic in conversation about the state of innocence in Eastern Europe. Eugen Radescu is an independent curator, co-founder, and co-publisher at Pavilion magazine, president...More »

  • "Perverted by Theater" Exhibition

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-10-22 - 2008-12-06

    In his 1967 essay "Art and Objecthood," art critic Michael Fried's central thesis was "theater's profound hostility to the arts": "theater and theatricality are at war today, not simply with modernist...More »

  • poster for "Scrawl" Exhibition

    "Scrawl" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Performance Art
    • 2008-09-04 - 2008-10-11

    "Scrawl" consists of close to 100 different handmade pronouncements collected from the streets and subways of New York City over the past 25 years. The works on exhibition range from the haragious to the...More »

  • poster for "Nessie Does New York: Monetizing Myth, Legend & Culture" Exhibition

    "Nessie Does New York: Monetizing Myth, Legend & Culture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-07-02 - 2008-08-02

    On May 26, 2007, a 55-year old lab technician named Gordon Holmes captured a digital video of what he called “this jet black thing, about 4 to 5 feet long, moving fairly fast in the water.” Even skeptics...More »

  • poster for "Come Out & Play" Exhibition

    "Come Out & Play" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2008-06-04 - 2008-06-14

    6 days of projects organized by Azeb Worku Sibane, Vicky Shick, Daniel Seiple, Sheree Rose, Radhika Subramaniam, and Shelly Silver. More »

  • poster for "The Blue Print. From The Ground Up." Exhibition

    "The Blue Print. From The Ground Up." Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2008-05-16 - 2008-05-31

    apexart once again partners with high school students from Satellite Academy to present their exhibition The Blue Print. From the Ground Up. The student curators organize all aspects of the project including...More »

  • poster for "Lots of Things Like This" Exhibition

    "Lots of Things Like This" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2008-04-02 - 2008-05-10

    This show will explore a very small and specific type of artmaking exemplified by contemporary people like David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon, Nedko Solakov, and Tucker Nichols. This kind of art, which we...More »

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