The nonprofit, best known for its offbeat programming, has launched a fundraiser to cover startup expenses for the new space.
Drawing on Art and Ritual to Connect with Lost Ancestors
Through rituals, recipes, artworks, and film, remembering and reclaiming the past and the present.
Playing with Words in the Most Linguistically Diverse Place in the World
At Flux Factory in Queens, Tongue Tide treats other languages as treasure chests of unique expressions.
Join Flux Factory’s Playful and Participatory Art Parade
The Flux-a-Thon is a combination walkathon, competition, party, and fundraiser for the Queens arts nonprofit.
A Conversation on the Contentious Relationship Between the Arts and Community Development
On May 10 at Flux Factory, four representatives from community-oriented cultural initiatives in New York City will discuss how the arts both hasten and hinder gentrification.
At Flux Factory Fundraiser, Rove Long Island City Streets Dressed as an Art Spectacle
On Saturday, May 7, Flux Factory is holding the 1st Annual “Flux-a-Thon” — a spectacularly jubilant, semi-absurd twist on a traditional walk-a-thon — all to raise money for another year of Flux Factory’s unique, collaborative residency program.
A Biennial on a Bus Examines the Leisure and Labor of Travel
“There are no rules on this bus.”
Restaging a Turning Point in Japan’s 1920s Avant-Garde
Art history doesn’t have to live in the past, as proved by the Flux Factory exhibition Ero Guro Nansensu, which closes today.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Lego superhero statue, New York cops blast police brutality artwork, Cuban paintings stolen in Miami heist.
What Is the Economic Monster of Our Time?
When I recently visited the exhibition CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED) at Flux Factory, a solo show by French artist Christine Laquet, I was immediately seduced by a white circular platform featuring red high-heeled shoes and imagery projected onto it from the ceiling. The images fluctuated between close-ups of slow-moving jellyfish and blurry snow scenes, and were accompanied by a captivating audio track. Titled “If by love possessed,” the audio is an interview Laquet did with a “Doctor in Monsterology” — a discussion of what, where, and who could be the contemporary monster, read by a teenage girl.
Cats Take Over the Art World
Common journalistic wisdom has it that it takes three examples of a phenomenon to make a trend. 1) Kitty City, a metropolis/playground for cats that was built at Flux Factory in May and unveiled with a kitten adoption drive the first weekend in June; 2) The Cat Show, an exhibition devoted to cats, also with adoption drive (two!) and a zine, opening June 14 at White Columns; 3) Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, a long-term installation opening later this summer at the Brooklyn Museum that will explore the role of felines in ancient Egypt. And I didn’t even mention last year’s Internet Cat Video Festival, which organizers will reprise this summer, or the Grumpy Cat Art Project at a studio in Alabama.
Pull Up a Chair at the Banquet for America
Banquet for America is not a feel good slogan for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Banquet for America is the name of a utopian village inside Flux Factory’s 1,500-square-foot project space. The exhibition will be on view to February 12, 2012. I encourage the public to visit.