Through rituals, recipes, artworks, and film, remembering and reclaiming the past and the present.
At Flux Factory in Queens, Tongue Tide treats other languages as treasure chests of unique expressions.
The Flux-a-Thon is a combination walkathon, competition, party, and fundraiser for the Queens arts nonprofit.
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.
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.
“There are no rules on this bus.”
Art history doesn’t have to live in the past, as proved by the Flux Factory exhibition Ero Guro Nansensu, which closes today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biking down the boardwalk in the Rockaways, Queens, I glanced behind me at the storm clouds approaching fast. Thunder ripped loudly, and lightning began to flash with increasing regularity. My friend and I had been riding for 15 miles already. We were on our way to Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater, part of art collective Flux Factory’s summer-long extravaganza, Sea Worthy. The show features artists making work “about, around and on the waterways of New York City,” and includes water excursions, processions and boat-building workshops.