Past Events

NADA Miami Beach Curator Tour & Lunch
Thursday, December 5, Noon

Join Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator, for an exclusive perspective on the NADA Art Fair and the over 90 exhibitors from around the world. NADA is a must see for those interested in the best new art. Space is limited.

 

Agnieszka Kurant's Cutaways Screening and Conversation
Saturday, November, 23rd 3 pm

A screening of the short film, Cutaways, commissioned by SculptureCenter for Agnieszka Kurant's solo show, exformation, currently on view through January 27, 2014. Cutaways is based on characters that were originally scripted and shot but were edited out of the final version of the films. Produced in collaboration with the renowned film editor, Walter Murch.

 

SC Conversations: The unpopular environment?
Saturday, November 16, 2013 1-3pm

"The unpopular environment?" is a seminar organized in conjunction with the exhibition Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay, on view at SculptureCenter, and similarly examines ideas around art and environmentalism, questioning our relationship with, and understanding of the concept of nature. Greenfort's exhibition extends out of research into Jamaica Bay and this program broadly examines the construction of value around particular landscapes, while addressing Jamaica Bay's newfound significance as a natural flood barrier, in anticipation of future weather events.

 

Opening Reception for Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay,
Agnieszka Kurant: exformation, and
Now Showing: Sam Anderson
Saturday, November 9, 5-7pm

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the first solo exhibitions in the United States by Danish artist Tue Greenfort and by Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant and introduce a new exhibition program, Now Showing, with a new sculpture by Sam Anderson

Tue Greenfort, Research photograph taken at Jamaica Bay. Courtesy the artist.

 

Member Preview for Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay,
Agnieszka Kurant: exformation, and
Now Showing: Sam Anderson
Saturday, November 9, 3:30-5pm
Member Event

Not a member? Join today! Or email Kei Kreutler kei@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750.

Agnieszka Kurant, Map of Phantom Islands, 2013. Photo: Eduardo Ortega, Courtesy Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo

 

SculptureCenter Annual Benefit Gala
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30pm

SculptureCenter Gala honoring Fred Wilson and Susanne Ghez at the Edison Ballroom, New York City

Gala Tickets are no longer available online. For more information please call 718-361-1750

 

Gala Karaoke Afterparty
Wednesday October 9, 9PM-Midnight

Please join us for a Karaoke Afterparty following our Benefit Gala Honoring Fred Wilson and Susanne Ghez at the Historic Edison Ballroom in Manhattan's Theater District.

 

SculptureCenter in Bushwick
Sunday, September 15, 3pm
Member Event

Members are invited to meet us in Bushwick for a gallery walk through the unique arts community in Brooklyn, closing with a reception at SculptureCenter member and artist Kim Holleman's studio.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Kei Kreutler kei@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750.



 

A Visit to the Gramsci Monument
Saturday August 17th, 4-6 PM
Member Event

Members are invited to join us for a visit to the Gramsci Monument, the last in artist Thomas Hirschorn's "monument" series, located at the Forest Houses in the Bronx, NY.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Kei Kreutler kei@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750.

 

The Second Annual LIC Block Party
Saturday August 3, 12-5PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the second annual LIC Block Party organized with the Purves Street Block Association. This unique event features art and entertainment for all ages. SculptureCenter welcomes guests free of charge.

 

NewArtNetwork Sunset Gallery Walk
Tuesday July 15th, 5:30PM
Member Event

Members are invited to join us for an evening walk through Chelsea with representatives from three prominent galleries. Special after-hours viewing and conversation will be followed by drinks overlooking the Hudson.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Kei Kreutler kei@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750.

Image: Installation view: Ryan Mosley, Thoughts of Man, at Tierney Gardarin. Photo by Kim Holleman.

 

SC Conversations: Penny Sparke
Tuesday, July 2, 7PM

Penny Sparke is a Professor of Design History and a Pro Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University, London. Her books include The Modern Interior (2008) and Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration (2005).

Anthea Hamilton. Kabuki Chefs, 2012. Installation detail. Courtesy the artist.

 

NewArtNetwork Summer Social
Saturday June 29, 7-9PM
Member Event

Join us for the NewArtNetwork Summer Social at the rooftop of Z Hotel in Long Island City. Enjoy views, drinks, and a live DJ set.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Kei Kreutler membership@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

SC Conversations: Allison Arieff
Tuesday, June 18, 7pm

Arieff is Content Strategist for the urban planning and policy think tank, SPUR, and is a contributing columnist for the New York Times. Previously she was the editor in chief of Dwell magazine.

Jonathas de Andrade. 2 em 1, 2010. Installation detail. Courtesy the artist.

 

SC Conversations: Craig Willse
Tuesday, May 21, 7pm

Willse is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at George Mason University and lives in Washington DC. He has recently edited the publication Beyond Biopolitics: Essays on the Governance of Life and Death (2011) and contributed to Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage (2010).

Image: Keith Edmier, Adonaïs, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York.

 

Standard Talks: The 9/11 Memorial
Monday, May 20, 6:30pm

SculptureCenter & Standard Talks invite you to join us for Where They Once Stood: The Story of the 9/11 Memorial, cocktails and an intimate conversation with Michael Arad, Architect, 9/11 Memorial, Chris Ward, Former Director, Port Authority of NY/NJ, and Philip Nobel, author, Sixteen Acres.

Space is limited, please rsvp to talks@standardhotel.com

 

Austin House Visit
Saturday, May 18, 11AM-5PM

Join us on a guided tour of the Austin House, former home of Arthur Everett "Chick" Austin, an early exponent of modern art in the United States and Director of the Wadsworth Museum from 1927 to 1944.

The group will meet at SculptureCenter where Curator, Ruba Katrib will lead a walkthrough of our Spring exhibition, Better Homes prior to the departure.

Transportation to and from the museum as well as lunch in downtown Hartford are included. General admission tickets are $175; Member tickets are $145.

 

SculptureCenter at NADA New York
May 10-12, 2013

Admission is free and open to the public. SculptureCenter is pleased to present limited edition sculptures by Uri Aran, Nairy Baghramian, Jenny Holzer, Adam McEwen, Hanna Sandin and Martin Soto Climent, along with a unique sculpture by Nairy Baghramian. Hanna Sandin's object will be featured in a daily performance by Megha Barnabas: Friday: Noon, Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm.

For more information, please contact Frederick Janka, editions@sculpture-center.org, or 718.361.1750

 

SC Evenings: Better Homes Publication Launch
Wednesday, May 8, 6pm

The exhibition Better Homes is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator and a contribution by poet Ariana Reines.

Image: Martha Rosler. "How Do We Know What Home Looks Like?" Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

 

3D Printing Workshop with Ben Schumacher and MakerBot Industries
Monday May 6, 6:30-8:30PM
Member Event

Members are invited to join us at MakerBot Industries where SculptureCenter artist, Ben Schumacher, who engages with 3D printing as a form of sculpture, will lead a discussion about the intersection of 3D printing, design, and sculpture. A design by Ben Schumacher will be produced live in a 3D printing demonstration.

Not a member? Join today!

Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Image: Installation view: Ben Schumacher, A Generic Bottle of Water by CloakMonkey, 2011.

 

Member Preview for Better Homes
Sunday April 21, 3:30-5PM
Member Event

SculptureCenter Members are invited to be the first to view Better Homes.

Not a member? Join today!

Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

 

Opening Reception for Better Homes
Sunday April 21st, 5-7PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the exhibition Better Homes featuring works by Jonathas de Andrade, Neïl Beloufa, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Gober, Tamar Guimarães, Anthea Hamilton, E’wao Kagoshima, Yuki Kimura, KwieKulik, Paulina Olowska Kirsten Pieroth, Josephine Pryde, Carissa Rodriguez, Martha Rosler, and Güneş Terkol

Image: Tamar Guimarães, Canoas, 2010 (video still). Courtesy the artist and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Säo Paulo.

 

Spring Benefit: Lucky Draw 2013
Tuesday April 9, 2013

We are now sold out. If you wish to be added to the wait list, please contact Frederick Janka, fjanka@sculpture-center.orgg or 718.361.1750.
Cocktail Tickets ($50) are still available.

Lucky Draw - a one of a kind art raffle - guarantees that each and every ticket holder walks home with a work of art! This fast-paced one night event offers first time and seasoned collectors access to artworks by top emerging and established talent. All proceeds benefit SculptureCenter.

 

SC Conversations: On Pedagogy and Practice
with Keith Boadwee and Justin Lieberman

Tuesday March 19, 7PM

SculptureCenter and Paper Monument are pleased to present On Pedagogy and Practice with Keith Boadwee and Justin Lieberman. This program draws on an existing dialog between two artists whose practices are acutely influenced by their experiences as art professors. This event was organized in conjunction with SculptureCenter's 2013 In Practice program exhibition Double Life and is moderated by SculptureCenter Assistant Curator Kristen Chappa.



Image: S. A. C. (Student Art Collective) with Justin Lieberman. Condition Report (detail), 2011-13.

 

SC Evenings: Nils Bech
Saturday March 16th, 6pm

Renowned Norwegian singer and performance artist Nils Bech will perform songs from his new album Look Inside as part of SculptureCenters SC Evenings event-based public program series.

Image: Benjamin A. Huseby

 

Studio Visit with Rachel Foullon
Thursday March 14, 7-9PM
Member Event

Join us for a studio visit and talk with artist Rachel Foullon whose work is featured in our Winter exhibition Double Life presented through SculptureCenter's In Practice program.

Foullon received her MFA from Columbia University and BS from New York University. Working in sculpture and installation, she utilizes abstraction to recall minimalism's emotional severity, and its ability to reconcile opposites, such as the sacred and profane.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Image: Rachel Foullon, Cruel Radiance (Evener), 2011-2012. Courtesy the artist.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Allison Smith
Monday March 11, 7PM

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is thrilled to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture, its history, legacies, and potential for innovation. This year, Martin Kersels, Agnieszka Kurant, and Allison Smith have been invited to present their own take on art history and consider the thematic focus of thingness.

Image: Allison Smith, Fort Point Evening, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

 

Member Tour of The Armory Show 2013
Saturday March 9th, 11:00 AM
Member Event

Join us for an exclusive members-only tour of The Armory Show 2013. This tour of the Armory Show's centennial edition will be led by ARTime co-founder and contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile with a focus on sculpture, ranging from the Modern to Contemporary sections of the show. Afterwards enjoy full access to both The Armory Show and the fifth edition of VOLTA NY, the Armory's sister fair, for the rest of the day.


Space is limited so take advantage of this offer soon! RSVP to Stephanie Weissberg at sweissberg@sculpture-center.org or by phone (718) 361-1750 x 110.

 

Tour of No Longer Empty's How Much Do I Owe You?
Monday February 25, 7-9pm
Member Event

Join us for a tour of No Longer Empty's Long Island City exhibition, How Much Do I Owe You?, with President and Chief Curator, Manon Slome and exhibiting artist Sol Aramendi. No Longer Empty is a New York-based non-profit whose core mission is to widen the public engagement for contemporary art and to demonstrate the capacity of art to revitalize communities. How Much Do I Owe You? considers the issues of change and exchange as well as socioeconomic shifts in a rapidly changing cultural landscape.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Image: No Longer Empty, How Much Do I Owe You?, 2013.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Agnieszka Kurant
Monday February 11, 7-9PM

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is thrilled to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture, its history, legacies, and potential for innovation. This year, Martin Kersels, Agnieszka Kurant, and Allison Smith have been invited to present their own take on art history and consider the thematic focus of thingness.

Image: Agnieszka Kurant, Emergency Exit, 2010. Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale. Courtesy the artist

 

Exclusive New Member Event with Paul Branca
Monday February 4, 7-9PM
Member Event

As part of our New Year / New Member Drive, join the NewArtNetwork or gift a SculptureCenter Membership before February 1st and you will be invited to an exclusive event with Paul Branca whose work is featured in our Winter exhibition Double Life presented through SculptureCenter's In Practice program.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Image: Paul Branca Studio View. Courtesy the artist.

 

Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Martin Kersels
Monday January 28, 7-9PM

SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, is thrilled to continue the artist-led lecture series Subjective Histories of Sculpture. This program, initiated in 2006, furthers SculptureCenter's exploration of how contemporary artists think about sculpture, its history, legacies, and potential for innovation. This year, Martin Kersels, Agnieszka Kurant, and Allison Smith have been invited to present their own take on art history and consider the thematic focus of thingness.

Image: Martin Kersels, Fat Man, 2002. Mirror tiles, felt, wood. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

 

Opening Reception for Nairy Baghramian: RETAINER and Double Life
Sunday January 13, 5-7PM

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the exhibition RETAINER by Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian and the exhibition Double Life, presented through the In Practice program, with Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Berezin, Paul Branca, Lea Cetera, Rachel Foullon, Molly Lowe, Shana Lutker, S. A. C. (Student Art Collective) with Justin Lieberman, Julia Sherman, and Bryan Zanisnik.

Image: Molly Lowe, FORMED (still), HD video. Courtesy the Artist.

 

Member Preview: Nairy Baghramian: RETAINER and Double Life
Sunday January 13, 3:30-5PM
Member Event

SculptureCenter Members are invited to be the first to view Nairy Baghramian: RETAINER and Double Life.

Not a member? Join today! Or email Stephanie Weissberg stephanie@sculpture-center.org or call 718.361.1750

Image: Nairy Baghramian, The Snag. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.