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Saturday, January 28th 7-9 p.m.
Proteus Gowanus and the Museum of Matches invite you to join us for the opening reception of The Berlin Tunnel Project, an installation inspired by a declassified CIA document describing a tunnel that was dug from West to East Berlin during the Cold War. The Museum of Matches, a one-room Cold War museum, occasionally invites visitors to respond to Cold War documents, photographs and memorabilia. The Berlin Tunnel Project is a collaborative installation by three artists whose countries of origin comprise the three [continue reading…]
Our current exhibition, Object Migrations, contains a number of small, unusual and rather rare objects which we have displayed in wonderful little orbs that were donated by our new Gowanus neighbors, Twig Terrariums. Twig, created by two old friends, Katy and Michelle, moved into 274 Third Avenue at the corner of President Street in September and are a most original addition to the community. They create and sell moss terrariums and other small worlds in antique, vintage, and new glass containers, apothecary jars, science glass, kitchenware, and any odd glass objects they find on our travels. They also give terrarium-making classes and workshops. We thank them for their generosity to Proteus and hope you will visit them!
Lock, stock and barrel, the Reanimation Library has moved temporarily to MOMA as part of Print Studio, an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. Be sure to visit Andrew and the Library at MOMA from January 23-March 9. Meanwhile, back at Proteus, in partnership with our Project-In-Residence, The Museum of Matches, we will be launching a new temporary project in the Reanimation space. The Berlin Tunnel Project, opening January 28, will be an installation inspired by a declassified CIA document. Stay tuned for more on this.
Saturday, January 21, 7pm
Join us for wine and conversation with Leslie-Arlette Boyce, lead author of The Glory of Brooklyn’s Gowanus: Legacy, Industry, and Artistry. Boyce will discuss her book, its images and local history from the arrival of the Dutch West India Company to the present day. She will be joined by Chris Matias, founder and director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, who will discuss the continuing presence of native americans in the Gowanus area. Join us for wine and conversation. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on January 17, 2012
As part of our yearlong Migration theme, the Bureau of Unknown Destinations will offer temporary displacements to members of the public seeking to experiment with their migratory impulses, starting January 12, 7pm. Make a booking for a day’s journey, [continue reading…]
Thursday, January 12, 7-9pm
Join us for wine and conversation at the opening of the Object Migration exhibition. This show is a transitory museum of terrestrial transitions with over 50 objects and their migratory stories brought to us by you, our friends and collaborators. Some objects speak of intensely intimate moments while others tell geologic tales of perfect indifference. [continue reading…]