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Thursday, April 5, 8pm
Join us for a lecture with recordings and discussion of a great era of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in North Africa and beyond.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the phonograph had become a fixture in bars, cafes and theaters across North Africa. With an eye toward a new market, the major international record labels soon moved in and recorded the greatest Jewish and Muslim musicians of their generation. The labels captured sounds that would come not only to define Arabic music in the region but also to preserve a fascinating history of Jewish-Muslim musical collaboration in the Maghreb. [continue reading…]
Tuesday, April 3, 8pm
Suggested Donation, $5
As our Object Migration exhibition enters its final weeks, Proteus Gowanus is pleased to present a work-in-progress documentary about cotton, a migratory material with strong historical associations for Americans. “Cotton Road” (2012) by Laura Kissel focuses on cotton as an international agricultural commodity, following the production cycle of the material as it moves from American farms to Chinese factories and beyond. [continue reading…]
Saturday, March 31, 4-6pm
The Bureau of Unknown Destinations will be having a small celebration for all the adventurous souls who have traveled to unknown destinations over the past months. [continue reading…]
Friday, March 30, 8-9:30pm
Object Lessons is a one-evening series of tiny lectures based on the objects from the current Proteus exhibition, Object Migration. Object Lessons takes some of these objects and focuses in on their stories, transforming the object into a lense to magnify history and social patterns. The talks will address the history of ornithology in America, nuclear [continue reading…]
Saturday, March 24, 12pm
In 2006 an intrepid trickster appeared in Central Park. Hal the coyote, named after the Hallet Sanctuary where he was discovered, attracted a blitz of local news coverage before he was captured. He then died unexpectedly upon being released north of the city. Since 2009 Dillon de Give has made annual voyages on foot, both alone and with others, on the anniversary of the animal’s death in early April. These journeys each follow a different path of tenuous greenspace which begins in Central Park and leads back to the wild in a 3-4 day hike. This year Dillon will lead a walk that connects Proteus Gowanus to the laH trailhead using a similar logic, following greenspaces when possible. [continue reading…]
Reception/performance/workshop: Sunday, March 11, 5:30 pm
“Do you hear the clank of the muskets? …In the midst of you stands an encampment very old…”
—Walt Whitman, “The Centenarian’s Story”
Join us for the opening reception of Battle Pass, an interdisciplinary homage to the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn. Revolution I includes a collaborative installation (on view through March 31), and a reception workshop and performance. These events will take place at GRIDSPACE, a Crown Heights art space, located at 112 Rogers Avenue/corner of Sterling.
Saturday, March 10, 8pm
Where does a journey begin? And how do we know where it ends? Join Dr. Debra Tillinger in an exploration of the art of mapping, from the times of ancient seafarers to the present day. This workshop will focus on the famous longitude problem, a riddle of the 18th century whose solutions included magic and mathematics. We will explore ideas in mapping from Lewis Carrol, Umberto Eco, and other artists and thinkers. [continue reading…]