Saturday, March 22
Workshop, 3-6pm; Reception, 6-9pm
Join us for the Workshop, the Beer Brewing demonstration and the Opening Reception of THIRST, the third investigatory adventure of our yearlong exploration of WATER. THIRST is a participatory curatorial project exploring thirsty materials, plants, animals and people. In order to reveal the complex forces shaping our physical need and psychological desire for water, Proteus Gowanus will be transformed into a monthlong living research laboratory. [more]
Hydrogen Bonding: A Workshop in Dyeing, Felting and Water-Molecule-Making, 3-6pm, Saturday’s workshop is the first of a series of Thirstlab Workshops. This workshop’s leaders are Hope Ginsburg (artist/ educator Virginia Commonwealth University) and Laura Sansone (owner, House-Wear Design Studio/educator, Parsons The New School for Design).
DIY Homebrewing, 6pm, Chris Lovrich from Brooklyn Homebrew will demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer from one of their favorite DIY kits! So if you’re interested in learning how to use water to cook up a different kind of plant-steeped concoction, be sure to catch him in action during our Thirst Opening.
Friday, March 21, 7pm
In this illustrated talk, Jesse H. Ausubel will discuss his massive recently completed project, the world’s first Census of Marine Life, a cooperative international effort to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life across the planet. [continue reading…]
Sunday, March 9, 4pm
$5 suggested donation
As part of our yearlong exploration of WATER, we are happy to host this unique presentation by a textile expert (and longtime Proteus collaborator) on the relationship between water and textiles.
In this illustrated talk, Janice Everett will discuss the relationship of textile manufacture and design to the environment, [continue reading…]
Sunday, March 1, 1:30 – 4:30pm
In this hands-on workshop, you will work with the Battle Pass Collective of artists, performers and educators as you explore the Revolutionary Battle of Brooklyn, which culminated on the Gowanus Creek in 1776. The workshop will connect past to present as we explore conflict, history and memory, searching for new forms for imagery that has become cliche from overuse and manipulation. [continue reading…]
Series begin March 1 and March 2 respectively, 10am
Proteus Gowanus is hosting two new Zone A Workshop series taught by two experienced artists and teachers. In honor of our yearlong theme, both workshops focus on painting and drawing WATER. Read on for more information… [continue reading…]
Sunday, February 23, 4pm
Admission Fee: $5
Location Services are ON! In this time of hyper-locatability via digital maps, what kinds of places and things might still remain lost? Marget Long and Carolyn Dinshaw look to the optical phenomenon of the mirage—a strange and elusive “nowhere” often perceived as water—to explore the broad concepts of location and locatability. The talk investigates the mirage’s visual and cultural history through a wide array of materials: medieval maps and legends of Paradise, early 20th-century Arctic exploration, and photographs and video works from Long’s project on mirages. Long and Dinshaw take a long view of the mirage– an illusion that prompts an irrational experience of time and space–in order finally to imagine how to work and play with current digital mapping technologies intended to work us. [continue reading…]
Sunday, January 26 all day
Proteus Gowanus as been invited to give a talk and to create an installation at TEDxGowanus on Sunday, January 26. But the tickets are sold out, so Proteus Gowanus is hosting a simulcast “Viewing Party” during the TEDxGowanus event. Stop by the gallery for beer and watch the event as it streams live from across the canal. TEDxGowanus will stream the talks from their website starting at 11am and we will be watching. [continue reading…]
Saturday, January 11, 6 – 10 pm
Our project-in-residence Reanimation Library presents the second exhibition of our yearlong investigation of Water. The exhibition, Reanimation Library/Gowanus Branch, presents new work by Jen Bervin, David East, and Marget Long. The exhibition will also include a selection of water-related books from the library’s collection. The exhibition works in sculpture, photography, video, installation and textile all grew out of an initial encounter with printed material, often from the library’s own collection. The exhibition runs from January 4 through March 16, 2014. [continue reading…]
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 12-6pm
Proteus Gowanus and Morbid Anatomy Library are teaming up once again to bring you a fabulous array of curious and protean gifts for the holidays. In addition to items from our own unusual gift shop, outside vendors, ranging from artists to taxidermists to book makers and more, will be onsite to sell the wares. Free beer compliments of Brooklyn Brewery will also add to the holiday spirit.
(Morbid Anatomy Library vendors will participate on Saturday, December 14th only)
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
A Way of Thinking: A Workshop on the “Proteus Process”
Sign up now for this Proteus Gowanus workshop located in the MoMA Education Department. Participation is limited to 20. Proteus subscribers pay less! $50 for the three-hour workshop instead of $90. Just use the secret code “Proteus” in the “discount code” box.
In a romp through the Museum of Modern Art, Proteus Gowanus core collaborators Sasha Chavchavadze and Tammy Pittman have designed a game to demonstrate our Protean process so you too can experience the “way of thinking” that results in our interdisciplinary exhibitions.
The workshop demonstrates a knowledge-seeking process in which participants enter into selected topics via a thematically interconnected array of art, artifacts, and books. Gather and create (individually or as a group) a collection of objects that speaks to newways of seeing your subject. You will develop and expand on that theme as you explore MoMA exhibitions. This thematic, process-oriented workshop, developed especially for MoMA, includes working in exhibition galleries, with a focus on curating and creating.
We hope to see you there! Your participation supports our ongoing programs at Proteus Gowanus.