Saturday, September 6, 6-9pm
Join us for free wine, risky money making and magical money laundering at the opening of Currency, the first show of the COMMERCE theme year. Currency is an exhibition of art, artifacts and books examining the representation of value and its relation to social consensus. The exhibition includes displays of alternative currencies, artist-made currencies and art objects made from currency. We will also examine art’s role as a form of currency. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on August 29, 2014 • Tagged Caroline Woolard., commerce, Currency, Dadara, Dan Tague, duke riley, Hackett and Bronwen Densmore, Jason Sinopoli, Magdalena Firlag, Makale Faber-Cullen, Mark Wagner, Nick Kuszyk (aka RRobots), Poneros, Rob Johnson, sal randolph, Swoon
Friday, July 6, 7pm
Free Wine and Conversation
Starting this past fall with the opening of our Migration year, Proteus Gowanus launched an onsite Artist-In-Residence program. We invited three individuals (two artists, one anthropologist) to produce work corresponding to our three Migration exhibitions. As the summary event of our yearlong Migration exploration, we invite you to join us for the opening reception of the Migration Residents Exhibition.
Lado Pochkhua opened the Migration year with a project using documentary photographs he took with an old camera and expired film he bought for pennies in a [continue reading…]
Thursday, June 14, 7pm
In partnership with the literary journal A Public Space, we are pleased to present Author Maud Casey and former Proteus artist-in-residence Sal Randolph in readings and discussion of the wonder of wandering and the process of unknowing. A Q&A will follow. Professor Jeff Dolven will moderate. Maud Casey’s “Stubborn Desire,” inspired by the case of fugue victim Albert Dadas, was published in Issue 15 of A Public Space. Sal Randolph’s Bureau of Unknown Destinations project, sponsored by Proteus Gowanus, sent 100 participants on day-long blind adventures.
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…]
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…]
When we think about migration (as we have been doing all year), we tend to focus on people and creatures, the mobile inhabitants of the planet. But life and motion create products and byproducts: tools, waste, the implements of culture. These are often the things that drive us onward in our migrations. [continue reading…]