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…]
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.
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Please join us for opening reception of Battle Ground, the third and last exhibit of our yearlong Battle theme. Battle Ground will explore the pathos of the Battle of Brooklyn, stimulating our collective memory, evoking parallels between past and present, while focusing on the complexity, moral ambiguity, and devastation of this important Revolutionary confrontation. Historical imagery, rendered meaningless by over-use and political manipulation, will be revived in new forms. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on April 8, 2013 • Tagged andrew keating, angela kramer, battle, battle of brooklyn, christina kelly, eva melas, eymund diegel, katarina jerinic, komar and melamid, paul benney, peter bonner, robert gould, robert sullivan, robyn love, sasha chavchavadze
Monday, August 27 at 7pm
Location: corner of Smith and Bergen Streets
Conceived and directed by Paul Benney
Battle on Bergen is a site-specific performance incorporating elements of dance, street theater, puppetry, and live music to depict certain events from the Battle of Brooklyn, drawing parallels between the American Revolutionary War and political events today. [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, 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…]
Saturday, June 25, 7:30-9pm
Proteotypes, the publishing division of Proteus Gowanus, is delighted to announce the publication of a long-awaited new book, Museum of Matches, by Sasha Chavchavadze. [continue reading…]