Saturday, February 28, 6-8pm
Please join us for wine and conversation at the opening reception for Trade Routes, the third exhibition of our COMMERCE year. Trade Routes focuses on the infrastructures and pathways of commerce, from the winds and tides that were the first determinants of inter-cultural trade to the technological breakthroughs that fuel global trade today. Sociologist-artist team David Schleifer and Tracy Gilman explore Navajo trading rug styles using weather-resistant electric cables. The works of Shari Mendelson and Venetia Dale address the impact of product innovation, specifically the invention of plastic, on the movement of objects and commodities from their countries of origin to their point of consumption. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on February 25, 2015 • Tagged cameron becarrio, charlotte lagarde, claire leighton, commerce, david schleifer and tracy gilman, institute for mobile vending, lauren cannon, paul lloyd sargent, shari mendelson, susie silbert, tammy pittman, tony stanzione, trade routes, venetia dale
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, January 12, 7pm
Secret Wars, the second exhibition in Proteus Gowanus’ yearlong exploration of Battle, explores the cryptic ways of warfare waged behind the cloak of invisibility. From neurophysical conflict deep inside the human amygdala, to the broadcast signals used by spies and intelligence agencies, to the everyday observation of ordinary citizens by omniscient bureaucracies, Secret Wars reveals covert communications hiding in plain sight.
Posted in Events on December 29, 2012 • Tagged Anna Livia Lowendahl-Atomic, battle, bryan m wilson, David Goren, Front404, J Morgan Puett, Joy Garnett, Katie Marie Coble, Nene Humphrey, Renee Ridgway, secret wars, smudge studio, tammy pittman, thomas ross miller