Please join us for art, performance, and discussion as we launch The Compendium project!
The initial organizers will share their artistic practices, speak with you about what our communities need this year, and begin to construct a “living compendium” of participating artists across disciplines. Come to get involved, come to throw your work into the curatorial and organizational mix, come get to know us if you don’t already, and come to enjoy yourself!
6pm: Gallery hours (work curated by Cat Gilbert, The 22 Magazine) and mingle
Wall Artists: Cat Gilbert, Alexander Barton, Aaron Howard
7pm-11pm: performances by composer/musicians Valerie Kuehne, Ian Colletti, collaborative work by Thomas Bell, Christina DeRoos and Anya Liftig, performance by experimental music ensemble thingNY, performance collective Panoply Performance Laboratory, and more.
Free admission, donations-for-beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. All proceeds go towards artist fees for the many local and international artists we will be working with this year, as well as towards a special issue of The 22 Magazine and a final Book (The Compendium) documenting the year of projects.
The Compendium is comprised of artists who are deeply engaged with their communities. Organizing both as artists and as directors of alternative arts spaces, curators, members of ensembles and collectives, arts writers, and as agents of cultural influence, we form a "living compendium" to channel multiple agendas, intentions, and ideas into concrete support for artists and grassroots arts organizations.
The Compendium functions via face-to-face meetings, sharing time, funding, space, critical analysis, materials, transportation, residencies, publicity, skills, and other resources.
Over the course of 2012, The Compendium initiative will experiment with hybrid modes of curation, exchange, and presentation, producing exhibitions, performances, publications, and more.