The Chimney x Ulmer Arts Exhibit – June 22nd, 2019

Join us this Saturday for the Chimney’s opening of “The Chimney x Ulmer Arts” – a group exhibition curated by Clara Darrason & Jennifer Houdrouge and organized in collaboration with Ulmer Arts and Tungsten Partners.

The exhibition is being held in the historic William Ulmer Brewery located in Bushwick and runs through July 28th. We’ll be there serving Bluejacket Brewery craft beers during the opening reception. 

 The William Ulmer Brewery is an adaptive reuse project located at 81 Beaver Street, on the corner of Belvidere and Beaver Streets in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The 60,000 square foot structure was constructed in 1872 as one of Brooklyn’s oldest breweries in the Rundbogenstil Romanesque revival style by architect Theobald Engelhardt. This historic building symbolizes an era of Brooklyn’s history that defined and helped to develop the neighborhood of Bushwick.

The former Ulmer Brewery will be reimagined and historically renovated to house an ecosystem of modern creative users with a shared sense of values and community. Through this revival, Ulmer Arts marks the first effort to fully utilize this property since the Brewery ceased operations during Prohibition a century ago. For this first collaboration, The Chimney takes over six large rooms in order to present large installations and works by nine American and international artists.

On the ground floor, the first room welcomes the works of Yasue Maetake (Japan) and Andrew Erdos (USA). Using glass as his primary medium, Erdos explores the possibility of land formation, the erosion of matter and the passage of time on our landscapes. Maetake’s mixed-media sculptural works investigate the liveliness of matter, artifact’s material and expressive qualities as well as the infinite possibilities of forms.

The second room contains the works of three artists: Desire Moheb Zandi (Turkey), Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Sara Mejia Kriendler (USA and Colombia).  

Desire Moheb Zandi’s works Volcanic (2019) and Emancipation/Plantasia (2019) consist in two suspended tapestries made of various textiles such as wool, rubber, plastic, paint and paper. From an early age, the artist has found both personal and cultural identity through the hours spent watching her grandmother weave in her childhood home, Turkey. Influenced by her personal history with textiles and its countless sculptural possibilities, Moheb Zandi combines found materials with traditional modes of textile fabrication. By manipulating the surface of the fabric and playing with formal arrangement, Moheb Zandi constructs horizontally-layered visual compositions. 

Part of a series of works titled “Me Again” about climate change, Riitta Ikonen’s wearable fabric sculptures represent an insect at a magnified scale namely, a moth and a beetle. Her fascination for the natural realm is accompanied by an ecological concern: the increasing disappearance of one of the most mysterious and overlooked species – insects. Ikonen expressed: “Our eyes and ears might not pick up all the fragile achievements of the small and quiet ones.” By creating pieces of imperceptible creatures integrated within a human habitat, Ikonen celebrates the fragile beauty of our ecosystem and the incredible diversity of the million species living  on our planet.

In “Running Out of Ink,” Sara Mejia Kriendler weaves palm leaves through the gridded pages of a notebook. This series is inspired by Robin Crusoe – the story of a castaway stranded on a deserted island for 28 years.  To stay sane Robinson keeps a journal using ink he salvaged from his ship before it sank.  But he is running out of ink.  This series imagines what happens when he does. Kriendler seeks to reconnect with raw materials as opposed to manufactured ones.  Facing the possibility of environmental collapse, this work considers our dependence on the manufactured and imagines what could happen when we are forced to start from scratch. 

In the following third room, Matt Taber (USA) created a table whose surface appears as a static cut-out of the ocean.  As an object of design and art, Taber approaches the boundary of an object of utility that, by design, attempts to reconcile its entropic environment.  For Taber, the sea is a platform.  Without a fixed architecture, its movements adhere to the tidal forces of the Moon and the Sun acting on the Earth.  As algorithms alienate our behaviors, a cybernetic solitude aligns us with the sailor who encounters the universal mind and memory “from swerve of shore to bend of bay.”  Named after Marcel Broodthaers work of the same title, “A Voyage on the North Sea” is a platform for others to conflate modern life with the systemic mysticism that guides our desires. 

On the second floor, Aaron Taylor Kuffner (USA) created an immersive and sonic installation of his ongoing Sonic Kinetic Sculptures called Gamelatrons. Kuffner’s Gamelatrons are made of traditional bronze, brass and iron instruments. Drawing from Indonesia’s gamelan tradition, Kuffner roboticizes these gongs with newly designed musical compositions. Turning ancient instrument such as Indonesian Gamelan into hand-crafted sculptures, the artist exposes viewers to the profound nature of musical resonance, its effect on the body and psyche and retrieves the spiritual objective of ancient Indonesian ceremonies. This room provides a respite for visitors.

In the room to the left, the paintings of Lino Bernabe (USA and Cuba) explore the notion of time and the effect of the moving picture through the medium of painting. By applying concepts that pertain to the field of cinema, Bernabe’s paintings animate under RGB sequenced lights. He uses colored light to divide one image into three images. Red light is scene one, green light is scene two, blue light is scene three. The sequencing of RGB light produces an unfolding narrative, enabling the two-dimensional paintings to expand into the dimension of time. The motion of figures perceived from the change in colored light frequencies produces a narrative scene that questions the sociological and physiological implications of each primary color: red, cyan, green, magenta, blue and yellow. The painted scenes are fleeting moments observed and witnessed by the artist in the streets of his hometown in Miami.

On the third floor, Nelly Zagury (France) presents The Giant Stalker & The Cannibal Flower  (2019) – a 3 dimensional painting inviting the audience to experience the theatrical aspect of her dreams. Playing with iconic myth, surreal characters and erotic fantasy, Nelly Zagury’s works are filled with symbolism that furthers one’s understanding of femininity and eroticism.

The Chimney is also pleased to present its second publication “a tall action is not a height” made on the occasion of Autumn Ahn’s (USA) performance-based exhibition at the Chimney in 2017. Acting as an extension of her exhibition, the publication reveals Ahn’s performance under a new light and offers insights in regards to her creative process. The publication includes essays by the scholar Asli Seven, the Chimney directors, Clara Darrason and Jennifer Houdrouge, the artist Autumn Ahn and the curator Anissa Touati. Photographs of Autumn Ahn’s performance will also be on view.

ABOUT THE BREWERY

A New York City Landmark, the William Ulmer Brewery was built in 1872 in the Rundbogenstil Romanesque revival style. Designed by architect Theobald Engelhardt, the brewery is located on the corner of Belvidere and Beaver in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Though the brewery has been closed since Prohibition, the building remained under the ownership of the Ulmer family until 1952. The main brew house is 60,000 square feet and is currently a mixture of industrial loft spaced on the upper floors. The building’s three basements extend 50 feet below grade, with the cellars comprising another 18,000 square feet with vaulted masonry tunnels and chambers

ABOUT ULMER ARTS

Ulmer Arts is a collaboration between builders and artists. Together, Macarthur Holdings + Rivington Company + Brightsky Investments is the partnership behind the historic renovation of the William Ulmer Brewery. In New York City, the partnership has over 50 years of experience revitalizing historic properties.

Please follow along at www.ulmerarts.com for updates on this project.

ABOUT TUNGSTEN PARTNERS

Tungsten Partners is an independent and diversified holdings company with minority and wholly owned interests in a variety of operating companies in several disciplines including: hospitality, art, media, fashion, beverage, design, consumer products and real estate.

Tungsten Partners is the founder of the art publication Art Observed, was prior to its divestiture, the longest standing owner of the Ace Hotel brand, and has active equity interests in over 30 companies. Tungsten Partners is a creative advisor and minority owner of the William Ulmer Brewery Project.

 

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SPONSORED, TICKETEDApril 22, 2019

Palaver Strings x Groupmuse – May 17th, 2019

We’re excited to announce our next Massivemuse with our friends, Groupmuse and Palaver Strings.

Palaver is the conductor-less string symphony of activist-musicians on a mission — to bring communities together and catalyze important conversations through the shared experience of the glorious music they make.

They’ve Massive’d on both coasts and it’s always a smash when they come to the Big Apple. This time, they’ve got a program of new works and Bach — his sublime cantata “Komm Jesu Komm” and his shattering, explosive, and legendary Chaconne in D Minor for Solo Violin arranged for the full band.

To present this year’s performance, we have the honor to partner with the Colonial Dames of America – the oldest colonial lineage society for women in the United States, and stewards over the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Gardens. It’s one of the few remaining pre-1800 buildings in Manhattan and the landscaped grounds coming alive in May amongst the massive steel and glass neighbors is a sight to see. The museum and gardens are open prior to the performance, so please come early to to enjoy a guided tour of this landmarked historical site!

We’ll reach into the past, we’ll revel in the present, we’ll welcome in the future.

SPONSORSHIP AND CASH BAR SERVICE PROVIDED BY NYC EVENT PRO.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE >>


This program features a collaborative new commission by percussionist, electronic musician, and composer Nate Tucker.

PROGRAM

  • HOROWITZ “Moon” for Strings and Percussion
  • DESSNER Aheym
  • BACH BWV 229 “Komm Jesu Komm”
  • BACH Chaconne in D Minor for Solo Violin arranged for strings with cantata excerpts
  • TUCKER Three Crooked Arrows for strings and electronics

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INVITE ONLY, SPONSOREDApril 20, 2019

CAMBA Brooklyn Entrepreneur Awards – May 15th, 2019

Wednesday, May 15th 2019 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Genius Headquarters, 92 3rd Street, Brooklyn 11231
(Gowanus, Between Bond Street and Hoyt Street)


CAMBA Small Business Services (SBS) will be toasting the growth of the borough’s local businesses at the second annual Brooklyn Entrepreneur Awards. With bar and production by NYC Event Pro and catering by Alexandra Dettori, the evening will highlight the accomplishments of Brooklyn entrepreneurs who have advanced their businesses with the support of CAMBA’s Small Business Services and other Brooklyn small business service providers.

This is sure to be an evening to remember, join us in celebrating the success of our local entrepreneurs! 

The event is by invitation only, contact us for sponsorship info and more on tickets.

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INVITE ONLY, SPONSOREDApril 14, 2019

ArtVenture x 50 Bowery – May 5th, 2019

Art week closing party on the terrace and rooftop of Hotel 50 Bowery, brought to you by ArtVenture in collaboration with the inaugural Contemporary And Digital Art Fair(CADAF), Trendland, NYCult and NYCEVENTPRO.

Selective Open Bar from 5-7pm by RSVP.

Music by Boogieman (DJ)

May 5th – 5:00PM – 9:30PM
50 Bowery , New York,  NY 10013

INVITE ONLY EMAIL RSVP@NYCEVENTPRO.COM FOR LIST REQUEST

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INVITE ONLY, SPONSOREDApril 12, 2019

FRESH FINDS x SOHO GRAND – MAY 2ND, 2019

SOHO GRAND CLUB ROOM
THURSDAY MAY 2
10PM TILL LATE

HOSTED BY
MICHELLE ROSE
DANI MARI
FRANK TELL
JONATHAN FRYDMAN
HEIDI GARDNER
JOSEPH GRAZI
ZYNURU

MUSIC BY
IAN MELLENCAMP

LIVE PAINTING BY
CATALINA TORO

PRESENTED BY
NYCEVENTPRO.COM AND PRVTPARTY.COM

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SPONSORED, TICKETEDApril 11, 2019

Save the Night with CVTC x HG Contemporary – April 13th, 2019

Join us for a memorable and meaningful evening of cocktails and dancing benefitting the Crime Victims Treatment Center.

This year’s annual junior board fundraiser will be taking place in Williamsburg to celebrate the expansion of CVTC’s services to Brooklyn. HG Gallery Williamsburg is an airy, breakthrough space that has built a reputation for unearthing distinct and diverse artists. Experience this year’s Save the Night alongside exceptional art exhibitions. The night will include a full 3-hour open bar, photo booth, DJ, dance floor, light Hors D’Oeuvres from Cantina Royal, and an emceed charity raffle. Bar and production by NYC EVENT PRO.

APRIL 13TH, 2019 7:30-11PM
HG CONTEMPORARY
66 N 3RD ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11249
AFTERPARTY AT LA SALA – 58 N 3RD ST, BK NY

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

If you’re unable to join us, but would still like to donate, you can do that here: www.cvtcnyc.org/donate
Thank you in advance for helping us raise money for services to support survivors of violence.

Note: Early bird tickets are on sale through 4/1 **($85 WITH PROMOCODE: EARLYBIRD)**, after that tickets will be $100 in advance and $120 (cash and venmo only) at the door. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible and we can send you 501(c)(3) letters upon request. For group packages of more than 5 tickets please email cvtcsavethenight@gmail.com to inquire.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal/Dressy

#savethenight#cvtcnyc

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More about CVTC:
CVTC is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people heal from violent crime, most notably survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. CVTC provides a wide range of therapeutic services free of charge to anyone impacted by violence, which includes training and organizing crisis response volunteer advocates in the emergency room and long-term trauma counselling and therapy. We are dedicated to advocacy on behalf of survivors, collaboration with partners across a multitude of disciplines, and training for those who work with survivors. We are committed to changing cultural norms around violence and promoting social justice through progressive legislation and community mobilization.
More information at: http://www.cvtcnyc.org

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SPONSOREDMarch 24, 2019

Women Trailblazers in Tech x Flatiron School – March 26th, 2019

Meet women trailblazers in the tech field in this celebratory Women’s History Month panel.

Women Trailblazers in Tech: Panel

Join us and the Flatiron School as we bring together women trailblazers in the tech field in this celebratory Women’s History Month panel. From entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, social activist and beyond, this group of powerhouse women is utilizing tech for local and global change.

Hoping to break into tech or looking for inspiration? Ready to dive headfirst into a tech education? Searching for your next opportunity in this growing field? Join us.

What to expect:

  • Bites by female owned and operated caterer, BK Bear
  • Bar by NYCEVENTPRO with specialty cocktails created with Bloom Gin (from Master Distiller, Joanne Moore, one of the first female Master Distillers in Europe)
  • Tech Demos with Women Entrepreneurs
  • Panel with Audience Q&A
  • Networking

Panelists you’ll hear from:

Change your career. Change your life. Change the world. // <3


RSVP HERE!


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INVITE ONLY, SPONSOREDMarch 12, 2019

The ASK Dinner Series – March 15th, 2019

The Ask is a private invite-only dinner series launching on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at CADEN, our one of our main venues (381 Broadway NY, NY), starting at 7 PM.
And you ask, what is The Ask

WHO – Female and Male Founders, Entrepreneurs, Decision Makers, that want to support Badass Female Owned Businesses and work with Badass Women

WHAT – Monthly Event on the 15th at 7:00 PM Every Month (Same Date, Same Time, Always)

WHY – Unfortunately, we’ve convinced ourselves that we lack the time to connect, and we don’t make “the ask” to our fellow entrepreneurs… Now is the time to change ALL of that. We all need helping hands professionally and helping hearts personally. 

Let’s curate a squad of a daring few ready to take on our worlds together. 

We hope you will join us for our launch during International Women’s Month. Let’s celebrate together, let’s celebrate each other and let’s build together.


REQUEST RSVP HERE


TICKET INCLUDES: Three Course Meal, CBD Cocktails, Rosé, and Take Home Goodies *Limited Seats Available*

Tell Us More About YouMandatory Details Needed for your RSVP


Can’t make it? We will continue to host The Ask on the 15th of every month at 7PM throughout the rest of the year if you want to stay in the loop let me know and I will make sure you’re not skipped on the monthly invite. 

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  1. Mrs. Laura Jean-Jacques

    March 14, 2019

    I can’t make it out for the 15th this month, but would love to receive an invite for next month.

    -Laura

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SPONSOREDJanuary 19, 2019

Crooked Fringe Open Studios – January 23rd, 2019

It’s our pleasure to be supporting, in partnership with Cubero Events and VenuesProud Wineaux and Edge in Motion, the launch celebration of Crooked Fringe Studios on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.
Starting at 6pm, Crooked Fringe is opening the doors to their two versatile studios, located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District. You’ll have a front-row seat to embrace your creative side as you engage with other event lovers over two amazing studios, one OPEN BAR, a LIVE CHEF, great MUSIC and more!

With over 15 years of production, consulting and curating fashion and beauty experiences, not to mention, amazing corporate and networking events, the team at Crooked Fringe will undoubtedly leave you inspired.

208 W 30th St, New York, NY
10th Floor 

6PM-9PM


RSVP HERE

SPONSOREDJanuary 09, 2019

Ready Made Collective’s NO SERVICE Art Show – January 12th, 2019

We’re excited to be supporting our second art exposition the Readymade Art Collective. Come join us for another night of fine art and good vibes on January 12. The theme of the evening is No Service and we’re encouraging all guests to disconnect to their comfort level.

Doors will open at 7:30pm, and we recommend that you show up before 10pm for a closer look at the artwork and the opportunity to meet the artists in a more intimate setting. After that, the party will get bumping with DJs and live musical performances.

Works by:
Garrison Block
Reed Caputo
Anton Connolly
Simba Chakauya
Pierre Crosby
The Love Child
Katherine Goguen
Max Hodgson
Charlie Hudson
Hunter Huebsch
Christian Johansen
Emily Lamb
Drew Leach
Julian MacMillan
Seth MacMillan
Albert Nascimento
Jon Portman
Sammy Redmond
Ryan Reiss
Kate Robinson
Halimah Schmidt
Ellen Voorheis

TICKETS HERE

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