I, I, I, I, I, I, I,Kathy Acker at ICA

May 1 2019 – Sunday July 21 2019

ICA, St James

“Major project grappling with the continued genius and mythology of Kathy Acker. The writer actually appeared at the ICA in 1986 and, more recently, it hosted a sold-out event with Chris Kraus, author of ‘After Kathy Acker: A Biography’. Kraus isn’t the only one to have re-kindled the interest in Acker’s work, Olivia Laing’s ‘Crudo’ (published 2018) also plays with the character of ‘Kathy Acker’, a fictionalised blurring of Laing and Acker. But don’t just go because of the current buzz around her, go because there’s still so much more to be said about this endlessly clever, shapeshifting artistic mastermind.”

Henry Darger’s Room (Coleen Fitzgibbon) and Rich Poor (Coleen Fitzgibbon and Robin Winters) will be playing on loop throughout the exhibition.

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Schunck’s Basquiat Retrospective March 26- June 2

Basquiat: The Artist and His New York Scene tells the story of the young Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).

In the summer of 1980, 20-year-old Basquiat showed his work publicly for the first time at The Times Square Show , a group exhibition initiated by artists’ collective COLAB (Collaborative Projects Inc.).


“More than 100 young artists are fully experimenting and resisting the established, artistic environment with punk-like rebellion. The show is open 24 hours a day and takes place in an empty six-story brothel on Times Square. There is an extensive evening program with so-called Exotic Events . There is also a souvenir shop where works by participating artists are sold in print runs. What is special and innovative about the art in The Times Square Show is that boundaries between ‘high’ art and popular culture are being broken. New forms of expression such as fashion, video and performance art are embraced and the street art hitherto underground is shown above ground. Engaged themes around politics, sexuality and multiculturalism are also explicitly present.”

More than 50 original works from The Times Square Show are shown here, including Charlie Ahearn, John Ahearn, Jean-Michel Basquiat (who then participated under the name SAMO ©), Andrea Callard, Eva DeCarlo, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Bobby G., Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Becky Howland, Peggy Lynn, Alan Moore, Tom Otterness, Cara Perlman, Christy Rupp, Jane Sherry, Kiki Smith and Robin Winters.

Views of the Time Square Show (organized by Colab), 1980. Photo collage by Terise Slotkin
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Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat

EXTENDED! Through July 29 Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat May. 13 – Jul. 29, 2018 An Exhibition and Special Events Curated by Sara Driver, Carlo McCormick, Mary-Ann Monforton and Howl! Happening Opening Sunday, May 13, 2018 / 6–8 PM / Free

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MoMa screenings of LES and The Deadly Art of Survival

Screenings of LES and The Deadly Art of Survival at MoMa
Sun Jan 28, 6:30pm
Tue Jan 30, 5:00pm

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New Infidel in the Studio book available on Amazon

Buy Jonathan Silver: Infidel in the Studio on Amazon

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Greenpoint Film Festival Panel Video

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Photos from the Greenpoint Film Festival

Sunday afternoon’s panel following the Artists on Artists screening with Michael Brenson, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Robert DiMaio and Lili White was a real highlight of the festival.

Bushwick Inlet Park panel with filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park activists Steve Chesler and Maggie Baker.

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Greenpoint 2017 Trailer

Want to know what’s underneath your neighborhood? Greenpoint 2017, a film by Coleen Fitzgibbon, is screening at the Greenpoint Film Festival. Thursday 7pm at the Wythe Hotel.

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Greenpoint Film Festival Press Release

Coleen Fitzgibbon, Filmmaker

Greenpoint 2017, a 30minute documentary on the toxic remediation of North Brooklyn’s waterfront areas is a brief update on Greenpoint and Bushwick from 2016 to 2017.

The magnitude and scope of the remediation in North Brooklyn involves many years of individuals and organizations working together to uncover the history of contamination, initiating legal action to clean up sewage, oil and chemical spills and demanding open waterfront areas and parks for the community.

Like chapters in a book, this short film interviews a few of the many voices dedicated to the revitalization and industrial cleanup of Newtown Creek’s superfund, Greenpoint’s brownfields and Bushwick Inlet Park’s restoration.

Interviews with: Riverkeeper’s Sean Dixon, North Brooklyn Alliance’s Willis Elkins, Friends of Bushwick Park’s Kim Fraser and Maggie Baker, North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Patterson Beckwith, activist Steve Chesler, Habitat Map’s Michael Heimbinder, BioCities’ Kathleen Bakewell and artists Peter Fend and Rosa Valado.

Fitzgibbon’s previous film Greenpoint 2016 was screened at the 2016 Greenpoint Film Festival, in which Elkins, Beckwith, Fend and Fitzgibbon explored by boat the state of Newtown Creek superfund contamination in 2016. Greenpoint 2017 is an extension of that journey.

Coleen Fitzgibbon, Producer/director
Michael Grenadier is Associate Producer/editor

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Two Coleen Fitzgibbon films in the Greenpoint Film Festival

Greenpoint 2017​ a 30min doc on North Brooklyn’s superfund and open park activism is ​screening is​ Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7PM​.

​Jonathan Silver: Infidel in the Studio ​ a 42 min doc on installation sculptor Jonathan Silver is screening is​ Sunday, May 7th at 4:10 PM

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