Coming this April, Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on pointe. CounterPointe is an annual performance series dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks.
Norte Maar and Microscope Gallery collaborate to present and evening of Burckhardt Films at Microscope Gallery (1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn), Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. The series will feature the world premiere of Jacob Burckhardt’s film Happy Holi, shot in Sri Lanka capturing a vibrant dance party celebrating the Hindu Holi festival of colors. The evening will also feature a 1955 film by Rudy Burckhardt as well as film of Edith Schloss, the subject of a major retrospective now on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, leading a tour of her apartment where she vividly describes her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present.
Headlining Norte Maar’s big Beat Nite after party will be light installation by Brooklyn based artist Julia Sinelnikova. Say hello to Heath at the door grab a beer from Brooklyn Brewery then enjoy Julia’s elaborate light installations inspired by supernatural imagery while you dance the night away to the tunes of DJ jojoSOUL Julia’s installation will remain on view at the Vazquez (93 Forrest Street) for Armory Weekend, Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2-7pm.
Bushwick’s premiere non-profit arts organization, Norte Maar, presents its 12th installment of Beat Nite, Friday, March 6. Heralded as the most underground, exciting, and fiercely independent, Beat Nite is a late night Bushwick-wide gallery night. This edition is curated by critic Ben Sutton and features a range of the alternative and established. Don’t miss the art and the after party hosted by The Vazquez.
Norte Maar is pleased to present a major exhibition surveying new work in pattern, repetition and motif titled “between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif.” The exhibition will be held at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery (btwn51st and 52nd Street, NYC) and will open with a public reception on Monday, March 16 from 6-8pm. The show will continue through June 12 with gallery hours Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. This exhibition continues Norte Maar’s mission of re-presenting and supporting the advancement of innovative and transgressive work of both emerging, mid-career and historic artists.
Norte Maar is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Gallery to present a landmark retrospective of work by Edith Schloss (1919-2011), one of America’s greatest expatriate artists whose paintings, assemblage, collage, watercolors and drawings border on the bittersweet, fragile, intimate and naïve. Intrinsically linked to the milieu of Postwar American Art, every aspect of the artist’s eccentric personal iconography will be on view for rediscovery. This is the first show of the artist’s work in New York in twenty-five years.
Norte Maar, in collaboration with Socrates Sculpture Park, invites young choreographers ages 13-18 to apply for one week of mentorship in August, as together, they make new choreography for performance during Dance at Socrates: a residency and performance program that invites New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a develop a site-specific dancework in a unique waterfront environment.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet opens a call for CounterPointe3 the returning performing series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work for pointe.
A month after Norte Maar’s hugely successful Brooklyn Performance Combine at the Brooklyn Museum, the event is being recognized for its celebration of Brooklyn based artists and performers. Critic, James Panero in his monthly column in The New Criterion, juxtaposed the inclusive nature of the event with the seemingly exclusive even divisive omission of artists in the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition Crossing Brooklyn.
In the December issue of Sculpture Magazine, writer / critic Susan Canning offers a survey of the current New York art scene featuring Norte Maar among a selected mix of non-profits and galleries that continue to make New York the cultural capital of the world.
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