One century ago this year, the floodgates of modern art were opened by three artists: Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach and Walt Kuhn. One year before, they had formed an artist-run coalition—the Association of American Painters—and in February of 1913, the organization mounted its first show, The International Exhibition of Modern Art. Today we know the event largely by the nickname it garnered from the show’s location: The Armory Show. And the rest, it seems, is modern art history.
Yet if Davies, Pach and Kuhn were paling around today and happened to stumble into next week’s Armory Fair, the highly publicized 100-year-anniversary-show opening March 7th, they would likely feel frightfully lost. The name may be the same, but the original spirit of spontaneity and experimentation is largely gone.
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Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe a new performance series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work on pointe. Series will run three nights at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY), Fri, Sept 28 + Sat, Sept 29 at 7:30pm and Sun, Sept 30 at 4pm. General admission: $20 / students+seniors $15.
CounterPointe, is 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. In response to the continual neglect of representation of women ballet choreographers in major ballet companies (notably, the Royal Ballet has not commissioned a work from a female choreographer for the Opera House stage since 1999) this series offers a performances ripe with the latest curated works by women who make dances 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.
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Dumbo Arts Center is pleased to present in collaboration with Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E. A. T.): Cage Transmitted at Dumbo Arts Center. Ongoing through September 2012, this series of lectures and performances celebrates the centennial of John Cage.
What started nine months ago beginning with a dance installation in the front room at Norte Maar, continues to build momentum gathering collaborators and presenting artists through events celebrating the life and ideas of John Cage. Our program at Dumbo Arts Center will feature musical performances and lectures. For a full list of events Click Here.
All events are free. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street, Suite 212
Five years of promoting the art scene in the Bushwick community of Brooklyn, Norte Maar is acknowledged in this terrific article by Benjamin Sutton for L Magazine. Read it out here.