Li Shuang’s first solo exhibition in New York "If Only The Cloud Knows" features the artist’s five major works created since 2014, including: If Only The Cloud Knows, a multi-media interactive piece which examines the relationship between digital data and private memory; T, a video work developed from gender-based observations; Marry Me For Chinese Citizenship, an on-going social intervention project that probes into the public sphere.
The characters with which we identify in gaming are often termed “avatars.” The avatar figure, with its implications of a shining manifestation in an inferior reality, is too flattering by half. In this talk, Darshana Jayemanne challenges the avatar imaginary with another, less appealing figure: the homunculus. Homunculi are strange, distorted beings when compared to the glorious avatar. Tracing the homunculus from its early manifestations through caricature and the “cortical homunculus” of contemporary neuroscience, Jayemanne engages with the audience experience in Gouldstone’s IN THE SHADE BUT NOT THE SHADOW to propose the “ludic homunculus” as a guiding figure through which to envision our messy engagements with technology and virtual worlds.
Join us at SLEEPCENTER for Edge of Frame, an evening of contemporary and historical experimental animation. Each film has been selected by London-based artist and curator Edwin Rostron to work in dialogue with Ian Gouldstone’s debut New York solo exhibition IN THE SHADE BUT NOT THE SHADOW.
“Dimensions of Living” is a solo exhibition of Sandy Xin Wen, hosted by SLEEPCENTER, opening September 11th at 7pm. This show features six sections that reflect ever-changing city environments through small scaled living spaces, based on the artist's experience in different metropolises: Guangzhou, Tokyo, Shanghai, Montreal and New York, as well as one abstract 3-dimensional place named City X. Each section explores urban and interior architectural design through different social contexts to provoke new thoughts about how we perceive our surroundings.
“Remade" is a solo exhibition by Mensur Bojda. His core concept for the show comes from a further development of the group exhibition “Let me go Father”, which was inspired by the movie Yojimbo. He participated and helped to curate the show. He works were resulted from the contemplation of the manipulation, particularly in movies such as remakes of the old movies or borrowing same idea to make another versions. Some Kurosawa’s ideas ended up in American movies.
Please join us on August 2 from 7-10 PM at SLEEPCENTER Studios for Here For The Right Reasons, a one-night event featuring original artwork by over a dozen NYC artists exploring The Bachelor franchise through live performance, installation, painting, and text.
Janie Korn and Emily Sussman are enthusiastic to present, “Please Reply: A Conversation on Sculpture and Movement” at the SLEEPCENTER Gallery. The exhibition opening will be celebrated Thursday 7.27 from 7pm - 10pm with screenings and performances at 8pm. Please join us for this lively evening. All are welcome!
Inclusive Disjunction, brings together five artists who had once been classmates at the Belgrade Fine Arts Academy, but had since gone their separate ways. Having all independently arrived in New York City over the years for various reasons, they are now reunited in an exhibition that reflects on home, migration, and identity.
SLEEP CENTER is delighted to invite the artist collective et.alia to début their first exhibition, et.alia /1.
“If women have failed to make 'universal' art because we're trapped within the 'personal', why not universalize the 'personal' and make it the subject of our art?” - Hannah Wilke