Past Events

A Conversation with Celine Condorelli

Wednesday, April 19th, 7pm
80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East.

80WSE Gallery welcomes London-based artist Céline Condorelli to discuss her forthcoming monograph, Bau Bau, published by Mousse Publishing, and how her work spans across different methodologies and languages. In her practice, Condorelli uses publishing as a context for a body of work, while exploring how teaching acts as a way of thinking in public. Presenting from past and current projects, including upcoming work at P! (New York), the artist will address forms of display through radical exhibition practices from the 20th century. Céline Condorelli is interested in the role of friendship in the formation of culture, and the politics of legacy, as to how to read and bring references to the present and into the future, while continuing to ask questions of the past.

Céline Condorelli (CH, IT, UK) is a London-based artist who makes supporting structures; she is currently Professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) Milan, and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK; she is the author and editor of Support Structures published by Sternberg Press (2009).

Recent exhibitions include Gwangju Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, Sydney Biennial, and Concrete Distractions, Kunsthalle Lissabon (2016), bau bau, HangarBicocca, Milan, IT (2015), Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, UK, Positions, Van Abbemuseum, NL, including the publication The Company She Keeps, with Bookworks (2014). Previous exhibitions include baubau, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, curating Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Gävle Konstcentrum, and Grundy Art Gallery(2014), Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, The Parliament, ‘Archive of Disobedience’, Castello di Rivoli, Italy (2013), Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul (2012).



Wednesday February 1, 2017, 7-9pm

Panel Discussion: Sovereignty: The Indigenous Present 
Duane Linklater (artist), with Tanya Lukin Linklater (artist), Audra Simpson (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia), and Jackson Polys (artist). 

Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York
This event is free and open to the public, and generously supported in part by the NYU Center for the Humanities.

A panel discussion on directions in Indigenous contemporary art. This will focus on Duane Linklater’s current solo exhibition From Our Hands at NYU’s 80WSE Gallery and Drawing a Line From January to December, structured as a single exhibition unfolding over the course of a year at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art in Montreal which will be renamed the Wood Land School for the duration of 2017 Contemporary civic institutions and social structures are built upon systems that have silenced, ignored and destructively classified Indigenous people, ideas and objects. In response to this history, Wood Land School calls upon institutions to give intellectual and physical labor, philosophical and physical space, time, and funds to support Indigenous ideas, objects, discursivity and performance. The Wood Land School was established in 2011, originating in Duane Linklater’s North Bay studio. It is an experimental space where Indigenous thought and theory are centred, embodied, mobilized, and take shape as practice through exhibition and pedagogy. Wood Land School does not seek to summarize Indigenous identity, but rather to honor specific, embodied expressions of inheritance and becoming. Its current members are Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater and cheyanne turions with Walter Scott.
'We wonder, how do the relationships between theory, practice and pedagogy manifest across the complexity and diversity of Indigenous identities, and in relation to settler colonial positionings? What does it mean for a settler-colonial institution to unknow its power? What does it mean to memorialize and dream in relation? How to collectively tend to the becoming of the future?’ 
—Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater and cheyanne turions with Walter Scott


Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7.30pm

In conversation: Duane Linklater (artist) and Hrag Vartanian  (Co-founder and Editor-in-chief
Screening: Modest Livelihood, Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, 2012
This was produced for and shown as a part of dOCUMENTA (13) - Jungen and Linklater present a 50 minute silent film shot on super 16mm film of two hunting trips in the Treaty 8 area, located in northeastern British Columbia, Canada.
Art History Department, 3rd floor Silver Center room 300. This event is produced in collaboration with Faye Ginsburg and NYU Cinema Studies.
This event is free and open to the public 
These events are presented as part of 80WSE Gallery's ongoing exhibition by Duane Linklater titled From Our Hands, with Ethel Linklater (Trapper) and Tobias Linklater, on view through February 18, 2017. Working across installation, performance, film, and photography, Duane Linklater excavates histories to unearth folds and knots addressing cultural loss, recovery and sovereignty. This exhibition features a series of new works including a large-scale architectural intervention that runs through all five galleries. 80WSE Gallery in Washington Square is part of the Steinhardt School of Arts and Art Professionals. As always, 80WSE is free and open to the public. 
Selected Biography:
Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. Born in 1976, he holds bachelor's degrees in fine art and Native studies from the University of Alberta (2005) and a master's degree in film and video from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College (2012).Solo exhibitions include; From Our Hands, Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto (2016); Salt 11: Duane Linklater, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (2015); ICA@50: It means it’s raining, ICA, Philadelphia (2014); Decom­mi­ssion, Maclaren Art Cen­tre, Bar­rie, Ontario; Learn­ing, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; Some­thing about encounter, Thun­der Bay Art Gallery, Ontario; Grain(s), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tanya Lukin Lin­klater, Images Fes­ti­val co-pre­sen­ta­tion with Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian Art, Toronto; and Sec­ondary Expla­na­tion, The New Gallery, Cal­gary (all 2013).
Tanya Lukin Linklater's performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (languages), and institutions.
Audra Simpson is the Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia. Her primary research is energized by the problem of recognition, by its passage beyond the aegis of the state into the grounded field of political self-designation, self-description and subjectivity. She also examines the borders of time, history and bodies across and within what is now the United States and Canada. Simpson is a close associate to Linklater and Mohawk Interruptus: political life across the border of settler states is a seminal text for this recent body of work. 
Jackson Polys is a visual artist who lives and works between Alaska and New York.  His work reflects examinations into the limits and viability of desires for indigenous growth. He began carving with his father, Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson, in high school, has worked as an artist based in Alaska as Stron Softi, with solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum, and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University’s School of the Arts (2015).  He is Advisor to Indigenous New York, the collaborative program initiative co-founded by Mohawk artist Alan Michelson and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. 

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, a publication he created in 2009 in response to the changes in the art world, publishing, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach over 1 million readers a month. In addition, he has curated projects, exhibitions and has organized public events since 1997. Beyond his writing, he is an avid photographer and collector of photographs. He is committed to serious, playful, and radical storytelling that pushes the boundaries of writing.


ECOCORE 5 launch and benefit for Families for Freedom

January 17 2017
8:00pm - 12:00am
80WSE Gallery, Project Space
Facebook Event:

The organization Families for Freedom, located in Midtown, Manhattan, is one of the only organizations in the United States fighting for the rights of undocumented immigrants with criminal records who make up, in large part, the silent majority of political targets taken in by the former administration and will most certainly continue to be targeted by the following. 
These immigrants are taken in the midst of their family homes by swat gear clad ICE agents during 5-8am home raids, then shipped to concentration style ICE camps throughout the country. In NYC where 1 in 3 residents are foriegn born and 1 in 9 residents have a criminal offence on their record, the work doesn’t get more ecological. In communities like Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens, these raids often take breadwinners effectively destabilizing neighborhoods already shaken by predatory landlords and hyper policing.

FFF just worked with NYU’s Law school to put together a report on the current deportation climate.

The raids described in this report are further elaborated on in this interview with the organization's executive director.


+ Readings
Jack Gross 
Sophia Le Fraga
Harry Burke
Ser Serpas

+ Music
Brynn Barnett 

+ Videos
Rin Johnson 
Daniela Lalita 
Lukas Hofmann
Stefan Schwartzman 
Martin Soto Climent



Skowhegan Public Programs Series
September-November, 2016
Skowhegan Space
136 West 22nd Street
For the full list of events visit:

From September-November, Skowhegan will host a series of public programs organized by Natasha Marie Llorens, which engage critically with each of the concurrent presentations of Cantor’s work, offering a more expansive look at her practice and international peer group. Skowhegan's New York programs are supported in part by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. For more information contact: Natasha Marie Llorens:

Electronic Arts Intermix Film Screening 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30pm 
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Electronic Arts Intermix presents a program of moving image work by Ellen Cantor. In these diaristic and intimate works, Cantor deftly uses the medium of video to appropriate, re-dub, and reframe imagery from Antonioni, Disney cartoons, John Cassavetes, and Brian DePalma’s Carrie. Key works, including Invokation of My Demon Sister, Remember Me, and Madame Bovary's Revenge, will be screened along with rarely-seen videos from Cantor’s archive. For more information contact Karl McCool:

Modern Monday: Ellen Cantor's Pinochet Porn
Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:00pm
Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

This event is the premiere of Pinochet Porn (2008-16), followed by a discussion between Lia Gangitano, Founding Director of Participant Inc.; filmmaker John Brattin; and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA. For more information contact:




The Devil and His Blues: A lecture by William Ferris on the sculpture of James 'Son Ford' Thomas
April 17, 2015

Free Public Events in conjunction with Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter 

Present/ Future: Artists Books in the Age of Digitial Communication
Friday. February 6th 6:30-pm 

The Founding and Early History of Printed Matter 
Friday. February 13th 6:30-pm 

Publishing Residency Events 

Artist residents of the Learn to Read Art bookmaking studio present a series of public programs around the publications they have created onsite. 

Wednesday, February 4th 
Jesse Hlebo/Swill Children 

Mary Ellen Carroll and OucheĢ Press

Saturday, February 7th
5-7 pm
Endless Editions 

Tuesday, Febuary 10th
6-8 pm
Research and Destroy NYC 

Saturday, February 14th
6-8 pm
Red 76 


Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Perineum
Tuesday, January 28th @ 8pm 

BRUCE YONEMOTO in conversation with KAREN FINLEY
Saturday, February 1st @ 5pm

PERSPECTIVES ON DEVOTION: NYU Graduate Students Walk the Gallery
Tuesday, February 4th @ 5pm

Lia Gangitano, Ulrike Müller, Nicola Tyson, and Martha Wilson
in conversation about archive-based creative practices. Organized by Curator Pati Hertling
Sunday, February 9th @ 6:30pm 

Presented by curator Andrew Lampert in dialogue with Peggy Ahwesh
Thursday, February 27h @ 7:30pm