New York Times: ‘Talk Back’ Through June 2, 2019. Flux Factory
In recent months, New York City has seen a welcome wave of exhibitions and events organized by and devoted to disabled artists. The latest is “Talk Back,” a group show at Flux Factory filled with works across media that treat disability not only as subject matter, but also as an aesthetic principle.
Throughout the exhibition there is a back-and-forth between loud and quiet, works of protest and poetry. But there’s never a tension. The show’s greatest lesson is its capaciousness, reminding us that questions of access are also ones of creativity – JILLIAN STEINHAUER
Flux Factory Summer 2018
Flux Factory artists are in residence at ARoS Public in Aarhus, Denmark for all of August and September, 2018.Over 30 Flux Factory artists from around the world, current and previous Artists-in-Residence, were inhabiting the ARoS Public Atelier to create both collaborative and individual projects, teach workshops, give artist talks, engage the local community in Fluxiness, and have a wonderful time!
” THE ART.NU has sent a previous ‘Fluxer’ to Aros to visit the Flux Factory, which is currently staying at the museum. The New York-based artist collective shines with Olafur Eliasson’s rainbow with his gambled aesthetics and colorful personalities.”
New Exhibit at Queens Art Collective Focuses on Consumer Debt
“A popular gallery for emerging artists in Queens is highlighting some of their work this week in a show called debt positive. Borough Reporter Ruschell Boone has more.
Sarah Beck is working on a Sand Mandala — a Buddhist inspired a piece of art that she’s making over the course of 30 days. Like the Buddhist tradition, when it’s done she will destroy it. Her piece is of a $1000 bill.
‘This is something that could never be sold, or purchased or even moved for that matter,’ Beck said.
The artwork is one of the centerpieces of the exhibit at the Flux Factory called Debt Positive. The exhibit is an artistic look at how people and the United States are being burdened by debt. The show will also include some upcoming performances.”
Our 3rd annual Flux-a-Thon is part parade, part dinner/dance party, part participatory art showdown, part walkathon, but 100% Fluxy.
we march through LIC, Queens from our home base, Flux Factory to the Plaxall Gallery, home of the Long Island City Artists, the longest running artist-run organization in LIC.
“Dozens of local artists and enthusiasts marched through Long Island City on Saturday, May 7, for the first annual Flux-a-Thon, an absurdist twist on a traditional walk-a-thon featuring “mobile art floats and roving spectacles.” The parade, which featured dozens of costumed revelers and a collection of small floats, was organized to raise money for the Flux Factory art collective’s artist residency program.” -SKYLER REID, Village Voice
“In March 2016, Flux Factory commissioned 25 US-based and international artists / artist groups to create site-specific works for three Chinatown bus routes in the North-Eastern United States for the inaugural Fung Wah Biennial.”– Fung Wah Biennial
“I miss the Fung Wah bus like I miss my younger self — some version of methat wasn’t mad if the bus broke down, or the bathroom wasn’t working. In the best-case scenario, the bus was fast and cheap, and I ended up exactly where I needed to go. It always left me with a story — and the Fung Wah Biennial gives me a new one to tell.”- Morning Edition
“Flux Factory is channeling inspiration from the area’s many hotels for its latest project. In “Hotel Wars,” teams of more than a dozen artists, designers and performers will set up shop in three nearby hotel lobbies for the next few weeks, creating art projects exploring the relationship between the neighborhood and its proliferation of lodgings. The teams will compete against one another in a series challenges that assign a different prompt or topic to base their work off of each week, with a winner crowned at the end of the month.”
“I marvelled at the success of this project: Getting people to appreciate contemporary art is always tough; getting an entire neighborhood to work together on an art project for a long-term civic planning process is wildly ambitious. The fact that they have been able to achieve any of this at all is a testament to their dedication and skill.”
“Nightlight, an ongoing project of Flux Factory “explores creative uses of the sun” at the Bed-Stuy Community Garden. Flux Factory has teamed up with New York Restoration Project to install an oven that cooks food solely with the power of the sun. For three Tuesdays in July, a different chef or team of cooks, chosen by the Nighlight crew, will prepare a free meal.”
“Carina Kaufman, the project’s other curator, said the goal is to see it all as a playful response to the rapid expansion, which may have perturbed or displaced some longtime residents but has a lot of layers. Kaufman and Eppink stressed it’s not meant to cast the entire situation as wholly positive or negative. We were just thinking we haven’t done anything with the hotels around us … We’re also very curious, just who’s walking by the Flux Factory buildings every day.”
Police union slams ‘Hands Up’ art exhibit in Queens
HANDS UP is an interactive installation that explores law enforcement’s relationship with people of color. The installation will simulate the experience of being confronted by the police in the manner that resulted in the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, MO. The piece directly places visitors in the chaotic and overwhelming moments that have since led to an ongoing debate about the state of race relations in America.
“‘It’s about the imbalance of power, and it’s about the relationship between law enforcement and civilians, and I feel like there’s been a distance created because of all these events,’ said Artist Atif Ateeq.”- Pix11
“The opening of The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth at Flux Factory in Queens, March 3, 2017. See this excellent show through the 17th!”
“This personal experience was the impetus behind her “party for immigrants,” which the artist hosted this weekend at Flux Factory in Queens, one of New York’s most culturally diverse boroughs. It was, however, decidedly not your typical Saturday night get together. For her so-called Immigrant Ball, Grokhovsky destroyed a cityscape constructed by artists Cayla Lockwood and Sarah Dahlinger through the choreographed debauchery of performers—who were also all immigrants—and the audience, allowing the participants to rebuild a new, more inclusive space to inhabit.”
Click here to read more of Observer’s story on Flux City 6’s Immigrant Ball!