Utopia School

Open Wednesday – Sundays, 12pm-10pm throughout October

Over four weeks in October, Utopia School participants will present a public series of theoretical and practical workshops, field trips, screenings, talks and games.


Homecoming Banquet

August 2: 8pm dinner, 10pm dance party


Homecoming

Grand Opening: Friday August 1, 2014
Grand Banquet: Saturday August 2, 2014.


Nightlight

Nightlight Reception: June 28, 2014, 8-10 pm

Nightlight experiments with the power of light and electronic art in transforming how we engage with public land in the city after dark.

Join us on the 28th for an interactive performance by Merche Blasco at 9:00 pm!


You Made It: Flux Artist in Residence Show

Open Receptions: May 3 & May 16

This show is about the bodies and practices that fill Flux Factory; it is as much about proxemics as it is about personalities and artwork.


Exquisite Contraption

“It’s Totally Working!” Party: Friday, April 18th, 8pm

See how the machine has evolved over the past two months, including all the photographs it’s taken so far. We’ll run the machine several times an hour and it’s totally going to work every time.


waToV

within a tournament of value

Opening Reception: April 3, 6-9pm

Visitors to the space will engage with artworks and texts engaging with ideas of commodification and planned obsolescence, as well as the curator who will hold office hours in the space each of the 15 days.


Emi Nishiwaki: Lights in the Gloaming

Opening: Wednesday, November 27th, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition dates: November 28th – December 5th, 1pm – 6pm (closed Monday, 12/2)

Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence Emi Nishiwaki presents her new works, Sway of Dream and Constellation. Using performance as a starting point, she transfers key concepts into different media, including photography, drawing, video and fabric.


Reactor: Log!c ?stem

UK-based collective Reactor will present a new work over four weekends at Flux Factory through our Curatorial Carte Blanche program. Rather than a pre-determined, structured methodology – Reactor’s usual way of working – Log!c ?stem will use improvisation as a form of anti-logic. Improvisation cannot be rehearsed, but the Log!c ?stem will create the rules of the game, so that Reactor can actively train to play.


Current Model Like New

Closing Reception: Saturday, October 12th, 6pm – 9pm
Current Model Like New uses the car dealership – a signifier of class divisions, commodity fetishism, and globalization – as its impetus.


Untitled (As of Yet)

Opening reception: Friday, September 6th, 6pm – on
Exhibition hours: weekends in September, 1pm to 6pm and during the week by appointment

Untitled (As of Yet) takes its point of departure from events that first appear to be disruptive, even catastrophic, but eventually open the door to new thoughts, practices, and opportunities.


Philip Emde

This three-person group exhibition begins on Friday July 26th at 6 PM and will be followed by a party with DJ MOTHER, at 9pm.


EARTH I MAN I EARTH

Opening: Saturday, June 22, 5-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 23, 12-6pm, June 27 – 28, 6-9pm; June 29, 12-6pm

In his solo exhibition at Flux Factory, Alex Young presents EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH – a constellation of objects, ephemera and video resurrecting the spirit of integrated mega-scale world planning in an effort to postulate a new social structure for the early 21st Century.


CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED)

Opening: Saturday, June 8th, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 9th, 12am-7pm, June 10 – 15, 2pm-6pm, and by appointment

CR(I)SES AD(JUST)MENTS (COLLAPSED) focuses on the monstrous metaphors that were born out of The Great Depression of 1929 and those that have yet to arise from the 2008 Great Recession.


Kitty City

Design & Build workshops: every weekend in May; Ribbon-cutting & Adoption drive: June 1st.
Artists and city planners will collaborate with elementary schools students to design and build a thriving meow-tropolis: Kitty City.


CARNE VALE

Dates: April 18-21 2013
Location: Flux Factory, 31-39 29th Street, Long Island City, New York

This exhibition, organized by Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence, Mille Højerslev Nielsen, investigates the cultural, social, ethical and political implications of the early carnival through daily performances and film screenings.


The Wonder Cabinet

Opening reception: Saturday, March 16, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition dates: March 17 – April 3
Hours: weekends from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment

Flux Factory is pleased to announce The Wonder Cabinet, an exhibition that brings together an eclectic group of artists to compose a narrative together and build a walk-through cabinet of curiosities filled with elements from the text.


anything ANYTHING

Opening reception & performance: Saturday, February 16th, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition dates: February 16th – 24th
IRON CHEF FLUX: Saturday, February 23rd, 6 – 8 pm

A group exhibition featuring Fluxers from this past year, highlighting Flux’s diverse composition and the exciting and tricky balance of all of its ambitions.


Aliya Bonar: PowerSuit Camp

Reception: February 9, 6-9pm
Open House: February 10, 2-5pm

During PowerSuit Camp Week we put aside our fears and ask ourselves: if we could do anything, what would it be? Join us for this project organized by Flux Artist-in-Residence Aliya Bonar.


Phuc Le: Forced Entry

Opening Reception: January 18th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: by appointment, through 1/21/13

Using non-linear narrative imagery that’s part fashion and part mythology, Phuc Le explores identity and relationships with family, community, and physical space.


American Alien

New episodes posted: August 12th, September 9th, September 29th
American Alien, a project developed by Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence Ye Taik, is designed to increase awareness of the Burmese diaspora and to serve as a platform for the Burmese American voice. Through interviews published as podcasts on the Flux Factory website, American Alien will address topics related to Burmese innovation and hybridity.


Cecilia Enberg & Christina Helena Romirer: In My Imagination, I Was Already Here

In My Imagination, I Was Already Here focuses on the city, its patterns, and grids. The exhibition title refers to a quote from Jean Baudrillard’s America: “I was here in my imagination long before I actually came here.” A phenomenon that is especially connected to New York City, we explore the scene precisely before setting it.


Public Trust

Opening reception: Friday, September 7, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition dates: September 7 – 29
Hours: open weekends, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment

Flux Factory is pleased to present Public Trust, a group exhibition that celebrates the crucial roles public institutions fill, as well as questions their strategies to engage visitors and stay relevant to their lives.


Terribilis Tubus

Opening reception: Friday, August 24th, 6 – 9 pm
Dates: August 25th – September 2nd

Flux Factory is pleased to present Terribilis Tubus, a group show of four Glasgow-based artists in collaboration with David Dale Gallery & Studios, including works by Hirofumi Suda & Risa Tsunegi and current Flux Artists-in-Residence Rory O’ Connor and Theodoros Stamatogiannis.


Lehna Huie: Out of Many, One People

Opening Reception: July 14th, 7 pm – 11 pm
Exhibition Dates: July 15, 21, 22, 6 pm – 9 pm

In this exploration of her biographical links to Jamaica, Lehna Martine Huie addresses assumptions stemming from tourism and ways of “tasting” the island. She combines a series of multidisciplinary artistic approaches that will activate the five senses in order to reflect on the Jamaican-American experience in 2012.


Bionic Garden

Opening reception: June 9, 1 – 4 pm
Flux Factory is proud to present Bionic Garden, an exhibition that unveils how humans have adapted to grow plants in the most unlikely of ways and places. Works will be displayed in a range of environments that reflect the (often) limited environments that New Yorkers have to work with when it comes to exercising their own green thumbs.


Wojciech Gilewicz, Residency Unlimited

Flux Factory is pleased to present Wojciech Gilewicz, Residency Unlimited, a solo exhibition by our latest resident through Flux Factory’s partnership with Residency Unlimited. For two months Gilewicz cleaned Flux Factory as a way to explore the overlap of immigration status and the paradoxes of artistic success.


WFLX: Earful of Flux

DJ Vinyl Richie put it together and the rest of us had fun contributing playlists and breathing into the microphone. You can hear all about what’s happening at Flux and a few great songs, too.


The Infamous Outpost

Flux Factory is packing its bags and temporarily moving to Denmark! In the spring of 2012, thirteen artists will create a site-specific installation and temporary consulate of Flux Factory titled The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux at the Spanien 19C gallery. Constructing a miniature version of the Flux Factory space within the gallery, the artists will serve as Flux ambassadors on foreign soil, all the while inhabiting the space and performing “business as usual.”


Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum: AutoBiography

The Copenhagen-based artist duo Anders Bojen and Kristoffer Ørum present Autobiography, a video installation using a mathematical system and family photographs to continuously generate new unstable interpretations of the two artist’s identities.


Randi & Katrine: The Tourist Gaze

Randi & Katrine’s sculptures fuse vernacular architecture, anthropomorphic objects, narration and a fascination with monumental scale to create an installation exploring the context of the Flux Factory gallery and its history as a former greeting card factory.


iSpy

Flux Factory presents iSpy, a conceptual reality game show that brings together live streaming video, live audiences, and unsuspecting participants for a rollicking good time through the misuse of surveillance.


A.I.R Time

A.I.R. Time is a dynamic array of work made by spring residents at the continually evolving Flux Factory.


Banquet for America

Exhibition dates: February 3 – 12, open every day from 10 am – 10 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3rd, 7 – 11pm

Flux Factory is pleased to announce Banquet for America, an experimental utopian village centered around a banquet table.


Congress of Collectives

Members representing collectives from the US, Europe and the Middle East will gather in NYC to examine collectivity and realize new projects for three weeks in October. Join us.


Yana Dimitrova and Angela Washko: Cheap Paradise of Familiar Tasks and Places

Opening reception: August 19th, 6:30 pm on
Exhibition dates: August 20 & 21, noon – 5 pm

Yana Dimitrova and Angela Washko portray the mundane patterns of everyday experience and consider models of living that exist outside of our “to-buy-is-to-gratify” mentality.


Why Participate?: An Exhibition & Participatory Opening Reception

Opening reception: August 5th, 6 pm on
Exhibition Dates: August 6 – 7 & August 10 – 11, noon – 4 pm

The artists included in Why Participate? are constructive critics of collaboration, participation, and the proliferation of art in spaces outside of traditional museums and galleries.


The Orb

Peter Edwards: Specter Flux

Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 6 – 8 pm
Dates: July 1 – 3, noon – 6 pm

Clap, snap, speak, or shout, and Peter Edwards’ Specter Flux becomes a collaborative work that transforms sounds into light and its viewers into performers in an engulfing multi-sensory display.


Bifrost & Flux Factory

Opening reception: Thursday June 16 at 1 pm.
Flux Factory teams up with Bifrost to create installations in two different countries! Please join us for the opening reception of the installation in Flux Factory’s courtyard, made by Kenneth Rasmussen from Bifrost. Simultaneously–with a six hour time difference–Bifrost will be hosting their reception to celebrate the Flux Factory installation in their venue in Denmark.


Wieteke Heldens: Paintings, Painthings and Paintthings

Opening reception: Saturday, June 11, 6 – 9 pm
Dates: June 11 & 12, June 18 & 19, and by appointment
Hours: noon – 6 pm
Flux Factory is pleased to announce an exhibition by Dutch artist-in-residence Wieteke Heldens. She will show drawings, installations, and paintings made at Flux during her six-month residency.


Past Projects