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NYNYNY: Closing Reception

New York, New York, New York


New York, New York, New York
So nice we named it thrice.
Curated by Jean Barberis, Melanie Cohn, and Chen Tamir. Original concept by Jean Barberis.

Saturday, January 12th
Free and open to the public

With a Film Program curated by Marie Losier at 7:00pm
Catalogue Launch
and Closing Party at 8:00pm
Regular gallery hours beginning at 12:00pm

New York, New York, New York is an interactive, multimedia installation. It is a continuation of Flux Factory’s interest in urban landscapes and takes inspiration from the Panorama, Robert Moses’ scale model of New York City in the Queens Museum of Art.  For this exhibition, over 100 artists from all five boroughs and around the world re-imagine the public and private spaces of New York.



New York Story: Today and Yesterday’s New York: The Loony Land
Curated by Marie Losier
Come share a rare evening of new and old treasures from the heart of the loopiest and most beautiful city, New York.
Total Program Time: 68 mins
all films screened digitally
Anatomy of Cindy Fink
Patricia Jaffe, Richard Leacock and Paul Leaf , 11 min, 1960
Cinema verité portrait of a teenage girl’s first jazz dance audition in a Greenwich Village studio. With Larry Rivers, Al Leslie, and Louise Lassier.

Le Mal du Pays
Cecile Paris, video, 4 min 50, 2006
Brooklyn roof and nostalgic music with a New York face you will not forget.

Hold Me While I’m Naked
George Kuchar, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min, 1966
“A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. In its economy and cogency of imaging, Hold Me surpasses any of Kuchar’s previous work. The odd blend of Hollywood glamour and drama with all-too-real life creates and inspires a counterpoint of unattainable desire against unbearable actuality.” — Ken Kelman

In The Street
Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee, silent, 15min, 1945
In the Street, a short, lyrical documentary film. The Streets of the poor quarters of great cities are, above all, a theater and a battleground.

Girl with 3 Socks
Shannon Plumb, super 8, 3 min
Brooklyn Bridge, a girl and 3 socks…

On The Bowery
Lionel Rogosin, 20 mins, 1957
A mix of documentary and scripted footage on the Bowery, New York City’s skid row. Against a backdrop of men (and a few women) drinking in bars, talking and arguing, and sleeping on sidewalks, we have the story of Ray.

The Existentialist
Leon Prochnik, 10 min, 1960
Leon Prochnik’s study of non-conformity has a man walking through New York while the traffic and the city move about him in reverse!

New York, New York, New York is made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Queens Council on the Arts, as well as generous support from  the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwall Foundation,  Materials for the Arts, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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