LIC Photo Exhibit Points A Lens At The Queensbridge Community
“Curated by Queensbridge resident Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston, ‘Transforming America In Real Time!’ at the Flux Factory features photographs depicting the grassroots movement to build community in the largest public housing complex in the country, from demonstrations to vegan food giveaways.”
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‘Where Will I Be Buried*?’ Is a Virtual Exhibit Exploring Death & Grief for Queer BIPOC
“Too often, Black trans* people are misgendered in their death—a continued violence that started long before the moment of their death. This is a communal space to honor those that we’ve lost as well as ourselves in this present moment.”
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Artists fill their windows with light displays for isolation exhibit
“That feeling of lighting up your windows, turning your space into a space where you can share your work — our cities really need that hope and inspiration right now,” said Martina Mrongovius, Light Windows curator and Creative Director of Queens’ Center for Holographic Arts.
Click here to read more about ‘Light Windows’ on NYPost!
New York artist launches temp agency to employ creatives for a day
“Why must creatives waste time at meaningless jobs for a paycheck, when they already put in more than enough hours labouring for their passions and sharing them with the world?”
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New York Times: ‘Talk Back’ Through June 2, 2019.
“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.“
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Flux Factory Summer 2018
“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.”
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Pintados: Portraits Of Immigrants As Ancestors
“A first-generation immigrant to the US himself, Vitug primary paints portraits of his fellow immigrant friends in the city, rendering them in a way that draws parallels to historical photos of Austronesians, indigenous people from Southeast Asia that Spanish colonizers called “Pintados” due to their tattooed bodies.”
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New Exhibit at Queens Art Collective Focuses on Consumer Debt
“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.”
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“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.”
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Fung Wah Biennial
“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.”
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“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.”
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“An affectionate exploration of individual and collective agency claimed over technology while exposing the limitations inherent in ‘universal’ calibration techniques.”
Click here to read and see pics of test patterns from Creators Vice!
“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.”
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Flux’s Field Trip Abroad
“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.“
Click here to read more of Queens Chronicle’s story on Hotel Wars!
Police union slams ‘Hands Up’ art exhibit in Queens
“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.
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Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth
“It will certainly rival MoMA and the Louvre, elevating Flux among the most well endowed hosts of exhibition-ready wall space per square ft on Earth.”
Click here to view more pictures of the Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth (E.M.B.C.L) at Walter’s Blog!
“Immigrant Ball calls for debauchery as a tool of hope, as a necessary force of leveling the field, laying down a new foundation, fixing, rewriting and reconstructing the mainstream organism through unruly, unapproved actions. Immigrants are often considered dangerous, other, somehow mysteriously uncivilized, so I wanted to bring that idea out in a humorous, energetic, positive way in a form of a grand ball, frequently not associated with immigrant narrative.”
Click here to read more of the Immigrant Ball on Observer!