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Laurie Stone reflects on their time at Flux Factory during the 2005 exhibition, Novel

“In 2005, I saw an ad on craigslist and I applied for the gig. Could I write a novel in a month, while living in a house in an art gallery? (Could I write a novel in all the time I had left to live?) I wanted to live in a house in an art gallery, and I got the gig.”


Click here to read more on Laurie Stone’s Substack!

Flux Factory Will Stay Rooted in Long Island City and Open Second Venue in Summer

Flux Factory is not only staying put in Long Island City, the artist-led nonprofit organization will expand to a second location on the Hunters Point waterfront next year.


Click here to read the article in QNS!

Flux Factory Buys Building, Retains Soul

The organization will now operate a new satellite location, Flux IV, a the 3000 square foot ground floor gallery space on the ground floor of Gotham Point’s South Tower building. At no point in our discussion did we talk about significant changes that needed to be made to Flux’s DNA to make this acquisition happen. Rather we talked about the importance of sound proofing their building so they don’t disturb the neighbors.

Click here to listen to the podcast interview with Nat Roe!

Artist-led Flux Factory Purchased Its Longtime Home, and a New Venue in Queens

Flux Factory, the beloved artist-led Queens nonprofit supporting emerging practices, will now inhabit two permanent locations in the borough. Yesterday, the organization announced the purchase of their longtime home at 29th Street as well as a brand-new satellite space at Gotham Point in Long Island City. Both acquisitions were made possible thanks to funds from the City of New York.

Click here to read more about the new venue in Hyperallergic!

“The purchase, plus an expansion to a second Queens locale, was made possible by a rarely used municipal allocation for culture funding.”

Click here to read the article in The Art Newspaper!

Local Arts Non-Profit Purchases Two Buildings in Long Island City

“Nat Roe, the executive director of Flux Factory, said the purchases represent major milestones for the non-profit since it has looked to buy its own premises for years.

Click here to read more about our buildings!

Black and white photo of a young person wearing a black suit vest, white short sleeve shirt and black dress pants sits on a chair in a backyard.

‘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.”

Click here to read more about ‘Where Will I Be Buried?’

A photo taken outside the Flux Factory gallery at night, where a light exhibit is taking place inside. Two people are walking underneath a street lamp by the gallery.

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!

A small space set up with an L-shaped desk that holds a computer monitor, a printer with green paper, and stationary. The floor is grey and white checkered tile. The beige double doors behind the desk has a banner that says, "EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY".

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?

Click here to read more about ‘Created Jobs’!

A photo of a person's back sitting in a wheelchair as they interact with someone in front of the Commonwealth Council. Behind the double doors are a flight of stairs.

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.

Click here to read about “New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now”!

A group of people pose for the camera.

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.”

Click here to read more about ‘Flux at ARoS’!
Click here for a cute video of Fluxers in Denmark!

A painting of a group of indigenous people gather round to talk to each other.

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.”

Click here to read more about “Pintados”!

A collection of coins are gathered together. In the center, the negative space is used to spell out the word, "Debt +".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.”

Click here to view NY1’s article on ‘Debt Positive’
Click here to view a video from NY1 about ‘Debt Positive’

Two people wearing morph suits that are bright pink and teal stripes are dancing in a parade as onlookers are nearby. One performer wears a white pant over their suit as another one adds a periwinkle blue to their suit.Flux-a-Thon 2018

“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.” 

Click here to see pictures from Village Voice!

A photo taken from the back of children on a bus, one is lying flat on their back over the seats.

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.”

Click here to read more about the 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.”

Click here to read more about NPR’s review of the Fung Wah Biennial!

An optical illusion of a black and white striped, circular funnel that leads to a black and white checkered board.

Creators Vice

“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!

A graphic image of three grey buildings in the center with the words "HOTEL WARS" on top. The background is a digitally drawn layout of houses and buildings on streets and some are completely drawn in with red, yellow and orange.

Hotel Wars

“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.”

Click here to read more of DNA Info’s Review on Hotel Wars!

A beige, two story building by a quiet road

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.”

Click here to read more of ArtFCity’s on Flux’s Field Trip Abroad!

Two pages of typewriter text litters the entire page; geometric shapes, diagram of a hand and a photo of a person tending to a circular solar panel are scattered throughout the pages. The words "APOCALYPSE CHOW" are on top of the pages.

Apocalypse Chow

“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.”

Click here to read more of ‘Apocalypse Chow’ Dinner Series!

A red brick building beside a taller grey building. In the distance, a green and much taller, off-white colored building looms over the two. The street is lined with cars in front of the two buildings.

Hotel Wars

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!

Blue and red lights from a police car are in the background and the words "HANDS UP" is in the center of the image. Below are the words "a project by atif ateeq and roopa vasudevan".

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. 

Click here to read more about Pix11’s posting on Hands Up!
Click Here to watch ‘Police Union Slams ‘Hands Up Art Exhibit in Queens”

A gallery space with monitors lined up on the back wall with a white statue of a hand stands on the left. A large tree painted completely white stands next to the giant hand. A large, beige tapestry with cut outs hangs on the ceiling.

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!

Four people covered in numerous blankets and clothing are rolling on the floor. A group of people stand by to take pictures of the scene.

Immigrant Ball

“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!


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