R&R with Steven Sacks
For its inaugural R&R with series, Curagenda invites Steven Sacks, the founder and director of bitforms gallery, a leader in digital, internet and new media art. Since 2001, the New York bitforms gallery has been advocating and supporting media art showing artists who push into the boundaries of this territory, including Casey Reas, Quayola, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, R. Luke DuBois, Marina Zurkow, Manfred Mohr, among others. In conjunction with the gallery’s recent 15-year anniversary show at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, Steven will speak about the gallery’s program, the new media landscape and its evolving nature, as well as collecting and preserving digital art.
There will be an exhibition of works on view at Blender Workspace from March 28 to May 28.
With a special guest performance by Mary Carter
Exhibiting artists: Addie Wagenknecht; Jonathan Monaghan; Quayola; Sara Ludy; Manfred Mohr.
March 28, 2017
March 28 – May 28
Access by appointment
135 Madison Avenue, Floor 8
New York NY 10016
Steve Sacks is founder and director of bitforms gallery NYC, a leading new-media art gallery with a contemporary focus on the visual discourse of new-media culture. The gallery reflects a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives. Sacks also founded Digital Pulp and softwareARTspace. Digital Pulp addressed the blossoming of the dot-com and how to nurture and grow this new breed of company, while softwareARTspace was created to define and educate a wider audience on the concept of software as an artistic tool.
Mary Esther Carter grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she studied under Robyn Hartley and apprenticed for the St. Louis Ballet Company. She spent summers at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and The Ailey School. She furthered her training at The Ailey School on Fellowship, performing works by Judith Jamison, Take Ueyama, and Francesca Harper. Mary has danced for The Francesca Harper Project, Touch Performance Art, Cibbo Matto, Amy Wan Man Cheung, and Willy Laury. She is also a singer -songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. @happenedtobe
R&R with Event Series
R&R with is a monthly salon series that invites creative visionaries whose practice involves collaboration and cultural platforms that utilize hybrid forms of production. Informed by Curagenda’s collection of art travel experiences, R&R with also draws inspiration from the tradition of a salon, a gathering place for the exchange of ideas and the voices of these storytellers. Participants range from visual artists, curators, designers, collectives, critics, gallerists, architects, filmmakers, editors, chefs, visionaries…creating a cross-pollination of audiences across multiple industries
R&R with is co-hosted by Blender Workspace
Curagenda | About
Curagenda, a leader in high-end travel experiences for the contemporary art world, designs customized trips and insider tours, led by a team of art Specialists. Curagenda is a boutique art travel agency that designs customized experiences offering a unique collection of travel itineraries to coincide with major international art events and specially curated private trips to art world destinations for a discerning clientele. Its curated trips offers unique travel opportunities to experience art, culture and cities through the eyes of Curagenda Specialists, insiders and cultural luminaries.
Blender | About
Blender is an upscale, boutique workspace in trendy NoMad, Manhattan. Designed to promote workplace fluidity and focus, Blender offers cultivated workshops, speaker series’, lifestyle and wellness events customized for all members.