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InMesh CAPASSO+KELLER+TINAJERO
InMesh
MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2014

March 27 - May 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday April 5, 2PM

A multi-media installation immersing the public in the sights and sounds of the Amazon in order to explore how culture modulates our interactions with nature.

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GALLERY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 3PM to 6PM; Saturday, 1PM to 4PM; and by appointment: info@medianoche.us

 

 

Orchard Beach Eliud Martinez
ORCHARD BEACH: Nuyorican Riviera
JUNE/JULY 2013

June 19 - July 18, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday July 13, 3PM

Intimate portraits and landscapes, populated by subjects posing or captured in the act, reveal an eye for the uncanny in the ordinary, for beauty in the everyday. Martinez set out to document part of his community's experience in the U.S. and, in the process, transcended the journalistic form.

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Black and White B&W
Two Photographers: Maximo Colon, Elisa Perea
MAY/JUNE 2013

May 17 - June 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday June 1, 3PM

At the advent of black and white photography, specifically B&W celluloid photography, it must have been startling to see the world along a continuum of black and white tones, as a scale of beautifully interpretive shades of gray. B&W: Two Photographers, provides a view of what photography was for the Pentax generation of yesterday and what it still is and can be for today’s generation. While digital photography dominates as an economic medium for graphical manipulation, celluloid maintains a strong presence in artistic practice.

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Quotidian: Documenting Everyday Life Ji Sun Lee's
Quotidian: Documenting Everyday Life
JULY/AUGUST 2012

July 13 - August 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 8PM - 10PM
Artist Talk: Friday, August 3, 6PM

The daily occurrences of city living are selectively captured then dynamically rendered through a prism of color and sound. Artist Ji Sun Lee codifies her daily, routine activities as a way of visualizing and gaining insight into the greater, total event of her life.

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Re: PLAY Jaime Davidovich's
Re: PLAY
APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2012

EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 16: REGULAR GALLERY HOURS

April 19 - June 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 12, 2pm

Taking its cue from the hobby horse and the Cabaret Voltaire, Re: PLAY references the video work of Jaime Davidovich as a whimsical challenge to the conventions of television and painting.

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Hypothetical Sutthirat Supaparinya's
Hypothetical
OCTOBER/DECEMBER 2011

EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 29 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

October 6 - December 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6PM - 8PM

Artist Sutthirat Supaparinya critiques how we know and what we know, challenging us to re-imagine the world and the cosmos.

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Urban Meditation Ji Sun Lee's
Urban Meditation
FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL 2011

EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 29!
KOREAN TEA CEREMONY: Friday, April 29, 6PM - 7PM

February 24 - April 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 24, 6PM - 8PM

Artist Ji Sun Lee creates a space of traditional order and harmony with nature ruptured by modernity but here paradoxically restored by it.

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Transnational Temps Transnational Temps
Spill>>Forward
JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2010

EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 19!
July 30 - November 19, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, July 30, 6PM - 8PM
Artist talk: Saturday, August 11, 6:30PM - 8PM

Artists worldwide respond to the current crisis in the Gulf Coast of Mexico, exploring issues of sustainability and the role of art in meeting today's environmental challenges. Organized by Transnational Temps.

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Valerie Hallier's Screened Calls and Slow Portraits Valerie Hallier's
Screened Calls and Slow Portraits
MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2010

March 18 – May 15, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 18, 6PM - 8PM
Artist talk: Saturday, April 10, 3PM
EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 15

Using Skype as a medium for generating temporally destructive portraits and self-portraits, Hallier redefines portraiture for the digital age. The show documents and comments on 80 long-distance conversations Hallier conducted online with 7 friends and family members throughout the past year.

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Niknaz's Diegetic Niknaz Tavakolian’s
diegetic. an interactive installation of the triangulated gaze
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009 JANUARY 2010

November 19, 2009 – January 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6PM - 8PM
Artist talk: Thursday, December 3, 6PM
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 5PM – 10PM
Watch us online at www.medianoche.us/diegetic

Two large-scale queer portraits projected on the storefront windows of the gallery follow the movements of onlookers and passersby.

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EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 30

 

 

Bibiana's Czech Republic BIBIANA’s
CZECH REPUBLIC 1998 – 2008, perspectives from an immigrant child
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

September 17 - November 6, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 8, 6PM
Live Film Remix: Saturday, October 24, 7PM

The immigrant's world is deconstructed and recontextualized in this multimedia, multi-platform exhibition that thrusts the unsuspecting visitor into an intimately claustrophobic tenement apartment. The installation pushes the boundaries of the documentary form.

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The Poet Susanne Schuda's The Poet
Florian Schmeiser's I Don't Want To Set the World on Fire
MAY/JUNE/JULY 2009

May 23 - July 11, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 11, 6PM

Austria-based artists Schuda and Schmeiser’s most recent works examine collective fears and individual violence.

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Empire of Desire Ted Ciesielski's
Empire of Desire
MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2009

March 28 - May 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6PM - 8PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 16, 6PM

Ciesielski creates an elusive metaphor of power that weds steel and brick to flesh, resolving the public and private spheres in a manner closer to pornography than art and rendering such distinctions senseless by the brute force of the imaging.

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Aguasmalas Patricia Villalobos Echeverría's
Aguasmalas (Blackwaters)
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008

November 22 – December 14, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22, 6PM – 8PM
Artist’s talk: Tuesday, November 25, 6:30PM
Exhibition: October 25 – November 16, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 6PM – 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 8, 4:30PM

Multichannel video projections onto parasitic, bomb-like sculptures activate MediaNoche’s architecture. Images of mass rallies and marching soldiers are juxtaposed to a man’s body, floating in dark, indeterminate waters.

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Voiceover Nayda Collazo-Llorens'
Voiceover
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

Exhibition: October 25 – November 16, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 6PM – 8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 8, 4:30PM

Voiceover: A constant flow of text moving across the storefront windows of MediaNoche engages the public to explore aspects of memory, language and displacement. Viewable at night from the street, nearby buildings and passing trains on the overpass, Voiceover is a non-linear textual piece projected onto the windows of the gallery.

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Free Registry Diógenes Ballester’s
Free Registry: Encounter, Mythology and Reality
MAY/JUNE 2008

Exhibition: May 17 – June 19, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6PM – 8PM
Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 18, 6PM

Free Registry: Encounter, Mythology and Reality: An exhibition that challenges us to rethink the official story. View the Slave Registry of the Village of Ponce, a 19th century text cataloguing African men, women and children as property to be sold on the auction block. The registry provides an eery entrance into a world that legitimized the sale of human beings. Post comments on the Free Registry.

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Cine Real CINE-REAL: a curatorial series on cinema and new media
Judith Escalona's Bx3M: a work in process
Hector Canonge's Idolatries/Idolatrías
MARCH/APRIL 2008

Reopening: Wednesday, March 19, 6PM - 8PM
Exhibition: March 19 - April 30, 2008
Artist's talk: Thursday, April 10, 6PM
Closing Reception: Wednesday, April 30

Cine_Real: an ongoing series exploring the impact of new media on the form and process of filmmaking and its exhibition. The two works utilize digital technologies towards very different ends, altering our film sense.

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Transvoyeur Transvoyeur: Gender, Space, Art and Architecture.
Liverpool and New York Exchange Programme 2007.

Artists: Daiva Gauryte (Liverpool, UK) and Kofi Fosu (New York, US).
Curator/Editor: Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007

Video Screenings: September 26 - October 13
MediaNoche gallery: ongoing, September 26 - October 12
White Park Handball Court Wall: October 13

Transvoyeur takes a theoretical and multidisciplinary approach to issues of gender in art and architecture. Specific architectural sites, projects and ideas are examined in order to explore how space is defined by gender practices, power and vision, masculinity and femininity.

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Absence Presence ABSENCE/PRESENCE
An exhibition in two parts
September 4 - October 12, 2007
Drawings and Mulitmedia by Antonia Guerrero
September 4 - Opening at Casa Puebla
September 12 - Opening at MediaNoche
SEPTEMBER 2007

Two concurrent exhibitions allow artist Antonia Guerrero to explore the Mexican immigrant experience through different media, articulating a lightness of being that challenges our notions of culture and identity.

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HTML Movement Library The "html-movement-library" plus
"Singing Website Wallpaper"
Two web-driven installations by Ursula Endlicher
MARCH 2007

Artist Ursula Endlicher uses physical movement and gesture to re-invent html as a lexicon for choreography. The html-movement-library is an online database of video performances articulating html code through gesture, movement and dance. In Singing Website Wallpaper the artist gives voice to html by re-interpreting code as a musical score and visualizing the scales as printed patterns on wallpaper.

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Turnstyle "Turnstyle"
A transnational, interactive installation by Zulma Aguiar
JANUARY 2007

Recreating the experience of crossing the U.S. - Mexico border is by its very nature controversial and new media artist Zulma Aguiar plunges waist deep into the fray with her interactive video installation "Turnstyle".

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La Vida Nunca Muere "La Vida Nunca Muere"
A Multimedia Installation by Antonia Guerrero
NOVEMBER 2006

Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, La Vida Nunca Muere recreates the traditional Altar for Departed Souls as an installation of natural and electronic elements. Earth, water, audio and video are integrated under a shrouded canopy that beckons visitors to sit and contemplate a complex symbology of ancient and modern Mexico as reflected in the waters off a video screen.

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IN/OUT "IN/OUT"
Indoor Live performances and Outdoor Video Screening

Curated by nicoykatiushka
AUGUST 2006

Saturday August 26, 2006. 8pm

IN (the MediaNoche gallery) performances by Chase Granoff, Luciana Achugar and Ogechi Chieke. OUT (on the handball court wall across the street) a continous stream of video, where the in and out points of each video flow seamlessly from one to the next.

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San Yuan Li SAN YUAN LI, A Village Trapped Within A City
FREE SCREENING
JULY 2006

Saturday August 26, 2006. 8pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, AT 8:30PM (SUNSET)
IN WHITE PARK, EAST 106TH STREET,
BETWEEN LEXINGTON AND THIRD AVENUES

People's Architecture and MediaNoche present SAN YUAN LI, a village trapped within the city of Guangzhou. The video will be projected on the handball court wall in White Park, framed by the urban landscape of Spanish Harlem, a district trapped in its own storm of social and economic change. Q&A with the directors Ou Ning and Cao Fei. Architect Olympia Kazi will moderate. SAN YUAN LI, b&w, 44 minutes.

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Shared SHARED
The shared body of media works by nicoykatiushka
JULY 2006

nicoykatiushka objectify their bodies and their intimacy, role playing with notions of private versius public. Glimpses of their intimate life are transformed into living installations, as they seek to overturn the concepts of culturally sanctioned images of the female and male body, gender identity and the reinforcement of commodified sexual stereotypes.

SHARED is a series of video installations that depict the mediated bodies of the artists

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Golden_Warriors The making of Golden Warriors
a video installation by Francisca Benitez
JUNE 2006

Following her instinct for the unusual and, at times, miraculous, in urban environments, video artist Francisca Benitez discovers pigeon-flying is alive and well in New York City, specifically Williamsburg.

Her new video installation is an architectonic de-construction of pigeon-flying and dueling flocks.

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Digital Block Party Digital Block Party - Medianoche WIFI launch event JUNE 2005

Medianoche is providing free wireless internet access to East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, and all of White Park!

Thursday June 15 at dusk join us in our Digital Block Party in White Park! (across the street from the gallery) featuring Full Body Games, an interactive installation by Feedtank.com.

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Blogs BLOGS
An Exhibition of Photoblogs
NYC Exposition, Puerto Rico Sun and East Harlem
OCTOBER 2005

OCTOBER 14 - DECEMBER 17
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, December 16 · 6PM - 9PM

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Traveling Identities Traveling Identities
by La Manga (Mario Villa & Gabriela Medina)
-- in collaboration with Anna Keller and Adriana Alcala
MARCH 2005

Traveling Identities by La Manga Video & Dance Co. is a multimedia installation that uses video, photography, and the Web to explore the cultural identity of Mexicans living in New York and the reality facing this fast-growing group in the United States.

 

 

Screensavers Screensavers RNC Redux @ MediaNoche SEPTEMBER 2004

MediaNoche hosted the RNC REDUX OPEN DOC project, bringing El Barrio residents and Screensavers together for a real time interactive exchange about the Republican National Convention that also included people in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Portland, Oregon and Bowling Green, Ohio. MediaNoche projected the text, photos, etc. coming in from these multiple points on to the handball court wall that we use for our outdoor summer film series.

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Desktop Metaphor "Desktop Metaphor"
An Exhibition By Mateo Zlatar
MARCH 2004

The piece is a visual narrative that takes place in the operating system of a fictional computer, where different pieces of software are launched and quit by an omniscient user, portraying several pieces of software that fulfill emotional, aesthetical and metaphysical goals, reaching beyond the traditional productivity-oriented software’s intentions.

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Liquid Eden "LIQUID_EDEN -
THE DISCREET PARADISE OF NETWORKS"
An Exhibition By Stephanie Owens
JANUARY 2004

The installation comprises two large-scale, networked projections of a single lily onto a pair of Baroque panels. Over the course of the exhibition, the lilies are systematically destroyed by the cumulative actions of visitors to the project Web site (www.medianoche.us/liquid_eden) forming a luminous animation in perpetual erosion. As witnesses to this spectacle of life and disintegration, we are challenged to re-think our relationship to image and the role of information networks in dictating that relationship.

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Bewildered Herd "THE BEWILDERED HERD"
BY EDUARDO CINTRON
SEPTEMBER 2003

By transgressing the conventions of imaging through digital manipulation, new media artist Eduardo Cintron explores notions of identity and truth in the synthetic reality of the nation-state, where consent is manufactured by an all-powerful, omnipresent and omniscient media. Noam Chomsky and Walter Lippmann, who coined the term the "bewildered herd," are Cintron's original sources of inspiration. Lippmann used the unflattering expression to explain how knowledge is monopolized by an elite few and parceled out to the unsuspecting masses as a way of managing democracy.

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>> MediaNoche is organizing computer software workshops for artists. Call 212.828.0401 for schedule information.

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