The DART Board: 07.02.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday August 2, 2023


Wednesday, August 9, 6-10pm: We Out Here | Hip Hop at Lincoln Center Plaza

Celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop at this dance battle and silent disco. Different street and club styles will be on display as the invited Top 8 competitors will go toe to toe for a cash prize. Hosted by Rokafella and TDK Zone with DJs KS 360 and DP One, the dance battle will feature performers displaying different street and club styles.

Plus, check out the rest of the day's free events, including a storytime for kids, a special panel discussion with the dance battle hosts and judges, and a silent disco at the end of the evening. Free! Attend Info

Lincoln Center Plaza, Amsterdam Avenue at 64th Street, New York, NY 



Saturday, August 5: Dance Party NYC at NYPL

Join this special edition of Dance Party NYC celebrating 50 years of hip-hop at a family-friendly afternoon of hip-hop workshops, crafts, and nonstop dancing on the plaza outside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Take a lesson in hip-hop dance from New Victory Theater Teaching Artists Olney Edmondson and Sun Kim, design your own kicks, and sign up for NYPL’s special-edition hip-hop library card. Plus, explore Dance Party NYC in other locations across the city. Free, with registration

NYPL’s Fifth Avenue Terrace at Stephen A.Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street New York, NY  


Extended through August 4: Pioneer Works Own the Archive Sale

The Pioneer Works Press vault is open through August 4 and Own the Archive Sale continues with a few new special additions: including a bundle of PW publications, a listening bundle of records, and more. All funds raised are reinvested into new, ambitious projects by emerging and underrepresented artists and writers so—support the arts, shop now!

For example, Ant Farm and LST: Perhaps most well known for the iconic sculpture Cadillac Ranch and their Media Burn performances, this radical architecture and media art group created an abundance of works across disciplines—including video, publications, built environments, and performance. This book features essays, an interview with LST, and many never before published or reproduced images of archival material, tracing the works of Ant Farm and successor group LST from analog archive to digital database. Online sale

Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY Info



Sundays in August, 10:30 am–5:30 pm: Pop-Up Market at Brooklyn Museum

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from 35+ local artisans at this outdoor market on the Museum Plaza. This weekly event features Brooklyn vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Brooklyn artisans can apply for a booth here

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY Info



Continuing: Rosaire Appel | Abstract Comics at Steven Harvey

Born in New York, Rosaire Appel is a text-image artist working with interconnections among reading, looking and listening. Her long-standing explorations of asemic mark-making (writing which has no semantic value) takes form in drawings, prints, photographs and books. 

The artist describes her abstract comics as a narrative device which use sequential imaging not as a constraint or formula but as an invitation to openness. Appel says, “Abstract comics allow me to explore architectures of situations without adding furniture.” Her simplified shapes and color hint at familiar structures and alphabets yet remain malleable, inviting engagement and interpretation without offering solutions. Image above from artist's website

Steven Harvey Fine Arts, 208 Forsyth Street, New York, NY Info



Closing September 10: Gego | Measuring Infinity at the Guggenheim

The first major museum retrospective in New York devoted to the work of Gego, or Gertrud Goldschmidt (b. 1912, Hamburg; d. 1994, Caracas) offers a fully integrated view of the influential German-Venezuelan artist and her distinctive approach to the language of abstraction. Gego: Measuring Infinity features nearly 200 artworks from the early 1950s through the early 1990s, including sculptures, drawings, prints, textiles, and artist’s books, alongside photographic images of installations and public artworks, sketches, publications, and letters. More in DART

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Inf



August 29: Underground Images at SVA Chelsea Gallery
SVA Galleries presents an exhibition of more than 200 posters from its iconic Subway Poster Collection, which have covered the walls of NYC transit stations over the past 75 years. In addition to the posters, this time capsule tribute to the College's history includes historical sketches, paintings, photographs, videos, and even a recreated NYC subway platform. Works by 93 celebrated graphic artists, including Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Marshall Arisman, Paul Davis, and Gail Anderson, present a range of styles and mediums that tell the story of SVA from its inception as Cartoonist & Illustrators School in 1947 through today. Above: 2021: Art Is!, Hyesu Lee

Save the date: Opening reception, Thursday, September 7, 6-8pm

SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, FL15, New York, NY Info