The DART Board: 05.29.2024

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday May 29, 2024


Saturday June 1-Sunday, 16: Photoville

This year Photoville presents 85+ exhibitions in all 5 boroughs of NYC starting with an opening night jam packed with visual storytelling presentations at the Emily Warren Roebling Plaza area. On the Mainstage, We Are Happy To Inspire You presents ceative collaborations, curated explorations of emerging talent, and new and exciting projects from around the world including work from photographer Ismail Ferdous, and collectives Ayün Fotógrafas and Al Yamaniah; special video presentations from MSF/Doctors Without Borders and Magnum Foundation, and curated presentations of emerging lens-based talent from StradaCafecito, and African Women in Photography

The weekend continues with family activities, workshops, artist talks, portrait sessions, and hands-on learning . 

While all Photoville Festival public programming is free, some will require an RSVP to attendTake a look at these programming highlights, and visit our opening weekend schedule to check out more!

Photoville’s DUMBO Photo Village at Emily Warren Roebling Plaza, 17 Water Street, the corner of New Dock Street. and Water Street; interactive, online map here



Wednesday, May 29, 7pm: Wyrm Magazine Launch at Swiss Institute

To commemorate the launch of Wyrm Magazine, Scrappers & Villagers, contributor Jasper Spicero will perform a table reading of his new screenplay “Logic Before Authority.” Six actors—led by Spicero—will gather on the occasion of their admission into a fictional school to read the artist’s screenplay, which is considered a historical text in their world. The table reading includes wooden guns handmade by Taisei Komatsu.

Wyrm Magazine, Scrappers & Villagers includes contributions by Joseph Buckley, Claire Dougherty, Ben Roylance, Jasper Spicero, Lillian Paige Walton and Souchou Yao. Please RSVP to

Join Wyrm Farm CSA: this summer as it returns to Swiss Institute for its third harvest season. CSA members receive 15 weeks of organic produce and a subscription to Wyrm Magazine, Wyrm’s biannual literary magazine.  Wyrm is an organic farm based in Hudson, New York.  Sign Up . Info



Monday, June 3, 6:30 pm: Accessible Streets, Panel at The Cooper Union

As our streetscapes evolve to respond to pedestrianization, multimodal transit, outdoor dining, electric vehicles, and more, how do designers ensure that these layered interventions make streets more accessible for pedestrians, rather than obstruct their paths? Current Work: Accessible Streets, presented by The Architectural League, will explore the changing profile of New York City’s streets on either side of the curb with a focus on mobility. Above: WXY architecture + urban design, Quennell Rothschild & Partners | The Reconstruction of Astor Place & Cooper Square, New York, NY 

Following the lead of disability justice organizers to uplift intersectional approaches over notions of universality, our hope is to reach beyond the often inconsistently executed design ramifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to address how the fields that are charged with planning, design, construction, and management can more fully support the creation of an inclusive built environment.

The evening will begin with a discussion between Claire Weisz and Adam Lubinsky of design firm WXY architecture + urban design and Edmund E. Asiedu, accessibility policy analyst and ADA coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation. The program will be moderated by Mariana Mogilevich, editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus. After the panel concludes, attendees are invited to join WXY facilitators “on the street” for a workshop focused on sensory experiences of the urban landscape.

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY Tickets



June 6, 6-8pm: New Voices | Ritual at Print Center

Drawing attention to everyday objects, concerted repetition, and a focus on process, New Voices: Ritual considers the fundamental but often unrecognized role that ritual plays in our everyday lives: from quotidian acts we may carry out in the same way each day, to more formal gestures tied to ceremony or observance. Rituals connect us to our culture, and serve as markers of time that can bridge the past and the present.

Featurig works by Ruben Castillo, Andrew Gonzalez, Elnaz Javani, Naomi Nakazato, Jonathan Sanchez Noa, and Kate VanVliet, the 2024 edition is organized by Olivia Shao, Curator at The Drawing Center, with Robin Siddall, Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator at Print Center New York.

Print Center New York, 535 West 24th Street, New York, NY Info



June 6, 6-8pm: Linda Troeller | Sex, Death, Transcendence at Printed Matter

Printed Matter Chelsea presents a multi-title photo book launch from Oakland-based, independent publishing company TBW Books, including .Sex. Death. Transcendence. Linda Troeller’s new book joins together a selection of self-portraits spanning her life—in black and white and color, with traditional film and iPhone cameras—that mark her existence in time. Troeller uses her own aging body, and in doing so challenges notions of what we deem desirable. Darcey Steinke’s insightful essay contextualizes Troeller’s individualistic approach to photography.

Printed Matter, 231 11th Ave, New York, NY Info



Continuing: Amy Sillman | To Be Otherwise at Gladstone

Amy Sillman’s work in painting and drawing has been shaped by her basic notion of artmaking as a conduit for change. Rather than working toward beauty or grandeur, Sillman’s work proposes a cheerfully skeptical attitude toward traditional categories (such as abstraction or figuration). Instead, she continuously re-investigates various formal structures – figure and ground, color and line, painting and drawing, representation and nonrepresentation – as dichotomies that her work refutes through the presentation of energetic figures within liminal grounds. 

With this sense of an activated present, Sillman emancipates viewers from the preconceived expectations of a “finished” piece that captures a singular moment, stating that “each work is a continual painterly process of destruction and recreation, often going on for months before it comes to a kind of conclusion, a conclusion which is itself an open question.”

Through these visceral depictions, but in all of her paintings as well, Sillman seeks to reveal the fragile and often disjointed state of being, creating scenes that reflect the body’s entanglement with its own sense of disembodiment and alienation. Investigating the complicated relationship between the object, subject, and the abject, the artist’s continuum of images contends with both a philosophical and physical consciousness. This ongoing examination of both the body and structures of form and language offers a lens through which to view the broader questions the artist addresses in her work—the impermanence of form, the shifting interplay between affect and cognition, and the continuous cycle of creation and deconstruction in her practice. 

Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street, New York, NY Info