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Sunday, April 22nd

7:30-9 pm, $15

Dancing Bodi{es} & Choreographing Code{s}

Dancing Bodi{es} & Choreographing Code{s} is an evening of performances followed by a conversation between the performers and the audience.

“Moving Patterns” is a duet for dancer and coder. It allows a visual score for the dancer to be created in real time through the live coding language TidalCycles and special image language DanceDirt. The audience sees the performers react and change to the score as it develops through coding and movement on stage.

Performers: Teddy Tedholm and Kate Sicchio
DanceDirt Language: Tom Murphy

“A WebPage in Three Acts” is an assemblage of visual experiments into a new hybrid form of composition, combining principles of choreography within the formal structures of coding. The screen becomes an open stage for the new code which links choreography and web programming; body and language.

Performer: Joana Chicau


Saturday, April 21st  7:30 pm

andPlay and Kylwyria

$15 general/$10 students and are available at the door and online 

andPlay (Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola) will join Kylwyria (Erica Dicker, violin, Julia Den Boer, piano and John Gattis, horn) where they will perform a set of some of their newest repertoire, including three world premieres by Leah Asher, Bethany Younge, and Viola Yip.

Described by I Care If You Listen as “enthusiastic champions for new music and collaboration” and performing “with a welcoming and dynamic spirit,” andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. Their program includes Letters to my future self (2018, world premiere) by Leah Asher, from perfect nowhere (2015) by Nicholas DeMaison, and ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ing into (2018, world premiere) by Bethany Young.

Comprised of three forward-thinking musicians, Kylwyria actively pursues collaborations with living composers and illuminates work written since Gyorgy Ligeti's seminal Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982). Taking their namesake from a make-believe country Ligeti invented and "maintained" throughout his childhood, Kylwyria seeks to expand the repertoire for Horn Trio by representing the dynamic voices of today's composers and musical innovators. Kylwyria's program includes August Moon (1993) by Alvin Lucier, New Piece (2018, world premiere) by Viola Yip, and Microexercise n.14 (2006) by Christian Wolff.


Friday, April 20th

6-10 pm


Greenpoint Gallery Night Performance:

Rudy Shepherd and Friends


6-7pm Joe McMahon

MEATSWEATS is a punk performance lead by the mystical José Queervo

7-8pm Zebediah Keneally: Lunch is Very Important

Do you have questions about the Future? Are you searching
for answers to questions like: How will technology change
our consciousness? What is our responsibility to the Earth in the Anthropocene? Will America survive Donald Trump’s presidency?
Is internet culture making us dumber? Look no further! In his interactive performance, artist Zebadiah Keneally will publicly divine THE answers to YOUR questions using his patented “Tarot” deck: Lunch Is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Didn’t Know You Already Knew. Keneally will use his unique system of archetypes and icons to channel the Future and reveal all you need to know about what’s to come. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

8-9pm Healing Music for a Troubled World: 

Rudy Shepherd as the Healer, Ethan Meyer on drums, Brian Alfred on guitar and Christof Knoche on Saxophone or Bass Clarinet. "Healing Music for a Troubled World" involves "the Healer" performing both experimental noise/jazz music and performance art.

9-10pm DJ set by BluFsh

Rudy Shepherd, Brian Alfred, Ethan Meyer and Christoph Knoche will perform healing music as The Black Rock Negative Energy Absorbers. This performance combines elements of jazz improvisation, experimental/noise music and performance art to create a type of seance in which the performers and viewers are lifted out of the current political moment and brought to a place of cathartic release. Zebediah Keneally will host a public tarot reading for the future. The reading is based on his own tarot system called Lunch Is Very Important: All The Secrets To Life You Didn't Know You Already Know, published by Endless Editions in 2014 and acquired by The Moma Library in 2015. Do you have questions about the future? Are you searching for answers to questions like: How will technology change our consciousness? Will America survive Donald Trump's presidency? In this interactive performance, Zebediah Keneally will publically divine THE answers to YOUR questions!!! Joe McMahon will get the evening started and we will close out the event with a set by DJ Blu Fish

This free event is part of Greenpoint Gallery night. Art galleries in Greenpoint will be open 4/20 6 to 9 pm.

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This project is part of the exhibition The Art Of Protest curated by Elizabeth Cooper which is on view at Arete through April 29th

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Thursday, April 19th  7:00 pm  $15

The Thing to Miss Most

Written, performed and directed by Christina Poblador (Goldie) and Ankita Mishra, "The Thing to Miss Most" is an exploration of both artists' connections to their respective homelands in the Philippines and Northern India. Weaving together poetry, scent and movement, Mishra and Poblador create a multi-sensory experience through which lessons from the feminine immigrant experience can be shared.

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 Poster art by  Hiram Hiram Hiram

Poster art by Hiram Hiram Hiram

Wednesday, April 18th

7:30 pm FREE

The Big Big

a new play by Lei-Lei Bavoil

THE BIG BIG follows a young HAPA woman on the adventure of a lifetime -- a solo bike trip down the Californian coast. Her mission: to prove something to the world, but it's unclear what, why, or how. On the road, she meets a man, a giant condor, and her mother. A bittersweet non-romantic love story about fear, lies, Asian American identity, and the great outdoors.

Doors at 7:15PM
Reading at 7:30PM

Areté Venue & Gallery
67 West St, Greenpoint

Erica Murphy!
Hermon Whaley!
Kristen Hung!
Charles Pang!


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Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts

April 17th, 7pm, 9pm



7pm Will Lang, trombone

9pm Josh Sinton, saxophone


Music by Eve Beglarian, Jacob TV, Abbie Conant, Heather Stebbins, Jeremy Howard Beck, and Jason Ekardt 


            Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he regularly performs alongside his groundbreaking ensembles loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music) and the Guidonian Hand (a trombone quartet dedicated to breaking boundaries within the brass community.) The New York Times has called his playing "fiercely, virtuosic" and the Boston Globe has hailed him for his "superb performance" in past solo works.


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Monday, April 16th

8-11 pm

Mary Prescott Presents: LITMUS

Mary Prescott’s Litmus Residency

Multidisciplinary artist Mary Prescott curates and performs new works and collaborations involving music, movement, word and installation. This spring, on the 3rd Monday of each month from March to June 2018. At the brand new multi-use performance space and experimental art gallery, Areté Venue and Gallery in Greenpoint, BK.

$15 in advance/$20 at the door.


XXX Neon Sign

Australian composer/pianist Dan Thorpe’s work-in-progress for speaking pianist adaptation of James Andres’ XXX Neon Sign.

Dan Thorpe is a Performer//Composer based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Influenced by everything from queer punk to American experimentalism, Dan Thorpe’s music “decimat[es] the boundaries of genre” [CutCommon, 2016]. His broad base of musical experience is reflected in a curious, experimental and genre defying compositional and performance output linked together by a love of storytelling and sense of irreverence for existing forms. As a composer, his work always has a focus on collaborative, open approaches to composition that stress the importance of performers’ creative input in musical expression. As a performer, his focus is on contemporary Australian repertoire, work by queer and women composers, and multi-instrumental improvisation.



Mary Prescott’s work in dream, struggle, sleep. Film, sound, movement.

Mary Prescott is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance. 

A 2016/17 Artist-in-Residence at the Hudson Opera House (NY), Prescott’s solo works and collaborations include her online sound journal, Where We Go When (2011/12); Hook & Eye (2013/14), performance with visual artist Angela Costanzo Paris; Nocecrepa (2015), and music for visual artist Thereska Gregor and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She is a creative collaborator for Sugar Vendil’s Islander (current).

Prescott performs at venues internationally, including Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, Steinway Hall, Abrons Art Center, National Sawdust, and MacPhail Center for Music, as well as eclectic, independent, and experimental stages. She has performed in the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Josip Kasman Festival in Croatia, Frequency Series in Chicago, and others. She appears in the documentary film, Prelude to Debussy. 

Named a 2016 Emerging Leader by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Prescott is a Co-Founder of the Lyra Music Festival & Workshop at Smith College, where she served as Artistic Director and head of the piano and chamber music departments for several years.


Sunday, April 15th

7:30 pm, $15

Crying Colors - a workshop of Tabula Rasa: a jazz opera


Composer-pianist Felix Jarrar presents an exclusive workshop of his jazz opera Tabula Rasa. This work, which features a libretto by Brittany Goodwin, is about the life and loves of Kiki de Montparnasse during the 1920s in Paris and her love affair with Man Ray. The workshop will feature exclusive footage from the world premiere production, which NYC arts organization Cantanti Project is presenting on May 4, 5, 11, and 12 at a location TBA


Sara Lin Yoder (soprano)

Frank Fainer (baritone)

Eugenia Forteza (soprano)

Petra Jarrar (soprano)

Rebecca Richardson (soprano)

Allison Gish (soprano)

Elizabeth Book (mezzo-soprano)

Marques Hollie (tenor)

Felix Jarrar (piano, musical director) 


Saturday, April 14

1-4 pm


"Give Voice" Postcard Project: postcard writing event

The “Give Voice” Postcard Project is a grassroots, multi-state, advocacy initiative organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch. Having occurred in New York, New Mexico, Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina, among other states, this nationwide artist postcard writing project has the potential to change the current political landscape.

Make your voice heard by writing to Congress at their district addresses. Using 38 artist-designed postcards, help advocate for the issues that matter to you: protection of civil liberties; rights of immigrants, women, and LGBTQ community; the arts; healthcare; environment; natural disaster relief; and gun control regulation, to name a few. Stamps and federal officials’ district addresses are included with the cards.

The combination of these extraordinary images and participants' personal stories across the nation will be incredibly impactful. After all, there is strength in numbers.

Michael Alan, Trudy Benson, Jason Bereswill, Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank, Amanda Church, Zoe Crosher, Kevin Curran, David Dixon, Amy Feldman, Ben Godward, Justin Brice Guariglia, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Young Sun Han, Rachel Hayes, Jason Lazarus, Shaun Leonardo, Greg Lindquist, Natasha Mayers, Riad Miah, Joe Nanashe, Katherine Newbegin, Clayton Porter, Nathlie Provosty, Armita Raafat, Luisa Rabbia, Erika Ranee, David Reed, Daniel Rich, Alexis Rockman, Rachel Selekman, Rudy Shepherd, Edra Soto, Meg Stein, Dannielle Tegeder, Karen Tompkins, Sebastian Vallejo, Julia von Eichel, Saya Woolfalk

Proceeds from sales of postcards support the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), or Planned Parenthood—a cause of the artist's choice.

Current Event:
The "Give Voice" Postcard Project is featured in The Art of Protest exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Cooper, at Areté Venue and Gallery at 67 West Street, #103 (courtyard) in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NY.
Dates: March 16 - April 29, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, March 16, 6-10 pm.
Postcard writing event: Saturday, April 14,  1-4 pm.
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 pm

Available Postcards
Artist postcards are also available online in the STORE. Postcards are sold in packs of 10, along with a blank card, stamps, and district addresses of your state's Federal Senators and Representatives. For assorted packs and signed postcards, please email

A list of the Federal Officials by state and a link to locate their district addresses are below.

The Impetus
This project has been ongoing since the Drumpf Administration released its FY18 budget proposal. The Administration's FY19 budget proposal (October 2018 – September 2019) once again seeks to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, among other programs. The egregious proposed cuts and current policies would imperil key programs, including those that protect our civil liberties, women's rights, culture, and the environment; provide humanitarian assistance; and support scientific research and development, among many others. The Affordable Care Act enrollment is being discouraged by the Administration. The Administration is forbidding the FCC from using the following terms: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, and science-based. Given recent events, we also need Congress to pass gun control legislation!

I hope you let your voice be heard throughout the duration of this administration and its policies.

Nationwide Committee (in formation)
Jackie Maman (Chicago, IL - May 21), Clayton Porter (Santa Fe, NM @ THE Magazine - May 21), Meg Stein (Durham, NC - June 24), Herman Milligan (Minneapolis, MN - December 2)

If you would like to host a local event or be in touch with a Nationwide Committee member in Chicago, Santa Fe,  Durham, or Minneapolis, please email

Join the conversation:
Instagram: @eileenj8  #GiveVoice  #GiveVoicePostcardProject
Facebook: Give Voice Postcard Project page

Friday, April 13th  

7:00-10:30 pm, $10 at the door

Brandon Lopez's Mess / Jessica Pavone and Emily Manzo / Lucie Vítková

A night of new and not so new works by Brandon Lopez, Lucie Víková,
Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Matt Welch. Chris Corsano, Sam Yulsman and Emily Manzo perform them.


Friday, March 30th @8pm, $15

Lauren Lee, piano and voice

Damien Olsen, synth and projections

Innovators and friends Lauren Lee (voice/piano) and Damien Olsen (synth and visuals) join forces in a program centered around difficult truths surrounding the current political climate in the US. The program combines the ethereal sensibilities of both improvisers with the hard truths facing us today for a moving and thought provoking experience.


Texture and Motion: Abstract Works on Canvas

March 2 - March 4, 2018

Areté Venue and Gallery is proud to present Texture and Motion, a pop-up exhibition of guitarist Tim Motzer's abstract works on canvas on view starting Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This pop-up event will also incorporate a series of concerts featuring performances by Motzer on guitar and electronics and guest artists violinist Charlotte Munn-Wood, pianist Melinda Faylor, and percussionist Jeremy Carlstedt. Hand-painted and signed CDs of his recent recordings will be available for purchase as well as small works on paper.


PERFORMANCES ($10 at the door)

Friday, March 2nd

Tim Motzer (guitar & electronics),  7pm

Melinda Faylor (prepared piano) & Tim Motzer Duo Improvisations, 9pm


Saturday, March 3rd

Tim Motzer (guitar & electronics), 3pm

Charlotte Munn-Wood (violin) & Tim Motzer duo improvisations, 7pm

Jeremy Carlstedt (percussion & electronics) & Tim Motzer, 9pm


Sunday, March 4th

Tim Motzer (guitar & electronics), 2pm


Dyspepsia: A Techno-Existential Intrusion Into The Human Body

a duo show by Mattia Casalegno and Yefeng Wang

curated by Tansy Xiao

February 15 - February 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17, 6-10 p.m.


PERFORMANCES   FEB 17 + 25, 6-10 pm

February 17, 6-10 p.m.

Performance Lab: Kalan Sherrard + Jacob Cohen and friends

Throughout the evening...
GameOfLovex3: Audience participatory performance art by Illya Szilak performed with Tansy Xiao.

"If I could have anyone in the world, it would still be you."
A crowd-sourced performance art project which explores expanded forms of intimacy. Conflating and confounding notions of public and private, “mine” and “yours," material and virtual realities, it would still be you undermines the ease and superficiality of social media interaction, even as it relies on these platforms for its production and distribution. The project offers participants the opportunity to discover what is lost in human interaction and what new possibilities emerge as we extend ourselves through computer technology.

Sunday, February 25, 6-10 p.m.
Solo Strings and Electronics: Music inspired by Dyspepsia

Du.0 = Charlotte Munn-Wood + Aimée Niemann, violins Trevor New = viola + electronics
Caleigh Drane = cello + electronics
Jason Anastasoff = bass +
Patti Kilroy = violin + electronics



In an era that is riddled with the magnificent potentials of cutting-edge technology and the dystopian anxieties that come along with them, we witness the collapse of sciential and sensual systems as well as the blurring of tangible and intangible boundaries. The intruders in our fantasies spill out from our own bodies and minds, inducing gradual corrosion to the very basis of human cognition: the notion of “self”.

Dyspepsia is a duo exhibition by Mattia Casalegno and Frank Yefeng Wang, both of whose art practices embody the juxtaposition of high technology and human bodies. For the 3D-printed sculptures, Casalegno uses Soylent as the material to mold classical statues: the prototype of human physicality; while Wang adopts Oculus Touch as a tool to redefine the relationship between everyday objects and disjointed body parts. The video works of both artists experiment with transmutation of existing forms, questioning the ambiguous line between human and machine, organics and inorganics, body and foreign objects, and ultimately, self and others.


Mattia Casalegno is a New York-based Italian interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the effects new media have on our societies, investigating the relationships between technology, the objects we create, our subjectivities, and the modes in which these relations unfold into each other. Casalegno has received various grants and fellowships, including the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, NYFA, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai, among others. He has exhibited internationally in festivals and museums, such as Mutek Festival, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), MACRO (Italy), Nuit Blanche (Belgium), Optronica (UK), Le Cube – Contemporary Art Museum (France), OFFF (Spain), AVIT (Germany), and LACMA (US).

Yefeng (Frank) Wang is a Chinese new media artist who pursues his artistic career in both East and West, working critically across media including Experimental 3D rendering and animation, video installation, virtual reality, and 3D printing. His exhibitions include Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, USA), Hyde Park Art Center (IL, USA), El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (NM, USA), HEREarts Center (New York, NY), Governors Island Art Fair (New York, NY), Xuzhou Museum of Art (Xuzhou, China), The Museum of Luxun Academy of Art (Shenyang, China), Between Art Lab (Shanghai/Beijing, China), Chi K11 Art Museum (Shanghai, China), etc. He was also a residency artist and juried panel member in NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY.


Emilio Guarino Presents: The Kiln

The Kiln is weekly meeting of creators that emphasizes the presentation of new, in process work. 

Come join us for our first public presentation of new art and music by Kiln regulars. 


image by Katherine Schneider

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Gallery Hours: Tu-Sun 11am-5pm

Opening Party: Friday, Jan 19th, 7-11PM


Photographer and video artist James Autery's latest solo exhibition, REVERBERATIONS, is a study in new media within a rapidly evolving technological age. Seamless infinity loops of video portraits are presented on vintage televisions from the 50's and 80's as well as on rear projection film on acrylic glass. 


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Bae Pink 1-12

Acrylic on linen

12x9 inches


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Symposium_eros 0.1

Acrylic and bailey twines on burlap, dimensions variable

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Kate Bae

Dec 2nd-Jan 12th

"Symposium_eros 0.1" installation and selected works


Born in Busan, Korea, lives and works in New York, NY ish. Immigrated to US in 1994, naturalized U.S. Citizen in 2002.

Kate's sign: Leo (August 16) Year of Lamb (1979), Blood Type B, Yin Wood Type, MBTI: ENTP-A and ENFP-A (interchanges), Human Design: 5/1 profile Projector with triple split definition, Enneagram: Type 3, 7, 8, 4 in that order.

As a painter, Korean-born woman, and naturalized American citizen, defining and deconstructing identity has been a central theme of Kate Bae’s work. She has been employing the process of stripping paint away as a gesture that corresponds to her ideas about awareness and in essence shaving layers off of herself.                                         

For CV click here

Kate Bae holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both in painting, and has explored and exhibited around the world. Her residencies and fellowships include Marpha Foundation (Marpha, Nepal), Serlachius-residenssi (Mänttä, Finland, both forthcoming) and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (New Berlin, NY), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), the Studios at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), Tentacles + Surface Arts Residency (Bangkok, Thailand), Seljavegur Residency (Reykjavik, Iceland), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Villa R Residency (Messina, Italy) and the Post Contemporary Residency (Troy, NY). She is a current fellow at the NYFA 2017 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual Artists.


Areté Opening Day Party

Saturday, Dec 2nd, 2pm-12am

All day meet and greet opening party! Come through and say hello, check out the space and the lovely neighborhood and hear performances by Leighanne Saltsman, Cory Bracken, Howie Kenty, Adam Tendler, Sugar Vendil and Trevor Gureckis, Mary Prescott, Kento Iwasaki, Samantha Enriquez and Charles Waters. There will also be work on display by fine artists Kate Bae, Diego Anaya, and James Autery. Tasty treats by Diana Mino of Mama D's Tasty Treats! Free and open to the public, but if you are staying for a performer's set, please donate to the artist.



2:00 Leighanne Saltsman with Annemarie Errico: original folk/pop songs for voice and ukulele

5:00 Samantha Enriquez and Dale Jezwinski: collaborative performance

5:20 Jason Anastasoff: bass and objects

6:00 Kento Iwasaki: koto and electronics

7:00 Howie Kenty: chamber ensemble and electronics

7:45 Mary Prescott: NY premiere performance of This Is How You Remember Me (aka. 6 Degrees from Giving a Shit) for piano and multimedia theater

8:30 Sugar Vendil and Trevor Gureckis: piano and electronics

9:00 Nuzion Peace Orchestra: premier of new sections of Charles Waters' "NACHTPUNKTE", part 4 of the Boswijck Concertos, for piano, winds, and electronics. With Charles Waters, alto sax, Mary Cherney, flute, Lee Odem, clarinet, Jeremy Danniman, bass clarinet, Jake Henry, trumpet, Chris Forbes, piano, Andrew Barker and Carl Franke, electronics.

10:00 Cory Bracken: percussion and noise

11:00 Adam Tendler: solo piano


In addition to musicians, the following visual artists will have their work featured:

Kate Bae will be creating the first installation at the space, titled "Symposium" This is a site specific work consisting, at least partially, of acrylic paint treated as sculpture and hung. Kate's installation will remain at the gallery through January 12th.

Diego Anaya will be creating a piece of performance art

James Autery will have an exhibit involving vintage TV sets, projections, and photography up at the gallery for the party, as well as a full installation from January 18th-31st, with an opening party on January 20th. He is also our photographer for the day!


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