Whitebox Art Center
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Works in New York, New York United States of America

BIO
At the outstart of its fourteenth year, WBX's mission continues to follow the core of its original mandate which is to present broad ranging contemporary art forms by innovative artists and curators whose efforts to exhibit thought-provoking, intellectually and visually challenging art is many times overlooked and, at times, question the more popular, media and market-oriented focus of other New York contemporary arts venues. WBX's purpose sets it apart from other organizations by not exclusively focusing on artists nor is it strictly a curator-based exhibition space. In this capacity, WBX has developed a multi-purpose direction allowing it to examine and present the contemporary arts from within their culturally specific contexts while providing a forum in which, aside from the general public, youth, students and seasoned arts professionals can explore, learn and engage with new ideas. The subsequent exhibitions and other programs arise from today's complex issues and multilayered elements that influence and impact everyone culturally and that are associated to other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and the politics and transformations resulting from a global consumer marketplace. WBX has become known as a venue in which the general public, students and arts professionals can meet, dialogue and exchange ideas that are socially and culturally transformative. As such, White Box has gained peer recognition for being a welcome haven, one that sponsors and endorses open and flexible approaches while embracing a global focus in the selection of its collaborators, partners, curators and artists.
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EVENT

THE FANTASTIC NOBODIES: The Evolving Door


Dates:
Wed May 01, 2013 00:00 - Sat May 04, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Screenings as part of New Museum's IDEAS CITY 2013
May 1-4, 2013
Screenings: May 1, 7pm; May 4, 8pm


EVENT

Mason Gross MFA Class of 2013E Exhibition


Dates:
Sat Apr 13, 2013 00:00 - Fri May 03, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 6-9pm
Performance Night: Saturday, April 20, 6-9pm


EVENT

Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Class of 2013 Exhibition


Dates:
Sun May 19, 2013 00:00 - Sat Jun 15, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm


EVENT

White Box 2013 Spring Benefit Honoring Martha Wilson


Dates:
Tue May 21, 2013 19:00 - Tue May 21, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

2013 White Box Spring Benefit
Tuesday, May 21, 7-10 pm
Honoring Martha Wilson

Tickets available via: http://whiteboxspringbenefit2013.eventbrite.com/#


EVENT

X


Dates:
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:00 - Sun Jan 27, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Amy Stoker: X
Performances:
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 12 – 10pm
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 12 – 8pm

WHITE BOX is pleased to present the first solo performance by American artist Amy Stoker. Entitled X, the endurance performance will be conducted over the course of two days.

Stoker’s provocative live performance will involve a dismantling of a 600 square foot American flag in silence. The performance, X derives its name from the unknown number of civilian casualties of the Iraq War that lasted from 2003-2011. X acts as a memorial to the Iraqi civilians whose lives were lost. Though the war is officially over, an official count of the losses has yet to be recognized by the United States. The most accurate count, created by the nonprofit organization, Iraqi Body Count, has estimated the death count to have reached upwards of 120,000. Other news sources have reported the count could be much higher due to lack of an organized system of documentation.

During the two days, the flag will be cut into small squares, each representing an Iraqi life lost. The piece will continue until the entire flag has been disassembled and the number of pieces left on the ground remains unknown.