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VOICE = SURVIVAL, On View from June 15 - August 11, 2017

VOICE = SURVIVAL, an exhibition curated by Claudia Maria Carrera and Adrian Geraldo Saldaña for Visual AIDS, examines voice as a medium and a metaphor used by artists and activists confronting oppression amid the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic. The multidisciplinary exhibition features work and archival materials by ACT UP, Jordan Arseneault and PosterVirus, yann beauvais, Adinah Dancyger, Chloe Dzubilo, Gran Fury, Andrea Geyer and Sharon Hayes, Shan Kelley...

Hyperallergic, "'This Is a Revolutionary Moment': Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Intersectionality in Art," 4.2.2017

Intersectionality is a powerful reminder of our connectedness, but it has arguably lost some of its weight due to overexposure. Many art critics have coopted the word as a lazy syllable for identity politics, vaguely encompassing discussions of race, gender, sexuality, and feminism. Intersectionality can seem like another big word meant to hide the art world’s ugly essentialism — an impulse...
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DAILY SERVING, "The Intersectional Self at the 8th Floor," 3.24.2017

As more feminist marches, protests, and gatherings organize in the wake of the new U.S. administration, critiques of contemporary feminist approaches also emerge. Two of the largest issues that feminism faces today are the exclusion of transgender and non-White cultural perspectives and representations. The Intersectional Self at 8th Floor Gallery answers the call for the need of these inclusions by assembling myriad identities...

VOICE = SURVIVAL

Opening June 15 at 6pm

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“This Is a Revolutionary Moment”: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Intersectionality in Art

Hyperallergic

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The Intersectional Self at the 8th Floor

DAILY SERVING

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ABOUT

The 8th Floor is an independent exhibition and event space established in 2010 by Shelley and Donald Rubin to promote artistic and cultural initiatives. Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking further cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners.

Voice = Survival

June 15 - August 11, 2017

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The Intersectional Self

February 9 - May 19, 2017

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Enacting Stillness

September 21, 2016 - January 13, 2017

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In the Power of Your Care

April 19 - August 12, 2016

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When Artists Speak Truth...

November 12, 2015 - March 18, 2016

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Between History and the Body

July 9 - October 16, 2015

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Mobility and Its Discontents

March 6 - June 12, 2015

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Aguas Malas: Leslie Sardinias

November 20th, 2014 - February 13th, 2015

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Stainless: One of A Kind

September 10 - November 7, 2014

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Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

March 7 - July 18, 2014

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Detrás del Muro (Behind the Wall)

September 26, 2013 - January 23, 2014

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Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

June 6 - September 6, 2013

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Waiting for the Idols to Fall

January 11 - March 22, 2013

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Two Citizens of Utopia

July - October 2012

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Armando Mariño: Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester

May 2 - June 22, 2012

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Window on North Korea

March 15 - April 13, 2012

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Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan

October 27, 2011 - February 10, 2012

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William Segal: In the Marketplace

September 6 - October 6, 2011

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Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art

April 12 - July 14, 2011

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Painting the World Red

February 4 - 28, 2011

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Recent Acquisitions

July 22 – December 15, 2010

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Martha Wilson: Activist History Teach-In

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Performance by Kalup Linzy

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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The Artist as Culture Producer: A Conversation with Morehshin Allahyari, Jean Shin, and Shinique Smith, moderated by Sharon Louden and Sara Reisman

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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VOICE = SURVIVAL Exhibition Opening

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Reading Group

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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The Supper Club: Black Female Subjectivity

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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FREE CeCe! Screening and Conversation with CeCe McDonald

Monday, April 3, 2017

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Consent/Dissent: A Talk by Aliza Shvarts and Emma Sulkowicz

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Conversation: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Lia Gangitano and Kris Grey

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Aesthetics of Doing: Performing to Transform

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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The Supper Club: Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp for Artists of Color

Friday, February 24, 2017

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POWarts Postcard Party

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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The Supper Club: Black Male Subjectivity

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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The Intersectional Self Opening

Friday, February 10, 2017

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WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT? A Conversation on Muslim Americans in a Changing America

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Slow to a Halt: New Performances by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful and Alicia Grullón

January 13, 2017

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Artist-Led Decolonizing Workshop: Performative and Engaged Practices

January 12, 2017

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Rehan Ansari and Ping Chong + Company: Theatrical Duet

January 11, 2017

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Brendan Fernandes and Jess Wilcox: Still Move

December 15, 2016

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: A More Convenient Season

December 8, 2016

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Lucia Nimcova: Khroniky

November 28, 2016

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Rehan Ansari: Unburdened

November 19, 2016

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Center for Urban Pedagogy Design Fellows Convening

November 16, 2016

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Clifford Owens and Carlos Martiel in Conversation

October 27, 2016

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Parallel Fields: Housing Justice

October 26, 2016

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FREE Cece! Screening After Party

October 21, 2016

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Carlos Martiel: Maze

October 19, 2016

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Enacting Stillness Opening

September 21, 2016

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Fellowship Workshop with Chinatown Art Brigade

September 6, 2016

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The Supper Club: After Orlando

August 5, 2016

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Carmen Papalia: For A New Accessibility

July 23, 2016 and July 25, 2016

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Caring for Audience: How Does One Curate Access to the Arts? A Two-Part Roundtable Discussion Led by Curator Amanda Cachia

July 23, 2016

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Choreographing Care: A Conversation between Jody Wood and Dionisio Cruz, Moderated by Rubin Foundation Artistic Director Sara Reisman

July 21, 2016

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IV Embrace: On Caregiving & Creativity - A Panel Moderated by Ted Kerr with Artists Rafael Sánchez and Joy Episalla

July 14, 2016

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OnCue Analytics – Metrics Workshop I and II Led by Rehan Ansari and Saul Shemesh 

July 11, 2016

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After Lives: A performative Lecture and Discussion with Artists Abou Farman, Leonor Caraballo, and Matteo Norzi

July 8, 2016

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Fair Care: A Conversation Organized by the Center For Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

June 30, 2016

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Fellowship Workshop with Black Quantum Futurism

June 29, 2016

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FIELDWORKS: Season One Screening

June 21, 2016

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Pragmatics vs. Aesthetics in Socially Engaged Art led by Artist Pablo Helguera

June 14, 2016

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Reports from the Field: Harriet's Apothecary

June 1, 2016

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Housing Rights and the Right to the City

May 31, 2016

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Blue Medium - Public Relations and Social Media Workshop

May 23, 2016

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OnCue Analytics – Metrics Workshop Led by Rehan Ansari and Saul Shemesh

May 23, 2016

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The Supper Club: Queer Intersectionality

May 21, 2016

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Women in Print: Latin America

May 19, 2016

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Aesthetics of Doing: Decolonizing

May 12, 2016

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Examining the Art Scene in Cuba from New York's Perspective

April 27, 2016

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In the Power of Your Care Exhibition Opening

April 19, 2016

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Parallel Fields: Mindful Justice

March 16, 2016

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a few words and a few notes

March 10, 2016

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NARAL Pro-Choice America: Reception and Conversation

March 8, 2016

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Referendum: Performance by Tania Bruguera

March 6, 2016

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Economic Policy Institute: Fundraiser

February 24, 2016

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Reports from the Field: Apps for Power

February 23, 2016

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Andrea Bowers in Conversation with Sara Reisman

February 19, 2016

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ACT UP and Dyke Action Machine! in Conversation

February 11, 2016

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Arts Education as Cultural Capital

February 3, 2016

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Profiled Screening and Discussion

January 27, 2016

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Book Launch and Discussion: Remapping Performance by Jan Cohen-Cruz

January 26, 2016

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The Poet Sculpture: Reading and Performance

January 21, 2016

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The Drug Policy Alliance: Funders' Briefing

January 15, 2016

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Aesthetics of Doing: Tangible Utopia

January 13, 2016

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Exhibition Walkthrough and Conversation with Edgar Heap of Birds and Jaro Varga

November 13, 2015

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When Artists Speak Truth... Exhibition Opening

November 12, 2015

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Fellowship Workshop with Dread Scott

November 2, 2015

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Iterations

October 17, 2015

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The Supper Club: Latin America, Immigration, and Race

October 10, 2015

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I Can't Breathe

October 7, 2015

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Fellowship Workshop with Laura Chipley

September 29, 2015

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Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation: Annual Convening - Marketplace Empowerment for Artists

September 28 and 29, 2015

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Jeffrey Gibson, Firelei Báez, and Jean-Ulrick Désert in conversation with Sara Reisman

September 18, 2015

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Brendan Fernandes, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, and Saya Woolfalk in conversation with Sara Reisman

September 11, 2015

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The Supper Club: Global Blackness and Transnational Identities

August 14, 2015

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Imagining Cultural Accessibility in New York City

July 30, 2015

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Community-Word Project: Summer Institute

July 23 - 25, 2015

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Between History and the Body Opening

July 9, 2015

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: Artist as Activist Fellows Orientation

June 24 - 25, 2015

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Aesthetics of Doing: Community Organizing

June 17, 2015

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#PBPARTY!

June 16, 2015

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Aesthetics of Doing: Sleeping with the Enemy

June 3, 2015

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The Construction of Social Space: Alberto Borea and Lan Tuazon in Conversation with Sara Reisman

May 29, 2015

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From the Inside Out: Ángel Delgado and Jorge Wellesley in conversation with Sara Reisman

May 14, 2015

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Reports from the Field: SexEd

May 12, 2015

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YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND: Dead Indian Stories | Edgar Heap of Birds in Conversation with Sara Reisman

May 1, 2015

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Screening: Heart in the Mandala by Dechen Roder

March 18, 2015

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Reports from the Field: Beauty in Transition

February 18, 2015

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Parallel Fields: Alternative Economies

January 14, 2015

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Healing Across The Divides

November 19, 2014

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A Blade of Grass: Fellowship Workshop

November 4, 2014

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Cubanacan

October 23, 2014

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Equality NC

October 16, 2014

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A Blade of Grass: Fellowship Workshop

October 1, 2014

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Patrick San Francesco Healing Workshop

September 22, 2014

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Parallel Fields: Coming Home

September 17, 2014

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Stainless: One of a Kind – Opening Reception

September 10, 2014

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Celebrate the Closing of Drapetomanía!

July 16, 2014

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A Blade of Grass – Parallel Fields: Will Work For Food

May 21, 2014

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Film Screening: Made in Bhutan

May 8, 2014

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Aesthetics of Doing: Is Socially Engaged Art Always Progressive?

April 22, 2014

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A Blade of Grass – Parallel Fields: Kitchens in Conversation

April 9, 2014

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Patrick San Francesco – Introduction to Energy Healing

April 8, 2014

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A Blade of Grass – Parallel Fields: Heavy Metals

March 19, 2014

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Drapetomanía: Open House Reception

March 7, 2014

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Cinema Tropical

January 22, 2014

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Cinema Tropical – Director’s Circle Annual Reception

December 4, 2013

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Ten Dinners In Havana, a book release celebration

December 3, 2013

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Socially Engaged Artist Fellowship Workshop with Mierle Laderman Ukeles

November 4, 2013

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ABOG Celebration for Artist Files

October 10, 2013

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Detrás del Muro Book Launch

October 3, 2013

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The Active Partnership: Artists, Communities, Funders & Institutions

October 1, 2013

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Detras del Muro: Open House With Artists

September 27, 2013

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Detrás del Muro (“Behind the Wall”) Artists’ Reception

September 26, 2013

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Patrick San Francesco

September 17, 2013

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Aesthetics of Doing: Dialogic Learning

September 5, 2013

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Uncertain Waters: Rafters 1994 (Balseros 1994: Olas Inciertas)

August 1, 2013

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Film Screening: Major Leagues? (¿Grandes Ligas?)

July 17, 2013

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Parallel Fields: Forming a Debtors’ Union

June 23, 2013

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Tanenbaum Private Reception with Hidden Heroes

June 18, 2013

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Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat Private Artists’ Reception

June 6, 2013

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Tricycle and NYZCCC Poetry Night

May 16, 2013

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REEL LIVES: Reception & Youth Media

May 9, 2013

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All Out: Honoring Partners for LGBT Equality in Uganda

May 8, 2013

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ArteEast: Celebrate Palestinian Literature

May 4, 2013

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Buddha Nature: Environmental Protection in the World of Buddhism

May 3, 2013

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Go East: NY Tech Meetup Welcomes Hattery to NYC

April 18, 2013

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National Urban Fellows

March 19, 2013

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The Bronx Musuem Presents: Bronx Talks

March 15, 2013

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A Blade of Grass Presents: Parallel Fields

March 13, 2013

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Young Friends of the Children’s Radio Foundation

February 13, 2013

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Forward: A Private Briefing on the Israeli Election

January 29, 2013

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The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics Panel Discussion

January 13, 2013

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Center for American Progress Special Event

December 13, 2012

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Outer Voices Friendraiser

December 13, 2012

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Care for Kenya Fundraiser

December 5, 2012

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Nyaya Health Friendraiser

December 6, 2012

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Art Scenes: The Social Scripts of the Art World Book Release

December 3, 2012

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Tokyo String Quartet

November 15, 2012

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EveryArtist.me: Friendraiser and Private Viewing

November 14, 2012

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Patrick San Francesco: Health & Healing

November 11, 2012

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Tulsi Gabbard Luncheon with Senator Gillibrand

October 26, 2012

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Lunch Line App Launch & Celebration

October 12, 2012

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Corina Matamoros Tuma Special Presentation

October 3, 2012

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Special Event in Support of NYS Assemblywoman Grace Meng

September 23, 2012

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“Skyline Adrift” Satellite Program at The 8th Floor

September 20, 2012

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Lecture by Daniel Taboada (Senior Architect, Office of the Historian – Havana, Cuba)

September 18, 2012

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People for the American Way Foundation

August 9, 2012

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Artists Helping Artists Roundtable Discussion and Workshop

July 19, 2012

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The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba Celebration & Book Launch

June 19, 2012

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The New Feminist Agenda Book Launch

May 13, 2012

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“Unfinished Spaces” Broadcast and Showcase Screening Tour

October 12, 2012

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David E. Sanger: A discussion on current affairs and North Korea

March 16, 2012

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Larry Gonick Talk and Book Signing

March 1, 2012

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Paladar on 17th

February 28, 2012

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Samarpan Foundation Healing Day

November 22, 2011

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Great Houses of Havana: Book Signing with Hermes Mallea

November 10, 2011

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Benefit and Exclusive Screening: Unfinished Spaces

October 23, 2011

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East of Havana: Screening Q&A

June 11, 2011

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Roundtable Discussion

May 31, 2011

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De Cierta Manera: Screening and Conversation

May 12, 2011

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Hours, Location, and Accessibility

Hours:

The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm and Saturday by appointment.

Location:

The 8th Floor is located at 17 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

From Union Square (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R), walk North and make a left on 17th Street. The 8th Floor will be on your right, following the intersection with 5th Avenue.

From 14th Street (F, M), head North and make a right on 17th Street. The 8th Floor will be on your left.

From 14th Street (1, 2, 3), head north and make a right on 17th street. The 8th Floor will be on your left following the intersection with 6th Avenue.

Accessibility:

The building, The 8th Floor, and The 8th Floor restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Tours

The curatorial and event staff conduct tours during gallery hours. Please send tour inquiries to info@the8thfloor.org.

Sign up for The 8th Floor's Mailing List

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info@the8thfloor.org

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Essays

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Exhibition Brochures

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The Intersectional Self

February 9 - May 19, 2017

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Enacting Stillness

September 21, 2016 - January 13, 2017

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In the Power of Your Care

April 19 - August 12, 2016

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When Artists Speak Truth...

November 12, 2-15 - March 18, 2016

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Between History and the Body

July 9 - October 16, 2015

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Mobility and Its Discontents

March 6 - June 12, 2015

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Stainless - "One of a Kind"

September 10 - November 7, 2014

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Drapetomanía

March 7 - July 18, 2014

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Waiting for the Idols to Fall

September 26, 2013 - January 23, 2014

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Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

June 6 - September 6, 2013

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Two Citizens of Utopia

July - October 2012

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Armando Mariño

May 2 - June 22, 2012

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Referendum: Performance by Tania Bruguera

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I Can't Breathe

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Aesthetics of Doing: Community Organizing

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Aesthetics of Doing: Sleeping with the Enemy

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Reports from the Field: SexEd

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Reports from the Field: Beauty in Transition

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Parallel Fields: Alternative Economies

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Parallel Fields: Coming Home

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Parallel Fields: Will Work for Food

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Parallel Fields: Kitchens in Conversation

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Parallel Fields: Heavy Metal

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Parallel Fields: Forming a Debtors' Union

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Parallel Fields: Building a Future for PlaNYC

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