Events

*Pioneer Works will be closed to the Public on Sunday August 31, and re-open on Tuesday September 2nd*
Kenan Closing
Closing Reception & After Party

Kenan Juska Daily Operation
Sunday, September 7, 2014; 5 – 11PM

FREE Closing Reception 5 – 8PM; Dance Party 8 – 11PM

Line-up and DJ’s to follow.

Artist and co-founder of the radio program and DJ collective “Chances with Wolves,” Kenan Juska, from March 2005 to November 2008 created sequential collages made from cast- off materials primarily found on the streets of New York. The work showcases a wide spectrum of human experience and provides a daily snapshot of our collective lives.

For more information, please visit our Exhibitions Page
sussman_llareta600x600Opening Reception
Rachel Sussman The Oldest Living Things in The World
Saturday, September 13, 2014; 6 – 8PM

FREE

For the past decade, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman has been ​​​ researching, working with scientists, and traveling all over the world to photograph ​ ​continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. Her work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science, has an innate environmentalism, and is underscored by an existential incursion into Deep Time.

She’s captured everything from multi-millennial trees to 5,500-year-old moss to half-million-year-old bacteria, traveling from Antarctica to Greenland to the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback. ​Her New York Times bestselling book ​of the same title was​ published in April 2014, with forewords by Hans Ulrich Obrist and scientist Carl Zimmer.

Sussman​ is a TED speaker, a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. S​he was awarded the LACMA Lab Art​ + Tech grant to ​produce new work exploring Deep Time and deep space​ with SpaceX and NASA JPL. Her work can be found in university, museum, corporate, and private collections.

Show will run from September 13 – November 2, 2014
For more information, please visit our Exhibitions Page
SS TrumpetSecond Sundays – September 14; 5 – 10PM
FREE, Live Music, Open Studios, Exhibitions & Food

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.

Open Studios of artists in residence: Young New Yorkers, Robyn Hasty, Daniel Horowitz, Drew Conrad, Emily Spivak.

LIVE BANDS

MarthaRedboneMARTHA REDBONE blends Appalachian elements with soul and funk and her deep Native American roots. She started out her career as a junior Funkadelic, indie soul pioneer and a woman noted for exploring the wilder side of rhythm & blues. Her latest project, however, re-invents the poetry of William Blake with an all Americana backdrop and vintage Nashville production values. Martha Rebone has ” created a new body of folk song by a lyricist who compares favorably to, well, Bob Dylan….A major find…” Robert Christgau cro, well, Bob Dylan….A major find…” Robert Chritgau









HazmatHAZMAT MODINE plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a whorehouse in New Orleans had the city been built on the Black Sea. The eight piece band includes a panoply of harmonicas, accordions, tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section. Occasional guests play such exotic instruments as the Chinese mouth-organ, the bass sax and the normaphone. Hazmat has found an increasingly receptive audience in Europe where they have been nominated for a BBC award and tour a good part of the year. They backed Natalie Merchant on a few songs on her latest album and their last two albums featured collaborations with Tuva’s Huun Huur Tu, Benin’s extraordinary Gangbe Brass Band, the Kronos Quartet and Natalie Merchant.
Found Sound Nation 2Found Sound Nation Concert Series
Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 7 – 10PM
$10 Suggested Donation at the door

7PM: TIGUE / 7:45PM: EvaSalina / 8:30PM: Anawan / 9:15PM: Alexander Turnquist

The producers and composers behind Brooklyn-based music collective Found Sound Nation (FSN) are proud to partner with Pioneer Works in Red Hook for this exciting new concert series. Operating under the overarching FSN ethos that encourages the diminishing of boundaries in music-making and music-listening – be they ethnic, cultural, or stylistic – this concert series features a diverse curation of artists, both local and international, showcased within the stunning space of Pioneer Works. Audiences and performers alike are invited to experience something special and out-of-the-ordinary, as this collection of traditional and contemporary artists, community members and visitors, congregates in a unique kind of concert environment to engage in the intimate offering of sound.
Aint No Mouse MusicThis Ain’t No Mouse Music
Film Screening & Concert
Saturday, September 27, 2014; 7:30PM

$15 Admission at the Door

This Ain’t No Mouse Music Directed by Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling
Event in collaboration with Rooftop Films and Olivier Conan

Chris Strachwitz is a detective of deep American music, music that’s the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture. Since 1960, he has been the guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, blues out of the country – and into the living rooms of Middle America.

Born a German count, Strachwitze fled his homeland after WWII at 16. Here, he discovered, and shared, a musical landscape that most Americans missed. He takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America

Music Lineup to be announced.
Scientific Controversies Now Scientific Controversies
A Series Curated By Janna Levin (Mid-October)
What Is Quantum Reality?
Does Time Exist?
Will Dying Black Holes Explode in Firewalls?

Major Scientific discoveries can disrupt the traditional order, leaving scientists adrift in concepts that resist familiar intuitions and beliefs. Of the new ideas that emerge, some will be wrong and some will be right. Honest and open scientific controversy helps disentangle one from the other. Eventually, one side of a debate grows in strength and finds confirmation in experiments, while the other atrophies. But both sides of a controversy contribute to the breakthrough of actual discovery – when the utterly abstract barges into the realm of the concrete. This series celebrates that passionate spirit of scientific debate. For the Pioneer Works series Scientific Controversies, we take a look at three profound topics at the frontier of physics that have inspired unresolved debates: Reality, Time, and Black Holes.
SS4_slider-01Second Sundays – October 12; 5 – 10PM
FREE, Live Music, Open Studios, Exhibitions & Food

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.

Open Studios of artists in residence: Young New Yorkers, Robyn Hasty, Daniel Horowitz, Drew Conrad, Emily Spivak.

LIVE BANDS

CUDDLE MAGIC Chamber Pop band Cuddle Magic uses a quirky blend of instruments to create complex arrangements of deceptively simple folk melodies with perpetually shifting rhythms. In spite of the ensemble’s large size and wide-ranging instrumentation, their music is spacious and accessible. Subtle vocal interplay, inventive orchestration, and wry and surreal lyrics combine to create music at once dreamlike and powerfully direct. Their latest album featured their collaboration with acclaimed toy pianist Phyllis Chen.
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Bosco Sodi The Last Day
Thursday, November 6, 2014; 7 – 9PM

FREE

Pioneer Works is pleased to present Bosco Sodi’s The Last Day, a site-specific 57 ft. long polyptych. Created with silver pigments and organic materials, the work questions the fast deterioration of our planet and the impermanence of life – one of the essential Buddhist doctrines: all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, in a constant state of flux.

For more information, please visit our Exhibitions Page