Second Sundays

Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education.

On View

E.S.P. TV: WORK

Pioneer Works is pleased to present WORK, E.S.P. TV’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States. Directed by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan, E.S.P. TV is best known for their live television tapings that feature experimental broadcast collaborations with underground poets, musicians, and artists via their mobile television studio.

For WORK, E.S.P. TV makes Pioneer Works’ office staff and environment the subject of a six-week performative, televisual installation by relocating the organization’s second-floor, open-plan office to the first-floor’s main exhibi...Read more

Chase Ferguson: Cars, Buses, and Trains

Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Chase Ferguson experienced difficulty communicating with words, preferring images instead. He began drawing in earnest that same year, depicting fire trucks and ambulances haloed by lines delineating flashing lights. In the process, he developed an obsessive preoccupation with urban transportation systems and infrastructure. Using the most humble of materials, such as paper, tape, paint, cardboard, hot glue, and other mixed media, Ferguson recreates cars, buses, train sets, and parking meters in exacting detail — down to year, make, and model....Read more

Music

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SANDA WEIGL: MINNESONGS FROM THE 12TH CENTURY.

Sanda Weigl
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Sanda Weigl

With Anthony Coleman – compositions and piano; Doug Wieselman – clarinets and guitar; Brad Jones – bass and Krisztina Kiss – viola.

Romanian-born Sanda Weigl first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then expelled to the West as an enemy of the state. In Berlin, she ended up working with Robert Wilson (on Tom Waits’ Black Rider among others). She moved to NY in the early 90’s, where she connected with downtown musicians, including Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Doug Wieselman and other iconoclasts. She became mostly knows for re-interpreting the Gypsy repertoire of her childhood, but has also kept busy singing Kurt Weill and collaborating with German icon Nina Hagen. Dubistmeinichbindein is a collaboration with pianist and composer Anthony Coleman and was originally commissioned by the Ruhrtrienniale. Based on the songs of Walther von der Vogelweide, a 12th century writer, Anthony Coleman’s compositions highlight both the modern and popular aspect of the German poet who tackled the universal popular themes of love and longing. The songs are a perfect vehicle for Sanda Weigl who approaches the music with the same mix of passion and restraint she applies to Bertolt Brecht or Romanian Gypsy songs.

“To call Weigl’s voice “powerful” would be an understatement.” –BBC World Music

Los Cumpleaños

Los Cumpleaños

Los Cumpleaños play a psychedelic take on classic Colombian Cumbia, Porro, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla and Bullerengue. The band has the playfulness of an experimental group and the energy of a punk rock band. They mix new wave synths & retro organ sounds with effect-laden trombone and trumpet as well as a three piece percussion section. Cumpleaños features virtuoso percussionist/vocalist Nestor Gomez from Barranquilla, Colombia, Lautaro Burgos from Chaco, Argentina on drumset as well as Eric Lane on Keyboards and Alex Asher on Trombone from the USA. The members of Los Cumpleaños have played with a variety of notable artists including: Anibal Velazquez, Lizandro Meza, Juan Piña, Alfredo Gutierrez, MAKU Soundsystem, Beyoncé, Joan as Police Woman and People’s Champs.

Interventions

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Telescope Viewing Party

Science StudiosAmateur Astronomers Club

Come explore the Universe with a telescope viewing of the sun, stars, planets and moon. In collaboration with the Science Studios at Pioneer Works, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up high powered telescopes for free public solar viewing and stargazing. The AAA is one of the oldest astronomy clubs in the nation dedicated to bringing a love of astronomy and stargazing to the public through free ongoing astronomical observing events throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Valentines Risograph Printing

Print your own Valentine’s Day cards with our Risograph! Open to all ages. Materials provided.

Your Name on a Bowl of Rice

Tech Lab
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Tech Lab

Back by popular demand, the T3k Lab is laser cutting you and
your sweetheart’s name on a bowl of rice!

Live Radio!

Clocktower Radio

Artists-in-residence from the Pioneer Works community and beyond join Clocktower Radio to discuss their current projects, hopes, and fears.