Born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Fred Brathwaite—more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy—has been a seminal figure within street art and hip hop culture since his emergence on the downtown New York scene during the late 1970s. In addition to making art, Fab co-produced, starred in and composed the original music for the 1983 cult classic Wild Style prior to becoming the first host of Yo! MTV Raps, a groundbreaking show which pushed the hip hop genre and lifestyle into global mainstream discourse. Along with the countless art exhibitions, music videos and writings that he h...Read more
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.
Combo Chimbita explores Afro-Latin grooves through salsa, cumbia, porros, champetta, funk and psych rock. Their “Tropical Futurism” combines looped bass lines, trippy synth tracks, hard driving grooves and the urgent singing of Carolina Oliveros.
In a rehearsal for the performance “Soft Goods”, performers will enact experimental maneuvers by moving, pulling, stretching and reacting to the elasticity of prosthetic silicone castings of barbells, gym equipment and slippers.
Creating an immersive environment within Pioneer Works studio, MINGLES, SKOTE’S collaborative performance SKLONES, inhabiting a multitude of twinned personas in a series of large-scale video projections, will evolve from unassuming spatial sculptural elements to a parade of otherness.
Aether VR elevates the motion capture dance performance Aether into an intimate user experience. Wearing headsets, audience members are gradually surrounded by dancing figures designed and choreographed based on the fundamental elements, Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.
Get your own custom-made boutique bag made by Pioneer Works Friday Fashion Club teens in the classroom.
Come and flex your design skills, make magic books and draw inspiration from prints made from Pioneer Work’s Risograph for Activism class.
Meet senior Pioneer Works designer Daniel Kent and peruse our selection of Pioneer Works Press titles including Intercourse magazine, Groundworks and MIMO series.
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, one of the oldest national astronomy clubs, will set up high powered telescopes for free public stargazing. Explore the Universe and view the sun, stars, planets and Moon!
During this session of open studios with Tech Residents Alex Burke, Ziv Schneider and Kat Sullivan, visit the Tech Lab’s DIY Video Game Cabinet of Curiosities and create a physical, take home “Parting GIF!”