“WEEK OF PROTEST”
A Happening at CENTRAL BOOKING
January 19 – January 22, 2017
In the tradition of ‘happenings’ of the 1960’s, CENTRAL BOOKING is holding a Week of Protest against the incoming presidential administration during our scheduled gallery hours (noon to 6:00 PM) from Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22. Organized by Maddy Rosenberg, the Week of Protest encompasses a range of artwork and performances in both OffLINE at CENTRAL BOOKING and outdoors in front of the gallery, where invited artists will contribute work that reflects the current atmosphere of apprehension and foreboding. Included in the week are ongoing interactive art, musical performances and performance art. The space will function as a site for general discussion, dissent and protest.
The Week of Protest is intended as a series of art actions to coincide with the presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20 as well as the #J20 ART STRIKE set for inauguration day. In solidarity with the art community, CENTRAL BOOKING joins artists, art organizations and galleries as we close our doors for the strike on January 20.
Participants in the Week of Protest include:
Concetta Abbate, Sally Apfelbaum, Marcy Brafman, Mark Staff Brandl, Brandstifter, Jan Castro, Elena Costelian, Steve Dalachinsky, Tessa Grundon, Martha Hayden, Art Hazelwood, Huisi He, Robin Holder, Bob Holman, Nina Kuo, Warren Lehrer, Sandra March, Sophie Malleret, Dylan McManus, Margot Niederland, Arthur Polendo, Omar Olivera, Anne Reichlin, Lorin Roser, Jeff Rothstein, Marcia Scanlon, Sarah Stengle, Melissa Stern, David Tamura, Ashley Yang -Thompson, Michael Kelly Williams, Diana Wege, Robert Zott
Performance schedule includes:
12pm Artists hang their work on the walls and in the OffLINE space, ready to discuss their work, encourage participation and camaraderie
4pm Ashley Yang-Thompson uses text and image for a poetic street protest
5pm Jan Castro performs a set of original Bardic Protest songs with Concetta Abbate, which may end with hot oldies from Blake & Ginsberg
1pm Lorin Roser on banjo and David Tamura on saxophone are joined by performance artists Sophie Malleret and Huisi He, incorporating the work of Nina Kuo, and poets Bob Holman and Steve Dalachinsky
5pm The week will end with a participatory smashing of Arthur Polendo’s five-foot piñata of Trump