This week, shows go out with a bang. We’re about to witness Flux Factory’s last Death Match, the Artist’s Institute’s final Haim Steinbach event, and the complete trilogy of Olaf Breuning’s “Home.” Here’s an excerpt from the events listing:
Tuesday, January 22nd
On View: Olaf Breuning’s “Home”, Metro Pictures
After about eight years, Olaf Breuning recently finished his three-part series “Home,” 30-minute home video-style shorts. The story seems particularly fitting for a gallery setting; a character in reptilian contact lenses consumes the world with no inner compass, filtering sights and the people through his own fantasies. It’s funny, it’s true, and it’s impossible to explain, just watchpart one. All three parts will be on view for one week at Metro Pictures.
(gallery hours) 519 West 24th Street, Chelsea
Thursday, January 24th
Final Death Match: Arts Funding: Follow the $$$, Flux Factory
Flux Factory’s saved the most relevant topic for the last of its action-packed debates (comes with fog machines and smack-downs). It’s about arts funding. Get ready to see this thrown down by activist and artist (and last year’s Creative Time Summit speaker) Steve Lambert, argue with playwright, performer, and journalist Alexis Clements, and A Blade of Grass’ executive director Deborah Fischer. They know their stuff; A Blade of Grass in particular aims to create a more socially responsible funding system through granting, and has been hosting such conversations publicly all year.
29-27 41st Avenue, Long Island City
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