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“Esprit de Corps” Pinata Party, F.I.T.

“Esprit de Corps” is a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art. A gift to the people of Berlin by our temporary collective “E.T.”, comprised of myself and six other contemporary multidisciplinary artists who united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin for a short moment of time. As part of our schedule of activities of Month of Performance Art, “Piñata Party” was held at freie internationale tankstelle.

Imagine your dream 8th birthday party. Your heart races with anticipation of the ensuing excitement to come. Piñatas, pin the tail on the donkey, birthday hats, balloons, confetti and colors everywhere, your sweetheart will be sitting across the table from you, your eyes locked. Ok, now blow everything up in scale and add some years, your wildest 8th birthday party fantasy has become reality. Welcome to piñata party. Piñata party included traditional american bbq, dj and live drawing.

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“Esprit de Corps,” Constructing the Pinata for Pinata Party, F.I.T. Photos

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“Esprit de Corps” Human Chain, Mauerpark Photos

“Esprit de Corps” is a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art. A gift to the people of Berlin by our temporary collective “E.T.”, comprised of myself and six other contemporary multidisciplinary artists who united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin for a short moment of time. As part of our schedule of activities of Month of Performance Art, “Human Chain” was held at Mauerpark.

A human chain is a form of demonstration in which people link their arms as a show of political solidarity. It may also refer to people holding on to each other in series to reach precarious spots. or it may also refer to people walking shoulder-to-shoulder in the event of searching for missing persons in water or on land. Our “Human Chain” was a form of solidarity between the artists in the collective and an opportunity to navigate precarious descent into the cavity of karaoke at Mauerpark.

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“Esprit de Corps” Tug of War, Mauerpark Photos

“Esprit de Corps” is a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art. A gift to the people of Berlin by our temporary collective “E.T.”, comprised of seven contemporary multidisciplinary artists who united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin for a short moment of time. As part of our schedule of activities of Month of Performance Art, “Tug of War” was held at Mauerpark. The game “Tug Of War” is an inquiry of balance. It is an activity that posits an air of playfulness despite the name with its explicit reference to war– the intent is to reconsider the game in a different context.

Redesigning the game, and distancing it from the traditional aspects, it presents a visual discrepancy that is further complicated by the repositioning of the teams in relationship to each other. Traditional movement is eliminated by the implementation of pivoting devices, and no longer do teams remain equidistant and rather will be standing facing their opponents.

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“E.T.” Opening at Okazi Gallery Photos

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Lucky Gallery Invites You to Pierogi Party

Lucky Gallery invites you to our first fundraiser/art event called Pierogi Party on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 2 – 6 pm, at 136 Lawrence Street in Brooklyn.

Pierogi Party will feature a feast of fresh pierogi made by Lucky Gallery staff and artists on site, live music, live art, and a silent auction. Guests will get to taste a variety of pierogi, both meat and vegetarian available at different filling stations.

Pierogi Party will raise funds to support Lucky Gallery’s first international exhibition and performances in Berlin this May 2012. Lucky Gallery formed an international art collective called “E.T.”, comprised of seven multidisciplinary artists from New York City, Berlin, London, and Antwerp. “E.T.” will exhibit at the Okazi Gallery and are participants in Month of Performance-Berlin. Three of the NYC-based artists from “E.T.” will be participating in this event, Øh1Øm1ke, Bittertang, and TJ Hospodar.

Music will be provided by Comadante Zero, Tim Shipman, Marshall Moran, and DJ Spacey Sissick.

Special performance “Color Cycle1″ provided by John Bonafede.

Artists participating in the silent auction:
John Bonafede
Kate Fauvell
Jonnie Flatbush
Diana Ho
Hannah Kasper
Kate Murray
Adam Sperling
Sam Strzelec
Heather Phelps-Lipton
Petros Pappalas
Liz Tomasetti
Elizabeth Turnock

Business sponsors:
Brooklyn Icehouse
Dry Dock Wines + Spirits
Kulushkat
Max Piersol’s Stoked Wear
Perelandra Natural Food Center
Raaka Chocolate
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Sixpoint Brewery

Please join us for this festive event, there will be a sliding scale of $10-20 donation at the door, which will allow guests access to food, drink, and entertainment. For more info email amy@luckygallery.com.

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Lucky Gallery Hosts a Pierogi Party

Photo taken by Jaime McGovern

Lucky Gallery and collective members of “E.T.” are hosting a Pierogi Party at 136 Lawrence Street in Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2 – 6pm. “E.T.” is an art collective, formed by Laura Arena, artist and director of Lucky Gallery, comprised of eight multidisciplinary artists from New York City, Berlin, Guadalajara, London, and Antwerp, who have united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin, Germany for a short moment of time. “E.T.” will be hosting numerous events in Berlin as part of Performance Month in May. Øh1Øm1ke, TJ Hospodar, and Michael Loverich (Bittertang) are three NYC-based artists from the collective participating in the Pierogi Party. For more information on “E.T.” exhibition read the press release.

“The preparation and cooking of the the pierogi is a collective effort between myself and the artists” say Amy Weng of Lucky Gallery. “The audience experience each participant’s unique interpretation of the pierogi in this performance.”

The Pierogi Party will feature live preparation of handmade fresh pierogi, live music and art, a silent auction of artwork and gifts from local Brooklyn businesses and artists. Øh1Øm1ke, TJ Hospodar, Michael Loverich, and Amy Weng of Lucky Gallery, will each produce fresh pierogi of different fillings at designated stations on site. Meat and vegetarian pierogi will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by Timothy Shipman, Marshall Moran, and Comandante Zero along with other musical guests yet to be announced.

The collective at 136 Lawrence Street has generously opened its doors to us to host the Pierogi Party. This special space emanates creativity and is easily accessible from anywhere in the City. The seven writers, musicians, innovative thinkers, and mind, body & heart healers, who live there cooperatively own and run a bed and breakfast out of their home called 3B. For more information, check out www.3bbrooklyn.com.

Please join us on Saturday, May 12 for a day full of festivities from 2-6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the event for samplings from the different pierogi stations. Drinks and food will be available.

All funds raised will help support travel expenses for “E.T.” participating artists to Berlin and gallery support. More information about this exhibition and performances can be found at www.luckygallery.com.

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Lucky Gallery and Okazi Gallery Presents the Work of “E.T.”

“E.T.” is a temporary artist collective, formed by artist and curator Laura Arena of Lucky Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. “E.T.” is comprised of six artists who have united forces ‘to take over the art scene’ in Berlin for a short moment of time. “E.T.” will be working on site at Okazi Gallery (pikaloki.com/okazigallery) and will be also holding events on behalf of Month of Performance Art, in Berlin. “E.T.” members are multidisciplinary artists residing in New York City, Berlin, Guadalajara, London, and Antwerp.

The root of their collaboration will be in the method of the ‘exquisite corpse’, a technique invented by the Surrealists in the early 1900’s, which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to the composition in a sequence either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. “E.T.” uses this process as the starting point for their collaboration, which began several months before arrival to Berlin.

“Through this process of the ‘exquisite corpse’ a large amount of new work will be created between those located in Europe and those in the United States”, says Arena. “This work will encompass all our methods of art making and will mold us into a cohesive unit in preparation for our time in Berlin. The intent is to have these exercises be the framework for our collaboration in Berlin and this process will be demonstrated on the walls of Okazi Gallery.”

“E.T.” is also a participant of Month of Performance Art –Berlin (www.mpa-b.org), a month-long platform dedicated to highlighting, promoting and interconnecting the wealth and diversity of independent, contemporary and experimental performance art practices thriving in Berlin. E.T. is offering “Esprit de Corps”, a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art.

“Out of these exquisite corpse exercises and our unification in Berlin, we will be creating a new sport and its various paraphernalia: its uniforms, instruments, anthems, awards and opening ceremonies”, says Michael Loverich, member of Bittertang. “Unlike most sporting events which are organized in advance around commonly understood rules our sports will be created on site, in the context of our temporary and intimate union in Berlin and directed by our new found friendships and interests. It will be an open experiment in gathering, interactive behavior, field design, sound tracking and accoutrement.”

Opening Ceremony of “Esprit de Corps” will commence at 7pm on May 18th at Okazi Gallery. All the people of Berlin are encouraged to attend and participate. The opening ceremony will include various performances and programs will be handed out listing Esprit de Corps events happening at various times throughout Berlin.

Okazi Gallery will be the hub of all the activity by the collective. The exhibition is about the process of this collaboration rather than the work itself. Okazi Gallery is located at Türrschmidtstr. 18, 10317 Berlin, Germany. The opening reception is on May 18th at 6pm and opening ceremony for “Esprit de Corps” is at 7pm.

The members of “E.T.” are Øh1Øm1ke (NYC), Yannis Angelopoulos (Berlin), Laura Arena (NYC), Bittertang (NYC and Guadalajara), Stephanie Homa (London), TJ Hospodar (NYC), and Tina Schott (Antwerp).

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Lucky Gallery Welcomes Ana Bogdanovic

Ana Bogdanovic

Ana Bogdanovic

Ana Bogdanovic is a young art historian from Belgrade, Serbia, with a thesis on the Visualisation of the Identity in German Romanticism and she has a diploma in the Art History on the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade, Serbia 2008. During this time, Ana also attended the Free University in Berlin, Germany and the Weimar Summer Academy, in Weimar, Germany. Ana is currently enrolled in the MA-Studies in Art History and the History of Image at the Art History Department of the Humboldt University in Berlin, soon becoming a student-assistant at the Department for East-European Art History at the same University.

Her field of research is early modern and modern West-European Art as well as the Perception and Identity of the Work of Art and the Relationship between the Beholder and the Work of Art.

In Spring 2010 Ana is doing an internship at the National Gallery in Berlin, but at the time looking forward to working in the Lucky Gallery in New York. Ana will be the assistant director at Lucky Gallery this summer.

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