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About & Info

CONVERSIONs | one-night stands month-long artist festival in April 2010 showcasing emerging and established artists at BronxArtSpace in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. As in past CONVERSIONs, each night will focus on a different medium under a larger curatorial theme that sets the tone for each weekend culminating in a final evening of performance and music.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Dates & Times

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 –  7pm – I’m Caught Up… kick off reception, visual art exhibition and performance event.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 –  5pm  – First Wednesdays Performance by Charles Beronio and experimental video works.

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 –  7pm  – Synthetic Zero Presents… Film & Video works, projects, and experimental visual media.

Saturday, April 17th ,2010 – 7pm – Give Me the Night… Featuring 4 unique works of performance.

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 – 7pm – F*ck Your Art Fair! Let’s Party! Conceptual music performances and closing reception.

Location

All events take place at BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th Street, Mott Haven, Bronx. Free admission. Donations accepted.

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Getting There

Subway:
20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th Street. Transfer to 6 train – one stop to 3rd Ave/138th Street.

Bus: Bx buses 1, 2, 21, 32, 33 to 3rd Ave/138th Street. BronxArtSpace is 2 blocks north to 140th Street.

First Wednesdays/ Bronx Culture Trolley Night: Departs at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and  7:30pm from Hostos Community College and tours Bronx art institutions. Trolley is free. More information at www.bronxarts.org.

Funding & Sponsors

CONVERSIONs | one-night stands is made possible in part with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx Borough President Aldolfo Carrion and the Bronx delegation of the City Council.

Beer for opening reception has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery

Contact

Melissa A. Calderón
Organizer & Founder, CONVERSIONs
info@conversionsnyc.com

Statement

Since 2004, CONVERSIONs is an artist driven initiative that brings the alternative space into the studios of Mott Haven artists with short-run exhibitions of work by visual, performing and media artists. It had provided an opportunity for a community without gallery space to produce and exhibit work. In the greater sense, CONVERSIONs is the embodiment of the South Bronx; a conversion of outside perceptions, inward perspectives and a changing view on how contemporary art work is seen and experienced in Mott Haven. It is meant to examine the zones of exchange and cultural diversity surrounding this unique neighborhood.

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