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George Monteleone and Weyes Blood

August 23rd, 2014

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Summer Puzzle

Tuesday, August 26, 6-8pm

In conjunction with Joey Frank’s Summer Puzzle (the Internal Return of the Grievous Angel), on Tuesday, August 26 George Monteleone will be playing smooth assembly music and Weyes Blood will be singing some tunes. Words will be read.

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

August 7th, 2014

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Nontsikelelo Mutiti: Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave)

August 7th, 2014

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June 3 – August 2, 2014NontsikeleloMutiti_RecessSession-1

Over the course of her Session, Mutiti will play the role of the artist, designer, and researcher to a space for the study and practice of hair braiding. While documenting the practice and resulting visual forms, the artist will excavate the language and motifs associated with this method of adornment across traditional and contemporary contexts.

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RSVP for Community Braiding Workshop

May 23rd, 2014

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Community Braiding Workshop: June 14
To keep class size intimate, there will be two sessions with identical content.
Session A: 2-3:30 (FULL)
Session B: 4-5:30 (FULL)

Workshop led by: Njoki Gitahi
In conjunction with Nontsikelelo Mutiti: Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave)

The Twist: Flat. Two strand. Out. Up. Down. All around. Come explore this easy technique for arranging natural hair and the endless style variations you can create. Bring a few of your favorite natural hair products or your hair regimen to share with the group.

Njoki is a graduate of the Yale School of Art and works as a graphic designer at IDEO. She will on occasion visit one of the great hair salons in her neighborhood, but she prefers to save the money and experiment with styles in her hot Brooklyn bathroom.

Both sessions are full. Thank you to those who have RSVP’d.

Launch of CAUI Booklets I & II

May 13th, 2014

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Join us this Sunday for Creative Hub member, Lydia Xynogala’s, book launch.

Four Seafaces charts the spatial conditions of contemporary Mumbai, probing the interaction between formal patterns and cultural and social practices. The seafaces, where Mumbai opens to the ocean, provide a physical framework that organizes and animates a range of collective actions. The booklet contains a score of formal diagrams, drawings that choreograph the actions of couples, families, elderly people, beggars, police and tourists drawn to the margin where the city intersects the water and the sky. A series of photos complements the drawings, depicting the diversity of positions in which bodies sit, stand or flow along the edge, reconfiguring the materiality of the space and producing its unique public character. Read more