January 5, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Marcela Torres and Assembly
Artist Marcela Torres and Assembly will make a series of food vessels and ask Recess community members and the public who want to attend, to bring dis
On view: November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024
Session & Assembly Collaboration: BARRO
Marcela Torres and Assembly
Torres in collaboration with Assembly will explore the history of New York through its soil and natural clay deposits.
May 20–June 13, 2023
Akeema-Zane and A. Sef
Void Spa aims to challenge and subvert the extractive and appropriative use of Black and Brown spirituality within the luxury wellness industry.
March 23–April 29, 2023
Offering of Dreams
Several total transformations, as each selection of dreams adapted into performance-based videos are situated in different imagined worlds.
January 26 – March 4, 2023
Memorial for Laptop
The public is invited to donate their broken personal devices and write loving farewell letters to acknowledge their relationships
May 20–June 25, 2022
I Woke Up and Chose Violence
I Woke Up and Chose Violence is a response to the murders and deaths of BIPOC people inflicted by the hegemonic systems.
January 13–March 4, 2022
A Common Thread
A Common Thread will transform Recess into a collaborative weaving studio that explores craft.
November 11–December 18, 2021
Black Tape Ebony Frame
Black Tape Ebony Frame celebrates the living moments of Fabri’s African American family and friends by creating a reel-to-reel analog audio recording.
September 7–October 19, 2021
Dana’s Beauty Supply
Dana’s Beauty Supply constructs an experimental beauty supply store and hair gel manufacturing lab.
June 29–August 10, 2021
The Manipura Sanctum
In The Manipura Sanctum, artist Smita Sen nurtures an altar space that reaches toward contemplative, social healing.
May 4–June 15, 2021
Untitled (Incall) interrogates the material overlap between the art and sex industries to address the ambivalent labor identity of cultural producers.
March 2–April 13, 2021
Through: The Fold, The Shatter
Charisse Pearlina Weston
Through: The Fold, The Shatter continues material investigations into the ways in which glass creates encounters of perceived visibility, intimacy.
January 5–February 16, 2021
Ogemdi Ude and Sydney King
Living Relics draws out a shared sense of loss and understanding of death that hasn’t yet been physicalized in the body or manifested in thought.
November 16–December 30, 2020
Petición; for Exorcism
Petición; for Exorcism is an installation that uses scent as a tool for ritual practice, the space will often have smoking incense and ash.
September 14–October 26, 2020
something else (Variations on Americana)
The American flag, when deep-fried, forms an outer skin that appears to be cankerous, bubbling with calcified flour and charred detritus.
Pur·suit is a 54-card poker deck by artist Naima Green that features portraits of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people.
January 9–February 22, 2020
Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings
Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin
Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings uses the gut’s microbes as a way of looking into immigrant health and resisting processes of colonization.
November 7–December 21, 2019
Duppy reflects Udemezue’s complex longings and projections of nostalgia toward his and his mother’s homeland, Jamaica.