September 23, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00pm
KING COBRA and Hue Hallums
Step into the realm of profound healing as you immerse yourself in a transformative yoga and Reiki collaboration between Yaya and Master Hue.
June 10, 2023 at 5:00pm
Void Spa Closing Performance & Reception
Akeema-Zane and A. Sef
Cafe offering by pleasure ceremony (cy x). Live sound facilitation by a²z and brandon king (subt.le fka leon grey).
May 20, 2023 at 6:00pm
Void Spa Opening Reception
A. Sef and Akeema-Zane
View the installation, hear sound by a²z, Akeema-Zane’s music/sound practice arm
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.
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
January 13–March 4, 2022
A Common Thread
A Common Thread will transform Recess into a collaborative weaving studio that explores craft.
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.
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.
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.
November 7–December 21, 2019
Duppy reflects Udemezue’s complex longings and projections of nostalgia toward his and his mother’s homeland, Jamaica.
May 3–June 2, 2018
Manuel Molina Martagon
EL RECREO will turn Recess into a home base for restaurant workers, with diverse programming addressing current issues faced by the food service.
September 8–October 28, 2017
The Service Room
The Service Room is a project that will create a unique environment and framework for the communal exchange of services.
September 1–October 29, 2016
Refuge in the Means
Canaries will address the two primary components of their practice—collective care and self-care—through programs and documentary activities
February 15–April 26, 2013
Eyes as Big as Plates
Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
Ikonen and Hjorth will create costumes, settings, and performance programs for senior residents of New York
March 22–April 11, 2012
Me and Everyone That is With Me
Alex Casso, Graham Hamilton, and Dan Herschlein
Artists collaborate with the Education Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art on classes for students from the Regent Family Residence.
November 8–December 11, 2011
The Four Chambered Heart
Hekmat will fuse the therapist’s office, researcher center, and performance set.
September 27–December 1, 2011
September 27th – December 1st
Park McArthur and Yve Laris Cohen
Laris Cohen and McArthur will use Recess as a space to work on individual and collaborative projects concerning the politics of inclusion.