The Arts of New York City

The arts of New York City are diverse and beautiful, yet many never see more than the well-known galleries or museums. The Arts of New York City will bring you exhibitions and events from lesser-known and under-appreciated galleries, museums, concert halls and more. Not everyone is an art connoisseur, but everyone can feel like one. The Arts of New York City is alive.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

White Columns & RVNG Intl. Record Launch Party & Performance

Quick Facts
Neighborhood: West Village
Medium: Performance
Date(s): July 14, 2011

There are few galleries in NYC that continually prove they whole-heartedly support the arts, in all its forms. White Columns gallery is one of those rare places. For over 40 years, White Columns has been supporting emerging artists and educating New Yorkers. In addition to fine art, the gallery also celebrates performance art through live, site-specific installations where artists can create musical masterpieces.

Back in Fall 2010, White Columns offered a rare glimpse into the creative process of Julianna Barwick and Ikue Mori. The two sat in a cubicle in the middle of the Project Room and collaborated on two experimental songs. The entire process could be watched in person or via webcam. Later, the pair re-united, without the audience, and created two more songs. These songs, along with two bonus tracks, became their newest LP, “FRKWYS Vol. 6.”

To celebrate their new record, White Columns and RVNG Intl. will hold a record launch and performance event on July 14, 2011 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. The record, along with accompanying art book, will be made available for purchase. [While you’re there, check out the end of their current five-person exhibit. Read more.]

Listen to one of RVNG’s tracks here.

Listen to more of RVNG’s music here.