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January 2019

What It’s Like To Be Sarah

January 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Sarah Matthews sound experience comes to Listen Hear First Friday in January. This sensual, immersive soundscape is a one-night exhibition that includes sound clips of a woman's sexual responses during pleasurable intimacy with a partner. Her installation, LUST, invites participants to listen to a positive sexual experience from a woman's perspective in order to consider the importance of female sexual empowerment in today's hyper sexualized and heteronormative world.

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March 2019

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series-True Stories

March 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping…

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Artists Talk-Osamu James Nakagawa and Conner Green

March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Join us for the closing reception of Fences/Imperia and a discussion with Nakagawa and Green. About the artists: Osamu James Nakagawa was born in New York City in 1962 and raised in Tokyo. He returned to the United States, moving to Houston, Texas, at the age of 15. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, Houston in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1993. Currently, Mr. Nakagawa is…

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April 2019

Bauhaus Imaginista – Collected Research

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Jeremy Efroymson Gallery "Bauhaus Imaginista" is a major international project that marks the German art school’s 100th anniversary. Operational from 1919 to 1933, Bauhaus is famous for the approach to design that combined high art and industry. This exhibition rethinks the school from a global perspective, and reads its entanglements against a century of geopolitical change. The exhibition presents the 4 Gegenstande (Objects) in order to communicate the essential elements of bauhaus imaginista. "The Bauhaus Manifesto" (1919) is shown through…

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WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series- Nine to Five

April 10, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants managed to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Presented by Upland Brewing Co.

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99.1 WQRT Noise-A-Thon 2019

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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WQRT's 24 hour Noise - A -Thon is back! Tune in or join in as we celebrate with live experimental music from artists around the city of Indianapolis raising funds to keep WQRT rolling into the future. The phone lines will be open for calls from all committees as well as live interviews from all artists participating. The Noise-A-Thon is intended to showcase all the intriguing experimental artists in our community on the most uniquely weird station. SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES/…

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May 2019

Yvette Mayorga-High Maintenance

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Yvette Mayorga’s multi-media installation High Maintenance is a flamboyantly chilling revelation, offering unsettling insights into how the forces of violence, make-believe, and consumerism infiltrate the contemporary immigrant experience, and subvert our understanding of identity. Drawing inspiration from the politics of America’s southern border with Mexico, her own life as a first generation Latinx-American, and her parents’ often dangerous experiences as immigrants in the 1970s, Mayorga’s work examines how pain and uncertainty are covered with a veneer of celebration. High Maintenanceconjures up…

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Kader Attia- The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects)

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Attia’s recent film The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects) is an extensive account of testimonies by academics, scholars, collectors, and museum directors from Canada, the US, Ivory Coast, and many other locations, relating the histories behind bodies and artifacts from the world over. This screening is part of the Bauhaus Imaginista: Collected Research exhibition. Project partners: Goethe-Institut, Bauhaus Kooperation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Funded by: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Auswärtiges Amt, Kulturstiftung des Bundes. On the occasion…

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Shelley Selim: The Women of Bauhaus Discussion

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art school, join curator Shelley Selim and learn more about the trailblazing women of this famously influential academy. While often overshadowed by their male counterparts, recent renewed interest has brought to light the female students and teachers of the Bauhaus and their incredible contributions to the Modernist movement. Shelley Selim is Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. She provides curatorial oversight of…

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh- Two Stones

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Two Stones explores the trajectories and ideals of the Bauhaus-trained, German architect Lotte Stam-Beese and the Caribbean activist and writer Hermina Huiswoud through dialogues and appearances by contemporary protagonists. Both Stam-Beese and Huiswoud spent time working in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and both ended up being active in the Netherlands after WWII. Two Stones was filmed in the 1930s constructivist district of KhTZ in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the first large housing project on which Lotte Stam-Beese worked, and in Stam-Beese’s celebrated 1950s Pendrecht, designed during…

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