Friday, May 13, 2011

Video and Wine-tasting Benefit

Wine tasting by King Estate Winery
Video art screening curated by Richard Jochum

Music by Justin King and Tremble & Wag

Sample King Estate's world-renowned organic Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris along with a choice selection of inspiring video art! Justin King (of the King Estate Winery family) and Dumbo-area musicians will compliment the evening with acoustic music to sip by. A raffle for select Dumbo-area goods and services will round out this delightful spring evening.
Noah Klersfeld, still from "Water Undulating", 2010
Admission is $10, which includes 3 tokens for tastings of King Estate wines and hors devours. Additional tastings are $3.00. Admission can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. The evening features short video program sponsored by Leo Kuelbs Collection and curated by conceptual artist, Richard Jochum. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting DAC’s programs and activities supporting artists and their activities.

About King Estate
King Estate, celebrating 19 years of Oregon winemaking in 2010, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces primarily Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and judicious blending. King Estate currently holds the first position in US sales of domestically produced Pinot Gris and has received dozens of awards over the years. 
About Justin King
Justin King is known internationally as a pioneering acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. He is also a freelance photojournalist and his pictures from Iraq and Haiti have been featured in mainstream news media since 2008. In January 2011 he opened a full service recording facility in Brooklyn, NY called Vinegar Hill Sound.
About Richard Jochum
Richard Jochum is a visiting scholar and artist at Columbia University. He works as a media artist since the late 1990s setting up exhibitions all over the world. An Austrian citizen, Richard received his MA in philosophy from the University of Innsbruck, and his PhD from the University of Vienna dealing with strategies of coping with complexity in contemporary philosophy. He received his MFA in sculpture and media art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna before he moved first to Berlin and later to New York.
About Leo Kuelbs
Mr. Kuelbs’ specializes in publicly-presented video installations that have appeared in New York City and Berlin.  Based between the two cities, dozens of other shows have been curated, co-curated or presented by Leo Kuelbs and his working group, Leo Kuelbs Collection

Pawel Wotjtasik, still from "Crash", 2010

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Interview with DAC Director Karl Erickson on GYST Radio

From the wonderful folks at GYST (thanks for thinking of us!):

Karl Erickson brings a passion for contemporary art combined with years of experience in non-profit arts management and programming to Dumbo Arts Center. Recently Erickson was the Director for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York. Prior to moving to New York, he served as the Director of the Fellows of Contemporary Art, a philanthropic arts organization, and as the Program Coordinator for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Notable accomplishments include stabilizing the programming and operations of MoCCA, launching a new program for emerging curators at FOCA entitled “Curator’s Lab” and organizing a variety of cross-media and -genre works at LACE, such as the Voice-Overs series, as well as being the co-founder of Cakewalk Magazine. Erickson is also an artist whose interests include language, transcendental experiences, and counter-cultures throughout the ages.