Art + Culture

Light Year 36: Motion by A.I.R. Gallery

LIGHT YEAR 36: Motion by A.I.R. Gallery

Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, April 5
6:30 – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.)
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Curated by Negin Sharifzadeh.

Featuring works by Setare Arashloo, Melissa Brown, TaniaFerie & Negin Sharifzadeh, Oscar-Nominated Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter and Jay Moorthy.

A.I.R. Gallery is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1972. It is an artist-run organization and exhibition space that supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. A self-directed governing body, the organization is an alternative to mainstream institutions and thrives on a network of active participants. The gallery has chosen its member Negin Sharifzadeh as the curator for this series, and the artists have been selected from A.I.R. Gallery members, as well as artists from the animation industry.

The concept of these short films vary: inspecting the non-linear essence of time; re-examining marginalized and non-hegemonic accounts of history; a surreal and playful trip to a casino; a beautifully delineated father-son relationship; a comedic portrayal of women from past decades.

LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR  has hosted the work of over 250 artists and curators from around the world.