My video Exposed Human Attitudes was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
I am curating Breach: Cloud Conversation 4 as a part of the 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale
Show opens: Friday Oct. 21st and runs until November 20th
Reception: Friday Oct. 28th, 6pm to 9pm
Artist talk: Sunday November 6th, noon (NYC time)
Open Studio Days: Thursdays & Fridays 6 to 9pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, or by appointment, contact Joshua Dylan Rubin for exhibition visit: firstname.lastname@example.org, +1347-844-0200
Address for the studio:
Joshua Dylan Rubin's Studio,
6 Bay Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, in Red Hook Brooklyn, enter on the side entrance on Otsego Street. Closest subways are the Carroll St. or Smith-9th St. stops on the F and G train lines.
Now, is the time to talk about it! Breach is an exhibition about the overt and covert issues of sexism, racism, and xenophobia that lie just beneath the surface or are thrust right in our faces, but we often avoid talking about them. It’s purpose is to spark dialogue about the growing development of intolerance in the United States and in the middle east towards differences and the basic human rights that are constantly being blocked from others because of their race, sex, or national origins.
This exhibition is composed of a solo show of the work of artist Joshua Dylan Rubin in Brooklyn and a workshop dialogue between Rubin and artist Gözde Kirksekiz in Istanbul, Turkey, which will be moderated by curator and artist, Anne Murray. The exhibition will take place in a Brooklyn studio, while the dialogue will take place through the Cloud between the artists on a digital platform. This conversation will be a part of a workshop where visitors will be invited to join the discussion, observe the work of Rubin, and discuss with him and Kirksekiz through a Skype call, what are the current issues that they address in their work about sexism, racism, and xenophobia and how are they different or the same in respect to the current political environments in both of their countries. They will be asked, specifically, to address the relationship between the creation of this type of daring and insightful work and the interpretation of it as civil disobedience in Turkey and acceptable dogma in the United States. This exhibition and conversation is a part of Cloud Conversations, which is curated by Anne Murray, bringing together artists from around the world in conversation to inspire new work and to influence the world towards positive change through art.
Solo show of the paintings from his series, Exposed Human Attitudes, by Joshua Dylan Rubin.
A workshop dialogue with video and performance artist Gözde Kirksekiz online from Istanbul, Turkey and Joshua Dylan Rubin in the Brooklyn studio exhibition, with an invited audience to participate and ask questions from the Brooklyn studio. Curator Anne Murray will moderate the discussion and will show a short film by Kirksekiz as an introduction to her work.
The exhibition space will be both Rubin’s studio in Brooklyn and the virtual environment of the Cloud.
This exhibition and dialogue is a part of the 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, www.wasbiennale.com
On September 8th at 6pm- http://www.fluxfactory.org/projects/14909/
Blind Ambition- Workshop
Listen to a preview here.
Anne Murray and Virginia Mallon
Sunday, September 4th, 2-3pm EDT
Flux Factory- New York City, a part of the Artificial Retirement show
Address: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Composed of a round table discussion with contemporary and emerging artists: Virginia Mallon, Anne Murray, Seren Morey, Katarina Rasic,Joshua Dylan Rubin, and Sylvia Arthur, on the crucial needs of artists that arise from adversity along with the intentional cultivation of a blind eye. Artist, Virginia Mallon, will lead this introduction and discussion with ways to utilize alternate methods, vision, and failure to add to the poetic drive of their work.
The artist led discussion, Blind Ambition, entails a conversation about what drives work, ambition, and how failure can be transformed into thematic and emotional success.
Each artist answers a set of questions based on the theme of imperfection and failure, and then poses questions to each other on the significance of their work and how they have handled adverse reactions to process and theme.
These questions, answered on a virtual platform, are then discussed in a themed workshop offered in New York and virtually with other contemporary artists facing similar challenges.
The conversation will include dialogue…
How do you as an artist define your work in terms of success and failure, and what methods have you used to deal with rejection?
On staying the course….
How does your series relate to the Artificial Retirement theme? How has your own “blind” eye helped keep you on course when facing adversity?
On the artistic experience….
As an artist, what are some of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis?
On capitalizing on errors, malfunctions, imperfections and destruction….
Has the use or misuse of traditional forms and mediums added value to your artwork and how has this malfunction driven the poetic aspects of the project with unintended beauty added as the result of errors?
Visiting by subway: We are located on street level near several wheelchair-accessible subway stops.
7, N, and Q trains to Queensboro Plaza
E, M, and R trains to Queens Plaza
N and Q trains to 39th Ave
F train 21st St. Queensbridge
Visiting by bicycle: If you are riding from Manhattan over the Queensboro bridge, follow the bicycle path, and turn left onto our street, 29th Street. If you are riding from Brooklyn over the Pulaski bridge, used the shared bicycle/pedestrian path on the West side of the bridge. After reaching Queens, continue North on 11th Street, turn right on 44th drive, left on 23rd street, and pass under the Queensboro Bridge and turn right onto the bike path, then turn right on 29th Street. Avoid riding on Jackson Avenue or Queens Plaza South.
Visiting by car: Parking near Flux is very difficult – driving here is not recommended.
Flux Factory is able to accommodate people with disabilities with advance notice; please contact email@example.com if you require assistance.
New York City and London
New York: 4:15- 5:15pm, EST
London: 9:15-10:15pm, BST
Exposure- Cloud Conversation 1 at Flux Factory and Tom’s Etching Studio
(a part of the 3459 Show)
39-31, 29th Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Tom’s Etching Studio
9 Queen’s Yard
On August 10th at Flux Factory in NYC (4:15-5:15pm EST) and Tom’s Etching Studio in London (9:15-10:15pm BST), there will be a virtual dialogue with a live feed to each gallery between painter Joshua Dylan Rubin and writer Sylvia Arthur, which will explore what it means to be at the receiving end of concealed/revealed hate. Artist and curator of Cloud Conversations, Anne Murray, will join the discussion making commentary on the importance of artistic dialogue around these themes.
Cloud Conversations is a project bringing together the voices, thoughts, and artistic manifestations of artists, writers, and performers from around the world and is curated by Anne Murray.
This event is a part of the 3459 show, a collaboration between Relapse Collective and curator Emireth Herrera.
Anne Murray is an artist and curator with an MFA and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute and a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris. She has exhibited her work in London, Paris, Shanghai, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Belgrade, and Budapest.
Joshua Dylan Rubin is a painter living in Brooklyn, NY with an MFA from Pratt Institute and the recipient of the distinguished Giuliani Scholarship. His work is a witnessing of the contemporary history of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and general discrimination that has occurred in New York City since the time of the 9/11 bombings.
Sylvia Arthur is a writer living in London, whose work explores themes of identity, diaspora, and place. Writing at the intersection of race and gender, she has freelanced for The Guardian, the BBC, and the British Journalism Review. She is currently writing her first book, African & Other Curse Words.