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Artist B. Wurtz Performs Pop Songs
In conjunction with Steel Stillman's exhibition Analogy Sunday November 3rd, 2019 at 5:30



Soloway is pleased to present Artist B. Wurtz performing the "pop songs" he has been writing for the past several years. Wurtz will be singing a selection of these, accompanying himself on guitar. Wurtz self-produced an album of his instrumental songs in 2016 called American Songs and, in 2017, White Columns released a vinyl single B. Wurtz 'American Song #16' / 'American Song #17'. Wurtz is presently working with a music producer in Los Angeles on a new album.

B. Wurtz is based in New York. His recent solo exhibitions include ones at Metro Pictures, New York, Richard Telles, Los Angeles, and Kate MacGarry, London. In 2018, B. Wurtz: This Has No Name, the artist's first survey show in an American museum, was at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and his first large-scale public sculpture was presented by the Public Art Fund in City Hall Park. Wurtz's next solo show opens at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, in late March 2020.


Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 7:00pm

Soloway is pleased to host Ugly Duckling Presse (UDP) for a reading with Edwin Alanís-García, Tess Gunty, and Mariana Roa Oliva in celebration of the launch of Alanís-García's UDP chapbook, Galería.
About the book, Johannes Göransson says, "Edwin Alanís-García’s poems are ekphrastic, referential and expatriative – they are poems that wear their mediation on their sleeves – but they also manage to feel urgent and beautiful."  More on the book here
Edwin Alanís-García is the author of the chapbook Galería (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, The Kenyon Review, Periphery, and Tupelo Quarterly. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and is currently a graduate student in Philosophy of Religion at Harvard Divinity School.
Tess Gunty writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. She has a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, where she won the Ernest Sandeen Award for Most Outstanding Poetry Collection. Her short story received an American Voice Award and was subsequently read on NPR. Her fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, which nominated it for a PEN/Robert J. Dau Award. Since finishing her MFA in 2017, she worked as a research and writing assistant to Jonathan Safran Foer on his forthcoming book of nonfiction. She is working on her first novel. 
Mariana Roa Oliva creates fiction, performance, and installation works. Her short stories have been published in the anthologies Lados B: Narrativa de Alto Riesgo, Bidibidi bombom: diez y quince writers en torno a Selena, and Under the Volcano: the Best Writing of our First 15 Years. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, where she was recently awarded the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award.


Sunday, December 16th, 2019 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Please join Soloway and Ugly Duckling Presse for a poetry reading with Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Asiya Wadud, Marcelline Delbecq, and Zahra Patterson.

Sevinç Çalhanoğlu is a poet, artist, and researcher whose work is inspired by the polyphony of space, memory, and literary texts. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions. Her books of poems published in Turkish are The House Tour (Peripheral) and Meat/and/Fortune. She is currently working as a researcher for a memory project on an old shoe factory in Istanbul.

Asiya Wadud’s debut collection, Crosslight for Youngbird, was recently published by Nightboat Books and she has subsequent collections forthcoming in 2019 (Syncope, Ugly Duckling Presse) and 2020 (No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body, Nightboat). Her work has been supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mount Tremper Arts, and the New York Public Library, among others. Recent work can be found in Makhzin, Chicago Review, Best American Experimental Writing, and Tupelo Quarterly. She teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School and leads an English conversation class for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library. 

Marcelline Delbecq is a visual artist, writer and scholar based in Paris. After studying photography in the United States, Fine Arts and art theory in France, she progressively distanced herself from the practice of image-making to focus on the cinematic/photographic potential of writing through installations, recordings, live readings and publications. Recent work can be found in Traffic and P.O.L. She is currently enrolled in a practice-based Ph.D. at École Normale Supérieure and teaches creative writing in La Cambre, Brussels. Her book, Camera, is forthcoming from UDP in 2019.

Zahra Patterson is a writer and educator. Her first book, Chronology, was published in fall 2018 by UDP. Her short fiction has appeared in Kalyani Magazine and The Felt, and a reading of her play, Sappho's Last Supper, was staged at WOW Café Theatre. She learned postcolonial theory in the bookshops of Nairobi and the bars of Cape Town and has an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.


Sunday, June 10 at 7:00pm

Please join us this Sunday, June 10 at 7:00pm for a backyard reading hosted by Caitlin MacBride and Soloway Gallery. 
The night will feature readings (some more performative) from:
Lex Brown with Marcel Alcalá
Chris Cheney
Mel Elberg
Emily Hunt 
Hadi Fallahpisheh
and Kim-Anh Schreiber
Come and get the news or nonsense or poetry or a bit of beauty! 
Soloway is at 348 South 4th Street, Brooklyn NY.
"It's is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there" - William Carlos Williams


April 29th at 6:00

Please join us on Sunday, April 29th at 6:00 for the last evening of Several Years Have Passed. Monica Palma will perform from her chacmool series at 7:00 followed by a screening of selected works by Abbey Wiliams at 8:00.


Soloway at NADA New York 2016


Soloway is pleased to present a screening of recent work by Sara Magenheimer on Friday, November 13, 2015.
Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a backyard fire and mulled wine; Videos begin at 7:30 p.m.

In Slow Zoom Long Pause, 2015her most recent video, Magenheimer asks: What would it mean for form to have rhythm? It’s a question of physicality; an idea chafing against its embodiment. This work hovers in that space of friction between concept and material limitation; considering a human vessel—the “content” being somewhat begrudgingly resigned to its physical form. Color, too, possesses a certain rhythm as wavelengths of the visible spectrum, but in this work the voice is central. The script traverses various modes of speech: hyperbolic, melodramatic, inquisitive, authoritative, sentimental. It questions the rhythm of objects, the body as an object, the meaning of imaginary and “real” things, and what we can see versus only hear or feel. By the end it’s clear that the narrator’s voice is actually an embodied multiplicity of voices. 

Slow Zoom Long Pause recently premiered theatrically at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.  


Soloway at NADA New York 2015

May 14-17, 2015
Pier 36 | Basketball City
299 South Street

Open to the Public:

Thursday, May 14; 6pm to 8pm
Friday, May 15; 11am to 7pm
Saturday, May 16; 11am to 7pm
Sunday, May 17; 11am to 5pm

Opening Preview:
Thursday, May 14; 3pm to 6pm
By Special Invitation


A film screening organized by Joe DeNardo and Sara Magenheimer

Sunday, June 15, 2014
8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Soloway, 348 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Supersurface (film still), Superstudio, 1972

Soloway is pleased to present a one-night summer screening featuring films by:

Joe DeNardo
Sara Magenheimer
Eugène Green
Artavazd Peleshyan

In the Baroque period people lived an oxymoron, because they continued to develop a scientific model of the universe which seemed to work by itself; but at the same time they believed that the highest reality was God, and they still had a spiritual belief. So from the point of view of rationalist thought, this is something completely contradictory. I think that this problem still exists for us today, and that cinema is a way of living the Baroque oxymoron, because the raw material of cinema is material reality--what rationalist thought considers to be finite, which does not go beyond itself, which is material truth. But the cineaste can make the audience aware, make people see spiritual energy in these fragments of material reality, and therefore make a spiritual experience out of material things.

-Eugène Green*


Joe DeNardo's films, shot on video and 16mm, are based on layering, warping, and splicing imagery. Recent works include She's a Mirror, a collaboration with fellow musician Eleanor Friedberger, and Ima Nema, a documentary tracing folk music in the Bulgarian mountains. At Soloway, DeNardo will be screening True Face, an ongoing work-in-progress.

Sara Magenheimer is a Brooklyn based artist. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: The Kitchen, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Cleopatra's, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; MoMA, Portland, OR; SiteWork, Raleigh, NC; and Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic. As a musician she has toured both nationally and internationally as a member of the bands WOOM and Flying. She has performed at Cage Gallery, Recess, MoMA P.S.1, Issue Project Room, Canada Gallery, and the Performa 13 Biennial. Her collaborative project, Bloopers, received a Triple Canopy commission and she is currently working on a commission from EMPAC, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This summer, she will be a resident at the Shandaken Project and Lighthouse Works.

Superstudio was founded in Florence by a group of radical young architects in 1966, and was at the heart of the architectural and design avant garde until its dissolution in the late 1970s. Through photo-collages, films and exhibitions, it critiqued the modernist doctrines that had dominated 20th century design thinking. Superstudio from beginning to end stripped architecture down to its most essential meaning.

Eugène Green has been a cult figure in his native France and for audiences worldwide, beginning with his debut feature Toutes les Nuits (a 2001 film which introduced Green's trademark blend of spiritual concerns and compositional rigour), to the playful fable The Living World (2003) and the acclaimed The Portuguese Nun (2009).

Artavazd Peleshyan is an Armenian director whose film-essays--on Armenia, on the cosmos and on the theory of montage--border between documentary and avant-garde feature. He is renowned for developing a style of cinematographic perspective known as distance montage, combining perception of depth with oncoming entities. He makes extensive use of archive footage, rapidly intercut with his original material.

*From 2011 interview, Little White Lies
Supersurface (film still), Superstudio,1972


Copenhagen, Denmark
May 10–May 18, 2014
Opening May 9 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Work by Tomer Aluf, Derek Franklin, Annette Wehrhahn and Emily Weiner
Presented in conjunction with Andel 31 and the International Festival for Artist-Run Spaces:

Images here.

Andel 31
Refshaleøen, Teaterøen: I Bunkeren
Williams Wainsgade 8, 1432 København K

Mon May 12, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tue May 13–Thur May 16 2:00–10:00 p.m.
Sat May 17–Sun May 18, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


For one night only, two parallel screenings will take place at each side of the Atlantic.

Sunday February 9, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
at Soloway and at the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik.

Samhliða rennsli myndbandsverka beggja megin Atlandshafsins, aðeins þetta eina kvöld.

Sunnudaginn 9. febrúar frá kl 18:00-20:00
í Nýlistasafninu í Reykjavík og í Soloway í New York

348 S 4th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Nýlistasafnið - Living Art Museum
Skúlagata 28
101 Reykjavík

Irina Arnaut

Irina Arnaut
Pernille Bisgaard
Hreinn Friðfinnsson
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
Theresa Himmer
Meredith James
The Icelandic Love Corporation
Sara Magenheimer
Pat McElena
Shana Moulton
Curver Thoroddsen

Play is chance to try something at low stakes—often a rehearsal for more serious action. It can result in success or failure, something sensical or absurd; the key is that it can always go both ways. With video as a common platform, these artists break into language, systems, and rules as spaces in which to play—and ultimately encounter alternative realities of self and surroundings.


Leikur er viðburður sem felur í sér tilraun, vettvang sem getur verið einsog leikvöllur, æfing fyrir eitthvað annað og stærra. Í leik má gera mistök og vitleysur, taka áhættur því spilin geta fallið á marga vegu. Listamennirnir sem taka þátt hafa myndbandsmiðilinn sem sameiginlegan útgangspunkt, nota tungumál, kerfi og reglur sem ramma til að leika sér innan. Niðurstaðan getur orðið stefnumót annarskonar veruleika sjálfsins og umhverfisins.

Image/mynd: Irina Arnaut, Working Title, film still


Mannered Attitude
Screening Saturday October 27th from 6:00-8:00pm
Sunday October 28th 12:00-5:00pm

Works By:

Sharon Balaban
Ronnie Bass
Guy Ben Ner
Per Billgren and Lior Shvil
Dineo Bopape
Asa Gauen
Gyung Jin Shin
Jon Kessler
Pooneh Maghazehe
Nick Paparone
Christine Rebet
Michael Smith
Zefrey Throwell
Kara Walker
Rona Yefman

"Imagine a person, considered very smart, carefully plans on a certain day, and in a certain moment, to start singing backwards and dancing around for a limited time in the center of town.  Or imagine another person, who is very reasonable and incredibly smart, carefully plans to fly back and forth between two cities, writing just one word in each city, in order to complete a sentence.   
I could not find a better name to describe what I had in mind, and what these great video pieces are for me, than "Mannered Attitude.” Attitude describes the position: a playful act that is foreign to the context. Mannered behavior tells how considered it is; the means of freedom; and the opportunity to rebel within the roles of the culture game.

The idea behind this group of works is derived from the post-Brechtian position and circles around Winicote's "False Self" (as a cultural phenomena rather than "personal disorder"). The basic assumption is that we all live in a performative consumptive culture, where knowledge is an "open edge" structure. In this structure of the real, the positive idea of modernity is rapidly being lost to irritating new trends. The invention of our selves is harder every day. These inventions, and our creativity, are exhausted from attempts to cover our own voids.  We complete and stretch ourselves through consumption and change appearances throughout our short shelf lives.

Rather than trying to replace the passing trends this "Mannered Attitude" accepts the present as real.  It assumes that what is considered false and sick is true.  There is nothing beyond our present experience and time stretches unlimitedly and horizontally.  Heaven is a faded history in an exotic postcard and hell is a muscle car painted black with flames.  By accepting the limits of knowledge, and rejecting the idea of progress, the order of things can slow down to the point where spontaneous interaction is really possible.  

To some, it might sound like a pessimist’s proposal, but the opposite is true.  These small fragments of controlled actions are excerpts of freedom beyond reason: like a momentary performance in streets full of people, a radical upside-down TV insertion, or an interrupted musical video that simply makes you love. For me these videos suggest freedom, a position of joy, and a monumental momentary lapse of emotion.”

- Curated by Lior Shvil



Raphaël S. and Yasser E. of Artstepping

Performance: Friday, August 24, 7:40 PM
(Doors and Drinks at 6:30)

Please join Raphaël S. and Yasser E. of electro-improv group Artstepping for a special performance of "The Twilight Musics" at Soloway.

"Et je me demandais si je veillais ou si je dormais, - si c'étaient les pâleurs de la lune ou de Lucifer, - si c'était minuit ou le point du jour !"

"And I was wondering if I was awake or if I was asleep, - if it were the pallors of the moon or of Lucifer, - if it was midnight or the break of day!"

(Aloysuis Bertrand, Gaspard de la Nuit)

Additional information available at www.LiteraturePlusAudio.com


Friday, August 3rd at 8pm

Soloway is pleased to host the latest CAROUSEL, a long running series of Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures, created and presented by a wide array of writers, cartoonists, and other characters. Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

This episode features:
Gabrielle Bell
Emily Flake
Myla Goldberg & Jason Little
Danny Hellman
Matthew Thurber


Saturday July 28th 1:00 - 6:00

featuring booths and work by:
George Raggert, Hayden Dunham, Josh Hart, Emily Auchinchloss, Graham Collins, Jennie Lee, Tova Carlin,
Marta Pierobon, Noah Dillon, Megan Kincheloe, Hannah Barret, Laurel Sparks, Sophy Naess, Carmelle Safdie,
Glen Baldridge, Louise sheldon, Sue Havens, Jessie Stead, Fawn Krieger, Munro Galloway, Pat Palermo, Branden Koch, and Annette Wehrhahn.

O BONY ORBIT film screening,
Sunday July 1st dusk / 8:30PM

Soloway hosts an evening of backyard cinema presented by Jeanne Liotta. The program will feature single channel motion-picture work by Jessie Stead whose solo show "Ambient Lines" is currently on view at Soloway gallery.

Curated by Christina Battle & Jeanne Liotta for English Language Notes
featuring video c/o

Jeremy Bailey
Francis Alÿs
John Smith
Paola Morabito & Techå Noble
Jessie Stead
Steina Vasulka
Joseph DeLappe


PERFORMANCE: FOLIO as Part of the 2-UP show
Sunday April 29th 7-9pm

will perform an improvisational country blues rendition of his
Translation Manifesto, with and/or without banjo.

will read from Hole: a collaborative-performative text, aimed at
destroying the forms of patriarchy enveloping our imaginaries.

will read/perform.

will present a piece about the indefinable present, through a
palindromic text score and shepard tones played on the 2 split halves of a cello.

will give a presentation, to dramatic effect.

(*RAIN DATE* Saturday, April 28, 7-9pm)

Over the past few years 2-UP has produced a series of poster publications. This has been the first group exhibition of the individual members' work in a gallery space. The exhibition is structured in 2 parts: a free newspaper that disassembles into 7 double-sided posters, and corresponding works in the gallery. Members of 2-UP participating in the exhibition are: Colleen Asper, Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Cathy Park Hong, Zerek Kempf, Benjamin Kress, Nathan Lee, Paul Legault, Jen Liu, Mores McWreath, Adam Shecter, Joe Winter, and Monika Zarzeczna.

For more information about 2-UP, visit: www.twoup.org


Written by Snakes, Jude Broughan, Stephen Nguyen, Hanna Sandin, and Annette Wehrhahn
opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 6-8 pm
April 12 - May 19 2012


The Dependent Art Fair, 2012
Saturday March 10, 12-8 pm 2012
136 Ludlow Street, NYC





Friday, November 4 at 9pm for a special live performance by artists Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender.

Considering music not only as content but also as social activity, the duo will construct a site for listening, touching, and direct engagement with sonic material. As objects and bodies are reorganized in space, musical and physical structures emerge and disappear. Provisional materials such as cardboard are transformed into arrays of tactile speakers which disperse the duo's live electronic music.

SERGEI TCHEREPNIN is a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice balances between performance, composition, and installation to explore the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. He has presented recent work at Murray Guy, Diapason, CAC Brétigny, and The Showroom (London). He is Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room for 2012.

WOODY SULLENDER is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY working in audio related fields such as music, radio art, media objects, and installation, examining the socio-political aspects of sound.  Over the past decade, Sullender has emerged as a pre-eminent experimental banjo performer, exploring a range of identity politics while playing with and against the cultural baggage of the instrument. Recent work focuses on the gesture of erasure as a means to counter the increasing amplitude of the media landscape.
Among other activities, he teaches new media at various New York institutions and can be heard on the airwaves at WFMU. 



Curated by Paola Galio

September 29, 2011 - October 10, 2011
Spazio Morris
Via Crivelli angolo Via Luigi Anelli 8
20122 Milano

SHORT VISIT and Spazio Morris present: Annette Wehrhahn, Munro Galloway, Pat Palermo and Paul Branca, the founding members of SOLOWAY, an artist run gallery in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC. For this exhibition, the artists will export the creative atmosphere of their space in Brooklyn  to Spazio Morris in Milan, featuring individual projects by each of the gallery members as well as a curated group exhibition of artists that SOLOWAY has exhibited since opening its doors in August  of 2010: Tomer Aluf, Rebecca Watson Horn, Michael Stickrod, Keith McCulloch, Jessie Stead, Bjorn Copeland, and Pam Lins. 


Friday, September 2nd at 8:30
an evening of screenings and performance organized by J.D. Walsh


Friday, August 26th at 8:30
Kurt Ralske and Miriam Atkin present Rediscovering German Futurist Cinema, 1920 - 1929


"I see in the future a questioning of
the terms of the question; a reality
that admits it cannot hold; a desire
for Deathʼs opinion on life and the
despair at this impossibility..."
-- F.W.Murnau, translated by Miriam Atkin

The BACK-STORY: While researching German silent cinema in the archives of the F.W.Murnau Foundation in Weisbaden, Germany, in December 2010, Kurt Ralske unearthed several dusty, unlabeled reels of celluloid. They proved to contain abstract images of a type
previously unseen. These lost experimental films challenge the history of cinema-- and yet, given their content and origins, their existence now seems inevitable.

The HYPOTHESIS: The masterpieces of German silent cinema were enormously popular, internationally. However, the directors of these films, constrained by popular tastes, remained creatively unfulfilled. As trained artists and inhabitants of an avant-garde milieu, they developed an hitherto unseen experimental cinematic practice that shadows their more well-known work.


F.T. Marinetti: Founder of the Futurist movement in Milan, Italy, 1909
Fritz Lang: Director of Metropolis, M, Dr. Mabuse
F.W.Murnau: Director of Nosferatu, Faust, The Last Laugh
G.W.Pabst: Director of Pandoraʼs Box, Diary of a Lost Girl, The Blue Angel
Siegfried Kracauer: Film critic and author of the book From Caligari to Hitler
Eugen Schüfftan: Cinematographer, special effects artist, inventor of Schüfftan Process


Friday, August 5th, 8:30 - 11:30
Film Screening: Body Double and (TBA) by artist Jessie Stead


Friday, July 22nd at 8:30
Sam Anderson and Michael Stickrod Present Michel Auder's "Keeping Busy"


Friday, July 15th
Dani ReStack and Brett Price present "New Shape/Take the square," a night of poetry film and video. The evening will feature poetry readings Nicole Wallace and Brett Price. The readings will be followed by screenings of film and video works by Dani ReStack, Fern Silva, Vanessa Renwickand Annette Wehrhahn.


Sunday, June 26th
Light Industry at Soloway: screening Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin's Chronicle of a Summer


Friday, June 3rd at 7:00
Soloway is pleased to announce the publication of You Must Change Your Life, a reader compiled by Dushko Petrovich and Munro Galloway to accompany their exhibition. A wide-ranging collection of poems, short stories, essays, and other writings, You Must Change Your Life assembles texts from various times and places into a book-length collage that speaks to questions shared by the paintings and drawings in the show. To celebrate, we invite you to join us in the gallery on June 3rd for an evening of short readings from the book, followed by drinks and conversation in the garden.


Paul Branca,Waitings, at Scaramouche
June 19th - August 12



Friday, March 4th from 4:00 - 9:00
THE DEPENDENT Art Fair at the Sheraton Hotel