SEASON 18 // OPENING with CRACKHEAD BARNEY AND FRIENDS!
FALL 2023 OPENING NIGHT - HOSTED BY CRACKHEAD BARNEY AND FRIENDS!!
We’re kicking off our Fall 2023 season with a night of pure chaos trash maximalism. The notorious Crackhead Barney will be present a variety of performance by:
Brei Frei, MangoWorld, and Jacob Cohen, and Crackhead Barney,
as well as a debut screening of Crackheads' VICE documentary!
Show starts at 8. Tickets sold at door and eventbrite
ABOUT CRACKHEAD BARNEY
Crackhead Barney is an anomaly, a coward, a harlot, a whore, and a sidepiece! She or he doesn’t know what the fuck she is doing half the fucking time and you know it and I know it! Shit writing this right here just proves it! But who Gives a FUCK! You don’t give a fuck! I don’t give a FUCK and neither do you! I just flailing my Ass, pUSSY, and Tits around because they are big enough to be in everybody’s faces?
"Crackheadbarney is not a performer, not a loud mouth, not a provocateur, is bad with words and has no business performing in the streets of NYC!” - CHB
BRIFREI [NEW YORK CITY]
Bronx native BriFrei is a performative creator driven by spiritual expansion. Her art is often used as a vehicle to transport individuals to a destination of ‘no limitations’ challenging ones current or past views of societal norms. BriFrei uses their performance art practice as a means to maintain physical spiritual and mental health. Her whimsical & tragic acts take the witness on a wild yet healing trip.
CONTESSA STUTO [NEW YORK CITY]
Contessa Stuto is an American artist, musician, and performer. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. Stuto is the founding member of Cunt Mafia, a queer feminist art collective, as well as an indelible figure of Brooklyn’s underground nightlife scene. Stuto is a self-described “extreme feminist” and an advocate of female empowerment. Her music is one of a kind and unique alternative music mixed with hip-hop. She is a pioneer of Trap Metal as well.
JACOB COHEN [NEW YORK CITY]
Jacob Cohen is a Brooklyn based experimental cellist and visual artist. From 2011–2016 he earned a living performing in the New York City subways, developing a unique style that has grown out of a frustration with traditional cello music and a complementary love of improvisation and performance. In 2014 he won the Transform Today contest sponsored by Absolut Vodka, which led to the creation of Cello Without Walls, in which he has been performing and conducting music and art workshops in prisons and jails throughout the northeastern United States. In 2015 Cello Without Walls was sponsored by Friends of Island Academy, a non-profit organization based in Harlem that provides services to young adults incarcerated on Rikers Island as well as transitional services upon their release, and was awarded a grant from the Vogler Foundation to create a music program for youth at Rikers Island’s Robert N. Davoren Complex. In 2016 Cello Without Walls was awarded funding from the Department of Corrections to expand into the George Motchen Detention Center for young adults and the Rose M. Singer Center for women. In addition to playing music with the participants he began sketching the daily lives of the people incarcerated on Rikers Island awaiting trial. The style of drawing quickly began to develop and the drawings became popular and sought after within the jail. He continues to work with youth at Rikers Island and runs a free recording studio in Harlem for those returning to the community.
MANGOWORLD [NEW YORK CITY]
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Grace, n. - simple elegance or refinement of movement
Grace Period - an extended period granted as a special favor
The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006.
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art Space IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 status in 2015.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collectives Code of Conduct to Promote Safe(r) Workplaces in the Performing Arts For more information and resources, visit: www.wehavevoice.org