THE IDES OF MARCH - LOS IDUS DE MARZO
A group show on the walls and online - Una exposición colectiva en las paredes y en línea
May 13 - July 30, 2021 • Del 13 de mayo al 30 de julio de 2021
Opening on zoom • La inauguración sera en zoom
Thursday, May 13, 2021 • el jueves, 13 de mayo de 2021
More events to come
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ON THE WALL AND ONLINE
De La Cruz
* Brandon Ballengee * Joseph Ferriso * Daniel Hauben * Isabelle Garbani * Abigail Montes * Oona Ibar *Pocket Flicks under the direction of Electra Weston * Harry Whitney showcasing McInnis Bench Artists Tammy Wofsey
* Lynn Cazabon * Carey Clark * Willie Dynamite * Daniel Gallegos * Lady K Fever * Barry Kostrinsky * Minds Empowered * Sabrina Trim * Tiffany Williams * AND MORE
THE POINT had the idea of making an exhibit of work done during the time of Covid.
The Ides of March, means many things: The most ancient meaning is the first full moon and year’s beginning in the Lunar Calendar in many cultures across the world and through time: Babylonia, India, Iran, Bali, Kashmir, Uzbekistan, Teotihuacan, the Lakota Territories of the Dakotas. Astronomically, it is called the Northward Equinox or March Equinox. A Celebration.
There is a dark reference “Beware The Ides of March “ regarding the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC about which Virgil wrote this:
Who dare say the Sun is false? He and no other warns us when dark uprisings threaten, when treachery and hidden wars are gathering strength. He and no other was moved to pity Rome on the day that Caesar died, when he veiled his radiance in gloom and darkness, and a godless age feared everlasting night. In that same hour did sinister filaments cease to appear in ominous entrails or blood to flow from wells or our hillside towns to echo all night with the howl of wolves. Never fell more lightning from a cloudless sky; never was comet’s alarming glare so often seen.
-Virgil, Georgics, Book 1. on the death of Julius Caesar
For us, March of 2020, two thousand and sixty four years later, marked the beginning of the pandemic with the first death in New York City recorded on March 14 , 2020, and Virgil’s depiction of a never-ending night seems vastly appropriate.
This exhibition hopes to embrace both meanings and celebrate the extraordinary legacy of THE POINT’s engaging the arts on every level of its being, — and in the spirit of an ancient new year’s festival — a look towards a better year and years to come. We asked artists that have been engaged in POINT programs over the years to submit works made between March 15, 2020 - March 15 2021 and to reflect on what it was like to make work during the pandemic.
It has been a moving experience, that makes a tapestry of past, present and future of the Arts at THE POINT. This last year has taught us a lot about the treasure of intimacy when it so hard to be together. We have been deeply touched by all the artists that have so willingly given their time, energy and work to this call. It has inspired the idea of this being the seeds to a legacy project where THE POINT houses a permanent online gallery for all the great artists who have been a part of us. The pandemic has also taught us about how to be flexible, how the pressure of deadlines and being “professional” can take second place to nurturing and caring for another’s wellbeing. As a result, this opening is the beginning of an unfolding.
There will be several events during the course of the show, including an artists talk, a workshop by Lynn Cazabon on her most recent oral/visual history project called Losing Winter, and a closing, all times to be determined.
Self Portrait, by Maria (aka Mariposa Fernandez)