Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

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@Pioneer Works 2017-11-18

The sold out Performing Truths: Coco Fusco in conversation with Noah Fischer is happening today! If you aren t able to come, check out some of the resources culled from the Fact Craft series.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-17

Experience the material properties of sound and its correspondence with the monumental architecture that is Pioneer Works tonight for Emptyset Live A/V, Rose Kallal, Timeghost, Certain Creatures. #pwmusic

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-17

Tune into New York City Department of Cultural Affairs conversation about our city s monuments like the controversial J. Marion Sim s statue in Central Park that is a focal point in our current exhibition, White Man On A Pedestal.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-16

We added a few more tickets to the sold-out performance of Purge: Doreen Garner on November 30! Get yours ASAP!

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-15

For the close of White Man On A Pedestal, artist Kenya (Robinson) will use performance as a tool for inquiry, questioning the life cycle of white male heteronormative supremacy. If every living thing dies, it begs the question: is our current system of privilege alive, or is it an energetic impulse, abiding by the law of physics? Is it an impulse towards artificial hierarchies that cannot be created or destroyed? Are we bound to witness only a change in form, repeating the essence of oppression, indefinitely? This contemplation is at the centerpiece of CENOTAPHIC – a jazz funeral for the #WHITEMANINMYPOCKET. A procession beginning at Red Hook Houses and culminating with a eulogy and repast at Pioneer Works seeks answers, or, at the very least a “conversation”.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-15

Our tech resident Kristin Lucas combines augmented reality project and flamingo migratory patterns, mating rituals, and native environment. Learn more about what Kristin has been working on at PW.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-15

Supper Club with Mina Stone is tomorrow! There are a few seats left. Are you coming to dinner?

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-14

**CONTEST CLOSED** TICKET GIVEAWAY: Tag a friend, and you could win 2 tickets to Emptyset Live A/V, Rose Kallal, Timeghost, Certain Creatures this Friday. Winners will be selected at randomed, and contacted by Facebook Messenger by Wednesday at 6pm.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-13

Supper Club with Mina Stone is happening this Thursday! Do you have your ticket yet?

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-12

What are you doing today from 4-9? (Hint: Second Sundays, obviously)

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-10

We ve been installing all week. Come see what has come of it tonight for the Opening Reception: White Man On A Pedestal.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-10

Our new Main Hall exhibition, White Man on a Pedestal, opens tonight from 7-9pm. See you there!

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-09

Starting to think about holiday gifts? Why not give the gift of PW membership? Starting at $8/month, you can get something from everyone on your list.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-08

One of Americas Quarterly top 5 art activists, Lucia Cuba, will be leading us in a Fact Craft workshop called “WEARABLES FOR/TO PROTEST” at Second Sundays: November on November 12. Aimed at impacting people and spaces as well as personal and public debates on public health, this exercise asks you to think, rethink and explore ideas about the agency of clothes approached as tools for protesting. *Participants are welcome to bring a used garment that they want to work on. No previous clothing-making skills are required.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-07

There are only a handful of RSVPs left for Purge: Doreen Garner! This performance will be sure to sell out before the end of the week.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-06

ARTnews Magazine listed Opening Reception: White Man on a Pedestal as one of trt Events to Attend in New York City This Wark your calendar for Friday!

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-06

Check out DancEnthusiast s review of Walter Dundervill s Skybox!

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-05

Starting next week, build your own instrument and learn to play music rhythmically, melodically, and conceptually with music resident Susie Ibarra.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-04

Join us for an evening of readings in honor of new books by Emily Skillings and Lucy Ives tonight at 7pm!

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-03

Poet Amy Lawless is releasing her third poetry collection, Broadax. Experiment and collaborate with Amy in a six-week poetry workshop starting next week.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-02

Making plans for the weekend? Add A Reading: Emily Skillings and Lucy Ives to your calendar.

@Pioneer Works 2017-11-02

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the White Man On A Pedestal (WMOAP), a two-person exhibition by Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson), from November 10 – December 17, 2017. WMOAP questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model.

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Pioneer Works


Pioneer Works is a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture. Through a broad range of exhibitions, performances, arts and science residencies, and educational programs, Pioneer Works seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, foster community, and provide a space where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways. The organization was founded in 2012 by artist Dustin Yellin and is located in a 25,000 square feet manufacturing warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After an extensive renovation, the facility now houses artist studios, exhibition and performance spaces, a science lab, a recording studio, and other spaces as needs arise. The floor plan is open and flexible, encouraging a transparent, collaborative environment where international artists, musicians, scientists and educators can co-exist and create together. Entry to Pioneer Works’ main exhibition space and artist-in-residence studios are free and open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tours are available upon request. Pioneer Works is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

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718-596-3001 [email protected]

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LONG ISLAND, Brooklyn, New York 11231

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