Thursday
Jun022011

GERMAN FILM NIGHT

June 5th 8-10PM

Rouge 58 is proud to announce "Movie Nights at Rouge 58" a new
weekly international Summer film program featuring
a curated series of rarely seen shorts by emerging
and established filmmakers from all over the world.
Curated by Nadja Nebas and Jack Rogers.

$10 Admission at Door. Door opens 7:30pm, limited to 75 Tickets.
Early Arrival is advised.

PROGRAM FOR JUNE 5th

"THE HUNT" - Directed by Johannes Schaff
"GELDMASCHINE MOZART"- Directed by Richard Lehun
"HOCHHAUS" -TOWERBLOCK"-Directed by Nikias Chryssos
"A FURRYTALE"-Directed by Anniki Heinemann

ABOUT THE MOVIES:

"THE HUNT"- Directed by Johannes Schaff
Sypnosis: The Hunt' follows a day in the life of three poachers in the Bavarian alps of the 1870’s. In defiance of landowners and laws made to protect the very people who made them; an uncle and his two nephews have decided to continue to hunt illegally. But the hunters become the hunted, as the sheriff and his deputy come upon them unexpectedly during one of their adventures. In an ambush one of the boys gets killed. The other two manage to stay undiscovered, but to keep their identities hidden they have to escape with their friends body before the killers can reach it. The noose around their necks tightens more and more as the sheriff and his henchman close in on them.

"GELDMASCHINE MOZART" -Directed by Richard Lehun
Sypnosis: Berlin, summer of 2006. The first Kazakh space satellite KazSat is launched. In solidarity Jack Rogers decides to shed every ounce of unnecessary weight. Every possession he owns is subject to existential
review and disposal. Without warning, tragedy strikes. A letter from the landlord threatens Jack’s dream. Will he have to take up the Bohrmaschine of destiny or can he finally realize his fantasy?
Geldmaschine Mozart, a trip to the outer reaches of desire.

"HOCHHAUS" - "TOWERBLOCK" -Directed by Nikias Chryssos
Synopsis: In a tower block, a young boy tries to escape his older brother's sadistic games by living in
fantasy worlds and befriending a heroin junkie.

More than 40 festival screenings (Berlin International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival).
Awards: International Grand Prix (Odense/Denmark), Special Award, GAFC Award, GUFTAT Award (Drama/
Greece), Best Short Film (Muenster), Best Score
(Clermont-Ferrand), Centaur Award (St Petersburg), Best Narrative Film, Best Screenplay (NextFrame/USA),
Best Film (Valencia), Best Production Design
(Munich).

"A FURRYTALE"- Directed by Annikki Heinemann
Synopsis: A documentary which examines "The Furry" subculture by portraying the isolated life of a man who, when not as his corporate day job, lives in a furry wolf suit and only interacts with his dog.


Wednesday
May182011

FANATIC BY RUVAN WIJESOORIYA

RECENT WORKS AND FAN ART BY RUVAN WIJESOORIYA

OPENING RECEPTION MAY 28th 6-9pm 

 

On view May 28 - June 30th 2011

 

Rouge 58 is proud to present the exhibition FANATIC: Recent Works and Fan Art by Ruvan Wijesooriya. Contrasting his past ephemeral exhibitions where the work is taken away and the audience is engaged as participants, “FANATIC” reflects on Ruvan’s work with artists, personalities, musicians, bands, models and more. Iggy Pop, Vivienne Westwood, Mark Ronson, James Murphy, Ellen Page, Aziz Ansari, Anne V, Anouck Lepere, and Anna Wintour are some of the people celebrated in the photographs. Collaborations with various musicians and illustrators will also be on display.

The printing formats vary to include high-end framed gallery prints, D.I.Y. posters, hand-screened t-shirts, custom publications and 8x12” photographic C-Prints sold with accompanying 55x34” prints made for the collector to assemble at home, much like furniture Ikea.

 

"GUY PISSING BACKWARDS" 2009 Framed and Mounted 24 x 36" Edition of 5

"RAINBOW CLOUDS" 8 x 12" with Gridprint

"NUDE GIRL" 8x12" with Gridprint

"EVIL JESUS" as seen on the TV shot, Gossip Girl

 

VIDEO

Ruvan's latest exhibition "DEAREST OF DEAREST" at Ion Studio Feb 2011

Tuesday
Apr122011

AMUSE BOUCHE

GROUP EXHIBIT

on view May 6 - May 20th 2011

Opening Reception May 6th 7-10pm

AMUSE BOUCHE is the New York Debut of four Montreal based artists including Alan Ganev, JP King, Tim Barnard and Nathan Brown. Each using different techniques, presenting a destinguished showcase including illustration, collage and digital graphics, printing and painting. The artists on view represent the celebrated new visuals Montreal has to offer.

Download press release

 

ALAN GANEV- BUBLE  Digital Collage 24 x 24"

 

JP KING - THE DAY I DISCOVERED VINYL Collage Print  12 x 18"

 

NATHAN BROWN - FADED YOUTH Mixed Media 10 x 10"

 

 

TIM BARNARD - JOURNEY I Ink on Paper 30 x 20"

 

Tuesday
Feb152011

INFINITY LANDING a SOLO SHOW by DEV HARLAN

On View March 5 - 17 2011

Opening Reception March 5, 2011 6-11pm

During Armory Arts Week

 

Rouge58 presents INFINITY LANDING, a site-specific installation consisting of new works in sculpture, projection and light manipulation by New York-based artist Dev Harlan. The exhibition is the first solo show by artist Dev Harlan and is intended to be viewed in a "leisurely" fashion, whilst presenting optically challenging work at a larger than life scale.

The centerpiece, TRIBAR I, is derived from the well known Penrose triangle illusion, and is realized as a three- dimensional illuminated sculpture. Like planets, the sculptures and viewer must come into alignment, at which point ecstatic infinite recursion takes hold. The pyramidal piece Rupture, is geometrically complimentary, and appears as though forever caught in a state of expansion, while luminous color wells up from its insides.

The exhibition will be on view from March 3rd through March 17th, with an opening reception and party on Saturday, March 5th from 6pm-11pm during Armory Arts Week.

Dev Harlan is a multidisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice combines the physical and the virtual with the use of sculpture, light and projection. As a self educated artist, designer and CG director, Devan’s uniquely identifiable aesthetic language and reductionist approach place his work at the forefront of a new mode of media arts practice. Harlan’s works have recently been shown at SCOPE NY Cinema Series, Optronica Festival, One Dot Zero Festival, Whitebox Gallery, Christopher Henry Gallery, Scope Miami Art Fair and the Vimeo Festival’s Vimeo World. Harlan is a native Californian and currently lives and works in New York. Suffolk Deluxe Electronic Bicycle, a work in collaboration with crochet artist Olek is currently on view at New York Studio Gallery, New York.

 

"Any Colour You Like" (Pyramid III) from Dev Harlan on Vimeo.

 

Dev Harlan (Pyramid IV) from Dev Harlan on Vimeo.

 

"Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle, 1" Olek & Dev Harlan from Dev Harlan on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Feb152011

Bananamania "PEEL SLOWLY AND SEE"

Bananamania Peel Slowly and see

NY Fashion Week 10-17 February 2011
Vernissage from 7-10pm

AA SHOW CURATED BY CAPABLANCA FEATURING THEE BANANAMANIA TSHIRT, A VIDEO INSTALLATION, POLAROIDS, AND A GIANT BANANA.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLACK CAN / WHITE CAN

 

BROOKLYN, Jan. 25, 2011 – Rouge58 presents the New York debut of Peel Slowly and See, a multidisciplinary project of Bananamania, Hugo Capablanca’s conceptual platform which functions mainly as record label, mobile dancefloor and situationist disco.

 

For Peel Slowly and See, Capablanca has put together a cross-paltform show that enhances a temporary store, a polaroid performance, an on site installation and disco. The show will also unveil the Bananamania t-shirt, a limited edition, hand silkscreened item which will be sold exclusively at Rouge58 during New York Fashion Week. As part of the exhibition, Rouge58 will serve as scenario for the worldwide premiere of “Peel Slowly”, Capablanca’s new video installation featuring fashion icon Tanja Siren. DJ’s will soundtrack the opening night and a guerrilla bar with refreshments will be operating while the space is open. The official after show party will take place following the vernissage at the Submercer with Mr. Capablanca himself at the decks, plus two surprise guests.

 

Hugo Capablanca is a DJ and conceptual artist who lives in Berlin and works globally. Capablanca runs two record labels and has been consistently part of the Berlin underground scene since 2005. The Bananamania label started last year organizing events around the globe with early happenings in Sao Paulo, Berlin and Copenhagen. bananamania.wordpress.com

view Teaser filmed by Hugo Capablanca

Peel slowly and see from ROUGE 58 on Vimeo.