UPFOR @ TRANSFER: BIRCH COOPER

April 29, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, the artist will be present
TRANSFER, 1030 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Birch Cooper's online exhibition, Convolution Weave Structures, currently on view at upfor.digital, officially kicks off at TRANSFER. Cooper’s exhibition superimposes complex virtual sculptures onto documentary images of Upfor’s physical gallery space–all of which will in turn be digitally displayed at TRANSFER’s Brooklyn space in a virtual/physical/digital mashup. The exhibition also launches a physical book of virtual sculpture and a digital download album that Cooper created to accompany the online exhibition.

 

UPFOR @ TRANSFER: PINAR YOLDAS

Opening reception May 6, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, the artist will be present
Timed screenings at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 with looped viewing in between.
May 13, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
TRANSFER, 1030 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

The US debut of Yoldas’ acclaimed The Kitty AI : Artificial Intelligence for Governance (2016) concludes Upfor@TRANSFER. It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to three million people.

 
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SHOHEI TAKASAKI
FRAMED STORIES

May 17 – 27, 2017
Opening reception Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Inspired by ancient religious icons, painter Shohei Takasaki (b. 1979, Saitama, Japan) uses the formal element of painted frames within his images, hinting at narratives while primarily presenting simple, graphic forms. Each work in this series is a window into a moment in time, held in stasis. They are meant “to reflect on how my generation is doing nothing, while waiting for something to happen,” Takasaki explains. In these moments, he says, even the smallest of things are seen.

 
Morehshin Allahyari, Huma and Talismans

Morehshin Allahyari, Huma and Talismans

MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI, BRENNA MURPHY
AND KATIE TORN

June 1 – September 2, 2017

This summer, Upfor presents a series of overlapping exhibitions by gallery artists Morehshin Allahyari, Brenna Murphy and Katie Torn. Over time, the exhibition evolves between solo and two-artist presentations, giving these artists, often curated together in group exhibitions, opportunities to collaborate in a new way while highlighting their distinct themes and aesthetics. Please check back for program schedule.