Cunsthaus presents Pussy Riot Music Videos

In continuing efforts to provide engaging cultural programs and experiences through a collaborative and feminist curatorial perspective, Cunsthaus is proud to present a series of music video screenings by Russian artists and activists Pussy Riot opening on Friday, January 6th from 7-10pm. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. All contributions will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Cunsthaus presents Pussy Riot

Known for their blend of radical performance and leftist ideals, Pussy Riot became the focus of international attention in 2012 as members Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were arrested and jailed after performing an anti-Putin “punk prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. As Pussy Riot researcher Masha Gessen has written, “Pussy Riot are the first real dissidents of the Putin era, but like all dissidents they’re individual actors, perpetually out on a limb. Their actions have had dire but clear consequences, and in return for the hardships they’ve faced, they have received a voice and a mission.” Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has deemed Pussy Riot “One of the most important groups of our time.”

A vocal and active proponent of free speech in Russia, Pussy Riot has turned its attention to the United States, as evidenced by their most recent video “Make America Great Again” which will be screened at Cunsthaus. Also to be shown are the Russian-language video “Organs” with an English translation and “Straight Outta Vagina,” co-written with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Of this song, Tolokonnikova told The Guardian, “I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man.” These music videos epitomize the brash and brave energy of Pussy Riot, and further their role as international protesters. Cunsthaus has worked with Pussy Riot co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova to secure permission for these screenings.

About CUNSTHAUS:

CUNSTHAUS was established in the spring of 2016 by fourteen women in the Tampa Bay-area with practices in education, visual art, music, curation, and writing. Sited next to artist-run gallery space Tempus Projects, established in 2009, CUNSTHAUS is further developing the Seminole Heights neighborhood as an arts destination. Offering unique exhibitions and events spanning a range of media and a varied survey of artists, CUNSTHAUS’ primary mission is to create a space for artistic expression, dialogue and reflection contributing to the arts community within the local neighborhood of Seminole Heights and the Tampa Bay region.

For more information:

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Tracy Midulla Reller,
TEMPUS PROJECTS Founder and Creative Director
www.tempus-projects.com
tempusprojects.art@gmail.com
813.340.9056

I never thought so much could change. Tempus Projects Group Exhibit

January 11 – February 8, 2013
Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

Join Tempus Projects for its first exhibition of 2013. I never thought so much could change, a themed exhibition of sentimentality & adaptation-based works is scheduled to open Friday, January 11 from 7-10pm. This exhibition features work from Linda Armstrong, Becky Flanders, Lauren Garber Lake, Gigi Lage, Noelle Mason, Ryann Slauson, Sabrina Small and Julie Weitz. Tempus brings these artists together for a diverse exhibition of drawing, painting, video, photography and sculpture all exploring various interpretations of bathos and acclimation.

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The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres while they last. Feel free to BYOB. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed. This exhibition will run from January 11, 2013 through February 8, 2013 with gallery hours by appointment.

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. Established in 2009 TEMPUS PROJECTS has presented over 32 exhibitions featuring the work from more than 170 artists and collaborators.

Located on Florida Avenue in a converted garage, on the back lot of a commercial property in South Seminole Heights, TEMPUS PROJECTS is highly regarded as cultural catalyst and a neighborhood touchstone. It has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded it the Best Alternative Art Space Loafie’s award for three years in a row. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership & Creative Loafing.

What: I never thought so much could change.
Public reception/art exhibition, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

When: Friday, January 11, 2013
7-10pm

Where: Tempus Projects
5132 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603

For additional information about Tempus Projects and this event, visit their website: www.tempus-projects.com or contact Tracy Midulla Reller at tempusprojects.art@gmail.com or 813.340.9056

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APOPHENIA : Recent Works from Roger Chamieh

November 16 – December 4, 2012
TEMPUS PROJECTS, Tampa, FL

Chamieh explores the concepts of mortality, aging and fear through the use of haunting visual metaphors. Chamieh’s work explores the dynamics of fragility, tension and contradictions through the dependence of forces both seen and unseen.

November 16 – December 4, 2012
TEMPUS PROJECTS, Tampa, FL

Opening Reception :: Friday November 16 :: 7-10pm

Motivated by personal experiences, and stimulated by process and materials the work of Roger Chamieh explores the concepts of mortality, aging and fear through the use of haunting visual metaphors. Chamieh’s work explores the dynamics of fragility, tension and contradictions through the dependence of forces both seen and unseen. Working within this context of oppositions, he creates artwork that challenges one’s conventional ideas of the sculptural object through his use of materials, both constant and ephemeral and the precarious balance realized in the execution. Furthermore, Chamieh’s use of kinetics, as well as the elements of sound and more recently, video, function together to subvert his own personal experiences and his fascination with the fragility of life; often resulting in objects that engage directly with the viewer and convey something bordering on performance.

APOPHENIA : Recent Works from Roger Chamieh

Roger Chamieh was born in Lebanon, raised in the Persian Gulf and educated in London, England. He earned his Master’s Degree in sculpture from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He currently resides and works in Florida.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, Hampton Arts Management and The Mermaid Tavern. Please join us at The Mermaid Tavern at 6719 N. Nebraska Ave. for the after party @ 10pm.

TEMPUS PROJECTS, winner of Creative Loafing’s 2012 Best of the Bay award for Best Art Gallery, is an artist-run project space, housed in a converted garage on the back lot of a commercial property, in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing both established and emerging local, national and international artists via exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and organizes exhibitions that engage the local community through the visual arts. Tempus is also available for private meeting, events and parties. Learn more at www.tempus-projects.com

This exhibition remains on display throughout December 4, with gallery hours available by appointment. Contact Tracy Midulla Reller at tempusprojects.art@gmail.com to schedule or call 813.340.9056. Tempus Projects is located at 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa FL 33603


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TEMPUS PROJECTS presents [REDUCED5]

September 14 – October 5, 2012
Tempus Projects, Tampa, Florida

TEMPUS PROJECTS is proud to present “[REDUCED5]”, a multi-media juried art exhibition that will serve as the kick-off event for the Fall 2012 season at TEMPUS PROJECTS. This exhibition is scheduled to open on Friday September 14, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10 PM. TEMPUS PROJECTS would like to thank Kurt Piazza, for acting as the guest juror for this exhibition. REDUCED was first curated by Piazza while he was with The Gulf Coast Museum of Art in December 2005. This is the 5th incarnation of REDUCED.

[REDUCED5] features primarily black and white works priced at or under $500. Exhibiting artists include George Anderton, Jessica Barber, Ariel Baron-Robbins, John David Allen, Leslie Elsasser, Becky Flanders, Vince Kral, Gigi Lage, Amara Manickchand, Justin Myers, Eli Neugeboren, Taylor Pilote, Elizabeth Plakidas, Ryann Slauson, Daniel Veintimilla & Julie Weitz.

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Neil Bender :: PURPLE NURPLE

Saturday February 11 – March 2, 2012
An all-oil, splattered and patterned investigation into situations, atmospheres, still-lifes, daydreams, and bodies all caught up in a thick, humid, and seductive flatness.

Saturday February 11 – March 2, 2012
TEMPUS PROJECTS, 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL

OPENING RECEPTION :: SATURDAY 02.11.12 :: 7-10 PM

The work in “Purple Nurple” is an all-oil, splattered and patterned investigation into situations, atmospheres, still-lifes, daydreams, and bodies all caught up in a thick, humid, and seductive flatness. The paintings take both pre-packaged and idiosyncratic fantasies and wring them through the ever-circular and perpetually fascinating limbo of pop culture, butting up against actual experience and the wonderfully soupy problems this presents –both as images and moralities.

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Neil Bender was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and currently lives and works in Florida. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, at the Front in New Orleans, the Boston Center for the Arts, the CUE Art Foundation in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, the Boston Center for the Arts, Fe Gallery in Pittsburgh, Palazzo Casali in Cortona, Italy, and many other venues. His work was represented by Bleu Acier Gallery in the Bridge Art Fair during Art Basel Miami 2006-8 and Art Chicago 2007, and shown in San Juan at Circa PR in 2010. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2002 after getting his degree from the University of Georgia, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004, and the ‘Painting’s Edge’ program in Idyllwild, CA in 2006 and 2008.

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