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April 19, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Lavendra/Recovery Project Closing Reception & Zine Launch

E. Jane

Artist E. Jane is concluding their Session with the release of two new zines featuring research, music video stills and production notes.

April 4, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Screening & Q+A: Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7

E. Jane

Join us for a screening of Agnès Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7 (89 min, 1962, France).

Opens March 7, 2024

Lavendra/Recovery Project

E. Jane

fueled by a reverence for the artistic legacy of Black American R&B divas

October 21, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Resonant Being: A journey through Ashtanga/Vinyasa style yoga, Energy and Sound Healing

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

A blend of yoga and sound healing to offer a comprehensive approach to well-being that encompasses your physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

September 23, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Soulful Synergy

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Step into the realm of profound healing as you immerse yourself in a transformative yoga and Reiki collaboration between Yaya and Master Hue.

September 14, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present Opening Reception

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Join the artists for introductory remarks and celebratory drinks.

September 14–November 10, 2023

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present: Ancestral Healing Through Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Combining the sacred power of tattoo and shamanic reiki healing during this year's harvest and initiation season.

June 10, 2023 at 5:00pm

Void Spa Closing Performance & Reception

Akeema-Zane and A. Sef

Cafe offering by pleasure ceremony (cy x). Live sound facilitation by a²z and brandon king (subt.le fka leon grey).

May 20, 2023 at 6:00pm

Void Spa Opening Reception

A. Sef and Akeema-Zane

View the installation, hear sound by a²z, Akeema-Zane’s music/sound practice arm

May 20–June 13, 2023

Void Spa

Akeema-Zane and A. Sef

Void Spa aims to challenge and subvert the extractive and appropriative use of Black and Brown spirituality within the luxury wellness industry.

January 26 – March 4, 2023

Memorial for Laptop

Suhyun Choi

The public is invited to donate their broken personal devices and write loving farewell letters to acknowledge their relationships

June 1-3, 2022

Black Exale Nest Project

Assembly

The Black Exhale NEST is a place to express and make the statement that the Black body is sacred.

April 2–May 6, 2022

The Motion Picture Association for Maintaining Personal Ambivalence

Rashayla Marie Brown and Jamila Raegan

RMB will fashion the Session into an independent filmmaking space where audiences can alter the traumatic endings of movies they want to love.

January 13–March 4, 2022

A Common Thread

Rowan Renee

A Common Thread will transform Recess into a collaborative weaving studio that explores craft.

June 29–August 10, 2021

The Manipura Sanctum

Smita Sen

In The Manipura Sanctum, artist Smita Sen nurtures an altar space that reaches toward contemplative, social healing.

January 5–February 16, 2021

Living Relics

Ogemdi Ude and Sydney King

Living Relics draws out a shared sense of loss and understanding of death that hasn’t yet been physicalized in the body or manifested in thought.

January 16–March 21, 2020

Pur·suit

Naima Green

Pur·suit is a 54-card poker deck by artist Naima Green that features portraits of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people.

November 7–December 21, 2019

Duppy

Christopher Udemezue

Duppy reflects Udemezue’s complex longings and projections of nostalgia toward his and his mother’s homeland, Jamaica.

May 3–June 2, 2018

EL RECREO

Manuel Molina Martagon

EL RECREO will turn Recess into a home base for restaurant workers, with diverse programming addressing current issues faced by the food service.

September 8–October 28, 2017

The Service Room

Maayan Strauss

The Service Room is a project that will create a unique environment and framework for the communal exchange of services.

September 1–October 29, 2016

Refuge in the Means

Canaries

Canaries will address the two primary components of their practice—collective care and self-care—through programs and documentary activities

February 15–April 26, 2013

Eyes as Big as Plates

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Ikonen and Hjorth will create costumes, settings, and performance programs for senior residents of New York

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