The End of Civilization, a sweet film installation by Doulas Gordon, will be playing at the Gagosian Gallery from September 8th to October 13th, 2012. It’s an incredible film about, well, the destruction of civilization. Douglas Gordon lights an antique piano on fire and you get to watch it burn to the ground. You gotta see it. It’s incredible and it’s beautiful.

More information on the event is listed here:

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/douglas-gordon–september-08-2012

If you want more information on Douglas Gordon, check it out here:

http://www.artnet.com/artists/douglas-gordon/

He really enjoys setting things on fire.

THE STUDIO AT THE DARKROOM is opening up in a week. It’s going to be the only dark room/studio available in Brooklyn, and it’s run by some really awesome ladies. They’re having a benefit on Saturday, September 15th, at the newly opened Delinquency Bar (I’ve been there- it’s a really rad place right off the Grand Stop). There’s going to be some awesome bands playing, and they’re going to be styled by Vanessa Gill and Cheryl Arent (two of the girls who will be running The Dark Room). It’s going to be rad.

More information on the event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/421906574534151/

Street artist Swoon is holding an event in Long Island City this weekend. It’s called Pearly’s Beauty Shop. It’s going to be a pop up salon/party to help support the creation of a new community arts center in North Braddock, PA. You can get your nails done by a painter, get a hair diorama by a sculptor, make up done by a conceptual artist, and more awesome things like that. There will also be performances by Roofeeo, Shenandoah Davis, Lady Cirucs’ Anya Sapozhnikova, Yeah Well Whatever, and more! It’s for a good cause, so come out, support some amazing artists, and get a makeover! Yay!!!

More information on the event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/510523505629159/

You can also pick up tickets for the event here:

http://pearlysbeautyshop.eventbrite.com/

If you want to know more about Swoon, check this out:

http://www.dithyrambalina.com/

http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/57181/

 

3rd Ward is going to have a really awesome DIY printmaking class on Saturday, September 15th. You’ll learn how to cut, monotype with plexi, and you’ll experiment with the photocopy transfer processes. Do it! Yah you have to pay, but you’ll learn something new, and then you can make your friends jealous with your new skillz.

More information on the event here:

http://www.3rdward.com/3rdwardclasses/diy-printmaking.html
Also, 3rd Ward is going to have a DIY snowglobe making class!! How cool is that? You can build a miniature New York and make it snow. It’s going to be on Saturday, September 23rd. Again, it’s not free, but it’s pretty rad.

More information here:

http://www.3rdward.com/3rdwardclasses/diy-snow-globes.html

The Living Gallery is a sweet new art space located at The Loom. Nyssa Frank owns it, and she throws parties for kids, and there are different classes every night for drawing, cooking, jewelry making, and dance. Sometimes, she also throws art battles with Silky’s, and they’re very exciting. Prices vary.

Check out the website here:

http://www.the-living-gallery.com/ART-CLASSES.html

Also, The Living Gallery will be throwing an event on September 22nd. It’s called The Bushwick Zoo. The Living Gallery is going to be filled with artwork, sculptures and installations for your viewing pleasure. There will be FOOD provided by Mama Joys, (a cool new soul food restaurant that just opened in Bushwick). There will also be an after party at Secret Project Robot, and some really rad bands are scheduled to play.

Check out the event here:

http://www.the-living-gallery.com/Future-Events—Exhibitions.html

TEMP, a contemporary art space in TriBeCa, announces their inaugural group exhibition, “Working On It.” The show presents the work of 12 artists (including Sandy Kim, Jack Greer, Tyler Healy and Maggie Lee) who explore the dynamic nature in which young adults grapple with issues such as originality and identity in a contemporary context. Curated by Alex Ahn and Ari Lipkis, the show reflects the attitudes, ideas and spirit of today’s 20-something generation. Let’s party.

Check out the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/451441214896706/

On September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

https://www.gobrooklynart.org/

(And we will be participating!) Details below:

Our new art spot Superchief Gallery will also be open this weekend! Come round, check out some art and chill with us we  will be open for visitors and serving regreshments all weekend long.

Send some love ot the Superchief Gallery facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/SuperchiefGallery

Preview every piece of art from the Metro Zu exhibition on our website:

http://superchief.tv/every-painting-from-superchief-gallerys-metro-zu-show-online-gallery/

 

 

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GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.

FUCKED UP CLOSED OUT 285 KENT’S LAST SHOW (FULL SET)

285 Kent finished it’s run last Sunday night; check out full video of Fucked Up’s headlining set right here.

SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT MIAMI ART BASEL 2013: WILL SMITH CAN SUCK IT.

Superchief Gallery’s showing at Select Fair 2013 is even bigger, better and more batshit crazy than our 2012 showing was – check out photos here, and for homies in Miami, we’ll be at the Catalina Hotel all this week!

STACY KRANITZ’S SKATOPIA (50+ Photos From a Burnout’s Paradise)

Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.