Commend

Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Policy People: Listening & talking w/ Taraneh Fazeli & Jenna Bliss

Policy, in any sector, is at the forefront of contemporary social control, and our work seeks to understand its expanded forms. This iteration of Policy People thinks about care and sickness in, outside of and in resistance to dominant regimes of health care.

Our guests:

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator, researcher and educator from NY. Her ongoing project,

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying” looks at how care for the body in states of debility and disability might allow us to re-imagine collectivity. 

Jenna Bliss is an artist and filmmaker from NY. With recent projects like "Nihilism and Self Care," her artistic practice is focused on health autonomy, drugs, addiction, and the pharmaceutical industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

June Town Hall Meeting: Community Guidelines

At this month's Town Hall Meeting, we will address protecting people from harm and addressing accountability in NYC spaces, discussing safer space policy as a set of community guidelines to be shared across venues.

Venue owners, promoters and knowledgable folks on safer space policy and discourse will share information, all are encouraged to attend and share their own experiences.

Jun
25
3:00 pm15:00

Channel Reiki Healing Day

To celebrate the launch of Lauren Breitbart's Channel Reiki Healing pamphlet we invite you to a celebratory and interactive healing session at Commend!

May
11
May 14

Books Behind Bars NYC - Book Drive

This month we are accepting gently used paperback books --
especially dictionaries, histories of people of color in the
U.S., how-to books, social sciences -- to donate to NYC Books
Through Bars, who work to provide books directly to our severely
underserved incarcerated population. For more information on
what to donate, click.
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Sara Musselman on Michele Mercure

Sara Musselman on Michele Mercure
New works inspired by Eye Chant
Opening reception Thursday, March 14, 6 - 8 pm
On view - and on sale - through March 21

This exhibition - the first in a series to coincide with each release on FTS - will feature multi-disciplinary works created in response to the debut release, Michele Mercure's Eye Chant.

On March 16, we will exhibit Sara Musselman's works made in response to Eye Chant. Fabrics, prints, geometrics and projections will immerse Commend in a new space through March 21.

Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Forest noises 'n swamp dub - selections from Bokeh Edwards

Brsitol-based imprint Bokeh Versions have been broadcasting their own strains of mutant dub via their NTS residency and releases from the likes of Seekersinternational and Jay Glass Dubs.

Label-head Bokeh Edwards brings us a special 2 hour set of swamp dub and treated field recordings that's meant to evoke imagined landscapes somewhere in South America (he's never been ;-) ).

We hope you can join us!

Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

Natalie Braginsky Live @ Commend

We are pleased to host Natalie Braginsky this Friday, February 3rd from 7 - 9pm. More about Natalie, here:

http://disquiet.com/2017/01/17/natalie-braginsky/