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Ms. Muscle at Aprés Avant Garde Festival


Barbara Lubliner performs as Ms. Muscle October 1st at the Dada de Dada celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Avant Garde Festival held on the Staten Island Ferry in 1967.

The Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York was an event founded and produced by performance artist Charlotte Moorman. The festivals ran for 15 years in various locations. The 5th festival was a 24 hour event, September 29 - 30, 1967 on the John F. Kennedy Staten Island Ferry boat. 

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective wishes to bring recognition to that event which brought art to ferry commuters and tourists 50 years ago.

The Après Avant Garde Festival will have elements of the original festival - dance, music, video and interactive performance.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Festivities start at 1 pm at Borough Hall Park in Staten Island. Performances will take place at both Ferry Terminals and on the ferry.



Day de Dada Wish Sisters Perform at Saunders Farm


Wish Sisters photo by Taylor Moore

Performance Art on the Farm 2017 “IN TIMES LIKE THESE” presented by Collaborative Concepts and curated by Marcy B. Freedman features six projects including Wish Sisters at the Wishing Well.

In their performance the Day de Dada Wish Sisters examine the nature of contemporary hopes and dreams as they sit around their virtual well. Visitors to the farm are invited to toss a coin into the well to make their own wish, hear wishes collected from around the world and listen to fables about wishing.

Wish Sisters include: Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Lydia Grey, Barbara Lubliner, Viv de Dada, and two Wish Brothers, Larry Schwabacher and Mark Semanchik.

Performance Art on the Farm coincides with the opening day of Collaborative Concepts Saunders Farm Project sculpture exhibit.

PERFORMANCE ART ON THE FARM 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017 2-6 pm 
Wish Sisters perform 2:30-5 pm 

Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road
Garrison, NY 10524

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60


"Muscle" by Barbara Lubliner at the Ms. Foundation next to Daniel Bagan's photograph of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes taken when they were 79 and 82 years old. 

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60, Joanne Mattera's blog post celebrating older women artists includes the image of my "Muscle" sculpture in situ at the Ms. Foundation.  

I'm delighted to have my work in the prologue of this inspiring celebration of women artists hitting their prime! 

On the Wall: Barbara Lubliner


Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions including  Barbara Lubliner's installation, Upcycled Tubes: Assert, Defend, Surrender and Youngsters in the "On the Wall" space at the entrance to the gallery. 

The Body language figures are made of tubes that Lubliner collected last summer from the sewing room at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, while she was artist-in-residence. 

Also on display is Summer in the City showcasing recent work of 14 gallery artists and Ellen Wallenstein's East Harlem Diptychs.
 
On the Wall: Barbara Lubliner
June 29 - July 20, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm

Carter Burden Gallery
548 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11-5, Saturday: 11-6

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective at EVEnt


The Day de Dada Performance Art Collective including Ms. Muscle (Barbara Lubliner) will perform at EVEnt, an exhibition curated by Karmela Berg in which ten artists express diverse points of view about being women in the 21st century. 

Fabulous / Fun / Feminist performance art with artists:
Milenka Berengolc, Mary Campbell, Leslie Lowe, Barbara Lubliner, Vivian Vassar, Tamara Wyndham

Day de Dada Performance Art Collective at EVEnt
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4-6 pm

Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side


"Germane 1" by Barbara Lubliner

I am please to have two monoprints in Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side, a group show curated by Scott Bluedorn at the Islip Art Museum.  

Reflecting duality through art showcases the wit and playfulness of the mind.

Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side
June 24 - September 17, 2017
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 24, 7-10 pm

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730-2098

Phone: (631) 224-5402
Fax: (631) 224-5009

Museum Hours
Hours: Thursday and Friday: 10-4, Saturday and Sunday: 12-4



"Mother and Child" sculpture awarded at Moms-In-Film One-Year Anniversary Celebration!


"Mother and Child" by Barbara Lubliner

I am so pleased to have my sculpture awarded to the amazing Marielle Heller by the amazing Moms-in-Film! 

Marielle Heller receives inaugural Moms-in-Film award 
 
Moms-in-Film, an organization founded to energize the careers of mothers in film and television by providing community, funding and advocacy, celebrated its one-year anniversary at The Players on April 18. The bi-coastal organization chose to honor filmmaker and mother Marielle Heller, whose film DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL ignited audiences and critics alike at Sundance and Berlin, and whose upcoming film CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? stars Melissa McCarthy. 

Accepting the award, Heller commented, “"Before I had a kid, I thought I'd have to keep those parts of my life separate. I didn't think, as a mother, they'd take me seriously as a filmmaker. I had my child 5 weeks before my film premiere and there was no separation, he was there, breastfeeding at my premiere party. I realized how much I didn't want those things separated... It does feel like our personal feminist fight right now."

Presenting Heller with the award, Moms-in-Film founder Mathilde Dratwa commented, “Mari pulled off the birth of a film and the birth of a child in crazy syncopation, and more importantly, she did not hide it. That is revolutionary.” 

The award itself is a concrete sculpture titled MOTHER AND CHILD by Barbara Lubliner whose work, often inspired by her experience giving birth and mothering, can be seen on the Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base.


OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art


"Wall Rug" by Barbara Lubliner

OFF THE WALLS, a recycled/repurposed materials exhibit curated by Willie Cole features artwork made of a wide array of materials inventively used.

Included is Barbara Lubliner's "Wall Rug," made of plastic dry cleaner bags worked like a traditional fabric braided rug.

OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art
April 22 - May 27, 2017 
Opening Reception: Saturday April 22, 5-7pm 
GCCA Gallery
398 Main Street
Catskill, NY  

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday - 12-5pm

Creative Sculpture Workshop


"Muscle" by Barbara Lubliner

For Women's History Month, sculptor Barbara Lubliner will give an illustrated talk and hands-on sculpture workshop at the Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library. She will share about figurative sculptors that have inspired her, giving highlights of historic, famous, as well as some little known women sculptors. 

After looking at sculptures depicting the female figure and an experiential exercise, participants will use plastilina to create their own expressive figure. No experience with art necessary, all materials will be provided. For Adults Age 18+.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the branch at 212-966-3424 or sign up at the Information Desk on L2.

Women Sculptors and Female Figures:
Creators and Creations
Saturday March 18th, 2017, 1-4:30 pm

Mulberry Street Library
10 Jersey Street
(one block south of Houston between Mulberry & Lafayette Sts.)
New York, NY, 10012

Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance.

Day de Dada Performance Art Props & Costumes on Exhibit


The Day de Dada Performance Art Collective has been producing events that include experimental and interactive performance art, installations, video, film, music and noise since 2002. 

Day de Dada Props & Costumes is a look at the group's history through props and performance documentation. 

The exhibit features Barbara Lubliner's "Breast Muscles," which she has worn at three Day de Dada events. 

Participating artists: Viv Vassar, Mary Campbell, Milenka Berengolc, Margaret Chase, Barbara Lubliner, Tamara Wyndham, Mark Semanchik, Phil Sanders, Larry Schwabacher, Lydia Grey, Jennifer Wiegel, Gary and Joan Moore. Also included are images of these artists performing: Helen Levin, Leslie Lowe, Alan Moore, and Jean and Jim Jeffers.

Day de Dada Props & Costumes
March 9 - April 2, 2017

Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6-8 pm

Spotlight Gallery
Horrmann Library
Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301


Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here


"Private Choice Public Fight" by Barbara Lubliner

Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here, an exhibition curated by artist Susan Grabel addresses the sexism and misogyny contained in laws across the country being used against women. 

Grabel invited artists to create an artwork in response to a woman's story that illuminates the issues. In Barbara Lubliner's piece, "Private Choice Public Fight," the artist imagines the internal struggle involved at a vulnerable and critical time.

Participating artists: 
Pauline Chernichaw, Loren Dann, Anne Drager, Everet, Phyllis Featherstone, Susan Grabel, Melanie Hickerson, Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff, Judith Hugentobler, Mary Anne Kinsella, Marilyn Kiss, Helen Klebesadel, Stephanie Kosinski, Marjorie Kramer, Tania Kravath, Barbara Lubliner, Lynne Mayocole, Ann Marie McDonnell, Christine Mottau, Denise Mumm, Perri Neri, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Kristi Pfister, Rhoda Pierce, Elizabeth Downer Riker

Women Under Siege / It's Happening Right Here
January 3 - 28, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6-8pm

Panel discussion: 
Wednesday, January 11, 7pm

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
New York, NY

Gallery hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm
Phone: 
212-947-6100 

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