Food For Thought: curated by Adrienne Rooney, Ali Rosa-Salas, Greta Hartenstein
**Saturday’s performance has been cancelled due to the increasing intensity of the weather. Stay warm and safe, everyone!**
Food for Thought is three nights of performance selected by a different guest artist curator each night. Admission is $5 + two cans of food; or $10 with no cans. No advance reservations. First-come, first-served!
Canned goods collected through Food for Thought are donated to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery food distribution programs.
Guest curators this season are emerging curators working in the field of performance within visual arts settings: Adrienne Rooney, Ali Rosa-Salas, and Greta Hartenstein.
Thursday, January 21, 8pm
curator: Adrienne Rooney
Lindsay L Benedict & Letitia Spangler
Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE
Friday, January 22, 8pm
curator: Ali Rosa-Salas
Saturday, January 23, 8pm
curator: Greta Hartenstein
André D. Singleton
Adrienne Rooney is a writer, researcher, composer, and gardener. She is currently a DAAD scholar based in Berlin, Germany, researching local performance scenes after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Prior to moving to Berlin, Adrienne worked as curatorial assistant to the director of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art over three years, and before that, she worked as a curatorial assistant for the museum’s inaugural exhibition at it’s downtown location. She has provided research assistance for publications at the Whitney and Danspace Project, published writing in Texte zur Kunst, and juried art shows in the New York area. Adrienne holds a BA from Barnard College / Columbia University.
Ali Rosa-Salas is a Brooklyn, NY native. She is a graduate of Barnard College with a BA in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and danced in works by Beth Gill, Heidi Henderson and Faye Driscoll. Ali has curated exhibitions and produced public programs for AFROPUNK, Barnard Center for Research on Women, MoCADA, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, TOP RANK Magazine and Weeksville Heritage Center. Her collaborations with Salome Asega, Chrybaby Cozie, and Dyani Douze have been supported by AUNTS with residencies at the New Museum and Mount Tremper Arts. Ali is currently Exhibitions Coordinator at MoCADA.
Born in Rochester, NY, and living in Brooklyn, Greta Hartenstein received a BA in Art History and Dance from Wesleyan University. She is currently the Senior Curatorial Assistant for performance at the Whitney Museum where she has been instrumental in planning the opening season of performance at the new building, and has previously worked on exhibitions including 2012 Biennial, 2014 Biennial, Rituals of Rented Island, and Stewart Uoo & Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility. Dance is an essential part of her focus, and over the past five years at the Whitney, she has worked on major projects with choreographers including Sarah Michelson, Michael Clark, taisha paggett, and Miguel Gutierrez. Outside of the Whitney, she has guest-curated for Current Sessions, as well as an exhibition at Pratt entitled The Artist as Provocateur: Pioneering Performance at Pratt Institute. Greta has danced with Sophie Sotsky | TYKE DANCE since 2010, and continues to perform with the company and foster her collaborative spirit.
Food for Thought is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council Member Rosie Mendez.