As part of the initiatives by COLONY Incubator, we have conceived COLONY nights: a monthly creative encounter focused on creating a space and time where artists can meet, connect, and pitch their ideas.
Artists lead ideas, ideas meet producers.
These creative nights will take place on the last Thursday of every month at the COLONY Incubator Studio, located at 67 West St, Unit 515, Brooklyn, NY.
Each month, the event will be co-hosted by a publication, relevant institution or person from the creative fields; increasing the network for each event and more importantly, enable it to reach broader creative audiences.
Next event will take on June 3rd @the Incubator Studio 4pm to 8pm
Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
As artists, we often fall into the trap of wanting to be recognized. Whatever we do, we do it because we are exposing who we are and how we do things…. and that is just as diverse as people themselves.
It would be impossible to have an established venue, publication, gallery, government, agent, market, etc to represent us all.
The truth is, most of what is established; magazines, products, schools, governments, and even the art system itself, all follow the same standard motivation to do things, profit.
The mass consumption of products and media, as a new way to achieve taste and identity.
The leaders of mass consumption or -the leaders of the masses- are the ones most people look up to, and want to replicate and feel like them. We tend to believe that the closer we get there, the better life is. But we really only enter into an event horizon, empowering a system where rules have to be followed to construct a fake idea of individualism, order and comfort.
Until it's over.
Establishment builds ego and kills creativity. But even when creativity flourishes, its usually limited to glorify and navigate into one's personal vision and perception. Unfortunately, if Art's final mission is to make a better world for us all live in, it is very far from achieving it. The art world has become another tool from the same system of control.
THERE IS NO TIME AND SENSE ANYMORE TO GLORIFY EACH OTHER'S SELF EXPRESSION. Instead, Artists should get together and fight to transform the world, but most importantly (and this is where we all have failed) we should have a clear idea of how the future should be and what the new bases of society are to make it happen. In History, they have been called VISIONARIES.
We shouldn't be divided, we shouldn’t be afraid of the diverse; our work should come from it without trying to fit into something, be like someone, or even trying to be heard. We should create living pieces of art, that exist far beyond ourselves. Our beliefs reside in the Infamous, the forgotten, those who fail and are usually disapproved, ignored, misinterpreted, banned.
The world doesn’t need another outlet to pursuit establishment.
We are the un-established, the most fucked up ones.
We are not afraid of change.
The COLONY Team.
COLONY NIGHTS, March 2nd 2018
INSTALLATION BY THE COLONY TEAM
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY Katie rex
COLONY NIGHTS, DECEMBER 15TH 2017
INSTALLATIONS BY THE COLONY TEAM
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY LONGER & SONIDO DISCOYOACAN
IMAGES BY RICARDO MANTILLA & ERwin jaquez
nyfw after party SUmmer 2017
WE WANT DISORDER
As part of a counter-movement of the festivities around the closure of NY’s fashion week in February and September; COLONY states and celebrates that NY’s culture generators do not reside in the comforted perception of New York's style after "sex and the city clichès”, social privileges or mainstream businesses. COLONY NYFWs afterparty is not aligned with these media celebrations and we are showing the urgency to bring chaos and discomfort into the fashion industry.
In the words of Clarice Lispector, “Coherence, I don’t want it any more. Coherence is mutilation. I want disorder.”
FUCK ART, LET’S CRASH.
Photo Credits: Ricardo Mantilla