BSMT Nights

October 15, 2016
6PM – 11PM



BSMT Nights


Join us for Amy Khoshbin’s final performance of The Myth of Layla, followed by a Q&A with Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator at the Brooklyn Museum, and a welcome party for our newest residents, Apostrophe NYC’s Base 12.

5PM Doors Open

6PM–7PM Amy Khoshbin presents The Myth of Layla
BSMT Resident Amy Khoshbin presents a participatory live performance about political ideology, celebrity-obsessed media, and an Iranian-American activist named Layla.

7:15PM–8PM Q&A with Amy Khoshbin
Following her live performance, BSMT Resident Amy Khoshbin will be joined in conversation by Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

8PM–11PM Base 12 Welcome Party
Join us to celebrate our new BSMT Residents, Apostrophe NYC's Base 12, featuring DJ sets by The love child (Jay Gittens); James Rubio; and Sei Smith; plus a live performance by DJ pancakes (Alana Dee Haynes). Food and drinks will be served.

Exhibition On View:
Base 12 Pop-Up Exhibition
Our newest BSMT residents, Apostrophe NYC's Base 12, will be presenting their sixth pop-up exhibition, featuring 12 sculptural paintings by Caslon Bevington, Ryan Bock, Morell Cutler, Alana Dee Haynes, Kolter Hodgson, Charlie Hudson, The Love Child, Julia Powers, James Reyes, James Rubio, Bruno Smith and Sei Smith.

Base 12 is a contemporary project that features 12 artists in 12 pop-up exhibitions. Each critically explores the notion of reception, by contextualizing the body of work into the chosen site. Base 12 aims to rethink the orthodox methods of showing art through a series of sanctioned and unsanctioned openings that investigate conventional and unconventional exhibition spaces. The work of the 12 artists are the only constant in the project: the various contexts and methods of showing become tools for the artists’ explorations, as opposed to lenses that distort the work.

Image: Amy Khoshbin, Gold Lady: Terror Level Five, Eyes Open. Photo by Corbin Ordel