More about Gavin Brown Enterprise & “Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours” A Festival of Visionary Arts, Ideas & Activism

A bit about Gavin Brown Enter­prise:  The gallery was estab­lished by Gavin Brown in 1994 on Broome Street, in the west Soho neigh­bor­hood of New York City.  The inau­gur­al Broome street exhi­bi­tion was by the British artist Steven Pip­pin. Pip­pin trans­formed the gallery space into a cam­era obscu­ra, and in doing so quick­ly estab­lished the uncon­ven­tion­al meter that has since become a defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic of the gallery’s approach.

Oth­er ear­ly shows at GBE include a show of paint­ings by Peter Doig, Cather­ine Opie pho­tographs, and a two-per­son show of works by Andy Warhol and Rirkrit Tira­vani­ja.  After moves to the Meat­pack­ing Dis­trict and Green­wich Street in the West Vil­lage fea­tur­ing the ear­ly works by the British painter Chris Ofili, instal­la­tions by Mar­tin Creed, the first show of work by Oliv­er Payne and Nick Relph, the first of artist Rob Pruitt’s famed “flea mar­kets”, and Jonathan Horowitz’s exhi­bi­tion “Oba­ma ‘08”, in the sum­mer of 2015 GBE moved to it’s cur­rent loca­tion in Harlem on West 127th Street with three floors of exhi­bi­tion space. Movin on up indeed!

Tomor­row Will Still Be Ours A Fes­ti­val of Vision­ary Ideas, Activism & Arts ~ Feb 8 – Feb 24, 2017

Pre­sent­ed by GBE & The Tate Group

Feb 8th — 6:30 — 8:30 PM
What Will Be Dif­fer­ent? Black Activism in a Chang­ing Amer­i­ca
Pan­elists: Moni­fa Ban­dele, Rev. Kaji Dousa, Kas­san­dra Fred­erique, Dr. Mar­ta Moreno Vega
Mod­er­a­tor: Greg Tate
Per­for­mance: Sto­ry­board P
429 W. 127th Street

Feb 11th – Feb 19th, 2017
Bjarne Mel­gaard & Bjørg
The Casu­al Plea­sure of Dis­ap­point­ment
291 Grand Street, New York

Feb 15th — 6:30 — 8:30 PM
What Will Be Dif­fer­ent: Reli­gious Activism in a Chang­ing Amer­i­ca
Pan­elists: Onleilove Alston, Rev. Dr. Amy But­ler, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Lis­beth melen­dez Rivera
Mod­er­a­tor: Josef Sorett
Per­for­mance: Ali­cia Hall Moran
429 W. 127th Street

Feb 22nd — 6:30 — 8:30 PM
What Will Be Dif­fer­ent: Envi­ron­men­tal Activism in a Chang­ing Amer­i­ca
Pan­elists: Beth Ack­er­man, Phil Aroneanu ‚Tanya Fields, and Eliz­a­beth Yeampierre
Mod­er­a­tor: Peg­gy M. Shep­hard
Per­for­mance: Razia Said
429 W. 127th Street

Feb. 24th — 8pm — 2am
Say It Loud … Tomor­row Will Be Ours Fes­ti­val Wrap Par­ty … which you already know about!