February 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery

Opening Party

YO FIGHT MY MANS is a multimedia art show put together by Chillin Island and the Babycastles gallery space on 137 W. 14th street. Along with the sculptures, drawings, and installations on-view, there will be six nights of programming with panels, megamixxx videos, and music/hanging out. It's about: fake Rolexes, eBay, shredded currency, immigration, failed rap careers, psychedelic socks, corporate malfeasance, gentrification, poorly conceived and executed gentrification metaphors, genetically modified pet fish, suicide, change, the Ramayana, Cra-Z-Art brand colored pencils, public access television, snow, jalebi, NYC, and other shit. We will also be displaying the following videogames: "YO FIGHT MY MANS: THE GAME" by Prashast Thapan "Meat Boys" by Mikei Huang "Fuck Everything" by Lena NW "Dirtbag Game" by Frank DeMarco "Nova Alea" by Molleindustria *GALLERY OPEN FOR VIEWING FRIDAYS 12 - 6 PM AND DURING EVENTS* -- WEEK 1 ART 2/12/16 (OPENING NIGHT): Spencer Sweeney https://www.gavinbrown.biz/artists/spencer_sweeney/ Andrew Kuo http://marlboroughchelsea.com/chelsea/artists/andrew-kuo Venus X https://www.twitter.com/venusxgg Zahira Kelly http://www.thebaddominicana.com/ Z Behl http://www.zbehl.com/ Sam McKiniss http://sammckinniss.com/ DJS: VENUS X + CHILLIN ISLAND FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/204518976568053/ -- FUTURE EVENTS: WEEK 2 JOURNALISM 2/20/16: Jon Caramanica, Rawiya Kameir, Jason Parham, Rembert Browne, Jenna Wortham, and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. DJ: JES, MD WEEK 3 VENUES 2/26/16: Mike Bones of Max Fish, Alex Escamilla of Lover’s Rock, Zach Mexico of Baby’s All Right & Elvis Guesthouse, and Sam Hillmer of Trans-Pecos. DJS: JUBILEE + CHILLIN ISLAND WEEK 4 MUSIC 3/4/16: Matt Sweeney, Blockhead, Vijay Iyer, Rahel, Nick Catchdubs, and Maluca. DJS: NICK CATCHDUBS + CHILLIN ISLAND WEEK 5 FILM 3/12/16: Carlen Altman, Jay Bulger, Alia Shawkat, Craig Zobel, and Adam Bhala Lough. DJS: SPORTING LIFE + CHILLIN ISLAND WEEK 6 PARENTS 3/19/16 (CLOSING NIGHT): Our poor, poor parents. Moderated by Aaron Bondaroff. DJS: JERRY REINSTEIN + CHILLIN ISLAND


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