Hunter East Harlem Gallery: The Incoherents Salon

A Misen-en-scene by Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder

Inspired by the French artistic movement, Les Arts Incoherents, the Hunter East Harlem Gallery has been transformed into a cross between a cabaret and a salon, inviting the community to put on their own show – get creative, socially engage the way it was done during the over ten years artists and writers, who made up the Montmartre artists collective, did in Paris between 1882 and 1895.

Organized by Arden Sherman, Curator, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, TheIncoherents Salon will be on view to June 3, 2017. Lots of associated programming, from a performance by the Brazilian collective, OPAVIVARA!, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, to the “Talk Hole” Comedy Open Mic Night, a comedy performance borrowing themes of satire from The Incoherents.

Join Hunter East Harlem Gallery on Friday, May 19 from 7-9 pm for Carnival of the Animals: A Night of Experimental Music, organized by Irini Zervas.

and on Saturday, May 20, at 3pm for The Creative Stage: In Performance.

William Hogarth (English, 1697 – 1764 ), The Enraged Musician, 1741, etching and engraving, Rosenwald Collection 1944.5.81


Flux Factory, created by Jean Barberis, currently located in Long Island City, provides studios for twenty local and international artists. Organized by Christina Freeman, Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence, Flux Factory: Most of a Year in Most of a Day or Going Places, Doing Stuff (All the Stuff) aka Collective Insanity, will be performed at Hunter East Harlem Gallery for one day, the entire day of Sunday, May 28 from 9am to 5 pm.

Joseph de Longueil after Charles Eisen (French, 1730 – 1792 ), Le concert mecanique, 1769, etching and engraving, Widener Collection 1942.9.2279

A Coherently Incoherent Closing Event will take place on Wednesday, May 31 from 7pm to 9 pm.

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is located at 2180 Third Avenue, at 119th Street, inside the Silberman School of Social Work.