current exhibitions & performances

Lotto Royale

June 10, 1pm - 6pm
June 11, 1pm - 6pm

Meeting location: TBA
Performance Times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm Run Time: Variable, up to 1 hour 30 mins


All events in the River To River Festival are free and all are welcome

On June 10 and 11, a rare constellation of seventeen artists share performances, practices, and journeys through the cityscape for one audience member at a time in Lotto Royale, a performance lottery of one-on-one encounters.

Performances by luciana achugar, Lauren Bakst, Amelia Bande, Raha Behnam, mayfield brooks, Moriah Evans, Julia Gladstone, Nile Harris, Niall Jones, Jennifer Monson, Elliot Reed, Alex Rodabaugh, nibia pastrana santiago, Keioui Keijaun Thomas, ms. z tye, Mariana Valencia, and Anh Vo.

Instead of reserving a ticket to see a particular artist’s work, Lotto Royale audience members reserve performance timeslots. Upon arriving at the meeting point (location TBA), each individual audience member is paired through a lottery with an artist for a one-on-one performance (one artist and one audience member). The artist and audience member then travel to a nearby site in public space to experience the performance.

Conceived and developed by the artist Camila Malenchini in collaboration with Layton Lachman and the collective T.E.N.T., Lotto Royale was first presented in Berlin in August 2022 with performances by Berlin-based artists. For the River To River Festival, Lotto Royale presents performances by New York–based artists.

Artist curation by Camila Malenchini, Layton Lachman, and John Hoobyar.

Lotto Royale was guest-curated and produced for the River To River Festival by John Hoobyar.

Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Lotto Royale is presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Goethe-Institut and with support from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, and Movement Research.

Trópico es político: Arte caribeño bajo el régimen de la economía del visitante (Tropical Is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime)

Curated by Marina Reyes Franco

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo 

18 de febrero al  30 de julio de 2023


The show investigates the ideas of natural and fiscal paradise, and the geographical coincidence of these concepts within the Caribbean region, where tourism and finance form the “visitor economy regime.” Tropical Is Political features works by 19 contemporary artists from the Caribbean and its diasporas. Through video, installation, painting, and sculpture, the exhibition will underline the effects of tourism and finance on subjects including economic policy, self-image, and artistic production.

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Ricardo Cabret, Carolina Caycedo, Blue Curry, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Gwladys Gambie, Dalton Gata, Abigail Hadeed, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Darién Montañez, Joiri Minaya, José Morbán, nibia pastrana santiago, Oneika Russell, Dave Smith, Yiyo Tirado, Viveca Vázquez, and Averia Wright.

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