May 2, 2019 – May 5
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Colonels Row

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) invites you to special events and performances during the opening weekend of NADA House, Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5th on Governors Island.

Featured performers during the opening weekend include artists Melina Ausikaitis (Regards) on Thursday, May 2nd, and Ayana Evans (EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop) and American multi-instrumentalist Laraaji on Saturday, May 4th.

NADA House will also be the site of monthly performances, including a comedy night hosted by Jennifer Sullivan in June, and an ongoing podcast series featuring interviews with NADA House participants by artist Joseph Hart.

NADA House is NADA’s second off-site exhibition on Governors Island, featuring over 45 artists from NADA Member galleries and non-profits across 34 rooms in three historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses. The collaborative, public exhibition will be on view every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm from May 2, 2019 to August 4, 2019.

Ferries to Governors Island will be free for all visitors during the first week of NADA House.

Thursday, May 2
Melina Ausikaitis

NADA House
Opening Preview

Thursday, May 2

Performance by Melina Ausikaitis
Presented with Regards, Chicago

Chicago-based artist and musician Melina Ausikaitis has exhibited and performed all over the country and traveled the world playing in her band Joan of Arc. She is as much an inventor/historian as an artist. Ausikaitis’s performances and artwork offer an empathetic gesture, allowing the audience to feel—through voice and guitar— her process of self-discovery on behalf of our own half-buried formative memories.

Saturday, May 4
Ayana Evans

NADA House
Opening Weekend Performance by Ayana Evans
Presented with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York

Saturday May 4
1pm & 3pm

Ayana Evans “My Colonial Get-away: Fu** It, I Ain’t Budgin’” is a feminist takeover of space and a demand for participants to do things together in honor of Black women, while questioning ideas of social boundaries and utilizing fantasy as a way to uplift one’s daily circumstances.

Along with this performance, Evans is presenting an immersive installation at NADA House, comprised of video projections, customized textiles, and lithographs printed at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop that reference the signature outfit of her series Operation Catsuit.

Saturday, May 4 

NADA House
Opening Weekend Performance by Laraaji

Saturday May 4

Laraaji is hailed as one of the forefathers of both ambient electronic and new age music, and is perhaps best known for his 1980 collaboration with Brian Eno, “Ambient 3: Day of Radiance.” His recordings can be found at labels: WARP records, All Saints records, GLITTERBEAT, Numero Group, Stones Throw, and Leaving Records.

Getting there
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier