THE ARTIST ALWAYS COMES FIRST

Founded at the height of the Conceptual 70s, Some Serious Business incubates emergent expression in the arts, germinates intrepid new works and ideas, and presents diverse projects that celebrate audacity, experimentation, and surprise. Our core artist-driven programs and partnerships are both catalysts and sanctuaries that sustain visionary creators and thought-leaders.

Based on the principle that the artist always comes first, SSB supports hybrids and chimeras that traverse performance, literature, theater, dance, visual art, moving image, music, architecture and design, social practice, and fields of unforeseen possibilities.

Guided by eggheads and free spirits who value collaboration, SSB is as much about process as outcomes. From the ridiculous to the sublime, SSB revels in the creative process—embarking with artists and fellow travelers to explore the puzzles, mysteries, messiness, challenges, dialogue, and peak experiences along the way.

 

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SSB PRESENTS

Artists have always been in the forefront of social and cultural innovation. That is what SSB means by always putting the artist first. The art comes first. SSB offers culminating presentations of new performances, works in progress, and intimate, focused interludes and salons.

Because SSB is not tied to one space or place, horizons are limitless. A network of sites, environments, and virtual platforms encourage artists to look beyond conventional choices in production, outcomes, and audiences to experience directly the radical embodiment of the art of our time.

CURRENT

HOWL! HAPPENING Presents PIERRE HUYGHE SLEEPTALKING (D’APRÈS SLEEP)

Love Among the Ruins: A Short History of 56 Bleecker Gallery Coming to Howl! Happening in September

Comrade Truebridge | An Artist-to-Artist Salon

ONGOING

LYDIA LUNCH and UMAR BIN HASSAN | NO WAVE OUT | With Don Babatunde, Tim Dahl, Shaun Kelly, and Weasel Walter

CONTRACTING AN ISSUE | GK Callahan

CREATIVE CONSULTANTS | Howl! Happening

STREET HEROINES | Alexandra Henry

Comrade Truebridge | An Artist-to-Artist Salon

Weasel Walter | Large Ensemble

NORTHERN YOUTH PROJECT |Supporting the Dreams of Northern New Mexico Teens

YOKO ONO PIANO DROP | Al Hansen

OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL | Quintan Ana Wikswo

PAST

SSB Presents | FORGET ABOUT THAT SWEET FUCK BABY: A tribute to Arleen Schloss at Howl! Happening

LYDIA LUNCH and UMAR BIN HASSAN | NO WAVE OUT | With Don Babatunde, Tim Dahl, Shaun Kelly, and Weasel Walter

LYDIA LUNCH | Dust and Shadows at Meow Wolf

Quintan Ana Wikswo & Arthur Kell | Madrid Hungers | October 25 at Madrid General

NEVER RECORDS AMMAN JORDAN: CULTURE NOT CONFLICT | Ted Riederer

LITERARY INTERLUDE |With Authors BETT WILLIAMS & ARTURO VIDICH | August 23, 7-9 pm

BLACK NIGHT, BLACK KNIGHT | Mike Tyler

STREET HEROINES | Fundraising Event |April 26,2016

SO REAL IT HURTS: Lydia Lunch

THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR| Quintan Ana Wikswo