Visual Art


Mar 27—May 10, 2013
Natman Room
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Natman Room
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

This exhibit is open to the public during normal business hours. 


Cleopatra’s and Chris Rice are proud to introduce CKTV, an immersive exhibition of sound, video, and performance featuring karaoke videos created by an expansive roster of artists. The presentation in BAM’s gallery space comes in the form of a looping video installation, in which each work has the opportunity to exist at its most concentrated format, accompanied by a song of the artist’s choice. Accompanying the exhibition will be a one-night event of audience participation karaoke that is open to the public. Previous installments of CKTV took place in the Brooklyn Pavilion at the 2012 Shanghai Biennale and as an evening of performance at the Tandem bar in Bushwick.

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Leadership support for BAMart provided by

The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust; Agnes Gund; Toby Devan Lewis; and Donald R. Mullen Jr.


Additional support for BAMart provided by

The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

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CKTV Karaoke Party 

Wed, Apr 3
Live karaoke from 8pm—12am

Fishman Space / BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Pl

Happy hour from 8—10pm!

Cleopatra's is a collaborative curatorial team that works with artists, curators, writers, filmmakers, designers, and musicians on projects that are realized in a noncommercial storefront in Brooklyn, as well as in the form of offsite public programs, events, and print publications.
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Chris Rice 
Chris Rice was born in Illinois in 1984 and lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has shown in recent exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun at Anthology Film Archives, Know More Games, CANADA, and Shea Stadium. Rice has a BA in integrated arts from Bard College.