DJ set by Michael Paul Britto (Brittofied) organized by Elia Alba

Sep 8, 2016; 6:00 - 8:00pm
black and white, dancing, masks
Credit: Elia Alba, "Larry Levan (snake)," 2006. From The Larry Levan Project series. Courtesy of the artist.

Born and bred in Brooklyn, Michael Paul Britto is a visual artist and DJ. His works range from videos to digital photography, sculpture, and performance. Britto has had residencies at the New Museum, Smack Mellon and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. His work has been featured in shows at El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum of Harlem, Manifesta 8, Spain and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

SVA’s fall 2016 art programming launches with “The Beat Goes On,” an exhibition featuring work by Elia Alba, Kevin Beasley, Paul D. Miller, a.k.a., D.J. Spooky, and Tameka Norris, a.k.a. Meka Jean, and curated by visual artist Derrick Adams. For “The Beat Goes On,” the SVA Chelsea Gallery has been transformed into four distinct listening rooms, each presenting a solo show by one of the featured artists. Encompassing photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video works, each room takes music and the history of recorded and transmitted sound as its inspiration. On view August 20 – September 17, “The Beat Goes On” is the first exhibition mounted in the gallery’s newly renovated space. A reception with performances will take place Thursday, September 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Free and open to the public