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YO FIGHT MY MANS is a multimedia art show put together by Chillin Island, Jacob Reinsteinand the Babycastles gallery space on 137 W. 14th street.

Along with the sculptures, drawings, and installations on-view, there will be six nights of programming with panels, megamixxx videos, and music/hanging out.

It's about: fake Rolexes, eBay, shredded currency, immigration, failed rap careers, psychedelic socks, corporate malfeasance, gentrification, poorly conceived and executed gentrification metaphors, genetically modified pet fish, suicide, change, the Ramayana, Cra-Z-Art brand colored pencils, public access television, snow, jalebi, NYC, and other shit. 

*GALLERY OPEN FOR DAYTIME VIEWING FRIDAYS 12 - 6 PM AND DURING EVENTS STARTING 2/19*

..and the video game debuts of:

"YO FIGHT MY MANS: THE GAME" by Prashast Thapan

"Meat Boys" by Mikei Huang

"Fuck Everything" by Lena NW

"Dirtbag Game" by Frank DeMarco

"Nova Alea" by Molleindustria 

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Contact: thechillinisland@gmail.com

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Friday, February 12th: 6-10 PM

ART: WHAT IT IS?

(OPENING NIGHT)

7-8 PM: art video megamixx followed by a panel moderated by Chillin Island 

8-10 PM: DJs Venus X + Chillin Island

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Saturday, February 20th: 6-10 PM

JOURNALISM: [WHOOMP OR WHOOT], THERE IT IS, OR NAH?

7-8 PM: journalism video megamixx followed by a panel moderated by Dap and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

8-10 PM: DJ JES, MD

  • Rembert Browne

  • Jenna Wortham

  • Jon Caramanica

  • Rawiya Kameir

  • Jason Parham

  • J. Escobedo Shepherd

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Friday, February 26th: 6-10 PM

BARS/VENUES: LEAVING THE HOUSE

(MAX FISH, BABY'S ALL RIGHT, ELVIS GUEST HOUSE, SILENT BARN, TRANS-PECOS, SANTOS PARTY HOUSE)

7-8 PM: nightlife video megamixx followed by a panel moderated by Chillin Island

8-10 PM: Jubilee

  • Mike Bones

  • Alex Escamilla

  • Zach Mexico

  • Sam Hillmer

  • Alec Reinstein

  • Liz Pelly

  • Jubilee (DJ)

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Friday, March 4th: 6-10 PM

MUSIC: I NEVER HEARD ANY, IS IT EVEN A REAL THING?

7-8 PM: music video megamixx followed by a panel moderated by Chillin Island

8-10 PM: DJs Nick Catchdubs + Chillin Island

  • Matt Sweeney

  • Blockhead

  • Rahel

  • Nick Catchdubs

  • Maluca

  • DJ /Rupture

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Saturday, March 12th: 6-10 PM

FILM: CINEMA SHMINEMA, GIVE ME BACK MY UNCLE'S HAT!

7-8 PM: cinema video megamixx followed by a panel moderated by Chillin Island

8-10 PM: Sporting Life

  • Carlen Altman

  • Jay Bulger

  • Alia Shawkat

  • Craig Zobel

  • Adam Bhala Lough

  • Sporting Life (DJ)

                                                                               +

A CLIP FROM THE UPCOMING THE SHORT FILM: "YOU HAVE WON!

STARRING ASHOK KONDABOLU + ALEC REINSTEIN

FEATURING ALEKSEY WEINTRAUB + MAKONNEN + DAP'S PARENTS + MORE

DIRECTED BY MARY HK CHOI

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Saturday, March 19th: 6-10 PM

HANGING OUT WITH OUR PARENTS

(Closing Night)

7-8 PM: home video megamixx followed by a panel moderated Chillin Island.

8-10 PM: DJs Chillin Island + Jerry Reinstein

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Contributing Artists

  • Ashok Kondabolu

  • Alec Reinstein

  • Jacob Reinstein

  • Joe Salina

  • Sonya Belakhlef

  • Justin Hantz

  • ..and a super special fucking thank you to Saba Moeel, Matt Burke, Jenn Schiffer, Nicholas Safford, Aleksey Weintraub, and George Machado, and the whole Babycastles squad!