Don't Shut Up 2021 Exhibition

Don't Shut Up 2021 Exhibition
Bitter Bill, 2019, paper, paint, fabric, button, 12 x 16 x 3 inches
by Barbara Lubliner

The website for "Don't Shut Up 2021" is live! The mission of this powerful group show, curated by Susan Grabel and Stefany Benson, is to provide a platform for women artists who, through their ongoing artistic practice, are challenging the widespread silencing of women. I am pleased that the exhibit includes 8 of my "Flower Lips" paper relief sculptures.

The exhibition will be on view in the fall of 2021 at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY.


Ms. Muscle At Home

Ms. Muscle At Home
Ms. Muscle, Barbara Lubliner's performance persona is participating in HOME ROOM Performance Program Series on Instagram Live.

“Home Room,” curated by Audra Lambert (Editor-in-Chief, ANTE mag) in parternship with Radiator Gallery, a Long Island City brick and mortar gallery, takes place December 2020.  

Ms. Muscle usually engages with people in public settings, which has not been possible during the pandemic while she shelters at her home in NYC. Ms. Muscle is eager to have contact and excited to invite viewers to get to know her at home.

Join Ms. Muscle At Home
December 16, 2020
Instagram Live: @radiatorarts

performances now on IGTV 

Watch Ms. Muscle At Home on IGTV  (performance starts at 2:00)
View all the HOME ROOM performances

Explore Upcycling with me!

Explore Upcycling with me!
Poochie is one of my bottle dogs made with single-use plastic beverage bottles and caps.

Sculptors Alliance is offering online classes and I am excited to be one of the teaching artists! My course is designed for beginner to advanced sculptors and free for New York City residents.
Upcycle Art – Castoffs: Plastic, Cardboard & Found Objects
Join me to exercise your imagination and creativity by re-envisioning castoffs.   
   6 Mondays
   November 2 - December 7
   2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Free for NYC residents. At checkout use discount code: LMCC&NYC.  
Please pass this on to people who may be interested in my course and/or the other courses offered by Sculptors Alliance. 

Questions? email me.

Hotel Dada and other Performance Art during the Pandemic

Hotel Dada and other Performance Art during the Pandemic
Since the Coronavirus shutdown I have participated in a number of online performances, inluding Hotel Dada Fluxfest 2020, which was intiated in Argentina and was the first Fluxfest to take place in a totally virtual environment.

Here are links to my performances:

HOTEL DADA Fluxfest Online 2020 
August 1-2, 2020
Learn Baby Sign Language

Day de Dada "HOW TO"
July 3, 2020
How to Send Mail Art through the Postal Service

Day de Dada does Zoom - part 2
June 16, 2020
Masked Facial Expression Reading Challenge

Day de Dada does Zoom
April 26, 2020
Introduction to Face Yoga

Prayers for the Pandemic - summer 2020

Prayers for the Pandemic - summer 2020
Good Will Wishers by Barbara Lubliner

This past summer I was pleased to participate in Drawing Room's ongoing global public art project, "Prayers for the Pandemic; Prayers for Progress; Prayers for the Planet." First, in response to the Coronavirus shutdown and then to other issues facing the entire world, from racial inequity to climate crisis, Drawing Rooms asked artists to create flags inspired by Tibetan prayer flags used to bless the surrounding area in which they are placed. 

My prayer flags are titled Good Will Wishers.

For the project, I hung two sets of Good Will Wishers on the Upper West Side of New York City, on either side of the intersection of 95th Street and West End Avenue, which is closed to car traffic now to give more space for pedestrians to spread out. 

My flags embody the idea of transformation as they are made of re-purposed castoffs. Making them and hanging them feels like a way to advance optimism that the current strife and crisis is an opportunity for creativity and new thought for our world.    

Good Will Wshers are made of upcycled plastic slide sleeve pages, various paper scraps, and paint chips. There is a permanent installation of large ones (32 x 17 inches each flag) at The Fortune Society, an organization that helps those formerly incarcerated adjust to life outside the prison system.

Exhibitions Director Ann Trauben is curating submissions into online and print books. She plans to have an exhibit of selected works when the Drawing Rooms gallery reopens. Sumissions are still being accepted.