Shifting Center

Opening Reception

Shifting Center
Friday, November 3, 2023 at 6PM

Join the curators and artists of Shifting Center to celebrate the opening of the buildingwide exhibition.

Artworks by Julian Abraham “Togar”, Tania Candiani, Padmini Chettur & Maarten Visser, Beatriz Cortez, Guillermo Escalón & Igor de Gandarias, Hugo Esquinca, Maurice Louca, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Nancy Mounir, Gala Porras-Kim, Micah Silver, and Clarissa Tossin & Michelle Agnes Magalhães will be presented throughout the concert hall, theater, and studios. The exhibition also engages earlier experiments of deep listening and psychoacoustics by Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) and Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) at EMPAC through new works that approach the building as an instrument in itself.

Refreshments and light snacks will be available. RSVP is appreciated.

Main Image: Video still: Clarissa Tossin, Mojo’q che b’ixan ri ixkanulab’ / Antes de que los volcanes canten / Before the Volcanoes Sing, 2022.

Dates + Tickets

Opening Reception
Shifting Center
Friday 3
6:00 PM
November 2023
Presented By

EMPAC Fall 2023


Shifting Center is made possible with major support from Teiger Foundation, with lead support by a Curatorial Research Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with project support from the Simons Foundation, with support also from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit