Bushwick Open Studios

Post image for Thoughts on the Present and Future of Bushwick Open Studios

People’s reactions to Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) generally fall into two passionate camps: those who love the event and those who despise it.

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Disco-era Bushwick

by Melissa Stern on May 30, 2014

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In the late 1970s and early 80s, Meryl Meisler, then a young photographer and self-described club kid, began documenting the bacchanalian nightlife of the city’s most notorious downtown clubs. In the early 80s, as a New York public school teacher, she also started photographing the near-total devastation of Bushwick, Brooklyn, a neighborhood looted, burned, and abandoned by the city and its landlords.

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Post image for Your Concise Guide to the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios

This is it. The city’s biggest annual open studios event, Bushwick Open Studios (BOS), is set to happen this coming weekend, and it would be easy to get lost in the chaos of it all except we’re here to help!

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Post image for NEWD Art Fair Set to Open During 2014 Bushwick Open Studios

An upstart art fair in the nebulous East Williamsburg/Bushwick region, NEWD, is throwing its hat into the ring during the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for 10 Artists to Watch from the 2013 Bushwick Open Studios

This year, we asked the Hyperallergic team to pick a few artists they deemed “worthy to keep your eye on” from their travals across the mega-swathe of Brooklyn and Queens known as Bushwick Open Studios (BOS).

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Post image for Exploring the Southern Edge of Bushwick Open Studios

There aren’t as many outskirts to Bushwick Open Studios as there once were. The 2013 edition was brimming even at the very edges of designated “Bushwick,” which really oozes over into the adjacent East Williamsburg and Ridgewood, though it seems steadfast in not stepping over the Broadway line to Bed-Stuy. It was in this area just north of the Broadway border that I set out to explore this past weekend, and where even if it’s only getting more developed, it’s still anchored by some more offbeat places to see and create art. A 48-foot tractor trailer, for one.

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Post image for 5 Things to See at Bushwick Open Studios Today

So much to see, but here’s my short list of things you should most definitely check out today, the last day of Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for Uneven but Steeply Discounted Books and Posters at Luhring Augustine Bushwick

Luhring Augustine holds forth, a garrison mirage, on Bushwick’s Knickerbocker Avenue. After several hours of 56 Bogart bohemia, that grey facade, all frosted glass and sleek surveillance, seemed less sinister than inviting, the kind of place a down-to-earth oligarch might pass the time after putting their name down at Roberta’s.

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Post image for And They’re Off: Friday Night Openings at Bushwick Open Studios 2013

Tonight’s hot weather drew throngs of visitors to the galleries of Bushwick, which kicked off the 2013 Bushwick Open Studios event. Tomorrow, artist studios will be the focus of everyone’s attention, but tonight galleries across the neighborhood attracted hundreds of visitors eager to enjoy the good weather and celebrate the community-wide festival.

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Post image for Art Rx: Bushwick Open Studios Edition

The 7th Annual Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) will be the focus of this week’s Art Rx. Stretching out across Bushwick, most of Williamsburg, and neighboring Ridgewood, but strangely still not Bedford Stuyvesant, BOS 2013 will include 604 shows that are impossible to navigate without some help … so that’s where we come in.

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