Joann Kim

Post image for Skillshare Goes Artsy, Art Classes Galore

Joann Kim Núñez of Updownacross is partnering with Skillshare to build a Creative Arts program that will offer classes for the city’s aspiring and emerging creatives.

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Post image for Inspired by Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar Set to Open in Williamsburg Dec 15-17

Next month, Brooklyn will be hosting a large-scale night market in a 40,000 sq ft warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The inaugural Brooklyn Night Bazaar took place on October 9 at Dekalb Market in downtown Brooklyn and attracted over 5,000 visitors.

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Post image for Musings & Images from the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios

I admit it, sometimes I’m slow to post something. Case in point, my article on the 2011 Bushwick Open Studios was published in the summer edition of the Brooklyn Rail but I never got around the publishing in here. So, here I go. Posting this piece I wrote before summer started right before the season ends. I’ve also uploaded a whole bunch of photos from my tour of the neighborhood.

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Post image for A Hot and Colorful Day on the Northside

This year’s Northside Open Studios (formerly Greenpoint Open Studios) benefited from the publicity associated with the major north Brooklyn art, film and music festival, but what it didn’t have was the art world buzz that the Bushwick Open Studios enjoys after years of promotion. I personally think north Brooklyn is big enough for two major open studio events and, in my opinion, any opportunity to discover new talent or see artists in their natural habitat is more than welcome.

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Post image for Beyond Hello Kitty: Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian

Curator Joann Kim doesn’t want you to think of Mao Zedong, Hello Kitty, bukake or Panda bears when you think contemporary Asian art, and she’s offering an alternative at Arario Gallery’s New York branch titled, “Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian.” She tells us why.

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