There’s no excuse not to come out to New York’s greatest up-and-coming arts neighborhood this weekend. Not only is our own #TheSocialGraph show opening this Friday night (6-9p) at Outpost, but emerging gallery Famous Accountants will be hosting a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Ohanesian as well. This two-for-one deal, plus upcoming events at the Outpost space and Beta Space’s Sunday art extravaganza are an all-encompassing opportunity to catch up on the contemporary art world you’ve been reading about. Continue on reading below for a comprehensive schedule that will guide you through the best weekend in Bushwick arts’ recent history, from Friday night through Monday morning.
Did we mention Hyperallergic’s staff will be hanging out in Bushwick all weekend? Follow our tweets if you can’t make it in person. We hope to see you there!
Friday, November 12
Two openings not to miss: #TheSocialGraph at Outpost, Andrew Ohanesian at Famous Accountants
On Friday, come celebrate the opening of #TheSocialGraph, an exhibition curated by our very own editor Hrag Vartanian. The show, held at Outpost (off the Halsey stop on the L), analyzes the burgeoning genre of social media art, exploring artists who use social media and projects that take place entirely within social media. The opening party will kick off at 6pm. Find out more here, and RSVP on Facebook!
The same night as #TheSocialGraph there’s another opening down the street at the fantastic Famous Accountants, which is an emerging gallery based in Bushwick. Multimedia installation artist Andrew Ohanesian , whose recent work “Mandi’s” (2010) had the whole neighborhood abuzz, is opening a new solo exhibition. At left, see a map with directions from Outpost to Famous Accountants, so come by on Friday and make it a double header.
Saturday, November 13
A brief history of the contemporary art world: James Kalm Video Retrospective
Art world video blogger, artist and man about town James Kalm (aka Loren Munk) will receive his first-ever retrospective in conjunction with #TheSocialGraph show at Outpost on Saturday. Stop by and let artist and Bushwick bigwig Austin Thomas take you on a guided tour through Kalm’s documentary videos, which present a first-person artistic perspective into the goings-on behind the New York City art world. The online video retrospective will be shown in #TheSocialGraph’s social space.
Sunday, November 14
A trip through Bushwick’s studios and art spaces: Beta Spaces
Don’t really get what Bushwick is all about? Don’t worry, on Sunday, all of Bushwick’s emerging art scene will be out in force for the neighborhood-defining Beta Spaces. Presented by Arts in Bushwick, part studio crawl, part gallery block party, Beta Spaces sees Bushwick warehouses throw open their doors for visitors. Composed of apartment shows and galleries alike, participating institutions include English Kills gallery, Norte Maar, Lumenhouse, and Brooklyn Fireproof East . Be sure to pick up a map at a local bar or coffee shop (you’ll need it) and take part. Hyperallergic is a media sponsor of Beta Spaces this year, because we’re all part of the neighborhood.