(all images courtesy Exchange Rates Bushwick unless otherwise noted)

Elements both foreign and domestic are soon to descend on the Bushwick section of Brooklyn under the aegis of Exchange Rates, an art exposition featuring artists and galleries imported from a dozen locations — Tacoma to Johannesburg, Glasgow to Beijing — orchestrated by London-based Sluice with local partners Centotto and Theodore:Art. And please don’t call it a fair, organizers insist, citing Exchange Rates’s extensive menu of programs, all free and open to the public. Here’s a selection of events and exhibitions from the four-day-long confab, of which Hyperallergic is the media sponsor.


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  • Kicking things off on Friday, October 24 from 6–10pm will be a special edition of Beat Nite, Norte Maar’s much-loved Bushwick deambulation. There will be an after-party at The Vazquez Building (corner of Central Avenue and Forrest Street).
  • On Saturday, October 25 at 2pm in The Active Space (566 Johnson Avenue) a panel discussion — “Collectives and Collaborations: Artist Groups and Curatorial Partners” — is sure to be of interest.
  • Also on Saturday, 4–6pm, “Negation and Construction: Two Approaches,” organized by Fixing the Future at Brooklyn Fire Proof East (119 Ingraham Street) asks how viable practices of “negation” — i.e. critique — are today. (This has been rescheduled and will no longer coincide with Exchange Rates Bushwick; check Fixing the Future for updates.)
  • Saturday night’s Noise Above Noise, in The Vazquez Building from 7–10pm, will be an aural experience consisting of “performance works with sounds inspired by The Paradiso Project by The Penthouse with the line up being made extra electric by the addition of MV Carbon and Maria Chavez (Brooklyn).”
  • On Sunday, the 2pm panel “Art As News, Art in the News: New Forms of and Trends in Art Reading, Writing, Reviews” will see Hyperallergic’s Jillian Steinhauer join Ben Street, Blake Gopnik, Walter Robinson, and Martha Schwendener for a conversation about art writing and publishing at Livestream Public (195 Morgan Avenue).
  • Another group affair on Sunday at Livestream, “Renderings: Encounters & Translations” at 4:30pm, will consist of a reading let by Bushwick stalwart Paul D’Agostino of Centotto, with Dara Mandle, Matthew Rossi, Alice Lynn McMichael, Andrea Monti, and Todd Portnowitz.
  • Play out the weekend with the closing party at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham Street), with a live set by ALBIN.
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Karyn Olivier, “Doubleslide” (2006), installation view at the Studio Museum, Harlem (image courtesy Random Institute)

Art Spaces

Exchange Rates Bushwick, of which Hyperallergic is the media sponsor, will take place at various venues throughout Bushwick, Brooklyn, October 23–26.

Mostafa Heddaya

Mostafa Heddaya is the former managing editor of Hyperallergic.

One reply on “Your Concise Guide to Exchange Rates Bushwick”

  1. Note: Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts ,”Negation and Construction: Two Approaches” at Brooklyn Fireproof has been postponed and will not be coinciding with Exchange Rates. We hope to have more details soon when this event will be rescheduled. Thanks – Joshua Johnson, Fixing the Future Co-Organizer.

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