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Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Museum opened Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey exhibition featuring 35 Brooklyn-based artists. In order to build upon the show’s themes and explore different ideas central to art in Brooklyn, Hyperallergic has partnered with the borough’s foremost museum to organize three of our signature ArtTalks on the topics of Alternative Economies, Performance and Activism, and Geography and Place.

Please join us for these sure-to-be-fantastic discussions about some of the most important ideas being explored in the art world today.

Crossing Brooklyn ArtTalks: Alternative Economies

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7–9pm
Kickstarter, 58 Kent Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

New York is expensive, and although the art market is booming, sales tend to benefit the art world 1% more than anybody else. Hyperallergic will ask artists how they economically sustain their practice while exploring new avenues outside the traditional market. Join us for a discussion about alternative economies with artists Linda Goode Bryant, McKendree Key, William Powhida, and Caroline Woolard at Kickstarter’s Greenpoint headquarters.

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Tickets are free, but limited, and available at

Crossing Brooklyn ArtTalks: Performance and Activism

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7–9pm
Livestream Public, 195 Morgan Avenue, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Performance and activism are intertwined more than ever right now, so we’re eager to discuss the parameters of art and what it means today. Artists Nobutaka Aozaki, Christen Clifford, Amin Husain, Matthew Jensen, and Dread Scott will share their experiences with us at Livestream Public, discussing the boundaries between these two domains. This event will be live-streamed at

Tickets are $10 and available at

Crossing Brooklyn ArtTalks: Memory and Place

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7–9pm
BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Downtown Brooklyn (Brooklyn Cultural District)

Location, location, location — but how important is the notion of place for artists working today? What is the role of memory in that equation? Join us for a discussion with artists Youmna Chlala, Jennifer Dalton, Andrew Ohanesian, and Bryan Zanisnik at BRIC House.

Tickets are free, but limited, and available at

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Hyperallergic ArtTalks invite leading voices in the arts to join an intimate gathering of art aficionados, professionals, and artists to spark discussion, debate, and further action about an evolving idea or passion project.

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