Mapping New York today, Jeremiah Moss hits the high notes of the city’s dance with neoliberalism.
Robin Grearson is a nonfiction writer covering the intersection of arts and gentrification.
A Drunken Reading Series Fosters Community in Los Angeles
Drunken Masters, which is part of the larger series of cultural events 90x90LA, invites writers to present their work to a group of sauced professionals who provide instant critique.
Bagels, Burgers, and the Branding of Bushwick
Taking cash from McDonald’s to send artists to Europe to paint billboards, then leveraging those billboards to market the brand seems like a win to a businessman, less so to the artists.
As Bushwick Open Studios Shifts Gears, Who Gets Left Behind?
Arts in Bushwick kicked off a more studio-centric program last weekend with a 300-artist exhibition and the release of Making History Bushwick, a nearly 500-page book telling the organization’s story and showcasing work by hundreds of local artists.
10 Years On, Arts in Bushwick Invites the Community to Discuss Plans for the Future
Arts in Bushwick, the producer of New York City’s largest summer kickoff/open-studios event, broke hearts six weeks ago when it announced that this year’s Bushwick Open Studios would be held in October, not June.
Bye-bye Brands, Hello Art? Bushwick Open Studios Is Moving from June to October
Arts in Bushwick surprised artists last week with an understated email announcing “a few changes to our programming dates.”
“We Are Experiencing Hyper-Gentrification”: Gowanus Art Community Sizes Up Its Future
As Arts Gowanus organized a rally for artists displaced from 94 9th Street and adjacent, connected buildings earlier this month, some 350 artists and local businesses were preparing for Gowanus Open Studios (GOS)
Gowanus Rallies to Support Artists Losing Affordable Workspaces
Arts Gowanus gathered its community on the morning of Saturday, October 18, for a rally to support artists who are being pushed out of a block-long group of buildings on 9th Street in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood.
A Crucial First Step to Bringing Artists Together to Stay in New York
Life in New York is shaped by relationship to property.
A Tale of Two Street Mural Projects
First it was a faraway hum. Ad Hoc Art returned to Welling Court, Queens, this year. Then it became like drums, still far away, but coming closer, rhythmic. Artists covered 100 walls this year alone. Then hundreds of feet joining drums and percussion and marching in rhythm were nearly upon me in time for the chorus: Support Welling Court Mural Project! Support artists! Don’t let this be the last year!
Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, or Channeling Baldessari in Bushwick
It was a dark and stormy night. Last Thursday, I mean. In Brooklyn, anyway. A storm that brought the kind of hard, windy rain that makes you want to stay home and drink tea. But I didn’t. I snuck into the back of the exhibition space at 3rd Ward instead, sodden and dripping after jogging four blocks from the bus stop without an umbrella, to catch a panel discussion moderated by curator and gallery director Krista Saunders called “Intro to the NY Art World.”
In Defense of the Artist Statement
As a writer who works with visual artists, I was inspired to address Iris Jaffe’s recent post, “The Anti-artist-statement Statement.”
“I hate artist statements,” Iris began. “As an artist, they are almost always awkward and painful to write, and as a viewer they are similarly painful and uninformative to read.” No! I disagree!