After an unauthorized sculpture bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was installed and quickly removed in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, the Illuminator shone a ghostly version onto its empty pedestal.
The Italian director Matarazzo Raffaello was the king of melodrama. He was a populist filmmaker who embraced his audience without contempt.
Seeking revelation in the ways that war is curtailed, hidden, biased, and unfinished, Frames of War, a rigorous group show at the small but dauntlessly ambitious Bushwick nonprofit Momenta Art, approaches state violence through the edges of recognition.
Amy Giovanna Rinaldi’s sculptures look like they’re frozen mid-metamorphosis.
Brooklyn’s Interference Archive is showcasing the work of the women who occupied the area surrounding England’s cruise missile installation, reshaping British public opinion and attracting international attention to the nuclear arms race.
“Brooklyn, the county of kings, has cleaned off its crown, and it’s the Kings Theatre,” Borough President Eric Adams proclaimed during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The street artist Craig Anthony Miller is suing the real estate developer Toll Brothers for using a mural he painted in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to market a nearby condo development.
“This exhibition series intends to demonstrate the rich wealth of talent to be found throughout Brooklyn.” This is the mission statement of the BRIC Biennial, which recently launched the first edition of the series in its new home in Fort Greene.
While we may not participate in miniature yacht races or have games of lawn tennis, the experience of visitors today to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park isn’t radically different from when it first opened in 1867.
For a borough with a dense and diverse history, Brooklyn doesn’t have much in the way of public historic recognition. Artist Anna Robinson-Sweet’s current installation project adds historic plaques around the borough, to highlight what has been forgotten.
In a recent announcement, New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin “signed on” to One Percent for Culture, an initiative of the Fund for the City of New York. Reached by phone yesterday afternoon, Councilmember Stephen Levin told Hyperallergic, “The arts are an important part of the fabric of New York City as a whole, and this is especially true in my district … I have a very high percentage of artists who live and work here and the percentage seems to grow every year.”
Anyone on the mailing list for the Brooklyn Lyceum, the arts venue on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus at Fourth Avenue and President Street, has probably noticed the increasing agitation from owner Eric Richmond over the building’s foreclosure auction. The auction of the building (at 227-231 Fourth Avenue) is scheduled for today, according to the Kings County Supreme Court.