“I think it is inevitable that the gallery system will go through a business restructuring, because otherwise small galleries are essentially incubating artists and employees for larger spaces that just brutally cherry-pick them,” Clinton tells Hyperallergic.
In Simon Stone’s adaptation, the conflict is not cultural but psychological, and viewers can’t help but empathize with her.
Partnered with Brooklyn bakery Butter & Scotch, a group of friends raised funds to send cakes brandishing messages like “Don’t Dessert Democracy.”
BAM’s Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a free event series that remembers the momentous civil rights leader and recognizes the contributions of historic and contemporary Black figures.
Starting January 23, Women In Public will explore themes of place and wandering with a focus on the female experience, featuring screenings, a lecture, and a workshop.
| Denis Shelagin, the man accused of spraying the cryptic graffiti “Bird God” on Grand Army Plaza’s arch in Brooklyn, said in court that he was instructed to do so in a 1960 letter from his great-great-grandfather. Shelagin also claimed that he was trying to raise awareness about pigeon killings, the New York Post reported. In a court appearance on Monday, Shelagin said that he was worried that he would suffer harm if he didn’t fulfill his great-great-grandfather’s command. Read the full story here.
The graffiti writer was arrested after stealing a crane to tag the arch. The NYPD and the public are still puzzled about the meaning of it all.
Here are our favorite Brooklyn shows of 2019, brought to you by the writers and editors of Hyperallergic.
The artist’s new commission leaves much to contemplate simultaneously — mortality, desire, and the ways in which absence and longing are such a fundamental part of life.
With the artwork curated mostly by participating businesses, the biannual art crawl felt more like a tour of the Brooklyn neighborhood’s retail culture than a gallery night.
Author Luke O’Neil will read passages from his brutal new book Welcome to Hell World, a text that starkly explores grim current events in the United States.
While much of the work leaned heavily towards the commercial — from functional ceramics to jewelry and affordable prints — a group of standout artists investigated the personal by starting with the universal.