Kaegan Sparks is the curator of the exhibition The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff by artist Zoe Beloff at Momenta Art, on view through March 20th with a special event on Friday, March 18th, at 7pm with Amy Herzog and the artist.
The Elements of Artmaking, at Bushwick Open Studios
In his studio, an artist stenciled unicorns to disco music, while upstairs a poetry reading was taking place in the same room as a makeshift tattoo parlor.
At a Surveillance-Themed Art Fair, Snowden Bust Is the Star
A red light blinking from a gilded security camera greets visitors to Seven’s surveillance-themed Anonymity, no longer an option.
Images of War Outside the Frame
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.
Conjuring the Anxiety of Domestic Spaces During War
It was clear to me that Helene Kazan still believes that it is the visual, the image, that will convey the information she wants to get across.
A Race to the Finish Through Bushwick with Beat Nite
Ah, Beat Nite. A time of magical madness, when we run frantically around Bushwick for four hours, trying to see all the art.
This Opera Doesn’t Need You
I always thought there was something half-baked in Bertolt Brecht’s formulation of the “alienation effect.”
Everlasting Love: Susan Silas’s Intimate Photographs
By employing photographic techniques usually reserved for fashion models or luxury goods, Silas achieves an unsettling dichotomy between allure and aversion.
All the Art That’s Fit to Print
It’s not clear who scooped whom, but there are two gallery shows now on view in New York that examine the relationship between art and the newspaper.
Bushwick Basel, a Very Small Art Fair
Despite Bushwick Basel’s tongue-in-cheek name, the title suits this new art fair, as it is an art fair, albeit a very, very small one. Bushwick Basel, which consisted this year of 11 local galleries, is the kind of fair you could imagine Nada or Pulse being like when they first began — a fair that features fresh work made by young artists, presented by small galleries in a somewhat casual fashion. Standing in Bushwick Basel, you can also imagine this fair growing exponentially, if it continues in subsequent years.
A Building Portends the Future of Bushwick
The impetus for the Bushwick Open Studios weekend is the concept of the “open studio.” It’s an opportunity for artists, curators and dealers to visit and talk to artists about their work in their spaces. But this past weekend, 56 Bogart Street served as a microcosm of the new Bushwick, where dealers with commercial galleries and artists with studios were presenting work to the public together, creating a larger event in which artists and dealers were functioning both in concert and at cross purposes at the same time.
Is Stolen Art Work in Bushwick a Case of False Advertising?
Adam Simon’s Steal This Art doesn’t really mean it. Too bad the culprit didn’t know that.