A new ballet in Brooklyn invited artist Elana Herzog to work in the theater for the first time, and the multifaceted work premiers this week.
Happening on June 3, Norte Maar’s Brooklyn Performance Combine will bring together an array of artists and participants for a two-hour collaborative marathon.
Happening April 7–9, Norte Maar and Brooklyn Ballet’s CounterPointe series pairs visual artists with choreographers who are making new work for pointe.
Norte Maar is pleased to return to 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery with a major exhibition titled Ways and Means: a new look at process and materials in art. Curated by Jason Andrew, Ways and Means offers an eclectic group of twenty-five artists who through a combination of their process and materials, challenge traditional means.
Beat Nite Downtown will be held on Friday, February 26, 6–8pm and is presented in collaboration with BRIC. All participating spaces will be open 6–8pm.
For its 13th edition, Beat Nite sets its sights on a different part of Brooklyn, highlighting the artistic community of Gowanus.
The weather’s getting hotter — at least it was last weekend — which can only mean one thing: it’s time for Bushwick Open Studios!
In hip-hop, the East Coast-West Coast rivalry has died down since the days of 2Pac and Notorious BIG, but perusing last week’s Exchange Rates expo in Bushwick you could easily have gotten the impression that it was now raging in the art world — and that West Coast artists and galleries are killing it.
It’s telling that Exchange Rates, last weekend’s Bushwick-wide art event, is described on its official website as “an exposition,” as opposed to a straightforward exhibition or a sales-driven art fair. The four-day program of pop-up shows, talks, panels, performances, and ambulatory happenings felt at times like a biennial, a symposium, and, yes, even an art fair.
The open structure of Sound Event resulted in a casual atmosphere, where one could sit in on a performance, or station, without feeling pressured to stay through its entire duration.
For those who love the vibrant art scene of Bushwick and its younger sister in Queens, Ridgewood, it is a good time to venture through the area’s galleries to see a wide range of work that is sure to inspire and provoke conversation. These are seven shows that are worth a look.
There is something ineffably comforting about To Be a Lady, the exhibition curated by Jason Andrew and subtitled Forty-Five Women in the Arts. The second time I visited the show, on a misty, autumnal afternoon, the light-filled bays at 1285 Avenue of the Americas seemed to lead back to a once intimate, now forgotten place.