Though its merely a global system of interconnected computers, the internet truly exists within its own spatial realm, in many ways a world each of us are citizens of in addition to our own countries. It lacks, however, its own unique and universal superstructures established in the physical world like governments, law enforcement and economic systems. That may be changing.
As the official group exhibition of the Northside Art Festival, Many Conversations was a multilayered dialogue between 26 artists who either live or work in North Brooklyn. Curated by Peter Gynd, the show aimed to formally introduce the local community of artists to each other and to their audience, in order to create exchange and encourage interaction.
This week’s Northside Art was a combination block party and studio crawl and here some of the many things I saw.
When going to the Northside Art Festival this weekend, remember that the art is not just in the galleries and open studios but some of the best art is on the streets of North Brooklyn.
A guide to some of the best events, exhibitions and studios to see at this week’s Northside Art Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Many people may know it better for its music lineup, but sprawling North Brooklyn indie-fest the Northside Festival also has an art program — and it’s looking for artists through tomorrow.
This year’s Northside Open Studios (formerly Greenpoint Open Studios) benefited from the publicity associated with the major north Brooklyn art, film and music festival, but what it didn’t have was the art world buzz that the Bushwick Open Studios enjoys after years of promotion. I personally think north Brooklyn is big enough for two major open studio events and, in my opinion, any opportunity to discover new talent or see artists in their natural habitat is more than welcome.
As part of the Williamsburg Walks and this weekend’s Northside Festival, our favorite north Brooklyn migrating gallery, the Ugly Art Room, set up shop on Bedford Ave with what they are calling Opening Rejection.
Our office is open all weekend (12–6p) for the Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ exhibition, which is part of L Magazine‘s massive Northside Festival in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
In his month’s WG News, Hyperallergic devotes its “Off the Wall” column to our picks for what to do and see during this upcoming weekend’s Northside Open Studios.