From surrealist suburban horror to collaborative assemblage, artists brought originality, humor, and curiosity to Sunset Park Wide Open.
Participants of Sunset Park’s open studios this weekend told Hyperallergic why they’ve shifted gears and joined the up-and-coming community.
At the second iteration of Sunset Park Wide Open, artists displayed a collective need to challenge assumptions around materials and concepts.
When I arrived early on opening night of this year’s MIX NYC festival at a former manufacturing space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I heard a rumor that there used to be a panty factory there.
The arts and technology nonprofit Eyebeam recently cancelled its 2016 plans for a major space in the BAM Cultural District of Downtown Brooklyn, Hyperallergic has learned.
The waterfront of Sunset Park in south Brooklyn was a major hub for military shipping and related industry from the world wars until its decommissioning in 1960, and, as happens with underused monumental warehouse spaces, artists have now moved into some of these towering structures. This past weekend’s GO open studios, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, were all about engaging the borough with its local artists in a community curation project for a December group exhibition, so I decided to explore the studios of artists creating work in these relics of industry lining the Brooklyn shore.