We’ve entered the season of group shows. Tonight, attend the Chashama Gala and support an organization that has tirelessly worked to provide free and low-cost studios for artists. Friday, check out Bad Girls at Klaus Von Nichtssagend, a contemporary take on the now famed 1990′s touring feminist museum exhibition organized by Marcia Tucker. And Saturday, spend some time at Picture Ray Studio with some of our favorite photo editors at Mossless. Their third issue drops that day.
Let’s be honest; if you’ve been going to Bushwick Open Studios for the last couple of years, you’ve probably got some reservations about the event. By day, it’s a zoo of eateries and portable vintage clothing shops smattered with bits of performance art and artists listless in their studios; by night, it’s an enormous frat party. Slowly, but surely, the BOS listing website is starting to resemble the DUMBO Arts Festival open studios; lots of artists, most of them pursuing art as a hobby.
We know, because we’ve spent the last several days combing the website for studios we think worthy of visiting this weekend, so you don’t have to. Below is a list of studios we recommend. And if you want our unsolicited advice: get the job done as quick as you can, lest you get swallowed by a roaming frat party swarm.
Time: a universal topic in art, but especially prominent in this week’s art events. Thinkers Tacita Dean, R. H. Quaytman, John Powers, and Marco Antonini are just a few who will be taking on time as subject matter.
It is also time to start planning for Bushwick Open Studios. This post covers the several Bushwick galleries and satellite fair which will be opening for this week’s massive open studio walk. Coming up next: AFC’s picks for artist studios. Stay tuned!
In the summer of 2012 The Newtown Creek Armada invited people to visit New York’s sewage plant and play with their remote controlled water boats. The plant is located on the Newtown Creek, which was made a superfund site in 2010 due to its extreme pollution levels.
Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), the city’s only bastion for free and off-the-wall art education, has announced new courses for a two-week session this May. It’s part of the collective’s latest acronym-stretching project BYOU (Bring Your Own University).
Anyone else notice that Rhizome’s four-piece Paddle8 auction has already raised over $35,000? The auction supports their Seven on Seven Conference, for which they seem to have so shortage of support. That’s in no small part due to Petra Cortright’s “krakow_1.psd”, a digital painting on aluminum estimated at $3,500. The top bid for that painting is currently at $17,500 after 29 bids. The auction still has two days left.