We’re still flying by on September’s openings, but by the time the weekend rolls around, we’re gonna see some signs of new art life. Throughout the week, there’s a heckuva bunch of artist talks and lectures. We just might jump out of our panda costumes to attend a few. By the time the weekend rolls around though, we’ll have some hard choices to make. Pandacam re-enactments or Mike Kelley’s behemoth retrospective at PS1, Rollin Leonard’s solo show of cut up digital bodies, or Robert Longo’s Patsy Cline cover band reuniting at The Kitchen. Only time will tell whether the government’s shutdown has greater effects on the art world than anyone could have predicted.
Time for round two of massive openings. After over a year, CANADA Gallery finally reopens in its new Broome street space, right across from P!. On Thursday night, Chelsea opens. On Friday night, something’s going down at the Redhook galleries, but we’re not sure what. And tomorrow, we hope Cleopatra’s doubles its benefit goals for artist, curator, and Dependent Fair founder Rose Marcus, to help her pay for major surgery–and so do many talented artists who’ve contributed to her benefit auction. All that, and more, after the jump!
This week, we’ve been pumping out our guide to Bushwick artists’ studios and group shows. It’s finally time to roll out our schedule of major events, openings, and parties. We’ve grouped the stops by proximity, and they are linked to our official AFC BOS map.
All this week we’ve been recommending artist’s studios, but gallery spaces are joining in on the Bushwick Open Studios weekend, too. We sifted through the listings to pick out a few of our favorites. Among them, we’ve got neighborhood institutions like NurtureArt, Momenta Art, and “Mayor of Bushwick” Jules de Balincourt’s studio, but also brand-new spaces, sculpture gardens, walking tours, and a community darkroom. All are worth checking out, and to make it a little easier, we made you a map, too.