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Covering The Waterfront: The DUMBO Gallery Round-Up Part 1

by Emily Colucci on October 6, 2016
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Can art thrive in the land of startups and $10 coffee? Neither is known to be particularly art friendly, so the question seemed relevant as I headed over to DUMBO. Dotting the neighborhood are several non-profits (and a few for-profit spaces), many of which are beneficiaries of the space subsidy program run by Two Trees, the largest (and arguably only) arts-friendly developer in the city. The program offers these spaces rents at reduced retail prices. (Disclaimer: Art F City is a space subsidy program participant.)

This fall, the proliferation of non-profits in the neighborhood hosts more than its share of politically oriented shows. Following my last gallery round-up in the West Village, I decided to cruise the Brooklyn waterfront on a Saturday afternoon to see what these non-profits to offer for their fall shows. And I was not disappointed. Here’s what I found:

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Brion Gysin at the New Museum: A Dreamachine of Limited Vision

by Liza Eliano on September 1, 2010
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“I am that I am,” declares Brion Gysin in a video projection, his deep voice resonating throughout the second floor of the New Museum. The statement promises to reveal something about this lesser-known artist of the Beat generation, even if that something is unclear. As Gysin anxiously repeats permutations of the statement—“Am I that I […]

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