Announcing Double Crossing Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Museum

by The AFC Staff on November 9, 2015 Rise Up

As many readers know, some of the writers at Art F City have been involved in the building protest over the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit. The event will be hosted at the Brooklyn Museum, a venue many find contentious as the population it serves is currently being pushed out by the development plans proposed at this very conference. In response, AFC’s Paddy Johnson and artist William Powhida invite you to join them at their cocktail reception for “Double Crossing Brooklyn” on November 17th at 4:30. Expect dissonance.


November 8, 2015


Brooklyn Museum Presents Major Survey of Work by Brooklyn Artists On View Tuesday, November 17th,  2015

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a follow up to our landmark survey, “Crossing Brooklyn,” with a new show featuring works by over forty-five artists who live and/or work in Brooklyn. “Double Crossing Brooklyn: 6th Annual Real Estate Summit,” on view Tuesday November 17th featuring practices that span what Johanna Drucker has called “complicit aesthetics’ to Julia Bryan-Wilson’s identification of “Occupational Realism” the artists in the exhibition operate in the field of real estate that seek to erase boundaries between art and Capitalism. While most of the exhibition will take place in the museum’s galleries, there will also be counter programming off-site in the streets and public spaces of the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition has been organized by the collaborative team GreenPearl, founded by members  Ryan Slack, Mark Schacknies, and Nima Negahban. Slack is perhaps best known for his collaborative work, “PropertyShark”, 2002-2006, and is the lead curator of GreenPearl.  As suggested by the exhibition title, “Double Crossing Brooklyn,” the organizers have traversed the borough, in search of the area’s most successful principals in the innovative field of for-profit creative placemaking. Critiquing notions of diversity, they have selected an almost all white male roster of artists from the same field, to present the burgeoning monoculture within the borough of Brooklyn.

Art Critic Ben Davis has lavished praise on the exhibition, saying “The organizers of the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit are on the front lines of ‘complicit aesthetics.’Through their bold innovation of raising everyone’s rent, they have found a new and possibly final way to ‘dematerialize’ the art object for good, by pushing artists completely out of New York.”

The show extends the tradition of collaborations between artists and real estate developers exemplified by Lucien Smith’s one night “Macabre Suite” and No Longer Empty’s “When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out”. The discussion will be continued further in “Agitprop!,” the museum’s premier winter show organized by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Highlights from the exhibition include: David Pfeffer’s construction-based practice, “The Next Phase in Brooklyn’s Development”, Brandon Weber’s “The Second Wave: How a New Breed of Innovation will Reshape the CRE Industry Over the Next 5 Years”, and Timothy Oberweger’s project “There Goes the Neighborhood!”, which explores the bleeding edge of neighborhood transformation.  For a full list of performances and events click here.

Please join us at 4:15 pm for our networking cocktail reception in front of the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate the opening of “Double Crossing Brooklyn”.

List of artists included in the exhibition:

Richard Mack, CEO Mack Real Estate Group
Elliot Spitzer, Former NY Governor & CEO Spitzer Enterprises
Eric Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn
Brendan Aguayo, Managing Director Halstead Property Development Marketing
Andrew Barrocas, Chief Executive Officer MNS
Kunal Chothani, Regional VP – New York City Area, Akelius Residential
Jared Della Valle, President Alloy Development
Michael D’Onofrio, Managing Director Engineered Tax Services
Michael Eglit, Principal Blackstone Group
David Ehrenberg, President & CEO Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
David Ennis, Founder & Principal The Daten Group
Chris Fischer, Chief Technology Officer Reonomy
Boaz Gilad, Co-Founder Brookland Capital
James Hedden, Chief Development Officer Rose Associates
David Heiden, Managing Partner & Director of Loan Origination W Financial
Paul Hoffmann, SVP – Special Inspections HAKS
Stephen Kliegerman, President Halstead Property Development Marketing
Jonathan Landau, Senior Account Executive Online Marketing Group
David Manheimer, Partner Brooklyn Standard
David Maundrell III, EVP – New Development, Brooklyn & Queens Citi Habitats
Andrew Miller, Owner Excelsior Equities
Jeffrey Moerdler, Member Mintz Levin
Toby Moskovits, CEO & Founder Heritage Equity Partners
Timothy Oberweger, VP – Business Development Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
David Pfeffer, Chair – Construction Practice Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President RXR Realty
Adam Popper, Managing Principal Westbrook Partners
Tucker Reed, President Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
William Robertson, Principal & Architect NBBJ
Jordan Sachs, Co-Founder & CEO Bold New York
Richard Sarkis, Chief Executive Officer Reonomy
Andrew Sasson, Director Eastern Consolidated
David Schwartz Principal Slate Property Group
Ilana Schwartz COO & EVP Online Marketing Group
Edward Setton Managing Partner  Shamah Properties
Samvir Sidhu, Founder & CEO Megalith Capital Management
Alan Silver, Director – Acquisitions Toll Brothers
Jeff Simpson, CEO Property Development Greystone
Adam Spagnolo, Director – Business Development & Marketing SGA
Jim Stein, Senior Vice President Lincoln Property
Donald Tallerman, President Online Marketing Group
Can Tavsanoglu, Director – Acquisitions & Finance XIN
Paul Travis, Managing Partner Washington Square Partners
Jameson Weber, VP – Product Strategy Hightower
Susi Yu, EVP – Development Forest City Ratner


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