Crossing Brooklyn is open! Featuring over 100 works by a multigenerational group of thirty-five Brooklyn-based artists/collectives, the exhibition focuses on a single impulse: artistic practices that are expansive and engaged with the world. This type of practice appeared frequently in the 100+ studio visits we made, encompassing a spectrum of possibilities. Crossing Brooklyn presents that spectrum, offering a variety of works that might encourage interaction and exchange with you, the visitor, even as they function as compelling, frequently poetic aesthetic objects.
Many of the artists in Crossing Brooklyn seem inspired by a desire to connect, to look outside the self in meaningful, tangible ways. Much of the work on view is imbued with an earnestness or sincerity—even a hint of idealism. Creating opportunities for contemplation and face-to-face engagement, these artists privilege direct experience and slow, unscripted interactions. Perhaps shaped in part by waves of grassroots action worldwide, they believe that personal behavior and agency matter. In an era dominated and shaped by the virtual, Crossing Brooklyn affirms the possibility of living fully and authentically in our physical world.
Follow along over the next few weeks as we highlight works in the exhibition and introduce you to the artists of #crossingbrooklyn!
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Happy Friday! We are in love with the incredible Xenobia Bailey right now, and we can’t wait to unveil her effervescent and massive mosaic work “Funktional Vibration”. The opening of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station is coming soon, but meanwhile, please check out this incredible time lapse video featuring the installation process by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio. Enjoy!
About 3 months ago photographer Dan Tobin Smith set up a website to ask the public to donate kipple: junk that was lying around their house. “It’s time to free yourself of the pointless or unused objects in your life,” read the plea. “Give them a purpose as part of Dan Tobin Smith’s installation for the London Design Festival 2014.”
via This is Colossal
DO THIS- Artsy and the Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition! on Art Nerd New York http://art-nerd.com/newyork/do-this-artsy-and-the-robert-rauschenberg-emerging-curator-competition/
"I think of trash as a record of existence. They’re the archeological evidence of the present moment. History is permeating everything, whether you know it or not." —Abigail DeVille
New in the ART21 New York Close Up series: Artist Abigail DeVille stalks the streets of Harlem with a trash-laden push cart, creating temporary sculptural interventions along the way.
IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories. © ART21, Inc. 2014.
Ferdinand, fantasy elements and garbage bags - check out how Eureka Suitcase is taking a modern spin on The Tempest!
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Borbay’s hour-long painting condensed to a less than a minute time-lapse at ARTPROV last weekend.Ben Rauch hidden behind the canvas on the piano, Rory Scholl hosted and fast-forwarding improv by The Creative Outlets.
The finished piece: