Basically today is the kickoff of a 4 day Halloween weekend of debauchery for many NYC freaks in the streets, loft parties, and bars. You are permitted to wear your Halloween costume at all times, including sleeping in a pile of barf and fake blood.
Some of the favorite Halloween costumes this year are Nicky Minaj, Angry Birds, Captain America, Charlie Sheen, a Pink Slip, a Topless Occupy Wall Street Protester, the Koch Brothers, Snooki or John Bohner (orange paint required), and your Chase Bank Student Loan Officer, Mrs. Snippet.
Top Stories this week on Fun Friday:
1. Bushwick Tonight – Beat Nite
2. The Rainbow Machine at Active Space
3. Launch of “Eloquent Vandals” Tonight in Stavanger
4. DAIN at Rook and Raven Gallery, “You Rest You Rust”
5. D’Face Never Liked What You Did Anyway (VIDEO)
Bushwick Tonight – Beat Nite
Jason Andrew continues to make the rallying cry for this art crawl/bar crawl in Bushwick, Brooklyn and it’s always an eclectic mix of badass, confounding, and clever work inside the galleries that are sprinkled around this neighborhood splattered with a fair share of Street Art. The beat we think of is the one on the streets here, where the air is infused with industrial sediment and diesel fumes, and electricity. Among the wandering artkids, quizzical conceptualists, and the odd hot-aired impresario claiming to be the original scene starter, you can look out for intermittent zombies tonight.
Beat Nite: Bushwick Art Spaces Stay Open Late
Friday, October 28, 2011 6-10PM
Voted “Best Neighborhood-Wide Gallery Night” by L MAGAZINE, participating art spaces include among others: Norte Maar, Centotto, English Kills, Famous Accounts, Regina Rex, Storefront, Valentine Gallery, and the long awaited debut of AirPlane Gallery.
The official after party will be held at The Bodega. This episode of BEAT NITE is sponsored by Hyperallergic.
The Rainbow Machine at The Active Space
Interactivity is the name of the game and you can be part of “The Rainbow Machine”, a deceivingly simple installation by Reid Bingham and Sean McIntyre where you stand still with a smile across your face while Sean sprints behind you with his custom programmed rainbow machine. Expect wilder variations in models and backgrounds than these rather tame participants in our example below.
“The Rainbow Machine” by Reid Bingham and Sean McIntyre. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Active Space will be a part of “Bushwick Beat Night”. For more information please click on the link below:
Launch of “Eloquent Vandals” Tonight in Stavanger
If you find yourself in Stanvanger, Norway today NUART invites you to the launch of “Eloquent Vandals”. It’s a history of Nuart we’ve been anticipating!
” Nuart became a focal point for many in the Street Art world because of its highly curated nature and its expansive brand of personal interaction with public space. A hybrid of high-minded civic involvement and an art form with roots solidly in anti-authoritarianism, Nuart has presented a rolling roster of Internet stars and miscreants of the Street Art scene. ” – Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo
The definitive book on one of the worlds leading street art festivals featuring exclusive essays from some of scene’s biggest names. Over 300 pages of exclusive images including works by Swoon, David Choe, Vhils, Blu, Ericailcane, Logan Hicks, Dface, Nick Walker, Judith Supine, Graffiti Research Lab, Blek Le Rat and many more…
Eloquent Vandals tells the story of how Stavanger, a small city on the West Coast of Norway gained a global reputation for Street Art. For the past six years, the annual Nuart Festival has invited an international team of Street Artists to use the city as their canvas. From tiny stencils and stickers to building sized murals, from illicit wheat-paste posters on the outskirts of the city to “Landmark“ pieces downtown, found everywhere from run down dwellings and train sidings to the city’s leading galleries and fine art institutions, Eloquent Vandals documents the development of not only Nuart, but also one of the most exciting art movements of our times. Features specially commissioned essays and texts by Carlo McCormick, Tristan Manco, Logan Hicks, Chris Stain, Steven Harrington & Jaime Rojo, Leon Cullinane and Martyn Reed.
WELCOME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED HISTORY OF NUART BOOK
TOU SCENE, ØLHALLENE
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER – 19.00
GUEST DJ’S, GIVE-AWAYS, OPEN BAR
For more information regarding this event click on the link below:
DAIN at Rook and Raven Gallery, “You Rest You Rust”
“You Rest You Rust” Opens today in London, featuring work by Brooklyn Street Artist DAIN.
Dain on the streets of London (photo © Dain)
Here’s a sneek peak at one of the new piece’s Dain will be unveiling at the show.
For more information regarding this show click on the link below:
D’Face Never Liked What You Did Anyway (VIDEO)