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Northside ART 2012 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Northside ART
Northside Art is a three-day event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in North Brooklyn. It serves to create a collaborative platform for artists through three components: a group exhibition, a street festival with a focus on interactive and performance art, and our signature open studios. Our goal is to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships.

Skeville painting his largest mural in NYC produced by BSA at Norhtside Arts 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Northside Art

presented in collaboration with Hyperallergic

June 15 – 17, 2012

Northside Art is a three-day event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in North Brooklyn. It serves to create a collaborative platform for artists through three components: a group exhibition, a street festival with a focus on interactive and performance art, and our signature open studios. Our goal is to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships.
Hyperallerigic is the World’s Greatest New York art blogazine. Headquartered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is a forum for serious, playful and radical thinking about art in the world today. Hyperallergic will offer insight into the North Brooklyn’s art scene with highlights in the best of street art, venues, and historical sites.

I. Group Exhibition

Many Conversations

Curated by Peter Gynd

On view at Present Company

101 N 13th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Opening Reception: Friday June 15th 6pm-midnight

Saturday noon-8pm

Sunday noon-6pm

Showcasing a diverse selection of 26 North Brooklyn artists, Many Conversations highlights the connections between these artists and the artworks. Engaging in formal and conceptual conversations through the work, Many Conversations explores the contextual relationships that exist when artwork interacts with artwork.

Participating artists: Fanny Allie, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Tom Bevan, James Dinerstein, Chris Fernald, Ilene Godofsky, Rinat Hafizov, Jennifer Harris, Tommy Kwak, Matt Lambros, Kerry Law, Jon Lewis, Michelle Mackey, Pessi Margulies, Warwick McLeod, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Gina Pollack, Dan Sabau, Suzanne Sattler, Sarah Sharp, Michiko Shimada, Hannah Simmons, Elisabeth Smolarz, Janine Sopp, Lorene Taurerewa

Fanny Allie, Artifacts, 2012
II. Williamsburg Walks // June 16 // 2- 8pm
Northside Art // Williamsburg Walks is a platform for art, involvement, participation and community taking over the block of Bedford Ave from N8th-N9th Street as part of the Williamsburg Walks series, Saturday June 16th from 2-8pm.

Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works. In addition to the installations there will be a variety of art related activities to engage in: a community mural, nail art, taro readings, book readings and children’s art activities.

Participating artists: Kerry Jones, Sean O’Connor, Ashley May, Manoela Madera, Gray Edgerton, Sarah Sharp, Jason Kachadourian, Scott Zimmerman, Kevin Tarasuk, Ian McGillivray, Joohee Park, Andrea Burgay, Maria Builes, Hannah Simmons, Victoria Varney, Kelly Helrich, Claire Beaudreault, Vanessa Paroline, Domestic Construction

Acme Studio will host a viewing party for installations created during Williamsburg Walks the following day, Sunday June 17th. 63 N3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Emily Noelle Lambert

III. Northside Art // Open Spaces // June 17 // Noon – 6pm
Northisde Art is proud to host the annual Northside Open Spaces with 80+ artists living and working in Williamsburg and Greenpoint opening their studios to the public for the festival.

Participating Artists: Bill Abdale, Joel Adas, Keighty Alexander, Sascha Ascher / Oak Street Gallery, Lisa Bauer, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Beck Berrett, Rossa Cole, ACME Studio, Nicholas Constantakis, William Crist, Cathy Diamond, James Dinerstein, Lori Ellison, Chris Fernald, Brinn Flagg, Megan Foster, Carla Gannis, Heather Garland, Ellen Goldin, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Peter Gynd, Andrea Haenggi, Jennifer Harris, Tom Henry, Stephen Holding, The Cow Horse, Jackie Hoving, Craig Kane, Dana Kane, Mina Karimi, Bernice Kelly, John Kitses, Tommy Kwak, Emily Noelle Lambert, Kerry Law, Jon Lewis, Lilly Line, Michelle Mackey, Amy Madden, Susan Maddux, Pessi Margulies, Tricia McLaughlin, Warwick McLeod, Simone Meltesen, Artem Mirolevich, Ariana Misfeldt, Kellyann Monaghan, Chris Mottalini, Jackie Neale Chadwick, Kate Nielsen, Renzo Ortega, Gavin Potenza, Christopher Quirk, Raphaela Riepl, Elizabeth Riggle, Susan Ross, Dan Sabau, Gabriela Salazar, Suzanne Sattler, Kayrock Screenprinting, Helen Selsdon, Ryszard Semko, Sarah G. Sharp, James Sheehan, Hannah Simmons, Allison Smith, Elisabeth Smolarz, Clayspace 1205, Parsley Steinweiss, Ines Sun, Lawrence Swan, Kevin Tarasuk, Lorene Taurerewa, George Terry, Marjorie Van Cura, James Vanderberg, The Last Art Fair, Mary Westring, Brian Willmont, Reverse Space, Fulvia Zambon, Heliopolis.

Click here for a full information on Northside ARTS


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New York’s Nuit Blanche Redux : Industrial Buildings Brought to Light

Still way off the beaten path, and captivatingly so, New York’s 2nd annual Nuit Blanche overcame difficult weather and logistical hurdles to blind a few thousand revelers with brilliance and interactivity in this waterfront industrial neighborhood facing Manhattan. This festival of ingenius light is inspired by those sharing it’s name in cities like Paris and Toronto, but the D.I.Y. ethos that permeated Brooklyn during the 2000s in neighborhoods like this keeps the corporate chill at bay.

brooklyn-street-art-jaime-rojo-bring-to-light-nuit-blanche-new-york-10-2011-web-1Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Performance, poetry, projections; the description does no justice to the ingenuity of spectacular pieces like Chris Jordan’s timelapse of Hurricane Irene hitting Manhattan projected inside a cloud named Bob that is designed by Columbia architecture students. Only in person, on the street, and in the cold October air can you be suitably shocked by the sight of yourself crawling up a factory building with a hundred others going at different rates. “Asalto”, by Daniel Canogar does just that; a public participation piece where you can crawl across a stage being recorded by a camera overhead and a few seconds later see yourself climbing to the top of this abandoned factory, progressive participants looping and layering as the evening advances.

The Manhattan art crowd may have been lured by the new ferry service and the promise of the occasional marquee name (Serra, Wodiczko), but it’s the unposing open quality of this curated installation of light that still feels promisingly ad hoc. While you’re discovering and rooting for it to succeed, you hope it retains the radiant wit as it grows. Glows


Richard Serra, 1968. “Hand Catching Lead” (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Marcos Zotes-Lopez (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Daniel Canogar (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Daniel Canogar (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Chakaia Booker (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Alex Villar (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Amanda Long (photo © Jaime Rojo)


POEMobile (photo © Jaime Rojo)


POEMobile (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Chika Lijima (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Chris Jordan, Shai Fuller, Jocelyn Oppenheim, Jacob Segal and Brycia Suite. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jeff Desom take on Rear Window (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Nathan Kensinger description of lost interiors consumed by fire.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Organelle Design and Elliot-Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Krzysztof Wodiczko (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Diller Scofidio (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sean McIntyre and Reid Bingham (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Ugly Art Room (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Valeska Soares (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Elisabeth Smolarz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This article was previously posted on The Huffington Post.

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