THE CHEESES OF FRANCE
Check-in with us on May 19 for a
tasty, twittering experience! We'll be serving up samples of yummy, artisanal cheeses and everyday American dishes with French flair... Prepared live byTop Chef
contestant Ash Fulk. It's all happening @ 159 Bleecker Street in NYC, from 11am - 7pm. Follow the conversation on Facebook
TOMORROW'S ART TODAY: THE THIRD ANNUAL VERGE ART FAIR NEW YORK
For its third year in NY, VERGE returns to Manhattan to present an international roster of galleries in a nearly ten thousand square foot ground-level facility at 159 Bleecker Street (site of this year's Brucennial) in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. Verge NYC runs concurrent with the inaugural Frieze NY, May 3-6, in the company of satellite fairs that have also grouped alongside the English fair transplant, including the inaugural NADA NY, Pulse and Red Dot. "This move back from last year's Brooklyn location is a clear benefit to exhibitors and to our visitors," says owner Michael Workman. "Given the recent shifts in the art fair market, it only makes sense that we would return to Manhattan; there's a strong environment for art investment, high traffic and great accessibility." Verge Art New York is proud to host a list of exhibitors that includes international and national galleries, and twenty artists for "Tomorrow Stars." Chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, "Tomorrow Stars" represents the brightest and best by artists from around the globe, as selected by Don't miss out on this opportunity to own the work of tomorrow's stars today!
GALLERY & PROJECTS EXHIBITORS
ANTIDOTE, Brooklyn, NY, and Chicago, IL, Good Stuff House, Chicago, IL, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL, Van Brabson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Peters Art Projects, Chicago, IL, Fine Art Consultancy, Tokyo and London, UK, VK Gallery, Amsterdam, NL, Elly Cho Projects, New York, NY, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos Projects, New York, NY, Justin Wood Projects, Staten Island, NY, MB & Associates, New York, NY, Bruce MacDonald Projects, Burlington, VT and others.
Sri Prabha, "Coalescing Galaxies 2," Miami, FL, Justin Wood, "Structures of Time," Staten Island, NY, Dellamarie Parilli, "Untitled," Chicago, IL, Mitya Nesterov, "From the series Hiroshima/Ryazan," Moscow, Russia, Garry Grant, "When Society See The Final Rainbow ," Brooklyn, NY, Matt Frieburghaus, "Swarm," Cold Spring, NY, Mariestella Colon Astacio, "It's time to look up," Marietta, GA, Nu Ryu, "kiss," Brooklyn, NY, Maria Victoria Peralta, "03" New York, NY, Eric Lindveit, "Parade Shield #27 Scarred," Brooklyn, NY, Erin Chlaghmo, "American History Caught with its Pants Down," Chicago, IL, Aveli, "Lost In a Crowd," New Jersey, NY, Cynthia Mason, "The grind shines bright in your eyes," St. Petersburg, FL, Chin Chih Yang, "Building a future human (Bodies)," Astoria, NY, Ridvan Aliti, "Cycle Violin 1" Tetovoi, AK, Gregory Jiritano, "Sunland Fractal Squint" Brooklyn, NY, Marina Reiter, "Joy" Brooklyn, NY, Margaret Roleke, "White Men" Redding, CT, Mu Pan, "Long March" Brooklyn, NY, Jackie Mock, "Soil Samples From Every State in the United States Collected via Craigslist" New York, NY, Len Bellinger, "ttm.bqe" College Point, NY
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Since the recent launch of PopUpSpaceNY
at 159 Bleeckerstreet in September by Matt Khatamov from KVNY, this event place has hosted a few major events that shook Greenwich Village. Among those are Brisk Bodega event, Fight Lab 159, Art Battles, and Brucennial that is currently running.Brisk Bodega was a pop up exhibit of Shady Records’ historic “artifacts”, including “claymated” Eminem puppet, artwork from Yelawolf’s tour bus, and custom art from ArtekNYC.
The Shady museum was opened to public on September 17, 11AM-5PM, after which Brisk Bodega held a special invitation-only event featuring live performance of Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse.
Fight Lab 159 was a 1-week pop-up display of the new Nike product – The Melo M8sneakers. Carmelo Anthony in association with Jordan Brand released this product after he joined New York Knicks. The whole space was occupied by a projection of the exploding basketball court with a huge screen installed in two semicircles in the middle, where the visitors could see a short film about Carmelo Anthony’s life on and off the basketball court.
ArtBattles was created as a reaction to the growing graffiti culture of 1990s and further grew into a contest of modern pop culture. This pop up event, hosted by PopUpSpaceNY
in January 2012 was a unique gallery that in epic scale showcased floor to ceiling 300 works of innovative and rising artists from US, France and Spain. All the exhibited works were painted live on stage in front of hundreds of people in the audience. All these works were available for sale through the auction.
The current event in PopUpSpaceNY is Brucennial, which will be there through April 20th. Brucennial is an enormous art exhibition created by The Bruce High Quality Foundation & Vito Schnabel. This exhibit challenges the famous Whitney Museum’s Biennial, the art event. PopUpSpaceNY walls are covered with works of 380 artists from ceiling to floor, as well as the 3 levels of mezzanine. Some of the large scale paintings that are presented on the barn-like walls are by such prominent artists as Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Kathryn Kerr, and David Sherry.
A few of many advantages of PopUpSpaceNY
are the size, large walls, mezzanines, and location. Many well-known artists in different fields have seen a great fit in PopUpSpaceNY, from art galleries to flea markets, so this venue space has a promising potential.
This Wednesday the artist collective the Bruce High Quality Foundation will stage “Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer.,” the next edition of the Brucennial, its sometimes-annual biennial, at 159 Bleecker Street. “Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer.” will feature 376 artists, up from the last edition’s 322. The full list is available below and new participants range from the very emerging to the super-established, with Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat making appearances, along with a few enlightened additions that fall somewhere in-between, like Richard Prince.
“The slogan of the Brucennial is about embracing maximalism for the sake of creating a giant, rambunctious community of artists,” the organization wrote in an email, its standard method of communication. “The show is really a celebration of people more than an exhibition.”
Though “Harderer. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer.” opens just one day before the Whitney Biennial, few comparisons should be made between the two events. Just for starters, participation in the Brucennial, which began in 2008, and then had editions in both 2009 and 2010, is guaranteed for all attendees of the organization’s free classes at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.
“The Brucennial happens every two years, or really, you know, whenever we feel like it, and it’s a moment of celebration of the history of the people—of the reason why the people exist, of the nature of the people,” reads a quote about the 2010 edition attributed on the BHQF website to Francesco Bonami.
This weekend, as part of the Brucennial, the organization will stage a musical titled Animal Farmthat envisions a fictional battle between the BHQFU and its trustees (chickens), who, like the real-life trustees of the Cooper Union, are considering charging tuition.
The complete list of participants is available below.
Basquiat, Jean-Michel & Warhol, Andy
Casper, Michael & Ewen-Campen, Ben
Frank, John Aaron
Gauld, John Gordon
The Glorious Way
Henkel, Calle & Pitegoff, Max
Hess, Clara Chapin
Hoffmeister Peter J
Horn, Rebecca Watson
Howard, Aliza Stone
Jones, Benjamin A.
Martirosian, Emil & Shoshensky, Nikita
Oakes, Ryan & Trevor
Roberts, Allison Sloan
Roesing, David Battle
Rosenblum, Theo & Seltzer, Chelsea
Sherry, David Benjamin
St. John, Michael
Whitney Barnes, Julia
Zhu, Ye Qin
“We expect a handful more before the opening,” the organization wrote in an email detailing the list, “but this should do. xo BHQF.” The show runs until April 20.
by: Dan Duray
curated by The Bruce High Quality and
Reception: February 29, 6-9pm
February 29 - April 20
159 Bleeker Street
New York, NY
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, in collaboration with the curator Vito Schnabel, presents the Brucennial 2012, which opened February 29 at www.popupspaceny.com
The enormous group exhibition, calledMiseducation, includes over 150 contemporary artists from all over the world and is a part of The Bruce High Quality Foundation's ongoing public arts program. The opening drew an extremely broad and excited crowd and commenced with live performances
Reception: February 29, 6-9pm
February 29 - April 20
159 Bleeker Street
New York, NY
Curated by The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Vito Schnabel
159 Bleeker St., NYC
February 29 - April 20, 2012
Opening: February 29th, 6-9pm
with credits to www.andrewgrahamstudio.com
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