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.
ART BATTLES POPUP GALLERY NYC
Thursday January 12th - Saturday Jan. 14th, 2012
6pm - Midnight Daily
ArtBattles returns to New York after a tour through France and Spain with the ArtBattles Pop Up Gallery NYC. The gallery is open for free to the public for a limited time from Thursday, January 12th through Saturday, January 14th and located at 159 Bleecker St. in the West Village.
This exhibition of one of a kind originals will feature a live and silent auction starting at exclusive pricing that can only be found at the ArtBattles Popup Gallery. ArtBattles will not only showcase large-scale works created by rising stars and painters from the US, France, and Spain, but also Live Art and a video installation. Art enthusiasts will be able to learn about the artists’ process, history and style. This unique collection of work represents a range of painting from fine art to street art that will be showcased in a floor to ceiling exhibition of epic scale.
"We are excited to bring back a collection of work that accurately reflects the unique artistic cultures found all over Europe and the US. These pieces, which were made in a series of battles over a course of 6 months, show the dynamism of live art today. It's fresh, it's frenetic, it's liberating," said Sean Bono, founder of ArtBattles.
ArtBattles Pop Up Gallery brings famed European artists to the New York stage. All featured works were painted live, on stage, in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of viewers. ArtBattles curated all 300 pieces from the most innovative artists who participated in these international, competitive, creative presentations in 2010 & 2011. All pieces are available for sale on site and can also be found in the ArtBattles Gallery.
US: Andre Trenier, Max (Mega 330) Bode, Zito, Don Rimx, Max Neutra, Michael Pukac, Beast, Ben Angotti, Sean Bono, Lexi Bella, Marthalicia Mattarita, Dirty Duke, Yatika Starr Fields, Kevin Ragnott, Gia Gutierrez, Erin Cadigan, Gregory Siff.
Spain: El Niño de Las Pinturas, Kram, Japon, 3TTMan, Paria,Daniel Thomas, Pichi & Avo, Sakristan.
France: Deuz, MattB, Kouka, Shane, Skio, Titi from Paris, Michael Beerens, Monsta, Move.
Artist canvas will be supplied by Frederix for Live Art each day of the Art Battles Pop Up Gallery. Exhibition space has been provided by PopUpSpaceNY.
ABOUT ART BATTLES
ArtBattles was created as a reaction to the growing Graffiti culture of the 1990s and early 2000s colliding with Fine Art School sensibilities and taste for healthy competition to perpetuate an artist’s talent and reputation. This has grown to be a study of artist’s relationship to viewer and the “Contest Consciousness” of pop culture today.
For further information regarding Art Battles and the Art Battles Pop Up Gallery NYC,please contact Sean Bono at firstname.lastname@example.org.
_It’s that time of year again, Pop Up Flea time. Come December 2nd, 3rd and 4th we will be holding the fourth edition of our menswear market of desirable new and vintage goods — and all are welcome. We’re excited to release the brand line-up soon, but until them know that we are going to have a lot of the great folks from previous PUFs, and a bunch of great new labels. This could be dangerous — hide your kids, hide your wallet, hide your wife.
159 Bleecker Street, NYC
December 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
Flight Lab 159