An opus on the state of Bushwick in 2016.
Category: Visual Art
The Subjective Objective is a cultural media project that aims to engage artists everywhere to build organic digital media spaces for free self expression unmediated by advertisers. This is the first article in a series based on a solo session I hosted at SXSW 2014 called The Subjective Objective: Building Maker Media.
‘Tis the season to start planning for Burning Man as registration opens to prance on the desert playa this August. Read the transcript of what Electronic Frontier Foundation founder John Perry Barlow and Burning Man founder Larry Harvey had to say at the 2013 gathering on the past, present and future of making Black Rock City their home.
I’m just going to say it. What happened at 3rd Ward is a symptom of the capitalist corporate structure’s imposition upon the creative arts economy in Brooklyn over the last decade and change. My perch is unique in this arts economy – which includes entrepreneurial journalistic endeavors such as this site, which I own independently – as sites like mine have all popped up to cover what we see before us, but not all have remained completely advertiser free.
“I think a lot,” laughed the artist Itziar Barrio, stationed at the desk in her…
The FAILE tower has been assembled under the forty-foot tall ceiling of this luscious alter to New York’s cultural dominance.
I spent the majority of my evening last Monday surveying the crowd at Lincoln Center’s preview of Les Ballets de FAILE for anyone who looked like a possible graffiti artist.
Local photographer and artist Ryan James MacFarland is preparing for his next show, but was among the first to attend the Shandaken Project residency in upstate New York aimed at creating “a space where experimentation, process, and research are privileged as ends in and of themselves.”
Juxtaposed against the early artists of the Hudson Valley style, whose creative re-creation of the manifest-destiny era American landscape lacked substance if not beauty, these modern artists toil in the devastating industrial quandaries of our society.
Ultra Violet and Taylor Mead were in Andy Warhol’s inner circle and speak about him in a new documentary Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, screening at at Site/109 in Manhattan.