The FAILE tower has been assembled under the forty-foot tall ceiling of this luscious alter to New York’s cultural dominance.
Tag: Street Art
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.
Take the L train to Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick where Brooklyn The Borough is media sponsoring a new ongoing event series by our good friends Partners In Crime at The Lab.
We first introduced you to Iztiar Barrio in December 2009 when she placed a billboard atop a building at the corner of Fulton and Nostrand in Bed-Stuy proclaiming it the new paradise. On Friday September 30, Ms. Barrio will take on another public art project called The Blue Wall Project, this time tapping into the impermanence of the city in – where else? – Williamsburg.
According to Laurie Cumbo, founder and director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts in Fort Greene, gentrification is our 800 pound gorilla in the room. In their new exhibit, “The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks” it is her hope that the 22 participating artists will utilize the power of their voice to address it.