By Katarina Hybenova
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Did you wake up this morning in panic looking at all the art opening invitations wondering How? When? So many? I personally did, but on the second thought I realized that there everything can be done with a proper planning. That’s why I prepared Weekend Art Map marking down the locations of all the Friday and Saturday art openings in Bushwick and Ridgewood. I hope that this Weekend Art Map will be a valuable tool when trying to locate and see all the art.
Here is also a small description of art happenings in the area. Good luck!
I am really excited for what is prepared for early Friday night in Ridgewood. The exhibition at Valentine commemorates a film made over 70 years ago on Cornelia Street in Ridgewood. In 2002 artists Jude Tallichet and Matt Freedman bought a building at Cornelia Street and turned it into a studio and living space. While exploring their new property and neighborhood, they discovered the half-degraded film, which documents the efforts of Rabbi Jacob Weiss to build a golem, a supernatural being made of animated clay, to protect his congregation from their anti- Semitic neighbors in the early 1940s.
On Friday, the long awaited and discussed inaugural exhibition of Luhring Augustine is being held in Bushwick. The “gorilla” of the art world originally claimed to had bought only a storage space in Bushwick. However, even Luhring Augustine couldn’t resist the growing hype of Bushwick and its Knickerbocker location will serve as an exhibition space as well. On Friday night, they will present The Illusion of Democracy, a solo exhibition of the American film and video artist Charles Atlas. I personally want to see it…
Openings at 56 Bogart St.
It is qiute convenient that the galleries located in the building at 56 Bogart coordinate their openings. You can go once, and see three and more exhibitions at the same time. This is what’s going on there on Friday night;
On Saturday, the art fun continues, and something is telling me you’ll make one more trip to Ridgewood…
The Parlour is a brand new gallery located at Bushwick Ave, and Group Show #1 is their very 1st exhibition. If you’re as curious as me, you’ll head there early, because Saturday will be really busy.
Microscope Gallery presents a series of events in connection with the 50th anniversary of Film-Makers’ Cooperative. On Saturday, a legendary filmmaker Ken Jacobs will present some of his early works; as well as and his recent anaglyph 3D video. The event is $6 (Ken Jacobs will be present at the screening).
One of our absolutely favorite new galleries in the area, Small Black Door, is having an opening of a hyper-colorful group show presenting some of the most hip artists in the area (Liz Atzberger, Joe Ballweg, Saira McLaren, Ziad Naccache, Douglas Einar Olsen, Jamie Powell and Eric Sall). A part of the night will belong to a collaborative performance by artists Lydia Ainsworth and Lara Gemmiti.
Legendary loft gallery of Paul D’Agostino will present another of its simposio exhibitions. Simposio means that artists not only show, but also give short talks about their art work.
You might be a little startled here. Fitness studio? Art show? Drawing? Music? And my answer is YES! Why? Because this is Bushwick…. Prepared by 950 Hart Gallery, I am positive the night will be fun! Expect a pop up art show from 950 Hart’s roster of artists, life drawing with exotic costumed models and live music. All until the sunrise, it seems 🙂
Thanks to Jason Andrew for this art map idea!