NEWD Art Show in Bushwick
By PAUL LASTER, JUNE, 2014
Coinciding with Bushwick Open Studios, the NEWD Art Show kicked off its inaugural edition in a 7,000 square foot warehouse on Johnson Avenue with a preview party catered by local hotspot Roberta’s. A mix of Brooklyn artist collectives, project spaces, nonprofits, and artist-run and commercial galleries offered work in a variety of media by emerging artists.
"Our aim is to bring a new audience to Bushwick to see a dynamic community of artists and gallerists that we haven't seen since SoHo in the 80s," said NEWD co-organizer Kibum Kim.
Exhibitors included American Medium, COED Contemporáneo, Law Office, Marina T. Schindler, Rawson Projects, Regina Rex, Residency Unlimited, Sardine, Signal, Theodore: Art, and Season. Artist Pension Trust also presented an extension of its online exhibition We’ve All Got Issues: Video Art from the APT Collection, featuring 16 videos by an international roster of member artists, including Kalup Linzy, who performed at the preview.
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.
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