Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Samantha Katz of REPUBLIC Worldwide is heading to Art Basel Miami Beach today, to bring you updates on the world famous art fairs.
Attending for the second year, Samantha, as SUSHISAMBA's acting Art Director will be working on Graffiti Gone Global, presented by SUSHISAMBA. Taking place December 4-6th, 2009 during Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists. This groundbreaking exhibition, set to take place in a 4,000 square foot venue in the Midtown Arts District, will be the largest of its kind in Miami. The opening VIP preview will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 7 PM to 9 PM at 3252 NE 1st Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33127.
Exhibiting artists include: 131 Projects (Argentina), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Armogedon 2057 (Armenia), Billi Kid (Colombia), Crome (Miami), Cycle (NYC), David Cooper (NYC), Doze Green (NYC), Ewok One 5MH (NYC), Flip (Brazil), Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC), Jana Joana (Brazil), Lady Pink (Ecuador), Nina (Brazil), Shiro (Japan), Smael (Brazil), Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico), Suiko (Japan) and Vitché (Brazil).
Reaching beyond the typical white walls of an art fair, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned Miami-based architect HOX (Douglas Hoekzema) to design a sprawling, Brazilian-inspired favela structure for Graffiti Gone Global. HOX’s exhibition design consists of interlocking components of wood and steel that may be detached and sold as separate units, some of which will bear a signature graffiti piece. In addition, custom furniture designed by the several of the participating artists will be available for purchase.
In addition to producing and underwriting previous exhibitions such as GINZATROPICALIA, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned site-specific street art in SUSHISAMBA restaurants throughout the country. The recently opened Sugarcane Lounge in Las Vegas, NV features work from Graffiti Gone Global’s Brazilian artist “FLIP” Felipe Yung.
Bringing art to SUSHISAMBA is something that is a natural evolution in our whole concept and experience. We would only call upon the best talent to execute a dream that was sparked with the inception of Art Basel.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
words by BBG, (Brooklyn Vegan) photos by Sam Marble
Cave In, Narrows, and Trap Them completed a short tour of the east coast as part of Cave In's first trek in close to four years. The band was also touring off of Planets of Old, which dropped earlier this year in limited vinyl, and will be released on CD with an accompanying DVD in the new year. Culled from their first reunion show in Boston, the DVD features live footage of the entire show. Dig on a taste of that here.
The show also marked the first East Coast date for supergroup Narrows, which features Dave Verellen of Botch, as well as members of Unbroken, Some Girls (which featured Wes Eisold of Cold Cave), and many others. For Trap Them, it was their first NYC show since pummeling NYC with Napalm Death, Coliseum, Kataklysm and Toxic Holocaust.
More pics from the Brooklyn show below...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you..." Is it too early for some Holiday Cheer? I must say I am a fan of a good holiday song. If you're not ready for the sleigh ride, you should be ready for a Subway ride into DUMBO and a visit to the Farmani Gallery. There is so much to see and do.
Before you enjoy some turkey and stuffing, visit us for the final days of "New York Visions 1940's-50's," a joint exhibition of Photo League photographers, Fred Stein & Erika Stone, which ends this Sunday. Or you can hop on and off the art bus for Brooklyn's smART gallery hop. Lastly, ring in the New Year with our final show of 2009, "Let's Get Lost" photography by Jim McHugh.
The crowds have deemed New York Visions 1940's-50'sone of our most charming shows. Both Stein and Stonecapture New York at its element. From the Bowery Beautiesto the quintessential views of Harlem, Central Park and theBrooklyn Bridge, these iconic images stand the test of time.
For anyone who appreciates vintage New York imagery, this is a perfect way to add original prints to your art collection or perhaps consider giving one as a gift. Each print is black and white and printed on archival museum quality paper. A mix of vintage and modern prints are available, all signed and editioned on the verso. Prices begin at $400.
The show ends at 6PM Sunday, November 22, but we will continue to hold some of the prints at the gallery through the end of the year. For more information or to get jpegs of the work please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art blogs are a-buzz over the second year of Brooklyn'ssmART gallery hop happening this weekend.
We will be participating by opening the gallery on a Sunday from 1-6PM with the rest of the wonderful art spaces at 111 Fronts St. and in the DUMBO neighborhood. We provide light beverages and fantastic and affordable art.
Bring your artistic sensibility and your holiday spirit, this will be the place to get all your holiday shopping done!
Jim McHugh is our final photographer for 2009! Opening on Thursday, December 03, 2009 with an evening reception from 6-8:30PM, for his series"Let's Get Lost," an homage to Los Angeles and the photographer’s grandfather Jimmy McHugh the legendary songwriter who wrote the melody for this evocative, timeless standard of the same title. Jimmy McHugh also wrote “I’m in the Mood for Love,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and many other songs from the Great American Songbook. Jim McHugh photographs the Los Angeles of that era.
McHugh's exhibit will feature selections from his vast portfolio of iconic architecture and landscapes of Los Angeles. McHugh's artistic vision captures a noir-like sensibility, using his eye through the camera lens to give the audience a unique way of looking at these old standards among the "city of angels."
McHugh has shown in the United States and Internationally, most recently in Paris, with his exhibit "L.A. Skies." Much has been written about McHugh's photography. Barbara Isenberg, author of "Conversations with Frank Gehry" wrote, "Jim McHugh captures a Los Angeles in a simpler time. He evokes in these luminous, elegant photographs the Los Angeles of our memories."
Of "L.A. Skies," Joseph Giovanni, writer of Art and Architecture for the New York Timeswrites, "McHugh specializes in the city hiding in plain sight. His establishing shots are the Art Deco pre-WW II buildings of L.A. - Collectively this group of images creates an armature of elegance that was once perhaps the rule but now escapes our modern consciousness."
Jim McHugh will be at attendance for the opening and he will also be available on Saturday, December 05, from 1-6PM at the gallery for "Artists Open Forum" to answer questions and discuss his work.
For information on any exhibits or events in the newsletter, please contact the Farmani Gallery email@example.com or call 718-578-4478 or visitwww.farmanigallery.com.
The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY in the DUMBO neighborhood between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat.: 1 – 6PM. Information: www.farmanigallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org or ph# 718-578-4478
It was a remarkable night beginning with an interactive gallery hour featuring work by Edward Hopely, Jason K Tallon, Brian Van Remmen and a journal by Robert Snyderman that documented his journey across America.
Once in full swing, the evening transitioned into one uniquely memorable reading after the other by poets Aldrin Valdez, Khephran Riddick, Peter Ford, Davey Vacek, Katie Przybylski, Lonely Christopher, Robert Snyderman, Marissa Forbes, Brian Van Remmen, and Jason K Tallon.
REPUBLIC wants to thank all of the readers and participants, especially the jazz group Me & Him and DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen for keeping the good vibes rolling on late into the night.
We also want to thank the READ foundation and Bar On A for their time and efforts.
Way Of The Word anthology Vol.1 Edition 1, which includes work by the poets from the event along with many others from around the nation is still available for purchase.
To purchase limited edition copies of Way Of The Word Vol.1 Edition 1 please contact Marissa Forbes at email@example.com or call 443. 528. 6761 for more information. The anthology will also be available soon at www.republicworldwide.com.
Thanks again and stay tuned for upcoming events and future REPUBLIC projects or leave comments and questions by adding yourself to our mailing list. Simply write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Save The Date! Wednesday November 11, 2009
REPUBLIC Worldwide Presents:
WAY OF THE WORD
It is in the spirit of language arts that on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 REPUBLIC presents the first installment of its recurring “Way of the Word” program at Bar On A, 170 Avenue A (between 10th and 11th) in Manhattan.
WAY OF THE WORD is a unique evening of art, poetry, performance and music by emerging artists in the New York poetry world.
Visual Poets include: Edward Hopely, Brian VanRemmen and more
Slam poets: Khephran Riddick and Aldrin Valdez
Traditional poets: Davey Vacek, Katie Przybylski, Marissa Forbes, Peter Ford, and three founding members of a Brooklyn based poetry group called The Corresponding Society—Lonely Christopher, Robert Snyderman, and Jason Tallon.
Musical performance by Me & Him
Doors open at 7pm with a visual and interactive gallery hour for the artists, poets, and guests before the readings begin at 8pm.
Drink specials from 7 to 9pm provided by Bar On A
A short event anthology, featuring poets from the show and around the nation will be available for purchase online and at the door.
Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Reading Excellence and Discovery(READ), a foundation that promotes literacy by pairing qualified high school tutors with elementary students who demonstrate below grade level reading skills.
For more information about “Way of the Word,” R.E.A.D. or REPUBLIC please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org / call 443. 528. 6761 or 917. 478. 7513