During next week’s Bushwick Open Studios, the brand new NEWD Art Show will debut with eight Brooklyn-based exhibitors. NEWD aims to be a “counterpoint to the existing art fair model” and with just eight participants, the intimate scale will certainly work toward fulfilling that goal. Running from May 29 to June 1, the fair will take place at the 1896, a studio complex near the Jefferson stop on the L.
Exhibitors include Bedford-Stuy gallery American Medium, independent curator Marina T. Schindler, Greenpoint gallery Rawson Projects, Bushwick artist collective Regina Rex, Carroll Gardens non-profit Residency Unlimited, and Bushwick galleries Sardine, Signal, and Theodore:Art. Additionally, the Artist Pension Trust will present 16 video works by its members.
NEWD has also organized a series of talks that address issues faced by emerging artists on topics like blockbuster shows and gentrification. The fair’s ticketed private preview on Thursday, May 29 will feature a performance by Kalup Linzy and catering by Roberta’s.
— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)
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