Art Fair City


Hot damn is there a lot of art to see this weekend. For us, Verge: Art Brooklyn in Dumbo is the most noteworthy addition to the packed slate of art fairs in town. Aside from tonight’s opening night party at Galapagos the fair is completely free, and one of its featured shows is “Brooklyn Art Now,” curated by Loren Munk/James Kalm of the popular James Kalm Report. His survey promises to be a great overview of local artists and art spaces like Peter Feigenbaum, who had a hit show, “Trainset Ghetto” at Open Source last year. In North Brooklyn, SITE Fest returns to Bushwick with an opening party on Friday at 8 pm headlined by other-worldly rockers Not Blood Paint at Brooklyn Fireproof, followed by two days of performance art, music and dance at hubs like 3rd Ward, where you can watch a chess match with pieces made of ice and naked juicers squeezing hundreds of oranges. Saturday, the Williamsburg Gallery Association presents a “Border-Crossing” themed night, starting literally with shuttle busses from the Armory Show and Pulse to the ‘Burg between 5 and 8pm, where you can catch late-night shows at member galleries, followed by after parties at Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room and the Post Office Bar at 188 Havemeyer. You’ll find local artists in the Manhattan art fairs, too. At SCOPE, Arts in Bushwick collaborator Chloë Bass and Listings Project editor Stephanie Diamond will be among the Brooklyn artists in their Us Vs. Us program of performance, complete with an international dance battle, meditation classes, a live frat party and presentations on self analysis and representation in the digital age (scroll for details). Fun stuff.

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