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Brooklyn Utopias: IN TRANSITION opening reception and performance

Sep 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion brings together 19 artists and arts groups responding to differing visions of ideal urban transportation systems, or proposing their own, through the case study of Brooklyn and New York City. Exhibiting artists are tackling issues like transit fare hikes, traffic congestion, the presence of “transportation deserts” in underserved neighborhoods, and the adaptation of transit to a city of rising sea levels. Some participating artists take inspiration from Brooklyn’s existing transportation landscape; while some ask the questions, through exaggeratedly Utopian and Dystopian transportation proposals, “Who gets to make decisions about the future of transit?” And “How can artists help?”

For her opening performance, “Let’s Take a Walk,”artist Marie Christine Katz will conduct a group walk with tweeted directions, a drummer, a town crier and a Tweet Master. Katz will interject historical fact and stories told during knitting sessions held in Washington Park the week prior to the opening: look for the artist knitting in Washington Park Sept. 12 -13 from 3 to 5pm, and Sept. 14-15 from 4 to 6 pm.

Exhibition dates: September 17, 2013-January 12, 2014
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-9pm
*VIP curator preview for Kickstarter backers of $10 and up: 6pm* – become a backer at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/733167386/brooklyn-utopias-in-transition
Special

Opening performance “Let’s Take a Walk” by Marie Christine Katz, 6:30-7pm

Project Director and Curator: Katherine Gressel

Artist Selection Committee: Katherine Gressel, Curator, Brooklyn Utopias; Noah Budnick, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives; Emily Colasacco, Urban Art Program Manager, New York City Department of Transportation; Kim Maier, Executive Director, Old Stone House.

Exhibiting Artists:  Dara Alter, Bicycle Utopia with Nick Normal, Marco Antonio Castro, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Heejung Cho, Molly Dilworth, Rebecca Hackemann, Samuel Holleran, Martin McCormack, Simonetta Moro, Nancy Nowacek, Carlo Sampietro, Nicole Schulman,  Maureen Shea, Petra Valentova, Jason Varone, Emily Weiskopf, Ezra Wube
With events and workshops by: Center for Urban Pedagogy, Marie Christine Katz, Transportation Alternatives, and others TBA

Visit our project blog for more information: http://brooklynutopias.wordpress.com

For her opening performance, “Let’s Take a Walk,”artist Marie Christine Katz will conduct a group walk with tweeted directions, a drummer, a town crier and a Tweet Master. Katz will interject historical fact and stories told during knitting sessions held in Washington Park the week prior to the opening: look for the artist knitting in Washington Park Sept. 12 -13 from 3 to 5pm, and Sept. 14-15 from 4 to 6 pm.

Details

Date:
Sep 17, 2013
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Brooklyn Utopias
Phone:
917-684-2109
Email:
Website:
http://brooklynutopias.wordpress.com

Venue

The Old Stone House
336 Third Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
Phone:
718-768-3195