Art Basel and the Armory Show have always had their share of satellite fairs, but they haven’t really sprouted up around Bushwick Open Studios. Until now.
Kate Bryan, who worked at Sotheby’s auction house before becoming Andrea Rosen’s assistant, and Kibum Kim, a Bushwick resident who teaches at the Sotheby’s Institute and practices art law, are planning to stage an unaffiliated show on the weekend of Bushwick Open Studios. They’re calling it NEWD.
Bryan said the idea is to “organize a show around the voices of intrepid and emerging artists” while capitalizing on all the foot traffic BOS gets. They plan to bring 8 to 10 projects – from art collectives, artist-run galleries, and non-profits – to a 700,000 square-foot Ingraham Street warehouse know as The 1896 (sight of Beyonce videos and roller jams). So far, confirmed participants include the Bushwick-based Regina Rex collective, Signal Gallery (also based in the neighborhood) and a Carroll Gardens non-profit, Residency Unlimited.
There will also be presentations from art book publishers and panel discussions about art-centric issues like resell royalty agreements, one of Kim’s areas of expertise.
Look for NEWD May 31 to June 1.