There wasn’t all that much information about this year’s Bushwick Open Studios on the Arts in Bushwick website until the end of the week, so it was hard to know what was most exciting to check out. That allowed me to meander around, but I couldn’t help feeling some FOMO knowing I’d only see a fraction of the 200 participating art studios.
I had seen some photos on Instagram of what seemed like large illuminated jellyfish; once I tracked down Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe,” it was one of my favorite pieces of the weekend. Julie Gratz’s augmented reality prints also blew my mind: If you downloaded a free app and held your phone in front of her beautiful prints, they became a fully animated piece complete with sound. The future of art is here and it’s on our phones as well as on the wall.
In addition to all the art, House of Yes hosted a block party outside with a Polaroid photo booth, arts and crafts vendors, and more. Click through the slideshow to see all the highlights.