A day after Brooklyn protesters marked the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, Art in Odd Places has announced that signs like the one above are coming to 14th Street. The “Black Lives Matter Street Signs” will be part of the annual public art festival, which this year will bring 40 artists back to reprise versions of their previously featured work. Among the returning pieces are Leah Harper’s compliment vending machine and Tim Thyzel’s “tumbleweed” made from some 50 umbrellas.
art in odd places
Yesterday around lunch time, four women stood at the intersection of 14th Street and First Avenue, scanning the crowd and timidly making eye contact with the occasional passerby. Their white t-shirts read: “Slow dance with me.”
Greenpoint Open Studios
Oct. 3-5, various locations in Greenpoint
Greenpoint’s yearly studio crawl hasn’t quite reached the frenzy of its Bushwick counterpart, but it’s growing. This year, after the Oct. 3 opening party at Dirck the Norseman, 265 artists will open their studio doors to show off their painting, jewelry, ceramics, video art, photography, sculpture, and more. More →
The installation of Chris Burden’s on the facade of the New Museum isn’t the only bit of public art livening up in the neighborhood. Two of the East Village’s beloved culture carnivals are back, starting with the FAB! Festival tomorrow.