URBAN FARM ON STATEN ISLAND SPARKS FOOD SCENE

              Jonathan Wilson is the manager of the Heritage Farm at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Located on Staten Island’s north shore, the two-and-a-half acre farm, now in its fifth season, uses sustainable methods to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs for food banks and Michelin-starred restaurants [...]

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DIANE ARBUS: IN THE BEGINNING

                                     Featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71), focusing on the first [...]

THE FRANKFURT KITCHEN

"The New Dwelling sets for its occupants the task of rethinking everything afresh, organizing a new lifestyle, and of winning freedom from the irrelevant clutter of outmoded habits of thought and old-fashioned equipment" – Franz Schuster, Das neue Frankfurt (The New Frankfurt), 1927 The New Frankfurt       War and inflation precipitated a housing crisis in [...]

HISTORY OF CUTLERY

Of Knives and Forks Reprinted by State of the Arts NYC Originally printed OCTOBER 26, 2012 By Stephanie Butler Chances are you only really think about eating utensils when you forget to pack them in your picnic basket. How can you possibly dole out the potato salad or slice into that wedge of Brie without [...]

LET’S GET PEOPLE BACK IN THE KITCHEN

          Taste Talks showcases the culinary cutting edge for a food-obsessed generation, through symposiums, workshops, tours and discussions. Experts in dozens of related fields come together to digest and expound the latest trends in food and drink - in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is at the center of a massive new food movement. From urban farmers, to food [...]

ASHOK JAIN GALLERY PRESENTS JAPANESE SUMMER ART SHOW

SAKIKO TOYAMA   MACHIKO KOIKE The group exhibition, “New Arts Prospect from Japan III 2016”, is in its third year presenting emerging and well-known artists from Japan, curated by Sai Morikawa. Ashok Jain Gallery has been holding this exhibition series with the purpose of introducing Japanese artists to New York City art scene.  Artists included: Eri [...]

A STITCH IN TIME: GHOST VARIATIONS INSTALLATION AT C.G. BOERNER GALLERY

The Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra (b. 1968) and Neraldo de la Paz (b. 1955) have been working collaboratively under the name Guerra de la Paz since 1996. Guerra de la Paz (GdlP) is a collaboration between Miami-based, Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Over the past two decades, GdlP has transformed the [...]

NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Goldin’s Ballad is itself a kind of downtown opera; its protagonists—including the artist herself—are captured in intimate moments of love and loss. They experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children [...]

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

"Totally Off Broadway—And Brilliant" The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is America’s largest theatre arts festival. Each August, FringeNYC hosts over 200 shows with emerging artists from all over the world. In the course of 16 days, the independent theatre festival airs over 1,100 multi arts performances ranging from puppetry to musicals and more in 16 venues. [...]

PENETRATING THE ENIGMA WE CALL NEW YORK CITY

     Guests on our recent broadcast shared interesting facts, histories and perspectives about our great City.      We had Edna Nahson who shared the Yiddish Theater scene that lasted for decades. And we had Nathan Kensinger who takes photos and creates installations about Brooklyn's Waterfront.      Justin Garrett Moore is the new [...]