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 [...]

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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 [...]

QUEENS NIGHT MARKET

       The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. When: Saturdays, 6PM-Midnight, starting on April 23rd until August 20th Where: New York [...]

A SPAN OF YIDDISH THEATER IN NYC

        New York’s Yiddish Theater tells the uniquely American and quintessentially New York story of the overcrowded and tenement filled Lower East Side’s evolution as an incubator of cultural activity that gave rise to a theater district rivaling Broadway itself. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey spanning over a century – from [...]

URBAN DESIGN HAS A NEW ADVOCATE

     Justin Garrett Moore (Image via ioby.org) Originally printed from The Architects Newspaper by AUDREY WACHS (@GRIDWACHS) • April 14, 2016 Justin Garrett Moore, senior urban designer at the Department of City Planning, is the new Executive Director of the Public Design Commission (PDC). The PDC is an overseer of design in the public realm: The commission [...]