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Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009” is a current exhibition at the “AINY Center for Architecture” that focuses on the evolution of modern architecture within historic areas of New York City. It’s supposed to be amazing and I can’t wait to go see it!

Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009

Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009

 

AIANY Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, SoHo.

For more info click here.

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It’s fun, it’s free and it’s… upstate?! For all of you who live in Westchester (or even in Fairfield) County who can’t make it to the events we post about going on in BROOKLYN and NYC you should def check out “First Wednesdays” at the Nueberger Museum of Art, located on the SUNY Purchase campus! This Wednesday is the starting event for the monthly event the museum holds for students by students. There’s free fish and chips (my guess would be to corilate their current exhibit on English culture) and lots of fun! Activities include sharing music and a screening of “48- Up,” a film by Michael Apted. The Nueberger also has an AMAZING exhibit currently called “BRITISH SUBJECTS: IDENTITY AND SELF- FASHIONING 1967- 2009″ who’s opening reception was attended by CHUCK CLOSE (I got a chance to meet him… awesome!) Check out the flier for Wednesday’s event below:

 

Flier for the first "First Wednesdays" at the Nueberger Museum of Art. Located on the SUNY Purchase college campus.

Flier for the first "First Wednesdays" at the Nueberger Museum of Art. Located on the SUNY Purchase college campus.

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It may be considered old news in today’s art world, but the “We the Free” girls still can’t get over Benjamin Verdonck’s “The Great Swallow” which consisted of a man, an egg… and a giant nest.  This installation by Verdonck is by far one of the most extreme and impressive artistic endeavors I’ve ever seen completed to date. Take a look at these photos and video from the “The Great Swallow” which was installed on the side of the Rotterdam Weena Tower in Rotterdam on May 16th- 22nd, 2008. Oh the crazy/ beautiful things people do!

"Nest Rotterdam" installation for Benjamin Verdonck's "The Great Swallow."

"Nest Rotterdam" installation for Benjamin Verdonck's "The Great Swallow."

 

Benjamin Verdonck as "The Great Swallow" in a nest he built on the side of a building in Rotterdam.

Benjamin Verdonck as "The Great Swallow" in a nest he built on the side of a building in Rotterdam.

 

Areal view of the nest Benjamin Verdonck built on the window of a building for his performance piece "The Great Swallow."

Areal view of the nest Benjamin Verdonck built on the window of a building for his performance piece "The Great Swallow."

 

Artist Benjamin Verdonck suspended himself from the nest he built for "The Great Swallow" which gave him the illusion of taking flight.

Artist Benjamin Verdonck suspended himself from the nest he built for "The Great Swallow" which gave him the illusion of taking flight.

 

Faraway view of the "Nest Rotterdam" from May 2008. It was built out of several odd materials like sticks.

Faraway view of the "Nest Rotterdam" from May 2008. It was built out of several odd materials like sticks.

 

To check out Benjamin’s Verdonck’s website soley dedicated to the experience of “The Great Swallow” project check out his website.

In the meantime watch footage taken of his performance below!

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Keep NYC Art Alive this weekend by attending the NYC Book Art Fair at PS1. The fair holds over 200 publications of independent magazines and books. Here at “We the Free,” we are most excited about PINUP’s stand as well as the Brooklyn- based publications Kingsboro Press and Decathlon.  “Decathalon” is actually a series of artist books that’s actually constructed from our Sales Associate, Chrissy’s favorite professors from PRATT! Check out pics from both the Kigsboro Press and Decathalon publications:

 

An image from the "Kingsboro Press" publication who has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Kingsboro Press" publication who has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Decathalon" publication who now has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Decathalon" publication who now has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

 

FAIR HOURS
Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am – 5pm

LOCATION
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

For more info on the PS1 “Book Art Fair” click here.

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Last Sunday on SMITH STREET the “Shop Art Gallery” held an event that focused on dogs… or the absence of. “Shop Art Gallery” handed out hundereds of leashes that were attatched to invisible dogs… The end result being a Sunday Smith Street being flooded with “Dog Walkers.” From the “We the Free” storefront we witnessed all sorts of crazy stunts which included people asking us if their “Dogs” were allowed in the store, two dog walkers having their dogs meet and people telling us their dogs names! Check out these photos we snapped of the “Shop Art Gallery’s” fiasco!

People waiting outside of the Shop Art Gallery to pick up their "Dogs."

People waiting outside of the Shop Art Gallery to pick up their "Dogs."

Shop Art Gallery's bin of dog leashes for use. Event was free last Sunday.

Shop Art Gallery's bin of dog leashes for use. Event was free last Sunday.

The inside of the "Shop Art Gallery." A gallery on Bergen Street that specilaizes in locat and affordable art!

The inside of the "Shop Art Gallery." A gallery on Bergen Street that specilaizes in locat and affordable art!

The outside of "Cocco Rocco," a Smith Street restaraunt. They put this sign outside of their door to join the "Shop Art Galleries'" festivities!

The outside of "Cocco Rocco," a Smith Street restaraunt. They put this sign outside of their door to join the "Shop Art Galleries'" festivities!

People signing up for their "Dog Walk" at the "Shop Art Gallery" on Bergen Street, Brooklyn on Sunday.

People signing up for their "Dog Walk" at the "Shop Art Gallery" on Bergen Street, Brooklyn on Sunday.

The “Shop Art Gallery” is located on 51 Bergen Street (near Smith) and it focuses on affordable local art! By clicking on their website you can see what artists they currently feature and upcoming events.

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Yesterday’s New York Times had a brief article about an upcoming exhibit we are all excited to see! Clayton Patterson, a longtime resident of the Lower East Side is exhibiting his photographs of documentation of his neighborhood that he’s snapped in the past 5 years. The exhibit is called “Clayton Patterson: L.E.S. Captured.” According to the NY Times Patterson considers his work historic documentation despite the fact that his photos are not more than 25 years old because of the rapid change in the neighborhood. It is no secret that the “Lower East Side,” while still vivacious and happening, is not the same as it was just a decade ago. Rents have been raised, graffiti has been removed, and new people have moved in. From what I imagine, the “Lower East Side” that Patterson has been able to capture is very similar to parts of Brooklyn right now, like Bushwick. I’ll be great to see the original neighborhood from Clayton Patterson’s photographs, how its evolved, and think of what may become of Brooklyn!

Check out the New York Times article here

Clayton Patterson: L.E.S. Captured” is now on view at ALIFE  PRESENTS (a gallery for select artists and brands on Rivington). 

ALIFE PRESENTS is located on 158 Rivington Street, Lower East Side, New York

Click here for their website!

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This exhibit is out of this world! Just like most of America, I hadn’t heard the name “Isabel Toledo” until Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses to the president’s inaguaration, but after seeing this exhibit I can say I’m a die hard fan. The Museum at FIT has also done an exceptional job of curating this exhibit by showing the actual shapes of the patterns next to each completed dress. They also divided her designs up in different sections of “Organic Geometry,” “Shadow,” “Suspension,” “Liquid Architecture,” “Shape,” “Manipulated Surfaces” and “Origami.” Here are some pictures of my favorite pieces from the exhibit:

 

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

 

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

"Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out" exhibit at the Museum at FIT now thru September 26th.

You can visit the Museum at FIT located on 27th st and 7th Avenue

Open Tues- Fri noon- 8 PM

Saturday 10 am- 5 pm

The exhibit is now until September 26th

OR you can visit online at http://www3.fitnyc.edu/museum/Isabel_toledo/

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