NEWD | The 1896
The inaugural edition of NEWD will bring together strong local curatorial voices –among them artist collectives, project spaces, nonprofits, and artist-run galleries–to share 7,000 sq ft of open warehouse space during Bushwick Open Studios.
A counterpoint to the existing art fair model, NEWD will feature diverse participants with ambitious, experimental programming. The event will also host talks addressing artist economics in today's art market. In addition, Raul Murão has been commissioned to create site-specific sculptures.
By championing grassroots, content-driven initiatives, NEWD aims to invigorate the fair model, according to fair directors Kate Bryan and Kibum Kim. "These participants are the people giving the best emerging artists of today their first shows," Kim says. Bryan concurs: "This project highlights an inter-connected artist and curator community developing intrepid programming for their collectively-run spaces." A response to the expansion of the art market and the erosion of the traditional gallery system, the fair will foster a conversation about alternative ways to engage and support emerging artists. NEWD will also promote artists' interests by offering negotiated resale royalty agreements.
With its vibrant art scene, Bushwick is a natural fit for the fair, Kim says. "Our aim is to bring a new audience to Bushwick to see a dynamic community of artists and gallerists that we haven't seen since SoHo in the 80s." NEWD's location and timing reflects its artist-centric mission, re-contextualizing the art fair by situating it in the territory of art production.
MARINA T. SCHINDLER
THEODORE:ART / SEASON
NEWD Art Show is at The 1896, located on 592 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 (between Gardner Ave and Stewart Ave).
By subway, take the L TRAIN to Jefferson Street.
For more information about The 1896, please visit www.the1896.com
Thursday, May 29th
4pm-6pm Press preview
6:30pm-9:30pm Private Preview
Friday & Saturday (May 30th, 31st)
Sunday, June 1st
Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM