Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion Upcoming Events
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Utopian Brooklyn Subway Art Tour with MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design
Saturday, November 2, 1-3pm, FREE
Tour starts in Brooklyn (RSVP to find out exact location) Bring an unlimited Metrocard, and expect some walking and stair-climbing.
RSVP required (20 people max). RSVP HERE
MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design leads this unique tour to visit some of Brooklyn’s newest public artwork. Join Deputy Director Amy Hausmann and special guest artists to explore site-specific works installed throughout Brooklyn from Atlantic Avenue to Coney Island including works by Allan and Ellen Wexler, George Trakas, Owen Smith, Francesco Simeti, Portia Munson, Dan Zeller, Christopher Russell, Xin Song, Amy Cheng, Odili Odita and more. Brooklyn Utopias curator Katherine Gressel will also give a brief intro to the exhibition at the Old Stone House, with the option to visit after the tour.
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion Past Events
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9pm, Suggested donation: $5
Moderator: Ben Fried, Editor-in-Chief, Streetsblog
Panelists: Noah Budnick, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives; Emily Colasacco, Urban Art program manager, NYC Department of Transportation; Jeff Maki, artist, Center for Urban Pedagogy; and Sara Reisman, Director, NYC Percent for Art and independent curator
Public Art Unveiling: Emily Weiskopf, Unparallel Way
Monday October 28, 11am, at the traffic median on 4th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion, in partnership with the Old Stone House and the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program (DOT), is pleased to present a temporary public art installation on 4th Avenue by Emily Weiskopf. By humorously raising the yellow lines that separate 4th Avenue’s traffic lanes, Unparallel Way questions and heightens awareness of the parallel paths we all follow, suggesting suggesting alternatives in a playful perspective. Our official opening ceremony on October 28 will feature presentations by members of DOT and OSH.
Knitting-I Need You Knitting Lessons with Marie Christine Katz at the Kings County Fiber Festival
Saturday, October 12, 10am-6pm, FREE
As part of Open House New York weekend, OSH is hosting the 2nd annual Kings County Fiber Festival. As a continuation of her opening night “Let’s Take a Walk” performance, Marie Christine Katz will be present at the festival to teach basic knitting techniques and collect stories about experiences of walking in the city. Throughout the day she will retell the stories given by participants via short, seemingly impromptu, performances, while the knitted elements are unraveled.
Art workshop with Petra Valentova: Help create her “In TRANSITion” installation!
Wednesday, September 4, 2-3pm Washington Park (picnic tables outside OSH), FREE
All ages welcome!
Help artist Petra Valentova create her upcoming installation for Brooklyn Utopias exhibition. Petra Valentova’s large wall mural at OSH, “Polystory/episode 4: Brooklyn 4&4,” will depict the corner of 4th street and 4th avenue which is an area slated for traffic calming measures to make it safer for pedestrians (see below image).
At this Tuesday workshop, Valentova will ask participants to brainstorm what they would like to see on 4th Avenue instead of cars, and draw with pastels. Their drawings will then be translated into magnetic Styrofoam objects to be used in the exhibit. Visitors will be able to arrange these objects to cover a spray-painted silhouette of a car on the wall, “forcing” the car to ‘disappear”, and “replacing” it with the objects that the people in the community would prefer to see on 4th Avenue.
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-9pm
Exhibition on view through January 12, 2014. Visit our Upcoming Exhibitions page for more information!
Special opening performance and walking tour, “Let’s Take a Walk,” by Marie Christine Katz, 6:30-7pm:
Learn to knit, and explore how walking can prompt communication and bring people together in an urban environment! Katz will conduct a group walk at the opening reception; people can also participate virtually via Twitter. The walk will have tweeted directions, a drummer, a town crier and a Tweet Master. Dress fragments that were created prior to the event will unravel during the journey, and be displayed outdoors. Along with walking directions, Katz will interject historical fact and stories told during knitting sessions leading up to the event.
You can take part in the knitting sessions which will provide the source material for “Let’s Take a Walk!” Look for the artist in Washington Park outside the Old Stone House Sept. 12 -13 from 3 to 5pm, and Sept. 14-15 from 4 to 6 pm. She will invite you to knit with her, and share personal stories during the knitting lessons about experiences of walking in the city.
View more information on the project blog: http://letstakeawalkmc.blogspot.com
Please see the archive of Past Events to learn about the 2012 Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space events.