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In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!
This week, check out the latest hotel to get turned onto art when London’s Pure Evil starts his residency at The Quin, or discover tomorrow’s art star at Hunter’s MFA exhibition. Julia Biasi brings her energetic paintings to Brilliant Champions, Chinatown Soup opens up for a panel discussion, and Jasmin Charles starts a residency at Catinca Tabacaru (with a lot of performances and programming). Go big and take the train to Hudson for 24-Drone, an immersive sound experience, or dedicate your Saturday night to the Guggenheim, where Matthew Barney, Fischerspooner and Elmgreen & Dragset will join others to discuss pairings. Round it out with a chance to learn pottery throwing (while drinking) for a good cause.
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In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top end of week picks for 6sqft readers!
Summer jams mean we do things a little differently in the art world, assuming most of the population escapes the hot city streets each weekend. Thursday and Friday nights are the art-heavy celebrations of the art openings we love to see and be seen at.
Explore the pop-color collage world of Anthony Iacono, or a real life Facebook status as performed by Katya Grokhovsky, or become part of the performance with Quinn Dukes’ “Mapping Ritual.” Friday it’s time for the je ne sais quois, first with an exhibition and Edith Piaf’s 100th birthday at Dejavu Gallery, then a free screening of a Tunisian love triangle, “Goha.” If you’re still around Saturday, spend the day meeting your makers at Open House New York’s open studios across the city, or settle into the air conditioning of the Guggenheim and explore the wild wild world of Matthew Barney in an all-day film screening.
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- A Kid-Friendly 3D Printer?: Engadget showcases a printer that is easy enough for a kid to use… or let’s be honest, it’s easy enough for us to use.
- Is Jamaica, Queens Back in the Rezone?: Jamaica, Queens has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the city. The Wall Street Journal wonders if the recently revived rezoning projects is enough to bring the neighborhood back.
- Bjork Heads to Brooklyn: A Matthew Barney just purchased a dilapidated townhouse in Fort Greene for $1.99 million. The New York Observer asks, is it THE Matthew Barney and Bjork?
- A Pen That Can Write in Any Color: Remember those color-picker pens you just loved as a child? Well this is that times 4 million. Architizer shows off the new Scribble pen that has 16 million color possibilities.
- Seven Swimming Spots Near the City: The days of high heat and humidity are closing in on us and some of us have a crippling fear of sharks. (Not that we know that from experience or anything.) The Gothamist has seven swimming holes that are calmer than the Atlantic – and hopefully further from Jaws.
- Satellites Cleared to take Photos at Mailbox Level: Satellites are now allowed to photograph items as small as a foot. Gizmodo explains why this is a good thing.
Images: Bjork (left), Kid-friendly 3D printer (right)