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“The Chronicles of New York City” Revealed at Domino Park

A new art installation standing more than 50 feet high from French street artist JR was revealed at Domino Park on Monday and features a large-scale photo collage of New Yorkers.

The new art installation at Domino Park is suported by stacks of blue shipping containers.

Blue shipping containers were stacked near the Domino waterfront three weeks ago leading to some speculation that the installation would be a Vessel-like structure as seen in Hudson Yards. Italian architectural design studio LOT-EK  helped to build the support structure.

The mural from artist JR stands over 50 feet tall.

“The Chronicles of New York City” coincides with a Brooklyn Museum multimedia installation, “JR: Chronicles.”

The giant black and white photo collage and mural measuring over 50 feet high features more than 1,000 New Yorkers (including celebrities like Robert De Niro) among an NYC backdrop that includes the Williamsburg Bridge.

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Is Williamsburg Getting A Vessel at the Domino Development?

A new installation at the Domino development in Williamsburg is taking shape. Photo: @marc @lucas_scherrer_production

The French street artists JR is working on a large-scale installation with shipping containers on the Williamsburg waterfront at the Domino development that is soon to open.

A Brooklyn Museum multimedia installation “JR: Chronicles” also currently displays work from the artist, whose images usually touch on social issues while utilizing size with massive paste-ups and portraits.

Stacks of over a dozen blue shipping containers were placed in a triangle formation at the Domino development last week. JR posted an Instagram update last Thursday indicating that the Brooklyn Museum and Italian architectural design studio LOT-EK are also partners on the work in progress. Continue reading

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Artist Submissions Sought For Bushwick Inlet Park Gallery Space

The building at Bushwick Inlet Park will display local art in a gallery portion (Image courtesy of NYC Parks)

NYC Parks is seeking artists to submit their works for consideration to be displayed in a gallery near the East River State Park in Williamsburg.

Artists can submit “works for inclusion in the gallery space at Bushwick Inlet Park that draws on their experiences in NYC Parks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, on the rich culture of activism and sustainability surrounding parkland in these neighborhoods,” according to the NYC Parks statement.  Continue reading

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New Greenpoint Art Collective Plans First Show (1/11)

The Greenpoint Art Circle at an art-making workshop.

A newly-formed locally-based art group that started through an online message board will hold their first show this weekend in Greenpoint.

Nadia Gomez, the founder of Greenpoint Art Circle says that the groups’ origins began a year ago with a post she made on the NextDoor app asking if “anyone might be interested in gathering to create an accountability group for creators, especially those with day jobs,” she wrote to Greenpointers. Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s Majestic New International Art Space Features Heavy Hitters

Faurschou Foundation
One room inside The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green Street). Pieces by Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, and Tracey Emin. (Photo: Megan Penmann)

This past weekend, Greenpoint debuted an impressive new art venue, cementing the neighborhood as a destination for art in NYC. The Faurschou Foundation opened its doors at 148 Green Street on Sunday (December 15th), and it’s an open-to-the-public art venture that’s been years in the making. Faurschou Foundation was started nearly a decade ago by Jens Faurschou, a Danish art collector and former art dealer who has founded many art institutions over the course of his career. The foundation also has spaces in Beijing—the largest—and Copenhagen, which is about the size of the Greenpoint location. Continue reading

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Faurschou Foundation Opens With “The Red Bean Grows in the South” Exhibition Sunday (12/15)


The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) will host its opening exhibition, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” starting this Sunday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Read the NY Times’s take on the new gallery for more information.

The show runs December 15, 2019 – April 11, 2020, and is free and open to the public. The Faurschou Foundation was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” with locations in Copenhagen, Venice, and Beijing. Continue reading

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Stargazing on the Pier, Movies in the Park(s), WAXWORKS — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/7-8/13)

There’s less than a month to catch Beyond The Streets and we have a sweet discount code! Use GRNPT301 for 20% off and check out 150 artists including never been seen work by the duo behind the Transmitter Park mural FAILE, Shepard Fairey, memorabilia by the Beastie Boys, and more!

WEDNESDAY 8/7

♫ Elgin Marbles and Psychic Lines @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE,  More Info
☺ Limited Resources @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $10 suggested, More Info
Drum Spiral @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 730pm, $15-$20 suggested, learn drum techniques that will help to travel more freely through soundscapes, More Info
 ♦ Surprise Great Movie – Cinema unter National @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 645pm, $12, trust the judgment of the curator, who merely promises it’ll be a movie you may not have heard of but one you’ll not easily forget, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 8/8

* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park, 830pm, FREE, a tour of the world beyond the nocturnal skyline. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon are possible sightings, More Info
DJ Eric Umble and DJ Despina @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 5pm, FREE, Happy Hour jam sessions featuring craft cocktails, drink specials and live performances, More Info
* Women’s Networking Bottle Share @ Threes (113 Franklin St), 8pm, $15, Poke around in your beer fridge, find that bottle you’ve been stashing for the perfect occasion and join Hop Culture for a night of networking, learning, conversing, and (of course) drinking, Buy Tix
♫♦ Community Art Show + Dance Party @ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, FREE, More Info

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Greenpoint Open Studios Kicks Off This Weekend! (June 8-9)

Get ready for Greenpoint Open Studios, an epic showcase of local art. Over the course of one weekend (this year June 8-9), hundreds of local artists open their studio doors to the public for an exciting peek inside their craft. It’s an uncurated, free event that allows visitors to get a glimpse of the process and space where the artwork is created while engaging directly with its creators.

Brooklyn has a long-standing reputation for being a hotbed of creativity and GOS is going to represent its northernmost tip in true Greenpoint fashion—by keepin’ it real—providing an open platform for showcasing the various expressions of our creative community’s imagination and skills. This year, we have more than 350 artists participating, and an exciting lineup of events. Continue reading

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Your Guide for Special Events This Weekend (6/8-6/9) for Greenpoint Open Studios!

Blast from the past: Juan Miguel Marin adding a new piece to his ongoing series titled “Drawing Under The Influence” live outside of his studio at The Pencil Factory during GOS in 2018.

Back for its sixth year and stronger than ever, Greenpoint Open Studios will bring the neighborhood an art-filled weekend this Saturday and Sunday (June 8th & 9th) with more than 350 local artists opening up their studios to the public — plus parties, special events, and some stellar artist-organized workshops. We will also, hopefully, be bringing the sunshine. Continue reading

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