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BETA Spaces: November 14, 2010

Arts in Bushwick

Feb 2009

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October 25, 2010
Arts in Bushwick presents BETA Spaces (Bushwick Exhibition Triangle of Alternative Spaces) Sunday, November 14, 2010 A free one-day arts festival of conceptualized and thematic group exhibitions. Arts in Bushwick is pleased to present BETA Spaces 2010. Now in its fourth year, BETA Spaces features over 50 collaborative group exhibitions in a triangular area of Bushwick, accessible by subway on the L-line from Montrose Ave. to Dekalb Ave., and the J/M/Z-line, from Flushing Ave. to Central Ave. BETA Spaces is a uniquely conceptual and collaboratively driven arts festival. Arts in Bushwick invites artists and curators to register thematic, multi-disciplinary, group exhibitions in both traditional and alternative venues. The constraints of the festival, both geographic and conceptual, allow many first-time curators to create projects within a supportive environment. Ultimately, the parameters of BETA Spaces provide a common ground and the festival functions as a ?group show? of creative pursuits. The result is a diverse yet cohesive array of exhibitions in alternative spaces including apartments, studios, coffee shops, storefronts, moving trucks and Smartphone apps. The exhibitions include a plethora of different media and curatorial approaches, including thematic motifs such as ecological awareness, representations of the body, childhood and technology to name a few. Many of the exhibitions invite the audience to participate, advancing the festival?s focus on collaboration and curatorial experimentation. Festival Schedule: 11am-2pm: Begin your day at Maps n Mimosas. Norte Maar, 83 Wyckoff Ave. 12pm-7pm: 50+ group exhibitions including two panel discussions: 1pm-2pm: Bushwick?s DIY Galleries: A Panel with Local Curators who discuss starting an art gallery in a living space. English Kills Art Gallery, 114 Forrest St. 3.30-5pm: Artists on the Block: A Community Discussion, talks about the transformative role of the arts community in the neighborhood. Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver St. 6pm-12am: Music Festival and Afterparty. Relax after a long day of art, while listening to some of Bushwick?s finest bands. Brooklyn Fire Proof East, 119 Ingraham St. A printed program and map will be available to festival-goers at exhibition venues, as well as local coffee shops and restaurants, and is also available for download on our website, (and attached to this post!) Individual profiles for each exhibition will also be featured on the website. For additional information, please contact Arts in Bushwick is a diverse, all-volunteer organization that serves and engages artists and other neighborhood residents through creative accessibility and community organizing. It is our goal to create an integrated and sustainable neighborhood, and to bring together all Bushwick residents and stakeholders to counter development-driven displacement.

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