Don’t know where to start your Beat Nite wanderings? While all of the 10 participating art spaces are sure to deliver a festive Beat Nite, here’s a few happenings not to be missed. So pony-up Bushwickers, order an absinthe cocktail or two, and get busy with the late night side of Beat Nite!
When Norte Maar began it’s Bushwick based art projects in 2006, the neighborhood was a fledgling arts community—everything was new and each endeavor was a risk. Since that time, the community has become a hotbed of art activity, and now even monolithic Manhattan galleries have begun to stake out territory. Yet the original Bushwick—a place of innovation and funky experimentation—has not been lost, and it is this energy that Norte Maar’s Jason Andrew hopes to capture in his ongoing Beat Nite event.
Artists and Lovers: Paris 1900-1930
an afternoon salon with Julie Martin
Sun, Feb 10, 4pm at Norte Maar
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in conjunction with our current exhibition Giacometti and a selection of contemporary drawings, Norte Maar presents and afternoon salon with Julie Martin, co-author of Kiki’s Paris: Artists and Lovers, Sunday, February 10 at 4pm.
In Paris during the early 1900s, the bohemian lifestyle cultivated a flourishing era of artistic freedom and innovation. From 1900 to 1930, Montparnasse was the center of artistic life for the whole world. Alice Ernestine Prin (1901-1953), also known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was in the center of it all—singing in nightclubs, modeling for artists in makeshift studios, discussing life over wine and cigarettes, meeting up at cafés and fashioning friendships with some of the most influential creative minds in modern art such as Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Diego Rivera.
For this special afternoon, Julie Martin will talk about this influential time in Paris, the extraordinary life of Kiki, and a bit about the young Alberto Giacometti.
Jason Andrew + Norte Maar bring back the late night in Bushwick with a limited edition of Beat Nite featuring just 10 art spaces selected by guest curator for the night, Julian Jimarez-Howard of Outlet Fine Art.
Beat Nite: limited edition will be held Friday, February 15. All participating spaces will be open 6-10pm followed by a huge after party at the newest bar/cabaret Bizarre where our local band PassKontrol will get our walking feet dancing.
Can Lifestyle just posted this terrific look back at our early roots as an innovator in the independent art scene in New York.
“One New York neighbourhood that’s definitely one to be investigated is Bushwick,” writes Can Lifestyle, “the district has a lot to boast about with some of the best independent art galleries around. However, with this said, when thinking about touring around Bushwick, you have to move fast because some galleries might not be around next year.”
“The good news is,” the article continues,”the ones that do survive could be the galleries making a massive impact on the art scene – so it’s always good to keep an eye on them and an open mind when visiting them. Three independent galleries in Bushwick worth taking a peek at are English Kills, Norte Maar and Pocket Utopia.”
Norte Maar is pleased to present Giacometti and a selection of contemporary drawings, January 26-February 24, 2013. The exhibition features a single drawing (double sided) by the great modern master Alberto Giacometti. The work is on loan from a private collection, New York, and will be the source of discussion in a show as it is juxtaposed with and against the work of ten contemporary artists.
This is not the first time Norte Maar has brought historic material to Brooklyn. The Boys of Bushwick exhibition which open in April 2011 and featured the illustrations of Richard Haines, included loans from a work by Paul Cadmus and Pavel Tchelitchew. Additionally, Norte Maar has been noted for juxtaposing established artists with emerging talent as evident in it’s To be Lady exhibition currently on view in New York City. The show includes historic work by Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, Louise Bourgeios, with work by mid-career and rising stars.
Due to the overwhelming public response to this exhibition, Norte Maar in collaboration with 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, is pleased to announce the extension of this historic show, To be a Lady: forty-five women in the arts, through March 22, 2013.
1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
1285 Avenue of the Americas (btwn 51st+52nd Str), New York
Directions: B/D/F/M to 47-50 Strs/Rockefeller Ctr, B/D/E to 7th Ave, 1 to 50th Str
Hours / Admission: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm / Free
2012 was an amazing year for Norte Maar with a number of stellar programs, exhibition, and events. Cage Transmitted Series, The Brodmann Areas, CounterPointe, To be a Lady. And much, much more all recapped here!
Norte Maar in collaboration with Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) announces the final Cage Transmitted Event celebrating an ambitious year of programming around the life, work and influence of John Cage in this the artist’s centennial year.
The event also coincides with the last day of the Mayan Calendar, which is supposed to bring about the end of the world.
In this final event we’ll be having a huge party at one of Bushwick’s coolest art houses, English Kills! We’re inviting artists, historians, and performers who participated in the Transmitted series throughout the year to join us once again (and possibly for the last time) in one single spontaneous 45 min theatrical event. Poets will read, dancers will dance, artists will create on spot and musicians will too. This event is a fundraiser to balance Norte Maar’s books … before it’s too late!
On Monday, November 12, as part of the Cage Transmitted Series presented by Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology, choreographer Simone Forti discussed her work and John Cage’s influence.
Forti, a postmodern legend with a near four-decade career, has created dances largely based on basic everyday movements. A noted dancer, Forti performed with Anna Halprin, Trisha Brown and Robert Whitman. Musically she has collaborated with La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, Terry Riley, and Yoko Ono.
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