Opening Reception: June 14, Sam's Restaurant 238 Court St, Brooklyn , 3-5pm, cash bar
Art Walk: June 21, 3-5pm, Talk to the artists at their installation locations
Closing Reception: June 21, 6pm, Carroll Park (entrance on President between Smith and Court St, Brooklyn), closing performance by Maya Pindyck and Fletcher Boote
Visit www.windowsbrooklyn.com for a full list of participating storefronts and artists, schedule of events, printable map of the area and more.
Windows Brooklyn is an art exhibition that will be installed in numerous storefronts along Court Street and Smith Street in the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn from June 14-22, 2008.
The exhibition will take art out of the traditional museum or gallery setting and incorporate it into a vibrant public space. The show will turn pedestrians into viewers, slowing down impatient walkers and transforming the frequently traveled routes of harried commuters. Turning independent business owners into collaborators who are willing to exchange commerce for culture, the exhibition is a commentary on the nature of the window both as a physical object and as an idea, one that goes far beyond just pieces of glass. We seek to reflect the incredible history of Brooklyn while simultaneously adding to it. It will forge new connections between artists and their communities, change the ways in which we direct our gazes, and alter our habits for interacting with the structures that surround us.