...Is This Free?

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...Is This Free?
Curated by: Marco Antonini

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn , NY 11206
July 6th, 2012 - September 22nd, 2012
Opening: August 31st, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thurs through Mon, 12-6pm
Lawn School
artworks, ephemera, publications


NURTUREart is pleased to present: …Is This Free?, its 2012 Summer exhibition series.

Curated by Marco Antonini, this project will consist of three exhibitions, featuring artworks, ephemera and publications that have been mostly conceived and produced to be freely distributed. Historically relevant artworks, ephemera and publications loaned from private collections will be presented side by side with contemporary work by emerging artists, including a series of project-specific artworks commissioned to emerging artists. Community high-school students and members of our audience will be involved in the production of open-source artworks and instructional pieces, producing work that will ultimately become part of the three exhibitions.

The program will span the whole summer, running from July 6 to September 22, 2012.
Please Note: The exhibition has an incremental dynamic, with new artworks unveiled at every opening, adding up to to an expanding gallery installation…

Mark Your Calendars! Three opening receptions will be held at NURTUREart’s 56 Bogart Gallery, respectively on:

*Friday, July 6
presenting artworks by: Elizabeth Smolarz, Aso Shinsuke, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Daniel Seiple, Leah Raintree, Cesare Pietroiusti, Eric Doeringer, Becca Albee and others

*Friday, August 3
adding artworks by: Julie Torres, Vikenti Komitsi, Brad Troemel, Cody Castro, Daniel Bejar, Steve Lambert/Yesmen and others

*Friday, August 31
adding artworks by: Detext, Don Edler, Carrie Dashow, Jiri Thyn, Lotte Audenaeren and others

All receptions are FREE and open between 7 and 9pm.

Apart from the gallery exhibitions, …Is This Free? will also consist of two side projects: Lawn School (curated by Megan Snowe and Rachel Steinberg), a series of free outdoor classes on various topics of practical and theoretical interest, open to any and all to teach and attend, that will take place in city parks and public spaces, and …Can I Take This? (curated by Megan Snowe), a regularly updated bookshelf of free publications that will be integral part of the gallery exhibitions.

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