Artist interviews and exhibition reviews with a focus on New York City.

Highlights From Bushwick Open Studios 2014, Part 1

Sound sculpture by Akinori Matsumoto

Bushwick Open Studios, which took place this past weekend seems to be getting bigger every year. This year, the block parties, band line-ups, food trucks, street sellers and other entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on the event’s draw, threatened to take some of the focus off the art. On Saturday afternoon and into the evening, it was a bit of a mad-scene in the area around the Morgan L stop.

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Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen on ‘Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case’

Andreas Johnsen

“He doesn’t want to overthrow the Communist party. He knows he can’t do that. He just wants them to follow the law for all the citizens.” Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen discusses how he managed to gain the trust of internationally famous artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, the Chinese government’s continued efforts to silence Weiwei, and the common themes that run through his work.

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