Weekend Pick: Exchange Rates in Bushwick

Expect to see an influx of Brits and other non-New Yorkers in Bushwick this weekend for Exchange Rates, also known as The Bushwick Expo, an artist-driven gallery exchange and collaboration between Bushwick galleries and artist-run initiatives from Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Conceived by Stephanie Theodore, Paul D’Agostino and Sluice_, Exchange Rates exhibitions will be on view through Sunday afternoon. Norte Maar has organized a special edition of Beat Night, which means galleries will be open on Friday night from 6-10. I’ve got a few pieces on view in a terrific group show at Theodore:Art, where SEASON (Seattle, WA) and Blackwater Polytechnic (Essex, UK) will also be presenting work by their out-of-town artists. SEASON founder Robert Yoder is also presenting his own work at Schema Projects, where Platform, another great Seattle gallery, is curating. For a full list of participating galleries and artists from home and abroad, click here.

UPDATE: Read “Making Cents of Exchange Rates Bushwick,” Ben Sutton’s report on Exchange Rates for Hyperallergic.

[Image at top: Stephanie Theodore adjusts the lights at Theodore:Art during the installation last night. Art from left: Joyce Robins, Ben Coode-Adams, Sharon Butler, Andrew Seto, Seth Friedman.]

 Another installation shot at Theodore:Art featuring work from New York, Seattle and the UK by Andrew Seto, Sharon Butler, Joyce Robins, Seth Friedman, Michael Ottersen, Paula Kane, Freddie Robins, Simon Emery, Justin Knopp, Sara Impey, Ben Coode-Adams.

Exchange Rate also includes plenty of interesting discussions, events, and after parties. For a full listing click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here are three that look pretty good:
Zoning 101 for Artists / Sunday / 12pm / Location: The Vazquez Building, Corner of Central Ave and Forrest St / Zoning as it pertains to affordable art production, exhibition, and performance spaces, with emphasis on building solidarity between artists, small businesses and long-term neighborhood residents. / 12pm-1pm introductory workshop limited to 15 participants. Con traductor espa�ol. Additional observers are welcome, pending available space. Email info@generis.co to RSVP. / All are welcome to join Q&A from 1-1.45pm / Participatory workshop facilitated by members of The Center for Urban Pedagogy / The Artist Studio Affordability Project

Renderings: Encounters & Translations / Sunday / 4.30pm / Location:  Livestream Public, 195 Morgan Ave / Organised by Paul D’Agostino / Readers include Dara Mandle, Matthew Rossi,

Andrea Monti, Todd Portnowitz


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