(via Join Hyperallergic for Elastic City’s Fall Walks Festival)
Hyperallergic is proud to announce that we’re the media partner for the 2014 Elastic City Walks Festival. If you’ve never heard of Elastic City, it’s an organization that commissions artists from all different fields — visual, dance, theater, etc. — to create participatory walks. The walks are basically a way of shaping experience, of breaking open your everyday routine to help you interact with the world differently. And so each Elastic City artist leads a small group of people through a space and a set of exercises built around an idea or a theme, and ideally you walk away with a new — or at least altered — perspective. Think performance art, but much more participatory.
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(via Join Hyperallergic for Elastic City’s Fall Walks Festival)

Hyperallergic is proud to announce that we’re the media partner for the 2014 Elastic City Walks Festival. If you’ve never heard of Elastic City, it’s an organization that commissions artists from all different fields — visual, dance, theater, etc. — to create participatory walks. The walks are basically a way of shaping experience, of breaking open your everyday routine to help you interact with the world differently. And so each Elastic City artist leads a small group of people through a space and a set of exercises built around an idea or a theme, and ideally you walk away with a new — or at least altered — perspective. Think performance art, but much more participatory.

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(via Hyperallergic Heads to Art Southampton, Parrish Art Museum)
Last Saturday, a diverse group of art enthusiasts, collectors, gallerists, art advisors, museum professionals, and artists joined Hyperallergic for a day trip to the Hamptons. The sojourn followed a successful trip also timed to coincide with the fair last year, this time with the added benefit of a private tour of the Parrish Art Museum and its remarkable Herzog & de Meuron structure, completed in late 2012.
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(via Hyperallergic Heads to Art Southampton, Parrish Art Museum)

Last Saturday, a diverse group of art enthusiasts, collectors, gallerists, art advisors, museum professionals, and artists joined Hyperallergic for a day trip to the Hamptons. The sojourn followed a successful trip also timed to coincide with the fair last year, this time with the added benefit of a private tour of the Parrish Art Museum and its remarkable Herzog & de Meuron structure, completed in late 2012.

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Borne from Passion: A Conversation with Hyperallergic’s Co-Founders

Thank you, AIB for profiling Hyperallergic co-founder Veken and Hrag!

artsinbushwick:

by Veronica Dakota

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Hyperallergic co-founders Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian; photo courtesy of Gueyikian

"It is by caring about things that we infuse the world with importance," wrote Harry G. Frankfurt in The Reasons of Love. Thus, from a passion “to create something that would support independent voices in the arts and [to] find a way that people could get paid for their work (which is far too rare in the field),” Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian conceived a venue that would go on to champion, challenge, and change the ways people engage with art. With wry humor and incisive coverage, in the five years since its founding, Hyperallergic has managed to become a major force in the world of art.

Headquartered in Williamsburg, Hyperallergic’s roots easily extend to Bushwick. Vartanian lived in the neighborhood from 2000 to 2008, and the Hyperallergic co-founders are “always in Bushwick, since the boundaries (as you know) are more blurry than people want to admit sometimes.” Indeed, as anyone who has scanned old maps of Brooklyn (or lived in the borough for more than one year) can attest, where one neighborhood begins and another ends is anything but stable: Rezoning propelled by economics, politics, and population growth has frequently and dramatically changed the edges of neighborhoods—once upon a time, Williamsburg and Greenpoint were both part of Bushwick.

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