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Best Place to Expand Your Mind New York 2013 - The Invisible Dog Art Center

The Invisible Dog Art Center

The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201


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Visual art, literary events, film screenings, concerts, dance, theater, lectures, parties, naked hula-hooping—you name it and it's happened at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Cobble Hill. Whether it's a gallery opening downstairs or artists at work in their studios upstairs, the space is constantly buzzing with activity. The sheer size of it (three floors and 30,000 square feet of space) allows artists and performers to dream big, and the spirited experimentation and collaboration that goes on here has resulted in some of the most thrilling performances and installations in the city. Opened in October 2009 by Lucien Zayan, a French theater and opera director, the cavernous brick building was formerly a factory for invisible-dog leashes, among other things. Recent exhibitions include sculptor-designer Louie Hinnen's interactive installation "Dominoes" and Massimo Guerrera's "Being Touched," in which anyone could make an appointment with the artist to partake in his creative process.

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