AVANT-GARDE DOWN UNDER
Move over, Manhattan avant-garde art worldyour equally progressive (and arguably hipper) sister boroughs 12th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival is in full swing. Considered to be the largest urban experimental-art symposium in the country, the festival displays the untamed works of more than 70 artists in every nook and cranny imaginable, from streets to sidewalks to storefronts to the waterfront to even the loading docks. Works of local interest include Martine Kaczynskis Sky-rights, in which the artist rents out platforms of scaffolding as a critique on gentrification and the bloodsucking real-estate market, and Chin Chih Yangs inconvenient truth titled 2050 Dumbo, a multimedia video projection that drowns the neighborhood in water to show the destruction that rising sea levels can do. And speaking of water, take a ride on the Water Taxi with Diana Arces Politaoke (POLITical speeches as karAOKE), where you can shout out or sing your best partisan or bipartisan BSjust like the candidates!
Sept. 26-28, 2008
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