Inaugural Art Saturday in Industry City ~ July 23rd




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Industry City (IC), the six million-square-foot, 35-acre creative community and home of the Brooklyn Design District, has announced its first-ever Art Saturday, an all-day campus-wide exhibition of art and design through the lens of individual artists.

The event will feature art tours, gallery openings, candle-making and kid flower-arranging workshops, Japanese pottery pop-ups, and more.

Photo courtesy of Industry City

Opening on Saturday, July 23, Art Saturday programming highlights include:

Self-Guided Art Tour by The Collision Project
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, All Day

Murals, sculptures, and installations created by a range of New York-based and international artists. Industry City serves as a diversified and adaptable testing ground for artists and visionaries to interact and encourage ground exploration through The Collision Project. In addition to facilitating and igniting new co-creational spaces, The Collision Project focuses on fostering art as an experience rather than an object. The project will be running all year-round, and you can access the art map here.

Time to Shine: Interactive Art Installation by Zipeng Zhu
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, All Day
238 36th Street (Food Hall, Building 2)

Zipeng Zhu, a Brooklyn-based artist, has designed an interactive art pop-up devoted to the LGBTIQ+ community.Time to Shine is a 3,500-card collection that encourages individuals to celebrate and accept their uniqueness by rethinking the conventional name tag. The program benefits OutRight Action International, a non-profit organization for LGBTIQ+ people. Take a name tag, give using the QR code, and Industry City will match up to $3,500 in donations. The contribution technology is made possible by Fundraise Up, an Industry City-based fundraising solution technology startup that doubles online donation income and triples recurring contributors. This project will run until the end of July.

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Japanese Pottery Pop-up
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23 + Sunday, July 24 from 11am – 6pm Location: The Loft at Japan Village, 934 3rd Ave (Building 4)

The Japanese Pottery Fair at Japan Village will feature a wide range of pottery works created by Japanese female potters. At the fair, you may buy one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramics!

YUi Brooklyn Candle Pop-Up
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23 + Sunday, July 24 from 11am – 6pm Location: The Loft at Japan Village, 934 3rd Ave (Building 4)

Interested in the art of candle making? Experience the pop-up market hosted by Japanese candle manufacturer YUi Brooklyn at The Loft on the second floor of Japan Village. A range of hand-poured soy and beeswax candles in lovely forms and smells, inspired by the Kawaii culture, will be on display and for sale at YUi.

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Kids Flower Arrangement Workshop
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, From 11:15 am – 12:15 pm 
The Loft at Japan Village, 934 3rd Ave (Building 4)

Join IPPIN PROJECT for a flower arrangement class for children at The Loft in Japan Village. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of Japanese floral arranging, from vase selection to displaying their work. Flowers, floral foam, and containers will be provided. Please bring your own scissors. For tickets ($50) please visit here.

SASKIA: Bead Making Workshop
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, from 12—4pm
51 35th Street (Building 5)

Visit SASKIA for a beading class for children and adults. Saskia and her team will assist you in creating your own jewelry when you buy one of their DIY beads kits.

SASKIA draws inspiration from civilizations all around the world to create unique designs that speak to individuals who wear them. SASKIA aims to bring the globe closer together by using materials obtained from Africa, Asia, Europe, and beyond.

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Terry Knickerbocker Studio: Live Movement Performance
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23 from 3—4:30 pm
Courtyard 5/6, 51 35th Street

Terry Knickerbocker Studio and Hudson Valley Movement Co. present a live, interactive, and physical performance. The Hudson Valley Movement Co., who are renowned for their avant-garde and site-specific movement work, will conduct movement explorations in IC’s Courtyard 5/6.

Opening: Figuration – GJ Kimsunken Solo Exhibition
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, from 3—6pm
YI Gallery, 254 36th Street (6th Fl, Building 2)

The work of Kimsunken challenges our understanding of who we are, why we are, and what we are here for. Each artwork has a stylized human form that was created by removing paint off the canvas. It is the simplest method of producing a mark in Kimsunken’s opinion. This approach is closely tied to his work’s central idea of awakening the human situation and raising the issue of human salvation. Kimsunken’s agonizingly basic motions produce compositions that are lean and austere yet immersive and giving in nature. He was inspired by the beauty and imperfection of the Korean Moon Jar. This one-of-a-kind art exhibit will run until September 10.

Terry Knickerbocker from Haoran Chen (Industry City). Photo courtesy of Industry City

The YI GALLERY program provides a varied and eclectic mix of international emerging and mid-career artists. YI is dedicated to providing a forum for unique artistic voices while also improving public involvement with modern art.

Opening: Summer Lounge – International Group Art Exhibition
Day/Time: Saturday, July 23, from 3—6pm
Location: Court Tree Collective, 51 35th Street (The Makers Guild, Building 5)

Summer Lounge, an international group show including 100 pieces by 30 different artists, is proudly presented by Court Tree Collective. This salon-style concept encourages spectators to interact with the art in a relaxed atmosphere. Check out the artist lineup here. This innovative art gallery will run until September 10.

Court Tree Collective is an art gallery and shop founded by a collection of artists and creatives to showcase and support the work of emerging and recognized contemporary artists.

SASKIA from Haoran Chen (Industry City). Photo courtesy of Industry City

For a full list of events, please see here.

Industry City is a 6 million-square-foot mixed-use complex comprised of 16 buildings spanning 35 acres on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The property’s ownership – led by Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo Gordon & Co. – is transforming the complex, while cultivating a diverse tenant mix that fuses today’s burgeoning innovation economy with traditional manufacturing and artisanal craft. To date, the transformation has included over $450 million of infrastructure improvements, the addition of destination courtyards, experience-driven dining, retail and other amenitization and event programming. This work is paving the way toward a vibrant and diverse community of forward-thinking companies that support good-paying jobs for workers across skill and experience levels. Since the new partnership was forged in August 2013, employment at Industry City-based businesses has increased from 1,900 jobs to 8,500 jobs today.


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