Shoutout to Casting to the People
The curators of our city put together these events, and people meet there and often become great friends or collaborate. I figured these curators are the essential ingredients to what be happening out here. and all these ingredients are gonna meet in one place. GUMBO SON! By giving curators a platform to meet, collaborate, inspire each other, and basically be peers to one another, we give way for something impactful to happen. Basically, a consciously designed society and media. We become more and more of a community. Check out the list:
Jose Castillo - This is my dude right here. It's very difficult to capsilate everything he does, but I found a good way to sum up a good chunk of it. He's a conceptual artist, hip hop producer, and MC. Straight from Queensbridge, He's run art studio space at the age of 19, and since then, has run spaces in Argentina, Bushwick 3rd Eye(sol)ation), and now runs one in LIC, called JonDoeSociety. His spaces has been featured in Complex, The New York Times, The Source, and more. He and his fellow artists also started a program called A.L.I.V.E. where they help kids with things like healthy self exploration and creative expression through the artist. I look forward to catching up with this guy on Friday.
Site about art space(s) - http://www.3rdeyesol.com/
Tumblr - https://3rdeyesolation.wordpress.com/
Assholes of New York - https://www.facebook.com/assholesofnewyork?pnref=about.work
I don't even know where to start with this human being (if you can still call her that). In regards to art, Kerry Coddett is like a friggin avatar. Like, she's mastered all of the trades. Coined as "The Jill of All Trades, she had her first written work published at like 9yr old, has performed at NJ Net Games, designed clothes for Jay Z, performed at MTV, MSG. Like, my brain exploded twice trying to fit this all into a blurb. Check it our yourself on her site. She runs a comedy web series with her sister (who also has accolades out the yin yang) and she hosts a Comedy show in Brooklyn called "Brooklyn Stand Up!". She hosts it with Hot97's DJ Cypha Sounds. Very organic, fun feel to it. You feel like you're in a funny family's living room. Check her links below
The Coddet Project - http://www.thecoddettproject.com/about.php
Brooklyn Stand Up! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRV-SMwgCN8
Her Youtube Page - https://youtu.be/50kKMUMJ1ec
Morgan Jesse Lappin is a rather hilarious collage artist. His works will make you laugh at first, and then you'll go deep into your head as you actually process what you're lookin at. He strictly uses encyclopedia pictures and pictures from old publications. He also runs a collective called Brooklyn Colage Collective, which has shows internationally and one of their photographers, Jacqueline Silberbush, were featured by Vice Media. Dudes also a drummer in a band also, and I actually dig the music. Usually when someone is known for something dope, they usually suck at the other thing that they do. So, good job, Morgan
This my home girl right here with a philosophy that I think helps push things forward for our generation. Joi Sanchez is a poet, performer, and curator from Brooklyn. She's basically motivated by a philosophy that's based on cooperative economics for marginalized and independent artists, with a special focus on women. She started a collective called Art(Lov)Her. They have an annual show to show appreciation to the artists before them. On her site, they keep job postings for artists, as she believes that trying to be the best is one thing, but collaboration means that we all eat. They host an annual multi-event call #FemceeFestival, where they celebrate radical women voices of our past and present women in Hip Hop Culture.
Art(Lov)Her - http://artlovesherbk.nyc/wordpress/
Performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYKV1HcpZk
In January, we brought together some of the most favored underground curators in the city to kind of share what their worlds are like, and where they think the art and event scene is going. It was a cool night. We featured some performances and a dance party. Cool beans.
This time around, we're going to do it again, but we're gonna change the format around a little bit. Before, we had the guys literally on a panel discussion while I asked them questions...Montell Williams status...turtleneck and all, while everyone bantered back. It was fun, but this time I want it more real...like a circle discussion. And this time, it's gonna be recorded into a podcast. Shoutout to Casting to the People for hosting the space for this. There's going to be free drinks and performances.
From the previous panel
111 Bowery, 4th Floor
New York, NY