Read the ARTNET.COM write up of Bushwick Schlacht!
GERMANY VS. USA, FOR PAINTERS
Grassroots exhibitions are the thing of the moment, and Bushwick is where it’s at this weekend in New York, as a two-day pop-up painting show opens at 245 Boerum Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Dubbed “Bushwick Schlacht!," the event is put together by the team of painter Tom Sanford, independent curator Guillermo Creus, German artist Marcel Hüppauff, and Photios Giovanis, who runs Callicoon Fine Arts. Half of the show’s painters hail from the U.S. and half from Germany. Sanford says the exhibition is intended “to finally settle a long running bar debate over whether Berlin or NYC is the center of the painting universe," describing the curatorial vision as “a DJ battle inspired installation of small works by 70 (or so) of the best artists representing these two cities." Artists include Gregory Amenoff, Andreas Hofer, Aaron Johnson, Chris Martin,Richard Phillips, William Powhida and many, many other worthy souls. “Bushwick Schlacht!" is open April 3, 2010, 6-10 pm; April 4, from 12-7 pm; and April 5, by appointment only.