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Three months ago, a friend and I were talking about survival. We began discussing minorities who are forced into barbarous circumstances beyond their control and are expected to not only survive, but to do so in a society that neglects their well-being and doesn’t deem it necessary to provide a basic level of sustenance and support. We are both from Baltimore, and occasionally discuss issues that plague our communities and others like ours. As...
With a background in philosophy and a proclivity for the readymade, Mikkel Carl’s work epitomizes a transgenerational approach to the media. Much like the the originators of this type of found object work in Dada- and surrounding isms, Carl’s work comes with a strong message and intention of provoking thought in his viewers. Often described as having a certain grammar or syntax to it, his work consistently has a message to share with his...
Back in the day, tagging the streets of Soho and Brooklyn with my friends used to bring about an adrenaline rush unfound in other delinquent activities. Against the walls of those same streets, were countless posters from real street artists, pasted up. Then they started showing up in my childhood neighborhood of Bushwick. The name that showed up in both locations was ASVP. ASVP’s work has been displayed on buildings as paste ups, murals,...
For many, summer in New York City is synonymous with live music. As we come out of our winter hibernation, a new blanket of music will fall over the city. With so many concerts and festivals at our fingertips, it can be hard to choose which ones to attend. If you've been to Brooklyn's Northside Festival at any time over the past nine years (yes! it's now in its TENTH year!), then you know...

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