Open Source at Art Slope

Ethan Crenson: Trojan Purse | Trojan Purse on Brownstoner | The Intersection of Art and Collaboration | Build-A-Fort

September 17-25, 2016

Ethan Crenson: Trojan Purse
September 17, 18, 24, 25
Prospect Park (Check our Twitter for location updates!)

During the 1st ARTslope Festival Ethan Crenson will present Trojan Purse, a moveable sculpture. The political theater will happen September 17,18, 24 and 25 in Prospect Park.

Trojan Purse is a twelve foot tall wooden purse on wheels which can be rolled to various locations around the park over the course of the event. The purse will stand alone as an impressively-scaled sculpture and it will be moved around as conspicuous political theater performance. Trojan Purse has existed in three previous iterations. The first, in 2004, was built for an exhibition at Voorkamer Gallery in Lier, Belgium. The second, in 2005, was paraded through the streets of the East Village as a part of the Howl Festival for an exhibition organized by Art in Odd Places. The third, in 2007, was constructed for the exhibition Manipulations at Texas Tech University.



The Intersection of Art and Collaboration
September 24
Dweck Auditorium (10 Grand Army Plaza)

“The Intersection of Art and Collaboration” is a panel discussion during Art Slope that will be moderated by Donny Levit (Park Slope Stoop) and panelists will include George Del Barrio, Sean Qualls, A. E. Souzis, Dale Williams and Monika Wuhrer.

Since 2008, Open Source has been dedicated to exploring the social change that can be enacted through communities formed around art. We realize that art is not only important within communities, but community is also critical to art-making. In 2016, our goal has been to further our mission by exhibiting artist collectives and artist-run spaces from around the world to engage the neighborhood in conversation about how art can not only generate communities, but how it can also be a catalyst for social and political change. “The Intersection of Art and Collaboration” is a panel discussion with local artists that will explore how artists’ processes change and grow during collaboration, the role of art-making in community and the role of community in art-making.


September 24
Old Stone House

KOKO Open Source will present a FREE building workshop at the Old Stone House as part of the first ever Art Slope Festival!

In the spirit of our new Build-A-House Workshop, KOKO Open Source will be hosting a drop-in building workshop where kids will help us build a fort over the course of a day! During Build-A-House, children draw up their own plans, cut their own lumber and install their own environmentally sustainable plumbing and heating systems by getting creative-these systems might collect rainwater, pull energy from the sun with homemade solar panels or harness the power of wind. The structure built by the kids this fall will house our bicycle generators and building equipment over the winter. The project will will be open to the public at various times as an installation that reflects the sustainable and creative possibilities within our neighborhood!

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In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition

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2018 Exhibitions
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Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
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Soup Kitchen 2017
2017 Exhibitions
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Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion