From now through May, we will be exploring collaborations throughout all disciplines on our blog and social media, so be on the lookout for #delvecollaboratives and use the hashtag to let us know about your collaborative projects.
From experience, we believe that great things can happen from joining forces: there is a power in numbers. Before we started Kind Aesthetic, we started an artist collaborative called 3-art with our talented friend, Leah Gauthier. With three minds and different skill sets all working towards the same goal, we made great things happen, like our Made to Move project featured in this previous post on our blog and on Chairs and Buildings.
Last but not least, we are extremely excited to announce our two speakers for the event: Alex Paik and Jason Andrew. They both represent inspiring examples of how collaboration can yield amazing opportunities and projects.
Alex Paik is an artist and the director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, an artist-run exhibition space in Bushwick which will be our hosts on May 22. His work has been exhibited recently at Millsaps College, Space 4 Art: San Diego, Nancy Margolis Gallery, and Parallel Art Space. Recent solo shows include Recapitulation Bop at Gallery Joe, Start to Move at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, and Polyphonic Improvisation at U Turn Art Space. Paik’s work has been in several art fairs, including Drawing Now: Paris, Pulse:New York and Miami, artMRKT San Francisco, and Texas Contemporary. He is currently represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.
Jason Andrew is a Brooklyn based independent curator and producer. A prominent figure in the Bushwick art scene since 2006, Mr. Andrew is the founding director of Norte Maar, a nonprofit arts organization with a mission to create, promote, and present collaborations in the disciplines of the visual, literary, and the performing arts: connecting artists, choreographers, composers, writers, and other originating artists with venues and each other. He also co-runs OUTLET Fine Art, is an exhibition space in Brooklyn dedicated to presenting innovative and dynamic programming. In 2010, he and the artist Deborah Brown opened Storefront. For his curatorial projects Mr. Andrew was voted Best Exhibitionist by the Village Voice, and was a feature in L Magazine’s "Who Made the New Brooklyn." His exhibitions have been critically reviewed by Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times among others. Recent curatorial projects include To be a Lady, featuring an international selection of historic, mid-career, and emerging women artists currently on view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery during the Singapore Biennale (2013).