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P2P Review

   Liinu Grönlund, 'It Could Have Been', 2017. Still from video


Liinu Grönlund, 'It Could Have Been', 2017. Still from video

P2P Review

Saturday, November 11 7 PM @ Present Company, Bushwick
In collaboration with Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and Residency Unlimited

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural session of P2P Review, a new collaborative event series featuring artists from different residency programs in New York. Hosted at rotating venues, the quarterly events will be co-curated by a changing roster of artist residency program coordinators based in New York.

The first P2P Review, taking place on Saturday, November 11 at 7.00 PM at Present Company in Bushwick, is a screening that showcases video works by six artists from the residency programs of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, NARS Foundation and Residency Unlimited. The featured artists are Liinu Grönlund (FCINY), Raakel Kuukka (FCINY), Ololade Adeniyi (NARS), Rachel Garber Cole (NARS), Andras Blazsek (RU), and Eva Davidova (RU).

Drinks will be offered, as well as free admission to the event.

The idea of these informal gatherings grew out of the desire by our international resident artists who work with time based media to get to know the films and videos of their peers and to showcase their own.

More information about the artists and the screening program will be posted on the event page throughout the week.

Ololade Adeniyi:

Andras Blazsek:

Rachel Garber Cole:

Eva Davidova:

Liinu Grönlund:

Raakel Kuukka:
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6th Annual Fall Fête and Art Auction

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Thursday, November 9, 6-9 PM
201 46th St, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Join NARS Foundation's artists and supporters as we celebrate art in South Brooklyn at our 6th Annual Fall Fête & Art Auction on November 9th, honoring John Avelluto and his work with Bay Ridge SAW.

In 2017, NARS will have hosted 32 artists in residence from all over the world and provided space grants to a dozen more local artists to develop and present their artistic practice within a growing artists' community in Sunset Park. In the year to come, we need your help to continue supporting artists, present timely exhibitions and discursive events, and provide educational workshops in our community.

Ticket levels:
Artists and arts professionals - $45
Fete ticket for 1 - $100
Fete ticket for 2 - $300, includes 1 artwork valued up to $500
Fete ticket for 2 - $500, includes 1 artwork valued up to $1000
A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for $150

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Participating artists: Aglae Bassens, Alexis Myre, Alina Grasmann, Baris Gokturk, Bas Geerts, Bat-Ami Rivlin, Bo Kim, Brian Lund, Brian Stinemetz, Bryan Martello, Caitlin Rose Beck, Carlos Pileggi, Carolina Paz, Carrie Elston Tunick, Colleen Cunningham, David Samuel Stern, Denise Treizman, Derek Buckner, Dongfan Chen, Elena Soterakis, Elise Rasmussen, Erich Winzer, Erickson Hyunsuk, Eungho Park, Ewelina Bochenska, Guno Park, Guy Ben-Ari, Heon Woo Nam, Hua Bai, Ioana Manolache, Jackie Feng, Jahyun Seo, Jena H. Kim, Jesus Benavente, Jisook Kim, Jong Hyun Kwon, Jose Arenas, Joshua Liebowitz, Julie Hwang, Kat Chamberlin, Katya Grokhovsky, Keren Anavy, Linda Lee Nicholas, Magali Duzant, Mark Joshua Epstein, Mayuko Fujino, Meg Stein, Ming Jer Kuo, Mira Dayal, Nadine Mahoney, Niamul Bari, Nicolas Touron, Noël St. John Harnden, Nooshin Rostami, Samantha Morris, Sandra Erbacher, Sandra Lapage, Sarah Olson, Shay Arick, Siyue Pan, Sophie Barbasch, Suzanne Russell, Svetlana Bailey, Tadasuke Jinno, Tang-Wei Hsu, Taihwa Goh, Un Hee Park, Yefeng Wang, Yi Xin Tong, Yoko Shimizu.

Board Members & Benefit Committee: Thomas Arnold, Rachel Cole & Jordan Levie, Mark Epstein, Katya Grokhovsky, Kamili Iman & Jerry Thomas, Sylvia Kim, Nooshin Rostami & Mani Nilchiani, Ed Rubin, Chonghun Daniel Song, Elena Soterakis, Nicholas Touron, Carrie Elston Tunick, Hyewon Yi


John Avelluto was born in Gravesend, Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn College, acquiring a BA in English and subsequently an MFA in Visual Art. Since then he has gone on to exhibit his work both nationally and abroad while remaining active as a conduit for arts in the public sphere. John is a founder (’09) of the Bay Ridge 5th Ave Storefront Art Walk (SAW) and The Bay Ridge Poets Society (’13), both of which are testament to his interest in the multifaceted relationships between Art and community. In 2014 John was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture by Brooklyn Magazine. In the same year John was lauded by the online forum for arts and culture Hyperallergic magazine for his solo exhibition, Disintegrator, at Studio 10 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He is the co-owner and operator of The Owls Head Wine Bar in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where he lives and works with his wife and two daughters.

Many thanks to:

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Hair Drive by Mira Dayal

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Hair Drive by Mira Dayal
October 26, 7-8:30 pm

On October 26th, Mira Dayal will be present in the gallery to lead a hair drive, in which she and an assistant will be collecting the language and material of hair. Visitors can expect to complete a brief survey and participate in a hair-gathering process. Please bring your comb or brush.

This event accompanies the exhibition Material Metaphors, a solo show by Mira Dayal of work made with and about hair, up through November 3rd at NARS Foundation.

*Hair will not be cut.

Photos by Carl Hazlewood

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Fall Open Studios
to Oct 14

Fall Open Studios

Background image: Alina Grasmann, West of Eden 07, (for Lucas Cranach and Dan Flavin)

Background image: Alina Grasmann, West of Eden 07, (for Lucas Cranach and Dan Flavin)

NARS Fall Open Studios
Oct 13, 6-9 / Oct 14, 12-6

NARS Fall Open Studios, a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art, showcases the residency and studio artists working in our growing artists' community. This Sunset Park-wide Open Studios event, co-presented with J&M Studios, chashama at BAT and SPBK Studios, invites the public to meet artists from all over the world and to experience the artistic process and the diverse range of artistic mediums presented in the intimacy of the studio.

Accompanying Open Studios, NARS is pleased to host the first New York exhibitions of Mira Dayal and Jackie Feng, with an artists' reception during Open Studios on Friday, Oct 13.

Thank you to Mike Rozman of Rossman Farms for generously providing oranges for use in Ryotaro Fuyuki's performance/installation.

Featuring NARS residency artists:
Rachel Cole | Janna Dyk | Jackie Feng | Lieselotte Fontrodona | Ryotaro Fuyuki | Bas Geerts | Alina Grassman | Carl Hazelwood | Wonwoo Lee | Joshua Liebowitz | Bryan Martello | Andreas Savva | Martin Smith | Kara Springer

Alongside J&M Studio Artists:
Aigerim Akhmetova, Keren Anavy, Nikki Arendt, Niamul Bari, Dongfan Chen, Anese Cho, Donna Cleary, Tasha Dougé, Mayuko Fujino, Tessa Grundon, Kathie Halfin, C'naan Hamburger, Noël St. John Harnden, Katie Hector, Mikhail Iliatov, Maya Jeffereis, Nadine Mahoney, Ioana Manolache, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Samantha Morris, Sarah Olson, Siyue Pan, Un Hee Park, Kaushani Patel, Jean Carla Rodea, Yali Romagoza, Jahyun Seo, Christy Speakman, Elena Soterakis, David Samuel Stern, Brian Stinemetz, Olivia Tin, Taehee Whang, Erich Winzer, and Shuhei Yamada

Directions: NARS is two express subway stops from Manhattan. Take the “N” or “D” to 36 St. Transfer to the “R” one stop to 45 St. Walk to 46th Street then make a right and walk down 46th street to the building on the corner of 46th and 2nd Ave on the right (201.)


For info and directions to partner organizations in Sunset Park hosting Open Studios on Saturday, Oct 14, and Sunday, Oct 15 visit:

Chashama @ Brooklyn Army Terminal

SPBK Studios @ 250 44th Street Studios

NARS Open Studios is sponsored by Lagunitas and Material for the Arts.

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Open Call - NARS Residency
to Sep 30

Open Call - NARS Residency

Open Call - NARS International Residency

Deadline: September 30, 2017

NARS is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York's cultural and sociopolitical context.

Artists meet with 4-6 studio visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and the production of new projects.

Public presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and the Entree/Encore program, through which artists share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The NARS Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round.


Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together. At NARS, residents also have the advantage of working alongside 60 emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene.

Accepting applications from international artists for a 3 or 6 month residency in 2018-9 and from US-based artists for the Winter and Spring 2018 seasons.

For more information, please check our FAQ section or email

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