Upicnic | How to Be Cool in NYC This Week: Enjoy a Brilliant Art Exhibit, Sip Lemonade

How to Be Cool in NYC This Week: Enjoy a Brilliant Art Exhibit, Sip Lemonade

BY MARTA
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4/13/2016

You guessed it, there’s an amazing art exhibit opening this week in New York City, and Upicnic is all over it. You might argue that picnics and art do not seem a mix & match situation, but trust us – the combo will rock your world.

Mastermind and curator behind this kickass exhibit is one of Upicnic’s founding members, amazingly talented Lal Bahcecioglu – who will meet everybody at the opening reception in front of the florist on 22nd street on Thursday April 14th at 8pm.

Upicnic will be there and hand out lemonades to participants – because one of our co-founders thought setting up picnics on Chelsea sidewalks was “not doable”. Pfff. Haters gonna hate, right?

So if you want to be cool in New York City this week, you have to come enjoy the brilliant Sneak a Peek exhibit while sipping lemonade.

About the exhibit:

Sneak a Peek is an exhibition for curious passersby and art audiences alike, for all of the women, men and children on the street. The show features six video works that are displayed on TV monitors inside individual apartments. These monitors are placed right behind the windows facing West 22nd Street in New York City. When curator Lal Bahcecioglu approached the tenants to use their windows, many responded with enthusiasm, and some needed a little more encouragement; in the end, they all agreed happily to partake in this unique experiment. Sneak a Peek showcases a range of video-based works by artists Graciela Cassel, Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Ghost of a Dream, Sara Eliassen & Lilja Ingolfsdottir, Kanako Hayashi, and Mille Kalsmose.

What happens behind windows, closed doors and drawn curtains is always a great source of curiosity. Sneak a Peek sets free this desire and gives viewers the chance to stop and really look, without the fear of voyeurism. Sneak a Peek offers an innovative way of exhibiting video art and reaching a wider audience of people who may come upon the work by chance. By its very nature, this project turns the notion of exhibiting on its head, with passersby becoming viewers looking in, and residents within becoming the exhibitors rather than the observers.”

Full details on opening reception here.

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