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Brooklyn Bailout Burlesque

Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue, 917-682-6753
August 14 - August 30, 2009
Reception: Friday, August 14, 7 - 10 PM
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Featuring: Jon Burgerman (UK) Jim Avignon (Germany) Roman de Milk & Wodka (Switzerland) Ema (France) Asuka Ohsawa (Japan) Daniel Dueck (Brooklyn) Christine Young (Brooklyn)

The art world, global companies, complex societies and every small individual all have one problem in common: how to deal with the crisis. When money goes wrong nothing goes right. Many in the high society of art dreamt the dream of instant success and big overnight money, but the awakening was rough and most of the ambitious collectors had gone with the wind. So how can one stay in a market that barely exists in this time, where money displays a rather strange behavior.

Jim Avignon, Brooklyn-Berlin based artist, musician and hopeless bohemian, curated a show with seven young artists from Brooklyn and Europe which might have some answers for you. They throw their skills together and create a panorama, where strange and funny characters inhabit a peculiar zone somewhere between realist figuration, cartoons, messageboard-doodling and pure fantasy. Expect everything from unsentimental portraits, vibrant colors, playful items, and contemporary weirdness with a good old anti-establishment vibe.

Between high art and crumbling economy there is a common ground for inexpensive works, keenly tailored for broad appeal.

The show must go on.
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