Press Release: ArtOnBrighton 2012
For Immediate Release
ArtOnBrighton is a multidisciplinary festival taking place on September 8, 2012 at the NY Aquarium and the adjacent beach. Putting the post-Soviet Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants in the spotlight, this celebration recognizes that this is a community of individuals from innumerable walks of life who have themselves or with their families restarted their cultural histories in America and cultivated identities that integrate past, present, and a vibrantly-colored future. We are rooted in our past stories, worldly in our interests, recontextualized in the American landscape, hybrid and unlike any breed the former Soviet states and America have seen before, sexy in our playfulness with the je-ne-sais-quoi aura assigned to us by others, and outside-the-box in what we bring to the tables in professional, community, and social settings.
Daytime visitors are encouraged to participate in the Brooklyn Museum's GO artist studio tour and vote for their favorite Brighton Beach-area artists. The evening program is comprised of live music, art, and comedy presented at the NY Aquarium, followed by a DJ-spun dance party on the adjacent beach, where a large-scale site-specific art installation, Brighton is Cool, Ocean is Hot, made up of 36 working air conditioners will be set up.
The evening offers an Amazing Water art exhibit, open bar and snacks, video projections and live performances by ground-breaking artists, including Y-Love, The Clox, Lady Aye, Alina Simone, and Amour Obscur! Out on the beach, DJ Jason Diamond and DJ Spinach will be spinning a dance party into the night.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
ArtOnBrighton 2012 is a project of COJECO in partnership with the New York Aquarium, the office of Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, and Brooklyn Museum’s GO project, with primary sponsorship by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, as well as Shmaltz Brewing Company, the Pickle Guys, and Exclusiv Vodka, among others.
From ArtOnBrighton 2011