L.A. bookstore Family brings their indie spirit to the East Coast with a month-long extravaganza of art, music and literature, sponsored by Absolut. Set in a 4,200-square-foot pop-up space in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood, Thirty Days NY features a host of daily festivities from some of the creative community's finest.
Curated by Family's David Jacob Kramer and Sammy Harkham, the duo lined up an event to happen every day of the month for the next 30 days. A rotating cast of artists such as Matthew Thurber and Sumi Ink Club will be on location, conducting classes and letting visitors observe them at work. There will also be an exhibit of artists from the Los Angeles area by the King Kong gallery, with works from Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge and Rodarte.
The project delivers an assortment of interesting people and events (check out the site for a full schedule), among them a performance by Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, who will sign their newly released Sensational Fix" as well as "Kim Gordon: The Noise Paintings." Gary Panter and Joshua White's light shows accompany music performances, Lance Bangs will present Super-8 films and A.M. Homes and Art Spiegelman will deliver author readings and conversation.
Yesterday's opening party felt like NYC's official Spring warm-up with live sets by Aska, Brian Degraw of Gang Gang Dance, and White and Panter's light show. Thirty Days NY runs through 7 May 2010, all events are free.