Manhattan, NEW YORK 2011

Pulsing between 29th to 30th Streets at 6th Avenue, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Big Screen Plaza‘s 30 x 16 ft. HD-format LED screen is a new nexus of the city’s cultural life. Established in 2010, the 10,000-square foot outdoor multimedia venue hosts major events and screenings of an eclectic mix, ranging from cinema to sports, from the arts to fashion. BSP has hosted major media events and has partnered with the Wine and Food Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the New Art Dealer’s Alliance, the Streaming Museum, Leaders in Software and Art, Telegraph21 and more… The BSP is featuring Movie Nights with an array of classic films from all genres in an urban incarnation of the old drive-in. The Arts are well represented at the BSP, featuring the best works by video and animation artists. We also support New York arts schools by showcasing fine work by these emerging talents. Big Screen Plaza‘s ongoing aim is to serve as a nodal point for entertainment as well as cutting-edge cultural innovation coming out of New York and elsewhere.

Plaza Address:
851 Avenue of the Americas (between 29th and 30th St.), 
Behind the Eventi Hotel

New York, NY 10001


AD Projects is an independent, migratory curatorial organization. Founded in April 2009, AD Projects has staged many group exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists in borrowed spaces. Kat Cohn, Jessica Gallucci, Abby Merrick and Jill Murphy curate and coordinate each exhibition outside of normal business hours; the name AD Projects is derived from the nature of their work “after dark.”

Based in New York, AD Projects has mainly worked in vacant apartments, artists’ studios, warehouse spaces, and storefronts around the city.  They were also invited to curate an exhibition at the Central Utah Art Center in February 2011, where CAMERA VIVANT came to life. The show focused on narrative, non-documentary camera-based works from eight different artists.During the spring and summer of 2011, AD Projects ran a popup gallery in an East Village storefront at 200 Avenue A. For two months, the four-person curatorial team repurposed a shut down bar called Superdive into a black box art gallery with the help of No Longer Empty’s Art in Empty Spaces Initiative. What unfolded was a dual series exclusively featuring New York-based artists entitled Reliquary/SUPERDARKReliquaryconsisted of four week-long solo exhibitions, while SUPERDARK presented appearances by five unique performance artists.