Fuchs Projects Holiday Show
Bushwick's latest gallery, Fuchs Projects, celebrated nearly six months of unique art and photography exhibits by throwing a festive holiday bash and multimedia art event last month. Having opened just this past July, Fuchs Projects focuses on emerging and mid-career artists, and has thus far presented the work of photographers such as Worm Carnivale, Phil Knott, and, of course, Rafael Fuchs himself.
The night featured a DJ, drinks, art books, and plenty of red Santa hats. Meanwhile, in the 'It's A Small World' department, a wall in the back room showcased the intricate photography of past MUSEÉ Photo of the Week winner, Petros Chrisostomou.
The Israeli-born Fuchs first gained notoriety for his unique self portraits during his tenure in the Israeli army in the 1980's. He went on to photograph a multitude of prominent celebrities, including Colin Powell and a shirtless Geraldo Rivera. His Brooklyn-based project, Bushwick Yearbook, is a testament to an ongoing love affair with the neighborhood in which he lives and works.
Since he also happens to be a very nice guy, he took a moment to answer a few questions for us.
MUSEÉ: Three words that describe the vibe of the Fuchs Project?
FUCHS: Fresh, Innovative, Challenging.
MUSEÉ: Are there any emerging photographers we should be looking out for this year?
FUCHS: I can tell you that 2013 will be an important year for Petros Chrisostomou.
MUSEÉ: What's next for you and your gallery?
FUCHS: More innovative artwork, displayed in nontraditional ways (in comparison to most photography galleries), as well as a couple of shows that will include paintings. In terms of my own work, you should expect two different shows, one of which will celebrate 30 years since I completed my body of work in Israel. I'm also planning on self-publishing three books this coming year — hopefully at least one of them will find a publishing house. I know it will be a busy year !