Director John Rasimus invited Native Art Department International to demonstrate contemporary practiices that have gone beyond the ideology of “ownership” and now move towards the culture of post-production and using social activities as a catalog of forms. For the project, Native Art Department invited two other Brooklyn based collectives to collaborate for the space.
The project name Chez BRKLYN is an absurdist corruption of the French expression, “tres Brooklyn”, which is understood to imply characteristics of quality, casualness and creativity. All the artists in this exhibition are based in Brooklyn, and are surprised the city name has become a popular marketing tool in Europe and elsewhere. This project’s themes were the result of an organic process centered on ad-hoc social gathering, meal sharing and late night drinks. The exhibition Chez BRKLYN highlighted the fluidity of individual and group dynamics of collective art practices.