The Brooklyn Museum saw two big openings this week—both their tribute to The Sneaker and FAILE's big colorful show opened yesterday. FAILE is a collaboration made up of Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, whose prayer wheels used to get stolen from the streets of Williamsburg. They now have a lot more $tatus.
With this show, called Savage/Sacred Young Minds, "raises questions about our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions, and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art, and popular culture."
The exhibit is housed on the Museum's 5th floor, and works include multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and "sculptures that appropriate imagery from a wide variety of sources, including American quilts, folk and Native American art, religious architecture, pulp magazines, comic books, sci-fi movie posters, adult entertainment advertisements, and storefront typography."
There's also The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, an intensely bright interactive environment created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst. There you'll find arcade games, pinball machines, and foosball tables—all sculptures, but interactive ones that you can actually play (for free). The games includes a gentrification video game meant to be played with others, everyone racing to knock down the old Brooklyn buildings and replace them with new condos.
Elsewhere, you'll find a temple that looks to contain the bust of BoJack Horseman.
The show runs through October 4th; more details at brooklynmuseum.org.