Foreword/Forward runs in conjunction as both a group show and a product pop-up shop unifying multiple subcultures from the downtown area, ranging from fashion to music to street art.
Featuring works from: Michael Elijah, KidSuper, Miyako Bellizzi, Tyra Mitchell, Dertbag, Procell, Sean Maung, Dollar Stories, Rhamier Auguste, Josh Paulin, Olivia Ballard, Lee Armoogam, Hakeem Lewis, Princess Nokia and more.
Curated by JARSNYC & Kevin Buitrago
Wallplay proudly presents Foreword/Forward, a project dedicated to various forms of downtown arts. Foreword/Forward runs in conjunction as both a group show and a product pop-up shop unifying multiple subcultures from the downtown area, ranging from fashion to music to street art. Foreword/Forward is a public statement on what New York once was, what it is and where it’s going. This project is to become a meeting point, a provisional epicenter for a community of artists who not only create with a challenging assertion of new ideas, but also represent the various crews that encompass the downtown area. While doubters may argue that New York has become a firecode-ridden mecca, it can’t be argued that the drive and motivation has never left for an easier destination.
“JARS is an online media platform that is focused on showcasing new & upcoming talent in the downtown Manhattan scene. From writers and photographers, to fashion designers and stylists, our main goal is to shed light on what’s making waves in the downtown cultural scene before it hits the mainstream media.”
Kite is a mobile app that presents a new way to share information, articles and news. In collaboration with Foreword/Forward, Kite will create a custom news dashboard, selected from the interests and information sources of artists and creatives from this project. All new users of the app will receive a curated dashboard during the activation of the show. Be in the know, share what you know.