the scandalous new Showpaper
"new Showpaper cover's apparently scandalising the community. haha get over it, the back of VillageVoice or NYPress is ok, but not out front?" - Todd P
The above quoted tweet above doesn't flat out say what you'll find on the cover of the new issue of Showpaper, their 89th one-sheet, designed by artist Borden Capalino, but it gives a pretty good idea. For that image, which mimes the fairly explicit ads in many NYC weeklys (and brings to mind the fact that Craigslist recently removed its own 'adult services' ads), click below.
Showpaper will be running a gallery on 42nd Street through the end of December. It opens this Friday, October 8th, with DJ sets by Das Racist and International Tapes and solo music from The Beets' Juan Wauters. The installation will have art, DIY video games...
More info with the new cover art, below..
THE NEW ISSUE OF SHOWPAPER
opening this Friday 10/8, and running through the end of December...
THE SHOWPAPER 42ND ST GALLERY
217 East 42nd St @ 3rd Ave | Midtown, Manhattan
Wed-Sun 11am-8pm (+ extended evening hours for events)
opening reception -THIS- Friday 10/8 @ 7PM
:: THU TRAN // PAUL KONEAZNY // BABYCASTLES: A RETROSPECTIVE opening
:: art exhibition curated SHOWPAPER & THU TRAN
:: videogame arcade curated by BABYCASTLES
:: Juan Wauters from THE BEETS ----- solo set
:: DAS RACIST djs
:: dj International Tapes
THE SHOWPAPER 42ND ST GALLERY is a shortterm gallery space featuring monthly guest-curated visual art series, w/ guest curators Thu Tran (of IFC's "Food Party"), Gabriel Fowler (of "Desert Island Books"), & Space 1026 -plus- a 3 month DIY VIDEOGAME ARCADE featuring independently produced artistic video games, presented by BABYCASTLES!
THE BABYCASTLES ARCADE @ THE SHOWPAPER 42ND ST GALLERY is an operating videogame arcade open the public daily, featuring gorgeous, playable videogames by independent developers. These beautiful DIY games combine creative visuals with groundbreaking, sometimes subversive, and always fun concepts; in a setting that eschews the corporate and commercial pressures usually inherent in videogame development and distribution. Come play a game on your lunchbreak, or after work!
SHOWPAPER IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR HELP W/ INSTALLATION & STAFFING OF THIS EXCITING NEW GALLERY / ARCADE SPACE.
Get involved! pls send an email w/ the subject "42ND ST VOLUNTEER" to: