OPEN SOURCE CARNIVAL 257 17th Street at 5 Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 SATURDAY APRIL 30TH FROM NOON-MIDNIGHT The Carnival involves a public celebration



257 17th Street at 5 Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Carnival involves a public celebration combining some elements of circus, performance, public fair and party. We encourage people to dress-up in costumes during the celebration and to bring a little bit of money for the future of OPEN SOURCE.

The event is a benefit to help Open Source Gallery rebuild after the fire that destroyed the gallery in November 2010.

The Carnival is being held in the four story building adjacent to the original location of Open Source. Once home to gallery owners Gary Baldwin and Monika Wuhrer, this building was rendered uninhabitable by the New York City firefighters' efforts to prevent the blaze from spreading further up the street. The entire fifth avenue side of the block was destroyed by this fourteen hour five alarm fire.

Concurrent with the Open Source Carnival is a large group exhibition throughout the building entitled ASSOCIATED (the name of the grocery store where the blaze began). Together, these two events serve as something of a New Orleans style funeral and wake for the building. Come on out, join the spectacle and help us transform this disaster site into one of celebration!


James Leonard will be doing live boardwalk style portraits this Saturday @ the Open Source Carnival from 3 - 5pm.

Doors open at noon - $5 suggested donation

1pm: Tour of the exhibition Associated

2:30pm - 5:30pm: ARTIST PERFORMANCES

James Leonard: Boardwalk Style Portraits
Jason Gaspar: Taco Hell
Sara Bouchard: Songline 1: Paper Wrinkle on melodica
Lily White on saxophone
Wendy Chu and Keiji Kubo: Libertango choreographed by Yuka Kawazu


Ethan Crenson: "disaster songs" on 78s

Hari Ganglberger: drums and percussion
Glen Einbinder: Carnevale music on 78s and more
Union Street Preservation Society: Americana string band
In The Loop: improvised electronic sound-scapes

Jeremy Slater and Ami Yamasaki: sound performance

11pm: FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT hosted by Monika Wuhrer and Frank Scheiderbauer

Raffles will be held at 5:30pm and 9pm!
Beverages and snacks will be available for a suggested donation.

More about the Carnival

More about the exhibition ASSOCIATED


Jason Gaspar - Taco Hell

I work in performance and with food. Personal mythology, cultural reference, history, Chicanismo, Tejanismo, language, remembrance and what it means to be a hybrid being subvert themselves into each taco.


Ethan Crenson

Ethan Crenson will play for us from his collection of 78 rpm "disaster songs"

Sara Bouchard

Sara Bouchard's work combines songwriting, found materials, recorded media and performance in an exploration of place and modern mythologies.
Sara will perform "Songline I," a musical score derived from found sources and accidental circumstances, played on melodica.

USPS full band

Union Street Preservation Society

The Union Street Preservation Society is a Brooklyn-based string band mixing bluegrass with folk, blues and early jazz. Their spirited vocal harmonies and runaway-train instrumentals radiate an authentic energy ensuring good times for all. We welcome you to jam along with us!


Hari Ganglberger

Hari Ganglberger has been working with contemporary classical music-, jazz-, fusion-, experimental-, reggae-, afro beat-, persian dance-, musical theatre-, folk-, pop- and rock-ensembles. After relocating to NYC in 2000 the then still thriving punk scene became a special interest...the search for the right sound at the right time goes on.

Lily White

Lily White is a great OPEN SOURCE supporter. She is an amazing musician, performer, and writer. She has performed at various OPEN SOURCE events in the past.


Jeremy D. Slater and Ami Yamasaki

Jeremy D. Slater is a sound artist essentially, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings. His sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with tabletop guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive. Video work also includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. Ami Yamasaki, is a painter, poet, actress, film director, and namely known as a voice artist, performs in various art forms with musicians, visual artists, dancers and theater companies, in short, with all the sounds in the world.

Wendy Chu and Kaiji Kubo

Libertango, choreographed by Yuka Kawazu, is a dance piece performed by Wendy Chu and Kaiji Kubo, set to music by Astor Piazzolla

Monika Wuhrer and Frank Scheiderbauer

will challange you for a game of Foosball on a table that has been played by the Austrian president Heinz Fischer, some professional Red Bull soccer stars and other crazy people!

Food and Drinks


Der Kommissar

A Brooklyn Sausage Joint
Der Kommissar opened recently on 5th Avenue near 15th street. Owners Gary Baldwin and wife Monika Wuhrer along with their partner Alex Darsey, have set out to build a spot for good beer, tasty sausages, and great hospitality. There will be some for you to taste at the carnival.



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Ethan Crenson carefully embellished the house's fire escape within the limits allowed by the New York City fire code.

Guided Tours from Wed-Sat | 1pm and 7pm
April 27-May 7th
Additional Open Hours on Saturday May 7th 1pm - 8pm


Sara Bouchard, Christian Brown, Reamonn Byrne, Ethan Crenson, Anja Conrad, Alex Darsey, Hubert Dobler, Glen Einbinder, Maya and Brad Engstrom, Peter Feigenbaum, Hari Ganglberger, Pirmin Hagen, Fumie Ishii, Stefanie Koseff, James Leonard, Katerina Marcelja, Amanda C. Mathis, Patrick May, Felipe Mujica, Matthew Orr, Annelise E. Ream, Jason Reppert, Raphaela Riepl, Evan Robarts, Manuel Sander, Allison Read Smith, Miho Suzuki, Johanna Unzueta, Kathleen Vance, Letizia Werth, Jasper Wingo

Curated by Monika Wuhrer,Raphaela Riepl and Frank De Leon-Jones


ASSOCIATED in The L Magazine

"Photos from Brooklyn's best and most unique group exhibition of the year so far."
The L Magazine

The old Open Space Gallery burned down  but the owners fire-damaged home is open for a temporary exhibition

The old Open Space Gallery burned down, but the owners' fire-damaged home is open for a temporary exhibition.

After Fire, Open Source Gallery Mounts Show in Burned-Out South Slope Brownstone

Posted by Benjamin Sutton on Fri, Apr 29, 2011

Last November a fire at 17th Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope destroyed Open Source Gallery's small storefront space, and badly damaged co-owners Monika Wuhrer and Gary Baldwin's adjacent home. No matter: they turned the construction fence into a poster gallery, launched a pop-up in Greenpoint and, this week, turned their badly damaged home into the massive, wonderfully intimate and incredibly rich site-specific group exhibition Associated with works by friends and artists who've shown at Open Source.

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ASSOCIATED in The Wall Street Journal today

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Jason Reppert's piece Manhandle and Amanda C. Mathis Room NYPD (257 17th street) is featured in The Wall Street Journal.



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