The Shed has commissioned Bronx-born artist Lawrence Weiner, a founding figure of Conceptual art, to create a major new artwork that will be unveiled when the building opens. It also will begin a collaboration with Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring flexn dancers to form a free, three-year citywide dance activism residency program for young people that will inform a new work to be presented by The Shed. We will announce further programmatic updates over the course of the next year.
The Shed will launch its first commission in fall 2016. FlexNYC, led by Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) flexn dancers is a three-year citywide dance activism program. FlexNYC will establish partnerships between New York City school students and emerging and early-career artists who together will explore issues of social justice through flexn, a form of street dance with roots in the Jamaican Bruk Up found in dance and reggae halls in Brooklyn. The FlexNYC program also will inform the creation of a new work to be presented by The Shed.
- Academy for Young Writers (Brooklyn)
- ARTs East New York (Brooklyn)
- Hammels Cornerstone (Queens)
- Ingersoll Community Center (Brooklyn)
- Landmark High School (Manhattan)
- Marble Hill Cornerstone (Brooklyn)
- Ocean Bay Cornerstone (Queens)
- Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare (Brooklyn)
- Young Minds COMPASS Program (Brooklyn)