8. There’s a large sign that simply says “YOU ARE READING THIS”
Along Bergen Street in Boerum Hill is a wooden sign that simply states, “YOU ARE READING THIS” in large black letters. Partially obscured by a fire escape, the humorous sign sits above the Invisible Dog Art Center at 51 Bergen Street, established by Lucien Zayan in 2009. The gallery is located in an old factory that produced the “invisible dog leash,” created by George Zorbas who already produced belts and jewelry in the space.
The creative sign sits above the art center’s entrance. The ground floor is used for exhibitions, performances, and public events featuring artists and curators from around the world, as well as a pop-up shop. The second and third floors are divided into over 30 artists’ studios. The center has previously hosted “performance dinners,” sound installations, and makers markets. This month, artist-in-residence Nicole Mannarino will continue research on her latest work DIVE, analyzing the potential of the collective in dance and performance.