8/30 | Live at the Archway: JSWISS

This week, we're bringing classic hip hop stylings of JSWISS to Dumbo. The Source says “...fans of R&B, hip hop, soul, pop and rock all able to find something to like in JSWISS.” Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by a DUMBO-based artist.

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • IN THE GALLERY: Patricia Brace 

Live at the Archway is always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine


The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


THE BAND. JSWISS is among a class of hip hop artists that blend top-notch wordplay and substance with elite musicianship, both on-stage and on record, putting him alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper. With multiple projects earning acclaim from media outlets, radio DJs and fans in the U.S. and internationally, JSWISS has garnered hundreds of thousands of plays worldwide and performed hundreds of shows, often with a live band. JSWISS is also the first ever hip-hop artist ever to perform at the landmark New York Botanical Garden and has had music featured in films on NBA TV and Red Bull TV. With clever wordplay, positive messages and an infectious energy that drives an exciting live show, JSWISS appeals to hip hop purists and new hip hop audiences alike.  JSWISS has been a TuneCore artist since 2016.

THE GALLERY. Every Live at the Archway, Tfnf’s The Space Station pops up in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge  Brainchild of artist Nathan Sinai Rayman and with a footprint of only 32 square feet, Tfnf’s The Space Station replicates (in flat pack, modular, franchisable form) his DUMBO gallery This Friday or Next Friday – “likely the tiniest, most inconsequential gallery in NYC, maybe on the face of the Earth”. Each week, we present an exhibition featuring a DUMBO-based artist and invite the public to create a collaborative piece with the artist over the course of the evening.

THE ARTIST. Patricia Brace was raised in Cherryfield, Maine, and now resides in Biddeford. She is a performance artist whose work addresses the relationship between intersectional feminism and socio-politics through the use of dance, new media, and installation. Brace currently teaches at University of Maine, Augusta, and formerly taught at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She has recently exhibited at the CMCA in Rockland, Maine and the ICA at MECA in Portland, Maine, This Friday Next Friday Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and Tête Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Her work has also been shown at Gary Snyder Project Space, SOHO 20, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Smack Mellon, Public Address Gallery and Trestle Gallery, all in New York. Brace has attended The Studios at MASS MoCA, Solo(s) Project House, and Vermont Studio Center. She is the recipient of the Professional Development Grant, Giza Daniels Endesha Award, the Ray Stark Film Prize, and the Leon Golub Scholarship. Brace is also the Co-founder of Sine Gallery and GROUNDWORK retreat.

TUNECORE. TuneCore is a leading distribution and publishing administration service for independent musicians, headquartered in DUMBO. Artists using TuneCore are able to distribute their music to more than 150 digital music stores around the world while keeping 100% of their earnings. The platform supports artists at all stages of their careers by providing the tools and resources to get their music heard by more people in more places. Artists can learn more on TuneCore.com


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