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Business & Entrepreneurship

A New Way to Support Emerging Artists

By Leslie Weeden / June–August 2022
June 7th, 2022

Bungalow, “an art-forward concept store and platform for emerging artists,” is a roving, evolving idea created by Quinn Schoen ’18, Saria Sakka ’18, and Abigail Tisch ’18. The “nomadic and temporary project,” says Schoen, had its first presentation for five weeks last fall on Orchard Street in New York City’s Chinatown, bringing together the works of 25 artists and makers—including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, lighting, clothing, food, and more. New York Magazine’s Curbed mentioned Ellen Pong’s floor lamp Golden Teacher, with its “maitake-esque shade and a thorny stem,” and Elle Decor called Bungalow “novel in its approach.” Bungalow’s second iteration took place this past spring at NYC’s historic artist colony Westbeth, with an exhibition and live events. Sakka told the BAM that Bungalow had evolved since the first show, shifting toward visual arts and design, morphing from a “roving and multidisciplinary gallery” to a “roving and multidisciplinary curatorial platform.” The reason for this, Sakka says, “is that we hope to expand Bungalow’s scope in the near future, organizing residencies and other such projects, engaging artists beyond the traditional gallery model.”

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