Bushwick Art Crit Group (BACG) was a nonprofit arts organization that ran for 3 years during 2013-2016 with a mission statement of understanding Contemporary Art through the lens of the art and artists in Bushwick.

BACG was founded to give back to the art world in Bushwick, which has brought us so much joy. All of our events contained the important message, "admission is FREE and ALL are WELCOME."

Our programming during BACG's first year consisted of a monthly artist lecture series, hosted at Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery. During our second year, we
expanded into multi-faceted programming, including gallery shows and art fair projects consisting of the artists who shared their work during our lecture series. We also conducted a notable feminist panel discussion with Frida Kahlo of the Guerrilla Girls and launched a YouTube channel interviewing Bushwick artists in their studios.

BACG was
a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

For historical information on BACG, please e-mail Christopher Stout, Artist and Founder of Bushwick Art Crit Group at christopher.stout@gmail.com

Bushwick is a MOVEMENT!!!


March 30, Painting is Dead, Alejandro Jassan with Artist and BACG Founder Christopher Stout

March 04, 2015 Gothamist, Checking Out The Anti-Art Fair Art Fairs: (un)Scene & Spring/Break (Christopher Stout curator, artist Thomas Stevenson)

March 03, 2015 Blouin Art Info, Slideshow: Highlights from Spring/Break Art Show (Christopher Stout curator, artist Thomas Stevenson)

March 03, 2015 NYC-Arts THIRTEEN, Art in Bushwick and Bushwick Art in NYC

Feb 20, 2015 ArtNet:  Here Are SPRING/BREAK Art Show’s 2015 Curators

Feb 13, 2015 Arts in Bushwick: Confronting Prejudice: Strategies for Women in the Arts

Feb 11, 2015 Bedford + Bowery: Watch a Man Stroll Through the City in a Preposterous Periscope Helmet

Jan 19, 2015 Curatious: Congrats to Christopher Stout and BACG, Winner of $500 (curatious.com)

Jan 2015 White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art: The Subversives the Post Feminists and the Category Expanders: Bushwick Art Crit Group

Dec 29, 2015 Bushwick Daily: Our One and Only Bushwick: 2014 Neighborhood Art News in Review

Dec 8, 2104 Bedford + Bowery: Our Miley Moment, and 99 Other Images From Art Basel and Miami Art Week

Nov 24, 2014 Bushwick Daily: 101 Reasons We’re Thankful to Live in Bushwick

Nov 19, 2014 Social + Diarist: Bushwick Art Crit Group: Nov 2014 Session, Photo Album

Nov 04, 2014 Cheap and Plastique: Profile on Kelsey Shwetz

Oct 08, 2014 Bushwick Daily: BACG’s 10 Do’s and Don'ts for a Professional Post-Grad School Crit

Sept 23, 2014 Bushwick Daily: A Newby’s Guide to the Bushwick Art Scene, Who’s Who

Sept 17, 2014 Social + Diarist: Bushwick Art Crit Group: Sept 2014 Session, Photo Album

Sept 04, 2014 Buffalo News: Echo Art Fair returns to the Central Library

April 30, 2014  DNAinfo New York: Bushwick Benefit Art Show to Fund Video Archive of Artist Presentations

April 29, 2014  Bushwick Daily:  Hey Emerging Art Collectors: Pick UP Cool Work From Bushwick Artists!

April 16, 2014  Social + Diarist: Bushwick Art Crit Group: April 2014 Session, Photo Album

April 15, 2014  Bushwick Daily:  Brave Bushwick Art Crit Group Says Hello to Spring with Politics, Poetry, Painting and Erotica

March 26, 2014  Arts in Bushwick:  Bushwick Art Crit Group Celebrates

March 18, 2014  Bushwick Daily:  Happy Anniversary, Bushwick Art Crit Group!

Feb 19, 2014  Social + Diarist: Bushwick Art Crit Group: February 2014 Session, Photo Album