Hundreds of people pass by Third Avenue and 147th Street each day without a second glance at the storefronts that house a nail salon, a hair braiding salon and, hidden from the street, a training school for security guards.
A Cultural Hothouse in an Unlikely Locale By David Gonzalez New York Times City Room Blog The notion of popular art must have seemed like a really hard sell in the South Bronx 30 years ago. The blight all around was the least of it. Fact is, what usually passed for objets d’art in apartments…… Continue reading A Cultural Hothouse in an Unlikely Locale
The final bell rings at the George Wingate Educational Campus, home to four Brooklyn public schools, and a handful of ninth-grade students trickle into a classroom for their after-school service-learning class on a rainy spring afternoon.
The students quickly settle into seats, and their teacher, Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, pulls up a chair alongside them to begin the session. The class is in the midst of conducting an urban investigation, a unique, local service-learning project that asks students to confront challenging issues within their community to gain fuller understanding and become more engaged citizens.
A group of students from Hostos Community College’s Now Program also set out on a project that focused on some illegal housing, the result of their work I HAVE A BASEMENT APARTMENT. NOW WHAT? can be seen tonight (August 7th) AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY. You even get a comic book as a parting gift! READ ON!
Taraneh Fazeli on Night School for Artforum AN ANECDOTE FROM THE ART WORLD, though it could as easily have been a hostage scene from the sausage factory in Tout va bien, left on the cutting-room floor: Attendees at a panel discussion in Berlin are pooled together in a room with a television, on which the proceedings are…… Continue reading Class Consciousness
Text and photos by Charles Rogers for the Canarsie Courier What will life in East New York be like in the year 2030? Students from a class being offered by the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) and sponsored by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) were in the process of answering that question last week…… Continue reading Looking 21 Years Ahead
Twenty artists from eleven nations. “Making It,” the current exhibition at Deutsche Bank’s 60 Wall Street Gallery, features works by participants in the 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, demonstrating that New York continues to have an immense attraction for the international art community.
Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, a Puerto-Rican conceptual artist, does not sell his work by the Metropolitan. Rather, he came to New York City because of a six-month mentoring program sponsored by the New York Foundation of the Arts.
Art in Odd Places is taking over 14th Street: That means gold trash, mutilated stuffed animals and weirdo performance artists everywhere. We asked nine of them to explain their WTF creations
By: Marie-Theresa Hernández, PhD for DREAM ACT – TEXAS “A banana from my country can travel easier than me” says Benito Banana (alias Hatuey Ramos-Fermin) . Conceptual artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermin puts on a banana suit to accentuate how bananas have no problem at security points. How is this Resistance? When you see Benito Banana, it makes you laugh, and then you…… Continue reading Art as Resistance
Something about the man in the banana costume appealed to Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga. Maybe it was the sign he wore that read, “A banana from my country can travel easier than me.” Maybe it was the fruit-wearer’s free-spiritedness as he paraded in his peel through public places. Or maybe it was the Latino roots they shared.
En el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico estará desde el 9 de julio al 13 de agosto de 2006, la muestra: ‘Nuevas Voces en la Fotografía’. En la exhibición participaron: Alia Farid Abdal de Kwait, Victor Rafael González de Nueva York, Hatuey Ramos Fermín de Santo Domingo, Yianitza Febles, Pablo Guardiola, Lara Reyes Cruz y Gerald Silva de Puerto Rico.