This exhibition is a viewfinder trained onto the specific sites of the cultural fabric of New York City. The past, represented by the memory imprint of an artistic activity that occurred at a certain site, is “covered” by a current artwork focused on the same site. Through this double take, the past and the present collapse onto each other on a city map. Our intention is to draw precise and living connections between artists, their work, and environments across times — the strands of such connections weave the fabric of the exhibition
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