Monday, February 1, 2010

Thursday, February 4: Gentrification Show Opening at MoCADA

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

The opening is Feb 4th, 6pm-9pm, Free Admission.
"This reception will include a public art performance, a musical set by Brooklyn-based author and DJ, Rich Burroughs, the opportunity to meet the featured artists and a presentation by the exhibition's curator and Brooklyn native, Dexter Wimberly."

Group Show: The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine how urban planning, imminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification. In addition to works of art featured at MoCADA, there will be a schedule of public programs taking place throughout Brooklyn.

In addition, there will be a vignette of work on display from two local high schools (The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School and The Secondary School for Research) where students have been documenting the impact of gentrification on their neighborhoods over the past few years through photos and essays.

Info: ArtSlant

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