In, Of, and Crossing Essex

April 27, 2018 - June 10, 2018, 12:00 am
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In, Of, and Crossing Essex

Sonia Louise Davis, Dillon de Give, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín
Curated by Anna Harsanyi

On View: April 27-June 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27 from 6-8p
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6p

By Fall of 2018, Essex Market will prepare for its relocation as part of the Essex Crossing development. At this time of transition, In, Of, and Crossing Essex will present three artist projects by Sonia Louise DavisDillon de Give, and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín. From April 27-June 10 visitors to the Market will have opportunities to explore the public and private histories of the Market through the stories, perspectives, and lived experiences of the people who work and shop there every day. Within the Market space, a project hub will be located at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, which will serve as a meeting space for public programs and events, and will feature installations by the artists.

Two public programs on May 14 and June 10, presented in partnership with Artists Alliance Inc, and The People’s LES/FABnyc, will bring together artists, organizers, small business owners, and city residents to explore how artists work together with neighborhood residents to support small businesses. Both programs and are free and open to the public with RSVP.

 

Monday, May 14 from 6:30-8p
PANEL: Small Businesses as Cultural Contributors
As much as artists and cultural establishments hold importance in shaping New York City, small businesses are equally as vital to the cultural lifeblood that defines New York City. This discussion will bring together artists, business owners, and city organizers to discuss the contributions of small businesses to the Lower East Side’s cultural fabric. Panelists will consider how artists and cultural organizations in the neighborhood have aligned with small businesses, and consider ways to strengthen the foundation of how cultural vibrancy is represented in a city-wide context.

The public programs are organized by Artists Alliance Inc/Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space in partnership with The People’s LES/FABnyc and made possible, in part, through a Humanities New York Action Grant.

Sunday, June 10 from 3:30-5p (closing reception to follow)
Roundtable discussion: what steps can artists take to support small businesses?
What steps can artists take to support small businesses? Looking at the ways artists and organizers in Lower East Side have worked together to support small businesses, this roundtable discussion will question how artists and cultural institutions can engage as active community members by supporting small businesses – and what this kind of support looks like in concrete, day-to-day actions.

The public programs are organized by Artists Alliance Inc/Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space in partnership with The People’s LES/FABnyc