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Building Stories: More Art Exhibition

October 6th-15th, 2017

Opening Reception | Friday, October 6th
5:00PM-9:00PM | RSVP HERE

 Building Stories is an exhibition of recent works by More Art’s 2016 Engaging Artists Fellowship focused on housing justiceBuilt to foster the early stages of long-term socially-engaged art projects, this unique fellowship supports emerging artists to build relationships with grassroots organizations through its four month professional development and volunteer programs.

Focusing on issues of gentrification, police brutality, affordable housing, preservation, and tenant rights, each Engaging Artists Fellow partners with community organizations throughout New York City, including: Chinatown Tenants Union, Movement for Justice en El Barrio, New York Cares, FUREE, Eviction Intervention Services, and Queens Neighborhoods United, among others. In order to forge meaningful exchanges between all participants, the exhibiting artists collaborate with each other and with the organizations while placing primacy on the needs of advocacy coalition and their constituents. The show brings to life the processes engaged by the collaborative teams, whether through documentary, art therapy, social practice, or storytelling.

The exhibition as a whole envisions the city as a living ecology of generative feedback loops between infrastructure, power structures, individuals, and communities.

Building Stories is curated by: Bridget Bartolini and Five Boro Story Project, Dani DeLade, Alexander Dwinell, Jonathan Gardenhire, Aneeta Mitha, Ilaria Ortensi, Aldo Soligno, Priscilla Stadler, and Cynthia Tobar

Building Stories Press Release
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