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A Light Without Shadow

As we confronted the immense upheaval caused by the pandemic—challenges to our concept of borders, disruption of civic life, failure of leadership, devastation of our truly vulnerable communities, confrontation of our visible and invisible systems—we turned to our community of alumni with a simple request: what might be the larger (perhaps less overt) implications of …

ECC x AAI: Kanad Chakrabarti

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Kanad Chakrabarti’s workshop began with a short lesson on flags found throughout the world including national symbols, diving flags, maritime signal flags, etc. In order to bring the flags to life, the artist created a short animation for the students of a flag blowing in the wind, …

ECC x AAI: Zorica Čolić

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Zorica Čolić is an artist who often juxtaposes found images and objects from diverse sources—fashion magazines, medical books, pills, medical paraphernalia—to focus on political and cultural individuation processes that form the human body. For her collaboration with the Early Childhood Center, students were encouraged to observe images from …

Recyclotron: A Manhattan ride for a healthy planet

Presented in collaboration with Bike New York Meeting: Corner of Water and Fletcher streetsRide Length: 8 miles Artists Alliance Inc., in collaboration with Bike New York and the Czech Centre New York, held a ride through Manhattan’s ecological landscape, designed and led by Prague-based artist Adam Vačkář. Through the first half of the 20th century, New York’s surrounding ocean served as the …

00 00 00 00 00 [Essex Street Retail Market]

Created by Italian artist Andrea Nacciarriti, curated by Alessandro Facente and commissioned by Artists Alliance Inc., 00 00 00 00 00 [Essex Street Retail Market] is an immersive architectural installation inside of the historic Essex Street Market on New York’s Lower East Side. The history of Essex Street Market is deeply ingrained in the history of New …

ECC x AAI: Nat Ward

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Utilizing instant film cameras and monochrome film, artist and photographer Nat Ward encouraged students to engage in a closer kind of looking at the world around them. With the supervision and support of ECC Team Members, Ward led a photographic exploration of the block where the school is located. …

ECC x AAI: Boohri Park

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center A projected plane of light appears often in Boohri Park‘s work as the most reduced and abstract form of a space, but also as a medium which frees a given space from its physical structure. In the form of light, different spaces get to meet each other. For …

ECC x AAI: Magali Duzant

Presented in collaboration with Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Magali Duzant’s workshop focused on sun prints, or cyanotypes, which feature heavily in her existing practice. Each child had their own pretreated photo sheet, along with a large pretreated canvas on which all of the students collaborated. Simple objects such as yogurt lids, sticks, cut-out shapes, …

The Perfect Journey (after James Lee Byars)

Presented in collaboration with Bike New York Join Artists Alliance Inc. and Bike New York for a meditative ride inspired by the works and life of artist James Lee Byars, designed and led by artist Weronika Trojanska. Taking Byars’ artistic practice and persona as points of departure, participants in Trojanska’s ride will collectively attempt the futile act of …

The East Light: Live Streaming Sunrise(set)

On the occasion of the 4th Mardin Biennial 2018 (Mardin, Turkey)175 Delancey Street @ Corner of Clinton & Broome In the global world order perspectives on influence and power cycle through new stages. No longer do we live in a world in which one view point is accessible, instead we are swimming in them. In …