NOW - July 9, 2016.
Location: Mitchell-Innes & Nash. 534 West 26th Street, NY. NY.
A temporary exhibition, a continuation artist Martha Roler's archived 1989 exhibition "If you live here". Created by The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances. Click below for more information:
Thoughts: It's 2016 neighbors and neighborhoods feel the pinch of urban development. Displacement and Expulsion on-the-rise. How to keep those in communities they call home, is a humanitarian crisis.
Bittman John Rivas, better known as Bimbo Rivas, was born November 11 1939 and died May 21 1992.
Bimbo was a Puerto Rican community activist, director, playwright, poet, and teacher who lived in the Lower East Side of New York City. He famously gave the area its Spanglish name Loisaida.
Bimbo was one of the pioneers of the Nuyorican Movement and was involved in the Nuyorican Poets Café.
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, activist and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution, Gulf Labor Coalition, and REPOhistory. Gulf Labor’s research about the intersection of precarious labor and high art was featured in the 2015 Venice Biennial. REPOhistory began in Manhattan in 1989 as a study group of artists, scholars, teachers, and writers focused on the relationship of history to contemporary society.