I’ve introduced the gadget geeks to The Aphrodite Project a long time ago. They have continued and flourished. And here’s the latest news! Re/working the Map is about to launch!
Combining science (data mining) and art, these projects try to show how sex workers live in the Bronx and how they integrate into the economy of their neighborhood. And all the information is used to help these people live better, safer lives.
Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite and Eight Artists Respond to Born Again
Curated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez
June 1 – August 3, 2011
Longwood Art Gallery
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street)
Opening Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 5-9 pm
Following Estevez’ baptism as a Bronxite in the Bronx River, he invites eight artists to engage Bronx residents, by way of visits, discussions, hands-on workshops and artistic experiences, in a reflection of what it might mean to them to be a Bronxite. The exchanges are preserved in an exhibition comprised of videos, photographs, digital arts, logos, props and documents highlighting the day-to-day of the borough of New York City with, perhaps, the most defined persona.
Artists and projects:
Michael Paul Britto
Kathleena Howie-García (Lady K-Fever)
Nancy Hwang and wowe
Norene Leddy and Melissa Gira Grant
Linda Mary Montano and Nicolas Dumit Estevez