Exhibitions - Engaging Artists: A selection of works from More Art’s 2015 Engaging Artists Residency

Engaging Artists: A selection of works from More Art’s 2015 Engaging Artists Residency

02.07.16 – 02.27.16

Community Partnership Exhibition Program

Hidemi Takagi, Hello, it’s me, Photo Installation; Digital C-Prints, 2015

The Engaging Artists exhibition features the work of 8 NYC-based first generation and foreign born artists, who participated in More Art’s Engaging Artists Residency. The works emerge from grassroots volunteering as a catalyst for social practice. In 2015, More Art’s Engaging Artist Residents developed long-term projects to connect with aging populations through multilingual art-making projects, recreation activities, and conversations at nursing homes and community centers in their home neighborhoods—from Flushing, Queens to Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

 

This exhibit features works that serve as documentation and response to critical issues associated with aging, health, home, and isolation through the lens of contemporary art. Engaging Artists fosters inter-generational exchange and diverse artistic perspectives on the challenges associated with aging and immigration in New York City.

 

Featuring artwork by Annie Kurz, Aurélien Grèzes, Christie Neptune, Hidemi Takagi, Michelle Melo, Sara Meghdari, Soi Park, and Uday K. Dhar. Closing reception features a live composition and dance performance by Alon Nechushtan and Andrew Nemr.

 

About More Art

 

More Art is a nonprofit organization that fosters collaborations between contemporary artists and underrepresented communities to create thought-provoking public art and educational programs that encourage social change. Since its inception in 2004, More Art has produced a wide range of projects reflecting the concerns and challenges of various New York City residents, including: aging, gentrification, homelessness, immigration, and war trauma.

 

We thank the Artist Volunteer Center for facilitating volunteer opportunities in community organizations.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Participating Artists

— Annie Kurz

— Aurélien Grèzes

— Christie Neptune

— Hidemi Takagi

— Michelle Melo

— Sara Meghdari

— Soi Park

— Uday K. Dhar

Supporters

More Art, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Counccil, Engaging Artists Residency provided by School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Industry City