NLE Lab: The Way Out is ThroughJanuary 10, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Curated by NLE Lab Fall 2014 participants: Leticia Gutierrez, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Kirstin Kapustik, Zena Koo, Kenneth Paranada, and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.
The Way Out Is Through was a multidisciplinary exhibition that addressed the shifting landscape of urban environments. Through video, interactive media, installation, performance, and sculpture by participating artists — Peggy Buth, Raquel Cepeda, Free Breakfast Program, Paloma McGregor, Akeema-Zane, Nicko Nogués, Kyla Marshell, Mark Salvatus, and Phan V. —the exhibition questioned the relationship between home and communities in flux. The works explored narratives of belonging, public space, and nostalgia, challenging what it means to belong to a community and our connectedness to shared memories of a neighborhood. The exhibition title, The Way Out is Through is a reflection of our relationship to the transient nature of urban space and how we respond to the tensions between our home interiors, exteriors of public space, and the act of letting go.
Meet the Curators:
This NLE Curatorial Lab, Fall 2014, was administered with the curatorial guidance of Petrushka Bazin-Larsen, Independent Curator and Director of Programs at Laundromat Project, and Manon Slome, NLE Chief Curator. For more about the NLE Curatorial Lab, click here
Photo Credit: “Demolition Flats (2013)” – a part of the larger project, The Benefit of Fear – historic-virtual blank spaces in urban space by artist Peggy Buth
This 2014 program was generously supported by the Dedalus Foundation and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. A gracious thank you to program partner ART:I:CURATE