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For Immediate Release
No Longer Empty presents
If You Build It
Sugar Hill, Harlem, NY / June 26—August 10, 2014
A site-specific preview exhibition in the future Sugar Hill Apartments, a new Broadway Housing Communities building designed by architect David Adjaye
Site-specific Art Exhibition If You Build It, presented by art organization No Longer Empty in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities, in new Sugar Hill building—combining affordable housing, art, and education—designed by architect David Adjaye.
- 22 artists (internationally acclaimed, emerging and local) celebrate Sugar Hill from the Harlem Renaissance to current creative communities, as well as issues of relevance to the neighborhood and cities worldwide. Ideas of home, building community, migration and aspirations, racial profiling, salons featuring jazz, rap, beat and spoken word, and more.
- Exclusive opportunity for public to visit the Sugar Hill building before residents move in.
Opening Event: Wednesday, June 25
Media Preview 5-6pm (invited to stay through opening or tours by appointment)
Private Reception 6-7pm & General Opening 7-9pm
Special Features: Live music by The Jazz Foundation of America + Soul Food Trucks
Exhibition Dates: June 26–August 10; Thu/Fri: 3-7pm; Sat/Sun: noon-6pm.
Full event schedule: nolongerempty.org
Sugar Hill Building, 155th Street at St. Nicholas Ave, Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York
Mequitta Ahuja/ Raúl Ayala / Aziz + Cucher / Radcliffe Bailey / Sonia Louise Davis / Élan / Iliana Emilia Garcia / Scherezade Garcia / Brendan Jamison & Mark Revels / Carlos Mare / Omo Misha / Shani Peters / Kameelah Janan Rasheed / Freddy Rodríguez / Moses Ros-Suárez / Bayeté Ross Smith / Dread Scott / Hank Willis Thomas / William Villalongo / Nari Ward
Dream city created with a quarter million sugar cubes started by artists and continued by public; artist “collects” and cans 2,000 smiles of Sugar Hill residents; Wanted Posters created on site with forensic sketch artist of youth whose only crime is being black; crowning guests to Stevie Wonder’s “The Crown” music video installation; weekly new renaissance salons; Classical Theatre of Harlem’s 15-minute Macbeth workshops
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS EXHIBITING:
Art In FLUX / ArtsConnection / Broadway Housing Communities / Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA / Harlem Arts Alliance / Harlem Needle Arts / Institute for Public Architecture / Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Sugar Hill Culture Club / The New School Collaboratory
A complete description of artists’ projects, images, and programming schedule will be continually updated on the nolongerempty.org exhibition page.
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Past coverage of No Longer Empty includes the following media:
CURRENT EXHIBITION. PRESS PREVIEW
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