Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Helidon Gjergji


Preoccupied with the concern of the flattening of all diversity under the auspices of New York City’s socio-cultural mush, Gjergji’s project brings our attention to deconstruction. The installation of a small wrecking ball vehicle with a disco ball instead of the normal metal fixture, presents an artistic gesture confronting the diversity of a neighborhood under historical demolition. Gjergji’s Shake It, Shake It acts as an artistic line of defense in the face of gentrification.