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The Disappeared and The Endangered

ART 101

The Disappeared and The Endangered

An Exhibition of Photography curated by Nancy Wechter

Works by Meredith Allen, Einat Bar, Vince Cianni, Joyce George, Peter Gillespie,
Anders Goldfarb, Regina Monfort, Mary Quinn, Claudia Sohrens,
Nancy Wechter, Bernie Yenelouis

A long-time resident of Williamsburg, photographer Nancy Wechter has felt the impact of the typhoon of alterations rained upon a once stable and peaceful neighborhood. It is just one year since the rezoning plan was passed, but the changes began with the first whispers of city-sponsored development along the waterfront and the old manufacturing district.

The loss of much that was familiar and comfortable; the endangered physical and human landscape, prompted Wechter to seek out documentation by her peers; to call attention to what is rapidly vanishing, while there is (is there?) still time. The photographs exhibited at ART 101 are by professional photographers, who live in the area and are deeply involved in the daily lives of the neighborhoods that have nourished them, both visually and personally

“As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m used to the constant changes that come with living in this city. However, Williamsburg and Greenpoint …are experiencing change on the scale of the Robert Moses era …and something special is being lost. By viewing what has existed in this neighborhood and what is now extremely vulnerable, we can define what we care about and what we want to work to keep…” (N.W.)

The Disappeared and The Endangered
May 12 – June 4
ART 101
101 Grand Street between Berry & Wythe
Friday through Monday 1 – 6 pm
Or by appointment 718-302-2242
Reception May 19, 6 –9 pm

There will be two walking tours during the course of the exhibit:
Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 12 noon “Endangered Landmarks” led by Ward Dennis of The Waterfront Preservation Association
Sunday, May 21, 10 am to 12 noon “Urban Removal” led by Stephanie Thayer
Meet at ART 101 at 9:45 am

by at 2006-04-26 10:01:05 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Brooklyn, NY , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

19 May 2006 00:05
I was priced out of Williamsburg in 2001. I’m sorry I’ll miss the show.

I do, however find it interesting that a number of people who now live in the area are fighting change when the vast majority are there because others have already been displaced to make room for them. When I moved there in ’98 there were spray-painted tags around the neighborhood that read “go home yuppie”. They meant me… and those who are currently fighting further development. Those who were trying to keep us out are now gone. Not at all unusual in NYC, but interesting none the less.

by Art Rothfuss I I I | 26 Apr 2006 13:04 | Caracas, Venezuela | | Report spam→
Hi there this project is extremely interesting to me as I have just done about two and a half years work on documenting the area around Redfern/Waterloo in Sydney which is definitely under huge threat as a redevelopment zone. It is even more interesting because the Redfern/Waterloo area houses many of the Indigenous inhabitants of Sydney but it is prime real estate because it is very close to the CBD (walking distance) Affordable housing in Sydney is almost non-existent and if the area is redeveloped as certain people in the government wish, it will displace an already displaced people. And limit the diversity of the city. As cheap digs I have always lived in the area when I have lived in Sydney and it is the diverse nature of the people that gives it its humanity. I am hoping to have an exhibition of this work in the very near future. Do you have any visual material for this online? I’d love to see what approach you have taken in putting your show together. Thankyou.

by lisa hogben | 19 May 2006 09:05 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→

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