Disparate ingredients are part of Historical Amnesia, a collection of five artists’ work exploring historical trauma, marginalization and how those concepts are traced through the human body.
The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.
Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.
Photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23. “The whole bloody Brooklyn was on fire,” recalled Rodriguez, three decades after taking these shots of turmoil in the streets of East Harlem. “All these black men and brown men out there burning stuff down because of what was happening. You grow up with those visions in your head.”
Last January, a collective consisting of seven artists bought the 6,400-square-foot lot at 368 East 152 Street for $1.15 million, with help from ArtCondo, a real estate enterprise that helps artists leverage purchases of commercial workspace, buildings and townhouses.
Artist and painter Osaretin Ugiagbe’s first solo show, “Unbelonging,” opened on July 1, with 61 photos and paintings that help document the artist’s life on both continents during a nine-year period.