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Basement Sanctuaries by Gesche Würfel


May 31st, 2013 - June 27th, 2013

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Artist Gesche Würfel presents Basement Sanctuaries, a photo project that explores the ways in which superintendents decorate basements of apartment buildings in Inwood and Washington Heights. In doing so, the artist illuminates the process of migrant adaptation to the metropolis from an intimate perspective. The images explore a unique way of living and adapting to New York City. They encourage people to think in new ways about how space functions in apartment buildings and broaden our understanding of the relationship between public/private space,
migration, and the everyday landscape.

The exhibit will run from May 31st through June 27th, 2013 as part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. Opening reception Saturday June 1st, 2:00-4:00pm, Story Hour Room, 2nd Floor. Bilingual (Eng/Sp) artist talk with moderator Jaime Permuth, photographer and educator at the School of Visual Arts (SVA): Saturday June 22nd, 2:30-4:00pm, Story Hour Room, 2nd Floor. Artist talk, exhibition materials, and captions in English and Spanish.