In this month’s magazine, we profiled the Real Estate Show, a groundbreaking exhibition/occupation in a building at 123 Delancey Street in 1980. The James Fuentes Gallery is revisiting the show this month, and several other organizations, including ABC No Rio and the Lodge Gallery, are holding related events. Saturday night, there will be an opening at Cuchifritos Gallery in the Essex Street Market for a project titled, “The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014.” Here’s part of the description:
…this exhibition will serve as a living project space, presenting new work that continues to question the impending re-development of the Seward Park Urban Redevelopment Area (SPURA) sites. By addressing certain issues that have both united and polarized the neighborhood over the last 30+ years, the exhibition will encourage artists and community members to become an active part of the conversation by focusing on the particular insights and experimental processes that artists bring to imagining new urban spaces. All of the projects, contributed by former Colab members and participants in the original Real Estate Show, take form through audience engagement, as Cuchifritos becomes a flexible site for the active processes unfolding throughout the duration of the exhibition.
The opening on Saturday takes place from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is presented as a part of LES History Month. And here’s info about the companion events/shows:
- The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980 at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey St., through April 27
- RESx: The Real Estate Show Extended at ABC NoRio, 156 Rivington St., through May 8
- No City is an Island at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St., through May 11