There was a special performance last night at the gallery of the family-owned Asian emporium Pearl River Mart. The German dance troop, Cocoondance, performed what they coined a “trash mob” as part of the current show, “From Trash to Treasure.”
The show features work by their current artist-in-residence, Suzette Gabriel-Schoebitz, a jewelry designer and activist that upcycles pieces that have been discarded by her clients and that she finds in flea markets, trading posts, and her own material waste. It traces global waste management systems and habits from Laos to NYC and explores the process of “reusing trash for renewed value through design and photography.” Gabriel-Schoebitz collaborated with photographer Alfonso Sjogreen, to document NYC’s current waste management on the streets.
“From Trash to Treasure” is on view, at 395 Broadway, through Sept. 21, 2019.