‘The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014’ Debuts at Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 am by

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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is hosting an exhibit with particular relevance to the current real estate ongoings on the LES. In the wake of SPURA and other controversial neighborhood developments, The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 sparks discussion of these matters and rallies the community through art and other visual provocation.

It serves as somewhat of a continuation for a movement that occurred over 30 years ago, which bears an uncanny similarity to today’s economical real estate climate. Back in January of 1980, the city shut down Collaborative Projects’ The Real Estate Show at 123 Delancey without notice, which led to a public calling out by the exhibit organizers; they demanded open discussion and further reconsideration between the collab and the city. The fallout from this action would eventually result in the formation of what we now know as ABC No Rio.

The deets:
Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 19th from 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
*Free Speech hour from 5-6pm*
Location: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market)

There are some corresponding exhibits happening as well:

The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980 at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, April 4 – 27
RESx: The Real Estate Show Extended at ABC NoRio, 156 Rivington Street, April 9 – May 8
No City An Island at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, April 10 – May 11

In other Cuchifritos news, you can celebrate the reopening of Artists Alliance Inc’s LES Studio Program—a three and six-month residency program on the LES for under-represented, emerging and mid-career artists. You can get your drink, delicious food, and silent auction on Monday, April 14 from 6-9 pm at Culturefix.

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