Artwashing

DDC Seeks Students and Local Artists to Beautify the Eyesore of East Side Resiliency Project

Posted August 24, 2021 at 5:06 am

Let the so-called art-washing begin. The city is amidst a crowdsourcing campaign to find students and/or local artists who will decorate fencing erected for the controversial East Side Coastal Resiliency project. This “Call for Art” is aimed at students from kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as local artists. Student winners earn $300 reward, while […]

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CitizenM Taps Street Artists to Highlight the ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ at 20-Story Tower

Last modified June 19, 2018 at 10:42 am

Tearing a page from the gentrification playbook, CitizenM, the Netherlands-based hotel brand, is now engaged in an “artwashing” project for its forthcoming Bowery property. Corporate recently launched an artist collaboration at their 20-story, modular Bowery property. (Artwashing is a verb coined to describe the phenomenon whereby street art is exploited as cred to soften areas for […]

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