Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy Commemorated in New Art Exhibition Today
A year after Hurricane Sandy battered the northeast, some 300 artists many of whom had works of art, studios and other properties damaged by the storm will present a major exhibition commemorating the disaster, titled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition, presented in the Brooklyn manufacturing center known as Industry City, which was severely damaged by the storm, will be presented by the property's new owners and the Dedalus Foundation in approximately 100,000 square feet of space.
Curated by artist, writer, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui, who previously served as a curatorial advisor to MoMA PS1, th exhibition will be on view at Industry City (220 36th Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn), from today, October 20 through December 15, 2013.
"This exhibition is a cathartic moment for both Industry City and the Sunset Park community which sustained major damage during Sandy," said Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City. "Given the exhibition's theme of resiliency, Industry City was a good fit to host this event. We are proud to bring people together under our roof for this significant commemoration of a storm that truly impacted us all."
At the time of the storm, Industry City, which itself suffered extensive basement flooding and infrastructure damage, donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.
"The Dedalus Foundation is proud to be engaged in helping to bring together the New York arts community after last year's devastating events," said Jack Flam, President of the Dedalus Foundation. "We are especially pleased to be working together with the extraordinary Phong Bui, who is so deeply committed to artists working in so many different mediums, and with Industry City, whose involvement with relief from Sandy goes back to the aftermath of the storm."
During the course of the exhibition there will be numerous events, including music and dance performances, documentary film screenings, panel discussions, and poetry readings. The complete list of artists, events and viewing hours, including holiday closures, is available at www.cometogethersandy.com.