Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Home is where the art is: A discussion on 'Your House Is Mine' at MoRUS

Via the EVG inbox...this event is tomorrow (May 25) at 7 p.m.

Artist and Bullet Space co-founder Andrew Castrucci discusses the creation of the book "Your House Is Mine."

From the introduction: "This project is a collection of images and texts, defining and expressing the broad and essential issue of housing on the Lower East Side, and is a statement of the underlying force of 'art as a means of resistance.' It is both a documentation and expression of social/political issues in our neighborhood, and on a larger scale to symbolize similar conflicts in other parts of the world."

"Your House Is Mine" included work by Anton Van Dalen, Eric Drooker, Lee Quinones, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong ... and writing by Miguel Algarin, Chris Burden, Allen Ginsberg, Eduardo Galleano and Public Enemy, among others.

This event is part of the exhibition "Taking it to the Streets!" ABC No Rio in Exile at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS). Check out the recent review of the show from The New York Times here.

Find more details about Castrucci's talk at the Facebook events page here. The discussion starts tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

MoRUS is at 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.


john penley said...

Kinda makes me wanna shout When was the last time anyone in this crew took anything to the streets ? There are sixty thousand or more people including many families living in city shelters and more on the streets. This art is resistance bullshit is just a bunch of blatant self promotion and in no way lives up to the actual resistance it was created out of. Give me a fukin break and cut the crap. How about doing art projects for homeless kids ? How about benefits for homeless families at MORUS ? How about finding some more space in legal squats for homeless families ? Art that calls itself resistance radical art is meaningless self promoting jacking off without inspiring actual resistance.

john penley said...

Since I was gentrified out and had to leave the hood I won't be able to join the discussion so please read my comment above at the party.