gentrification

Post image for Street Artist Sues Developer for Using His Mural to Sell Condos

The street artist Craig Anthony Miller is suing the real estate developer Toll Brothers for using a mural he painted in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to market a nearby condo development.

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Post image for Brooklyn’s Own Briar Patch: A Funk Opera Takes On Gentrification

Gentrification has been the subject of countless plays and performances in New York, but the number of productions taking it on seems to have increased dramatically in recent years.

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Post image for Will Galapagos’s Move to Detroit Be a Blessing or a Curse?

I grew up in the Metro Detroit area as a dancer and performer who, inevitably it seems, ended up in Brooklyn a few days after graduating college. Is it time to turn around?

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5Pointz mid-demolition

The owner of 5Pointz, the former artists’ studio complex and graffiti center in Queens that is currently being demolished, is trying to trademark the name “5Pointz” in order to market the apartments that will be built on the lot.

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Post image for Marfa’s Art World Gentrification Is Pushing Out Long-Time Residents

After Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas in 1971, he quickly transformed the cow-town into the art world’s desert outpost, much to the chagrin of some locals.

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Post image for Has Biennial Culture Gentrified the Art World?

BERLIN — The eighth Berlin Biennale opened last week and runs until August 3. Reactions so far have been mixed, but one thing is certain: We Berliners have never before hosted such a “global” biennial.

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Post image for 8th Berlin Biennale Curator on Berlin, Contemporary Art, and Gentrification

BERLIN — Juan A. Gaitán is a typical hyphenated global art professional. The Canadian-Colombian independent writer and curator is based in Mexico City and Berlin, and he was chosen to curate the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, which opens today.

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Post image for All Wrong About Lower Manhattan: Rereading Sharon Zukin

In the course of writing The Rise and Fall of Artists’ SoHo (Routledge), I read several earlier books about lofts and artists in lower Manhattan. The most embarrassing by far, in spite of some research worth crediting, was Sharon Zukin’s Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change.

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Post image for Dear NYC Loft Residents, You Need to Know This Before It’s Too Late

For the second time in New York’s history, tenants living illegally in commercial lofts will be able to apply for the full rights and protections afforded to all residential renters … but this time there’s a deadline.

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Post image for How David Byrne Misread the Creatives of Our Time

When I read David Byrne’s recent Creative Time piece on how the 1% dominates the world, or strictly speaking, the art world, and more specifically, New York — the city we live in — it made me collect my experiences, thoughts, hopes, and projections and put them into a script.

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