During the panel discussion “Chinatown Is Not For Sale,” members of the Chinatown Art Brigade presented an eight-point pledge of resistance for artists and gallery owners.
Considering Community as Art Galleries Help Gentrify Harlem
A new wave of art galleries are starting to move up uptown from Chelsea and lower Manhattan, and it is time to ask serious questions about their impact and what we can do to guarantee Harlem survives culturally.
Gentrification, the Art Gallery Influx, and Other Pressures on Manhattan’s Chinatown
The Chinatown Art Brigade is fighting against the displacement of local Asian Americans who are being pushed out by gentrification led by luxury condos, art galleries, and other high-end businesses.
The Alluring Fiction of Los Angeles as a Resurgent Art Center
It had been 10 years since I had lived here and five years since I had last visited, and I was invited back by way of a press tour. The trip reminded me of what I had forgotten.
As Bushwick Open Studios Shifts Gears, Who Gets Left Behind?
Arts in Bushwick kicked off a more studio-centric program last weekend with a 300-artist exhibition and the release of Making History Bushwick, a nearly 500-page book telling the organization’s story and showcasing work by hundreds of local artists.
Gowanus Artists Are Evicted from Building, and Trash Pickup Suddenly Halts [UPDATED]
Garbage has been piling up for weeks in the halls of 112 2nd Avenue.
Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices
LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Anti-Gentrification Activists Show Concern When Two Art Spaces Open in LA’s Boyle Heights [UPDATED]
LOS ANGELES — The burgeoning gallery district east of the LA River is about to get a bit more crowded.
In Miami’s Little Haiti, a Muralist Fights Gentrification One Wall at a Time
MIAMI — In late May, the City of Miami Commission voted unanimously to designate Little Haiti as “Little Haiti.”
Anti-Gentrification Coalition Calls for Galleries to Leave LA’s Boyle Heights
LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.
Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo
Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.
A Hellish L Train Commute Inspires a Graphic Novel History of Williamsburg
Here’s one way to deal with a hellish subway commute: stare at your fellow passengers, draw their portraits, and turn them into characters in a graphic novel.