"Loft in the Red Zone" is an artistic tribute opening on the 10th anniversary of September 11th NYC Attacks to honor the victims, first responders and the great people of New York. It is an international traveling museum quality art exhibition involving over 30 NY based artists that have expressed 9/11 experiences in their art. Our mission is to help create a better understanding through art and to inspire new connections between the people of New York City and the rest of the world through discovering and promoting post 9/11 artwork.
In the late 1990's, many artists could still be found in downtown Manhattan. They were living and working in Tribeca, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Battery Park and The Financial District. Many of these artists found their studios, homes and lives destroyed by 9/11. These neighborhoods were known as "The Red Zone".
The exhibition will be showcased in a re-created space, attempting to imitate the typical live/workspace of artists in lower Manhattan right after 9/11. Covered with imitation asbestos dust and burnt paper, the loft will contain over 50 pieces of artwork by over 30 local and international NYC artists, who were living in or around downtown Manhattan during the September 11th attacks.
The exhibition will be open to the public 9/10/11 - 9/30/11 in NYC, in the building directly across from Federal Hall National Memorial, in the historic house of JP Morgan, 23 Wall Street, New York, NY. Opening Reception will be held on September 9, 2011, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
"Loft in The Red Zone" Project is an independent artist's initiative, fiscally sponsored by a non-profit art service organization and is supported by many compassionate individuals and establishments.