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Tomie Arai: Portraits of New York Chinatown

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© Tomie Arai
Tomie Arai: Portraits of New York Chinatown

215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
December 13th, 2013 - April 13th, 2014
Opening: December 13th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mocanyc.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
soho
EMAIL:  
info@mocanyc.org
PHONE:  
(212) 619-4785
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday, 11am - 5pm; Thursday, 11am - 9pm; Friday, 11am - 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
TAGS:  
photography
COST:  
General Admission: $10/ MOCA Members: Free Seniors (65+ with ID) and Students (w/school ID): $5 Children under 12 in groups less than 8: Free

DESCRIPTION

Portraits of New York Chinatown was initiated as an oral history project by artist Tomie Arai and scholar Lena Sze as MOCA prepared to move into its current home in 2009. The project addressed the vital question of MOCA's own role within the communities of Chinatown, Little Italy, and SoHo through interviews with 27 neighborhood residents and community leaders. Out of this material, Arai explores the ever-present pressing issues of gentrification and displacement and develops interpretive 'portraits' for this exhibition.