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The Archive of Affect

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The Archive of Affect
Curated by: Culture Push

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn , NY 11206
March 18th, 2017 - April 16th, 2017
Opening: March 17th, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nurtureart.org
EMAIL:  
gallery@nurtureart.org
PHONE:  
718-782-7755
OPEN HOURS:  
Thurs through Mon, 12-6pm

DESCRIPTION

Events

Opening Reception
Friday, March 17, 7–9pm

Lise Brenner of Vox Populi
Sunday, March 19, 1:30pm at NURTUREart

Olaronke Akinmowo with Free Black Women’s Library
Sunday, April 2, 12-5pm at NURTUREart

Sarah Dahnke with Dances for Solidarity
Friday, April 7, 7:30pm at NURTUREart

Lise Brenner with Atlas Obscura
History Hidden in Plain Sight: Bushwick Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 1–4pm, details and tickets will be available through Atlas Obscura

The Worker’s Art Coalition
Friday, April 14, 6–8pm at NURTUREart

NURTUREart presents The Archive of Affect, a group exhibition with performances that focus on rewriting, challenging, or expanding traditional archives and histories. Participating artists create ongoing works that help to amplify voices often silenced, omitted, or erased from contemporary historical narratives. The “affect of archive” is particularly salient in current media usage, where access is increasingly democratized, and personal narratives contribute to growing participation. The Archive of Affect reminds us that there are many voices still unheard and unwritten, and that artists can play an important role in challenging traditional notions of place, history, and personhood. The exhibition will include artifacts, ephemera, and documentation of the artists’ projects, as well as present a series of public performances for time-based and durational projects for audiences to experience live.

Featured artists were selected by Culture Push from their Fellowship for Utopian Practice, a testing ground for new ideas that aim to create positive social change through civic engagement and horizontal learning opportunities. Participating fellows are provided creative, analytical, and logistical tools in the creation of boundary-pushing, interdisciplinary, and socially engaged artwork. 

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