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House Magic

156 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
April 21st, 2009 - May 10th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.abcnorio.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
abc@abcnorio.org
PHONE:  
212-254-3697
OPEN HOURS:  
Sundays 2:00 - 5:00pm Wed & Thrs 4:00 -7:00pm
TAGS:  
squat, printed, material, Public, events, video-art

DESCRIPTION

"House Magic: Bureau of Foreign Correspondence" is a first step in a project to explore squatted social centers in Europe. The social center was a key feature of the Italian Autonomist movement of the 1970s and 80s. Squats on the Lower East Side of New York City borrowed elements of English and German social centers, including cafes, infoshops, performance spaces and art galleries. Across Europe, social centers became important organizing foci of the global justice movement during the first decade of the new century. House Magic will present this important movement through an accumulation of printed material, videos and public events.