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The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

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Stay Strong by Tim Okamura, 2009 Oil, Spray Paint on Canvas 76 X 84 in © Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks
Curated by: Dexter Wimberly

80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
February 4th, 2010 - May 16th, 2010
Opening: February 4th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://mocada.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@mocada.org
PHONE:  
718.230.0492
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
photography, video-art, performance, sculpture
COST:  
Free

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The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine how urban planning, imminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification. In addition to works of art featured at MoCADA, there will be a schedule of public programs taking place throughout Brooklyn.

In addition, there will be a vignette of work on display from two local high schools (The Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School and The Secondary School for Research) where students have been documenting the impact of gentrification on their neighborhoods over the past few years through photos and essays.