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“The Real Estate Show” Slideshow and Commentary

by Whitney Kimball on April 8, 2014
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Thirty years later, the site of the “Real Estate Show” is finally getting developed. Original “Real Estate Show” members have mixed feelings.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Fiery Paintings and an Opera Called “Crash”

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on April 7, 2014
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So, so much to do.

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The Historic “Real Estate Show” Returns

by Whitney Kimball on April 3, 2014
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The 1980 “Real Estate Show,” the seed which became ABC No Rio, is back.

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A Look at The Creative Time Summit: Gentrification, Gentrification, and Gentrification

by John Powers on November 5, 2013
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Generalizing about gentrification.

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Memorial to an Art Scene: The Gordon Kurtti Project at Participant Inc.

by Whitney Kimball on July 11, 2013
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In the scope of New York City history, seven years isn’t much time. For the East Village art scene, though, it was a lifetime, and for artist Gordon Kurtti, it was an entire career. After a brief but bright formation in the East Village performance scene, Kurtti passed away in 1987, at age 26, of AIDS-related complications; twenty-six years later, a mini-retrospective at Participant Inc. acquaints us with his life and work. It’s an intimate memorial for Kurtti, but it’s also a story of community, and the meaning of comings and goings.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to Brooklyn. And Chim↑Pom!

by Whitney Kimball on March 11, 2013
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What’s Chim↑Pom, you ask? See for yourself in this week’s art events.

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The ABC No Rio Interviews: Steven Englander

by Whitney Kimball on December 20, 2012
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In the last ABC No Rio interview before the renovation, director Steven Englander says fighting the city is the easy part. He asks, “What do you do if you win?”

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The ABC No Rio Interviews: Vikki Law

by Whitney Kimball on September 5, 2012
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In the third of four ABC No Rio interviews, I spoke to community organizer and prisoner advocate Victoria Law. We discuss some of the activist initiatives at No Rio in the mid-nineties through early 2000s.

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The ABC No Rio Interviews: Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

by Whitney Kimball on August 1, 2012
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We pick up our ABC No Rio interviews with Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, performance artists and activists who directed ABC No Rio from around 1983 to 1991.

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The ABC No Rio Interviews: Alan Moore

by Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2012
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This week, I interview historian and ABC No Rio co-founder Alan Moore about the first few years at No Rio, beginning in 1980. In addition to frequent eviction attempts from the waterlogged building, he remembers: “people were breaking into the gallery and taking whatever they could. It was a drag, but you had to deal with it. At one point, we fortified the doors, and they broke through the walls.”

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