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The Plot Thickens: A Personal Account of Industry City’s Bid to Take Over Sunset Park

by Erik Gonzalez on October 21, 2013
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As many of you in the art community know, there is a mega-show in Sunset Park opening to the common public. The show, titled “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” presents itself as evidence of the resiliency of the New York’s artists and their communal solidarity in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

This presentation is insidiously disingenuous.

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Industry City Forces Artists Out of Studios Then Launches Giant Art Show

by Paddy Johnson on October 18, 2013
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The Dedalus Foundation, Jamestown Charitable Foundation, and Brooklyn Rail mount a benefit exhibition for Sandy at a location in which artists are being forced out due to rent increases.

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“The Politics of Art”? That Died Out in the 1970s

by Corinna Kirsch on November 21, 2012
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, art and politics were peas in a pod. For die-hard critics like Barbara Rose, who lived through these decades in New York, that was the time to be alive. Art was good then, and now it sucks. Well, that’s how her argument goes, which which she makes in the pages of this month’s Brooklyn Rail. We disagree.

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