Unaffordable Groceries

28 Jan

I was happy to discover that opening next week at MoCADA, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, is an exhibit called The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks. Finally!

From MoCADA’s press release:

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine how urban planning, eminent 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.

Below are billboards I quite like done by Toronot0-based artists, Specter, in Promotion of the upcoming exhibit:

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5 Responses to “Unaffordable Groceries”

  1. itoolikejupina January 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    THIS IS EXCITING!

    Finally a museum is giving some light to my little frenemy g-e-n-t-r-i-f-i-c-a-t-i-o-n.

    Thank you for shedding light on this, and for disliking hipsters as much as I do, le chic batik, my trusty comrade.

    To rent control and beyond!

  2. Geeked for Change January 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Two whopping hot servings of Awesome Sauce – Chunky Style for this one. LOVE! it!

  3. Medusalith January 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    These are great! I would love to check out the exhibit.

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  1. links for 2010-02-04 | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture - February 4, 2010

    […] Unaffordable Groceries « le chic batik "This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine how urban planning, eminent 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." (tags: gentrification urbanrenewal urbanremoval) […]

  2. “A quiet alarm sounds.” Brooklyn gentrification subject of art exhibit (City Limits Magazine) « the springfield institute - March 26, 2010

    […] Arts’ exhibit, “The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks.” More images here. From their press release: “This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, will examine […]

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