Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington & Delancey, 212-260-4080
East Village / Lower East Side
June 22 - July 6, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, June 22, 6 - 9 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is pleased to present
Performing Coordinates: Cityscapes Revised Curated by Zoe Lukov
Featuring works by Carlton DeWoody, Lucas Flores Piran, Chibi Lai, Wayne Liu, Zenith Richards, Reyes Santiago Rojas, and Georgia Wall.
Using the Clemente Soto Velez center and its presence in New York’s Lower East Side as a point of departure, Performing Coordinates: Cityscapes Revised investigates the performance of our individual identities upon the layered physical spaces we inhabit. The L.E.S. is the neighborhood in which new immigrants to New York have settled, and where today, hipsters, scenesters, artists, and young professionals lay claim to the stories, cultures, and peoples that define this contested territory. Performing Coordinates seeks to re-envision the cartography of the city as a palimpsest of histories that engage and affect the people who occupy it.