Wherefore ART?

WHEN: JULY 8 thru SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, OPEN DAILY

OPENING RECEPTION: Tues, July 8, 6-9:00pm - RSVP

WHERE: Aloft Harlem, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd., between 123 & 124th Street

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Danielle Siegelbaum, Guy Beckles, Ibou Ndoye, Suprina

 

Art in FLUX Harlem presents a visual arts exhibition in collaboration with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and their production of Romeo n Juliet. “Wherefore ART?” on display from July 8 through September 8 at Aloft Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 124th Street paves an intersection of contemporary art with classical theatre, incorporating the multitude of cultures surrounding its Harlem location.  The exhibit starts from a display of artwork in the large empty retail windows on Frederick Douglass Blvd. to the larger exhibit inside the lobby and lounge of Aloft Hotel. Art in FLUX activates an underutilized space with visual art while Classical Theatre of Harlem occupies Marcus Garvey Park jointly engaging theatre and art lovers alike for the summer in Harlem.

This production of the classic Shakespearian tragedy directed by Justin Emeka weaves Harlem's artistic legacy and other Diasporic traditions. In response to the Harlem-inspired production, Art in FLUX visual artists, Danielle Siegelbaum, Guy Beckles, Ibou Ndoye, and Suprina, roguishly make philosophical commentary on the play’s prevailing themes of love, passion and conflict with paintings, mixed media works and kinetic sculptures. 

 

ARTIST TOUR AND TALK: SEPTEMBER 8, 6:00-8:30PM

 

RSVP: info@artinfluxharlem or 646-340-3479