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LES Exposed
May 6, 2011 | opening reception at 7pm
161 Essex Street btwn Houston & Stanton | New York, NY 10002
Open by appointment only after the opening | Call 929-530-2142

LES exposed +++ Festival of ideas +++ Mission +++ Conference
StreetFest +++ Projects +++ Partners +++ contact +++ Participants +++ Press kit

VIDEO 6 min

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Festival of Ideas logoCutting-edge Lower East Side art and photography brings a blast from the past and a force for the future. Reportedly not for the weak of heart or those who are easily scared. Artists: Lincoln Anderson, Anne Apparu, Nico Dios, Cheryl Dunn, Charles Gatewood, Kevin Harris, Troy Harris, Steven Hirsch, Curt Hoppe, LA II, Leslie Lowe, Pete Missing, Angel Orensanz, Jerry Pagane, Clayton Patterson, Elsa Rensaa, Q. Sakamaki, Shell Sheddy, Suzannah B. Troy.

Screenings: Captured; Dirty Old Town Patterson will answer questions about his archives of photos, videos, and books documenting life in the LES.

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The Festival of Ideas for the New City, May 4-8, 2011, is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations, from universities to arts institutions and community groups, working together to effect change. A first for New York, the Festival will harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore the ideas destined to shape it. It will take place in multiple venues Downtown and is organized around three central programs: a conference of symposia; an innovative StreetFest along the Bowery; and over one hundred independent projects and public events. The Festival will serve as a platform for artists, writers, architects, engineers, designers, urban farmers, planners, and thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions, and invite the public to participate.

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A conference of symposia, lectures, and workshops with visionaries and leaders— including exemplary mayors, forecasters, architects, artists, economists, and technology experts—addressing the Festival themes: The Heterogeneous City; The Networked City; The Reconfigured City; and The Sustainable City. Events take place at The Cooper Union, New York University, and the New Museum, Wednesday to Saturday, May 4-7.

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An innovative, minimal-waste, outdoor StreetFest takes place along the Bowery. 100+ local grassroots organizations and small businesses present model products and practices in a unique outdoor environment. Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m to 7 p.m.

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100+ independent projects, events, performances, and walking tours that expand on the Festival’s themes, open at multiple venues Downtown, activating a broad geographic area. Projects are listed in chronological order and most events are free.

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Organizing Partners

New Museum (Founding Partner)
The Architectural League
Bowery Poetry Club
C-Lab/Columbia University
Center for Architecture
The Cooper Union
The Drawing Center
NYU Wagner
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Swiss Institute

Facebook | CALL 212-219-1222 | Festival of Ideas c/o New Museum
235 Bowery | New York, NY 10002

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Abrons Arts Center
Aicon Gallery
Allegra LaViola Gallery
Alliance for the Arts
Anne Apparu
Anthology Film Archives
The Architectural League
Art Cart NYC™
Art in Odd Places
Art Loisaida Foundation
Art Production Fund
Art Since the Summer of ’69
Article22 and Project peaceBOMB
Artists Alliance, Inc. (AAI)
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.
Audi Urban Future Initiative

Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Baukunst Studio
Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
Bowery Arts & Science
Bowery Electric
The Bowery Mission
Bowery Poetry Club
The Bowery Presents
Broadcastr (A project of Electric Literature)
Brooklyn Brew Shop
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn Grange Farm
Brooklyn Soda Works
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Build It Green
Bus Roots

Cabinet Magazine
Café Habana and Habana Works
Center for Architecture
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Charles Bank Gallery
Chinatown YMCA
Choncho’s Tacos
Christina Ray Gallery
City Lore
C-Lab, Columbia University
Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
Common Ground
Community Board 3
Cooper Square Committee
The Cooper Union
Creative Time
Cuchifritos Project Space

Dance New Amsterdam
Dia Art Foundation
Dixon Place
Dodge Gallery
Downtown Art
The Drawing Center

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
The Educational Alliance
Elastic City
Eleven Rivington
Emergency Response Studio by Paul Villinski
Etsy / The {New New}
Eyebeam Art + Technology

FAB Café
The Fales Library at New York University
(Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics)
The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
FINE & RAW chocolate
Fourth Arts Block (FAB)
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York
FusionArts Museum

Ghana Think Tank
Goldie’s Soap
GOLES—Good Old Lower East Side
G.R.E.E.N.H.O.U.S.E. by Anne-Katrin Spiess
Green Map System
Green My Bodega and Foodshed Market
Green Spaces
The Greenhorns
Grey Art Gallery at New York University
Growing Chefs
GrowNYC / Greenmarket
GrowNYC / Youthmarket

Hendershot Gallery
Hester Street Collaborative
The Hester Street Fair
The Hole
HoneybeeLivesHot Blondie’s Bakery
Hot Bread Kitchen
Housing Is A Human Right
HOWL! Arts Inc.
Hudson Valley Seed Library

Invisible Exports

James Fuentes LLC
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

Kate Payne, HarperCollins Publishers, The Hip Girl’s
Guide to Homemaking
Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery
Kombucha Brooklyn
Krause Gallery

La Finca del Sur
La MaMa Galleria
The Laundromat Project
Lesley Heller Workspace
Lit Crawl NYC
The Living Room
Lower East Side / Chinatown Bicycling Coalition
Lower East Side Business Improvement District
Lower East Side Ecology Center
Lower East Side History Project
Lower Eastside Girls Club
Lu Magnus

Meatless Monday
Michael Mut Gallery
Milk Truck
Millennium Film Workshop
The MoS Collective
Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi
Museum of Chinese in America

New American Cinema Group, Inc.
New Art Dealers Alliance / Big Screen Project
New Museum
New Museum G:Class and City-as-School
New York City Department of Buildings
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
New York City Department of Transportation
No Longer Empty
Not Eating Out In NY
Nuit Blanche New York
Number 35 Gallery
NY Studio Gallery
NYU Wagner

Our Other Location

PARC Foundation
Participant Inc.
Pecha Kucha
People’s Pops
Performance Space 122
Pop-Up Adventure Play
Project For Empty Space

Recess Activities, Inc.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Rick’s Picks
Rockwell Group
Romanian Cultural Institute in New York

Safari 7
Salon 94
Salon 94 Freemans
Scaramouche NY
The School of Art at The Cooper Union
Seeding the City
Sloan Fine Art
Social Bicycles
Solar Alignment Walk
Solar One
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Spacebuster by Raumlabor
Sperone Westwater
Storefront for Art and Architecture
StoryCorps in collaboration with KQED
Sue Scott Gallery
Susan Teller Gallery
Sweetery NYC Inc.
Swiss Institute

Tenth Acre Farms
Theater for the New City
The They Co.
Transportation Alternatives
Truck Farm / Wicked Delicate Films
Trust Art
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
The Underground Library

University Settlement

Visual AIDS

White Box
Works In Progress NYC

Y Gallery

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