Shameless self-promotion: Archival Alchemy @ Abrons Art Center

Everyone should go see the exhibition Archival Alchemy, currently on view at the Abrons Art Center. This is the South Asian Women's Creative Collective's 20th anniversary visual arts exhibition and was curated by Saisha Grayson. I am one of the exhibition managers (think COO) and can say with confidence (and objectivity) that this is THE BEST show in NYC right now. 

At a moment when South Asian communities, women and immigrant neighborhoods like the Lower East Side are being targeted by an evidence averse administration, this exhibition offers nuanced reflection on the complex global and personal histories that shape conflicting views of our contemporary moment. Works in the show explore the role that archives play in creating official histories, papering over dissent and managing the disappearance of non-citizens, while presenting or producing counter archives that resist such erasure and offer strategies for empowerment.
— Curator Saisha Grayson

Exhibition dates: April 6 - May 10, 2017
Venue: Abrons Art Center, nry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11AM-6PM; Sunday: 12-6PM; Exhibition Closed on Mondays.

All photographs by Steven Paneccasio

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