Presented by No Longer Empty, which has brought such gems as a creepy old bank vault in Queens, this exhibit was less dark and more cheerful overall. Held in an under-construction building in Harlem that will soon be affordable housing, a child care center, and a children’s museum, the space highlighted the potential of what was coming without dwelling too much on what had passed.
Except for a part of the exhibit that showed Wanted posters, describing non-white men being wanted by the police for basically standing around. This part was decidedly depressing, mostly because the posters did such a good job of explaining why these young men were stopped on the street (which was “no reason,” or “because they weren’t white”). And I can’t help but draw the connection between the exhibit and the current events in Missouri. I also can’t help but note that I will never know what that feels like. Read the rest of this entry »