A Video Installation Featuring Works by 40 International Artists
Coming to Urban Spaces Around New York City
Friday, September 10th, 2021 - 9PM
While thousands of people around the U.S. still wait for Congress to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, this September, a group of artists will send a message of love and support to the country’s diverse population of dreamers.
On the night of September 10th, DREAMERS, a video installation with works by over 40 international artists will light up the city of New York. At 9PM, the show will be simultaneously screened on dozens of buildings and outdoor spaces around the city, creating a moment of sharing for the community.
Despite challenging times, New York is well alive and remains a center of cultural diversity and creativity. DREAMERS calls artists and all New Yorkers to show their sense of community and to celebrate diversity, paying tribute to the richness of the city’s melting pot. By bringing art outside of galleries and into the city, the show will be a shared experience of openness and possibilities.
DREAMERS was conceived during the pandemic as a way to honor and celebrate the communities of immigrants that the recent health crisis has disproportionately impacted.
Borrowing its name from the undocumented youth that has been fighting for a path to citizenship, the project wants to honor the dreams of all the people that left their homeland in pursuit of hope and new possibilities of life elsewhere.
The show was created and curated by visual artist Laura Mega, co-founder of the international art project LAZZARO_art doesn’t sleep (@lazzaro_artdoesntsleep), in collaboration with New York-based art writer and cultural producer Maurita Cardone.
Workshop date/Location/time :
September 10, 2021
Culture Lab LIC
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101