When museums showcase art, the curators try and specialize the rooms to fit the pieces displayed; No Longer Empty does things the other way. Their recent exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home, This Side Of Paradise, goes a step or two further and had art commissioned specifically for the space itself.
The large rooms filled with carefully constructed artwork managed to both tell a story of the past and reflect modern times. The Andrew Freedman Home was once a home for the once-rich elderly, until it was closed down and abandoned. The artwork does a beautiful job combining elements of the home’s glory days with elements of today’s life in the Bronx.
My favorite piece had three parts, each part being a wall panel. [Read more…]