[spectre] Points of Entry: Regarding the Mihrab Opening Reception
EDonnelly at LMCC.NET
Wed Jun 4 13:32:23 CEST 2003
Join us for the opening reception at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, tomorrow, Thursday, June 5 from 6-8pm at 90 Orchard on the corner of Broome Street.
Regarding the Mihrab, an installation by Goil Amornvivat, Tom Morbitzer and Can Tiryaki
June 1-August 17, 2003
Public reception for the artists to be held Thursday, June 5, 6pm-8pm at 90 Orchard Street, corner of Broome
This is the last installation of the yearlong exhibition series, Points of Entry, in the four storefront windows of 97 Orchard Street, a partnership between LMCC and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The series explores the significance of immigrant communities in New York City, their experiences since 9/11, the issues surrounding new immigration policies, and global realities.
In their site-specific installation, "Regarding the Mihrab", Goil Amornvivat, Tom Morbitzer and Can Tiryaki explore how everyday space can be converted into a sacred site. The artists have created an artificial wall that appears to extend the surface of the building's façade into the Museum's storefront windows, and have carved into it a Mihrab, a Muslim prayer niche that directs the body towards Mecca. The simple form of the Mihrab identifies a space of spiritual growth and healing. In the work, the artists also reference other spaces around the world and on the Lower East Side that have been transformed into diverse spiritual centers.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
90 Orchard Street, corner of Broome
F train to Delancey
J,M,Z train to Essex
M15 bus to the corner of Delancey and Allen
For more information about the exhibition and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, please visit www.lmcc.net or call 212-219-9401x300.
1 Wall Street Court, 2nd floor
New York, New York 10005
LMCC's Visual and Media Arts Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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