July 17, 2014
Meet our 2014 Commissioned Artists!
Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you?
Ana Mendieta, Cuban American artist
Doris Salcedo, Colombian artist
William Kentridge, South African artist
Please tell us about a place in your neighborhood that is personally meaningful to you, and why?
In my studio neighborhood of Bushwick—I love walking down Troutman and Jefferson Streets, where long-term residents have strung up street installations on trees of everyday objects (stuffed animals, toys, vases, etc.)—it reminds me how everyone has a hand at making beauty.
What is your favorite book, film or song about NYC?
Zone One, Colson Whitehead (post-apocalyptic novel) – is one of them.