Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ART: @nolongerempty presents THIS SIDE OF PARADISE in the BX (Tonight is the Opening!)



"Nonprofit No Longer Empty—which specializes in mounting exhibitions in vacant buildings—turns its attention to the Andrew Freedman Home,  built in 1924 to house rich elderly folks who had lost their fortunes. The old-school 1 percent knew how to take care of its own: Residents were treated to white-glove dinner service, had access to a large wood-paneled library and billiard room, and were entertained with regular programs, such as concerts and opera performances. Twenty-six artists—some with personal or professional ties to the Bronx—are given the run of the place to comment upon this peculiar chapter of New York’s history."