Curated by Gibney’s Equity Action Committee, Immigrant Artistry Week April 15-22, 2019 is Gibney’s celebration of NYC’s Immigrant Heritage Week. Join us in Gibney’s Gallery at 280 Broadway for interactive storytelling installations and audio from the Queens Borough Public Library archive.
Join us April 18th for Home-Cooked featuring a salon style performances by Frank Malloy IV/Harambee Dance Company, Silva Dance Company, Suku Dance Lab, video by Kayhan Irani, and visual art by Farah Mohammad.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Queens Memory Project team collaborates with community members to collect personal histories, images, and other records of life in the borough of Queens in New York City. This community-centered collecting empowers residents to determine the histories and evidences they believe should be part of their public library’s local history collections. Roughly half of the 2.3 million people living in Queens are foreign born. The dense mix of languages, customs and histories in the neighborhoods of this special borough, create exciting opportunities for exploration and exchange amongst its residents. The interviews shared here with Gibney audiences are a peek into the lived experiences of a few individuals whose stories speak to the experiences of many new Americans.
The Equity Action Committee (EAC) is a self-selecting group of Gibney staff members dedicated to addressing issues of equity, access, and inclusion within Gibney and the dance field at large. We envision a community of individuals and institutions actively working together toward an intersectional, anti-racist, and non-discriminatory world.
The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.
Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 280 Broadway entrance after 5:00 pm or on the weekend should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at 646.837.6809 (Voice only), or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.