I will be photographing the architecture and art of ABC No Rio before the original building is demolished and reconstructed. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 5, 2012.
About this project
ABC No Rio is a collectively-run arts center located on New York's Lower East Side. Established in 1980, it has gone through quite a few manifestations, from alternative art gallery to punk squathouse to community center. It now houses a gallery space, screen-printing studio, black and white darkroom, free bike workshops withTimes Up!, computer lab, zine library, and has provided space toFood Not Bombs andBooks Through Bars.
I have a personal history with ABC No Rio, as do a lot of people. When I first moved to New York in 1996 as a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, I'd spend every weekend going to the wild and raucous punk shows. A few years later I began volunteering in the black and white darkrooms on the 3rd floor. I often would exhibit my photographs in the art shows at ABC, including the biennial Ides of March, a huge, building-wide exhibition filling every square inch of the structure with performance, installation, photography, sculpture, drawings, and paintings. It was at the 2002 Ides of March installation that I met my current husband, the painter Lambert Fernando.
Fast-forward to 2012. ABC has now procured the necessary funding to build a new facility at its Rivington Street location. This means the entire building will be demolished in several months and then rebuilt, and a whole new, wonderful ABC No Rio will emerge.
As an architectural photographer, I was honored to have been asked to help preserve the memory of the details and architecture that comprise the old ABC. I will be photographing the building---exterior and interior---as well as every workspace, architectural detail, and art installation that fills the hallways and meeting rooms. I will begin shooting immediately and am looking to make at least 100 final photographs. I hope you can help me to reach my goal and forever preserve this unique place. As a reward for your support, you will receive a 4”x6” photo book of images from this project and/or a limited-edition print..
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A special ABC No Rio postcard from the project.Estimated delivery:
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4"x6" flip book of images from the projectEstimated delivery:
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Archival 8"x10" digital c-print of ABC No Rio + 4"x6" flip bookEstimated delivery:
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Archival 20"x25" digital c-print of ABC No Rio + 4"x6" flip book of images from the projectEstimated delivery:
- (25 days)