Cities, Art and Recovery

From Sarajevo to New Orleans, from Kigali to Beirut, artists have commented forcefully on their contemporary political and cultural predicament.

As a witness, as a way of mourning, as indictment, as critique, as testament, as an olive branch, and as a herald of hope, art forms the bedrock of recovery.

To this end, from Sept. 14 - 17, 2006, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council hosted the second international summit of artists, architects, poets, writers, performers, filmmakers, and musicians, to consider the role of art and culture after crisis in cities across the globe.

What Comes After: Cities, Art and Recovery is curated by Radhika Subramaniam, Director of Cultural Programs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Associate Curator: Adam Kleinman, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Music Curator: Zeyba Rahman, Jungli Billi Productions

Cities, Art and Recovery is made possible by The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Additional support generously provided by Altria Group Inc., The Cowles Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding. Project space generously donated by Silverstein Properies and 125 Maiden Lane Equities LLC

Special thanks to Livia Alexander, Shiva Balaghi, Bill Bragin, Maris Beatty, Nico Daswani, Meredith Dichter, Moukhtar Kocache, Carin Kuoni, Sydney Meeks, Rasha Salti, and Peter Scarlet. Special thanks to Jayme Koszyn for her early work with LMCC in conceiving Cities, Art and Recovery.

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