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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