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Envisaging L'Aquila
edited by Alessandro Coppola

You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City

September 24  – November 6, 2010
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Public Reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, September 23

Artists:
Kim Baranowski, Ingrid Burrington, Dahlia Elsayed, Jane Hammond, Hand Drawn Map Association (Kristofer Harzinski, Janine Nichols, Shane Watt, Rob Servo, Tony Dowler, Will Haughery, Yumi Roth, Gowri Savoor, Krista Shaffer, Kees Touw, Dean Valadez), Liz Hickok, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson, Miranda Maher, Bill Rankin, Liz Scranton, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeff Sisson, and Nicola Twilley.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present “You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City,” an exhibition of work by a selection of contemporary artists that will map the emotional terrain of the world’s most famous and influential urban center, New York City, and explore the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. “You Are Here” will run from September 24 through November 6, 2010, and will be celebrated with an opening reception on Thursday, September 23 from 6–8 PM. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Contributing artists—some New Yorkers, others not—were invited to use inventive cartographic concepts to reflect the city’s abundant, colliding moods. The resulting projects reveal a range of reactions to the city’s heightened levels of stimulus, some energizing (discovery, delight, amusement, ambition, solidarity) and others melancholic (longing, loss, vulnerability, anxiety, isolation).

“You Are Here” is guest-curated by Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).

http://www.pratt.edu/about_pratt/visiting_pratt/exhibitions/pratt_manhattan_gallery/

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