A project of COMISSION for LP PROJECTS,
NEW YORK, 2008.
Artists: JOSECHU DAVILA, DEMOCRACIA, CHUS GARCIA FRAILE, DIONISIO GONZÁLEZ, JAUME PITARCH, PSJM, CARLOS R. MENDEZ, AVELINO SALA, ORSON SAN PEDRO, CUCO SUÁREZ.
As in any space linked to the growth of neighborhoods in large cities, the transformation of its streets and the services offered are part of the fabric configured by its inhabitants. UNDERGENTRIFYCACTION wants to point toward the space that has been after the demolition. After a traumatic change, New York City faces great deployment posed to transform one of its most important districts. In this sense, Projects LP hosts UNDERGENTRYFICACTION, an exhibition of video of Spanish artists who know the situation of intense revitalization of cities after postmodernism. Well because some of them have been years installed in the process linked to a poetics of destruction or for reasons linked to their experience as artists, the sense of the metamorphosis of spaces to accommodate new ones, position self-criticism to social problems and the importance to his work of the liveability of cities, points to that meaning of placed under the power of the gentrification. We believe that this integration of residents of Queens and the opportunity to exhibit in their space to several important artists for his career in Spain, contributes to this task of making city. An active experience able to promote its artistic expansion, between freedom and passion for rebuilding the memory of others.