Join Project Row Houses as we celebrate the opening of Round 43: Small Business / Big Change: Economic Perspectives from Artists and Artrepreneurs in the art houses with a community market.
Our Community Market is especially important with this Round as we have artists exploring a variety of perspectives on community-based economics. How are strategies for economic sustainability played out from the individuals to the collective? How, within a neighborhood being gentrified, do we push against big-business models that so easily find their way into small neighborhoods without supplying any forms of support to small business? Historically, what successful economic models and values have been used that might lay the foundation for future development?
Through site-specific installations, artists Nsenga Knight, Shani Peters, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Martine Syms (in collaboration with Diamond Stingily), and Charisse Weston will respond to these questions as two of the art houses are transformed into incubation spaces for small business owners Fredia Mitchell and Ella Russell (in collaboration with artist Anthony Suber).