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Special Event  |  Community Meeting about the Art Barge

Learn more about Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition In Four Phases

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7–9 pm

Reception Area  

Join the curatorial team of the "Art Barge" for a community conversation at the Burchfield Penney.

Trans Empire Canal Corporation [TECCORP] and the Burchfield Penney Art Center are pleased to announce a multi-year project “Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition In Four Phases.” We are purposing art as a tool to examine the complex ways the Erie Canal has shaped and continues to shape our political, cultural and economic realities.

The project will commence with “Phase I: Displacement” aka "barge prototype"an exhibition installed at the Burchfield Penney Art Center from July to October 2014. Phase I will inform the following stages: Phase II: Replacement Buffalo to Brooklyn, Phase III: Replacement Brooklyn to Buffalo, and Phase IV: Placement Harboring Canalside. These later phases will occur on a full scale barge.

If you are interested in having your work/project proposals considered for “Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition In Four Phases” specifically “Phase I: Displacement” email: Please include contact information, images and a statement regarding your work/proposal. Broader themes to consider include but are not limited to: commerce, economies, trade, transit, community(s), communication, ecologies, geography, history and connectivity.

For information, email