THE '91 VIOLENCE


  • Repair the World, NYC 808 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11216 United States

 

This new exhibition features artworks by local Brooklyn-based artists that reflect on, and engage with the days between August 19 and 21, 1991 as well as the memories and aftermath of this time. THE ’91 VIOLENCE will be made of up a diverse range of perspectives on this complex and violent three days, race relations, police action during protests, and the trauma, injury, and death within the Crown Heights community that erupted 25 years ago. The riots broke out in response to a car crash that resulted in the death of a Guyanese child, Gavin Cato and serious injury of another young person. Subsequent violence was turned against the Orthodox Jewish community resulting in the death of Yankel Rosenbaum.  

Included in this show is work by:

Zachary Fabri
Crystal Gregory
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Frederick Hayes
Carl E. Hazlewood
Wayne Hodge
Baseera Khan
Rabbi Avraham Lapine with Rabbis Leibel Hecht and Mordechai Lightstone
Leviim Gallery
Otto Neals
Kambui Olujimi
Meirav Ong
Rachel Ostrow
Kenneth E. Parris III
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Nathan Rayman
Marc Andre Robinson
Erica Svec
Zachary Wollard
Rusty Zimmerman

Saturday, August 20 – Friday, October 14
Open hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm and by appointment
Opening reception: Saturday, August 20 from 7:30–10pm

Free admission