Tonight, artists Michael Premo
, Rachel Falcone and Oja Vincent will open a new public artwork—a series of interviews with and photographs of displaced, barely-housed and homeless New Yorkers—at the Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat in Fort Greene (81 Lafayette St, between Elliott Pl and Portland Ave, 6-8:30pm). The installation offers an oral history of housing in New York City, stays up through November 2 and is part of a larger exhibition at the art and architecture gallery Superfront
(1432 Atlantic Ave, through December 12) in partnership with the Laundromat Project
, which promotes work by artists of color who are trying to improve their neighborhoods with public art projects. Says Premo:
I saw my community (Bed-Stuy) being blown away. Everyday there’d be a store that would be closed, a neighbor you wouldn’t see anymore. And with these changes and gentrification I started thinking about how this has happened before with the Great Migration, so-called urban renewal and I became fascinated with the concept of home and cycles of displacement.