Thank you for your interest in Come Together: Surviving Sandy! Though the exhibition is now officially closed, we hope you will enjoy perusing the website to get a sense of the exhibition.
the Come Together team
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition entitled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The exhibition will take place at Industry City, a hub of creative manufacturing and innovation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Centered on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy, the exhibition will also feature work inspired by and referring to the storm, along with work by artists who were invited to participate in the spirit of solidarity. In addition, the two-month exhibition will include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and other cultural events. The Brooklyn Rail’s radio partner, ARTonAIR.org (the radio station of the Clocktower Gallery), will provide official radio coverage and music selections for the exhibition.
Industry City has been involved with Hurricane Sandy relief since Sandy hit. At the time of the storm, Industry City Associates donated the use of 18,000 square feet of space to volunteer conservators who worked on the recovery of hundreds of works of art.
Our list of exhibiting artists include established and emerging artists from the New York area and beyond. The more than 200 artists involved include those who were victims of Sandy and those who are showing in solidarity. Check out our complete list of exhibiting artists here.
With four exhibition spaces and a 40,000 square foot sculpture garden, there is a lot to see at Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. See the model, read more about the history of Industry City, and watch the timeline unfold, as we build the space out from raw warehouse to pop-up museum.
There will be two group exhibitions: The Beauty of Friends Coming Together: I and II, a selection of roughly 100 artist friends of the Rail along with their 100 fellow artists who were Sandy victims. This salon style group exhibition will be a multimedia event spanning two large rooms within the greater exhibition.
During the course of the exhibition, there will be several supplemental events, including poetry readings by 20 poets (each of whom have been commissioned to write poems about their experience of Sandy), musical performances, and panel discussions regarding the conservation of works of art and preventive measures with regard to future natural disasters.
The radio station of the Clocktower Gallery, ARTonAIR.org, will be present during the opening event on October 20th, as well as several subsequent public events, during which they will provide official radio coverage. Visit the radio table in the second floor space to share your story.