From October 6, 2011 through November 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Project Gallery
For the past several years a consortium of international artists, curators, and administrators has organized to consider Rochester, N.Y., as a rapidly changing city. Rochester’s days as a company town are over and urban sprawl and ineffective city planning have left it a disabled core surrounded by middle-class wealth.
How is the city dealing with the transition? What does it mean for the quality of life? How can the center of this former industrial city survive? How can new residential and commercial areas develop to reinvent Rochester? What do area leaders and residents expect from their city? What does segregation (black-white/rich-poor) look like? How can the city center be revitalized?
"Transitions Rochester," initiated by Dutch photographers Theo Baart and Cary Markerink, and Rochester-based curators Rick Hock of Visual Studies Workshop and Alison Nordström of George Eastman House, has grown to include support from Visual Studies Workshop, FOTODOK (The Netherlands), Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Eastman House, photographer Andrea Stultiens (The Netherlands), photographers Gregory Halpern, and Oscar Palacio, sound artist Jason Bernagozzi, and street artists the FUA Krew, all currently based in Rochester.
The Visual Studies Workshop and Rochester Contemporary Art Center are also displaying portions of this project between Aug. 5 and Nov. 13.