This year marks the 19th anniversary of the West Harlem Art Fund. Our anniversary is on January 1st. And we are going to embark on a new adventure — more digital, sound, light-based installations and LIVE events. Our organization has been working hard to develop a more sustainable platform for the organization. In the coming […]
The West Harlem Art and Pratt Digital Media Arts have formed an important partnership that will create original digital works with Northern Manhattan artists and teams of Pratt students and professors. Learn about this great department and institution. PRATT DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL ARTS (DDA) Enjoying a history of artistic accomplishment since its founding as the […]
Professor Ed Darino from Pratt’s Digital Art, has created an animated video of our logo SYNCED. The various teams are getting excited. We will present original artwork that will use technology to embed in these original works by Northern Manhattan artists.
The West Harlem Art Fund and Pratt Digital Arts are pleased to present the artists Rafia Santana, Charlie Reynoso, Dianne Smith and Debra Swack for the premiere of SYNCED for Under the Viaduct on Saturday, October 3rd. This exciting collaboration involved months of planning with the assistance of professors and students at Pratt. Special thanks […]
“Performance that is improper can shift the air.” by Thomas DeFranz Move over Marina Abramovic! Black artists have been creating performance art for decades. An often misunderstood art form. Performance art disrupts conventional thinking and the presentation of art. The West Harlem Art Fund has invited Harlem-based artist Dianne Smith to present her 1st performance […]
The West Harlem Art Fund is so pleased to bring improvisation to Under the Viaduct. The organization has selected Movement Playdates. This team will show how we can all live life more artfully. The lineup for Under the Viaduct is growing for Saturday, July 18th. Time for this intervention is 4 p.m. About Playdates Playdates is […]
NYC Light 2015 chose “Shuffled Light” for projection at their Opening Ceremony Press Event in January 2015. This was an official event of the United Nations “International Year of Light & Light-based Technologies”. ”Shuffling” various segments from five (5) pieces shown in 2014 created the piece. New light was also added and, of course, the […]
Dubbed Directions acknowledges how construction is apart of everyday city life. We have to re-route and navigate constant change. This intervention is a play on street and construction signage and how we can still make ourselves feel safe within constant flux. LADY K-FEVER (b. Canada) is a New York based inter-disciplinary artist and curator working […]
“Urbanization is the defining trend of the 21st century; by 2030, 75 percent of the world’s 9 billion people will be living in cities. And urbanization is occurring most rapidly in places with the greatest lack of planning for urbanization.” — UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos i Matheu According to Project for Public Spaces, […]
Michael Abbatiello/Gabriel Barcia-Colombo/D. Carlton Bright/Dante Brown/Alon Chitayat/Eileen Cohen/Theresa Elwell/Victoria Estok/Lady K-Fever/Linda Griggs/Henry Gwiazda/Dennis Hlynsky/Dylan Kario/Nolan Lem/Jess Malcolm/Rupert Nesbitt/Jonas Nilsson/Eva Olsson/Jeff Ong/Steve Pavlovsky/Douglas Repetto/Pete Rogina/Cynthia Beth Rudin/Autumn Scoggan/Chafin Seymour/Dianne Smith/Kiki Williams Under the Viaduct is a public art initiative spearheaded by the West Harlem Art Fund for the communities of West Harlem, Washington Heights and […]
The West Harlem Art Fund wish to thank everyone including artists, curators, dancers and projectionists for making this intervention series successful. Please join us on Saturday at 6 pm to meet our elected officials and artists.
The H in Harlem is the largest public art installation in the community’s history. It will be lit on June 25th through September 25th, 2014. Many thanks goes to the artist, his team at Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging and Theta Consulting. Thanks are to be given to the NYC Department of Transportation & […]
The 2nd installment of our lighting intervention is scheduled for Saturday, July 12th. There will be sound, graffiti and more digital art to show the public from 125th Street to 135th Street. This intervention series also complements the “H” installation by lighting designer and artist Bentley Meeker. To learn more about the intervention series, its […]
The West Harlem Art Fund is pleased that The H in Harlem by artist Bentley Meeker will finally be installed in June. It was a tough approval process and I am very proud of the artist for sticking with it. Public art is hard in NYC. I want the public to know and not take […]
The West Harlem Art Fund reached out to Harlem Biospace which is located in the old Sweets Laboratory building in Manhattanville, to provide some images for their lighting intervention. The Executive Director is an alum of Bronx High School of Science and wanted to connect that important discipline into the program. By showing how cool […]
Above is a recap of the evening last Saturday night. I want to thank all the artists for their time, patience and participation.
Artists from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn are now participating in the lighting intervention Repurpose. All of the interventions will be along 12th Avenue in local restaurants, sidewalks and buttress walls underneath the viaduct. The Riverside Drive Viaduct, also known as the 12th Avenue viaduct, was built in 1900 by the City of New York, […]
Vicki DaSilva is a light graffiti and painting pioneer. Since 1980, she has been making single frame time exposure photographs, at night. Vicki is credited with the term “light graffiti” as well as being the first artist to make deliberate text light graffiti photographs. Vicki was influenced by video and performance artist Joan Jonas […]