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 […]
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 […]
SHORELINE Choreographed by Louise Ebersole for Under the Viaduct 2015, an art & lifestyle series where folks can meet, bike, skate or dine in an open-air plaza. Situated in West Harlem on 12th Avenue and near the Hudson River, residents and fellow New Yorkers can enjoy passive recreation in the daytime and when the sun starts going down, […]
Still image from Cloud Mapping by Debra Swack Still Image from What We Were, What We Are, What We Will Be by Bryan Christie Public Art Curator Savona Bailey-McClain is presenting FRESH EYES, an exclusive, site-specific Harlem Digi-Tour for FRIEZE WEEK. The tour will spotlight points in the Mt. Morris Historic District where she’s […]
In 2005 and then again in 2008, the West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with the Office of the Manhattan Borough President and NYS Division of Coastal Resources collaborated on two studies for West Harlem and Northern Manhattan, Take me to the River. The process was heralded for its inclusiveness and many community stakeholders were […]
“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, […]
UNDER THE VIADUCT 2015 Informational Meeting for West Harlem & Northern Manhattan Visual Artists Digital Media Opportunity Thursday, April 30, 2015 6- 8:30 p.m. West Harlem Development Corporation 423 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027 Presented by The West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with Pratt Digital Arts.
The West Harlem Art Fund will extend Under the Viaduct a little north to the borders of West Harlem & Washington Heights. The organization will partner with CultureHub to bring data visualization uptown. Below is a commentary and a video that showcase Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. The goal is to inspire and encourage local residents […]
And when we say, GEAR UP, we really mean it. The West Harlem Art Fund is planning some lifestyle interventions for Under the Viaduct. With support from the NYC Department of Transportation, WHAF hopes to create temporary lanes for new and experienced riders on 12th Avenue. Signage will be created by street artists and then […]
The West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) will increase access to the “arts” for West Harlem and NYC residents by developing light based and digitally based art works. These works will be shared through their new digi-theater platform and outdoor intervention series. According to Executive Director Savona Bailey-McClain, “In order to better engage local residents with […]
On Friday, January 23rd 2015, residents and fellow New Yorkers can view digital art & film at the multi-media venue MIST. This white carpet event is meant to make Harlem glow with technology. Participants would be able to join in our Google Hangout to share their thoughts and give vote on their favorite works. Spirited […]
About the Year of Light — On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different […]
In honor of Michael Jackson, the King of Pops! the Street Artist Lady K Fever and the Curator Savona produced a graffitti tribute in West Harlem on 12th Avenue, Under the Viaduct. Enjoy the imagery and Video.
The third installment of the successful intervention series Under the Viaduct, will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and coincide with the Paris-based Festival of Lights. Nuit Blanche (which literally means White Night in French) was originated in 1984 by Jean Blaise, founder of the Centre de recherche pour le développement culturel (Research Center […]
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 & […]