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9.20.2011

Loft In The Red Zone: A Tribute To 9/11

Good afternoon contemporary art lovers!
Curated by Marika Maiorva, aka known Marikama Dado (her artist name), this touring exhibition aims to honor the memories of the tragedy and to create a better understanding through art. Most the artists who were living downtown in Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, Financial District, Little Italy and Chinatown found their homes, studios, artworks and lives destroyed. Works shown here reflects their feelings. Over 30 local and international NYC artists made over than 50 pieces for this incredible mix- media exhibition.

 Exhibition takes place in the historic house of JP Morgan, which became a condominium, on the corner of Broad street and Wall street.   Walls of the loft are in their natural state and rough. Once you get into the loft you immediately feel all the intensity of the works, the artists's pain and suffering. Felling and emotion bump into each other in our mind and overwhelm us. There is no words to describe atrocity of what happened but the artworks are a good testimony.

Tunji Dada created a beautiful installation, beautiful even through the horror of the subject. The sculpture is entitled Les Demoiselles de Nueva York and represents females bodies tied together by the neck. Bodies are made of cotton gauze, latex and make up. Figures really looked like rests of human bodies. Eyes are closed, mouths are shut and arms dangle along the bodies.  Also red stains make think of real blood...

This exhibition was made possible thanks to an artist's initiative, Marikama Dado, and fiscally sponsored by a non-profit art service organizationand is supported by many compassionate individuals and establishments. On view until the end of September.