The Right to the City: Public Space on Film
1/29/24 - 3/1/24
Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College


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The Right to the City: Public Space on Film presents a series of cinematic works that both take place in, and take as a subject, the public sphere. The spaces in these films act as sites of leisure, labor, protest, surveillance—topographies of everyday life. We see how architecture, real estate, and public policy can determine the structure of the built and natural environments—but just as often, how people can improvise and deviate, and creatively misuse these shared spaces. Staged at the Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY—a public university—this program will pose the question: what does it mean to truly be public?

Featuring work by Charlie Ahearn, Ayo Akingbade, Danielle Arbid, Dora Budor & Noah Barker, Tony Cokes, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Onyeka Igwe, Charles Lane, Morgan Quaintance, Claire Read & Nora DeLigter, Józef Robakowski, Margaret Rorison, WangShui, and John Wilson.

Charles Lane, Sidewalk Stories (film still), 1989. Courtesy Kino Lorber.
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