Arts and Society
is happy to welcome our community back into the realm of in-person events,
with the live opening of:
A documentary public art project by Zoe Beloff
in collaboration with Eric Muzzy
October 9th 2022, 4-6pm
Exhibition opening with wine & cheese, followed by Q&A with the artists and a special guest Renee King, one of the participants in the @work project
Visual artist Zoe Beloff, the archivist of Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, brings us her latest project inspired by the dedication and heroism of New York City’s essential workers during the pandemic. @WORK is a documentary public art project celebrating the working people of New York by giving them a platform to share their thoughts about their work, their world and their dreams for the future.
For those of us who lived in the city during this trying time, we understand the degree to which the everyday heroism of essential workers helped us all survive the pandemic. The Arts & Society Committee sought out the work of an artist who focused her energies on documenting and celebrating the narratives and memorializing the images of those workers, so that they would not be forgotten. @WORK stands at the intersection of story and image, with emotional resonance that reminds us how interconnected we are as human beings. Arts and Society’s hope is that by installing Zoe’s @WORK exhibition at IPTAR Clinical Center, we can facilitate a transformative space at the intersection of the artistic, the social, the personal and the political, as a step towards a more inclusive, tolerant, open and diverse community.