Harlem Postcards

Summer 2017

Dawoud Bey

A Space Where Something Was, 2016

Courtesy the artist

Jul 20Sep 10, 2017

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors.

This season, we are pleased to feature an unprecedented ten postcard images in conjunction with Uptown, a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street, an initiative of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s new Lenfest Center for the Arts. The featured artists include Dawoud Bey, Reza Farkhondeh, Phyllis Galembo, Glendalys Medina, Al Miller, Joiri Minaya, Shani Peters, David Shrobe, Derick Whitson, and Expanding the Walls 2017 participant.

Harlem Postcards Summer 2017 is organized by Doris Zhao, Curatorial Assistant.