Artist Omer Fast is facing a backlash over his current installation at James Cohan in Chinatown, which replicates a shuttered Chinese business. “Chinatown is a 150-year-old thriving community that people built on their own,” says protest organizer Betty Yu. “When an artist equates our culture as garbage, it’s really insulting to the community.”
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521 West 21st Street (2nd floor) &
465 West 21st Street
New York, New York 10011
As the first art gallery to open in the SoHo district of Manhattan, New York, The Paula Cooper Gallery focuses on conceptual and minimalist art. Its opening exhibition in 1968 was an exhibition benefitting the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. Since then, the gallery has relocated to the Chelsea district of New York into a building redesigned by the notable Richard Gluckman, of Gluckman Mayner Architects. In addition to this great location, a second adjacent exhibition space exists also on 21st street. Along with its function as a prominent art gallery, it also hosts concerts, dance performances, poetry reading, and benefit events. The Paula Cooper Gallery clearly shows devotion towards all forms of art.