The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and The Bronx Museum of the Arts present new works by artists Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya at the Green Acres Community Garden in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

This month long exhibition and performances mark the fourth annual commission by NYRP to create new public artworks with the community for the community. Every year, LEIMAY hosts weekly donation-based community classes at its Williamsburg studio. The classes are created for all skill levels and are meant to provide an entry point into LEIMAY’s artistic practice. Students from LEIMAY’s community class, local artists, and the LEIMAY Ensemble join to create a diverse performance environment.

Admission is Free & Open to the Public

INSTALLATION: Qualia – La Casa
On view October 4th – November 5th

Qualia – La Casa is an installation by New York-based multidisciplinary artists Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. Qualia – La Casa is part of the artist’s Qualia Series.

LEIMAY’s Qualia Series alters pre-existing spaces, structures or objects, primarily using dozens of white masonry strings to reveal the observer, the observed and the process of observation. This practice invites the viewer to reconsider their seemingly ordinary surroundings and listen to a realm of perception that is unquantifiable, internal, and subjective.

In Qualia – La Casa, dozens of strings spread from a common center creating a blooming tension shooting across the garden grounds.

PERFORMANCES: In Illo Tempore Vignettes IV

Thursday October 12 at 7:00pm
Saturday October 14 at 7:00pm
Sunday October 15 at 7:00pm

In Illo Tempore Vignettes is a performance of bodies suspended in time, revealing the echoes of memory, alienation, and exile. The performers parade through relentless streams of invisible stimuli in a voyage between presence and absence. The piece addresses the innumerable stories of the exiled, the ones that are visible and the ones that take place in a vacuum.

Masa Asahara**, Liene Camarena Fogele, Amy Chan, Patty Chen, Krystel Copper**, Derek Dimartini**, Omer Ephron**, Mār Galeano**, Jon Kopp, Kristen Ladd, Amy LeBlanc, Lindsey Mandolini*, Mariana Orozco Arango, Irena Romendik*, Anna Schultz

Jeremy Slater & Thea Little

** LEIMAY Ensemble member
* LEIMAY Team member

Installation: October 4 – November 5
Performances: October 12, 14, 15 at 7:00pm
Location: Green Acres Community Garden, 322 Franklin Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY

Performances are free.