NYUAD show on the 1950s ‘Downtown’ New York art scene is a fairy tale story
by Nick Leech
The National, October 4, 2017

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965 focuses on 14 galleries and their associated spaces, cooperatives and communities that emerged from the warren of old shops, semi-derelict buildings and basements in the area below 14th Street. The show investigates the emergence of the area that would become an antidote to Manhattan’s commercially-focused Uptown art scene and not only that, but the crucible for a brave new way of thinking about art that helped pave the way for the city’s regeneration and its emergence as a global cultural capital.”

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