Return of the Colab Real Estate Show in 5 Venues!


The artists coalition Collaborative Projects, Inc. (Colab) launched the 1980s by breaking into a vacant city-owned building at 123-125 Delancey St. on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 1979. There they installed the Real Estate Show to challenge city policies on housing and development. The police closed the exhibition on January 2nd, 1980.

Negotiations between the NYC Department of Buildings and Colab members led to the trade of the building at 123-125 Delancey Street for 155 Rivington St. 155 Rivington St. became ABC No Rio, an artists space still running after 34 years. The original site of the Real Estate Show, 109 Delancey St., is a vacant lot waiting to become part of the SPURA/Essex Crossing development, which will include a branch the Warhol Museum.

To commemorate this history, the following galleries are presenting exhibitions:

The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980
Exhibition Dates: April 4 – 27, 2014
James Fuentes Gallery, 55 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Wed-Sun, 11-6 PM

RESx (The Real Estate Show Extended)
Exhibition Dates: April 9 – May 8, 2014
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St (Clinton/Suffolk Sts), New York, NY 10002
Hours: Sun 2-5 PM, Wed-Thurs 4-7 PM
Open call to artists thru April for real-estate related, disposable art. RESx CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

No City An Island

Exhibition Dates: April 10 – May 11, 2014
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St (between Delancey and Broome), New York, NY 10002
Hours: Wed-Fri, 2-10 PM, Sat-Sun, 12-10 PM

The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014
Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 18, 2014
Cuchifritos Gallery, 120 Essex Street (located inside Essex Street Market), New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tues-Sun, 12-6 PM
Open call to artists for events planning. Please contact for more info.

In and Around Collaborative Projects Inc.
Real Estate Show related film screenings through May, 2014
Spectacle, 124 S. 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY
More info & full schedule:

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