This Building Has A Story

This Building Has A Story

A gallery installation
Created by Nathan Kensinger, Angela Early, Christina Kral, & the students of Juan Morel Campos Secondary School
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
May 20-June 12, 2010

This Building Has A Story was a gallery installation exploring the history of an abandoned building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 2010, Nathan Kensinger led an exploration of this building, finding clues that revealed its history as a synagogue and artists studio which was destroyed by arson. After presenting his findings to the students of Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, a gallery installation was created from Kensinger’s photographs, drawings and writing, alongside student-created sculptures inspired by the building’s story.

This Building Has A Story was commissioned by the BRIC Contemporary Art Education program for an exhibit at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights, titled Invent/Onsite (2010).

 

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2017