This Building Has A Story
A gallery installation
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).