Pop Up Show!
Basement Sanctuaries

New Work by
Gesche Würfel

Curated by
Sam Barzilay

Opening: Thursday, Oct. 25th 6-8pm
Dates: Oct. 24th - Oct. 27th

Artist Talk: Saturday, Oct. 27th, 3-4pm



Gesche Würfel,    Untitled 11 (Sofa)

Gesche Würfel, Untitled 11 (Sofa)


Join us Thursday, October 25th, for the opening of Field Projects Pop-up Exhibition: Basement Sanctuaries with works by Gesche Würfel, curated by Sam Barzilay (Creative Director, United Photo Industries).

The Pop-up Exhibition: Basement Sanctuaries explores the ways in which superintendents decorate basements of apartment buildings in Northern Manhattan. The project reveals spaces that are often hidden from public view. One of the main artistic goals is to examine how these basements combine public and private space on a small scale. Additionally, as most superintendents are migrants from Latin America, this project illuminates the process of migrant adaptation from an intimate perspective. The images explore a unique way of living and adapting to New York City. They encourage people to think in new ways about how space functions in apartment buildings and broaden our understanding of the relationship between public/private space, migration, and the everyday landscape. The artist will exhibit images taken in basements alongside a selection of superintendents’ favorite pieces of decoration.

An Artist Talk with Gesche Würfel will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 3:00-4:00pm moderated by Diana Caba, Former Program Director, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA).

Basement Sanctuaries is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and with support from the NoMAA Creative Grant Program, made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foudation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. Printed at Luxlab.