Eyebeam director wonders what will happen to New York if the artists are priced out - Technical.ly Brooklyn


Jul. 12, 2017 10:05 am

Eyebeam director wonders what will happen to New York if the artists are priced out

Roddy Schrock writes about what it's like for an arts org to find space in an expensive city.
At the Eyebeam reception, Oct. 8, 2016.

At the Eyebeam reception, Oct. 8, 2016.

(Photo by Tyler Woods)

Eyebeam moved to Brooklyn about four years ago, Roddy Schrock writes in a Medium post on the New York arts institution. It had had an enormous space in Chelsea before that.

Now in Industry City, it’s no longer in the center of the international gallery world of Chelsea, and he finds that people don’t come across the river, down to Sunset Park quite like they would to 21st Street. So he’s been looking for new spaces for Eyebeam and he’s not thrilled at what New York has to offer.

“This is troubling to me — people move to New York in part to experience our world-class art and culture, but how long can that last if emergent or small arts organizations cannot find a suitable, sustainable home here in town?” he writes.

The whole piece is worthy of a read. Schrock is a gem in the Brooklyn arts and tech world.

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