Preview: “This Side of Paradise” at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx

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  • The Andrew Freedman Home was built in the Bronx in 1924 as a retirement home for seniors who had formerly been wealthy. What was once a lavish palazzo adorned with plush carpets and countless servants now serves as a worn down day care center and event space for community affairs. Recently, the non-profit No Longer Empty set out to revitalize the property with an installation of contemporary art by artists from all over in order to bring back some of the luxury that was once offered here. Artists were allowed to scavenge through the abandoned rooms to find their site, and some even used the found materials (such as Nicky Enright’s piano piece pictured above) left over from a time long ago. The opening reception will be on April 4th from 6-8pm followed by the Speakeasy after party.

    Check out some more information and a full list of the artists here.

    Photos: Librado Romero for the New York Times
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