Re-imagining A Safe Space

photos depicting artist's safe spaces

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 6-8pm

Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 10th Ave, 14th Floor
Free and open to the public.
RSVP Required via Eventbrite.

Exhibition Schedule:

March 31 – October 16

Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 10th Ave, 14th Floor
By appointment only: or (212) 787-7300

October 26 – December 15

Gulf + Western Gallery | 8th Floor Gallery
Department of Photography and Imaging
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, Lobby and 8th Floor

Re-imagining A Safe Space, co-curated by Deborah Willis and Melissa Harris, will explore critical questions regarding the idea of a safe space. We hope to reach deeper and richer understanding of our needs as a public—and how those needs differ depending on demographics and who we are individually.

The Spring exhibition will include works by 22 photographers, video artists, and visual artists who explore the theme of the exhibition through their works: 

Mangue Banzima, Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark, Nina Berman, Zoë Buckman, Cause Collective (Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester, Hank Willis Thomas), Elizabeth Colomba, Bruce Davidson, Erika deVries, Donna Ferrato, Samara Gaev, Caran Hartsfield, Lili Holzer-Glier, Jessica Ingram, Austin Irving, Michael Koehler, Barbara Kruger, Lorie Novak, Gordon Parks, Alice Proujansky, Safe Space Collective (Myles Golden, Nate Palmer, Mallika Vora), Scheherazade Tillet, Sophia Tsanos, and David Wojnaorwicz

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.