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When Artists Speak Truth...

November 12 - March 18

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When Artists Speak Truth... recognizes that cultural producers, artists in particular, are uniquely positioned to voice critical messages that cannot otherwise be transmitted. Conceived as a dialogical space where politically engaged projects set the stage for reflection and interchange, the exhibition poses questions such as: what happens when artists challenge the status quo, and advocate for change? What makes art a space where radical ideas can be supported?

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ABOUT

The 8th Floor is an independent exhibition and event space established in 2010 by Shelley and Donald Rubin to promote artistic and cultural initiatives. Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking further cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners.

Between History and the Body

July 9 - October 16

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Mobility and Its Discontents

March 6 - June 12

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Aguas Malas

Leslie Sardinias

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Stainless

One of a Kind

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Drapetomanía

Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

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Detrás del Muro

Behind the Wall

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Stealing Base

Cuba at Bat

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Waiting for the Idols to Fall

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Two Citizens of Utopia

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Armando Mariño

Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester

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Window on North Korea

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Adjoining Islands

The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan

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William Segal

In the Marketplace

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Queloides

Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art

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Painting the World Red

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Recent Acquisitions

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When Artists Speak Truth... Upcoming Events

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The Poet Sculpture: Reading and Performance

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Arts Education as Cultural Capital

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ACT UP and Dyke Action Machine! in Conversation

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Andrea Bowers in Conversation with Sara Reisman

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Referendum: Performance by Tania Bruguera

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a few words and a few notes

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When Artists Speak Truth... Upcoming Events

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Check back soon for future programming and for any questions, please contact info@the8thfloor.org or call 646.839.59085.
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Hours, Tours, and Location

Hours:

The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm and Saturday by appointment.

School Groups and Tours:

Email info@the8thfloor.org or call 646.839.5908 with any inquiries.

Location:

The 8th Floor is located at 17 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

From Union Square (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R), walk North and make a left on 17th Street. The 8th Floor will be on your right, following the intersection with 5th Avenue.

From 14th Street (F, M), head North and make a right on 17th Street. The 8th Floor will be on your left.

From 14th Street (1, 2, 3), head north and make a right on 17th street. The 8th Floor will be on your left following the intersection with 6th Avenue.

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VIDEO

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Essays

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Exhibition Brochures

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When Artists Speak Truth...

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Between History and the Body

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Mobility and Its Discontents

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Stainless - "One of a Kind"

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Drapetomanía

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Waiting for the Idols to Fall

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Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

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Two Citizens of Utopia

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Armando Mariño

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I Can't Breathe

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Aesthetics of Doing: Community Organizing

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Aesthetics of Doing: Sleeping with the Enemy

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Reports from the Field: SexEd

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Reports from the Field: Beauty in Transition

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Parallel Fields: Alternative Economies

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Parallel Fields: Coming Home

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Parallel Fields: Will Work for Food

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Parallel Fields: Kitchens in Conversation

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Parallel Fields: Heavy Metal

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Parallel Fields: Forming a Debtors' Union

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Parallel Fields: Building a Future for PlaNYC

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