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Between History and the Body

July 9 - October 16

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Visit The 8th Floor

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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.

Fall Events at The 8th Floor

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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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Hours Open To the Public

Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday by appointment

For school groups and tours you may contact info@the8thfloor.org.

The 8th Floor is located at 17 W 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.

No events currently scheduled

Check back soon for future programming.

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Parallel Fields Videos

Reports from the Field: Beauty In Transition

Jody Wood, Artist & ABOG Fellow with project participants Jerry Anderson, Joann Copeland, Nahomie Marcena,…

February 18, 2015

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Parallel Fields: Alternative Economies

Fran Illich, Artist & ABOG Fellow with Felix Salmon, Senior Editor, Fusion

January 14, 2015

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Parallel Fields: Coming Home

Brookie Maxwell, Artist with Allen Grane, First Lieutenant, New York Army National Guard

September 17, 2014

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Parallel Fields: Will Work for Food

Daisy Chung, Executive Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York 

May 21, 2014

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Parallel Fields: Kitchens in Conversation

Pierre Thiam, Chef, with Dawn Weleski, Co-director of Conflict Kitchen

April 9, 2014

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Parallel Fields: Heavy Metal

Mel Chin, Artist with Kevin P. McCarty, Geologist

March 19, 2014

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Parallel Fields: Forming a Debtors’ Union

Thomas Gokey, Strike Debt, with Sarah Ludwig, Co-director of New Economy Project

June 26, 2013

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Parallel Fields: Building a Future for PlaNYC

Mary Miss, Artist, with John E. Osborn, Lawyer

March 13, 2013

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News

Nearness by Arlés del Rio takes Times Square

Arlés del Rio previously showed in Stealing Base and Drapetomanía

June 27, 2014

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Interview: Ernesto Pujol with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Ernesto Pujol is a Cuban visual and performance artist, his work is in the Shelley…

October 3, 2013

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In Conversation: Alejandro de la Fuente on Drapetomanía and Grupo Antillano

Published in Cuban Art News Drapetomanía: May 7th-July 18th, 2014 The 8th Floor

April 2, 2013

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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.

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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VIDEO

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Window on North Korea

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Armando Mariño

Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester

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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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Essays

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Exhibition Brochures

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Exhibition Essays

Between History and the Body

By Sara Reisman

August 6, 2015

Wellesley Feature

Exhibition Essays

Mobility and Its Discontents

By Sara Reisman

March 6, 2015

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Exhibition Essays

Stainless – “One of a Kind”

By Ted Henken

September 10, 2014

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Exhibition Essays

Drapetomanía

By Alejandro de la Fuente

March 1, 2014

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Exhibition Essays

Waiting for the Idols to Fall

By Orlando Hernandez, Havana

November 1, 2013

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Exhibition Essays

Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat

By Orlando Hernandez, Havana

May 9, 2013

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Exhibition Essays

Two Citizens of Utopia

By Orlando Hernandez, Havana

June 19, 2012

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Exhibition Essays

Armando Mariño

By Elvia Rosa Castro

May 2, 2012