Art in Odd Places, NYC
October 8th - October 9th 2016
Art in Odd Places is a non-profit arts organization in NYC that stretches the boundaries of traditional art space and hosts an annual arts festival on 14th Street to support visual and performing artists invested in socially engaged arts. This year's theme was centered on RACE.
On the busy corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue, this event presented the perfect experimental ground for the Gun Show to engage in candid conversations and experiences focusing on this theme. Passersby approached the installation with a natural curiosity and were invited to discuss issues of gun control, the second amendment, and gun violence. By maintaining a neutral standpoint on the issue, the artist and volunteers aimed to facilitate conversations inclusive of a range of viewpoints on guns, art, and public practice.