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IN PERSON Mona Chalabi – 100 New Yorkers at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

IN PERSON Mona Chalabi – 100 New Yorkers

  • Oct. 16, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2020, Anytime
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • 185 Greenwich Street, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

By using hard data as the foundation of her art, multidisciplinary artist Mona Chalabi reconstitutes information that is often decontextualized and dehumanized, transforming numbers, charts and statistics into readable, digestible and understandable visual narratives. Her work lays bare the multi-layered and intertwined nature of the systems and structures that we live within and the indisputable effect that these unseen conditions have when they play out across our society.

100 New Yorkers visualizes what the city’s population would look like if it were distilled from its ungraspable millions to a more relatable 100 individuals. Using census data, Chalabi has created 100 characters that, as accurately as possible, visualize the racial, economic and social realities of the city’s population. By framing these characters through various statistical lenses, Chalabi relays a multitude of nonfiction narratives that tell the story of the New York public, and how environment, health, wealth, physical ability and education affect how the diverse population lives, dies and exists in between.

Presented by LMCC in partnership with Westfield World Trade Center, with support from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of River To River 2020: Four Voices. Exclusive print partner: Absolut Art

Photo credit: Ian Douglas

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Lower Manhattan, NY