"'Your House Is Mine' stands alone as a veritable history of the 1980s and 90s Lower East Side activist art movement, which centered on housing, economic, healthcare, gay and lesbian, and other civil rights issues. But beyond that, it is also documentation of an impressive and provocative public art project that featured some of the most well-known artists of that movement and the American art world of that time. Each of the 29 posters was printed in an edition of approximately 300; half formed the book and half were posted in the neighborhood. These posters catalyzed and sometimes escalated the intensity of the dialogue concerning the ongoing issues of gentrification, conservation, urban development, and social justice that form the bedrock of the Lower East Side experience. In addition to their site-specific purpose, the posters serve as cultural artifacts of another 20th-century movement in which artists combine innovative materials, design, and aesthetics with radical populist politics whose impact extended well beyond the New York art world."
Organized by Andrew Castrucci.
Edited by Nadia Coen.
Printed at Bullet Space, The Lower East Side Workshop, Black Cat Printshop, Cooper Union, and Brandywine Workshop.
Funded by Art Matters, Artist Space, Northstar Fund, and Andy Warhol Foundation.