No Longer Empty – Teens Learn Art of Curating

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No Longer Empty
An abandoned mansion on Grand Concourse in the Bronx. A vacant gallery space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A former bank in Long Island City, Queens. What all of these places have in common is No Longer Empty, an arts and education nonprofit that converts empty spaces into places for art. “No Longer Empty’s mission is to engage new audiences with contemporary art and at the same time, incorporate a site’s prior use into their exhibitions and include the surrounding community in the process. All three feats are achieved in the group’s latest exhibit, “How Much Do I Owe You?”, which opens on Dec. 12.

Barbara Feldman, special projects coordinator at No Longer Empty, said the organization was started by founder Manon Slome because there were “barriers to entry” into the arts for a wide range of people in New York City. Slome, a former curator for the Guggenheim Museum and chief curator for No Longer Empty, also wanted all No Longer Empty exhibits to be “site specific,” said Feldman.”
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An interview with Manon Slome, founder and curator of No Longer Empty a public art organization in New York City.

NLE TRaCtion Selects Art

This fall, ArtsConnection and No Longer Empty teamed up to create NLE TRaCTion, a special edition of the Teen Reviewers and Critics Program. Six teens spent a semester curating an exhibition in an abandoned bank tower in Long Island City. Here they work with Manon Slome, chief curator and president of No Longer Empty, to select art from over eighty submissions.