Home Base IV Takes Over The LES

by Rachelle Hruska · April 27, 2009


Home Base, a unique art installation that explores the idea of Home is on their fourth year, and this time, the space is in a former medical center on the Lower East Side.  We fell in love with the Harlem-based house last spring, and caught up with Adi Ezroni, and all of our friends at this year's installation...

This year, HomeBase IV New York has selected 10 international artists to interpret their concept of home within exam rooms of a vacant, former medical clinic on the Lower East Side.

Now in its fourth year, the HomeBase Project is an annual site-specific public art project that explores the notion of home. For three weeks, the artists - of different cultural backgrounds and art disciplines - transform the clinic into a temporary home, displaying the outcome of their artistic explorations and creating an exciting community and inter-cultural experience through art talks, lectures, workshops, performances, guest artists projects, parties and more, followed by video and print documentation.

“The HomeBase Project explores the boundaries between public and private, between art and the everyday urban experience,” says Anat Litwin, founder of HomeBase, “and this year we selected a neighborhood rich in history and culture – and home to many new immigrants. During this time of economic hardships the meaning of home is ever more poignant.”

This year’s accomplished artists include, among others, award winning playwright, David Bar Katz (US), installation artist Willum Geertz (Holland), photographer, Oded Hirsch (Israel), installation artist Sandra Lee (Korean-American), artist Pessi Margulies (Israel) performance artist J .Morison (US), photographer Paul Sepuya (US), artist Dafna Shalom (Israel), and artist Letha Wilson (US).

HomeBase IV New York – An Exploration of Home International Artists Create Site-Specific Installations In a Former Medical Center at 232 Broadway on the Lower East Side On View May 9th – May 24th Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:00-8:00pm Free and Open to the Public