Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ars Subterranea

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Remember that photo essay site, Mustard Gas Party, that I posted last week. Well, I recently found out that the photographer is a member of a group called Ars Subterranea: The Society for Creative Preservation. They have quite the mission statement:

Ars Subterranea is comprised of artists, historians, and urban explorers working to create an intersection between art and architectural relics in the New York City area.

Our aim is to instigate unique perceptions of New York's history by constructing narratives around the city's forgotten relics. Ars Subterranea encourages its audiences to interact with the city's neglected and ruinous locations by recreating obscure but fascinating aspects of its urban development. Our projects include art installations, history-based scavenger hunts, unusual preservation campaigns, and much more.

Go check out their Gallery. By the way, the work of Brandon Merkel (the eye behind Mustard Gas Party) is featured there, too.

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