For his residency, Chemi Rosado Seijo mapped the city of Manhattan from a skateboarder’s point of view. After scouring the city for ideal skating sites, Seijo turned the traditional map of Manhattan on its side and drew paths connecting the various sites. The map stretches 15 feet across one of the gallery walls, and is reproduced throughout the space on paper and is also used for skateboard designs. Photographs depicting various skating sites throughout the city are on display, in addition to skateboarding videos produced by Fiveboro Company, and prototypes for new skateboard designs.
In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Carlo McCormick. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.
This residency is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support has been provided by Milagros and Jose Andreu, Walter Otero, Francisco Rovira and Armando Viota.