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Between the Lines: 1491-Present

JC Lenochan

JC Lenochan is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick NJ with an MFA in 1996. JC has been the recipient of numerous awards, which most recently include the Pollock Krasner Grant 2010-2011, Franklin Furnace Grant 2011-2012 in NYC, the Robert Blackburn Fellowship 2013 in NYC and the Fountainhead Residence in Miami 2014. JC lives and works in New York City.

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Between the Lines is a pre-invasion, post-colonial dialogue/critique of pedagogy as a public installation, revisiting our epistemological relation to the indigenous experience prior to 1492 by using quotations and pennies to engage, inform and de-construct our perceptions of laws, acts, and territory.  Pedestrians encounter hand-written historical facts from dates containing the number 14 such as 1491 and 2014.  High school students collaborating with the artist create 24 mounds of pennies equaling 2400, revealing the myth of the purchase of Manhattan (island of many hills) for the equivalent of 24 dollars.


October 12   12:00 – 2:00

Time • Duration • Location

On 14th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues.

The pennies and the sidewalk quotations will remain on the sidewalks until pedestrians pick up the pennies or when rain or footsteps erases the quotes.