Mellány Sánchez: Objects of Permanence

Art Show: 06/09/2023 • All Day • New York

Event Details

Objects of Permanence, a special installation curated by Mellány Sánchez and presented during New York Fashion Week, seeks to spotlight the rich histories of the Puerto Rican and other migrant community labor forces in New York City’s garment industry. This installation highlights the Lower East Side as a pioneering capital of the garment industry in the mid-20th century. Objects in the form of artifacts, both real and imagined, work to preserve and tell the story of LES residents of the past and present, whose labor was integral to the development of New York City as a fashion capital. Simultaneously, it will unite these voices of the past to the direct descendants and beneficiaries of their legacy—today’s fashion designers. Designers include Emily Adams Bode Aujla, Christopher John Rogers, Tremaine Emory, and more!

Presented by the Abrons Arts Center, this free show runs until September 14th.