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These Artists’ Hunt for Studio Space Ended at the World Trade Center

 written by Laura Zornosa, New York Times, March 26, 2022

On the 28th floor of 4 World Trade Center, Tourmaline, a multidisciplinary artist, works from a corner studio that features two walls of windows and a view of the 9/11 Memorial. Next door, another artist, Tariku Shiferaw, has his own space to paint and create installation art.


Both artists benefit from a nonprofit program, Silver Art Projects, that provides artists with free, yearlong studio space in the chrome office tower, as well as a $1,200 stipend and mentorship.

The nonprofit is part of a vast ecosystem of organizations and programs across New York that provide artists with places where they can work, a signature need for artists in a real estate market that has long pushed them to live in cavernous, defunct industrial spaces where the rent is cheap and there is room for both art and furniture. 


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Tariku Shiferaw, On The Low (Burna Boy), 2022

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