City Souvenirs Walking Tour

An ongoing project by Liene Bosquê

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1 pm to 4pm
Essex Market 75th Anniversary Block Party 

In collaboration with the 75th Anniversary of Essex Street Market, Artists Alliance Inc and artist Liene Bosquê presented the fourth LES-based City Souvenirs walking tour on Saturday, May 30.

Capturing the physical, cultural and social changes of the neighborhood, Bosquê led participants on a walking tour of the four original Essex Street Market sites, guiding participants through the interior and exterior of the remaining buildings. Together the group shared anecdotes about their past experiences in the neighborhood and made porcelain clay impressions of the textures, patterns and texts on the surrounding structures, contributing to the archive of sites collectively amassed since the beginning of this project in 2009.

Participants met Bosquê at the Artists Alliance vendor cart within the Essex Market Block Party at 1pm or joined her from the street during the walk.

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Liene Bosquê (b. São Paulo, Brazil) is a visual artist based in New York City. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and a BFA from the São Paulo Estate University in 2003, as well as a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Mackenzie University in 2004. In addition to participating in artist residencies around the country, Bosquê has exhibited her work in national and international venues including William Holman Gallery (New York), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Center (New York), Elmhurst Art Museum (Illinois), Carpe Diem (Lisbon, Portugal), Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil), and other galleries and public spaces in Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, and United States.