PS122 Gallery

150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009

Gallery Hours:
Friday – Sunday 12–6p


PS122 Gallery is pleased to present ART WORKERS LAB January 24 through February 23.

Kick-Off Party:  Friday, January 24, 6 – 9 pm

The Art Workers Lab @ps122gallery is a four-week program that conceives of PS122 Gallery not as an exhibition space, but rather as a shared resource and experimental setting to support the development of ideas, projects, and resources by and for workers across the culture industry,
The Art Workers Lab’s core programs will be organized by and with Culture Workers Education Center (“CWEC”), Museum Workers Happy Hour (“MWHH”), and PS122 Gallery.
Special Lab Hours Thursday - Saturday 12-6p + by appt.
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During the lab, MWHH will hold five sessions to develop The Museum Workers Manifesto. Museum workers from across New York City—including workers at cultural and community centers/organizations—will collaborate on a collective document rooted in ethics, accountability, equity, and workers’ rights that envisions the kind of mutual support that can be given and received from the museum community, be it employers, co-workers, contractors, specialists, visitors, community members, both local and international. New interventions, collaborations, and experiments will be coupled with information- and resource-sharing cultivated for the duration of the lab. There are opportunities for labor-focused groups beyond the organizers’ existing and preferred networks to find time and space for their community/public engagement. Groups wishing to contribute should plan to organize or participate in at least one program at the gallery during the Lab in order to refine an ongoing process, solicit feedback on their ideas, display final resources, or make visible their process of developing ideas.

PS122 Gallery is a dynamic, collaborative not-for-profit space in the East Village that provides opportunities and support services for emerging and underrecognized artists. PS122 Gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary year in 2019. The gallery reopened in January 2019 following a six-year hiatus while the historic City of New York-owned building was renovated and brought up to code, doubling the gallery in size and expanding programming capacity.

As an ongoing program of Painting Space 122, the gallery is maintained by the members of Painting Space 122 and sustained by the generosity of artists, curators, critics, and the public.