The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization’s new exhibition “NYC Trash! Past, Present & Future” profiles seven artists and nonprofits and the ways they consider waste management in New York City both now and in the future.
The exhibit, which is on view through April 29, 2018, includes information on the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, the Treasures in the Trash Museum and more.
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One man’s garbage is another man’s gold. How New York City deals with waste has changed drastically. New methods in recycling have been extraordinary in transforming city life, while trash is also an amazing cultural archive. The City Reliquary’s new exhibition NYC Trash! Past, Present & Future explores the story behind New York City’s solid waster, and examines the ways in which residents of the city are reusing and recycling.
NYC Trash! Past, Present & Future explores that inventiveness by profiling seven artists and nonprofits in the ways they consider waste management both now and in the future. The exhibition also features a selection of objects that exemplify trash as a cultural archive from Nelson Molina’s Treasures in the Trash Museum, a carefully curated assortment of oddities compiled Molina, a sanitation worker, over the course of 33 years on the job.