Art + Culture

Light Year 25: coGalleries Presents

Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, May 4
6 – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.)
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Curated by coGalleries

Artists: Annique Delphine, Berna Reale and Nina E. Schönefel

“LIGHT YEAR 25: coGalleries Presents” brings you the work of three emerging artists all dealing with political and social issues through various mediums. “Objectify Me”, Annique Delphine’s first short film articulated around the deconstruction of social norms regarding desire and objectification. In her performances and installations, Brazilian artist Berna Reale engages either her own body or those of willing participants to reflect on the contemporary socio-political moment. Nina E. Schönefeld’s work offers the viewer an escape from the typical viewpoint of an observer. As she consistently focuses on radically different types of personas, she unveils the truth about the current political and social climate in an innovative way.


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR  has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curators from around the world.