Rochester Subwayis a pioneer project of ExSpace Artist Collective, a group artists working in cooperation with the Sage Art Center, University of Rochester digital media department and local artist to showcase the evolution of an abandoned urban space through art projections and augmented reality technology. Since 1956, the Rochester Subway, once known as a center for urban transportation and community interaction, has been left abandoned by the city and its former occupants. After multiple attempts to re-purpose this location in downtown Rochester, the city has left much of the derelict subway system unattended. To this day the city has failed to find practical and beneficial purposes for the space. While the art exhibition isn't purposed to provide any solutions to an ongoing debate about the space, the creators hope to at least facilitate new conversation around it that could look at the community and the artworks that currently reside there for inspiration.
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