After a wall collapsed yesterday at a building on Bowery and Rivington next door to its new Lower East Side location, Andrew Edlin Gallery announced that it is postponing its inaugural event, a performance by Brent Green and a band. The wall collapse yesterday injured two construction workers and caused the Department of Buildings to ask tenants next door to vacate temporarily.
Green’s performance tonight was supposed to be staged in the still-incomplete raw shell of Andrew Edlin’s new space, at 212 Bowery. Green was also set to screen several of his animated films. Excerpts from EE, a new work about his memories of his grandfather, were going to be shown.
In a phone conversation this morning, a gallery representative told ARTnews that the wall collapse would not affect the gallery’s opening. “I think it’s just a safety precaution,” she said, adding that Green’s event would still be held at a later date.
In June, Edlin decided to move to the Lower East Side because his Chelsea location was being razed. “I’m sure the wrecking ball will be coming by in the next six or seven months,” Edlin told ARTnews at the time. “We just couldn’t find the right location in Chelsea.”