From August 5 to November 13, artists and art institutions, both local and international, will present  exhibitions, programs and publications under the title Transitions-Rochester. For the past several years a consortium of international artists, curators, and administrators has organized to consider Rochester, NY. As a rapidly changing city, Rochester’s days as a company town are over and urban sprawl and ineffective city planning have left it a disabled core surrounded by middle-class wealth. How is the city dealing with the transition? What does it mean for the quality of life? How can the center of this former industrial city survive? How can new residential and commercial areas develop to reinvent Rochester? What do area leaders and residents expect from their city? What does segregation (black-white/rich-poor) look like? How can the city center be revitalized?


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