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Why Soup, Why Now

Inspired by the success of Detroit Soup, a nonprofit startup established in 2010 by two young women to benefit local artist initiatives through micro-funding dinners, Chinatown Soup built upon this interactive, democratic model to design an art space for a neighborhood that has shifted from an immigrant populated enclave to an emerging hotbed for real estate development and the new art scene.

Drawing from the Stone Soup folk parable and artist run collectives of 1970’s New York, such as Chinatown’s Basement Workshop and SoHo’s FOOD, we’re forming a new vanguard of social entrepreneurs that re-imagine how people can work together to live creatively in the 21st century city. This intervention begins with enabling cultural organizations to provide emerging artists with their first significant exposure, host residencies, offer studio space, and present public programming with strong commitments to local communities.

 

Press

Artsy, September 20, 2018

i-D Magazine, July 25, 2018

Juxtapoz, May 18, 2018 

Sinovision, May 14, 2018

Future Current, February 25, 2018

Broadway World, January 14, 2018

Musee Magazine, July 8, 2017

Cool Hunting, June 16, 2017

Newest York, September 15, 2017 

Huffington Post, March 31, 2017

Purple Art, October 20, 2016

Opening Ceremony, October 16, 2016

China Daily USA, September 12, 2016

New York Magazine, September 9, 2016

W Magazine, August 5, 2016

Vogue, August 1, 2016 

Artsy, August 1, 2016 

The Lo-Down, July 20, 2016

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, June 11, 2016 

Huffington Post, May 24, 2016 

Hyperallergic, March 4, 2016

The New York Times, February 7, 2016

DNAInfo, August 25, 2015

New York Magazine, May 11, 2015

Purple Diary, March 24, 2015