ecoartspace NY currently has two new exhibitions on view. TRANSported, commissioned by Arts Brookfield is presented as part of the New Museum's Ideas City Festival 2013. TRANSported features two site-specific, interactive installations housed within and utilizing the unique features of the 20-foot shipping container. Both projects relate to the Festival’s theme of "Untapped Capital."
|Tender, by Seth Kinmont|
|Art Pac-Kit, 2 artists studios complete with solar panels, green roof and rainwater collection|
Habitat for Artists, an artist collective based in New York’s Hudson Valley, transforms their metal container into a vehicle for dialog and conversation in their piece called Art Pac-Kit. Two hybrid studios and a central hub for shared engagement become evolving spaces for a series of public interactions with groups such as Solar One and the Hudson Valley Seed Library as well as individuals that explore aspects of self-reliance. Solar power and rainwater will be collected from the rooftop, which will also be home to a square-foot garden, while exterior walls will be covered with a vertical garden and a public message board where visitors can leave written suggestions and ideas. Discussions on conservation and sustainability will be held in a central hub connecting the studios. Both projects will remain on view at Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center Plaza) and open to the public daily from 10am - 6pm through May 27th.
“My title TRANSported refers to the history of this site as a shipping port where New York Harbor meets the Atlantic Ocean. TRANSported also suggests ways in which Seth Kinmont and Habitat for Artists are both using materials to visually transport viewers into different realities and presenting possibilities for the imagination to soar. As a curator whose work has long focused on environmental issues, I am thrilled to be working with the Ideas City Festival’s theme of Untapped Capital which states as their goal: an examination of surplus resources that may be under-recognized or underutilized, ranging from people and raw materials, to ideas, networks, varied resources, and modes of communication and provides a meeting place for developing alternative thinking as regards new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.” Amy Lipton
|Linda Weintraub, Let Us Eat the Colors of Nature’s Spectrum consists of twenty-six foods harvested from Weintraub’s gardens, preserved through canning, and arrayed according to the color continuum they suggest.|