Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion brings together 19 artists and arts groups responding to differing visions of ideal urban transportation systems, or proposing their own, through the case study of Brooklyn and New York City. Exhibiting artists are tackling issues like transit fare hikes, traffic congestion, the presence of “transportation deserts” in underserved neighborhoods, and the adaptation of transit to a city of rising sea levels. Some participating artists take inspiration from Brooklyn’s existing transportation landscape; while some ask the questions, through exaggeratedly Utopian and Dystopian transportation proposals, “Who gets to make decisions about the future of transit?” And “How can artists help?"
Exhibition dates: September 17, 2013-January 12, 2014
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-9pm
VIP curator preview for Kickstarter backers of $10 and up: 6pm* - become a backer at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/733167386/brooklyn-utopias-in-transition
Special opening performance "Let's Take a Walk" by Marie Christine Katz, 6:30-7pm
Project Director and Curator: Katherine Gressel
Artist Selection Committee: Katherine Gressel, Curator, Brooklyn Utopias; Noah Budnick, Deputy Director, Transportation Alternatives; Emily Colasacco, Urban Art Program Manager, New York City Department of Transportation; Kim Maier, Executive Director, Old Stone House.
Exhibiting Artists: Dara Alter, Bicycle Utopia with Nick Normal, Marco Antonio Castro, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Heejung Cho, Molly Dilworth, Rebecca Hackemann, Samuel Holleran, Martin McCormack, Simonetta Moro, Nancy Nowacek, Carlo Sampietro, Nicole Schulman, Maureen Shea, Petra Valentova, Jason Varone, Emily Weiskopf, Ezra Wube
With events and workshops by: Center for Urban Pedagogy, Marie Christine Katz, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, Transportation Alternatives, and others TBA
Visit our project blog for a complete calendar of events, and images of artists’ work.