ARTLANTIC: wonder, the first of five projects, featuring works by acclaimed artists Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, John Roloff, and Kiki Smith in collaboration with New York landscape design firms Balmori Associates and Philadelphia-based Cairone & Kaupp.
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As these photos attest, ARTLANTIC: wonder is taking shape at what we dubbed the Pinnacle Lot sitting on aa former empty lot near the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues.
The picture with the barrels above? Shiver me timbers, those are the contents of the pirate ship! You'll have to come to Atlantic City, NJ to see it in person. Fabulous.
Official unveiling of this exhibition site is Friday, November 9, 2012, with an official preview at 2:30pm. Join the festivities.
Soon, the two exhibition sites that make up ARTLANTIC: wonder will be unveiled. Artists, union members, workers, curators, and more have collaborated to create these two eye-catching sites. The big one above is site 1, which spreads over 7 acres. The smaller site 2, Étude Atlantis, sits on around 8,500 square feet. Both were spared by Hurricane Sandy.
This is a portrait of John Roloff at the site of his new work in Atlantic City called Étude Atlantis to be unveiled November 9, 2012.
"For an environmental artist, Atlantic City is a very unique and special site. Its history, social/economic, and geographical dynamics are especially engaging. This project has provided me with an opportunity to discover an inner Atlantis and put together an unexpected mixture of place, theater, technology, cognition, and mythic quest—all within a puzzle-space of illusionistic descent and shifting light patterns." —John Roloff