Entertainment center, east coast gambling mecca, budding resort destination, home to the famous (and intact) boardwalk and more, Atlantic City, NJ adds another description as public arts booster with the unveiling of a new arts park in two exhibition sites.
These photos from site 1 ("Pinnacle") on a former empty lot at the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Pacific and Kentucky avenues highlight some of the works visitors can interact with and enjoy (for free from dawn to dusk) including:
Landscape design by Balmori Associates
Words by Robert Barry
A Woman and Deer by Kiki Smith
And a Pirate Ship by Ilya and Emila Kabakov
Art curation by Lance Fung Collaboratives
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.
Video production: Skout Media (skoutmediaphilly.com)
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.