Good News From Atlantic City, NJ: New Public Art Project, 'ARTLANTIC', Dedicated On The Famed (and Still Standing) AC Boardwalk

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:          

ARTLANTIC is an ambitious five-year, multi-phase, massive public art project that will help locals and tourists alike to reimagine Atlantic City. Free and open to the public, ARTLANTIC: wonder consists of two, separate, public art exhibition sites on former vacant lots---one as large as giant city block. ARTLANTIC: wonder debuts on November 9.




The leader behind the Atlantic City project is curator Lance Fung and features works by acclaimed artists Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, John Roloff, and Kiki Smith. The curator and the artists will be in Atlantic City for the dedication.



VISUALS:



  • On the seven-acre site, visitors see 14' X 11' high earth sculptures inspired by roller coasters, on the Steel Pier, an historic Atlantic City amusement pier. Inside, a playful pirate ship rises from the ground evoking the sunken pirate ships that line the ocean floor off New Jersey's coast. Embedded in the interior of the earth sculptures are brilliantly colored and brightly illuminated text pieces that shine bright at night.

  • On a second, 8,500 square-foot site, visitors see Etude Atlantis, which uses the idea of "finding Atlantis" to connect Atlantic City with the opposite side of the world—the sea floor off the southwestern coast of Australia.


WHO:    

Atlantic City community and Hurricane Sandy First Responders


Lorenzo T. Langford, mayor Atlantic City


Liza Cartmell, president Atlantic City Alliance


John Palmieri, executive director Casino Reinvestment Development Authority


Lance Fung, international curator of Fung Collaboratives and the artists





WHEN &:       

Friday, November 9

WHERE          

12 – 1 pm Ceremony and special thank you to Hurricane Sandy first responders


AC Boardwalk between S. California and S. Belmont Aves.




Friday, November 9


2:30 – 3:30 pm Community Gathering and Dedication


AC Boardwalk at Pacific Ave. between S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and S. Indiana Ave.



TWEET:        

ARTLANTIC: wonder opens: New #public #art project along Atlantic City's famed (intact) #Boardwalk @ARTLANTIC @VisitAC #CanDoAC

 

SOURCE Atlantic City Alliance



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