Courtesy Habitat for Artists
TRANSported, commissioned by Arts Brookfield and curated by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace, features two interactive projects housed within and utilizing the unique features of a twenty-foot shipping container.
Seth Kinmont’s “Tender” (part of StreetFest on May 4 in Sara D. Roosevelt Park and opening on May 6 at Brookfield Place) engages the public with a performative installation examining value, commerce, and art. The project features the minting of a currency commemorating the exhibition.
Habitat for Artists, an artists’ collective based in New York’s Hudson Valley, transforms a simple metal box into a vehicle for dialogue and conversation in a piece called Art Pac-Kit. Two hybrid studios and a central hub for shared engagement serve as spaces for a series of interactions exploring aspects of self-reliance and for the facilitation of conversation between the public and groups like Solar One and the Hudson Valley Seed Library.
TRANSported will be on display from May 1 until May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.