Noguchi Museum Media Preview
The Noguchi MuseumCivic Action: A Vision for Long Island City
invites you to a preview of
Thursday, October 6, 2011
9:30 – 11:00 am
A brief program begins at 9:45 am
with remarks by
Jenny Dixon, Director, The Noguchi Museum
Alyson Baker, former Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
Amy Smith-Stewart, Exhibition Curator,
followed by an informal walk-through of the exhibition.
Artists Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas,
as well as other project team members, will be available for questions and conversation.
Refreshments will be served.
Transportation will be provided (see below).
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York
R.S.V.P. to Jeanne Collins & Associates, LLC
646-486-7050, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation: At 9:00 am, a private shuttle bus from Manhattan to the Museum will leave from the SW corner of 54th Street and Park Avenue (in front of Lever House). Buses return to Manhattan at 11:00 am and noon.
About the exhibition: The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, working with strategic advisors Beckelman + Capalino, Claire Weisz, and others, have brought together four artist-led teams and charged them with re-envisioning the neighborhood in which the two institutions are located. In recent years, this area—which is at the border of Long Island City and Astoria—has seen the construction of large-scale buildings that appear to have been designed without regard for infrastructure capacity, traffic, parking, or the resulting loss of affordable housing, thereby threatening the character of the neighborhood. This project, called Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, is intended to initiate dialogue about the changing landscape of the area among community stakeholders, public agencies, and others, and to ensure that the voice and vision of artists have a substantive role in the planning process. The projects created by the four teams, including drawings, models, photographs, texts, and other material, will be on view at The Noguchi Museum from October 12, 2011, through April 22, 2012. Large-scale prototypes for aspects of the projects will be shown at Socrates Sculpture Park from May to August, 2012.
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