Sea Worthy: An Exhibition, Workshops & Excursions
I am delighted to be writing you from aboard the ocean-going exhibition Sea Worthy, chartered by the respectable companies Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Flux Factory and Gowanus Studio Space. We are due to sail on June 10th, and there is a public reception planned from 6-8 pm at the EFA Project Space to see us on our way. It has been raining now for weeks. Hopeful it will clear...
June 10 - July 29, 2011
Part I: An Exhibition on view at EFA Project Space, June 10 – July 29, 2011
Part II: Workshops at the Gowanus Studio Space. Ongoing: May - July, 2011
Part III: Excursions brought to you by Flux Factory. Ongoing: July - September, 2011
In collaboration with Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space
Artists included in the Sea Worthy exhibition are: Michael Arcega, Rachel Bacon, Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw, George Boorujy, Matt Bua, Adriane Colburn, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Thomas Dexter, Amze Emmons, Jason Gandy, Richard Haley, Haley Hughes, Sarah Julig, Jonathan Kaiser, Marie Lorenz, Orien McNeill, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Percoco, Natalia Porter, Duke Riley, Tod Seelie, Reid Stowe, Swimming Cities, and Swoon.
Curatorial Committee: Jean Barberis, Benjamin Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Michelle Levy, Georgia Muenster, Kendra Sullivan, and Sally Szwed.
EFA Project Space, Flux Factory and The Gowanus Studio Space present Sea Worthy, an exhibition and series of public screenings, performances, lectures, workshops and artist-led excursions on the water. With 72 islands and over 700 miles of coastline, New York City is a formidable archipelago. This project invites discussion about water access, activates the largest open space in the city, and engages maritime themes in contemporary art practice. Sea Worthy brings together artists from here and abroad – in consultation with boat builders, world-class mariners, historians, writers, activists, and ecologists – to make new work about, around, and on the waterways of New York City in the summer of 2011.
Sea Worthy presents work by artists who employ the boat as a platform for collective action, private reflection and liberatory possibility. The sea voyage suggests both an opening and a crisis – the expanse is daunting, uncontrollable, and full of dream potential. To explore this terrain, the artists take to the high and low seas, metaphorically, virtually, and in reality.
June 10, 6:00pm: Opening Reception for Sea Worthy: An Exhibition
July 21, 6:30pm: Kon-Tiki (1950): A Special Screening
For the full series of workshops and excursions at Flux Factory and Gowanus Studio Space, refer to the Sea Worthy website
Seaworthy Exhibit Allows New Yorkers to Channel Their Inner Pirate by Bonny Hulkower for Treehugger.com
Seaworthy: An Exhibition by Mindy Bond for Flavorpill
Art Goes Aquatic in NYC on Artnet
Sea Worthy by Charles Schultz for The Brooklyn Rail
Far Rockaway's Far-Out Art Scene by Pia Catton for The Wall Street Journal
Check In, Swim Out: A Floating Hotel as Art by Melena Ryzik for the New York Times