Date & TimeSTART: 10:00 AM September 2, 2011
END: 10:00 PM September 4, 2011
During Labor Day weekend 2011, Randall’s Island will play host to FLOW.11, a public art showcase that combines one of New York City’s special nature spots with the thriving arts community. Artists Andrew Chan, Katherine Daniels, Jongil Ma, Gregory Reynolds, and Romy Scheroder are creating special pieces for the on-going exhibit. From September 2-4, FLOW.11 will host the Electric Zoo electric music festival. From the FLOW.11 website:
The Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, a two-part environmental art exhibition that will be on view during the summers of 2011 and 2012 along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park. The project is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. FLOW will feature ten site specific art projects by artists participating in this year’s Bronx Calling! The First AIM Biennial, on view this summer at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill.
Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.
FLOW will foster a strong coalition of environmental, musical and artistic partners. Summer park visitors and concertgoers will visit the artworks as they come to play or dance under the wide sky, alongside the river, looking out across the city’s skyline.
FLOW.11 – this first year’s exhibition – will be open to the public in conjunction with Bronx Calling! The First AIM Biennial, at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill. Additional grand opening events and celebrations are planned for Labor Day Weekend, in tandem with the Electric Zoo.