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Artist Reception for Grimanesa Amorós: HEDERA

Date

NEW DATE & TIME!
Thu, Jun 28 | 9PM

Cost

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location

Prospect Park Bandshell
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Courtesy of Grimanesa Amorós

  • Courtesy of Grimanesa Amorós Studio

  • Courtesy of Grimanesa Amorós Studio

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL ARTIST RECEPTION AT THE BANDSHELL

PLEASE NOTE: NEW DATE/TIME of JUNE 28 at 9PM!

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As part of its 40th year anniversary season, BRIC has commissioned HEDERA, a monumental light installation by interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós.

In celebration of HEDERA at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival this summer, a special reception with the artist will take place on Thursday, June 28 at 9PM, following the The Blues Project featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely show.

Stay #AtTheBandshell after the show, and enjoy:

+ A brief discussion with artist Grimanesa Amorós, led by Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President of Contemporary Art at BRIC.
+ An audience Q&A.
+ Toast with the artist (a cash bar will be available during the event). 

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HEDERA will be on view from June 5 through August 11, and many thousands of visitors from Brooklyn and beyond will be able to interact with the sculpture. Measuring some 40 ft x 40 ft x 24 ft., the work is inspired by the form of the Bandshell and the natural beauty and grandeur of the surrounding park's landscape. Amorós states "HEDERA means ivy in Latin; my piece's overall structure was inspired by the natural beauty and grandeur of Prospect Park’s plant life. For me, HEDERA is a romance with the unknown.” Amorós has created a custom lighting sequence of flowing and pulsating red and white tubing that crowns the sculpture in light. LED tubes will both cover the structure and create an immersive environment for viewers who will freely walk underneath and around the work.

For more information on HEDERA, click here

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Grimanesa Amorós was born in Lima, Peru and lives and works in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory, which have greatly influenced her work. Her works incorporate elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create site-specific light installations to engage architecture and create community. Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

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Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. 

View seating arrangements here.

All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.

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Grimanesa Amorós: HEDERA
Exhibition

Grimanesa Amorós: HEDERA

Jun 5, 2018 • 6:00 PM - Aug 14, 2018 • 10:00 PM
Prospect Park Bandshell