Glowlab Benefit Exhibition for SWOON’s Swimming Cities of Serenissima at Fountain NY
VIP/Press Preview: Thursday March 05; 11am–7pm
General Admission: March 06-08; 11am–7pm
Reception for the Artists: Friday, March 06; 7pm–midnight
Location: Pier 66 at 26th St in Hudson River Park NYC
Admission: Suggested donation of $5 at the door for all-weekend access
Event Link: http://www.glowlab.com/glowlab/swimming-cities-benefit-glowla/
Glowlab is pleased to announce it will host benefit exhibition for a nautical art project pioneered by the artist SWOON. Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007).
The benefit will take place in New York City during Armory Show week, March 05-08, as part of Glowlab’s exhibit space at Fountain, the alternative art exhibition known for presenting cutting-edge and independent art galleries. Fountain will be located at Pier 66 at 26th St in Hudson River Park. Participating artists include Swoon, Maya Hayuk, The London Police, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Dennis McNett, Imminent Disaster, Eric White, Tod Seelie, Molly Crabapple, C. Damage, Elbow Toe and many more.
Glowlab Director Christina notes, “We’re thrilled to host this benefit for our long-time collaborator SWOON’s latest project, the Swimming Cities of Serenissima. It’s an ambitious project with an incredible creative spirit that, in the most physical way possible, engages contemporary art in the development of culture and community. I believe it’s critical to support projects like this, especially now, and we’re excited to help launch these beautiful boats in the spring.”