Offsite ProjectMay 21, 2013–April 6, 2014
Petros Chrisostomou: Sky Feather
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program are pleased to announce Sky Feather, a temporary art installation on the median between 124th and 125th Streets and Lennox Avenue, Manhattan by artist Petros Chrisostomou.
Sky Feather stands inside the median, pointing vertically toward the sky. This sculpture is symbolic of the remains of a journey; a remnant left behind. Its monumental size contrasts the fragile and weightless nature of feathers. As with Chrisostomou’s past work, here he considers object/context relationships. He often aims to extract objects from their usual settings positioning them in alternate environments, playing with scale in order to subvert or reaffirm their social positioning.
Petros Chrisostomou (born 1981, London, UK) lives and works in New York. He was a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and the winner of The Red Mansion Art Prize, Beijing. His work has been shown internationally with exhibitions at Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacán; Musée de Design et D’art Appliques, Lausanne; Xippas Gallery, Geneva; International Biennial of Photography, Montevideo; Spring Projects, London; The Photographers Gallery, London; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; and 3rd Beijing International Art Biennial, British Pavilion, Beijing.
This project is being produced through the pARTners track of the DOT Urban Art Program and is the third collaboration between the agency and the International Studio & Curatorial Program.
NYC DOT Urban Art Program:
Launched in October 2008, DOT’s Urban Art Program invigorates the city’s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. It partners with community-based organizations and artists to present murals, sculptures, projections, and performances on plazas, fences, barriers, bridges, and sidewalks for up to 11 months. Projects are presented within three program tracks: pARTners, Barrier Beautification, and Arterventions.