Current Long Term Installations
Darren Almond works in a variety of media including photography and film, which he uses to explore the effects of time on the individual. He uses ‘sculpture, film and photography to produce work that harnesses the symbolic and emotional potential of objects, places and situations, producing works which have universal as well as personal resonances.’
In Planetariummonetarium, the work on show by Serge Onnen, a variant
is staged: what we are is heavily influenced by the ways in which we are able to gather information from the things we see. His Peekskill
Planetariummonetarium is a small sphere filled with 13 kaleidoscopes and hundreds of small coins from around the world.
‘An intimate inner-space on the wide shores of the Hudson river,’ he writes.
Water Works is located at the Annsville Creek Preserve in Peekskill, NY (MAP). The park is open from dawn to dusk. Job Koelewijn’s
installation has been made possible through the generous support by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
and FONDS BKVB.
In the real estate business, 'time sharing' means sharing ownership of a house,
allowing purchasers to occupy it during a specified period of time each year. Padmos is fabricating a series of maquettes of the
sculpture in three sizes. The money from the sale of the maquettes is being used to finance the fabrication of the large-scale
sculpture, but at the same time the buyers become closely involved in the project.
Dutch artist Folkert de Jong is one of the most innovative young
sculptors today. Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s “Theory
of Human Motivation,” De Jong stages an 18-foot
styrofoam snow mountain being scaled by two bearded
figures. Hamburger Hill references an American assault
on a Vietnam position in which most of the troops
died and the hill had no strategic value.
materials such as cardboard, linoleum, postage tape
and aluminum foil, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn
has recreated a full-scale replica of a laundrette,
in which cardboard models of washing-machines are
inset with television sets showing global atrocities
downloaded from the internet juxtaposed to videos
of the artist performing everyday, commonplace tasks.
Hirschhorn, who has become the most celebrated international
installation artist, challenges us to consider how
poverty and neglect has led to human incivility.