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BACKPACK GALLERY EXHIBITION - INVITATION FOR ALL COUCHSURFERS
Contact for up-to-date location: Twitter – backpackgallery
THE BACKPACK GALLERY “FRONT DOOR TOUR”
Time of exhibition: July 23rd, 12pm - 4pm
Itinerary for performance:
12:00-1:00pm – The Guggenheim Museum
1:00 - 1:30pm – On route to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1:30 – 2:30pm – At the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
2:30 – 3:00pm – In transit to the MoMA
3:00 – 4:00pm – The MoMA main entrance
On July 23rd, the BackPack Gallery will perform its first exhibition in New York City. The BackPack Gallery is a mobile, interactive art instillation, in which roaming artists exhibit their work.
This exhibition is titled the “Front Door Tour.” It will visit the front door of three major museums in New York City. The gallery will feature art by Alison Kotin, Brian Stinemetz and Cyle Metzger. The three artists will exhibit their art and interact with visitors at the entrance of the Guggenheim starting at noon. The following location will be at the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The last stop on this tour will be the MoMA, where artists will be until 4pm.
Due to the mobile nature of the BackPack Gallery a Twitter account has been set up for location and time updates of the art performance. Visitors can search in Twitter for ‘backpackgallery’ and find its current location. Any visitors wishing to follow the gallery along to its different locations are welcome to stay and become an active visitor performer.
The BackPack Gallery is at its core, an interactive project. This project combines all areas of contemporary visual art into a performance where the gallery space is a sculpture that interacts with other environments, spaces, and viewers. The BackPack Gallery takes art out of confinement and into the public and mobile realm. Art and the artists come to the viewer. The gallery presents art in an interactive environment through video, site-specific installation, and performance art.
All the Gallery Units are equipped with gallery lights (which are operated by the viewer), a folder with artist’s info and CV/bio, guest & comment book, and magnetic doors that hold artist & gallery mission statement. Artist exhibiting in the BackPack Gallery are asked to participate in the performance by walking with their BackPack units.
FROM: July 23rd, 2011 - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: United States - New York - New York