Governors Island Art Fair 12 & Dumbo Arts Festival 12
Governor Island Art Fair 12 – All 4 days of performances/
Artists presenting on Sep. 8th & 9th: The Institute for Infinitely Small Things, Sheena Dowling, Aimee Hertog, Raul Hott, Eun Jung Kim (Sep. 9th only), Jean Paul Gomez and Matt Pisacano.
Artists presenting on Sep. 22nd & 23rd: Lia Zuvilivia, Ji Sun Baek, Nina Mendez Marti, Matice McMillan, Eun Jung Kim, June Kim and Jean Paul Gomez.
Dumbo Arts Festival - Performances/
Sep. 29th (12-5pm) and Sep. 30th (2-5pm): Lia Zuvilivia, Ji Sun Baek, Brian Stinemetz, Nina Mendez Marti, Matice McMillan, Kwan Taeck Park, Eun Jung Kim (Sep. 29th only) and Tao Kulczycki (Sep. 30th only).
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’
The BackPack Gallery is at its core, an interactive collaborative project. This project combines all areas of contemporary visual art into a performance where the gallery space is a backpack sculpture that collaborates with other artist while interacting with different 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, 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 by creating an art installation (video, mixed media, photography and sculpture art) and performing with their BackPack Sculpture Units.