Randall’s Island Park is a beautiful waterfront landmark, located conveniently in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, and has been the home of various recreational events since the 1930s. As one of the most unique parks in New York City, patrons can enjoy a scenic walk around the island’s 4.5 mile shoreline, play tennis at one of the 20 state-of-the-art courts available, play 18-holes of golf, or mellow out at a music festival. Spanning a total of 480 acres, the park is frequently inhabited by picnic goers, athletes, as well as locals and tourists.
The Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are beautifying the island even more by presenting FLOW, a two-part environmental art exhibition along the shoreline of Randall’s Island Park. The exhibition will last during the summers of 2011 and 2012, aiming to enhance the artistic appreciation of the waterfront landmark. FLOW will feature ten site specific art projects by artists participating in this year’s Bronx Calling!, the First AIM (Artist in the Marketplace) Biennial, on view this summer at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill. Artists Andrew Chan, Katherine Daniels, Jongil Ma, Romy Scheroder, and Gregory Reynolds will create the first installment with Flow.11 showcasing different themes including Andrew Chan’s sci-fi themed Resident Alien exhibit.
Already home of the Electric Zoo Festival
, a 3-day extravaganza of the world’s DJs held through Labor Day Weekend, the FLOW exhibition will be unveiled July 1, 2011 and carry out through the park’s electronic music festival. FLOW is intended to inspire and influence the expression of oneself through art in New York City, all available to view for free!
For more information on the FLOW project check out www.flow11.org.