It is no secret that the City of Sydney is trying to change perceptions about the city’s laneways. The Laneways Art Project has been running for four years and this year we’re excited to be making our own interpretation of how public art can intersect with architecture.
In collaboration with Sydney via New York artist Kim Connerton, we have been shortlisted to go into the next round of Sydney’s Laneway Art Project 2012.
Titled PAIRED GOLD, inspiration is drawn from Roni Horn’s work which subsequently became a source of inspiration (and direct acknowledgement) by Felix Gonzalez Torres. Both artists were exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City in 2009 in an exhibition similarly titled Paired, Gold. The pairing of Gonzalez Torres and Horn speaks of joy and loss, as well as a shared aesthetic. Ours wishes to evoke the same sense of joy, in the grittier surrounds of a southern Sydney CBD laneway, for people to reflect on the fleeting nature of beauty in their own private lives as well as the public space of the street.
Please keep your fingers crossed that we make it through to implementation.
Image courtesy of DailyServing