About the Artworks and Artists
THE participatory sculpture Cartas al Cielo invites passersby to send missives to those with no earthly address via a sculptural globe that reflects the earth and sky. Postcards provided.
Cielo, the Spanish word for ‘sky,’ can also mean “heaven” or “paradise.” Alicia Framis’ Cartas al Cielo is a participatory sculpture that serves as a vessel of communication with those who have no earthbound address. Park visitors are encouraged to send missives to those with no earthly address via this poetic postbox. With Cartas al Cielo, Alicia Framis reminds us that the act of gazing skyward is often a contemplative action, one which can be filled with hope, longing, or distraction.
SOUTH OF CONSERVATORY GARDEN ENTRANCE EAST 102ND STREET LANDSCAPE
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, FROM 12 – 6PM
ABOUT ALICIA FRAMIS
Photograph by Wouter Vandenbrink
Alicia Framis is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work incorporates architecture, fashion, sculpture and performance, and most often encourages public participation. Framis uses urban social spaces to address the human experience and our frustrations and anxieties, while creating outlets for our dreams and desires. Seminal projects include Anti_dog, in which she designed a revolutionary “bite-proof” clothing line for women of color susceptible to dog attacks in hostile districts of Berlin, as well as Loneliness in the City, in which Framis invited designers, artists, academics and the general public to convene in a pseudo think-tank aimed at solving pertinent social issues within a particular city stemming from isolation and loneliness.
PARTNERED WITH ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, AC/E
OPENING MAY 15, 2015
CENTRAL PARK’S NORTH END
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 12-6PM
THROUGH JUNE 20, 2015
NOTE: PARTS OF THE EXHIBITION MAY
CLOSE IN THE EVENT OF HEAVY RAINFALL.