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Historic extravaganza of
site-specific contemporary art
in former TWA Terminal at JFK

Agnieszka Kurant in

Friday, October 1, 2004 - Monday, January 31, 2005

John F. Kennedy Airport
Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, NY
Admission: voluntary donation 
Hours: Tue. - Sat., 12PM - 6PM

With major sponsorship by the Port Authority of NY & NJ and JetBlue Airways, the former TWA terminal designed by Eero Saarinen as a gateway to the future at the dawn of the jet age in 1962 - closed and vacated in 2001 and now a designated architectural landmark - will for four months be one of the largest, most multi-faceted exhibitions of site-specific contemporary art in history, with established and emerging artists from over 11 countries offering mostly new work in sculpture, video, installation, painting, and performance -- making imaginative use of ticket counters, waiting lounges, gift shops, luggage carousels, and tunnel walkways. The exhibition, an exploration of contemporary art, architecture, and aviation curated by Rachel K. Ward, also offers an airport gift shop, an educational media lounge, a series of public events and lectures, a guidebook, a catalog on the art works with articles on the history of the TWA terminal and related aviation information, and a DVD about the exhibition itself.

The "Arrivals Area" features a variety of live events and installations, including the video by Agnieszka Kurant from Poland, a time travel project by artist Dianna Dillworth, an international streaming of Chris Marker's 1962 film La Jette by Colombian artist Alejo Duque, electronic music by French performer Guillaume Ollendorf, a helicopter sound project, "Hey, They're Gonna Play Music!," by Japanese artist Yuji Oshima, an installation by Surface to Air, a project by artist Mathieu Saura, an artists' panel moderated by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and an architectural panel moderated by Kenneth Frampton.

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