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Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks brings to the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse our list of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or read more about the Art in the Parks Program.

2004

Queens

Lina Puerta, Confesiones desde el Vientre (Confessions from the Womb)

Lina Puerta, Confesiones desde el Vientre (Confessions from the Womb)
September 24, 2004 to December 1, 2004
Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle, Queens

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Located at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue, 83rd Street and Baxter Avenue in Queens, Lina Puerta's first foray into the field of public art pays tribute to the powerful life stories of immigrant women from Central and South America. Confesiones desde el Veintre, which translates as "confessions from the womb," originated from Puerta's interviews with twelve women she met while teaching ceramics workshops at non-profit community organizations in Jackson Heights, Queens. Nestled in a busy triangle park adjacent to the elevated 7 train, Puerta's seven teardrop-shaped sculptures will be lifted into the canopy of trees on 15-foot poles. Sewn from colorful synthetic fabric, the sculptures cradle small figures within blue plastic mesh. Each sculpture is further adorned with designs inspired by pre-Columbian symbols of power and other elements making specific reference to each woman's story.

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Sebastian Romo, Joint Point (Displacement), 2004

Sebastian Romo, Joint Point (Displacement), 2004
November 4, 2004 to November 20, 2004
King Park, between 152nd & 153rd Streets on Jamaica Avenue, Queens

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Joint Point (Displacement) is a signpost that appears to have fallen from the sky. At the core of the project is the notion that in a globalized network, every place is the center of the world; there is no place that is isolated. That Romo flew to New York from Mexico to create this public sculpture for Jamaica Flux is evidence of how closely connected the world is - fitting for an exhibition that is about connecting people in Jamaica with those who are living in other parts of New York City and elsewhere. This sculpture and a sound project by Tracie Morris were exhibited in King Manor in King Park, between 152nd and 153rd Street on Jamaica Avenue, as part of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows. For more information about this multi-disciplinary, indoor/outdoor collaborative project in art and non-art spaces along Jamaica Avenue, visit the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning website.

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