Public Art Opening: Rose DeSiano's Absent Monuments
Saturday, August 4, 2018
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Rose DeSiano to celebrate the opening of Absent Monuments. The viewer’s reflection in the series of mirrored obelisks both celebrates them and subtly brings them into Jamaica, Queens’ complex history of colonization, war, abolitionism, immigration, and rural urbanization.
Also check out Cultural Collaborative Jamaica’s “Jamaica Arts & Music Summer (JAMS) Festival” and Rufus King Manor’s “Hands On History: Historic Games Day”!
This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.
Introduced in September 2016, the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant builds on Parks’ equity initiatives by bringing regular public art exhibits to parks that have historically lacked cultural programming. The $200,000 grant has been issued to a total of 20 artists over the course of two consecutive years, with $100,000 distributed to 10 artists in 2017, and $100,000 issued to another 10 artists this year. Each chosen artist receives $10,000 to execute their pieces. The first round of winning artists installed their pieces in June 2017, and each was on display for one year.