October 10, 2008 - Public Art Fund - The New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest
October 10, 2008

The New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest

Photo and design: Annie Shaw

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST
By Klara Hobza
November 1, 2008 / 1-5pm
In the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science

… followed by…

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK
Coming Spring 2009

Call for entries: Pre-register online now at

www.publicartfund.org

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST by Klara Hobza is a multifaceted artwork inspired by a historic paper airplane contest that took place in 1967 at the Great Hall in what is now the New York Hall of Science. Built by Wallace K. Harrison to display rockets in the 1964 World’s Fair, the Great Hall is a secular cathedral of concrete and colored glass, and for Hobza’s one-day event, this unique location will harbor aircraft of a different scale.

The competition is open to the public, and participants are invited to fly their planes in judging categories ranging from distance flown and duration aloft, to beauty, spectacular failure, a children’s division, and more! Notable planes and the stories behind their design will be collected in a book by the artist, published by Public Art Fund in spring 2009.

Qualifying airplanes may be folded from letter-size paper, up to 8.5″ x 11″ (or A4) or smaller, using average weight office paper. Cutting and minor gluing of airplanes is permitted; stapling is not.

You are invited to pre-register for the event online by October 28th, or in person on site on November 1st. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to submit an airplane to be flown in the competition, or to be considered for the book, you may also pre-register online. See www.publicartfund.org for more information on pre-registration, contest rules, and book details. Further questions about the project may be addressed to paperairplanes@publicartfund.org.

Klara Hobza was born in Plzen, Czech Republic and currently lives and works in New York City. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Hobza’s work is currently on view in exhibitions at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and Malmo Kunstmuseum, Malmo.

Directions: The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street, Queens, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Subway: 7 train to 111th St. and walk 3 blocks south. Phone: 718.699.0005.

Free shuttle bus from Manhattan: leaves on November 1 at 12:15pm from the northwest corner of 15th Street and 10th Avenue. The shuttle returns to the pickup location after the event concludes at 5pm. RSVP required for shuttle bus: email rsvp@publicartfund.org.

Public Art Fund is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects, new commissions, installations and exhibitions in public spaces.

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST by Klara Hobza is a project of the Public Art Fund program In the Public Realm, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

THE NEW MILLENNIUM PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST by Klara Hobza is presented in collaboration with The New York Hall of Science.

Public Art Fund is a non-profit art organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and with public funds from National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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