November 4, 2002 - Artfront/Waterfront - Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
November 4, 2002

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

until 12 January 2003

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, New York 10301
ph 718.448.2500 ext. 260
fax 718.442.8534


The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, New York presents ARTFRONT/WATERFRONT: Artists Explore the Staten Island North Shore ~ SITE-ATIONS INTERNATIONAL PROJECT an exhibition of thirty-six site-specific artworks and performances created by artists from fifteen countries in museums and public locations along Staten Islands North Shore. The exhibition runs through January 12, 2003.

An interactive website of the exhibition, designed by Liza Sabater and Mark Napier, creator of the award-winning potatoland, can be found at www.snug-h

ARTFRONT/WATERFRONT reflects an attempt to formulate a new model for international exhibitions. The model is based on an invitation to artists to create site-specific artwork in ways that expand the specifics of “site” to history, ecology, commerce and culture as well as more evocative readings of place and locale. To explore such notions, partnerships with Staten Island organizations and individual citizens were encouraged and facilitated. The foundation for ARTFRONT/WATERFRONT was built over the last four years through meetings between curators, participating artists, and community representatives.

The animation of Staten Islands North Shore, which faces New Jersey, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, provides an opportunity for Islanders and visitors to consider its rich heritage, its emergent present, and its ripe future.

ARTFRONT/WATERFRONT is curated by Olivia Georgia (New York City), Sean O’Reilly (United Kingdom), Dean Jokanovic Toumin (Croatia) and Lauren Amazeen (New York City/Sweden.)


image: Martina Galvin, Crossing Lines of Fire, Fort Wadsworth June 2002, Fishing line, 30 x 4 x 120 feet

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