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Field R/D Receives Rubin Foundation Grant Award

Nancy Nowacek

Freshkills Park’s ongoing Field R/D project has been named one of sixty awardees of the Rubin Foundation’s grants toward their Art and Social Justice Initiative. This re­search and development phase of the expansive and collaborative art-research project began through artist conversations and visits to Freshkills Park over the course of 2017.

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Confluence: Artists on Water and Change (VIDEO)

Confluence

Photo by Dylan Gauthier.

In October, 2016, to launch the Field R/D public art initiative, co-curators Mariel Villeré and Dylan Gauthier organized a public boat tour of Confluence, the meeting of two historic rivers at the center of the future Freshkills Park.

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NEST in the Winter: Time Lapse Video

Shortly after Winter Storm Jonas, artist Kirk Finkel recorded this time lapse video of his installation at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. This interactive sculpture, called NEST, is designed to bring Freshkills Park wildlife to people in New York City and encourage visitors to see the park firsthand.

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The Art of Recycling

The Freshkills team is always on the lookout for engaging initiatives that combine education, sustainability, and art – not to mention recycling. Recology, a waste management company based in San Francisco, supports a young artists program that combines all these topics in one exemplary project.

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