17.  ArtsBrookfield Celebrates First Anniversary with the Installation ‘Intrude’

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In celebration of the one year anniversary of the reopening of Brookfield Place New York, ArtsBrookfield commissioned two giant rabbits, each scaling over two-stories in height, to join Intrude’s five original sculptures, which were prominent pieces of work during the 2014 Festival in Sydney. Artist Amanda Parer views the rabbit as an animal of contradiction, since she comes from Australia, a country where rabbits have caused a great imbalance to the country’s natural ecosystem since first introduced by white settlers in 1788.

While there is visual humor in the large rabbits, she hopes to reveal a more serious environmental message – the natural world in all its fragility. The inflatable installations are made from nylon and have a zipper at the side of the form, with an LED light placed inside. Hop on over and view Intrude from April 17 to April 30 at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street.