7. Interactive Sculpture, “Exquisite Corpse”, at Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
In a joint celebration between the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), A.I.R. Gallery, and the Clinton Hill community, the interactive sculpture Exquisite Corpse by artist Fanny Allié was unveiled in April at Putnam Plaza in Clinton Hill. This site-specific sculpture brings to life residents of the neighborhood who were either born there, or lived there for more than 25 years. Allié met the locals at the plaza during a weekend event, photographed them and created larger-than-life sized, black and white portraits of each subject. The portraits are displayed on four blocks of the rotating sculpture, which frequently change as each cube shifts and turns. They measure 90″ high with a length and width of 30″ each. Four new resident portraits will be added to the sculpture every three months, capturing the energy of bodies in movement, in a changing neighborhood, opening an opportunity for dialogue among residents, new and old.
Exquisite Corpse, by artist Fanny Allié, was fabricated locally in Brooklyn. It will be on view to March, 2018 at Putnam Triangle Plaza, Fulton Street and Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Reception will take place on Monday, May 8 at 11 am.