6. Rene at Valentino Pier, Brooklyn
Rene by Jacob Farber. Image via nycgovparks.org
The installation entitled Rene in Red Hook, Brooklyn by artist Jacob Farber brings a powerful message to not only that particular community, but also to all communities who are feeling forgotten, as their neighborhoods develop. The installation is composed of scrap wood found in Gowanus, formed into an exhibit with the intention of engaging conversation related to sustainability and usefulness. It references businesses and artists forced out by neighborhood change. The name Rene relates to “finding a voice, being found, and through cooperation and collaboration, being reborn.”
Rene will be on view from August 13, 2017 at Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier, Ferris and Coffey Streets, Brooklyn.