February features art exhibits and installations that challenge our sense of reality and civility. The month will kick-off a year-long show, concentrating on the Present and the Future (including an alternate version of both) and sculptures of candy twists and physical manifestations of love.
Here are 19 installations and exhibits not to miss in February:
19. Unspoken Light Installation
Image via studioSPACEnyc
An interactive light exhibition, “Unspoken,” is now on display at a Chelsea art gallery. Presented by social impact production company Killer Impact and curated by its Director of Visual Art, Zahra Sherza, the installations are created by activist artist Ann Lewis, in collaboration with Long Island City-based design team, studioSPACEnyc.
The immersive art exhibition includes 115,000 feet of reflective strings that encompass the space, and viewers are highly encouraged to lay down and meditate. Attached on the strings are toe tags with different questions regarding mortality such as “Do we actually exist?” and “Can death be an adventure?” Spectators are welcomed to explore these themes of existence and encouraged to write their answers on the tags. Over time, the installation will evolve and present a collection of thoughts and reflections. The exhibit is being held at 149 West 14th Street in Chelsea. Admission is free, and it’s open Thursday through Saturday until February 15th.