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DUMBO Art Festival this weekend!

Celebrate all that is art this weekend at the Dumbo Art Festival! I’m particularly excited about Tom Fruin‘s Kolonihavehus, a public intervention and extension of the artist’s current solo show COLOR STUDY at Mike Weiss.

Debuting tomorrowFriday September 26Kolonihavehus, named after the Danish word for “community garden shed” will be open to the public at 6p in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This 12 feet square and 16 feet tall sculpture continues the ICON Series, where banal or overlooked mementos of urbanity are illuminated via careful, colorful compositions of salvaged materials. This is the first time this steel and salvaged Plexiglas sculpture, made in collaboration with a performance group from Copenhagen, will be seen in the US. It has already been exhibited extensively throughout Europe in Vienna, Prague, Denmark, and Sweden.


Dumbo is already home to Tom Fruin’s Watertower. The Watertower is viewable from the Manhattan Bridge and all the trains that run across the bridge, but never before has a work from the ICON Series been placed in the US in a public space, and Kolonihavehus, will be the first time you can get up close and personal with the ICON Series other than Tom’s current solo show COLOR STUDY. A kaleidoscope of color by day, Kolonihavehus also incorporates a computerized lighting system to keep the brilliancy going 24/7.

The Festival will also include a performance called Reflection with CoreAct from Copenhagen. InReflection, two performers will inhabit the house portraying everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes using lyrical strings of words that reverberate throughout the structure and provide an intimate experience against the backdrop of shared, communal urban space.

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