Ready for another day trip adventure? This time I’m taking you back to the Rockaway! A public art presentation presented by MoMA PS1 taking place at a location I know you would rather be right about now. The Beach!
Artist Katharina Grosse transformed Fort Tilden’s former aquatics building into a sweet pink showstopper site-specific installation, inspired by the mesmerizing Colors of the Rockaway sunsets.
If you have followed my blog since the beginning of its time, two years ago! You’ll remember that one of my first Art & Wanderlust stories featured the 2014 installment of the Rockaway! A Festival originally founded as a relief effort after the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was “the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.”
I strongly recommend watching How to let go of the world a film by Josh Fox where he traveled to 12 countries to investigate climate change and its consequences. Fox featured heartbreaking video footage taken during Sandy. It’s an emotional film but worth checking out. My 2014 visit to the Rockaway was also the time Erica and I met & collaborated for the first time. Returning together made this adventure a special one.
Rockaway! Is organized in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Parks & Recreation and Rockaway Beach Surf Club.
To Plan your day at the Fort Tilden Beach and to visit this dreamy place, check out MoMA PS1
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Photos By:Erica Genece
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