Culture Lab in City Place
Curated by Culture Corps in
partnership with Related Companies.
ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition is Culture Lab’s current exhibition, which has been expanding since opening in December 2017. Each new additional work shifts the relative meaning of the whole. Final artworks on display play off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of commerce and public spaces.
During a celebration of the arts December 1st & 2nd, 2018, the exhibition reaches its peak. The main event, occurring on Saturday from 11am-7pm, includes live performances by local artists and performers, along with participatory art activations, where artists and guests are invited to celebrate together.
This exhibition was inspired by the expansive environment left behind by a former department store. Merchandise cases, once home to accessories, makeup, apparel, and products, now become ready-made pedestals for art. With the memory of a bustling store still present on the collective consciousness, the reality of what is left behind magically becomes a new destination for cultural endeavor to be shaped and nurtured. Related Companies, the owner and manager of the space, invited Culture Corps to curate and invite artists to add both existing and site-specific work into the expansive ground floor, transforming the space into a conceptual laboratory where art addresses the human condition. The completed experiment is activated by visitors, who play a vital role as both witnesses to and participants in a cultural transformation.
Featured artists include: Amy Gross, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Candy Chang, Danny Rozin, Glenn Kaino, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Ivan Navarro, Jennifer Steinkamp, Olek, Phillip Estlund, Sarah Knouse, Symmetry Labs, and Willie Cole.
Culture Lab is open to the public Thursday-Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm.
Visit www.culturelabwpb.com for more information and a full schedule of public events.