Freight Elevator Project Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2002
Contact: Ombretta Agrņ
(212) 473-4464 or oma@rnapartners.com

The 2002 D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival
Presents
The Freight Elevator Project 2
Conceived and Curated by Ombretta Agrņ
October 18-20, 2002

The 2002 D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival presents a project curated by Ombretta Agrņ showcasing the work of 20 international artists in 20 working freight and passenger elevators throughout Brooklyn's D.U.M.B.O. neighborhood. Each artist explores themes relating to the psychological and physical effects of an elevator's vertical journey through time and space. The first Freight Elevator Project took place last September as part of the Downtown Arts Festival’s Chelsea Art Walks. Meant to run for a week, it opened on Sept. 8th but was interrupted by the tragic events of 9/11.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on the Festival's opening day, Friday, October 18, 6-9pm and will remain open through Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002. On Saturday, Oct. 19th and Sunday, October 20th starting at 3pm, leaving from the d.u.m.b.o. arts center (30 Washington Street), the curator, Ombretta Agrņ, will lead tours throughout the afternoon through all the locations, where the artists will be present at their respective installations to answer questions about their work. All who are interested in taking part in the tour are asked to please reserve by RSVP’ing to oma@rnapartners.com

All Freight Elevator Project elevators are open to the public on Friday, 10/18 6-9pm, Saturday 10/19 and Sunday 10/20, 12-6pm.

Artists and Locations

Amy Albracht - freight elevator at 57 Jay Street.
Nicola Bolla - freight elevator at 50 Washington Street.
Andrea Cohen freight - elevator at 56 Adams Street
Cecilie Dahl - freight elevator at 35 York Street
Cosimo Di Leo Ricatto - passenger elevator at 35 York Street
Mark Esper - passenger elevator at 25 Washington Street
Michelle Handelman - passenger elevator at 20 Jay Street
Lynne Harlow - passenger elevator at 70 Washington Street
Richard Humann & China Blue - passenger elevator at 100 Water Street
Jillian Mcdonald - passenger elevator at 45 Maine Street
Juan Matos Capote - freight elevator at 68 Jay Street
Victor Matthews - freight elevator at 70 Washington Street
Tom Moody - freight elevator at 50 Washington (access from 5th floor)
Angelo Musco - passenger elevator at 50 Washington Street
Gregory Okshteyn - passenger elevator at 45 Maine Street
Mark Orange - passenger elevator at 56 Adams Street
Leemour Pelli - passenger elevator at 25 Washington Street
Birgit Ramsauer - passenger elevator at 55 Washington Street
Mary Temple - passenger elevator at 68 Jay Street
Miyuki Yokomizo - passenger elevator at 55 Washington Street

For more information on The Freight Elevator Project 2, contact Ombretta Agrņ at (212) 473-4464 or email to: oma@rnapartners.com

For more information on the D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, contact Kysa Johnson at (718) 694 0831 or view information online at www.dumboartscenter.org.

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