The roving 14th Street performance and visual art festival, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) launches its 11th year of programming today! Many of the visual artists (sculptors, video artists, mixed-media... etc.) have already installed their works along 14th street for you to discover. If you happen to find an umbrella tumbleweed sculpture (Tim Thyzel) or roadkill stuffed animals (L. Mylott Manning), success! You have found the festival. There are over 40 artists presenting work in this year's exhibition marking an "odd numbered milestone" for the organization.
Co-Curators Sara Reisman and Kendal Henry decided to present a survey of artists who have previously participated in AiOP. They note in their curatorial statement: "The forty-seven odd artworks along 14th Street take into account a wide array of concerns that affect our lives in the city through artistic acts of generosity. Staged at the artists’ own risk, the artworks featured in Art in Odd Places take the form of public interventions, questioning the limits of how public space is used, regulated, and occupied."
The AiOP website has an interactive map that allows you to filter according to your preferred media or to view what is "Happening Now!" A pretty great interface acting as your compass throughout the event.
Stay tuned, Performance Is Alive will present an interview with an AiOP artist in the forthcoming days and live-stream AiOP images on our Instagram. See you on 14th St.!