Everywhere a Sign

October 12, 2009

This month, curatorial group Art in Odd Places (AIOP), which has collaborated with SVA’s Division of Continuing Education in the past, is presenting its 2009 festival of public art, Sign. The festival will run along Manhattan’s 14th Street corridor through Monday, October 26, and among the artists presenting their public artworks is Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee, whose This Water Refreshes was developed in the CE Summer Residency Program in Public Art.

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Hadjipapa-Gee’s piece is a visual poem created with existing street signs and urban typography, blurring the lines between the everyday cityscape and the poetic overlay. Festival Director Ed Woodham selected This Water Refreshes for the event after he and guest curators Erin Donnelly and Radhika Subramaniam worked with Hadjipapa-Gee this past summer at SVA. For more on Sign and the public artworks on display, visit the AIOP site and read this piece from The New York Times.

Image: Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee, This Water Refreshes, 2009; Video: Sophia Hadjipapa-Gee, Another Lonely Day (on the streets of Nicosia), 2008.

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