“Please Touch the Art”

The best way to experience a city is with all our senses.  It we are lucky, we continually have chances to see dynamic places or spaces within the urban landscape.  Too often we can only enjoy these aspects visually.

Jeppe Hein wants to change that in his open-air exhibit titled Please Touch the Art, presented as part of the Public Art Fund at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Program.

A review of this exhibit in Gothamist states:

“Likely to be the most heavily “touched” piece is “Appearing Rooms,” set on a platform right at the entrance to Pier 1 and, basically, acting as a water attraction, with impressively powerful jets building and collapsing walls to make four separate chambers over and over again. Time it right and you can enter the work without getting (too) wet. Time it wrong, as most of the dozens of kids were deliberately doing, and you’re sopping.”

Literally, you can see, touch, taste, smell and hear this exhibit.  Ready for summer everyone?!

Discover more here from the Public Art Fund.

Photography Credit: James Ewing

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