New/Temporary Photography Exhibitions Come to Parcel 12 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway - Opening Thursday, May 1
Parcel 12 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway will be transformed into a temporary outdoor photography gallery with the installation of The FENCE and three shipping container galleries featuring photography from local and international artists.
The Shipping Container Galleries include:
- I am Walé Respect Me by Patrick Willocq - artistic and documentary photography showing the daily experience of Ekonda pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Seekers by Calé - blurred portraits in urban settings exploring the temporal places in which we find ourselves.
- Take Me There by acclaimed Canadian and international travel photographers - this exhibit highlights the narrative power of photography and the importance of visual storytelling in our everyday lives.
The FENCE Each year, The FENCE - Brooklyn's premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition - invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. After an incredibly successful inaugural exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2012, UPI and PDN invited Flash Forward Festival as a partner and The FENCE was extended to include a special curated version for the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. For more information, please visit http://photovillenyc.org.
The FENCE will appear on the Surface Road side of Parcel 12 beginning May 1 and run through Columbus Day weekend.
The shipping container galleries will only be on Parcel 12 during May, unveiled May 1-4 during the Flash Forward Festival and then open on selected days through May 29. For dates and times, please visit http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/public-art/.
Parcel 12 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Located between the North End Parks and Armenian Heritage Park.
All exhibitions are FREE and open to the public.
"The Rose Kennedy Greenway is proud to be one of the Boston hosts of the Flash Forward Festival," said Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. "The photography exhibits will enliven Parcel 12 and offer another arts experience for the local and international visitors who come to the Greenway as an oasis in the heart of the city."
About The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Conservancy
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston. It is a roof garden atop a highway tunnel that connects people and the city with beauty and fun. The non-profit Conservancy maintains, programs, and improves the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
GreatNonProfits.org included the Conservancy in its 2012 and 2013 lists of Top Rated organizations, based on public reviews. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino awarded the Conservancy a 2013 Greenovate Award for its sustainability practices. BostInno named the Greenway as one of the 2013 "50 on Fire" for Arts & Entertainment.
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