In PAR56, we wrote about the 2017 International Award for Public Art (IAPA). For the next several posts, enjoy this series of images and selections from the 2017 (IAPA) . . . . . .
Finalist: Europe - Superkilen.
The #Danish art collective #Superflex is the only double winner in ’s IAPA, with a project that made the semifinals and this finalist, a project in their home town, #Copenhagen.
#Superkilen is permanent 2,460-foot-long #park stretching on either side of a cycling track in the ethnically diverse and densely populated Nørrebro district, nearly a third of whose inhabitants are immigrants or their descendants, 20% of them coming from non-Western countries.
The park consists of three areas, “The Red Square,” “The Black Market,” and “The Green Park,” each colored accordingly. It was designed in collaboration with the area’s residents. “The people living in the immediate vicinity of the park,” the #artists write, “relate to more than 50 different nationalities.
To be continued. . . .
(1) A view of The Red Square, with The Black Market visible in the top left. Photo by Superflex.
(2) Chinees Palm trees on the Black Market. Photo by Iwan Baan. (3) Green Park. Photo by Torben Eskerod.
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