On January 20, Arts Brookfield, the global arts and events program of commercial real estate corporation Brookfield, commences its arts and cultural programming for the 2016 season with In a Dream at Republic Plaza. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, January 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza (370 17th St.).
Featuring the collaborative work of 12 emerging artists, In a Dream highlights selected works from the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ (MOA) Altered Reality exhibition, directed by master artist Cory Gilstrap. The emerging artists are a part of MOA’s signature education program, Design and Build, and hail from university programs across the country.
“MOA’s Design and Build program provides emerging artists with opportunities to express their creativity in collaborative art projects,” said Tim Vacca, MOA director of programs. “Generating temporary public art and exhibitions, the artists must work together to build pieces that reflect the overall theme while considering several other elements, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette-making, construction and installation.”
Andra Archer, curator for Arts Brookfield, adapted the original exhibition, Altered Reality, curated by Cynthia Madden Leitner, as In a Dream for Republic Plaza. The exhibition accentuates pieces that twist everyday perceptions, disrupt expectations, and slant idealism. This family-friendly exhibition includes Cloudwalk, an art piece that lends itself as an interactive, stage-like work that offers visitors a participatory experience to literally walk in the clouds as a photo opportunity.
"In a Dream invites visitors to reconsider their own reality," said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield. "We are proud to partner with the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Design and Build program, which never fails to bring fresh ideas and perspectives from some of today’s most promising art students to the beauty of Brookfield’s Denver properties."
"The artwork selected creates a playful and tactile exhibition that encourages a participatory element,” said Archer. “The site-specific pieces, which are adapted for the Republic Plaza space, invite tenants, visitors and families to get lost In a Dream.”
The show runs from January 20 through March 11 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and free to attend.
About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier buildings in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.
About Brookfield Property Partners
Brookfield Property Partners is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies, with over $65 billion in total assets. We are leading owners, operators and investors in commercial property assets, with a diversified portfolio that includes over 130 premier office properties and over 150 bestin- class retail malls around the world. We also hold interests in multifamily, triple net lease, industrial and hospitality assets. For more information, visit www.brookfield.com.