American artist, Janet Echelman, reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. She has constructed net sculpture environments in metropolitan cities around the world. Janet sees public art as a team sport and collaborates with a range of professionals including aeronautical and mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects, and fabricators. "Matching artistic vision with technical innovation, Janet Echelman offers new ideas for public art."(Architectural Record) Note: Opening-Night (WEP 181) with the unveiling of Janet Echelman's Art Installation: “The Expanding Club,” scheduled on Sat. 12, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Rotunda, Bldg. 16 and plaza).
Janet Echelman artworks
WEP 2013-KAUST, “Taking Imagination Seriously”, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 2012-2013
DUBAI, U.A.E., 2018
American artist Janet Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water and sunlight. Drawing inspiration from both ancient craft and modern technology, incorporating materials from woven fiber to atomized mist, these seemingly living and breathing installations invite residents to participate and immerse themselves with the art – inviting viewers to have a personal dialogue and dynamic relationship with art and place. Her recent US exhibition, As If It Were Already Here, a monumental aerial installation suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, soars 600 feet through the air, above street traffic and pedestrian park. Sculpture Magazine qualified Echelman’s work as “one of the truly significant public artworks in recent years”.
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Harvard University Loeb Fellowship, a Fulbright Lectureship, and the Aspen Institute Crown Fellowship, Echelman’s TED Talk “Taking Imagination Seriously” has been translated into 34 languages, and with more than one million views to date. She was named an Architectural Digest Innovator for “changing the very essence of urban spaces” and received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts in 2014. Echelman is among nine leading contemporary artists chosen for the inaugural exhibition, WONDER, at the Smithsonian Museum’s newly designed Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.
No resources found.
No links found.