Conquerror. New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal When Artists Enter the Factories
weatherproof fabric, paint, plastic tubes, wood, aluminum
4,5 x 1,9 x 3 m (181 x 78 x 122 in)
Conquerror is a combination of “conqueror” and “error.” The work combines human-made structures and architecture with malformation in nature signifying that organic and inorganic — humans, plants and buildings — have their own life cycle.
When Artists Enter the Factories
This project is sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Additional support by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Fabrication support by the Makerspace NYC.
When Artists Enter the Factories is an invitation to explore the segregated yet inseparable relationship between manufacturing and artmaking in the architectural settings of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. This exhibition is also inspired by a large-scale exhibition, Terminal New York, held at this same location in 1983.
Thirty-six years later, 16 artists will inhabit this former US military supply base, which today is one of the most innovative and accessible manufacturing campuses in New York City. As their creative energies engage with the site and the workers at BAT, viewers are welcome to partake in a range of material and conceptual actions led by artists based here in Brooklyn and other parts of the world.
The exhibition will run from October 18 through November 22, 2019
Curator – Jia-Jen Lin
Curatorial Advisor – Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi