Exhibit dates: October 16, 2010 – April 16, 2011
Under federal regulation 11.47532, Redux Contemporary Art Center is required to announce the construction of a new city in paint on the exterior façade of 136 St. Philip Street. Groundbreaking began during the night of October 9th, 2010 and construction continued around the clock until October 16th, 2010. The Planning Committee (Seth Gadsden and Bob Snead) dedicated countless hours to the plans of this city which represents the interests of the current Redux community: studio renters, staff, interns, board members, patrons and anyone else involved in the organization. The Planning Committee is open to public comment and is committed to building a city of unparalleled significance.
In 2008, Redux received approval to use the building’s façade as a rotating mural space. In a city with stringent rules regulating the appearance of public buildings, our mural series is the first of its kind in Charleston, which allows us to exhibit contemporary art to the public in an unprecedented way. Redux invites artist(s) every 6 months to paint a new mural on the façade of the building.
Josef Kristofoletti painted the first mural at Redux of the CERN particle accelerator, and as a result of the press it received in the science community, he had the opportunity to work with CERN to paint a mural at their laboratory in Switzerland, a major, internationally funded project. To learn more about this project, please visit DailyServing.com.
Read more about the mural in this article by the Charleston City Paper!