Collective World Art Community 
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GIANTS IN THE CITY:

Giants in the City Collective World Art Community is organizing an outdoor installation of
Giants in the City in New Orleans from October 3 - 6, 2013 in collaboration with Irreversible Magazine. This installation will be on display inside the
New Orleans Botanical Garden, located within New Orleans’ historic City Park. The New Orleans Botanical Garden will allow Collective World Art Community to install these giant inflatable sculptures in open grassy spaces, secured within its gates and will actively participate in this project by organizing outdoor musical concerts and other activities around the installation as part of its regular programming and provide assistance with promotional materials and publicity.

Giants in the City is a traveling installation incorporating giant inflatable art sculptures in public spaces to propound the importance of art in the existing urban landscape. It celebrates the possibilities offered by this giant format, giving the public a contemporary visual art experience as never seen before. It includes performances and interactive programs committed to attract national and international cultural exchanges to cities all over the world, implementing cultural diversity through the involvement of international, national, and local artists and/or collaborations with community organizations.

The Giants are made of Ripstop nylon fabrics and 70 denier nylon taffeta (Tear resistant, windproof and water-repellent) that when deflated are easily packed. They are inflated and supported upright by a continuous supply of air from an electric air compressor. The sculptures are extremely light weight and capable of reaching 45 feet in height or more. They inflate and deflate within minutes and are easily transported. The pieces include tension cables to anchor them and guard them from moving in the wind.


THIS INSTALLATION MAY INCLUDE WORKS BY THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS:


Giant Inflatable By Edouard Duval CarrieGiant Inflatable by Othon CastenedaGiant Inflatable by Mariano Coata-PeusarGiant Inflatable by Blanca Caraballo






              
           Edouard Duval Carrié (Haiti)             Mariano Costa Peuser (Argentina)           Othon Castaneda (Mexico)                  Blanca Caraballo (Cuba)


Giant Inflatable by Noor Blazekovic Giant Inflatable by Bartus BartolomesGiant Inflatable by Yovanni BautaGiant Inflatable by Alejandro MendozaGiant Inflatable Sculpture Collaboration







    Noor Blazekovic (Venezuela)     Bartus Bartolomes (Venezuela)      Yovani Bauta (Miami)           Alejandro Mendoza (Cuba)      Collaborative Piece Led By                                                                                                                                                                                                               Giselle Delgado (Columbia)

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is open Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 4:30PM. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children over 5 and free for children under 5 and Friends of City Park. 500 free admission tickets will be made available for school field trips and for the underprivileged. In addition, approximately 200 2-for-1 entry passes to the Botanical Garden will be distributed to the public. The exhibit will feature an afternoon reception on Sunday, October 6th followed by musical concerts and children’s activities. In addition local arts and cultural organizations will be invited to collaborate on this project by organizing interactive activities for their audiences.

This installation would be promoted through
Irreversible Magazine, who’s editors, Norelkys Blazekovic and Alejandro Mendoza are the curators of Giants in the City. It will also be promoted through Art New Orleans Magazine, a local publication highlighting the arts in New Orleans. The New Orleans Botanical Garden will assist with radio and television promotions, utilizing its local media relations. PSA’s and event listings will also appear on the radio, in local print publications and online events calendars.

Irreversible Magazine is an international quarterly art publication covering the world’s best contemporary artists, art movements and events. 5,000 copies of each edition are sold in the finest art museums worldwide for $20 - $25 / copy. Irreversible Magazine communicates a vision of the burgeoning arts scene around the world with an energy that has not previously been captured. The quality of the material is to diligently discover and promote serious content to the reader. Irreversible Magazine, in a very creative way documents an extremely significant era in the arts, capturing an international audience.

Collective World Art Community is seeking financial and in-kind support in any amount from individuals and organizations for this project and would like you to consider being a sponsor of Giants in the City by making a tax-deductible contribution through the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with tax ID number, 20-3598297, which is acting as the fiscal agent for this project. LCEF’s mission is to be a catalyst for the development and enhancement of the distinct cultural industries of Louisiana by promoting the economic health and quality of life of our cultural economy workforce. Sponsors will be recognized in printed and online materials according the their contribution as detailed in the donation request letter and the accompanying donation form. 

KEY PERSONNEL:
Norelkys Blazekovic / Venezuela: Curator of Giants in the City and Publisher & Editor at Large, Irreversible Magazine
Just use your imagination and tremendous things will happen. Imagine you have the ability to see the world with different eyes, whenever you choose. Each time you open your eyes, you see the world around you in a different way... Irreversible Way

Alejandro Mendoza / Cuba: Artist and Curator of Giants in the City
I am, by default, the illustrator of my ideas, even though, I seem to lie to myself constantly. Creating is the most “bestial” process of my conclusions. It is the energy of starting something without exactly knowing the actual outcome.

Mike Kilgore / New Orleans: Artist, Director of Collective World Art Community and Organizer of Giants in the City
A professional artist, designer and arts administrator with a master’s degree in Arts Administration from UNO, Mike Kilgore has been the Director of Collective World Art Community since 2004. Mr. Kilgore has successfully organized many international events in the United States and Europe.

Regine Boucard / New Orleans: Advisor to Collective World Art Community for Giants in the City
Regine is an independent art curator, former president of the World Bank Art Society and Program Coordinator of the World Bank Art and Cultural Program, Washington, DC.

Ro Mayer / New Orleans: Advisor to Collective World Art Community for Giants in the City
Ro is a local artist, community activist and Creative Director of the Uptown Pop Up Art Gallery as well as a founding member of the Krewe of Dead Pelicans.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mike Kilgore,
Director of Collective World Art Community and Organizer of Giants in The City in New Orleans

504-339-5237
collectiveworld@gmail.com

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