WHO: The project is free and open to the public. People of all abilities are welcome to participate.
WHAT: The Yellow Walk by Kate Gilmore, a 26-hour interactive performance installation.
WHERE: Coral Springs Art Walk, NW 31st Court
Friday, November 8
2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 9
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, November 10
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The third of five public art installations from the Power of Art program, The Yellow Walk, created by Guggenheim Fellow, Kate Gilmore, with performers from the Coral Springs and Parkland communities, officially opens on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. and will be active for 26 hours over the course of the weekend. The large-scale interactive public art installation and performance piece will take place at the Art Walk in Coral Springs.
The Art Walk will be transformed by an 800-foot long yellow carpet which performers will continuously walk on for the extent of the performance. Audience members are invited to join in The Yellow Walk where a performer will match their pace to walk alongside them in companionship. The first 1,000 people to attend will receive a hand silk-screened t-shirt created by the artist with assistance from community members to commemorate the project.
This Power of Art project is made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. In late 2018, the City of Coral Springs in partnership with the City of Parkland and Coral Springs Museum of Art were awarded a $1 million grant for the 2018 Public Art Challenge.
MEDIA: Parking and staging for media will be provided at Coral Springs City Hall
Kate Gilmore is an artist who works between installation, video, and performance, creating work that seeks to confront the ways in which we perceive notions of strength, authority, and control in our social and political arenas. Gilmore has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, The Moscow Biennial, and PS1 Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, in addition to solo exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Everson Museum, MoCA Cleveland, Public Art Fund, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
She has been the recipient of awards such as the Anonymous Was Woman Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Rauschenberg Residency Award, Art Prize Jury Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Art Matters Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, two fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago among others. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY.