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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FINAL WEEK: 5x5, DC's Citywide Art Project & Public Tour

The 5x5 Project, the DC Commission and the Art and Humanities' citywide exhibit featuring 25 ground-breaking public art installations from artists from around the world, will be concluding on Monday, April 30th.

The Commission has planned a tour of the exhibits for both media and the general public to catch the works before they come down. This 5x5 bus tour will begin and end at Arena Stage (1101 Sixth Street, SW) highlighting selected projects located across Southwest and Southeast DC.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 28th from 11:00am – 2:30pm **OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**

Please RSVP for the tour to this email address.
Dana Berkowitz <pr[at]the5x5project.com>

National Testimonials
“The vibrant 5x5 project is the start of a new era of tradition.” - Interview Magazine
“ I came away with a better understanding and appreciation of DC culture and got to see aspects of the city which I never really knew existed ... After a whirlwind weekend of public art, it's clear that the DC art scene is on the rise, and has earned a spot alongside the creative capitals of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.” - Blackbook Magazine

Five national and international curators were selected to work with five artists each to create a public artwork ultimately producing twenty-five installations. These five curators lead the 5x5 implementation process and oversee each artist’s conceptual intent. The installations are of varying durations, but they will not exceed four months.

1. Curator Amy Lipton’s (New York, NY) 5x5 project titled “BiodiverCITY.”

2. Curator Justine Topfer’s (San Francisco, CA) 5x5 project is titled “Betwixt & Between.”

3. Curator Richard Hollinshead’s (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK) 5x5 project is titled “Magnificent Distance.”

4. Curator Laura Roulet’s (Washington, DC) 5x5 project is titled “Activate => Participate.”

5. Curator Steve Rowell’s (Los Angeles, CA) 5x5 project is titled “Suspension of Disbelief.”

For a schedule of 5x5 events, and information about participating artists and organizations, please visit www.the5x5project.com.

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