International Sculpture Center

   
March 2014
Vol. 33 No. 2

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Artlantic:
Wonder in Atlantic City
by Becky Huff Hunter
Now entering the third year of a planned five-year run in Atlantic City, Artlantic is a high-profile, $10 million public art program that must support the weight of great—and divergent—stakeholder expectations. Above all, the project is integral to the tourism district’s Master Plan for urban regeneration. Initiated to “revitalize and rebuild Atlantic City’s reputation” by the nonprofit Atlantic City Alliance (ACA), a marketing body funded and overseen by the area’s casinos, Artlantic must drive tourism by creating “a new generation of Atlantic City spectaculars” through interactive installations that reconfirm the resort as an entertainment destination.* Rising to the challenge is independent curator Lance Fung of Fung Col­­lab­­oratives, who has his own ambitious aims: to make “high” art accessible to mainstream audiences while changing art world perceptions about practice in the public domain...see the entire article in the print version of March's Sculpture magazine.

Aerial view of “Wonder,” 2012. Land­scape design by Balmori Associates, 7-acre lot.


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