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,