5×5 Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

District of Columbia (USA)
March 5 to April 27, 2012

The temporary public art project 5×5 of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities was established in order to result in twenty-five public art installations in different locations in the District of Columbia this spring. Five highly-experienced and innovative contemporary art curators were selected to work together with 5 artist on the development of artworks, which will enliven publicly accessible spaces and show creativity and artistic expression to neighborhoods across the District. The aim of the project is to create public awareness for art in interplay with the neighborhood and to mirror the identity of the city in the artworks. The installations can be seen from March 5th to April 27th, 2012.Amy Lipton of ecoartspace has been selected as one of the five curators for DC Creates’ 5×5 project.  She has in turn selected five artists to develop work for sites across Washington.
Amy Lipton is the east coast curator and co-director of ecoartspace, a bi-coastal non-profit organization that creates opportunities for addressing environmental issues through the arts since 1999.  She has curated numerous exhibitions for museums, galleries, sculpture parks and environmental centers, written for books and publications, organizes and participates on panel discussions, and lectures frequently on art and the environment.

Reposted from http://ecoartscotland.net

By Janna

Janna was BA-student in cultural sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and did a 5-months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Janna war Studentin der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolvierte im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.