Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Floating Island

More on Robert Smithson, from the NY Times.

Robert Smithson, “Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island”
In conjunction with the seminal earth artist’s retrospective on view through Oct. 23 at the Whitney Museum, the Whitney will create one of Smithson’s heretofore unrealized proposals, using the artist’s 1970 drawing called “Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island.” A tugboat will haul a large barge planted with vegetation around Manhattan. Both will be visible from shore at a number of publicized sites on the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers. The island will sail daily from Saturday through Sept. 25.

Free Public Opening
Saturday, September 17, 5 – 7 pm
Hudson River Park, Pier 46 at Charles and West Streets
Remarks: 6:30 pm

Viewing Schedule: 8 am – 8 pm daily
Saturday, September 17 – September 25
More information available at Whitney Museum of American Art and New York Magazine’s fall art preview. Image from this morning’s Today in New York on WNBC.