Public Art: Giants in the City

Giants…? Where…?

Giants in the CityCurator Alejandro Mendoza, USA
From July 20 to 27, 2012

On the program of expositions and series of events of the project ‘Prome Encuentro Bienal Arte di Caribe, Aruba 2011-2012 you will find the Public Art exposition ‘Giants in the city’.

The exhibition of Giants in the City, an inflatable sculpture public art project organized by founder and curator Alejandro Mendoza features twenty-five giant sculptures fabricated in nylon, inflated, and supported upright by a continuous supply of air through the interior. Although imposing in height, these are light-weight and easy to install: the sculptures that can be inflated and deflated in minutes, and can then be packed in a bag and carried to a new location - anywhere on the island or in the world. They are supported upright by a continuous stream of air from a generator.

The objective of this exposition is as explained on the website; to incorporate giant inflatable art sculptures on the island in public spaces to bring forward the importance of art in the existing urban landscape. And to give to the community and to the general public a contemporary visual art experience as never seen before. Offering families the experience where kids and their parents can stroll, take a tour, play with (and punch) the sculptures, and maybe even learn a thing or two about nature. The exposition will trigger and motivate the public  to visit the other expositions and events.

Target group: Families/community/general public. 
Where: Public spaces, different neighborhoods and districts on the island accessible to the general public.