PS1 Donates Art Installation To Long Island City [Pics]

PS1 Donates Art Installation To Long Island City [Pics]
Arts & Culture

A courtyard installation at the Queens modern art gallery has been designed with objects to be given to the community once it's gone.

Caroline Ku
  • 14 july 2011

Not only does the courtyard installation at MoMA’s PS1 give the public an opportunity to play, but come September when the project will be taken down, the 79 objects and 84 trees used to create it will be donated to the community.

Those objects—mirrors, trees, ping pong and foosball tables, a rock-climbing wall, a sandbox and lifeguard chair were just some of the things the community of Long Island City listed when asked ‘if there was anything they needed that could also be designed into a courtyard installation.’

From their answers, Holding Pattern was born. The courtyard installation features a mirror room, a maze of trees, a lounging space and a large rec room that is also the venue of PS1’s free outdoor concert series, Warm Up.

The architects and urban designers of Holding Pattern are the Brooklyn-based collective Interboro, 2011 winner of PS1’s 12th Annual Young Architect’s Program.


Images by Glenwood/Read New York.

Video via MoMA’s YouTube Channel.



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