Collection of Nine Hundred and Fifty Five Shapes

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Collection of Nine Hundred and Fifty Five Shapes
Photo Credit: Marpillero Pollak Architect
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

For his ongoing Shapes Project, artist Allan McCollum seeks to create enough individual unique shapes to represent every person on the plant in the year 2050. To ensure that no two shapes will ever be alike, McCollum designed a system of 300 individual parts that may be combined to produce over 31 billion different shapes. The artist hopes that the Shapes Project installation at Elmhurst Branch Library may come to symbolize the community of Elmhurst, its goals for unity and love of diversity.

PROJECT LOCATION

Library
The Elmhurst branch of the Queens Library is a new 32,000-square-foot library built over four levels, and includes child, teen, and adult spaces; a reading atrium; front and rear gardens; a Cyber Center, Media Center, and Adult Learning Center; green roofs; and a Percent for Art art installation by Allan McCollum.
Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
NYC Department of Design and Construction
Queens Library
NYC Department of Design and Construction
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
Allan McCollum Studio
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Sandro Marpillero, Artasia
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
200,000
$50,000-$249,000
Public
Percent-for-Art
Installation
Metal, Wood
2016
2017