T.I.M.E (Temporary Installation Made for the Environment)


Title: Persist, Repeat, Reflect
Photo Credit: Joanna Keane Lopez
Lead Artist(s):

Each year, New Mexico Arts partners with a local community to commission up to ten temporary, visually engaging, and conceptually rich environmental artworks to be displayed for a short term exhibition in that community. The opening of the exhibit is often tied to another important community event. The artworks relate to a designated theme, and New Mexico Arts challenges artists to create environmental pieces that inspire, question, engage, and otherwise influence the citizens of and visitors to the host community. New Mexico Arts is interested in interactive art that encourages an audience response and transforms participants into active contributors to the creative process. The artworks are displayed for the length of the exhibit, and at the end of the exhibition they are disassembled and removed, leaving no trace of ever having existed. TIME was inspired by the emerging public art trend to engage artists interested in creating more spontaneous and immediate artworks with short life-spans. New Mexico Arts hopes that this kind of project will engage both communities and artists in the public art process. Projects and project details can be viewed at http://nmarts.org/2017-edgewood-persistence/

Community Center
Municipal Building/Site
Public Space
New Mexico Arts, RT 66 Arts Alliance and the Town of Edgewood presented TIME 2017—Temporary Installations Made for the Environment in Edgewood, New Mexico. New Mexican artists from throughout the state were invited to create temporary environmental artworks based on the theme of PERSISTENCE. TIME 2017 featured five visually engaging and conceptually rich outdoor artworks displayed for a short term exhibition in Edgewood; sites included Wildlife West Nature Park, the Edgewood Library, Edgewood Soccer Fields/ Pavilion and the Edgewood Animal Shelter and Police Station. The artworks were displayed from June 30th- August 30th 2017.
87 W Frontage Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015
United States

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New Mexico Arts
New Mexico Arts
Town of Edgewood

under $50K
Environmental Art, Historic Interpretation, Installation, Sculpture, Site integrated architectural work, Site integrated landscape architectural work, Sound
Concrete/Masonry, Electronics, Found/Recycled Objects, Glass, Landscape/Envirnomental Art, Metal, Mixed Media, Plant material, Sound
Each artist used various materials to construct sculpture and/or visual forms that interact with the environment in some way. Materials such as adobe, old wheel barrows, hay and metal pipes were used in the five unique projects.