2014 - 2015

The Water Tank Project

The Water Tank Project

Art Above NYC. Water Above All.

Launched in the summer of 2014, The Water Tank Project transforms the New York City skyline with artwork by acclaimed artists that is wrapped around rooftop water tanks throughout the city, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis. The Water Tank Project is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign. For the duration of the project, art above will be complemented by action on the ground through educational programs, public tours, social media activities and a symposium dedicated to inspiring fresh views on global water issues. Our aim is to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter attitudes and habits among those who experience The Water Tank Project, ultimately creating meaningful and long-lasting change.

As you stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge toward Manhattan, look to the South to view Marilyn Minter's Gush atop 264 Water St.

Stand directly in front of the North side of the Flatiron Building, look up to the left (Southeast) to see Eteri Chkadua's Bacteria atop 928 Broadway.

From the High Line at 28th St., look to the West to see Laurie Simmons's The Love Doll/Day 24 Diving and Odili Donald Odita's Current.

From the High Line at 28th St., look to the West to see Laurie Simmons's The Love Doll/Day 24 Diving and Odili Donald Odita's Current.

From the West corner of 14th St. and Irving Place, look North to view Jordi Forniés's The Water Journey atop 123 East 15th St.

From the corner of Centre St. and Grand St., look to the East to view Dustin Yellin's Psychogeographies atop 197 Grand St.

From the corner of Dutch St. and Fulton St., look up to the Southeast to view Tessa Traeger's Ed Express Cabbage atop 110 Fulton St.

From the corner of St. James Pl. and Oliver Street, look to the Northeast to view Olaf Hajek's Cosmic Ocean atop 2 East Broadway.

From the corner of 11th Ave. and 25th St., look East to see Sigrid Calon's contribution to The Water Tank Project atop 530 West 25th St.

From Union Square, look South for Bruce Weber's Palomina Takes a Wave, Golden Beach, Florida, 1993 atop 4 Union Square (the Whole Foods).

From the southernmost section of the High Line, look south to see Anton Vill's Cannonball atop the 95 Horatio St.

From the corner of Spring St. and Wooster St., look to the Southwest to view Lorenzo Petrantoni's Water Means Life atop 393 Broadway.

By Mitra Khorasheh for Word Above The Street - The Water Tank Project
Credits: Story

Curator - Mitra Khorasheh
Creative Director - Mary Jordan
Exhibit Design - Jeffrey Lancaster
Photographer - Brook Christopher
Photographer - Elizabeth Christopher
Photographer - Scott Christopher

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