ORANGE FUNCTIONAL / ART OMI / NY
In Summer 2022, ART OMI Presents a Solo Exhibition of Portia Munson, a Major Outdoor Commission by Alexandre Arrechea, and Large-scale Installations by Iván Navarro and Robert Grosvenor Ghent, NY.
In its summer 2022 line-up, Art Omi announces an exhibition with Portia Munson in the Newmark Gallery from June 25 through September 25. On June 25, in the Sculpture and Architecture Park, Art Omi will unveil a major new sculptural commission by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea, a long-term installation by Chilean artist Iván Navarro, and the reinstallation of a newly-restored sculpture byRobert Grosvenor.
Opening reception: June 25, 3-5pm / Sculpture & Architecture Park
Cuban-born artist Alexandre Arrechea (b. 1970) examines the politics of public gathering spaces, returning for more than twenty years to the symbol of the basketball court. In Orange Functional–a major new commission by Art Omi–orange branches blossom into functional basketball hoops. As viewers throw basketballs, they fall from hoop to grass, evoking orange fruit falling from a tree. By changing the design of a standard basketball hoop, Arrechea challenges the traditional rules of the game, inviting viewers to replace rules they know with new modes of play.
The first functional basketball hoop produced by the artist, Arrechea invites visitors to bring their own basketballs and throw some hoops.