SDOT Selects Artist Team

 

Rebar, Bushwaffle, PVC plastic, 2008, Amersterdam, Netherlands.

Rebar, a multidisciplinary artist team, was recently selected to create temporary artwork for the new Jackson Plaza in front of the King Street Station.  The temporary art project will highlight the plaza and historic station which is currently undergoing major restoration. Rebar will work with SDOT and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs to develop an artwork that engages passersby by making them participants in the temporary project.  The artists will design the artwork this year and install their project at the plaza next year, 2012.

A panel of art and design professionals along with representatives of SDOT and the community, chose Rebar from a field of 60 applicants from select Western states.  The temporary art project is commissioned with SDOT 1% for Art funds.

Rebar’s artwork is focused on innovation in the public realm.  Their work encompasses public art, landscape design, urban intervention and temporary performance installation. The artist team has exhibited and lectured worldwide, including such noted venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale; ExperimentaDesign  Amersterdam;  ISEA 2009 Dublin; the American Institute of Architects; the Canadian Center for Architecture;  the Harvard Graduate School of Design;  and more.  For information about this interesting artist team, please see their website:  http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/bushwaffle