Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge recently made headlines when two German artists, Mischa Lienkauf and Matthias Wermke, secretly climbed the famous bridge to hang hand-stitched white American flags from the top of the iconic arch.  I like the concept of the artwork, testing our perception of our environment by creating minimal changes, and touched on some of the concepts explored in the Buildering exhibit at the CAC.  It also, of course, brings to mind the beautiful and iconic predecessor of the Brooklyn Bridge found right here in Cincinnati, the Roebling Bridge.  I doubt Lienkauf and Wermke will be creating working in Cincinnati- so it is up to us!- what work of public art can you envision involving the Roebling?  

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