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Hurlyburly

Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the creek, the undulating, woven structure invites visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland. New York City-based artist and designer Orly Genger creates organic forms and site-specific installations from painted swaths of woven rope, crocheting, weaving, and knotting heavy twine over the course of many months.

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Forever Bicycles

Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Forever Bicycles (2014) consists of over 1,200 bicycles transformed into a playful, spectacular monolith of a sculpture. The title, Forever Bicycles, alludes to the Forever brand (Yongjiu) – a company based in Shanghai whose mass-produced bicycles flooded the streets of China during the artist’s childhood yet remained financially out of reach for many – but also suggests a globally utilitarian form of transport now disappearing as car culture becomes predominant. The conceptual premise of this series consists of several to thousands of bicycles assembled into a composition.

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