Just a few months ago, more than 41% of the adult US population believed the Atlantic City Boardwalk had been destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, according to research data from a national online poll. Slowly, but surely, word is spreading that A.C. was damaged, but not broken by Sandy. The Atlantic City Alliance -- a casino-funded tourism marketing agency -- is using it's might (and $30 million budget) to spread the news that Atlantic City is open for business and ready for visitors. The next installation of "Artlantic," a cooperative public arts project between the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the ACA, is set to open over Memorial Day weekend. The park will be located on a plot land between Florida, Bellvue, and Pacific avenues, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will collaborate the project's curator, Lance Fung, to design the new space.
Artlantic is a continuing series of art projects designed to revitalize Atlantic City. The project began in the fall of 2012 and will continue through 2016, with a new exhibit scheduled to launch each year. This new park joins two other Artlantic: wonder" installations in the city.
Next time you visit Atlantic City, carve out time to check out the cultural revolution happening all around the boardwalk and casinos.
Watch AccessAC's interview with Art Curator, Lance Fung:http://accessaclive.com/?p=589
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