Brooklyn Artist Rolls Out ‘Trojan Purse’ at Art Slope Festival

Photo via Open Source Gallery


    Artist Ethan Crenson’s ‘Trojan Purse’ — a 12-foot-tall wooden purse on wheels — was on display this past weekend in Prospect Park as part of the first Art Slope festival. It was rolled around the park as part of a performance that the organizers of the event described as “political theater.”

    The piece was the third performance of ‘Trojan Purse.’ The mobile sculpture has made appearances in Belgium, New York’s East Village, and Lubbock, Texas, at Texas Tech University. Crenson’s work has been featured across the world, including in galleries in Italy, Germany and Japan.

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    The work in the East Village. Photo via Open Source Gallery

    Put on by an all-volunteer group, Art Slope is a free, nine-day art festival that takes place in Park Slope. This year was the first of what organizers hope will be a regular event. Arts take all forms at the festival, including sculpture, performance art, film and painting.

    The purpose is to “create an occasion to draw on the resources of the creative population of the area,” according to the organization.

    If you missed the festival, you can check out some of the exhibits at the Art Slope website.

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