~PETER ELEEY/Walker Art Center
… coming & going: PETER ELEEY leaves CREATIVE TIME and NYC to become the
Visual Arts Curator at the WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Peter Eleey joined CREATIVE TIME as a Project Director in 2002, and has led their program planning since 2004,
organizing a diverse range of artworks, performances and events, including:
Cai Guo-Qiang’s Light Cycle (2003), a pyrotechnics display for Central Park,
Jenny Holzer’s first xenon projections in the United States, For New York City (2004),
and among the many others, even a project with Zhang Huan.
In addition, he curated multi-artist projects and exhibitions such as:
The Plain of Heaven (2005), Strange Powers (2006), co-curated with Laura Hoptman, and most recently organized Doug Aitken’s sleepwalkers , a joint commission of Creative Time and the Museum of Modern Art, which he co-curated with Klaus Biesenbach, and which just opened Jan 16, 2007.
One big favorite, which had a wide influence on the art scene in NYC – was the Peter Eleey curated DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB (2004) – with STEVE POWERS and 2 dozen other artists, who designed & hand painted ‘old school’ carnival signs at CONEY ISLAND.
here he is in front of the STEVE POWERS -“DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUBHOUSE”
part of the 2nd (and last) DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB (2005), which was curated by Alexa Coyne.
Coney Island, NYC, June 18, 2005
(Photo: Nancy Smith)
more photos of the ‘DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB 2005’
which includes signs from the PETER ELEEY curated ‘DREAMLAND ARTIST CLUB 2004’, as well.