DUMBO ARTS CENTER

HAPPENING: Photo Stand-ins
Dumbo Arts Center will present an outdoor multi-artist interactive project for Photoville. The project is based on the photo stand-ups that are typically available at tourist attractions such as carnivals, fairs and amusement parks. These stand-ups allow the viewer to become part of the action by placing his or her head through a hole in the back of the stand-up, protruding through the front, thus becoming the character depicted. Traditionally, the stand-ups depict cowboys, strongmen and buxom bavarian beer waitresses.

DAC has invited several artists to create their own versions of the photo-stand-ups. In this case, the artwork is not finished until the visitors are part of it. Completion occurs when a photo is snapped of the person taking their place as Winged Victory, Yayoi Kusama or the face of a multi-armed mutant.






About Dumbo Arts Center:
Mission
The D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center (DAC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit contemporary arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York. DAC's mission is to catalyze interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to preserve the neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art.

Activities
DAC presents a year-round program of new exhibitions in its gallery, commissions site-specific art and provides educational programs for artists and high school students.

History
Founded by artists in the wake of the first D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival in 1997, DAC was the first non-profit arts organization in Dumbo, Brooklyn. DAC continued to produce the annual multi-site festival from 1998-2009. By attracting thousands of visitors and media attention to the once abandoned manufacturing area, DAC's role has been pivotal in the establishment of Dumbo, Brooklyn as a recognized neighborhood and cultural destination.
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