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10 Interesting Artsy Things You May Have Missed At Figment NYC

 

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.24.39 AMNew York, NY – Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This past weekend was the annual Figment NYC on Art Island Governors Island, which is a great excuse to get out into the grass, and walk around in the sun among the trees.  There is a ton of art happening all around you, you just have to walk and wonder.  In case you missed it, I will highlight 10 things I enjoyed at this year’s Figment NYC.

10) The Mobile Game of Thrones – Iron Throne

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Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 8.59.28 AMBuilt into a shopping cart, the iron Throne was pushed around the grounds for anyone to grab a seat.

9) Kostume Korner

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 8.59.50 AMScreen Shot 2013-06-09 at 3.39.10 AMHundreds of brand new Halloween costumes were free for the taking (and wearing).  I found this monkey headdress, and wore it for the rest of the day.  This sort of thing is totally normal at Figment NYC, where New Yorkers let their freak flags fly.

8) The Geodesic Elephant You Can Draw On.Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.20.37 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.21.07 AMI have no idea what this is actually called but I’d call it the “Pachydome.”

7) The Unimpeded View Of The Statue Of LibertyScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.22.50 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.23.38 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.23.53 AMThey are restructuring a huge part of the island, which means demolishing old buildings.  This left a giant field of rubble, but also a beautifully clear view of Lady Liberty.

6) Painting With Remote Controlled CarsScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.04.56 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.05.10 AMYou pick the paint color, and then you drive the car around the canvas.

5) This Bejeweled PugScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.18.27 AMI thought it was a sculpture till it moved a little.

4) Pop DogsScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.22.33 AMA politically motivated piece, which calls to attention the overpopulation of dogs.

3) Kids kicking the shit out of glowing balls.Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.00.41 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 9.00.48 AM

2) The Milk Jug CloudScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 8.56.40 AMScreen Shot 2013-06-12 at 8.57.34 AMA building made of milk jugs on the outside and water bottles with blue liquid lining the inside.  The highlight of the show.

1)The Hypnotoad.Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 8.59.02 AMAll glory to the Hypnotoad.

Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”

About Cojo Art Juggernaut

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.

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