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Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. (Detail) Neufs For Hawaii. 2022.
Photo: Ross Dahmen
12:00 - 4:00 PM
All-ages art-making workshops with Tecumseh Cesar.
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Speaking program with MoMA PS1 Artist Board Member Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. Land Acknowledgment ceremony and live performances.
Free admission for New York residents and event attendees.
October 1, 2022
12:00 – 4:00pm
22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City Queens, NY 11101
Common Practice is partnering with MoMA PS1 to celebrate a new public artwork at Murray Park in Long Island City, created by PS1 Artist Board Member Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds.
The event commemorates Heap of Birds’ collaboration with the non-profit Project Backboard and Five-Star Basketball, in which the artist renovated two basketball courts, installing two large-scale paintings from his ongoing Neuf series across the playing surface.
Heap of Birds is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate, and educator. His work raises awareness of Native history, controversies, and land acknowledgment, often subverting staples of public signage to honor the land’s first occupants. Heap of Birds is a member of the MoMA PS1 Board of Trustees and will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, opening at The Museum of Modern Art on October 9, 2022.
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