WATER TANKS AS ART?

Jun 30, 2014

By Andy Johnson

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Visitors to New York will witness a special art form this summer. About 100 of the city’s distinctive wooden water tanks are being transformed into temporary canvases for a public art initiative. The “Water Tank Project” asked dozens of artists, to create water-themed works on the tanks, which are meant to change the way people look at water consumption. A member of the project’s curatorial team says water is our most challenged but taken-for-granted resource and by drawing attention to the water tanks, they hope to alert the world to the wastage of our most precious commodity. The organizers are keeping details of the designs under wraps until the works begin to pop up around the city next month.

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