Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge

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A long interior wooden hallway stretches ahead and the walls are covered from ceiling to floor with pink balloons.

Maren Hassinger, Love, 2019, recycled pink plastic shopping bags filled with human breath and love notes, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

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Tree of Knowledge involved a residency with sculptor and performance artist Maren Hassinger, who created an installation inspired by Boca Raton’s Pearl City neighborhood and the Banyan tree that became a historical marker in this community settled by African-Americans.  The artist worked with the public in rolling newspapers in community-based story-telling sessions to form the aerial roots of a vast “Tree of Knowledge” and was installed from the ceiling in the Museum’s main gallery. The entrance to the special exhibition galleries housed a second project of inflated pink plastic bags that completely covered the wall surfaces.

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Jacek Gancarz

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Jacek Gancarz

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Photo By

Jacek Gancarz

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Photo By

Jacek Gancarz

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