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The Wall Project

Karen Bausman

The Wall Project offers an enticing come-on: Take yourself off the New York grid, step inside and let creativity direct your next move. New York City Meatpacking District: Opening in 2013.

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“The Wall Project will be an extraordinary gift to the city and its memory.”

                                                             
-- Michael Sorkin

“Karen Bausman’s work at any scale constitutes a sublime meditation on the emergence of very real forms from interplays of absence and presence."
 
                                                              -- Astrid Persans, PowerHouse Projects
 

“The Wall Project really takes me into new territory.  For the first time, I’ll be looking to translate forms not just from two dimensions into three but from small-scale maquettes into monumental installations using cumulative layering processes rather than ones traditionally associated with building.”

                                                          
     -- Karen Bausman


The Wall Project is a large-scale public installation which will be sited on Gansevoort Plaza in New York City’s Meatpacking District in 2013. Physically, The Wall Project is a series of 30 walls built up from precisely cut layers of turf and other natural materials built to a height of approximately 36", and placed within a 50’ x 50footprint. Conceptually, The Wall Project re-envisions Manhattan prior to urban planning interventions, including, most significantly, the work of the 1811 Planning Commission, which imposed an urban grid upon generations of organically-developed Native American footpaths. The Wall Project's earthen walls will be configured for maximal navigational possibilities within the site, offering pedestrians the opportunity to pause, ponder and choose their paths creatively.

In addition to a noted architectural career, Karen Bausman has received numerous public and private commissions as an artist, including ones from Creative Time, the Formica Corporation and the New York Times.
 

Your generous contribution will help bring "The Wall Project" from sketch to full realization right in the heart of Manhattan.

Please consider making a contribution today. No amount is too small.

In addition:

Friends’ Circle Contributors ($25 to $49) will receive a pdf of The Wall Project maquette.

New York Circle Contributors ($50 to $99) will receive an 8.5 x 11” digital print of The Wall Project maquette signed by the artist.

Chelsea Circle Contributors ($100 to 249) will receive the 8.5 x 11” signed digital print of The Wall Project maquette plus 8.5 x 11” digital print of Seed Money: One Dollar.  

Urbanites’ Circle Contributors ($250 - $499) will receive the 8.5 x 11” signed digital print of The Wall Project maquette plus 8.5 x 11” digital print of Seed Money: One Dollar signed by the artist.

Avant-Gardeners’ Circle Contributors ($500 - $999) will receive the 8.5 x 11” signed digital print of The Wall Project maquette plus 8.5 x 11” digital prints of the Seed Money Series (One, Five, Ten), all signed by the artist. Avant-Gardeners’ Circle Contributors will be listed prominently on The Wall Project blog and in the exhibition catalog.*

Model Builders’ Circle Contributors ($1,000 – $2,499) will receive an original 19 x 24” Wall Project drawing signed by the artist plus 8.5 x 11” signed digital prints of the Seed Money Series (One, Five, Ten notes ) and The Wall Project maquette. Model Builders’ Circle Contributors will be listed prominently on The Wall Project blog and in the exhibition catalog.*

Supermodels’ Circle Contributors ($2,500 – 4,999) will receive an original Wall Project cut-paper assemblage signed by the artist plus 8.5 x 11 signed digital prints of the Seed Money Series and The Wall Project maquette. Supermodels’ Circle Contributors will be listed prominently on The Wall Project blog and in the exhibition catalog.*

Collectors’ Circle Contributors ($5,000+) will be invited to meet the artist and select an original 22 x 30” Wall Project paper-cut assemblage and 19 x 24” Wall Project drawing plus they will receive an invitation to private reception for The Wall Project. Collectors’ Circle Contributors will be listed prominently on The Wall Project blog and in the exhibition catalog.*    

*Unless they wish to remain anonymous.