On View: April 25—September 10, 2023
Opening Reception: April 25, 4:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. MT
Outdoors and on view 24/7. Free and open to the public.
This temporary artwork is presented by the Biennial of the Americas with artistic direction by Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum.
Pipelines is a temporary, outdoor art installation by Canadian artists Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, located in the newly renamed Plaza of the Americas in the heart of Downtown Denver. Spanning approximately 115 feet long by 22 feet wide, this playful, interactive artwork repurposes over 100 PVC water and sewer pipes commonly used for water infrastructure across the world.
Woven together in an occupiable graphic lattice, these color-coded pipes represent important parts of our water usage cycle at once: blue pipes are used by the PVC pipe industry to identify fresh water, green for sewage, and purple for reclaimed water. By bringing often-hidden yet crucial pieces of material infrastructure above ground and introducing them as a form of social infrastructure in a public plaza, Jamrozik and Kempster invite viewers to sit amongst, and connect across, the systems of resource management that impact our daily lives.
“Pipelines aims to make visible and prominent a system that is vital, yet often taken for granted or ignored—an attitude no longer possible in times of environmental crisis and resource scarcity.” —Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster
This artwork is presented by the Biennial of the Americas with artistic direction by Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum.
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Special thanks to: JM Eagle, Consulate General of Canada to the United States, in Denver, Metropolitan District, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, and the David and Laura Merage Foundation.