SUMMER NIGHT WISHES
with works by Pétrel-Roumagnac, Andrew Erdos, Riitta Ikonen, Takao Shiraishi, Gustavo Prado, Fabrizio Moretti and Ugo Schildge
May 2017, Elizabeth Street Garden, NYC
The group show Summer Night Wishes, curated by Marie-Salomé Peyronnel, evokes the importance of nature in the city, the impact of man on landscapes, and acknowledges the vital (and sometimes irrecoverable) role of movement and cycles in nature. It echoes the transitions the neighborhood of Nolita is going through and that are embodied by the ominous future of Elizabeth Street Garden, under thread of being destroyed by the city for housing. Summer Night Wishes invites the audience into dreams and reveries of artists, using these times of transitions and possible losses to imagine and dream for a better future, for ourselves as much as for our environment.