International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

Submitted by Debby Coles-Dobay

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Project

Client: City of Boynton Beach Public Art

Location: City of Boynton Beach, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Debby Coles-Dobay

City of Boynton Beach Public Art

Artist

Lin Emery

Artist

Tom Brewitz

Artist

Edwin Cheong

Artist

Jeff Kahn

Artist

Rein Triefeldt

Overview

Many international, national and regional kinetic artists submitted their artworks for the outdoor exhibit of the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org The biennial event is produced and managed by the City of Boynton Beach's public art program. Kinetic, Eco and Glass art are the top three art forms identified as a focus in the Public Art Master Plan.

Goals

Kinetic Art is created by artist who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that are engaging, benefit society and profoundly change our lives. The kinetic artworks that were selected and sited in the cultural district in the City that is under revitalization. By siting kinetic art in this district it attracts visitors, stimulates cultural interaction and creates a sense of place. This kinetic exhibit and cultural event is unique to the City of Boynton Beach connecting it to the community globally.

Process

The kinetic artists that participated in the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium for the outdoor exhibition were iconic and awe inspiring. Many of the artists created kinetic sculptures specifically for this exhibit, shipped it from Singapore and has it permanently sited in the City of Boynton Beach to allow international promotion of his kinetic artwork.