Plant(n)ation: Brooklyn As Farm
Artist Iviva Olenick will bring her latest work, Plant(n)ation: Brooklyn As Farm, to Holistic Picnic. Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), it re-imagines urban space as a community-curated, sculptural farm. Interviewing community members in Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and farther afield about plants they miss from home cities and countries, Olenick will grow from seed those most likely to thrive in Brooklyn. Partnering with the Invisible Dog Art Center, they are creating a sculptural, hanging farm on the exterior of the building with native and nonnative plants as a metaphor for interchange between native and nonnative New Yorkers; U.S. citizens and immigrants; and in recognition of the indigenous people on whose land this City was built..