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Artist Wants New Yorkers Clothes

November 17, 2009

From November 10th to December 18th, acclaimed artist MK Guth is inviting New Yorkers to bring old sweaters, socks, sheets, yarn, rags, and any unusable fabric to her workspace in an unused concourse-level retail space at One New York Plaza. Nestled between a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Subway, Guth is sorting, stacking, sewing, and weaving the materials into large ropes and sculptural objects. Visitors can observe and interact with Guth, who was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. It’s the first phase of “This Fable is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle,” a 3-month public art project that will include an exhibit in the World Financial Center’s Courtyard Gallery and a performance in the Winter Garden. Check out these links for more on this project: Time Out New York, City Arts, Flavorwire, PAPER, and ArtInfo.