Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At Design Forum in Sunset Park Tuesday, Visitors Will Break Open Giant Cash-filled Golden Calf Piñata with Red Bats

Giant cash-filled golden calf piñata
A giant cash-filled golden calf piñata will be broken open Tuesday at the Future of Design in New York forum at Industry City in Sunset Park.

The calf, by designer and artist Sebastian Errazuriz, will be broken open with 99 “red communist bats,” at which time the money will come raining down for all to grab, marking the end of the design week programming at Industry City.

Titled “XX Century Capital,” the piñata is meant to be reminiscent of the false idol golden calf worshiped in the Bible and bears a close resemblance to the Wall Street bull statue, forum organizers say.

The pagan ritual is part of NYCxDESIGN, which started May 10. The event includes exhibitions, installations, and conversations around the state of the design industry.

Other design installations on display include 100+ toy cars made from the wood waste of Hurricane Sandy, an apartment space outfitted entirely with made-in-NYC home décor items, a collection of handmade Theremins and a set of designer cornhole boards.

The design forum is hosted by Industry City, WantedDesign and the Center for an Urban Future

More info: http://industrycity.com/design/

Industry City
220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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