Boundless Brooklyn, a company that creates replica DIY model kits of the towers and other iconic New York City structures, would argue. Their water towers are featured in two upcoming art installations – one at MoMA Design Store and the other at a boutique that only sells Brooklyn-made goods, aptly named By Brooklyn.What’s (possibly) more Brooklyn than Jay Z? Water towers. Or at least that’s what
This isn’t the water towers’ first appearance as an art installation – earlier this year they appeared at a MoMA Design Store show that featured the artists Zero Productivity and MURRZ.
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., the MoMA store, at 81 Spring Street, will open its latest, “Towers of Power,” featuring mini water towers decorated by 36 female artists who were directed by curator Claw Money to create “whatever feminism means to you.” (Notable names include Lexi Bella, Elle, and Gilf.) The event — and the rum — is free and the stylized structures will be on display until June 18.
Claw Money said she hoped the show would inspire young artists, “and that everyone else leaves thinking, saying, screaming, ‘These are some bad ass bitches!’ and want to find out more.’”
Meanwhile, By Brooklyn is having what manager Mindy Dulberg promises will be “a really fun party to kick off the summer in great Brooklyn style.” The event, on June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., will celebrate a new window installation featuring artists like Brandon Sines and London Kaye, with wine and snacks from Stinky Bklyn.
“We’re hoping to showcase new artists, and to give some people a little inspiration for what they can do with their own water towers,” said Dulberg. The kits, sold at the shop, allow you to create miniature towers in two sizes: the larger at 15.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches and the smaller at 10.75 x 5 x 5 inches.
By Brooklyn just opened a second location in Williamsburg, but don’t let that confuse you. The party will take place at the original By Brooklyn at 261 Smith Street.