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For the Birds

  • Art
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park
For the Birds
Photograph: Courtesy of Olalekan Jeyifous/Brooklyn Botanic Garde

Time Out says

"For the Birds" is a new multi-discliplinary exhibit set to take over the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from June 11 through October 23. Visitors will get to gaze at over 30 site-specific birdhouses created by artists, architects and designers and spread throughout the premise. 

Among the many striking birdhouses on display is an all-white one by Olalekan Jeyifous, a bug-looking other by Misha Kahn and yet another interesting version created by Warby Parker (the company is a presenting sponsor of the installation).

In order to urge folks to reflect on the connection between birds and plants and the urgent need to protect plant ecosystems, the exhibit's creative director, Randall Poster, has also developed a 20-album set of recordings titled "For the Birds: The Birdsong Project."

A total of 1174 original pieces of music, more than 70 poems and 20 original album covers will be woven throguhout the installation. You'll notice listening stations and live performances all around. 

Check out the exhibition map to find each birdhouse right here

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan


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