Purple Art

[September 6 2013]

Station to Station, A Nomadic Happening

Visionary multimedia artist Doug Aitken presents his latest project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening. Over the course of three weeks starting from today, a train will travel from New York City to San Francisco making ten stops along the way. At each stop, Station to Station will curate leading figures from the art, music, culinary, literary, and film worlds for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings. The train turned kinetic sculpture, designed by Aitken, will act as a cultural studio — globally broadcasting unique content and experiences from the stops as well as on the moving train.

Artists scheduled to collaborate to bring Station to Station to life include Kenneth Anger, Olaf Breuning, Urs Fischer, Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore, and Rirkrit Tiravanija; musicians Patti Smith, Beck, Suicide, Ariel Pink, and Charlotte Gainsbourg; writers Dave Hickey, and Rick Moody; and chefs Alice Waters from famed Chez Panisse, and more. Station to Station runs from September 6th to 28th and stops at New York, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Kansas City, Lamy/Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, Los Angeles, and Oakland/San Francisco. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Photo Doug Aitken

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