When does art become a social intervention? The Water Tank Project is the project, launched this summer, that transformed the New York City skyline. The Water Tank Project is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign.
For the duration of the project, art above was complemented by action on the ground through educational programs, public tours, social media activities and a symposium dedicated to inspiring fresh views on global water issues.
Artwork by acclaimed artists and New York City public school students were wrapped around rooftop water tanks throughout the city, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis.
Watch the video about the Water Tank Poject:
The aim is to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter attitudes and habits among those who experience The Water Tank Project, ultimately creating meaningful and long-lasting change.
Images courtesy of the water tank project
More information: www.thewatertankproject.org