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Displacement: Barge Prototype on Buffalo Rising

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Call for Entries For Barge Prototype Exhibition on Buffalo Rising. Read more at

Calling all adventurous artists who would like to have their artwork loaded onto a barge that seconds as a gallery. Artists must be cool with the thought of their works floating down the Erie Canal, to then be viewed in NYC. If you’re the type of artist who yearns to showcase your work in floating barge galleries, then we have the perfect venue for you!

The floating barge project is called Displacement: Barge Prototype, Phase I of the Cultural Commodities. Show orchestrators are Burchfield Penney Art Center and TECCORP (Trans Empire Canal Corporation). Currently a full-scale 100 x 30 x 16 wooden barge prototype is being constructed in the Center’s East Gallery (see lead image). Other pockets of the gallery will be dedicated to site specific garage-related art, installations, projections and performances that could find their way onto the barge. Works of art might change depending on the port hosting the barge.