HUDSON VALLEY NEWS: ARTISTIC WALK IN THE WOODS

October 12, 2017

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By Caroline Carey | The Hudson Valley News

A lively group, many dressed in orange, gathered this past Sunday in Rhinebeck to celebrate the opening of the T2 Installation Trail.  This 1.5 mile hike, beginning south of the Ex of IN House, features permanent sculpture installations, with an environmental and interactive focus.  Opened on October 8th, 2017 as part of the ‘T’ Space Autumn Colors Benefit, the trail is home to two new works, adding to the existing body of sculptures near Round Lake.

The newest sculpture installation “SUSTAIN / ABILITY” by Dimitra Tsachrelia, Eirini Tsachrelia and Nicholas Karytinos was the official participation of Greece in the 21st Triennale in Milan, responding to the theme of “21st Century: Design After Design.” Made up of three 16-foot iron springs situated at a hill on the trail, the work invites interaction: the springs can be climbed, sprung, and stood inside of.  

Another installation, “Tent,” by Oscar Tuazon, also invites physical interaction. The metal frame and roof invite performance, or rest: the sculpture is meant to serve as a stage or sleeping platform.  “ ‘T’ Space is a good place to test [my ideas] out,” Tuazon wrote for his catalogue, “a good place to build models at various scales.”

There are plans to add two more sculptures to the T2 Installation Trail in the near future.

“Chapel of the Mosquitoes”, designed by architect José Oubrerie, a protege of Le Corbusier, has been in the works since Oubrerie exhibited at ‘T’ Space in 2015. An open concrete room, the sculpture features a diagonal light-water conduit that pierces from roof to floor.  As an experimental “chapel,” the site will serve as a spiritual place to contemplate and be one with nature. 

In July 2018 the T2 Installation Trail will also welcome a permanent installation by artist Richard Nonas, in his signature style, described by Fergus McCaffrey gallery as creating a “charged sense of space.”

This new trail will allow further venturing into the lush environment of the Hudson Valley.  The T2 Installation Trail is located on a 30-acre parcel of land owned by ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck… (read the full article at thehudsonvalleynews.com)