Shifting Space - CODAworx

Shifting Space

Submitted by Krista Svalbonas

Client: Ise Cultural Center

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $30,000

Project Team


Krista Svalbonas


Lisa Pressman


Site Specific installation, approximately 30 ft, 300 sq ft, that engaged the Art Deco lobby facade and incorporated it with the architecture outside of the lobby in Soho, NY.


The Artwork was specifically created for this space within the context of the lobby and the buildings outside of the lobby. In this manner the installation was very site specific, relating to the architectural history of the building and the ever changing architectural history outside in Soho, NY.


Two artists were involved in this project, each with a unique approach to transforming the lobby into an very active space for those in the building. The initial concept was formulated and agreed upon by both artists and then taken into the studio to create two dimensional works reflecting this concept. Both artists came together to install the 2-dimensional work and to create a 30 ft wall drawing that incorporated the 2dimensional works with existing elements in the lobby space.