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Spire, a monumental site-specific installation in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 2011.
Spire, a monumental site-specific installation in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 2011.
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Alois Kronschlaeger will be creating a new, site-specific work entitled, Spire, encompassing three floors of an abandoned commercial building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of ArtPrize 2011. This installation is hosted by SiTE:LAB, a local nonprofit that coordinates temporary art projects, and the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. Kronschlaeger was invited to participate by the curatorial staff of the SiTE:LAB and the University.

Like most of Kronschlaeger’s work, Spire will demonstrate a preoccupation with environment and light, exploring the ways in which new materials can revive and transform a space. It represents a unique opportunity for Kronschlaeger, challenging him to incorporate engineering into his largest and most complex project to date reaching 52 feet in height with numerous vantage points over three levels.

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is becoming a true community project employing four local residents over a six-week construction period. Spire will be 52 feet in height, 32 feet in width and 32 feet in depth with materials consisting of 1,000 12-foot wooden 2” x 2”s, 10 rolls of 100 foot-long mesh, and 100 gallons of paint.

To follow this project’s development, go to: www.aloiskronschlaeger.wordpress.com

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