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Opportunity to Meet Artist Didier Pasquette before His High-wire Walk atop Buffalo’s Liberty Building

September 20, 2010

What: 
On September 23, 2010, renowned artist Didier Pasquette will walk a high-wire suspended between the statues of liberty atop the twenty-three-story Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo. The walk will herald the opening of Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents.

Who:
Didier Pasquette, Artist
Bruce Ferguson, International Project Consulatant, Beyond/In Western New York
Louis Grachos, Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

When:
Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 10 am

Where:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

Background:
A stunning high-wire walk on September 23 by artist Didier Pasquette, will herald the opening of the international exhibition of contemporary art, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents. Pasquette will walk on a high-wire positioned between the statues that crown Buffalo’s Liberty Building at 6:30 pm that day. There will be no media access to the Liberty Building at that time, so Pasquette will be available to meet with members of the media, along with International Project Consultant, Bruce Ferguson, at 10 am at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents will open at venues throughout Erie and Niagara Counties beginning September 24, 2010, and remain on view until the end of the year. The exhibition will explore the regionally relevant theme Alternating Currents, and its implications of power and energy.

Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents
September 24–mid-December 2010

This international exhibition of contemporary art will present the work of outstanding artists from Western New York, Southern Ontario, and beyond, responding to the regionally relevant theme Alternating Currents, and its undercurrent of utopian power, both literal and metaphorical; reclamation or use of natural assets; visions of the future and the past; technological progress or intrusion; and the diverse demographic and social constructs of this region.

A curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents will, for the first time, feature the work of artists from outside the region, blurring the local with the global and challenging the assumptions of what these distinctions mean today, when all artists are both.

Visit www.beyondinwny.org for more information.

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