Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Itziar Barrio

Return (WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE)

Return (WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE)

Itziar Barrio. Return (WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE), 2009–2010.

Description:
Welcome to the New Paradise is conceived as a three-part project that opens with RETURN, a
billboard crowning a building in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
At first sight, the billboard appears to be a travel agency advertisement that attempts to lure the audience into buying an idyllic vacation package: "Welcome to the New Paradise. You, a lonely Wild Cat."
Barrio creates a melting pot of her own iconography, interconnected with elements of the exotic
cultural imagery of the area, which enjoys a flourishing immigrant population, the majority of whom have left tropical settings to make their home in NYC.

Medium:
Public/Site-specific

Tags:
site-specific, Public space, paradise, palm, icon, tropic

Images
WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLEverybody is looking for something (THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE)KryptoniteAT THE BACK, BEHIND THE PARADEReturn (WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE)WELCOME TO THE NEW PARADISE

Location
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Contact
itziarbarrio@gmail.com

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