Jordan Griska: Wreck
Organized by Harry Philbrick and Tina Plokarz
28 – 30 October 2016
Wreck by Jordan Griska was a temporary sculpture installation at Municipal Pier 9 (today Cherry Street Pier). Against the backdrop of the historical port, the meticulously fabricated life-size model of a crashed car mirrored the tailspin of modern industrial technology. The car is a non-functional representation of the current Mercedes Benz S550, fragmented into high-polished pieces of stainless steel. It mirrors the peak of today’s automobile industry using digital technology and meticulous hand-craft to subvert both utopian dreams and reality. The project at the 93-year-old shipping warehouse questioned humanity’s aspirations while fostering creative re-connection to our surroundings.
As project manager I coordinated the installation of Wreck, administered logistics and loans, navigated partnerships, organized events, and monitored the project’s budget.
Wreck was kindly supported by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.
More information on the exhibition and its programs here.
Read the exhibition brochure here.
Watch the interview with the artist here.
Read James Moustafellos resume after his conversation with the artist here.
More about the artist: www.jordangriska.com