Arts Brookfield Debuts Best of Art Set Free Digital Art Installation on Monumental Video Wall at Brookfield Place in New York City

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Art Set Free Showcase Features Thought-Provoking Works of Art From Hundreds of Established, Emerging and Amateur Artists Worldwide; Artists Invited to Participate Through December 2014

This showcase features the work of very talented artists from cities worldwide, including Berlin, Cape Town, Paris and Mumbai.

In less than a month, hundreds of artists from around the world have joined Art Set Free, a global showcase from Arts Brookfield that aims to create the world’s largest collection of public art. Ten of the most innovative artists have been chosen for the first Best of Art Set Free digital art installation, which debuts this week on the monumental video screen at Brookfield Place Winter Garden, formerly the World Financial Center, in Lower Manhattan.

Acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting, world-class cultural experiences for free to hundreds of thousands of people each year worldwide, Arts Brookfield launched Art Set Free in October in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. Since its launch, the Art Set Free showcase has collected nearly 2,000 pieces of art from hundreds of artists who submitted their sound, visual and performance art on social media with the hashtag #ArtSetFree. The Art Set Free microsite, ArtsBrookfield25.com, is updated in real time and features work from artists in more than 50 cities worldwide. Every six weeks, Arts Brookfield will feature 10 artists in a series of Best of Art Set Free onsite video installations. Throughout 2014, video installations are expected to launch at select Brookfield properties in Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto and Perth.

“For 25 years Arts Brookfield has ‘set art free’ for the public with free cultural experiences at Brookfield’s premier properties throughout the world. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we wanted to engage the global art community and encourage artists working in all genres to make the world their stage and set their own art free,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield. “We’re proud to debut the first Best of Art Set Free onsite showcase here at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. This showcase features the work of very talented artists from cities worldwide, including Berlin, Cape Town, Paris and Mumbai. We feel honored to share their art with a potential global audience of millions.”

The first Best of Art Set Free installation at Brookfield Place features the work of 10 outstanding artists: hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar, graphic designer Nazaury Delgado and director and animator Joshua Frankel, all from New York City; film director Leah McKissock, Los Angeles; painter Daniel Brents, Houston; the acapella group Gentleman’s Rule, Chicago; cinematographer Fiona Foster, Arizona; mixed media artist Claudia Roulier, Colorado; painter Jacinda Bayne, Perth; and musician Jesse Cook, Toronto.

Established artists who assisted in launching the global Art Set Free showcase include Broadway star and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell; Executive Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones; Action Architect Elizabeth Streb; and the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tenors.

To participate in Art Set Free, artists should capture their work in a photo, video or audio recording; and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #artsetfree. Entries are welcome from any genre, including dance/movement, music/sound, painting, sculpture, photography and street art. Arts Brookfield reviews submissions on a rolling basis and curates the best pieces for display at select Brookfield buildings around the world and on ArtsBrookfield25.com, potentially reaching an audience of millions.

Images, videos and sound recordings of artwork for Art Set Free may be submitted by individuals or organizations. Submissions should be creative, innovative and inspiring, and all entries must follow the Art Set Free Terms and Conditions available at ArtsBrookfield25.com.

To learn more about Arts Brookfield and Art Set Free, visit ArtsBrookfield25.com.

About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.

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