The last of four ‘wheels parks’ created for and built in Liverpool as part of a citywide project will be designed by leading South Korean artist Koo Jeong A. In partnership Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision and Friends of Everton Park, the artist has been working closely with the local skating community to construct a glow-in-the-dark skate park.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an established artist as Koo Jeong A in creating a new cultural destination for the city,” said Sally Tallant, director of Liverpool Biennial. “The vision for the Wheels Park is for it to become a new public artwork for Liverpool which will bring an international audience to Everton Park.”
The park will be managed and maintained by The Land Trust, in conjunction with their community partners, the Friends of Everton Park. Alison Whitehead, the organisation’s development manager, said: “We’re really excited to be involved. Our role is to work with the Friends of Everton Park to involve skaters in the maintenance of the wheels park and ensure that it is open and managed for many years to come.”
Known for her minimalist installations, Koo Jeong A has had numerous major solo exhibitions of her work, including: Koo Jeong A: 16:07, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (2012); OTRO, Centre international d’art et du paysageIle de Vassivière, Vassivière (2011); Constellation Congress, Dia, USA (2010); and Koo Jeong A, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2008).
Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art runs until 26 October. biennial.com
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