CULTURE LAB - WEST PALM BEACH
Culture Lab is an experiential arts center that opened in December 2017. Curated by Culture Corps and produced by Related Companies, this site has been transformed from a former Macy’s department store into a creative space inspired by West Palm Beach and CityPlace’s urban revival.
The façade, ground floor, and top floor have been activated with cultural programming, including site specific artworks and a rotating group exhibition. CultureLab is a conceptual laboratory where art addresses the human condition, activated by visitors who play a vital role as both witnesses to and participants in a cultural transformation.
MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN - PALM BEACH PARADE
Palm Beach Parade is Michael Craig-Martin’s largest public art installation in the world, and his first public art installation in the United States. The acclaimed conceptual artist and painter created Palm Beach Parade specifically for Culture Lab at CityPlace. Consisting of twenty-four digitally printed vinyl panels and hand-painted turquoise walls that extend across the building’s exterior, the larger-than-life mural depicts a collection of everyday items, rendered in Michael Craig-Martin’s easily recognizable style of bold outlines and vibrant colors.
STEPHEN VITELLO - YOU ARE THE MAGIC
Artist Stephen Vitiello features ‘You Are the Magic’, a one-of-a-kind immersive, multi-channel sound art experience. The artwork occupies the entire second floor of Culture Lab, inviting visitors to enter and meander freely through various areas of the space. Site-specific sounds and images, created using various elements of the space itself, transform the inside of the deserted building into an engaging, auricular landscape that explores what sounds the space remembers, and what sounds it still dreams of.
ASSEMBLAGE: AN ORGANICALLY GROWN EXHIBITION
ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition is the ongoing exhibition in Culture Lab, which has been expanding since opening in December 2017. Inspired by the expansive environment left behind by a former department store, each additional artwork shifts the relative meaning of the whole, playing off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of commerce and public spaces. With the memory of a bustling store still present, the reality of what is left behind magically becomes a new destination for cultural endeavor to be shaped and nurtured.
(see current page for artist layout)