Sukkahwood” first annual outdoor temporary dwelling installation exhibition. (October 8th, 2017) Sukkahwood invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. It’s about using materials with a focus on sustainability and affordability and connecting to our beautiful New York City parks. Sukkahwood’s values of inclusion are universal and seek to bring together people from all walks of life. Sukkahwood is about re-thinking something essential to Jewish tradition in unique and out-of-the-box ways.
Each artist may submit one design for their sukkah, a temporary shelter or hut that is the central element of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The structures will be on display for one day in idyllic Inwood Hill Park. Each sukkah must be designed to be built and taken down on the same day of the event. Each artist or group of artists selected will be as creative as possible while working within the guidelines.
We ask each entrant to consider questions such as “What is a home?” and “How can a home be temporal, ephemeral and connected to nature?” This project is designed to push the boundaries of a thousand-year old tradition and implant it in a contemporary setting. The challenge of this competition is to explore what a contemporary Sukkah could be, focusing on modularity, sustainability and affordability, while maintaining a diverse and rooted meaning of time and space. Please join us in our mission to connect the arts with tradition and foster community across all lines.
This event will be widely publicized via print and digital news outlets.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Artists and designers may submit proposals as individuals or as groups.
- One high resolution PDF presentation layout of final design.
- A JPEG file of the layout must be submitted as well.
- A concept explanation at least half a page in length detailing which elements you are emphasizing and why.
- A detailed explanation of materials to be used and how it will be constructed.
- Names and contact information for all members of your group.