About the Exhibition
Andrea Zittel’s A-Z Deserted Islands, originally created for the 1997 Münster Sculpture Project, are sited a few yards away from Point of Interest. Seen for the first time in the United States, these white, fiberglass islands resemble small, irregularly shaped recreational boats with their white vinyl padded seats, crisp “racing stripes,” and A-Z logos. Each Deserted Island is equipped with a seat for one, reflecting our occasional need for isolation. As separate units in close proximity to one another, these sculptures ultimately created an intimate community of Deserted Islands, providing a sense of individuality with the comforts of community nearby.
Point of Interest and A-Z Deserted Islands are projects sponsored by the Public Art Fund and Bloomberg News. Additional support was provided by The Silverweed Foundation, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Fifth Floor Foundation, and Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
Point of Interest and A-Z Deserted Islands are also made possible through the cooperation and support of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.