This week New York is busy with the fall collections but the buzz among the style jetset is of an art/fashion event six months down the road. Terminal Five is the name of the unprecedented, hotly anticipated exhibition set to show at the abandoned TWA terminal (five) at JFK airport in September. Independently curated by Rachel K. Ward and sponsored by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Terminal Five will bring together contemporary artists, musicians, and designers from five continents to present works that “investigate the transitory nature of travel, architecture, and contemporary art”. Eero Saarinen‘s 1962 architectural masterpiece serves as the site for works presented by artists including Jenny Holzer, Vanessa Beecroft, and Tom Sachs, showing pieces that address wide-ranging concepts such as transition, memory, suspension, destination, and the passage of time. Of particular interest to the fashion crowd will undoubtedly be Ken Courtney‘s “Paparazzi”, and Swiss artist Daniel Ruggiero‘s “Red Carpet,” which will create the illusion of being photographed while entering a red-carpet event. We can already hear the car services being booked for September.
Photos: Terminal five at JFK