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Related properties support local art and culture

Related's arts and cultural programming spans properties across the world, supporting creatives who are up-and-coming as well as established international names. Read on to learn about some of the exciting exhibitions and installations that are coming to our developments.

In London, mixed-use destination Brent Cross Town commissioned local artist Lakwena and architecture firm IF_DO to come up with a creative approach for an electrical substation that will supply power to the entire development. The result is Here we come, here we rise, a colorful sculpture installed in January 2023 that encompasses the substation and changes according to the viewer's position. The permanent sculpture stands as one of the UK's largest public works of art, visible to all those who pass by and serving as an inspirational city landmark.

In New York City, office building 85 Tenth Avenue opened its very own art space, Gallery 85, with the inaugural exhibition "Memory & Motion." The reimagined lobby art space is curated by Related and Vornado Realty Trust, featuring vibrant rotating artwork by local artists. The gallery is on view to 85 Tenth Avenue's tenants and is open to the public on the first Thursday of every month.

In Los Angeles, "Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©" opened at The Grand LA on March 31st, and will remain on view through July 31st. The exhibition brings viewers on a journey through Basquiat's life in various immersive environments, showcasing 200 never-before-seen works of art curated by the artist's family. One of the most iconic artists of the Neo-expressionist movement, Basquiat combines his personal life with cultural references and grand themes that speak to the human experience.

Also at The Grand LA, UNREPD debuted a 9-month art residency focused on artists coming from underrepresented backgrounds. Each artist will receive their own solo exhibition, giving viewers the chance to engage with their work on a deeper level and helping each artist reach a wider audience. In April 2023, Edward Marcelin debuted with his first solo show, "Elevation: Abstract Meditations on Iconic Black Discipline," which explores abstraction and Black identity. Artists Corey Pemberton, Valincy-Jean Patelli and Moncho 1929 will follow with their own solo exhibitions, covering varied terrain such as Black artists' roles in record keeping, Yoruba cosmology and the interplay between African and Indigenous religions with Christianity.

In West Palm Beach, Related Southeast has commissioned a new large-scale sculpture by prolific artist Fred Eversley, who is associated with the Light and Space movement. Portals will be installed at Class-A office tower One Flagler in 2024, encompassing eight parabolic shapes in violet-colored transparent polyurthane resin that will rise up from a pool of water. The sculpture will be on view to the public and will be join the City of West Palm Beach's public art program, ArtLife WPB.