A Call to Arms



Curated Space: Babel

Outsider Art Fair NYC (Jan 21-24 2016)



Wide Open Arts curated a booth of imaginary towers at the Outsider Art Fair NYC (Jan 21-24 2016). The project and space was curated by independent artist and curator, Leah Gordon and the winning tower judged by Leah Gordon and award-winning architect Vivian Chan, Studio Verve Architects. 

Imaginary cities and surreal structures have long been the domain of many outsider artists. This exhibition aims to create a collective multi-authorial installation that descends from the Fluxus mail art movement. “Babel” is the 21st century mail art for the digital world. The final result recalled many renowned outsider environments such as Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers, Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, and Le Facteur Cheval’s Palais Idéal.





Agnes Martel, Turning Tower

Anish Mohite, Entwine

Beatriz Albuquerque, The Tower Of Earthly Delights

Ben Tritt, Post-Tectonic Artifact

Caracol Design Studio, Scirocco

Caracol Design Studio, Spirografo

Carlos R Gomez, Steel City-Container Skyscraper

Cathy Ward, She

Chris Mayes,The Eye

David Penny, Expanded Support Structure

Dean Mcmurry, Hypostyle Study 3-C

Dhananjay Patil, The Quest

Edoardo Milli, Under Construction

Felicity Faulkner and Daniel Liss, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower

Francesca Circla, Phantom

Francesco Seren Rosso, Asymmetric Tower

Fred Kahl, Thompson & Dundy's Luna Park Electric Tower

Guanyi Chuah, Microtower

Hiroshi Kaneko, The Reservation: A Colony 

John Eden, Irish Round Tower

Jonathan Schwartz, Untitled

Josh Ajima, Ramen

Josh Ajima, Seaside Cottage

Josh Ajima, Skyscraper Selfie

Justin Luzius, Modern Ziggurat- Scattered Culture

Katerina Tsirepa, Spine Tower

Lindsley Daibert, Penta Tower

Luca Corradi, The Spire

Martine Birobent, Tour Des Solitaires

Mat Chivers, Altered State

Maziar Behrooz Architecture, Baha'i Temple

Nancy Evans, Lotus

Nancy Evans, Moon

Nasos Philippou, Flux

Nick Karintzaidis, Concordia Lighthouse

Nontawat Jittrong, Rise For Mind Inside

Paul Drzal, Lucent Tower

Paul Naude, Human Drive Machine

Piroska É Kiss, Refugees' Tower

Reginald Raye, Neo Tehrani Sky Lounge

Ruxandra Grigoras, Nebula Fibro

Ryan Crooks, Canted Form

Ryan Crooks, In/Out Process

Ryan Crooks, Meaning

Ryan Crooks, Mimesis

Ryan Crooks, Monument To Limits

Ryan Crooks, Parabolic Plan

Ryan Crooks, Repose

Ryan Mcqueen, Hole Spire

Ryan Mcqueen, Rockstack Tower

Sega Oznal, Menhir

Shahira Hammad, Vertumnus

St Luk, Gi Joe Says " Be Careful Not To Fall"

Stefan Gasparovi, Non-Stop Toboggan

Stefanos Ziras, Call To Arms

Teiva Bodereau, Clouds And Birds

Tian Nan, Parallel Intersection

Tom Bogaert, Bashar Al Assad Freedom Tower

Xuanyi Nie, Compacted Exteriority

Yanchen Liu, The Tower Of Gradient And Mutation