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Creative Time Announces Extended Dates for Risa Puno's THE PRIVILEGE OF ESCAPE

Creative Time Announces Extended Dates for Risa Puno's THE PRIVILEGE OF ESCAPE

After a successful project run in which all tickets sold out, Creative Time is announcing the extended dates of Risa Puno's The Privilege of Escape, which will be on view through August 18, 2019. The public art project takes place at Onassis USA in New York City.

Referencing escape rooms-immersive environments where groups solve a series of hands-on puzzles against the clock-this project distills the complexity of privilege by placing it in the context of a thrilling game. Upon arrival, attendees find themselves cast as subjects in a study conducted by a cutting-edge institute. In the experiment, groups will race against the clock to solve a series of interactive, sculptural puzzles designed by the artist that resemble popular board games.

While seemingly familiar, attendees discover that in this adventure, the rules have changed. As the clock ticks, players must adapt to the new conditions, unlock clues, and solve their way out of the room. Puno's aim is to use this disarmingly playful environment to create pathways of exchange and understanding around the topic of social inequity.

Subverting the format of this popular group pastime, Puno has constructed an experience that encourages participants to think about how privilege functions in society - and to what end. The term "privilege" is loaded and confusing for many, often triggering strong emotions that undermine constructive conversations. Inspired by the game of life, where societal rules are often arbitrary, fixed, and unfair, The Privilege of Escape showcases Puno's ability to introduce complex social issues through play, innovative game design, and puzzle logic.

Hours vary
Advance registration required, tickets are free
Onassis USA
645 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

Creative Time, the New York based public arts non-profit, is committed to working with artists on the dialogues, debates, and dreams of our time. Creative Time presents the most innovative art in the public realm, providing new platforms to amplify artists' voices, including the Creative Time Summit, an international conference convening at the intersection of art and social justice.

Since 1974, Creative Time has produced over 350 groundbreaking public art projects that ignite the imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and engage millions of people around the globe. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has been at the forefront of socially engaged public art, seeking to convert the power of artists' ideas into works that inspire and challenge the public. Creative Time projects stimulate dialogue on timely issues, and initiate a dynamic experience between artists, sites, and audiences.

Photo Credit: Adam Reich

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