Creos is a Montreal-based corporation that specializes in using works of art to animate public spaces, offering consulting services to cultural districts, arts institutions, and foundations. Philadelphia Contemporary partnered with Creos and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation to bring three of the works to Race Street Pier and the forthcoming Cherry Street Pier. These sculptures were the first major art installation in Cherry Street Pier, and one of Philadelphia Contemporary largest projects to date.
The aim of the exhibit was to build on the initial purpose of these sculptures—to activate public spaces—and use them and their related programming to create a place on the piers where disparate audiences can commingle and share the experience of these colorful, dynamic artworks.
The Intersect executed community engagement and an audience research strategy for Philadelphia Contemporary and the Creos exhibit.