A shipping container-turned-art gallery in Washington, D.C., will soon be on the move.
Since October 2017, the mobile gallery, known as Space4, has been located in Navy Yard, inviting approximately 100 visitors every weekday to enjoy a brand new installation by Marymount University Professor of Interior Design Salvatore Pirrone. Starting November 24, the gallery will relocate to the National Zoo, near the visitor's center on the main walkway, with a new installation by Maryland-based artist Maggie Gourlay.
The current installation by Pirrone is called “String Room.” It allows visitors to interact with string, attached to light plaster panels on the gallery walls. The new installation that those in Woodley Park will be able to enjoy from Gourlay is called “Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene.” Gourlay’s multimedia installation will explore how insects adapt to and thrive in warmer environments and how humans impact climate change.
The location at the National Zoo will end January 1, 2018. The hours will range from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Sundays, excluding December 24, 25, and 31.
Launched by Cultural DC and hosted by developers Forest City, the plan is for Space4 to eventually visit all of the city’s eight Wards.
In an interview with DCist, Cultural DC Arts Associate Rachel Burley said, “We're trying to hit communities that can benefit most from this,"