The 14th Factory Calls Wall Street Its New Home

Multimedia art installation The 14th Factory will be taking up residence at 23 Wall Street—the former headquarters of J.P. Morgan & Company—this April 2016. The art exhibition will be the U.S. debut of British-born, Hong Kong-based contemporary artist Simon Birch. The exhibition will feature work from Birch as well as work from 30 other artists, from the fields of architecture, film, photography, and more. Their work will fill the seven floors of the building—almost 150,000 square feet. 

Upon entering the exhibition, visitors will pass through a gallery of portraits of punk rockers from the late 1970s to a room of videos with dancing bodies, to a room of disjointed airplane parts, which Birch collected from an airplane graveyard in the Mojave Desert, according to The New York Times. Visitors will also see a room of over 100 crowns, projections of falling buildings, a wooden sculpture of an object in mid-explosion, real poppies covering artificial grass, and video screens displaying a car crash with Birch's Ferrari.

The exhibition will be free and open to the public. At the conclusion of its six-week run, the components of the exhibition will be put to auction to benefit Robin Hood Foundation, Madison Boys & Girls Club, and the GO campaign.

Watch the video above for a virtual tour of The 14th Factory and the video below for an interview with Birch.

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