Back in November we headed to Brookfield Place to check out the Canstruction Exhibit. Canstruction is a charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showing artist’s structures made out of unopened cans of food and other non-perishable items. After the event the cans are donated to hunger relief organisations. Thus the artists are not allowed to use materials that will mar the cans in any way; like glue.
Here’s a look at the different structures made. This isn’t all of the different structures, but our favourites picked by Tate and I.
“Ask the Magic 8 Ball!” by Gilsanz Murray Steficek. It was made out of cans of Tuna.
Called “Leave Hunger in a Fog” by 2LS Consulting Engineering. Made using sea salt, green beans, baked beans, sardines and spaghetti.
Called “Pipe Down Hunger” by RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC. Made out of too many different cans to list!
“What’s Up, Doc?” by Gensler. Using quite a mix of cans and non-perishables.
Such a favourite that Tate wanted to have a photo with it. Called “Cookie CAN-ster” by Perkins Eastman/Harlem RBI. Made out if different canned tuna.
And this one needed to be danced in front of! Called “Hands Off, Hunger!” by TPG Architcture.
A rocket! But wait there’s more to it…..
Called “To CAN-finity… And Beyond!” by Arup. Made out of tomato sauce and sweet peas.