Sunrise Tours NYC (der Sonnenaufgang Tours)

An ongoing project by Katrina Neumann

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 4 am to 7 am
Presented in collaboration with New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival
Reserve your ticket here


SUNRISE TOURS NYC (der Sonnenaufgang Tours) are local getaways hosted by the visual artist, Katrina Neumann. The duration of each experience lasts about 2 hours. Coffee, tea, morning pastries, conversation and a digital photographic souvenir are provided.

The cost per tour is a $20 dollar deposit per person and limited to groups of five or less. The deposit is to secure your reservation on the tour and will be returned the following day.

Please note that no cameras or phones are allowed to be in use during the tour.

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Katrina Neumann was born in 1985 outside of Los Angeles and grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Neumann works internationally as a visual artist. For Katrina Neumann, the idea comes before the medium and long-term project. Her post-studio practice sways in between disciplines that deals with Romanticism. Her critique of ecological issues critically turn the focus back onto the need to keep fighting for the preservation of our environment in the light of current events. By utilizing Disaster Relief Volunteering as field research, Neumann reflects on the loss of space, the destruction of environment, urban civilization, and the temporal all while toying with the ideology of time and the effects of technology.

She received her B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and her M.F.A from SMFA and Tufts University. Her work has been featured in the juried-in-print exhibition New American Paintings, Radio Context, WNYC, Whurk Magazine and Berlin Art-Parasites. Her curatorial work has been reviewed in ArtNews. She is affiliated with Flux Factory, Elsewhere Museum, CAC Woodside, LMCC, Creative Capital, Artist Alliance Inc. and All Hands Volunteer.

About IDEAS CITY Festival (New Museum)
“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities.

The theme of this year’s IDEAS CITY Festival is The Invisible City, an homage to Italo Calvino’s literary masterpiece of 1972. This theme is rooted in civic action, with each of the Festival’s platforms serving as an invitation to explore questions of transparency and surveillance, citizenship and representation, expression and suppression, participation and dissent, and the enduring quest for visibility in the city.


Image courtesy of the artist