The Association for Public Art (aPA), working with guest curator Lance Fung of Fung Collaboratives, has received major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to commission the world premiere of Fireflies by artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
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Fireflies will consist of twenty-seven luminous, kinetic sculptures inhabiting the form of free pedicabs that will traverse the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Participants will experience the Parkway from a new perspective by riding inside the sculptures as passengers. The interactive public artwork will connect the Parkway institutions from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.