To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong?

To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong? is a year-long exhibition of the transformation of an underutilized parcel of land located in a concentrated urban environment in Columbus, Ohio. Leased for $1 from the city by the artists, the project operates under the guiding principle of experimentation with open access to urban space for strengthening community, gardening organically, learning about plants, collaborating with neighbors, and discussing the volatile intersection of cities and ecology.

Influenced by the rich histories of community-based art, land art, process art, and public art, the initiative addresses issues of sovereignty and the social sphere—to whom does this land belong, who can use it, who is responsible for it and why is it available for $1?

The land is located at 926 E. Gay St.

To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong? archive

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Tongsue Ly and Matthew Flegle


James Voorhies


Columbus College of Art & Design, OH
May 1, 2008—Apr 30, 2009

Made possible with support from Columbus College of Art & Design