Buried Treasure: A Fresh Kills Reclamation Project

FRESH KILLS (2001-2002) Fresh Kills: Artists Respond to the Closure of the Staten Island Landfill. The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center presents Fresh Kills, a multi-discipline exhibition of works -- most newly commissioned -- that celebrate and ninvestigate the historic and optimistic moment of the closing of the Fresh Kills landfill after 53 years of operation.

Fresh Kills examines the history of the landfill, it's present state, and the future of our garbage - where it is to be deposited now that the dump has closed; and its long-range adaptation for public use. The dump is one of the largest manmade structures in the world and is allegedly the largest landfill on Earth. Its 2200 acres, not only a repository for trash, home to an array of vegetation and wildlife, will become the largest open green space in New York City.