Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Performance Art on Austin?

The Sister Unn's mystery deepens even more, if you can imagine that. As a commenter here on the blog just said, it seems to be performance art of some kind. And that would fit with their mysterious website.

Here is what I found at the website the comment linked to ( :
Winter is approaching "Sister Unn's, a thriving flower shop froze dead in its tracks after the disappearance of a young girl." Viewable November 2011 thru February 2012. Event date: November 5, 2011 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Directions by Subway: - Take the E, F, R or M train to Forest Hills / 71st Av Continental. - Make a left on Austin St. walk until you see our awning. Located on the right side of the street. Google Maps: "The girl is the rose that melts in the ice in the store in the back where no one will look for years." by Filip Olszewski and Bunny Rogers
And here are some photos from this morning of the place:


  1. Crossing Queens Blvd.November 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Just as La Boulangerie brought something unique to the neighborhood, I think Sister Unn's will corner the market for dead roses.

  2. If this is truly some kind of performance art, then it will only be temporary. Unless it becomes a gallery that hosts such art year round. That would be interesting, but I don't see the residents of FH becoming patrons and purchasing any such cutting edge artistic work.

  3. I know what this is now. I feel confident. It will be a space for installation art. It will highlight one artist or one work of art at a time. I've seen this kind of thing done before, just not so weirdly. If I am indeed right, having an art gallery in Forest Hills is AWESOME.

  4. Awesome for who? Most FH residents are not of the young, hip, and trendy variety. And hipsters from Astoria, Brooklyn, and Downtown Manhattan will NOT make the trip into FH for this gallery. So, how will Sister Unn's make money? If the art doesn't sell, how will the lights and rent be paid for?

  5. Crossing Queens BlvdNovember 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    I believe the space was rented temporarily for this art installation only and this is not a permanent business.