50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project in Celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th Anniversary

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist and New York Media

My New York, A year-long campaign, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of New York Magazine with 50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project.

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elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

 

 

Arnaldo Morales, “Long-liner No. 15,” 2015. Photo by Gregory R. Staley

The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.

Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.

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Marilyn Minter Has a 280-Foot Message ~ ME (let’s think about that)

 

 

Marilyn Minter’s video installation at Westfield World Trade Center. Image via thecut.com

Westfield World Trade Center and The Art Production Fund will unveil a digital art installation by the artist Marilyn Minter entitled I’m Not Much But I’m All I Think About on January 11th at Westfield’s underground concourse at the Oculus.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway!

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ Returning to Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street

 

 

Image via the artists’ website, louisdelsarte.com   Spirit of Harlem, 10 feet x 30 feet

The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Just days after our original post, we received good news, in a statement from Maira Liriano, who initiated the petition, which reads as follows:

Dear Fellow Activitists,

Your participation in this protest has been helpful in getting a positive response from Foot Locker, Inc.

I received an email from Mary Signorino, Director of PR & Communications for Foot Locker, Inc. stating the following:

“We respect and honor Harlem’s rich and diverse history and are committed to preserving and restoring the “Spirit of Harlem” mural that has become a meaningful tribute to that history.  We recognize that we disappointed you. It was never our intention to upset those in the community. We have been in touch with the artist, Mr. Delsarte, and will be working with him to make this right.”

I also spoke to a respresentative of the artist, Louis Delsarte, on the telephone yesterday to confirm what Ms. Signorino wrote. She told me that Mr. Desarte is in contact with Foot Locker and that they have invited him to help restore the mural, but there is no firm date yet.

We are getting closer to our demands, but we must stay vigilant. We cannot declare victory until the mural is restored and in full view.

It is also an opportunity to remind corporations of their responsibility to respect a community’s culture, history and art. A lesson must be learned that corporate indifference and disrespect, which often comes from gentrification, will be challenged. A better outcome is to work with communities from the beginning; don’t ignore what’s all around you. It’s a beautiful world which can only enhance your business.

Please continue to spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends. Let’s help raise awareness of this problem and let’s keep the pressure on for a quick resolution.

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/bring-back-spirit-of-harlem-mural

Thanks,

Maira Liriano

……and continuing the conversation, PBS NewsHour asks the question, “Who fights for public art in the face of gentrification?”

As of February 1st, 2018 Footlocker is still working on the restoration/removal of the false wall. Stay tuned.

Read more about the covering of the mosaic, and the short and successful agreement to restore the artwork to the community (below).

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Atlas of the Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas of the Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park this past November.

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Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island

 

 

Harumi Ori, working in her studio

The New York City Department of Transportation Art (DOT ART) installed a new, commissioned piece by the artist Harumi Ori on Staten Island. Continue reading “Artist, Harumi Ori + DOT on Staten Island”

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York at Museum of the City of New York

 

 

Isamu Noguchi, Red Cube, 140 Broadway, c.1970, photo by Edmund Vincent Gillon, Museum of the City of New York

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York will open at the Museum of the City of New York on November 10th. Look back on 50 years at an exhibition featuring renderings, models, photographs, and video footage of public artworks by such artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Red Grooms, and Kara Walker.

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Chihuly’s ‘Chrystal Rose Tower’ Arrives in Union Square

 

 

The highly anticipated Rose Crystal Towersculpture by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly arrived in Union Square last week, brought to the Park through the efforts of Union Square Partnership, New York City Parks Department, and Marlborough Gallery.

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Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Opening Reception June 21st

 

A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.

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4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial at Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck

The DNA Totem – close up. Artist, Suprina at the 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial

Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, New York

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The Cousteau Society’s Installation, “Denise” Arrives at The Plaza in East Harlem #LaMerWaveWalk


“Denise” arrives at The Plaza at 125th Street & Park Avenue in East Harlem

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Interactive Sculpture, Exquisite Corpse, Unveiled at Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill

The installation Exquisite Corpse by artist Fanny Allié. Images courtesy of the artist.

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Flow.17 Opens on Randall’s Island

Flow.17 on Randall’s Island

Join 2017 FLOW artist Rose DeSiano on Saturday, October 21 from 2:00-3:00pm and learn about this year’s FLOW art pieces, discuss the history of the Island, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling. Bring your camera and capture island images. This is a free event. Meet on Randall’s Island Connector.

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