The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.
This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.
June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.
What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space? The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to the basement. Early Encounters opening this weekend.
Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.
One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures.
This coming Tuesday, June 5th, the public is invited to the final presentation of “Conversations with Rebirth” by acclaimed dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott on the Broadway Plaza between 37th and 38th Streets from 7:00-8:00pm.
Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.
Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas! This public art installation, sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association, will delight pedestrians from 44th Street to 55th Street, although we could only find two of the six when searching for them today.
“Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across geographical, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. States + Tijuana, and publicly exhibiting their portraits. Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.” The exhibit, Neighbors: John Raymond Mireles is now on view at First Street Green.
Terrain Workis bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day, April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.
The Broadway Mall Association has announced its art installation for Spring/Winter 2018, with Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreamsawake. Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg has created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street.
From April 17 to April 29th, four artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden, using the poetic theme of love. The exhibition, On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols, will also include dance and music.
The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks. The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.
As if blowing in the wind, the art installation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I is the new installation beautifying the Doris C. Freedman Plaza via Public Art fund. If you haven’t been to see this graceful new sculpture, you have time. It will be on view to mid October, 2018. And below are a few photo’s from the unveiling on March 6th.
The Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza opened to the public this month. The project creates a new park by combining two existing plazas, rerouting traffic exiting from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, and removing excess roadbed along Greenwich Street.
The project was originally designed to include the first public monument to early Arab immigrants in New York, commemorating the influential writers and poets associated with Little Syria. We were surprised, and disappointed to see, that it did not.
The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon. The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.
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.
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.
Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Artin 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.
Talking Statues originated with David Peter Fox in Copenhagen, using modern technology to give voice to historical statues in parks and plazas around the world. The project grew to include Helsinki, London, San Diego, Berlin, and Chicago, And finally, New York Talking Statues will launch on July 12th, 2017 at the New York Historical Society’s West 77th Street entrance. The project gives voice to more than thirty-five sculptures, eight of which are women, throughout the boroughs by way of cellphones. With so many sculptures in New York, the thirty-six statues were chosen by using three criteria. Historical statues, pertinent to New York City – statues erected by immigrants highlighting culture – and statues of artists who have contributed to this City.
A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giornowill 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.
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.