Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil Jorge Otero-Pailos ‘Analogue Sites’ April 1st

 

 

 

Jorge Otero-Pailos, Analogue Sites at 67th Street. Image courtesy Otero-Pailos Studio. Photography: Simon Cherry

 Analogue Sites, a public art exhibition exploring the intersection of art, architecture, and cultural diplomacy by artist and preservation architect Jorge Otero-Pailos, debuts on April 1 on New York’s Park Avenue. Comprising three monumental steel sculptures wrought from fencing that surrounded the former U.S. Embassy in Oslo and inspired by the historical significance of Cold War-era embassies as places of cultural exchange, Analogue Sites highlights the role of American modern art and architecture in cultural diplomacy and advocates for the preservation of these modernist masterpieces at this critical moment of their decommissioning. On view through October 31, 2024, Analogue Sites is installed along Park Avenue at East 53rd, 66th, and 67th Streets to respond to and engage with iconic modernist landmarks including the Seagram Building, the Lever House, and the historic Park Avenue Armory. 

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Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil ‘Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember’ in March, 2024

 

 

 

Betsabeé Romero, Rubber and Feathered Snakes on 83rd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Fund for Park Avenue

Fund for Park Avenue will unveil artworks by two artists along the Park Avenue median. Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember, is a series of five sculptures between 80th and 84th Streets, on view in mid-March, 2024. This installation will run concurrently with Jorge Otero-Pailos: Analogue Sites.

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Fund for Park Avenue Fills the Park Ave Median with Art Installations by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão, and Sophia Vari

 

 

 

Sophia Vari for The Fund for Park Avenue, July 2023

In addition to the seasonal displays of summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, The Fund for Park Avenue and its Sculpture Committee are thrilled to announce the simultaneous exhibitions of works by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão and Sophia Vari on Park Avenue. Presented in conjunction with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program and the related galleries, all seventeen pieces can be seen together on the avenue through November 5th, 2023 between 53rd & 70th Streets.

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Carrie Mae Weems to Premiere New Multidisciplinary Commissions at Park Avenue Armory ~ ‘The Shape of Things’

 

 

 

The historic Park Avenue Armory

One of the most eminent image makers and social commentators in America, MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems returns to the Armory this fall with a major new commission and the largest, most significant exhibition of her multidisciplinary artistic practice in the last decade. Throughout her career, Weems has produced a prolific and complex body of work, pushing the boundaries of photography and blurring the line between art and activism. Her new work, The Shape of Things, builds on the convening of the same name and accompanying public programming that Weems hosted at the Armory during her residency in 2017, using art as a lens to probe the political and social issues of the day. Reflecting the “circus- like” quality of contemporary American political life, Weems conjures a dark setting in the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall with an exhibition that encompasses the breadth of her artistic output—including new multimedia installations and iconic works from the past decade, as well as a performance series and convening of artists. This timely project, which will be situated in the Drill Hall from December 2 through December 31, 2021, was conceived as a platform for collective investigation and reflection on the complexity of the American experience.

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A Look-Back to 2015 and the Seven Santiago Calatrava Sculptures on Park Avenue

 

 

 

Santiago Calatrava, S4 for The Fund for Park Avenue, 2015 with Urs Fischer’s Big Clay #4 in the background on the Seagrams Building Plaza.

Each summer, The Fund for Park Avenue commissions large-scale works by major artists for the medium running from 52nd to 65th Streets. While we wait for the next installation, George Rickey, now postponed until Fall of 2021, let us take a look back to the seven Santiago Calatrava pieces, commissioned for the summer of 2015.

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‘Alex Katz: Park Avenue Departure’ Arrived on Park Avenue Mall

 

 

 

Alex Katz on view at 52nd Street/Park Avenue

On the heals of Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures, The Fund for Park Avenue and New York City Parks announced its latest installation along the Park Avenue Mall from 50th to 57th Street. The commissioned work by artist Alex Katz (b. 1972) will include seven large-scale works, each work an iteration of Park Avenue Departure.

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Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures arrive on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

 

Joseph La Piana: Tension on Park Avenue at 67th Street ~ the back of the installation

The Fund for Park Avenue commissioned Brooklyn-based artist, Joseph La Piana, to create six sculptures to grace the Park Avenue Mall from 53rd Street to 70th Street.

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Artist, Peter Halley Arriving at Lever House ~ Park Avenue

 

 

Image via PeterHalley.com ~ 2016 The Schirn Ring, Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

With the Adam Pendleton exhibit coming to an end at Lever House on August 28, 2018, we look forward to September, and the installation of the American artist, Peter Halley on two floors of this iconic building.

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Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

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Tony Cragg ‘Hammerhead, 2017, located at 72nd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Elizabeth Bernstein.

Let’s take a stroll and see the five Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures that now grace the Park Avenue Mall from 52nd Street to 79th Street.

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Beyond the Centerline ~ Vote’s Are In! And The Winners Are…..

 

 

Fisher Brothers competition ~ Beyond the Centerline

The 17 finalists for Beyond the Centerline have been on view in the lobby of 55 West 52nd Street and online for the public to review and vote for a new and exciting Park Avenue design.  Here are the winners from the jury, and the popular vote in the Fisher Brothers competition.

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