Paula Crown: EMANARE Brings Positive Messages from New Yorkers to Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Installation of EMANARE, Palm Desert, CA, 2021, Multimedia Installation, Dimensions Variable.

Artist Paula Crown’s interactive piece, EMANARE will be installed at Rockefeller Center from Tuesday September 7 through September 30, 2020, encouraging visitors, both in-person and virtually, to send messages of positive intention emanating into the world.

Inspired by the Buddhist prayer wheel, participants contribute virtual message-in-a-bottle affirmations using a QR Code, recent examples including “Take it easy on yourself”, “You are made of strong stuff” and “Time to eat right” which begin to appear in a digital scroll against a backdrop of colors of soothing ethereal colors. Eventually these messages begin to layer, conjoin and merge into one another, transforming the work into a digital collage of each participant’s unique contribution.

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SHARE by Kaws on the Rockefeller Center Plaza

 

 

 

SHARE by Kaws with image via Rockefeller Center

Coinciding with the artist’s current survey at the Brooklyn Museum, SHARE by Kaws is the latest commission on the Rockefeller Center Plaza. The 18-foot-tall bronze figure features two of the artist’s iconic motifs ~ ‘COMPANION’ and ‘BFF’.

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Knotted Ties opens at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza

 

 

 

Kimathi Mafafo, Awaiting I, 2020, Courtesy of EBONY/CURATED

I-54 presents a beautifully curated exhibit of artists who use textiles in their practice. Drawing together the works of female artists using textiles, Knotted Ties contemplates the pluralism of the medium as well as narratives portrayed and expressed through fabric and thread.

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Sanford Biggers Takes Over Rockefeller Center this Spring

 

 

 

Sanford Biggers: Oracle at Rock Center! Image courtesy Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is kicking-off Spring with a new exhibition by Sanford Biggers. The featured sculpture, Oracle, is a 25-foo-tall cast bronze that serves as the centerpiece of Biggers’ epic art installation at the entrance to the Channel Gardens. In addition, throughout the Rockefeller Center Campus, visitors will find a varied body of work which is part of Biggers’ 2021 Art in Focus series, produced in partnership with Art Production Fund and kicked off by Hiba Schahbaz earlier this year.

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Tin & Ed’s ‘Life Forces’ Brighten Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Tin & Ed’s “Life Force” at Rock Center. Image via Instagram

Rockefeller Center has teamed up with Australian creative duo Tin & Ed, Tin Nguyen and Edward Cutting, to present a new interactive digital art installation that provides a portal to nature, taking audiences on a vivid journey through the natural world.

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‘Love at the Center’ Brings a Jewelry Vending Machine to Rockefeller Center ~ Just in time for Valentine’s Day, and That’s Not All!

 

 

 

Marla Aaron previously had her jewelry vending machine installed in the garden at the William Vale Hotel, and launched at the Brooklyn Museum. Here, the artist ~ Marla Aaron ~ sitting in front of her vending machine at the Brooklyn Museum

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a vending machine filled with…….Jewelry! This fabulous invention will be part of Rockefeller Center’s ‘Love At The Center’ event. The event will including a month-long schedule of workshops and collaborative installations ~ all with the theme of Love.

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Tom Friedman’s ‘Looking Up’ Arrives at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens

 

 

 

Tom Friedman’s ‘Looking Up. Image via Rockefeller Center

Sculpture artist, Tom Friedman’s ‘Looking Up‘ is the latest artwork to grace the Channel Gardens, facing Rockefeller Center. The ten-foot tall, stainless steel sculpture, depicts a quasi-human figure gazing up to the heavens ~ or maybe, like many New Yorkers know, there’s a lot to see when looking up!

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Rockefeller Center unveils the 2nd Edition of Frieze ~ Frieze Sculpture 2020

 

 

Beatriz Cortez, Glacial Erratic, 2020; Commonwealth and Council

In this second edition of Frieze at Rockefeller Center, six artists explore themes of women’s suffrage, migration, urban planning, and ecology.

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Celebrating New York ~ The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Jordan Robinson, Red Bank, NJ

Rockefeller Center is celebrating New York with a temporary art installation of 193 flag images created by artists surrounding the Rink. The images conger up ways we celebrate the diverse culture, vibrant energy and strength of our City.

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Ryan Flores ~ Low Life’s: An Upside Down Love Letter ~ Arrives at Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Low Life’s: An Upside Down Love Letter, 2020. Art in Focus with Art Production Fund. Installation at Rockefeller Center: Light Boxes 5th Ave. Photo by Dan Bradica via ryanmichaelflores.com

As part of Rock Center’s ongoing Art in Focus series, produced in partnership with Art Production Fund, the work of Ryan Flores will be showcased all summer long in an exhibition entitled Low Lifes: An Upside Down Love Letter.

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Rockefeller Center + Art Production Fund Present the Works of Artist, Lakela Brown

 

 

 

Photo by Dan Bradica, courtesy of Art Production Fund

Rockefeller Center, in partnership with Art Production Fund, have on view a series of public art pop-ups throughout the Center. The installations are located in unexpected places, inspired by our New York City landscape and contemporary life.

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Frieze New York 2019 Extends to Rockefeller Center with 20 Art Installations

 

 

#14, Jaume Plensa, Behind the Walls, 2019, Richard Gray Gallery and Galerie Lelong & Co.

Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists. Here are a few images of what we saw on opening day.

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Easter Eggs & Birds Nest arrive in The Channel Garden at Rock Center

 

 

New installation in The Channel Garden for Easter

The Channel Gardens are decorated for Easter, featuring a giant (20-foot in diameter) bird nest with brightly colored large blue interactive eggs set in the center, for kids to climb in, around, and on top.

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Pumpkin Patch in the Channel Gardens at Rock Center

 

 

 

You never know what you’ll find in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. No sooner did the sand castle come down when we found a pumpkin patch complete with scarecrow!

Below are a few pictures of this seasonal installation ~ and yes, the ice skating rink is open,

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‘Sand & Surf’ in the Channel Gardens at Rock Center

 

 

A new installation is going up in one of the most beautiful gardens in New York City – The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center is getting a sand castle.

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Public Art Fund Brings Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

 

 

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus arrives at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens

The Public Art Fund, Gagosian and Tishman Speyer unveil Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus in the Channel Gardens.

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