The Public Art Fund Launches Art on the Grid




Doron Langberg,, “Joe and Edgar”, 2020, 35th Ave at 24th St., Queens; Courtesy the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

On June 29, 2020 Public Art Fund launched Art on the Grid, a multi-platform exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists. The exhibition was conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it developed, the parallel epidemic of systemic racism came into sharp and painful focus. Both crises now set the backdrop for the exhibition. The city, country, and world will emerge changed by these events, and the exhibition’s focus on reconnection and renewal have become even more urgent. Works in the exhibition are united around a number of themes including healing and loss; community and isolation; intimacy and solitude; and the creation of a future that is more just, inclusive, and equitable.

Launched July 27th, the second group of 40 new artworks.

On July 27th, Public Art Fund unveiled the second installment of artworks as part of Art on the Grid. This includes 40 newly commissioned artworks by ten artists. All on bus shelters and across the LinkNYC network.

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