Madison Square Park Conservancy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

 

Teresita Fernández’: Fata Morgana, 2015/2016 in Madison Square Park

Throughout 2024, Madison Square Park Conservancy celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its distinguished public art program with a singular slate of commissions and initiatives that reflect on the program’s history and impact while ushering in the next generation of artists to create transformative work for the park. To commemorate the occasion, the Conservancy has commissioned new works by four visionary artists representing a spectrum of creative practices, including major sculptural projects by Nicole Eisenman and Rose B. Simpson, a vibrant tulle-based installation by Ana María Hernando, and a dynamic processional performance by María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Simpson’s and Campos-Pons’ projects will extend beyond Madison Square Park into Inwood Hill Park and Harlem Art Park, respectively, marking the Conservancy’s first collaboration with other public parks throughout the city and expanding the program’s reach into new spaces and communities.

In conjunction with the program’s anniversary year, the Conservancy is also producing its first retrospective publication, documenting two decades of public art in the park; releasing a short documentary chronicling the history of the program; and showcasing alumni artists through audio interviews and a public art symposium.

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