Every summer there is a huge art installation in Madison Square Park for park visitors to enjoy (or occasionally despise). This summer, artist Josiah McElheny will have 3 sculptures in Madison Square Park in an exhibit called Prismatic Park. It will feature painted wood and prismatic glass sculpted into a translucent blue sound wall, a vaulted-roofed pavilion, and a reflective green floor (SEE rendering to get an idea of what it will look like).
The spaces will be used respectively for musical performances, poetry, and dance. Three New York-based art nonprofits (Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House) will use the spaces for performances this summer.
“Our program of public art continues to push the boundaries of this field. Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park is a hopeful use of a Park site where sculpture and performance will seamlessly unite for the tremendous benefit of Parkgoers,” said Keats Myer, Executive Director, Madison Square Park Conservancy. “We are delighted to have this project on view in the summer of 2017 and to collaborate with our colleagues at Blank Forms, Danspace Project and Poets House.”
The installation will run from June 13, 2017 through October 8, 2017. The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Orly Genger, Iván Navarro, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Teresita Fernández, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.
Josiah McElheny to have 3 art sculptures in Madison Square Park this summer,