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Next Madison Square Park art installation to feature 500-foot-long overhead sculpture by Teresita Fernández

The next Madison Square Park art installation is sure to be unique. Called Fata Morgana, it will feature 500-feet of overhead gold mirror discs throughout the park by American artist Teresita Fernández.

Sure to create controversy, the overhead work will rise above the walkways, blocking the natural views around the park this summer, but providing a new perspective and park experience.

From the artist: “Fata Morgana is a site-specific work designed for, and inspired by, Madison Square Park,” said Ms. Fernández. “My concept was to invert the traditional notion of outdoor sculpture by addressing all of the active walkways of the Park rather than setting down a sculptural element in the Park’s center. By hovering over the Park in a horizontal band, Fata Morgana becomes a ghost-like, sculptural, luminous mirage that both distorts the landscape and radiates golden light.”

It starts June 1st 2015 and will run most of the summer.

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, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

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Paula Hayes’s globe sculpture exhibition coming to Madison Square Park

The next art to be displayed in Madison Square Park will be an exhibit called Gazing Globes, featuring 18 transparent globe sculptures by New York-based artist Paula Hayes. Each transparent sphere will light up and contain waste from modern times (radio parts, transistor parts, vacuum tubes, glass beads, rubber tires, recycled plastic, etc). The exhibit […]

Kanye West free concert next to Madison Square Park tonight

So as most of you know, Kanye West Rihanna is the surprise performer tonight outdoors in the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza on the west side of Madison Square Park. It is a free concert as part of the planned NBA All-star game, but, it requires tickets through Roc Nation or Power 105.1 and they are likely gone. […]

Rihanna to perform surprise outdoor concert near Madison Square Park?

The rumors are flying that Rihanna may perform a public concert in the Flatiron next to Madison Square Park  in conjunction with the planned NBA All-star game. The concert itself is said to be happening Thursday, February 12th in the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza and they will shut down “Fifth Avenue and Broadway from 23rd to 26th […]

Massive star display by Wix in Madison Square Park on November 1st

If you have been wondering why there is a mega-stage and ceiling canvas being set up in the middle of Madison Square Park you are not alone. It looks like the Jay- Z Beyonce tour, or U2, is setting up a huge concert on the lawn. Honestly the equipment has really made the park look […]


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