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.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image via http://madisonsquarepark.org[/caption]