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Three 40 foot bronze tree sculptures to be next art exhibit in Madison Square Park

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The next public art installation in Madison Square Park will be three 40-foot bronze tree sculptures by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. The installation will go up September 26th, 2013, and run through February 9, 2014.

Statement from the artist: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.

The sculptures are 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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

The current installation, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger, is set to come down September 8th, 2013

Topsy-Turvy art installation in Madison Square Park opens Friday, March 1st

[caption id="attachment_17369" align="aligncenter" width="461"]Topsy-Turvy being installed. Photo courtesy of FITZ & CO. Topsy-Turvy being installed. Photo courtesy of FITZ & CO.[/caption]

The next Mad Sq Art installation for the park, TOPSY-TURVY: A CAMERA OBSCURA INSTALLATION, will open in Madison Square Park Friday March 1st and run through April 5th, 2013. It’s the work of New York artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder and it will be hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

As you might imagine, the installation will utilize the ancient concepts of camera obscura, to reflect upside-down images from the surrounding park in a walk-in chamber with a pinhole-type opening. For more on the history of the camera obscura, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura.

Topsy-Turvy is our homage to one of the earliest moving image technologies in the pre-history of cinema. The projected image inside our circular Camera Obscura delivers a topsy-turvy panoramic abstraction of Madison Square Park and the surrounding scenery around the Flatiron District.” – artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder

The installation 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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

(Artist rendering of Topsy-Turvy. Imaga via www.madisonsquarepark.org)

First look at Buckyball in Madison Square Park

The exhibit does not officially open for a week, but we got a first look at Buckyball in Madison Square Park last night. The 30-foot tall light structure by artist Leo Villareal is in the shape of a ‘buckyball’, which is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. There are two buckyballs (one inside the other) which can display different colorsproduced from 180 LED tubes each. Each tube can generate multiple different colors in patterns programmed by the artist. Buckyball will be on display through February 2013.

 

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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

Buckyball art structure under construction in Madison Square Park

Buckyball is under construction in Madison Square Park (See photo below). The 30-foot tall light structure by artist Leo Villareal will be in the shape of a ‘buckyball’, which is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. It will actually have two buckyballs (one inside the other), in different colors produced from 180 LED tubes each. Each tube will itself be able to generate multiple different colors in patterns programmed by the artist. See an artist rendering of Buckyball in Madison Square Park here.

Buckyball will be on display from October 25, 2012 through February 2013.

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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

Installation by California sculptor Charles Long in Madison Square Park starts May 2nd

We have more info on the upcoming art installation by California sculptor Charles Long in Madison Square Park. The installation is called Pet Sounds and will be up from May 2nd through September 9th 2012, featuring a series of brightly colored amorphous pipe railings which make sounds when touched.

Long told the Conservancy ““My re-occurring interest in the uncanny over many years is in full effect here in the Pet Sounds project where something as familiar and literally grounding as a handrail morphs into an unnamable blob that has a very physical presence with some power to dialog with the viewer’s own somatic sense. As one pets the blobs, a wide range of sounds are triggered and are coming from within the bodies of the forms. The sounds and the sculptural forms connect to the physicality of the viewer and by extension to those of others that are touching the work. I wanted the work to be as visually affecting to park visitors as it is a physical and aural experience for them.”

You can see a selection of Long’s other work at http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com (521 West 21st Street). Charles Long was also part of the Whitney’s 2008 and 1997 biennials.

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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

  
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