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First look at new art installation in Madison Square Park by Orly Genger

orly yellowThe new Madison Square Park art installation Red, Yellow and Blue looks to be pretty much in place. You will find 3 installations in the park using 1.4 million feet of painted rope- rope that was found along the Eastern oceans and waterways. The commissioned work, Red, Yellow and Blue (referencing Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), will be in the Park through the Summer, and then go on tour to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Boston.

orly redFrom the artist: “For Madison Square Park I wanted to create a work that would impress in scale but still engage rather than intimidate. In context to my other installations, the rope used for Big Boss (2010) at MASS MoCA will comprise only 10% of the rope used for the project at Madison Square Park, allowing me to work at an unprecedented scale. The tradition of knitting carries the sharing of stories and the installation draws on that idea. The re-purposed rope brings with it the stories of different locations and by knotting it, a space is created for the words and thoughts of viewers in New York City to complete the work, creating a silent dialogue that waves along.”

orly blueThe red and yellow installations create interesting visual spaces on the southwest and northeast corners of the park with their whimsical peaks and valley design that leaves sight lines through to the beautiful gardens and lawn of the park, as well as the historic buildings. Unfortunately there have been a lot of rumblings heard from locals about the the huge blue wall of the third installation, which has been called everything from ‘unimaginative’ or worse (‘construction tarp’). Regardless of your opinion of this blue installation, it is unfortunate that it will block so much of the beautiful green park in that area throughout 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, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.

Next art installation announced for Madison Square Park: TOPSY-TURVY

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The Madison Square Park Conservancy just announced the next Mad Sq Art installation for the park. Starting up March 1st, TOPSY-TURVY: A CAMERA OBSCURA INSTALLATION, will open in Madison Square Park by New York artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder.

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.

1.4 Million feet of painted rope announced as Spring Madison Square Park Art installation

The Madison Square Park Conservancy just announced the next artist and installation for Madison Square Park this spring, and it’s another bold and original undertaking. This time New York based artist Orly Genger will scale out her painted rope sculptures to new levels, using 1.4 million feet of painted rope to create 3 chambered installations in Madison Square Park that visitors will be able to walk through and interact with. The rope is all re-purposed rope found along the Eastern oceans and waterways and it will be put in place by hand on location by the artist.

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The commissioned work, Red, Yellow and Blue (referencing Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), will be in the Park this Spring and Summer, and then go on tour to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Boston.

From the artist: “For Madison Square Park I wanted to create a work that would impress in scale but still engage rather than intimidate. In context to my other installations, the rope used for Big Boss (2010) at MASS MoCA will comprise only 10% of the rope used for the project at Madison Square Park, allowing me to work at an unprecedented scale. The tradition of knitting carries the sharing of stories and the installation draws on that idea. The re-purposed rope brings with it the stories of different locations and by knotting it, a space is created for the words and thoughts of viewers in New York City to complete the work, creating a silent dialogue that waves along.”

Until then, you can of course enjoy the Buckyball exhibit currently on display in Madison Square Park. And here are some samples of Orly Genger’s current works, many also made of painted rope (www.larissagoldston.com/artists/orlygenger/index.aspx)

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.

Charles Long art comes down in Madison Square Park

The whimsical art installation by California sculptor Charles Long in Madison Square Park has been taken down, after being up since May. The hawk may not be happy about the loss of his makeshift hunting perch.

But next up we have another interesting art project in Madison Square Park, a 30-foot tall light structure by artist Leo Villareal called Buckyball. The structure 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.

BUCKYBALL giant light sculpture art installation in Madison Square Park announced for the Fall

A 30-foot tall light structure by artist Leo Villareal will be on exhibit in Madison Square Park this Fall, according to ArtDaily. The structure will be in the shape of a ‘buckyball’, which is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. Appropriately, the piece is called BUCKYBALL and it will actually have two buckyballs […]

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