I just spent the past few days assisting an artist producing a massive concrete sculpture for Public Art Fund’s upcoming exhibition. If the other projects in the show are as ambitious the one I worked on, it’s going to be very inspiring.
May 24–Nov. 30, 2012
Public Art Fund
Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Roger Hiorns, Jenny Holzer, Matthew Day Jackson, Christian Jankowski, Justin Matherly, Paul McCarthy, Amalia Pica, Thomas Schutte
City Hall Park, Bordered by Broadway, Chambers Street, Centre Street, and Park Row, NYC
Opening: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Performance at 5:45pm // Remarks at 6:00pm
Throughout history, art in the public realm has been a means to represent common beliefs, values, and ideals. However, in our own diverse and pluralistic society, we value art most highly as the expression of a unique personal vision. Common Ground brings together the work of an international group of contemporary artists, each with a strikingly original artistic language and a strong engagement with the civic role and context of public art.