The Madison Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art program is pleased to present Madison Square Trapezoids, with Performances by The Vigilant Groundsman, a video installation and performance art project by Bill Beirne. MADISON SQUARE TRAPEZOIDS Approximately 35,000 people pass through historic Madison Square Park every day, few of whom give much consideration to the subtle choreography of… Read more
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The Madison Park Conservancy’s Madison Sq. Art program is pleased to present Markers, a group of five new cast concrete sculptures by Mel Kendrick. They will be installed on the central axis of the central Oval Lawn of historic Madison Square Park. MARKERS Photos by James Ewing The five new pieces that make up the… Read more
The Madison Square Park Conservancy continues its 2009 season of Mad. Sq. Art with Flooded Chambers Maid, a site-specific multimedia installation on and around Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn by genre-bending sculptor, painter and installation artist Jessica Stockholder.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy begins its 2009 season of Mad. Sq. Art with Shannon Plumb’s The Park, to be shown daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on four outdoor video screens on the grounds of the Shake Shack. The Park New York’s parks are among our most treasured public spaces. In a city of… Read more
Strolling through Manhattan’s Madison Square Park this season, visitors have at least a dozen reasons to look up. Nestled among branches in 12 of the tallest trees are as many large improvised plywood tree houses. These elevated sculptures constitute a brilliant site-specific installation, Tree Huts, bu Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata, on view through Dec. 31…. Read more
When you walk up to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s installation Pulse Park, which will be switched on Friday evening in Madison Square Park, you register at a kiosk—but instead of giving your name, you record your heartbeat. Two hundred individuals’ pulses then become 200 beams of light, forming a blinking, flashing scrim that parkgoers can walk through…. Read more
The Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art program presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Park, an interactive light installation that will be viewable from dusk until 10:00 p.m. nightly in Madison Square Park, located between Madison and Fifth Avenues, and 23rd and 26th Streets in Manhattan. Visitors’ heart rates will be monitored by a heart rate sensor sculpture, and will activate two hundred theatrical spotlights, creating a pulsating matrix of light across the central Oval Lawn of the historic park.
Pulse Park in Madison Square Park If the sight of falling leaves and the smell of fresh air make your heart beat faster, turn those pitter-patters into a personalized public art show with Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive light installation Pulse Park. Two sculptures equipped with sensors will monitor visitors’ heart rates, then transmit the… Read more
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer wants to take the pulse of the Big Apple. The international artist plans to set up two sensors that will transmit the heartbeats of visitors to 200 theatrical lights set in an oval shape in Madison Square Park. This “concert of heartbeats” will create a pulsating dance of shafts of light in the… Read more
Perched high above the lawns and promenades of Madison Square Park, Tadashi Kawamata’s Tree Huts brings a dose of ad-hoc architecture to an ever more manicured locale. Presented by Mad. Sq. Art, the public art program of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, the site-specific installation consists of 18 wooden huts installed in the canopy above… Read more