The Municipal Art Society of New York

Reflections on “Monument” in Madison Square Park

This month, a captivating new art installation debuted in Madison Square Park in conjunction with the Admiral Farragut Monument that MAS has proudly conserved and maintained for many years. The installation, Monument, by Krzysztof Wodiczko, transforms the silent bronze figure of sea-faring fame into a host for the poignant stories of twelve refugees who have been resettled in the United States. By projecting video onto Farragut’s face and arms, the artist brings the 19th century naval officer into conversation with these courageous individuals.

 

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