Thursday, December 27, 2007

Art in the Park, All Year Round

Carol Vogel reported in her “Inside Art” column in the December 21 New York Times that four foreign-born artists will have installations in Madison Square Park in 2008.

“From March 20 through April 27 the work of the Stuttgart Internet artists Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied will be on view,” Vogel says. “They will scan copies of four New York newspapers and enhance them with their own computer art, screening the images on video screens near the Shake Shack food kiosk.

“From May 1 through August 31 the London sculptor Richard Deacon will have seven new works on view; the Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata will create 10 treehouses in September. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer of Mexico will show a site-specific interactive light sculpture in November.”

All of these sound fascinating. Art in the Park enriches my life twice a day as I walk through the Park on the way from my apartment to my office. What a privilege!

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