High Line Art has announced its fall line-up of work that will be on display at the elevated park that runs from the Meatpacking district to Chelsea. The program comprises commissions, installations, video screenings and performances. Participating artists include El Anatsui, Thomas Bayrle, Cinthia Marcelle, Oscar Muñoz, Virginia Overton, Gabriel Sierra, and Jennifer West.
A full list, courtesy the press release, after the jump.
HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS are temporary, site-specific artworks that provide park visitors with a unique and enriching experience and introduce challenging works by contemporary artists to a broad audience. Previous commissions have included Sarah Sze, Julianne Swartz, Sue De Beer, and Stephen Vitiello, among many others.
El Anatsui, Broken Bridge
Western wall between West 21st and West 22nd Streets on the High Line
October 2012 – Spring 2013
El Anatsui (b. 1944, Ghana), the celebrated contemporary artist based in Nigeria, is known for his monumental wall tapestries, which are intricately composed of metallic bottle caps culled from discarded Nigerian liquor bottles and woven together with copper wire. For High Line Art, the artist will present a newly-configured installation of Broken Bridge, a monumental drapery made of pressed tin and mirrors, which will hang on an outdoor wall adjacent to the park. Composing a stunning visual of wave-like patterns and folds, the work will reflect the surrounding landscape and mark the artist’s first outdoor installation in the United States.
Virginia Overton, Untitled
Stacked Parking at West 20th Street
Thursday, September 13, 2012 – September 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Virginia Overton (b. 1971, Tennessee) is known for her sculptures that incorporate raw materials and found objects, often using and re-using elements until they naturally decay. For High Line Art, Overton will transform an old pickup truck into a sculpture installed on the stacked parking next to the High Line at West 20th Street.
Gabriel Sierra, Untitled
Various locations on the High Line
October 2012 – Spring 2013
Colombia-based artist Gabriel Sierra (b. 1975, Colombia) will present a site-specific intervention that responds directly to the High Line’s design. The artist will extend some of the High Line’s iconic architectural elements ― the concrete planks that form the pathway ― in various locations along the park, creating a visual composition that will challenge one’s perception of the High Line.
HIGH LINE BILLBOARD is a series of art installations presented on a 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line at Edison Properties on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. HIGH LINE BILLBOARD provides an extraordinary opportunity for art to generate conversation with an audience on and around the High Line. The series launched in December 2011 with John Baldessari, and has since featured works by Anne Collier, David Shrigley, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper, and Elad Lassry.
Thomas Bayrle, American Dream, 1970
West 18th Street at 10th Avenue
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A pioneer of Pop and Conceptual Art in West Germany in the 60s and 70s, Frankfurt-based Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937, Germany) investigates the power of images in the context of advertising and mass iconography. For HIGH LINE BILLBOARD, Bayrle will present American Dream, an illusionistic image of a classic Chrysler sedan.
HIGH LINE CHANNEL is an outdoor video program that screens art films and videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series. HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14 is the newly-installed screening in the passageway on the High Line at West 14th Street, which was inaugurated with John Cage in August 2012. HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22 is located at West 22nd Street, where screenings are projected onto the adjacent building and visible from the park’s Seating Steps, as well as the sidewalk on West 22nd Street.
Cinthia Marcelle, Selected Works
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
Friday, September 14 – Saturday, October 13, 2012
Brazil-based artist Cinthia Marcelle (b. 1974, Brazil) uses video and photography to document her interventions with the order of things found in everyday life. For HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, Marcelle will present a selection of films that challenge our notions of conventional behavior by introducing humorous coincidences and connections.
Oscar Muñoz, Re/trato, 2003
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22
Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street
Thursday, October 25 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012
One of Colombia’s most influential artists, Oscar Muñoz (b. 1951, Colombia) has created an impressive body of work that investigates memory and history, and the ways both intertwine with our contemporary society. In Re/trato, a human hand paints a man’s portrait on a concrete sidewalk by using a brush and water. Reflecting on the ephemeral nature of identity, the work highlights the liminal space between remembering and forgetting, between an image and its obliteration.
HIGH LINE ART PERFORMANCES is a series that transforms the park into an open-air theater with performances taking place on and around the High Line. Past performances have included Simone Forti, Channa Horwitz, Alison Knowles, and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Jennifer West, One Mile Parkour Film
Along the entire High Line, between Gansevoort and West 30th Streets
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Film Screening, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6:30 PM
Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West (b. California)will invite the public to walk on, touch, dance, and alter a one-mile-long celluloid filmstrip adhered to the entire length of the High Line’s pathway for one day. Shot by the artist in June 2012, the 35mm film is comprised of images of New York City places and artwork that are not typically accessible to the public. After the performance, West will turn the altered filmstrip into a video, which will be screened on the High Line on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
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