Here’s some fine news with which to end the week. The Public Art Fund has extended Tatzu Nishi’s project at Columbus Circle, “Discovering Columbus,” through Dec. 2. The installation, a living room built on scaffolding around the elevated statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, had been scheduled to close Nov. 18.
Tatzu Nishi’s new installation in Columbus Circle is, by a wide margin, the most audacious public artwork that has appeared in New York City in years. Granted, competition for that title has not exactly been fierce, but that can’t be counted against the mid-career Japanese artist’s weird and beautiful work, which is presented by the Public Art Fund.