High Line Art


High Line Art Spring 2013 Program

Rendering of Ryan McGinley, Blue Falling. Part of HIGH LINE
BILLBOARD. Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery, New York.

Spring 2013

HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS
Carol Bove, Busted, El Anatsui, 
Virginia Overton, Uri Aran

HIGH LINE BILLBOARD
Ryan McGinley

HIGH LINE CHANNEL
Guido van der Werve, Oscar Muñoz,
Superflex

HIGH LINE ART PERFORMANCES
Mungo Thomson

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HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS are temporary, site-specific artworks that provide a unique experience and introduce innovative works by contemporary artists to a broad audience.

Carol Bove, Caterpillar
May 2013–May 2014
A series of large-scale sculptures punctuate the wild, untouched landscape of the High Line at the Rail Yards. By advance reservation only.

Busted
Featuring Frank Benson, Steven Claydon, George Condo, Mark Grotjahn, Sean Landers, Goshka Macuga, Ruby Neri, Amalia Pica, and Andra Ursuta
April 2013–April 2014
A group of figurative sculptures plays with the tradition of urban monuments and civic busts. For Vox Populi, the public is invited to vote online for a person to be commemorated in a monument installed alongside the exhibition’s sculptures.

El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II
Through September
The artist’s largest outdoor work to date, Broken Bridge II consists of recycled pressed tin and mirrors, which hangs on an outdoor wall adjacent to the park.

Virginia Overton, Untitled
Through August
An old pickup truck is turned into a sculpture installed on the stacked parking next to the High Line.

Uri Aran, Untitled (Good & Bad)
Through August
A playful sound installation that transforms the High Line into an imaginary jungle.


HIGH LINE BILLBOARD
is a series of art installations presented on the giant billboard next to the High Line at 10th Avenue at West 18th Street.

Ryan McGinley, Blue Falling
April 1–30
A dreamlike image of a figure floating in a vast blue background, evoking the levity of a body becoming liquid.


HIGH LINE CHANNEL
is an outdoor video program in two locations. HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14 in the 14th Street Passage and HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22 on the High Line at West 22nd Street.

Guido van der Werve, Nummer negen, the day I didn’t turn with the world
Through May 6
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, daily beginning at 5pm 
A nine-minute video consisting of time-lapse photography taken over a 24-hour period at the North Pole, when the artist turned in the opposite direction of the earth.

Oscar Muñoz, Re/trato
April 15–May 15
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22, daily beginning at 8pm
The artist continuously paints a self-portrait on a concrete sidewalk by using a brush and water, creating an endless evaporating drawing.

Superflex, Modern Times Forever
May 7–June 19
HIGH LINE CHANNEL 14, daily beginning at 7pm
A look at what would happen to a building if nature was allowed to take its course over thousands of years.

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.

Mungo Thomson, Crickets
June 21
To mark the summer solstice, a chamber orchestra of violins, flutes, and percussion mimic the sounds of crickets.

Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

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High Line Art Spring 2013 Program