April 30, 2015 - High Line Art - Panorama
April 30, 2015


Elmgreen & Dragset, A Greater Perspective, 2015. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line. Photo: Timothy Schenck.

April 2015–March 2016

Various locations on the High Line
New York


Featuring Mariana Castillo Deball, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ryan Gander, Kris Martin, Damián Ortega, Gabriel Sierra, Katrin Sigurðardóttir, Yutaka Sone, Kaari Upson, Andro Wekua

High Line Art presents Panorama, a group exhibition that takes inspiration from the High Line as an urban park cutting straight through the city, creating new vistas and vantage points onto the surrounding natural and man-made landscapes. The High Line is the ideal stage for this series of sculptures and installations, all of which explore the act of seeing and understanding the spectacle of nature. The exhibition challenges historical notions of the sublime, quasi-religious experiences of “untouched” nature, and the debate on the manicured versus the ostensibly natural garden, opening up the possibility for experiencing nature in its necessarily human-impacted state. 

The artists in the exhibition manipulate scale, perspective, and context in order to heighten our awareness of our surrounding environment. Ranging from a miniature model of an Antarctic island by Katrin Sigurðardóttir, to a larger-than-life bronze telescope by Elmgreen & Dragset, from an imaginary city built with more than two tons of LEGOs by Olafur Eliasson, to the replica of a famous Flemish altarpiece by Kris Martin, all of the works in the exhibition engage with the relationship in scale between the singularly human and the seemingly infinite immensity of nature.

Panorama is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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