November 18, 2020 - High Line Art - Shortlist for the third and fourth High Line Plinth Commissions
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November 18, 2020

High Line Art

Photo: Timothy Schenck.

Shortlist for the third and fourth High Line Plinth Commissions
12 proposals from an international array of artists

High Line Art
New York, NY 10014
United States of America

art@thehighline.org

www.thehighline.org
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High Line Art announces the shortlist of 12 proposals for the third and fourth High Line Plinth commissions. After collecting and reviewing 80 proposals from artists recommended by an international advisory committee, the High Line’s curatorial team selected 12 proposals for further consideration for the 2022 and 2024 High Line Plinth commissions. The selected artists include Iván Argote, Nina Beier, Margarita Cabrera, Nick Cave, Banu Cennetoğlu, Rafa Esparza, Teresita Fernández, Kapwani Kiwanga, Lu Pingyuan, Pamela Rosenkranz, Mary Sibande, and Andra Ursuta.

The artists hail from five continents, spanning from Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, and throughout the United States. They bring a range of perspectives, with proposals that touch on colonialism, climate change, human rights, spirituality, and the natural world.

An exhibition of sculptural models of their proposed artworks will be exhibited on the High Line in January 2021. Two out of the 12 shortlisted proposals will be selected as the third and fourth High Line Plinth commissions, to be installed in 2022 and 2024 respectively. Simone Leigh’s Brick House, the first Plinth commission, is currently on view until spring 2021, and the second Plinth commission, to be announced, will follow.

About High Line Art
Founded in 2009, High Line Art commissions and produces a wide array of artwork, including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Led by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani, and presented by the High Line, the art program invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the unique architecture, history, and design of the park, and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

For more information about High Line Art, please visit thehighline.org/art.

Support
Major support for the High Line Plinth comes from the High Line Plinth Committee, a group of contemporary art leaders committed to realizing major commissions and engaging in the public success of the Plinth.

Support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Steve Ells, Kerianne Flynn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller and David B. Heller, J. Tomilson and Janine Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Amanda and Don Mullen, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous, Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo, Susan and Stephen Scherr, Susan and David Viniar, and Anonymous.

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