August 23, 2012 - High Line Art - Fall 2012 Program
August 23, 2012

Fall 2012 Program

Photo: Timothy Schenck.

High Line Art:
Fall 2012 Program

El Anatsui
Virginia Overton

Thomas Bayrle

Cinthia Marcelle
Oscar Muñoz

Jennifer West

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

El Anatsui, Broken Bridge
Western wall, West 21st and West 22nd Streets on the High Line
October 2012–Spring 2013
El Anatsui will present Broken Bridge, a monumental tapestry made of pressed tin and mirrors, which will hang on an outdoor wall next to the park and create a stunning visual of wave-like patterns and folds that reflect the surrounding landscape.

Virginia Overton, Untitled
Stacked Parking, West 20th Street and 10th Avenue
September 13, 2012–Spring 2013
Virginia Overton is known for her sculptures that incorporate raw materials and found objects. For High Line Art, she will transform an old pickup truck into a sculpture installed on the top of the stacked parking next to the High Line.

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, thanks to generous support from Edison Properties.

Thomas Bayrle, American Dream, 1970
October 1–October 31, 2012
Thomas Bayrle investigates the power of images in the context of advertising and mass iconography. On 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.

Cinthia Marcelle, Selected Works
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
September 14–October 13, 2012
Cinthia Marcelle uses video and photography to document her interventions with the order of everyday life. 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
On the High Line at West 22nd Street
October 25–December 12, 2012
Oscar Muñoz is known for investigating memory and history. Muñoz will present Re/trato, a reflection on the ephemeral nature of identity and the space between remembering and forgetting.

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.

Jennifer West, One Mile Parkour Film, 2012
Along the entire High Line, between Gansevoort and West 30th Streets 
Performance: September 13, 2012, 7am–11pm
Film Screening: October 17, 2012, 6:30pm
Jennifer West will invite the public to alter a one-mile-long celluloid filmstrip adhered to the entire length of the High Line’s pathway for one day. The 35mm film will then be turned into a video, which will be screened on the High Line.

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. High Line Art, which is curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of 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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