April 18, 2012 - High Line Art - 2012 Spring Program
April 18, 2012

2012 Spring Program

Tomoaki Suzuki, “Carson,” 2012. Bronze, 22 x 7 x 4 inches.*

High Line Art 2012 Spring Program

April 19, 2012–April, 2013: Lilliput
April 19, 2012–April, 2013: Uri Aran
May, 2012–May, 2013: Thomas Houseago

April 22: Alison Knowles, Make a Salad
May 17: Channa Horwitz, Poem/Opera,
The Divided Person

May 24: Simone Forti, Huddle

April 5–May 7: David Shrigley,
How are you feeling?

April 11–May 15: Sturtevant,
Warhol Empire State


High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line, is pleased to announce the 2012 Spring Art Program. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. As High Line Art enters its third year, the program has added a series of new installations, commissions, and performances, including High Line Art’s first-ever group exhibition.

HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS is a series of innovative and temporary site-specific installations, on view until Spring 2013. Opening on April 19 is the High Line’s first ever group exhibition, entitled Lilliput. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the exhibit brings together sculptures of diminutive scale, scattered in unexpected places along the High Line. The exhibition features the work of Oliver Laric, Alessandro Pessoli, Tomoaki Suzuki, Francis Upritchard, Erika Verzutti, and Allyson Vieira. Also presented as part of Spring HIGH LINE COMMISSIONS is Untitled (Good & Bad), a sound installation by Uri Aran that will turn a section of the park into an imaginary jungle. In May, Thomas Houseago‘s sculpture Lying Figure will be on view on the High Line under The Standard, New York.

HIGH LINE PERFORMANCES is a new series of performances on and around the High Line, which transforms the park into an open-air theater. In the spring of 2012, High Line Art will present performances by three influential women artists: on Earth Day, April 22, Alison Knowles will restage her iconic Fluxus event score Make a Salad; on May 17, Channa Horwitz will perform Poem/Opera the Divided Person; and on May 24, Simone Forti will reenact her experimental dance Huddle.

HIGH LINE BILLBOARD is a series of art installations presented on a 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. This format provides an extraordinary opportunity for art to generate conversations with a wide audience on and around the High Line. The series began with The First $100,000 I Ever Made by John Baldessari in December 2011 followed by Anne Collier‘s Developing Tray #2 in February 2012. On view through May 7 is David Shrigley‘s How are you feeling?, a humorous commentary on human fears and paranoia.

HIGH LINE CHANNEL is an outdoor video program that screens art films and videos, historic works, new productions, and curated series, daily from dusk to 10:00 PM in a small open-air cinema. The selected videos are projected on a building to the east of the High Line at West 22nd Street, where they are visible from the park’s Seating Steps, as well as the sidewalk on West 22nd Street. The program began with Gordon Matta-Clark‘s City Slivers, followed by Selected Recent Works by Jennifer West. From March 5 through April 10, artist Lisa Oppenheim and curator Mike Sperlinger presented a film program entitled Eyeballing. On view through May 15 is Sturtevant‘s Warhol Empire State, an homage to Andy Warhol’s Empire.

About High Line Art
High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects that take place on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art has been showcasing a wide array of artworks including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs and a series of billboard interventions. High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the neighborhood and urban landscape. High Line Art is curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr Curator and Director.

For more information, please visit www.thehighline.org/art.

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