[Virtual tour] Battery Park City is probably the one neighborhood in NYC with the most ambitious and successful program for pubic art. From the very beginning, leading artists like Mary Miss and Martin Puryear were commissioned to create permanent works for the waterfront; leading artists like Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, Tony Cragg and Tom Otterness added remarkable works, as well as of course Brian Tolle’s Irish Hunger Memorial! But there are remarkable temporary art commissions with the goal “to create and promote public art that transforms public space encourages social cohesion, and promotes awareness about cultural and civic challenges” – public art that pulls us in, engages us and inspires reflections about current issues. With art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo we’ll have a closer look at bot the permanent and temporary art commissions, including discussions!
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