Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures

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Please consider a tax-free donation for the next citywide version of Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures through NYFA's Artspire.


Next Timeframe/Locations: Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures developed at Socrates Sculpture Park, is expanding to five parks in each borough of NYC with the support from New York City Parks & Recreation. Among the accepted locations are Central Park in front of the Arsenal Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in collaboration with the Queens Museum of the Arts, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and Joyce Kilmer Park in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The exhibition will be open to the public with no admission fee in 2014.

Media: 100 signs for NYC public sculptures; distance drawn from GPS coordinates between each sculpture and wooden posts at each of five public parks of five boroughs of New York City.

Post size: 99” x 39” x 39” (each of 6 posts)

The public is invited to view the map online at www.wayfindingnyc.com

Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures is a site-specific project at Socrates Sculpture Park that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in New York City and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign at Socrates. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience.


Mapping by: Jan Mun


Special Thanks: Janet Zweig, María Elena González, Arianne Gelardin, Rob Herschenfeld, Steve Antonelli, and Jan Mun