Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures

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Socrates Sculpture Park

September 9, 2012 - March 31, 2013

Media: 100 signs for NYC public sculptures; distance drawn from GPS coordinates between each sculpture and wooden posts at Socrates Sculpture Park.

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

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

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.

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


Mapping by: Jan Mun

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