Public Art Fund presents Kate Gilmore at Bryant Park
Kate Gilmore: Walk the Walk
Five-Day Performance Piece
Bryant Park, New York City
Monday – Friday, May 10 – 14, 2010
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Public Art Fund announces a striking new performance-based artwork that will come to life over the course of five working days, in the midtown oasis of Bryant Park. Walk the Walk by Kate Gilmore (b. 1975, Washington D.C.) is a dynamic installation activated by a group of women who will walk, shuffle, and stomp on the roof of an eight-foot-high cubic structure. Clothed in simple yellow dresses and beige pumps, Gilmore’s performers transform the workday into a visual spectacle and dissonant symphony. Once inside the structure, visitors will hear the reverberations of the stomping feet overhead. Drawing attention to the vast number of women who work each day in the City, Gilmore’s installation questions notions of work, its limitations and possibilities, and makes us aware of assumptions about appropriate behavior and the limits of self expression. Walk the Walk is Gilmore’s first public project.
Kate Gilmore will give a free artist’s talk on the Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:30 pm.
The Press Preview will take place on the Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park on Monday, May 10 at 10:00 am. The artist will be present for comments. Contact Kellie Honeycutt for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-980-4575.
DIRECTIONS AND LOCATION:
Walk the Walk will be presented Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, from 8:30 am- 6:30 pm on the Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, just inside the west entrance to the Park, on 6th Avenue and 41st Street. Walk the Walk is free to the public.
Subway: B, D, F, or V train to 42nd Street-Bryant Park; 7 train to 5th Avenue-Bryant Park.
ABOUT PUBLIC ART FUND:
Public Art Fund is New York’s leading presenter of artists’ projects, new commissions, installations, and exhibitions in public spaces. Since 1977, the Public Art Fund has worked with over 500 emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time.
Major support provided by The Jamison Williams Foundation through the generosity of Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.
Walk the Walk is a part of the Public Art Fund program In the Public Realm, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Public Art Fund gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris; Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe; and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin.
Public Art Fund is a non-profit art organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This exhibition was made possible with the support of the Bryant Park Corporation.
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Walk the Walk (rendering), 2010
Courtesy of the artist