Statuesque presented by Public Art Fund
Featuring: Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca Warren
June 2 – December 3, 2010
June 2, 5:30-6:30pm
City Hall Park, New York City
Public Art Fund announces a new exhibition entitled Statuesque, which brings together a dynamic group of six international artists—Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Matthew Monahan, and Rebecca Warren—whose work reinvigorates the tradition of figurative sculpture. Featuring ten major works of art, this exhibition marks the New York debut of each work included and is also the first time this international group of artists has been shown together.
Public Art Fund has organized exhibitions at City Hall Park for more than 30 years, but Statuesque demonstrates a new curatorial approach. Emphasizing public access and interaction, the installation features several works installed along the park’s pathways and on lawns that will be opened for visitors to experience works more directly. Statuesque is the first exhibition to be conceived and realized by Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, who joined the organization last September.
VISITING THE EXHIBITION
City Hall Park is located in Lower Manhattan, and is bordered by Broadway, Chambers Street, Centre Street, and Park Row.
Subways: A, C, E to Chambers Street; 4, 5, 6, J, M, Z to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; R, W to City Hall; 2, 3 to Park Place
A free Guide By Cell audio tour is available by calling 646.862.0945.
Download the Statuesque app for iPhone by visiting www.publicartfund.org
Statuesque is free and open to the public.
Major support for Statuesque is provided by Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann.
This installation is made possible through 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.
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 temporary 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 encounter with the art of our time.
Kellie Honeycutt: email@example.com or 212.223.7810
Untitled (Sprawling Octopus Man) (rendering)
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York