One of my favorite Toronto landmarks is somewhat of a secret - to see it you need an international plane ticket. Once you’ve passed security and entered the departure lounge of Toronto Pearson Airport, you’ll find Richard Serra’s grandiose, “Tilted Spheres” (2002-2004). Trust me when I say a healthy dose of jet lag makes its enormous size and trippy echo effect even more surreal. As an added chuckle, I recently came across this photo by Canadian artist, Dean Baldwin, titled “Explaining the Richard Serra at Pearson Airport Using a Red Onion” (2007). Canadian humor is the best.
“Awards are typically between $1,000 and $5,000. Four of the awards will be given to artists from New York. One of the commissions will go to an artist (from anywhere) with a proposal for a socially-engaged project to take place in New York. Three commissions will be given to projects that engage with Tumblr….”
Ugo Rondinone is about to rock NYC once again! Human Nature, an installation of nine bluestone giants in Rockefeller Center, presented by Public Art Fund, opens April 23.
As you probably remember, Rondinone’s Hell, Yes! adorned the facade of New Museum from December 2007 through November 2010.
In 2006, Creative Time presented Rondinone’s white, enameled aluminum sculptures made from casts of Italian olive trees in Battery Park City for Art on the Plaza 6. The works were poetically entitledair gets into everything even nothing and get up girl a sun is running the world.
The banners were hung in Grand Central with care, a sign Nick Cave Soundsuits soon would be there…
Nick Cave’s HEARD•NY, presented by Creative Time & MTA Arts for Transit, on view March 25–31 in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with dancers from The Ailey School activating the Soundsuits at 11am & 2pm daily. #IHEARDNY