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.
It’s easy to miss how subversive Tom Otterness’s cute bronze figures in the NYC subway really are. They’ve been crying out about wealth inequity since 2001 with direct references to 19th-century political cartoonist Thomas Nast’s imagery. This project is part of the MTA’s Arts for Transit program.
The video is made by NYC-ARTS whose most recent tumblr post is a great video of Bill Brand’s underground zoetropic masterpiece, Masstransiscope, whose installation we supported back in 1980. We posted about it here on Tumblr a few months ago.
“I loved to be able to pitch to such a hardcore New York audience down in the subway. It meant I could pull out some of my blackest humor and I’d have some takers.” - Artist Tom Otterness on ‘Life Underground’ in 14th Street/Eighth Avenue station http://youtu.be/eOJGsh76Bks