July 26, 2012
NoMad is a Hotbed for Public Art in New York
Madison Square Park has become a hotbed of public art in New York. Last year’s Jaume Plensa “Echo” brought many visitors to the NoMad District and even more are sure to come soon. Currently, the park has a really interesting new work. California artist Charles Long recently installed a new exhibition called “Pet Sounds” in Madison Square Park. According to the NY Times, “pipe railings encircle and divide the lawn, occasionally swelling into amorphous blobs with just enough figurative character to charge the benches and picnic tables they occupy with happy, extraterrestrial energy.”
We can probably expect even more interesting public art in New York as the Madison Square Park Conservancy has named a new permanent curator position following a $2 million endowment. They have promoted Adam D. Glick (previously of the New Museum) from an Associate Curator position to the new Martin Friedman Curator position. We’re sure Mr. Glick will get right to work, so be on the lookout for more cool public art in New York.