Madison Square Park Announces New Installation
Monday December 3, 2012
Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art has announced their new spring/summer art installation. This commission titled Red, Yellow and Blue will mark NYC-based artist Orly Genger’s Madison Square Park debut.
Orly Genger is known for her use of massive amounts of painted nautical rope. This will transform the park into a magical environment filled with colorful chambers. Genger states:
“For Madison Square Park I wanted to create a work that would impress in scale but still engage rather than intimidate. In context to my other installations, the rope used for Big Boss (2010) at MASS MoCA will comprise only 10% of the rope used for the project at Madison Square Park, allowing me to work at an unprecedented scale. The tradition of knitting carries the sharing of stories and the installation draws on that idea. The repurposed rope brings with it the stories of different locations and by knotting it, a space is created for the words and thoughts of viewers in New York City to complete the work, creating a silent dialogue that waves along.”
The title Red, Yellow and Blue is a reference to Barnett Newman’s legendary series of minimalist abstract expressionist paintings from the 1960s. Genger was born in 1979 and attended Brown University. We have no doubt this piece will follow in the awesome tradition of groundbreaking art in Madison Square Park set by works such as Buckyball and Pet Sounds.
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