Public Art

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Dive into More Art's public art and socially engaged projects below. Listed chronologically, starting with the most recent.

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Everyone Who Lives Here is a New Yorker
By Coco Fusco
Video activations focusing on the critical situation of recently arrived migrants in New York City
New York 2044
By Noah Fischer
A newspaper from 20 years in the future, as envisioned by residents of NYC.
A Mobile Home
By Xenoduo
A mobile installation resembling an emergency shelter tent, serving as both a public sculpture and an immersive performance stage.
I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING
By Freya Powell
A performance that explores the voice as a medium to recognize ambiguous loss.
Beyond Memorial
By Immanuel Oni
An art, design and healing justice response to the invisible scars left in community spaces after gun violence and loss.
The Red String
By Lily & Honglei
An Augmented Reality (AR) art installation designed for multiple public parks in Asian American neighborhoods.
Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds
By Fred Wilson
A monumental sculpture serving as a metaphor for both structural and psychological barriers to freedom.
Beam Ensemble
By Sean Desiree
An outdoor orchestra intended to give orchestral music back to the people by providing a resource for composition.
Public Water
By Mary Mattingly
Public Water brings attention to New York City’s intricate drinking water system and the communities who steward upstate watersheds and drinking water sources.
Ustedes (Them)
By Krzysztof Wodiczko
Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko co-opted drone technology, often employed by governments for border surveillance operations, as a medium to broadcast the voices and perspectives of immigrants and refugees.
Trans Boxing
By Nolan Hanson
An ongoing co-authored art project in the form of a boxing club that centers the participation of trans and gender variant people.
Waiting for the session to begin
By Bryan Rodriguez Cambana
A public sculpture and sound installation by Bryan Rodriguez Cambana at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Loro (Them)
By Krzysztof Wodiczko
A technology performance project exploring the complexities of life as a refugee on a continent that is increasingly hostile towards foreign newcomers.
Night Watch
By Shimon Attie
A silent film centering New York's refugees and asylum seekers, projected atop a barge that traversed the East & Hudson Rivers.
Out of Thin Air
By Sari Carel
A sound installation that invited New Yorkers to think about breathing in all its intimacy and enormity.
Building Stories
By Multiple Artists - Building Stories
Building Stories is an exhibition of works by More Art’s 2016 Engaging Artists Fellowship focused on housing justice.
Hello, it’s me
By Hidemi Takagi
Collaborative multimedia project highlighting the stories of senior residents of the city.
Almost Home / Casi Llegando a Casa
By Bridget Bartolini & Priscila Stadler
A series highlighting the struggles and victories of community organizing against gentrification and displacement.
NYsferatu: Symphony Of A Century
By Andrea Mastrovito
A hand-drawn retelling of W.F. Murnau's Nosferatu, adapted to address immigrant rights in today’s world.
Clean Labor
By Brendan Fernandes
A dance performance that made visible what is too often overlooked — the work of hospitality workers and cleaning professionals whose contributions ensure that our homes, offices, schools, hotels, and public spaces are safe, clean, and livable.
Funeral Portrait Service (Young Jeong Sajin)
By Soi Park
Soi Park addresses the South Korean cultural practice of preparing memorial portraits of the elderly while the individual is still alive.
Engaging Artists at the Queens Museum
By Multiple Artists - Engaging Artists at Queens Museum
An exhibition featuring the work of first generation and foreign born artists who participated in the Engaging Artists program.
MONTH2MONTH
By Jennifer Dalton & William Powhida
A month-long platform addressing how class and wealth affect people’s ability to live in New York City.
Borrowed Light
By Sari Carel
An architectural environment and sound piece created in collaboration with Sunset Park’s stewards.
9-5
By Ernesto Pujol
A performance traversing themes of corporate labor, silence, and empathy.
REMAP
By Anna Adler, Corinne Cappelletti, & Julia Rooney
A collaborative project involving meditation, recipe sharing, and map-making with current & formerly unhoused community groups.
The Disappearing City
By Amy Wilson
Artist Amy Wilson led a series of workshops with a group of senior citizens from Hudson Guild Adult Programs and Greenwich House.
On The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide
By Dread Scott
A one-time performance engaging with the legacy of racism in the United States, pointing to the continuing struggles faced by minorities across the nation.
Residents of New York
By Andres Serrano
Over several months, Andres Serrano engaged with homeless individuals in New York City, to create a series of large-scale photographic portraits called Residents of New York, a site-specific public art project that took a look at the many faces of homelessness and poverty in New York City.
Envision New York 2017
By Multiple Artists - Envision NY
A web-based project prompting New York City artists to share their vision of the city’s future.
Moon Guardians
By Ofri Cnaani
A series of site-specific video projections around Gansevoort Square in the heart of the Meatpacking district.
Sunspotting a Walking Forest
By Jenny Marketou
An interdisciplinary project aimed to connect fashion, language, communication, and performance.
Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection
By Krzysztof Wodiczko
An exploration of the traumatic consequences of war through digital intervention in public space.
When You’re Looking at Me, You’re Looking at Country
By Xaviera Simmons
Photographic portraits of community members of the Fulton and Elliott houses, Chelsea.
Lunar Rabbit
By Joan Jonas
For this project, students from the Clinton School for Writers and Artists worked with Jonas to explore the myth of a selfless rabbit who is rewarded by having his image eternally imprinted on the moon. Jonas previously studied a version of the myth in Japan, and created a book of images and photographs during her stay there.
El Club de Protesta | The Protest Club
By Pablo Helguera
Workshops and performances focusing on the repurposing of the protest song, focusing on the Latin and North American traditions and current issues surrounding immigration.
The Mysterious House of Colors
By Justin Berry
A youth engagement project that prompted students to create a compelling multimedia art exhibition.
The Wandering Band
By Ana Prvacki
A free performance of vocalists and musicians armed with portable wind, string, and brass instruments.
An Album: Hudson Guild
By Kimsooja
A portraiture project capturing senior citizens from the Hudson Guild Senior Center in Chelsea, New York City.
AWGTHTGTWTA (Are We Going to Have to Go Through with This Again?)
By Tony Oursler
Inspired by the gaming habits of kids, Oursler worked with teens to make a video projection for the Fulton Houses playground.
Sleeping Monster Produced by Reason
By Nicola Verlato
A public art sculpture featuring a hybrid of heroes, created via a community poll of Chelsea residents. An experiment in art and democracy.
Neighborhood
By Anthony Goicolea
Families living in Chelsea were documented in the tradition of black and white portraiture from the early 20th Century.
Soundless Pounding of Accelerating Dreams
By Slater Bradley
A collaborative photography project engaging teens from Clinton Middle School.
Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance)
By Michael Joo
A multimedia installation featuring a video helmet that captured close-up portraits of New York teenagers' faces as they told stories of their lives.
Untitled (Inside); Untitled (Outside)
By Jay Davis
An assemblage project reflecting on space and memory, created in collaboration with teens from Chelsea’s Clinton Middle School.
Enemy Kitchen
By Michael Rakowitz
A social sculpture project centering on food and war, fostering understanding across cultures.
Collective Portrait
By Gary Simmons
A collaborative self-portrait project with students from the Clinton Middle School.
Erasers
By Anna Gaskell
A film project focused on the art of storytelling. A collaboration with students from the Clinton Middle School.

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Everyone Who Lives Here is a New Yorker

Public Art

New York 2044

A speculative social sculpture in the form of an online and print newspaper that proposes the city we want to inhabit in 2044, and how to get there. 
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I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING

Elmhurst Hospital, Central Park, and The Green-Wood Cemetery
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Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds

Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn
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Public Water

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Ustedes (Them)

Governors Island, NYC.
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Loro (Them)

Parco Sempione, Milan, Italy
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Night Watch

East River and Hudson River along the shores of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and New Jersey.
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Out of Thin Air

City Hall Park, Manhattan
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NYsferatu: Symphony Of A Century

Public screenings all around NYC.
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Clean Labor

Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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MONTH2MONTH

Private residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
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Borrowed Light

Located next to the Sunset Park Recreational Center 44th St & 7th Ave, Brooklyn
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9-5

Brookfield Place Pavilion, Lower Manhattan.
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The Disappearing City

Hudson Guild Gallery and Greenwich House, NYC
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On The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, DUMBO, Brooklyn.
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Residents of New York

West 4th Street Subway Station, LaGuardia Place, and throughout the East and West Village.
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Envision New York 2017

Online/Digital project
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Moon Guardians

Gansevoort Square, Meatpacking District, NYC.
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Sunspotting a Walking Forest

Jenny Marketou, 2012 – The Highline, New York.
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Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection

Krzysztof Wodiczko, 2012 – Union Square, New York, NY
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When You’re Looking at Me, You’re Looking at Country

Chelsea
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Lunar Rabbit

Joan Jonas, 2011 - Hudson River Park, New York, NY.
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El Club de Protesta | The Protest Club

Pablo Helguera, 2011 - The Highline and the Hudson Guild, New York.
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The Mysterious House of Colors

Justin Berry, 2009 – Chelsea
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The Wandering Band

Ana Prvacki, 2010 – The Highline, New York, NY.
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An Album: Hudson Guild

Kimsooja, 2009 – Chelsea
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AWGTHTGTWTA (Are We Going to Have to Go Through with This Again?)

Tony Oursler, 2008 — Chelsea
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Sleeping Monster Produced by Reason

Nicola Verlato, 2008 – Chelsea
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Neighborhood

Anthony Goicolea, 2008 – Chelsea
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Soundless Pounding of Accelerating Dreams

A photography project engaging teens from Clinton Middle School.
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Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance)

Chelsea
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Untitled (Inside); Untitled (Outside)

Chelsea, 2007
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Enemy Kitchen

Hudson Guild Community Center, Chelsea, New York.
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Collective Portrait

Chelsea
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Erasers

Chelsea, 2005
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The Silent Unseen Audio Tour: An Embodied Introduction to Asian American History

by Ayo Ohs, 2024. Queens Museum.
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Why Not Public Housing? A Save Section 9 Teach-In

Virtual workshop, April 8, 2024
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Everyone Who Lives Here is a New Yorker

Public Art

New York 2044

A speculative social sculpture in the form of an online and print newspaper that proposes the city we want to inhabit in 2044, and how to get there. 
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A Mobile Home

A mobile installation resembling an emergency shelter tent, serving as both a public sculpture and an immersive performance stage.
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Rituals of Social Transformation

Engaging Artists Fellows, 2024 - HeadHi, Brooklyn, NY.
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I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING

Elmhurst Hospital, Central Park, and The Green-Wood Cemetery
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Beyond Memorial

East Harlem and Brownsville
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Gates, Borders, Barriers: Jonathan González

2023 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
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Of Manacles and Monuments

Center for Brooklyn History, 2023.
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Gates, Borders, Barriers: Engaging Artists Fellows

2023 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
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Networks of Collective Care

Recess, Brooklyn.
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Untitled (Comedy Show)

Pablo Helguera, 2023.
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The Red String

Bowne Playground in Flushing, Queens, and Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan.
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Gates, Borders, Barriers: george emilio sanchez & Patti Ortiz

2022 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
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Gates, Borders, Barriers: Julian Louis Phillips

2022 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
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Gates, Borders, Barriers: Resistance Revival Chorus and Pennants & Poets

2022 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
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Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds

Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn
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Futures, Narratives, and Networks

2020 - 2021 Engaging Artists Fellows - Queens Museum
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Beam Ensemble

Crotona Park, Bronx
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Public Water

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Ustedes (Them)

Governors Island, NYC.
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Trans Boxing

New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Cincinnati, and New Orleans
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Waiting for the session to begin

Coney Island Beach Boardwalk/Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn NY.
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Loro (Them)

Parco Sempione, Milan, Italy
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Night Watch

East River and Hudson River along the shores of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and New Jersey.
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Out of Thin Air

City Hall Park, Manhattan
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Building Stories

Flux Factory, Long Island City
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Hello, it’s me

Hudson Guild Gallery.
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Almost Home / Casi Llegando a Casa

Bridget Bartolini and Priscilla Stadler, with Milton X. Trujillo
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NYsferatu: Symphony Of A Century

Public screenings all around NYC.
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Clean Labor

Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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Funeral Portrait Service (Young Jeong Sajin)

Multiple locations in Lower Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, and Ridgefield, NJ
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Engaging Artists at the Queens Museum

Queens Museum
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MONTH2MONTH

Private residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
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Borrowed Light

Located next to the Sunset Park Recreational Center 44th St & 7th Ave, Brooklyn
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9-5

Brookfield Place Pavilion, Lower Manhattan.
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REMAP

Jefferson Market Library
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The Disappearing City

Hudson Guild Gallery and Greenwich House, NYC
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On The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, DUMBO, Brooklyn.
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Residents of New York

West 4th Street Subway Station, LaGuardia Place, and throughout the East and West Village.
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Envision New York 2017

Online/Digital project
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Moon Guardians

Gansevoort Square, Meatpacking District, NYC.
Public Art

Sunspotting a Walking Forest

Jenny Marketou, 2012 – The Highline, New York.
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Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection

Krzysztof Wodiczko, 2012 – Union Square, New York, NY
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When You’re Looking at Me, You’re Looking at Country

Chelsea
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Lunar Rabbit

Joan Jonas, 2011 - Hudson River Park, New York, NY.
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El Club de Protesta | The Protest Club

Pablo Helguera, 2011 - The Highline and the Hudson Guild, New York.
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The Mysterious House of Colors

Justin Berry, 2009 – Chelsea
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The Wandering Band

Ana Prvacki, 2010 – The Highline, New York, NY.
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An Album: Hudson Guild

Kimsooja, 2009 – Chelsea
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AWGTHTGTWTA (Are We Going to Have to Go Through with This Again?)

Tony Oursler, 2008 — Chelsea
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Sleeping Monster Produced by Reason

Nicola Verlato, 2008 – Chelsea
Public Art

Neighborhood

Anthony Goicolea, 2008 – Chelsea
Public Art

Soundless Pounding of Accelerating Dreams

A photography project engaging teens from Clinton Middle School.
Public Art

Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance)

Chelsea
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Untitled (Inside); Untitled (Outside)

Chelsea, 2007
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Enemy Kitchen

Hudson Guild Community Center, Chelsea, New York.
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Collective Portrait

Chelsea
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Erasers

Chelsea, 2005
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