20 Years of Action through Art
We create public art projects that are experiential and highlight our shared humanity.
More Art,
More Agency,
More Action
Fred Wilson,
2022-2023
Columbus Park, Brooklyn
The use of ornamental gates and fences serves as a metaphor for security and gated communities, insecurity, the incarceration of Black men, the detainment of immigrants, policing, and William Blake’s concept of “Mind Forg’d Manacles”
Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds
Mary Mattingly
2020-2021
More Art’s public art commission by Mary Mattingly is a multiform project and installation that brings attention to New York City’s intricate drinking water system and the communities who steward upstate watersheds and drinking water sources.
Public Water
Shimon Attie,
2018
Night Watch is a short, silent film by Shimon Attie that brings center stage New York’s refugees and asylum seekers, the city’s newest and most vulnerable inhabitants.
Night Watch
Socially engaged art is the testing ground for building possible futures, models for experiences of collectivism yet to come. This is art’s active role. What part will you play?
Socially engaged art is the testing ground for building possible futures, models for experiences of collectivism yet to come. This is art’s active role. What part will you play?
More Art fosters collaborations between artists and communities to create thought-provoking public art and educational programs that inspire broad discourse regarding social and cultural issues.

Through creative engagement, More Art empowers people to utilize art to connect with others, build awareness, and drive action on topics that affect our lives and communities.

 

Explore More Art’s latest commission: New York 2044 by Noah Fischer

New York 2044 is a speculative social sculpture by artist, writer, and organizer Noah Fischer in the form of an online & print newspaper that proposes the city we want to inhabit in 2044, and how we can get there. The first issue, focused on Housing, features reports from the imaginations of New York’s committed citizens, along with their personal stories in comic form. Click here to explore New York 2044: Issue #1 !

Projects

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Public Art

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. 
Public Art

I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING

Elmhurst Hospital, Central Park, and The Green-Wood Cemetery
Public Art

Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds

Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn
Public Art

Public Water

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Public Art

Ustedes (Them)

Governors Island, NYC.
Public Art

Loro (Them)

Parco Sempione, Milan, Italy
Public Art

Night Watch

East River and Hudson River along the shores of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and New Jersey.
Public Art

Out of Thin Air

City Hall Park, Manhattan
Public Art

NYsferatu: Symphony Of A Century

Public screenings all around NYC.
Public Art

Clean Labor

Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Public Art

MONTH2MONTH

Private residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
Public Art

Borrowed Light

Located next to the Sunset Park Recreational Center 44th St & 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Public Art

9-5

Brookfield Place Pavilion, Lower Manhattan.
Public Art

The Disappearing City

Hudson Guild Gallery and Greenwich House, NYC
Public Art

On The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Public Art

Residents of New York

West 4th Street Subway Station, LaGuardia Place, and throughout the East and West Village.
Public Art

Envision New York 2017

Online/Digital project
Public Art

Moon Guardians

Gansevoort Square, Meatpacking District, NYC.
Public Art

Sunspotting a Walking Forest

Jenny Marketou, 2012 – The Highline, New York.
Public Art

Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection

Krzysztof Wodiczko, 2012 – Union Square, New York, NY
Public Art

When You’re Looking at Me, You’re Looking at Country

Chelsea
Public Art

Lunar Rabbit

Joan Jonas, 2011 - Hudson River Park, New York, NY.
Public Art

El Club de Protesta | The Protest Club

Pablo Helguera, 2011 - The Highline and the Hudson Guild, New York.
Public Art

The Mysterious House of Colors

Justin Berry, 2009 – Chelsea
Public Art

The Wandering Band

Ana Prvacki, 2010 – The Highline, New York, NY.
Public Art

An Album: Hudson Guild

Kimsooja, 2009 – Chelsea
Public Art

AWGTHTGTWTA (Are We Going to Have to Go Through with This Again?)

Tony Oursler, 2008 — Chelsea
Public Art

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
Public Art

Untitled (Inside); Untitled (Outside)

Chelsea, 2007
Public Art

Enemy Kitchen

Hudson Guild Community Center, Chelsea, New York.
Public Art

Collective Portrait

Chelsea
Public Art

Erasers

Chelsea, 2005
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Engaging Artists Projects
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Events

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

by Ayo Ohs, 2024. Queens Museum.
Events

Why Not Public Housing? A Save Section 9 Teach-In

Virtual workshop, April 8, 2024
Events

Everyone Who Lives Here is a New Yorker

Events

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. 
Events

A Mobile Home

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

Rituals of Social Transformation

Engaging Artists Fellows, 2024 - HeadHi, Brooklyn, NY.
Events

I cannot not grieve: CRY SCREAM SHOUT SING

Elmhurst Hospital, Central Park, and The Green-Wood Cemetery
Events

Beyond Memorial

East Harlem and Brownsville
Events

Gates, Borders, Barriers: Jonathan González

2023 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
Events

Of Manacles and Monuments

Center for Brooklyn History, 2023.
Events

Gates, Borders, Barriers: Engaging Artists Fellows

2023 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
Events

Networks of Collective Care

Recess, Brooklyn.
Events

Untitled (Comedy Show)

Pablo Helguera, 2023.
Events

The Red String

Bowne Playground in Flushing, Queens, and Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan.
Events

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.
Events

Gates, Borders, Barriers: Resistance Revival Chorus and Pennants & Poets

2022 - Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY.
Events

Mind Forged Manacles / Manacle Forged Minds

Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn
Events

Futures, Narratives, and Networks

2020 - 2021 Engaging Artists Fellows - Queens Museum
Events

Beam Ensemble

Crotona Park, Bronx
Events

Public Water

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Events

Ustedes (Them)

Governors Island, NYC.
Events

Trans Boxing

New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Cincinnati, and New Orleans
Events

Waiting for the session to begin

Coney Island Beach Boardwalk/Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn NY.
Events

Loro (Them)

Parco Sempione, Milan, Italy
Events

Night Watch

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

Out of Thin Air

City Hall Park, Manhattan
Events

Building Stories

Flux Factory, Long Island City
Events

Hello, it’s me

Hudson Guild Gallery.
Events

Almost Home / Casi Llegando a Casa

Bridget Bartolini and Priscilla Stadler, with Milton X. Trujillo
Events

NYsferatu: Symphony Of A Century

Public screenings all around NYC.
Events

Clean Labor

Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Events

Funeral Portrait Service (Young Jeong Sajin)

Multiple locations in Lower Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, and Ridgefield, NJ
Events

Engaging Artists at the Queens Museum

Queens Museum
Events

MONTH2MONTH

Private residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
Events

Borrowed Light

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

9-5

Brookfield Place Pavilion, Lower Manhattan.
Events

REMAP

Jefferson Market Library
Events

The Disappearing City

Hudson Guild Gallery and Greenwich House, NYC
Events

On The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Events

Residents of New York

West 4th Street Subway Station, LaGuardia Place, and throughout the East and West Village.
Events

Envision New York 2017

Online/Digital project
Events

Moon Guardians

Gansevoort Square, Meatpacking District, NYC.
Events

Sunspotting a Walking Forest

Jenny Marketou, 2012 – The Highline, New York.
Events

Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection

Krzysztof Wodiczko, 2012 – Union Square, New York, NY
Events

When You’re Looking at Me, You’re Looking at Country

Chelsea
Events

Lunar Rabbit

Joan Jonas, 2011 - Hudson River Park, New York, NY.
Events

El Club de Protesta | The Protest Club

Pablo Helguera, 2011 - The Highline and the Hudson Guild, New York.
Events

The Mysterious House of Colors

Justin Berry, 2009 – Chelsea
Events

The Wandering Band

Ana Prvacki, 2010 – The Highline, New York, NY.
Events

An Album: Hudson Guild

Kimsooja, 2009 – Chelsea
Events

AWGTHTGTWTA (Are We Going to Have to Go Through with This Again?)

Tony Oursler, 2008 — Chelsea
Events

Sleeping Monster Produced by Reason

Nicola Verlato, 2008 – Chelsea
Events

Neighborhood

Anthony Goicolea, 2008 – Chelsea
Events

Soundless Pounding of Accelerating Dreams

A photography project engaging teens from Clinton Middle School.
Events

Bodhi Obfuscatus (Allegiance)

Chelsea
Events

Untitled (Inside); Untitled (Outside)

Chelsea, 2007
Events

Enemy Kitchen

Hudson Guild Community Center, Chelsea, New York.
Events

Collective Portrait

Chelsea
Events

Erasers

Chelsea, 2005
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