Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation

Josiah McElhiney
Prismatic Park

Josiah McElhiney, Prismatic Park, Madison Square Park, June 14 – October 8, 2017

Josiah McElhiney, Prismatic Park, Madison Square Park, June 14 – October 8, 2017

A site specific interactive installation by Josiah McElhiney, commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy.  The piece consists of four elements: three structures made of prismatic glass which serve as platforms for interaction with dancers, musicians, and poets, and the collaborators.  Three art non-profit organizations- Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House, will curate new and exciting works.  Look out for a free weekly poster available in the Park. When not occupied by resident artists, the public can access the exhibition as a platform for their own creativity.

According to McElhiney, “The piece asks the question of whether or not art can increase a kind of democratic engagement of human beings within a city environment.”

More information:

https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/mad-sq-art/mad-sq-art-josiah-mcelheny

Press:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/arts/dance/creating-dance-in-the-park-you-cant-hide-behind-a-tree.html?_r=1

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/josiah-mcelheny-talks-about-his-new-public-art-project-in-madison-square-park-062017

 

Josiah McElheny, Prismatic Park, 2017. Wood, steel, and prismatic glass, 9.5 x 31 x .33 feet (wall); 32 feet diameter (floor); 14 x 11 x 9 feet (pavilion). Collection of the artist. © Josiah McElheny 

 Raushaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner performing in  Prismatic Park                  Photo courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy

Raushaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner performing in Prismatic Park

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy