With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 at 9:33 am by
Photo: Parks Department

Photo: Parks Department

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit.

The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York Public Library branch on East Broadway later this summer. It’ll hold court from June 2017 to June 2018.

Constellation is an architectural sculpture, performance, and panel series that will activate the underused plaza in Seward Park as a transformative community public space. The site-specific sculptural pavilion will be composed of interlocked wooden modules that will be re-arranged and transformed seasonally in three different configurations over the course of the exhibition.

Implementation of the “Constellation” sculpture goes before the Arts committee of Community Board 3 tonight for approval.

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