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Open My Glade Project Image

Midnight Moment: Open My Glade (Flatten)
Pipilotti Rist
January 1 - 31 | 11:57pm - midnight
Times Square's Electronic Billboards
42nd-49th Sts, btwn Broadway & 7th Ave

Pioneering video artist Pipilotti Rist re-confronts the screens of Times Square in a new multichannel edition of a work originally commissioned by the Public Art Fund in 2000. Originally appearing on a single screen in Times Square, Rist now surrounds the plazas on multiple screens in vivid color, flattening her face against glass as if to break through the screens and into Times Square. Her features humorously distorted, her makeup smeared, Rist transgresses expectations for women in media while also questioning the invisible boundaries placed on women and their history, experiences, pains and wishes in ways that resonate just as much in 2017 as they did in 2000.

What to watch for: Rist making faces while pressing her face and hands against the screens of Times Square.


XXX Project Image

Juergen Mayer H./J.MAYER.H and Partners
Currently open
Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Sts

XXX brings us the future of public-space seating at the Crossroads of the World. Referencing the 'X' of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square's seedy past or the love sent at the end of a text or postcard, artist and architext Juergen Mayer H. has created a way to lean back for a refreshing perspective on Times Square.

What to watch for: Three X-shaped, almost horizontal outdoor loungers that can fit up to four people.