Hundreds needed to mop Times Square with Polit-Sheer-Form-Office! HIGHLIGHT
3 Nov 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM
42nd - 44th Street Plazas
New York, NY 10036
Buckets, mops, and good feeling provided!
Play your part in Do the Same Good Deed, a 500-person performance conceived by Chinese art collective Polit-Sheer-Form-Office (Song Dong, Hong Hao, Liu Jianhua, Leng Lin, and Xiao Yu.)
Participate in a new socialism for the 21st century…right in the heart of the Capital of Capital. Video of the performance will be included in Polit-Sheer’s exhibition at the Queens Museum, which runs through January 2015.
Organized in partnership with Times Square Arts.
The exhibition is jointly organized by the Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou (China) and the Queens Museum and is curated by Ruijun Shen, curator, Guangdong Times Museum. The public performance in New York City is being organized with Times Square Arts.
The exhibition is supported by the Guangdong Times Museum, Guanghzhou; the Asian Cultural Council; Times Square Arts, the public arts program of the Times Square Alliance; and MABSOCIETY.
Additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
In conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW).
Guangdong Times Museum is funded by Times Property in 2003. During the D-Lab project of 2nd Guangzhou Triennial in 2005, Rem Koolhaas and Alain Fouraux were invited to design a conceptualized permanent building for the Museum, which was completed in September 2010. Guangdong Times Museum is dedicated to the research and presentation of contemporary art and related cultural ideas as well as the promotion of local, public and interdisciplinary artistic practices and cultural production. Through a series of exhibitions, projects and public cultural events, Guangdong Times Museum proactively explores the diverse and multi-dimensional relations between artistic practices, cultural production, the public, and urban public sphere.
Times Square Arts, the public arts program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world’s most iconic urban places. Through the Square’s electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance’s own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district’s unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by ArtPlace America and ArtWorks. Visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org/Arts. Follow us on Twitter @TSqArts and Instagram@TSqArts.
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s
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