Five monumental sculptures on Times Square

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New York, 3 March 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Times Square Alliance is hosting a major public exhibition of international art in the middle of Times Square. The event is hosted in cooperation with the Armory Show and will be showing until 7 March 2011.

The Times Square Show 2011 consists of five world-famous sculptures that engage with reflection and fantasy. There are four outdoor pieces completed by Tom Otterness, Niki de Saint Phalle, Grimanesa Amorós and David Kennedy Cutler as well as one installation by Kyu Seok Oh, in close cooperation with the West Harlem Arts Fund.

This partnership between the Armory Show fair and the Times Square Alliance enables the participating galleries to explore public spaces and reach a more general public.

The five exhibited sculptures are:

Mouse (large), 2007, by New York artist Tom Otterness and exhibited by the Marlborough Gallery. It depicts a gigantic creature made of bronze, looking enquiringly at the spectator.

Star Fountain (Blue), 1999, by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2001), from the Nohra Haime Gallery. The sculpture features a monumental and voluptuous woman, made of ceramic tiles, stones, glass and mirrors. It has been lent by the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.

The Uros House, 2011, by New York artist Grimanesa Amorós and exhibited by the Nina Menocal Gallery. It is a three-meter sculpture made of frosted glass and featuring transparent spheres overlapping in order to recreate the beauty of a foamy sea.

Geologies, Cosmologies, Apologies #1, 2010, by David Kennedy Cutler, from the Derek Eller Gallery. The piece features CDs, Plexiglas and resin and reminds of the construction of ancient monuments caused by geological phenomena.

Counting Sheep, 2011, completed by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh along with the West Harlem Art Fund. This ten-meter long installation features a herd of twenty-four paper sheep. It was hand-made and invites the viewer to relax by counting the sheep.

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