Drifting in Daylight, New Eight-Part Art Installation in Central Park

Drifting in Daylight, New Eight-Part Art Installation in Central Park

Don’t get me wrong; I love taking trips to the city’s museums. I mean, what better way to take in an all-encompassing gander at some of history’s most-impressive masterpieces. But, there are plenty of places to see thought-provoking works throughout the city, from hotel and office building lobbies to outdoor spaces, including NYC’s world-famous Central Park.

Through June 20, Central Park-goers can check out Drifting in Daylight—an installation peppered throughout the northern section of the park and comprised of eight site-specific works, including S.S. Hangover, Ragnar Kjartansson’s replica of a 1930’s Icelandic fishing boat at Harlem Meer; And All Directions I Come to You, Lauri Stallings’ and glo’s performance piece in the North Woods; Here and Now/Glacier, Shard, Rock, Karyn Olivier’s sculptural sign on view south of the Harlem Meer pathway; Sunset (Central Park), Spencer Finch’s edible art—soft-serve sunset colored ice cream—available at Fifth Ave. & 106th St.; Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s interdisciplinary piece combining hip-hop dancers, musicians and spoken word poetry at Great Hill; Cartas al Cielo, Alicia Framis’ participatory sculpture on view at the E. 102nd St. Landscape; David Levine’s Private Moment, a theatrical piece performed in multiple locations throughout the park; and Nina Katchadourian’s The Lamppost Weavers, a set of hand-woven bird nests on view along West Drive. 

You can pick up a free map to the installations at the park’s Dana Discovery Center (enter at 110th Street and Fifth Avenue). For more on the exhibition, click here.

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