Funded: Claudia Wieser
The Public Art Fund unveils Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser's public art debut. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman antiquities and mirror polished stainless steel, 'Rehearsal' will create an immersive experience for park goers to explore.
The cluster of sculptures will be located at the iconic terminus of Washington Street, where the Manhattan Bridge frames the Empire State Building. Juxtaposed with the surrounding architecture and natural landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park, 'Rehearsal' highlights the dynamism of the city and its people. The installation can be seen as both a meeting place and a theatrical set that hearkens back to ancient Roman forums—public spaces where people could assemble, interact, and exchange ideas. Inviting park goers into the installation to explore the painted, photographic, and mirrored details of Wieser's works, 'Rehearsal' will offer a moment of pause and reflection, and also allow the public to become actors in their own urban narrative.
The exhibition is supported by the ifa exhibition funding.