New York City comes alive with outdoor art installations during the summer months, enticing viewers to visit parts of the City they might not otherwise frequent. In June, we showed you 17 outdoor installations worthy of checking out in person, but July has proven to be equally prolific. Here are 20 you shouldn’t miss:
Marcus Garvey Park has been in the news this past year for its efforts toward the restoration of the Harlem Fire Watchtower, which was located at the top of the Acropolis. Inspired by the watchtower, artists Jessica Feldman, Jerome W. Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp created an open-air, steel framed horizontal tower that you can walk through. In the installation, titled Caesura: a forum, an audio component will emit sounds of a bell and voices. The voices are historical: contemporary recordings and live-streaming voices from speeches, rallies and chants.
Caesura: a forum will run until October 31st of this year. The exhibit is co-presented with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA), and the Harlem Arts Festival.