12. Artist Mazeredo Brings Dialogue to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
“Dialogue” by Mazeredo. Photo via NYC Parks
This site-specific installation titled “Dialogue” created by the Brazilian artist Mazeredo consists of four sculptures meant to unite a diverse population in discourse, with a view toward peaceful resolution of conflicts. They are meant to be viewed from left to right, and are titled Communication, Dialogue, Babel and Butterfly. While the colors look like they were created for the holiday season, they actually are made to represent different cultures, views, and values. They symbolize the heated debates on social issues and politics between countries at the neighboring United Nations Headquarters. The artist said that she is “honored to bring these pieces to the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, where people regularly assemble to make their voices heard.” The installation is presented by Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and NYC Parks.
“Dialogue” will be on view through May 1, 2016 at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza located at East 42nd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.