5. Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles in Union Square

Bernar Venet at Union Square Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles by French artist Bernar Venet is located on Broadway and 17th Street, displayed in conjunction with The Armory Show, where Mr. Venet has a major piece of work on display. It’s also a preface to an April exhibition planned at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. The twenty-five foot tall installation is made of nine rusted Cor-ten steel beams, part of Venet’s series Angles “which overall explores the sharp angular aesthetics that he began his career with in the 1970s,” says the Gallery.

The Union Square installation was commissioned by New York City’s Department of Transportation Art Program, in collaboration with the Paul Kasmin Gallery and the Union Square Partnership. As the press description describes, the “structure plays off of the verticality of the surrounding buildings in the Union Square area and is situated at an intersection where high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic all cross at different ‘angles.'”