11. Word on the Street in Times Square
Times Square Arts and House of Trees have joined together to bring political and poetic signage to the streets of New York in the current installation, Word on the Street. The signage, which is displayed on street pole banners and trash receptacles, is produced by female international artists in collaboration with female refugee fabricators based in Texas. The installation showcases quotes as part of an “ongoing Public Art Protest Initiative” celebrating free speech, encouraging social action and emphasizing the “requirements of citizenry.” Notable artists and writers participating in the project, include Anne Carson, Amy Khoshbin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Wangechi Mutu.
Word on the Street, part of Times Square Arts, will be on view to February, 2018.