4. S, Nancy Hwang (2002)

Video by Nancy Hwang via YouTube 

Hair salons are typically a personal and private activity, yet artist Nancy Hwang often adapts such activities in her pieces by bringing them into a public atmosphere.

Her 2002 piece, S, located in Petrosino Square in Lower Manhattan, brought a hair salon to the public park where Hwang washed hair in an attempt to break down the barriers between the personal and professional aspects of our daily lives.

The installation was available from August 27 to September 21, 2002 and was set up between a circle of potted palm trees to giving the feeling of a true salon.