Photo by Tim Williams, courtesy of Pliskin Architecture
Summer 2018 is in full swing and this may be the most comprehensive month of outdoor art installations launching we’ve seen in New York City ever. So much so, you’d need to visit more than one a day to catch them all! This month, art installations will take you all over the five boroughs and to many of the city’s islands. The works will entice all of your senses, with numerous sound installations and events that combine food, visual art, and sound. Discover them starting here!
1. Artifact Walk in New Domino Park
Photo by Daniel Levin, courtesy of Domino Park.
Domino Park will open on June 10th to the public and one of the highlights is the Artifact Walk, which features over 30 large-scale, hand-picked pieces of salvaged factory machinery from the Domino factory complex that are now placed along the waterfront. The walk “acts as a threshold and entrance. It’s a gesture to get people to inquire about the history of the place,” says landscape architect Lisa Switkin of James Corner Field Operations.
Starting from the south side of the park, a bucket conveyer will greet visitors, followed by four blue syrup tanks with a rusting patina, then a series of screw convertors which shown abstractly look like a public art installation, mooring bollards and finally two teal cranes which rise above the elevated catwalk.
On opening day, you can take a tour of the new Domino Park for free, led by Untapped Cities in partnership with Two Trees from 12 – 4 PM. The tour will run every hour from 12:30 PM on. There are no advance reservations but you can join the tour if spots are available in person! See photos of the construction of Domino Park here.