39. The Shed at Hudson Yards
The Shed at Hudson Yards, which opened to the public on April 5, 2019, is a new indoor/outdoor center for the arts. Its groundbreaking structure was designed by Diller, Scofio + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect and will adapt and transform to accommodate all disciplines and all audiences.
The Shed’s June programming will feature the art exhibition COLLISION/COALITION which includes three new commissions that wary in medium and approach, but all explore the role of art in the interaction of opposing social, cultural, and political forces. This month will also see the premier of a new kung-fu musical, Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, co-conceived by Chen Shi-Zheng and Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, with songs by Sia and choreography by Akram Khan. The play follows the conflict between a twin brother and sister fighting for control of a secret sect in Flushing, Queens, that possesses the magical power to extend human life.
The only permanent installation at The Shed is In Front of Itself by Lawrence Wiener. Weiner’s piece is a site-specific installation embedded in The Shed’s plaza. The Shed is the latest structure to open at Hudson Yards, following the official grand opening of the new neighborhood on the far West Side of Manhattan, along with the opening of the Vessel.