Ziggy at Flatiron Plaza. Photo by Jessica Nash, courtesy of Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership
It’s our annual holiday-themed guide to New York City’s newest and upcoming public art installations! This December, there’s an exciting revival coming to the Bronx Zoo, the return of beloved favorites like the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, and also new non-holiday themed art works in New York City to discover.
1. Ziggy at Flatiron
The annual holiday art installation at Flatiron Plaza is up, anchoring 23 Days of Cheer. Ziggy, a work designed by Hou de Sousa, a New York-based design architecture, art, and design studio is an illuminated, interactive structure made of painted rebar and 27,000 feet of iridescent cord. The pieces for the Flatiron’s holiday installation always engage not only with people but with the architectural surroundings, and Ziggy is no exception as a visually compelling counterpoint to the buildings around with arches to walk through and seating within.
The annual holiday art installation is selected through an closed-call competition run by Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Van Alen Institute and NYC DOT Art. Ziggy is located on the Flatiron North Public Plaza at the intersection of 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue and will be up until January 1, 2020.