Beginning on March 26, 2010, New York City's celebrated skyline will play host to Antony Gormley's Event Horizon, a landmark public art installation presented by Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art.
On the occasion of Event Horizon, thirty-one life-size sculptures of the artist will inhabit the pathways and sidewalks of historic Madison Square Park, as well as the rooftops of architectural treasures of New York's vibrant Flatiron District and environs.
New York City landmarks to participate in the installation include the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, the New York Life Building, among others.
Adapted for the awe-inspiring skyline of New York from its London premiere commissioned by the Hayward Gallery in 2007, Event Horizon will introduce the American public to one of Britain's most celebrated artists in dramatic fashion.
Four of Gormley's figures cast in iron will be placed at ground level tangibly interacting with the course of daily life adjacent to Madison Square Park, the center of the district-wide installation. Ground-level locations include: Flatiron Triangle, Madison Square Park, 26th and Fifth Avenue, and Madison Avenue and 24th. An additional twenty-seven works will be placed as high as 57 stories, encouraging viewers to look up and around the installation neighborhood at the heart of New York City.
Locations to host Event Horizon sculptures at elevated heights include: 1 Madison Avenue, 11 Madison Avenue, 41 Madison Avenue, 51 Madison Avenue, 60 Madison Avenue, 15 Madison Square, 1133 Broadway, 225 Fifth Avenue, 204 Fifth Avenue, the Flatiron Building, 304 Park Avenue, 230 Fifth Avenue, 162 Fifth Avenue, 184 Fifth Avenue, 220 East 23rd Street, 928 Broadway, 921 Broadway, 853 Broadway (Union Sq), 245 Fifth Avenue, 11 East 29th Street and the Empire State Building.
For more information on Event Horizon or to contribute to a citywide dialogue about the installation, please visit the project's dedicated website launching February 25, 2010 at www.EventHorizonNewYork.org.