Avenue of the Americas
On view through November 19, 2010
The exhibition featured a series of new artist commissions by Julieta Aranda, Carlos Motta with David Sanin Paz (horticulture), Judi Werthein, and Carla Zaccagnini.
The aim of this exhibition was to create a public showcase, which fostered an increased understanding of and appreciation for the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas through a public art exhibition that spoke to the importance of inter-American relationships. Sixth Avenue was renamed Avenue of the Americas in 1945 by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (1882-1947) as a place to honor “Pan-American ideals and principles” by the creation of public monuments and plazas. Exploring an interest in communication, the four art works in Avenue of the Americas utilized language, text, and iconic emblems, which created reference points for these narratives, and stimulated visitors to explore many points of interest and engage in a continued discussion.
Additionally, 2010 marked several important anniversaries in the struggle for Argentine, Chilean, Colombian, and Mexican independence.
Avenue of the Americas was organized by Adam Kleinman.