Artists take residence in Times Square
Four local artists have been invited to work for three months each in the heart of one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions
- Julia Halperin for The Art Newspaper May 15th, 2015
- Source: http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/Frieze_New_York_2015/155794/
When people imagine an artist residency, they usually picture an idyllic, isolated studio in the woods. A new programme in Times Square offers artists a very different setting for creative contemplation: one of the world’s most famous—and crowded—tourist attractions.
The year-long programme, which begins in June, invites four local artists or collectives to work for three months each in the heart of Times Square. Residents will operate out of an office donated by a local business and receive a $5,000 stipend plus $1,500 for materials. They are encouraged to take on projects that engage Times Square’s nearly 450,000 daily visitors.