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Public Art Opening: Dionisio Cortes Ortega's Sitting Together

Sunday, August 12, 2018

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks for the opening of Dionisio Cortes Ortega's public art installation Sitting Together in Joyce Kilmer Park.

Inspired by the neighboring Bronx Supreme Courthouse, Sitting Together critiques the established proceedings of courtroom cases. The sculptures will place the plaintiff and defendant within modified witness stands to encourage empathy and understanding, and redefine how we think of conflict resolution. Color and seating direction in each sculpture address the severity of the conflicts.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant
Introduced in September 2016, the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant builds on Parks’ equity initiatives by bringing regular public art exhibits to parks that have historically lacked cultural programming. The $200,000 grant has been issued to a total of 20 artists over the course of two consecutive years, with $100,000 distributed to 10 artists in 2017, and $100,000 issued to another 10 artists this year. Each chosen artist receives $10,000 to execute their pieces. The first round of winning artists installed their pieces in June 2017, and each was on display for one year

This event is free and open to the public. 


Location Details:
Along 161st Street entrance near the Heine Fountain.



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