High Line Plinth: An exhibition of sculptural models of proposed artworks exhibited on the High Line at West 14th Street, February 10 – April 30, 2017

“Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art announces the High Line Plinth, a new landmark destination for major public art commissions in New York City located on the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue. Designed as the focal point of the Spur, the newest section of the High Line, the High Line Plinth will designate the first space on the High Line dedicated specifically to art, featuring a rotating program of new commissions. The High Line Plinth is inspired by the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, a widely respected, high-profile venue for a changing program of temporary commissioned artworks, whose influence reaches far beyond the art world and inspires dialogue amongst the general public.

After collecting and reviewing more than 50 proposals from a wide range of artists recommended by an international advisory committee, High Line Art has selected 12 shortlisted proposals for the inaugural Plinth Commissions by artists Jonathan Berger, Minerva Cuevas, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Lena Henke, Matthew Day Jackson, Simone Leigh, Roman Ondak, Paola Pivi, Haim Steinbach, and Cosima von Bonin. Hailing from Mexico City, Slovakia, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Israel, and from all corners of the United States, the artists also vary greatly in age – ranging from 32 to 72 years of age. In spring 2017, two out of the 12 shortlisted proposals will be selected as the first two High Line Plinth commissions. The first artwork will be installed in 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Spur, and each artwork will be on view for 18 months.” — High Line Art

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Jonathan Berger, Bell Machine, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Minerva Cuevas, Rumble, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist

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Jeremy Deller, Chameleon Slide, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Sam Durant, Untitled (drone), 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Charles Gaines, Tilted Tower, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist in collaboration with Peter Tolkin Architecture and Friends of the High Line

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Lena Henke, Ascent of a Woman, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist

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Matthew Day Jackson, The Great Stone Faces, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Simone Leigh, Cupboard VII, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Roman Ondak, The Island, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Paola Pivi, Untitled, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist and Friends of the High Line

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Haim Steinbach, Chicken Coop, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist

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Cosima von Bonin, WORKING IDLER, 2016 (rendering). Proposal for the High Line Plinth. Commissioned by High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Courtesy of the artist