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Jan 14May 4Rockefeller CenterFree and open to the public

Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund will present a series of public art pop ups throughout the center. Taking place in unique and unexpected locations, the multidisciplinary program will showcase installations inspired by the New York City landscape and contemporary life.

For the complete map of the installation throughout the campus head here.

Current Installation:

SANFORD BIGGERS

May 5th – June 29th

Multiple disciplinary artist Sanford Biggers will transform Rockefeller Center with several public art exhibitions, including the highly anticipated monumental Oracle sculpture. Several years in the making, Biggers is the first artist invited by Rockefeller Center for a multimedia survey exhibition campus wide. The 25-foot tall bronze sculpture titled Oracle, commissioned by Art Production Fund for installation at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens, is the cornerstone of Biggers’ takeover and welcomes visitors to the installation.

Oracle is a continuation of Biggers’ recent Chimera sculptures, a series of figurative sculptures created by combining African masks and European figures that explore historical depictions of the body and their subsequent myths, narratives, perceptions, and power. This sculpture will be the artist’s largest-scale commission to date.

The presentation of Oracle at Rockefeller Center is made possible with generous support from Tishman Speyer and Marianne Boesky Gallery with additional support from Sarah Arison and Aby and Samantha Rosen.

Sonic tonic and Moon Medicin from the Oracle. A playlist curated by Sanford Biggers. Listen now.

Upcoming 2021 Artist Installations:

Following Biggers are visual artist HILARY PECIS, floral artist and founder of the studio Bloom & Plume MAURICE HARRIS, and renowned illustrator and author LISA CONGDON who will show her vibrant graphic drawings across the campus and create the annual Rockefeller Center holiday map.

Past Installations:

HIBA SCHAHBAZ
In My Heart, 2021

OLIVER JEFFERS
Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2020

GENEVIEVE GAIGNARD
2020

RYAN FLORES
Low Lifes: An Upside Down Love Letter, 2020

VANESSA GERMAN
The Holiest Wilderness is Freedom, 2020

ANGELICA HICKS
Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2019

LUCY SPARROW
Lucy's Delicastessen on 6th, 2019

LAKELA BROWN
Plaster Wall Reliefs, 2019

PORTIA MUNSON
Pink Projects, 2019

HEIN KOH
Braving the Cold, 2019

JOANA AVILLEZ
Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018

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  • Hiba's art in Rockefeller Center's concourse

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