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.
Pink Projects, 2019
Free and happening now through July 21
“Pink Projects,” a multidisciplinary collection of sculptures, videos, and prints by Catskill, New York-based artist Portia Munson, is the latest installment in the year-long ‘Art in Focus’ series currently on display at Rockefeller Center. Munson examines how the color pink has been appropriated by marketers over time to signify and commodify femininity and the female sphere, and her works are composed of or feature pink plastic products that are created for and sold to women and girls. At Rockefeller Center, the artworks will be displayed in a variety of ways including table arrangements, in glass vitrines, installed in a room-sized mound, assembled as a bedroom, and layered in a glass coffin. The video piece, The Contents of a Whale’s Belly, is a slideshow of scanned pink objects that create a digital archive. “Pink Projects” serves not only as a feminist commentary on consumer culture, but also explore the environmental effects of mass production, consumption, and waste.
Munson’s work can be seen in various locations throughout the Center including inside 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza and the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, as well as outside near Atlas on Fifth Avenue in NYC.
Braving the Cold, 2019
Rockefeller Center Holiday Map, 2018