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Empathicity - It’s Happening!

  • Public Arts in NYC Parks Central Park, East Pinetum, New York, NY United States (map)

Based on Shani Ha's public art sculptures “Empathicity” the artist created a series of outdoor pieces that subtly adapt to the public space to bring touches of softness and comfort. These discreet mysterious pieces could be displayed in various areas in dialogue with other works.

HAM, high art moment is a collaboration between Amélie Gaulier-Brody, Dages Juvelier Keates, Rain Saukas and Alexis Steeves. They will activate the sculptures  to explore the relationship between the toughness of the city, the softness of the invading sculptures.


The non intrusive temporary installation would dialogue with other pieces as the public can spontaneously “use” them as comfort sculptures while viewing other performances and sculptures of “It’s Happening”. Shani Ha's ephemeral sculptures become functional and disappear behind the body to make it more comfortable and aware of its surrounding. The relationship to these pieces becomes purely sensorial and tactile as the public can simultaneously visually encounter the work of other pieces of "It's Happening".

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
East Pinetum, behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Free Event

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program! Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art.

On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

Earlier Event: October 7
Body-Mind Centering Workshop
Later Event: October 28
Hands Over Heels at Art in General