30 June 2008


New York City has partnered with artist Olafur Eliasson (and the Public Art Fund and various donors, etc.) to open a temporary installation of waterfalls throughout the city. Not unlike The Gates, this will last a short time and then disappear, so media coverage has jumped on this as both a spectacle and tourist enticement. But responses get complicated. Eliason's new project raises new questions like, What is a waterfall worth? And why are economists evaluating public art anyway?

Since they are spread aruond the city, logistics are an issue. Maybe you could bike around, stop at Figment and see the Talking Heads thing. What an art day that would be.

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