“Landscape and Memory” Will Bring Madison Square Park’s Buried History to the Surface (The Architect’s Newspaper)
With Maya Lin’s tower grove of Atlantic white cedar trees killed by saltwater infiltration now removed from Manhattan’s Madison Square Park and set to begin their second lives as boats, and Hugh Hayden’s multifaceted Brier Patch currently being installed for the spring 2022 season, the Madison Square Park Conservancy had unveiled its next major public installation for the rest of the year.
Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias, known for her large-scale, site-specific sculptures, will dig (literally) into the history of Madison Square Park in May of 2022. Manhattan is crisscrossed by streams and rivers that have since been buried but continue to flow, flooding their banks and the basements above when it rains. For Landscape and Memory, Iglesias will exhume an impression of Cedar Creek, which once flowed beneath where the park now stands today.
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