LAURIE SIMMONS AT WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER & WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
- Date: February 14 - March 15, 2019
- Location: Westfield World Trade Center, Westfield Century City
- Partner: Westfield
- Artists: Laurie Simmons
WESTFIELD & ART PRODUCTION FUND ANNOUNCE 2019 ARTIST LINEUP FOR VIDEO ART PROGRAM AT WORLD TRADE CENTER AND CENTURY CITY
For the second year, APF will partner with Westfield to create a signature video art program for the center’s digital media network. Participating artists in 2019 include Laurie Simmons, Tyler Mitchell, and Saya Woolfalk.
NEW YORK, NY— Westfield and Art Production Fund (APF) continue their ongoing partnership in 2019 by presenting video art programming across all of the large-scale screens at Westfield World Trade Center and Westfield Century City. The program will consist of three installments, each of which will be on view for four to six weeks, and will begin in February-March, May-June, September-October and November-December. Confirmed participating artists include Laurie Simmons, Tyler Mitchell and Saya Woolfalk. The video works will appear on the center’s state-of-the-art digital media network, including 19 screens of varying size, with one measuring 4 stories tall and another 280 feet long. The screens are placed throughout the center’s underground concourses and other public spaces. “
“Building on the success of last year’s public art video program, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Westfield,” said Casey Fremont, Executive Director of Art Production Fund. “This bicoastal, large scale project brings exceptional video art to the masses and we are so thrilled to present this year’s line up of phenomenal contemporary artists."
“As we enter into a fresh artist lineup with APF for 2019, we are extremely excited to continue our commitment to art and culture and hope to generate new experiences that embrace innovation and creativity,” said Isolde Brielmaier, Executive Director of Art, Culture and Community for Westfield in the US. “We strive to provide a growing platform for artists to present and enhance their vision to the Lower Manhattan community and beyond.”
ART PRODUCTION FUND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Past projects include: Elmgreen & Dragset,“Prada Marfa,” Valentine, TX, Ugo Rondinone, “Seven Magic Mountains,” Las Vegas, Jeff Koons, “Seated Ballerina,” Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, Zoe Buckman, “CHAMP,” LA; Raul de Nieves, “What I Look Into Your Eyes I See The Sun,” Miami, FL. For more information, please visit artproductionfund.org / @ArtProductionFund
Westfield World Trade Center, which opened in the Summer of 2016, has unveiled a number of unique art and cultural programs, including performances and works by a variety of community arts organizations, an outdoor film screening series with Tribeca Enterprises and partnerships and programming with the New Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Public Art Fund, the Downtown Alliance and a number of local public and private schools.
About Westfield World Trade Center
The new port of entry to Lower Manhattan, Westfield World Trade Center is located at the site where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, 13 subway / PATH trains, multiple ferry lines, and an additional 15 million annual global travelers converge within one landmark setting. This new New York City experience brings together commerce, community and culture in a destination integrating the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus, street-level space in WTC Towers 3 and 4, as well as the galleries that run underground across the World Trade Center campus (including to 1 WTC, now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere). Encompassing more than 100 fashion, lifestyle and technology brands across 365,000 square feet of space, Westfield World Trade Center is home to one of the most diverse retail collections in New York City, world-class restaurants, art, culture, events and entertainment, as well as showrooms, sponsorships, and engaging media activations for premier partners such as Ford, Pepsi and JP Morgan Chase. For more information: https://www.westfield.com/westfieldworldtradecenter/
ABOUT WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
Westfield Century City has recently unveiled its highly anticipated $1 billion makeover featuring the West Coast’s first Eataly, a new three-level Nordstrom, new two-level Macy’s, fully renovated Bloomingdale’s, as well as a premium Equinox fitness club and spa. The property’s spectacular new design and architecture incorporate beautifully landscaped plazas, secluded lounges, and private cabanas – all nestled underneath a canopy of native trees, plants, and wood-screened trellises. Just a few minutes from Hollywood and steps away from many of the entertainment industry’s principal offices and studios, Westfield Century City is also now positioned to become a natural hotspot for events and performances on the Westside of Los Angeles. The destination’s new Atrium space has been designed from the ground-up to accommodate concerts, food festivals, movie premieres and film screenings, fashion shows and charity events – everything from large-scale ticketed events to intimate and exclusive black-tie affairs.
Director of Public Relations, Westfield
Director of Operations, Art Production Fund