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Parks & Public Spaces

Temporary art installation of work of filmmaker and artist Miranda July, Union Square, May-Sept. 2010

WHEREAS, Deitch Projects, in conjunction with the Union Square Partnership, proposes to install a collection of eleven sculptures by the renowned Miranda July in Union Square Park Memorial Day through the end of September 2010; and

WHEREAS, The proposed exhibition, known as Eleven Heavy Things, is composed of sculptures crafted from cast fiberglass lined with steel designed for human interaction; and

WHEREAS, The exhibit includes pedestals to stand on, tablets with holes for body parts, and free standing abstract headdresses; and

WHEREAS, The City of New York Parks & Recreation Department will require that the gallery pay for installation and removal costs, including any needed repair of the park's grounds; and

WHEREAS, Quality public sculpture is a welcome addition to the City's cultural landscape; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for the exhibit of Miranda July's Eleven Heavy Things in Union Square Park.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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