Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

Program Description

Ongoing Exhibition: October 10 – December 4, 5PM-10PM Daily
The High Line

Solar is an exhibition in video format that will be presented on the High Line during October and November 2013. The exhibition will feature recent videos by acclaimed international artists who use their work to explore the spectacle of nature and the sense of cosmic stupor that captures humans when faced with the sublime vastness of our planet. Solar features works by Rosa Barba, Neil Beloufa, Camille Henrot, Basim Magdy. The artists engage science fiction, ecological research, and travel—depicting the Earth as it faces climate change and ecological transformation. Their works capture natural phenomena, animal behaviors, and human interactions from around the world in a series of lyrical documentaries. They offer a metaphor for the perennial struggle between humans and the environment as we try to find a precarious balance of mutual respect.

Special Thanks

Ballroom Marfa
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Public Concern Foundation