as the iconic rockefeller center is transformed into an urban sculpture park, jaume plensa is among the 14 international artists to exhibit at new york’s inaugural launch of ‘frieze sculpture 2019.’ the barcelona-born artist often encapsulates themes of globalization and human presence, conveyed within public space. situated along fifth avenue at the entrance of the channel gardens, plensa’s 7.5 meter-high work presents the distorted depiction of a child’s head in polyester resin and marble dust.
all images © timothy schenck, courtesy of timothy schenck/frieze
the new public art initiative at rockefeller center will exhibit from april 25th through june 28th, 2019. presented in partnership with tishman speyer, frieze sculpture 2019 was curated by brett littman, director of the isamu noguchi foundation and garden museum in long island city, new york. while jaume plensa’s ‘behind the walls’ stands at the head of the center’s promenade, the sprawl of art throughout the frieze sculpture exhibition encourages the viewer to further explore the whole campus, including its interior spaces and hidden histories.
project title: ‘behind the walls’
artist: jaume plensa
location: rockefeller center, new york city
material: polyester resin and marble dust
initiative: frieze sculpture 2019
curator: brett littman
presented by: richard gray gallery and galerie lelong