May 16, 2013 - May 2014
HIGH LINE COMMISSION, High Line at the Rail Yards
Thursdays 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Fridays 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Saturdays 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Free admission | Advance reservations required
Reservations are now full for walks taking place through September 28. On August 28 at 4:00 PM (EST) tickets will be released for walks taking place in October and November 2013. Sign up for our Email Newsletter  to get the latest news and updates.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
- All walks are 45 minutes long.
- Exhibition entry is by timed ticket only, and each visitor must present his or her own ticket to enter. Each ticket is valid only for the date and time indicated. * No late entries.
- Children under the age of 18 are not permitted.
- Because the terrain on the rail yards is uneven and the site is still overgrown, the City of New York, who owns the property, requires that all guests sign a waiver prior to entry.
- In the best interest of all participants, Friends of the High Line requires that all participants wear practical, flat heel, closed-toe, sturdy shoes/boots, suitable for uneven terrain. High heels and sandals are not permitted.
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ABOUT THE COMMISSION
High Line Art presents Caterpillar by artist Carol Bove, a HIGH LINE COMMISSION featuring seven sculptures that punctuate the wild landscape on the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the High Line. On view for one year beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013, Bove’s commission is the last opportunity to see this section of the elevated railway in its natural state before it opens as public parkland in 2014. The commission will be viewable during public walks on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until May 2014. Admission is free and advance reservations are required.
Working mainly in the field of sculpture, Bove has been making sculptural installations that range from small-scale, intimate arrangements of objects to monumental outdoors artworks. In the early 2000s, Bove made a series of wall-mounted shelves, which contained disparate elements, such as used books, vintage magazines, vernacular sculptures, and found objects. Alongside these intimate installations, Bove has recently been working on larger compositions which often take over the entire exhibition space, turning the gallery into a landscape or a vitrine. By using platforms and plinths, the artist creates unique environments that combine the tradition of modernist abstract sculpture with the seductive atmospheres of shop windows and commercial displays.
For the High Line, Bove continues her research on the role and function of art in the public space, by creating seven new sculptures which are installed within the self-seeded landscape on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Bove’s site-specific installation highlights the uniqueness of its location and opens a magical environment for viewers. Installed along a 300-yard stretch of the untouched terrain of the High Line, Bove’s sculptures reveal themselves among the unruly vegetation, like mysteriously pristine ruins of a lost civilization or a contemporary version of a Zen garden. Abstract shapes and enigmatic forms are carefully placed along the High Line, creating a unique viewing experience surrounded by the wilderness of the High Line and the stunning views of the Hudson River.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2013); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010); Horticultural Society of New York (2009); Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2006); Kunsthalle Zürich (2004); Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2004); and the Kunstverein Hamburg (2003). Major group exhibitions include In the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012); The Age of Aquarius, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2011); Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York (2007); and Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2005). Major biennales include dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), and the Whitney Biennial, New York (2008). Bove is co-represented by Maccarone and David Zwirner, New York/London.
High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, with additional support from the Concordia Foundation, and Vital Projects Fund, Inc. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.