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Network Joint Art Initiative

New Monuments for New Cities

February – October 2019

Houston, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, New York City

New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new collaboration between industrial reuse projects in North America. New Monuments for New Cities is a public art exhibition that will travel across the United States and Canada throughout 2019. Five urban reuse projects, which are part of the High Line Network, invited five of their local artists or artist groups to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments. Each participating location will produce an exhibition of the 25 artworks, specific to their site.

Participating sites include:
Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas; February – April, 2019
Waller Creek, Austin, Texas; March – May, 2019
The 606, Chicago, Illinois; May – July, 2019
The Bentway, Toronto, Ontario; May – August, 2019
• The High Line, New York, New York; September – October, 2019

Participating artists include: Regina Agu, Nicole Awai, Judith Bernstein, Susan Blight, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Jamal Cyrus, Eric J. García, Guerrilla Girls, Coco Guzman, Hans Haacke, Tonika Johnson, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam & Jon McCurley), An Te Liu, Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist, Chris Pappan, Denise Prince, Phillip Pyle, II, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Richard Santiago (TIAGO), Xaviera Simmons, Sin Huellas artists: Delilah Montoya and Jimmy Castillo, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Vincent Valdez, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, and Quentin VerCetty.


The High Line Network is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation.

Lead support for High Line Art comes from Amanda and Don Mullen. Major support for High Line Art is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and the Charina Endowment Fund. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Local supporters of New Monuments for New Cities at Waller Creek, Austin, include BBVA Compass and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.

Local supporters of New Monuments for New Cities at The Bentway, Toronto, include the City of Toronto, Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, Donald K. Johnson, O.C. and Anna McCowan-Johnson, Diamond Corporation, and Northwood Family Office.