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The Official Catalogue Has Landed

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Last night marked the official release of the Event Horizon New York exhibition catalogue, a gorgeous limited edition account of Antony Gormley’s New York public art debut. And, a limited number of catalogues are now available for purchase at the online shop!

Centered around stunning in situ photography by James Ewing, this hard-cover book features an essay by the artist, an original short story by Booker Prize-nominated author Colm Tóibín, and reflections on Event Horizon by a wide variety of New Yorkers, including NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer, acclaimed architects Deborah Berke and Hugh Hardy, and Pentagram Partner Paula Scher and Martin Friedman, Director Emeritus of the Walker Art Center, among others.

Mad. Sq. Art would like to thank Pentagram Design Project Team Paula Scher and  Drea Zlanabitnig for their excellent work designing a document befitting this landmark public art exhibition and Antony Gormley’s triumphant United States public art debut. This publication was made possible in part by a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


Coming Soon: The Event Horizon Exhibtion Catalogue

From March 26 – August 15, 2010, 31 life-size figures appeared on rooftops, setbacks, and sidewalks around Manhattan’s historic Madison Square Park.  Standing tall above the unique urban landscape of New York City, the figures were the work of celebrated British artist Antony Gormley as part of Event Horizon New York, Gormley’s long-awaited United States public art debut.

To celebrate and commemorate the success of this landmark public art project, the Madison Square Park Conservancy and Mad. Sq. Art are proud to announce the publication of the limited-edition Event Horizon exhibition catalogue.  Featuring a poignant original short story by Booker-prize nominated Irish novelist Colm Toibin as well as reflections on the Event Horizon experience from a wide array of New Yorkers, from art scholars to building superintendents, the Pentagram-designed catalogue includes over seventy stunning full-color photographs of Antony’s figures standing watch over the busy streets and iconic skyline of New York City.

This publication was made possible by the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  The Event Horizon exhibition catalogue will be available from Tuesday, September 28.

Check back for details!

Rembember Event Horizon with Limited Edition Gear

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New York City bid a fond farewell to the Mad. Sq. Art exhibition of Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon on August 15, 2010. Nevertheless, you can take home a collectible keepsake of the celebrated exhibition and its beloved figures with limited-edition official Event Horizon apparel designed by Pentagram.

Now offered at a discount, choose from hats, T-shirts and tote bags, emblazoned with the Event Horizon logo. Click to order.

A Look Back At Event Horizon

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The 31 sculptures that comprised Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon New York installation became familiar – beloved, even – fixtures during their nearly five month-long inhabitation of the sidewalks and skyline in and around Madison Square Park and Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe made Madison Square Park and Event Horizon a destination, and even otherwise impervious New Yorkers fell for the beauty and mystery of the figures populating the architectural treasures high above historic Madison Square Park. Here’s a look at some of our favorite official photos of the exhibition. (Photo Credit: James Ewing)

A Head Above the Rest: Latest Roundup of Winning Ace Hotel x Event Horizon Contest Entries

Here’s the latest batch of winners from Ace Hotel’s Event Horizon Photo Contest! There’s about a month to go before the contest wraps up on August 15th, so submit your photos (and videos) for a chance to win t-shirts, pearl-dusted soap, a pound of Stumptown coffee, and more! There’s a winner each week!

Elke Wong
Cristina V.
Rachel Edelman
Linda Greene
Reena Kadakia
Roy Shuttleworth
Saunak Shah

Make Event Horizon a Summer Destination!

AmericanStyle Magazine recently released its list of Top 25 Arts Destinations in the U.S., and it comes as no surprise that New York City took the top spot. Here, “art is simply a part of the city’s culture, found everywhere from high-end galleries to the side of buildings”… or in our case, on top of buildings.

Read the full AmericanStyle article.

Submit Your Event Horizon Photos, Win Cool Stuff

Winning entry by Lauryn Bushman

The Ace Hotel Event Horizon Photo Contest is well underway, and there have certainly been some great submissions thus far. Visit their Contest Page each week to check out the latest entries, vote for your favorites, and submit your own! Some of the prizes up for grabs include Stumptown coffee, Ace’s exclusive Pearl+ soap, drink tickets to the hotel’s lobby bar, and Ace NYC and Event Horizon t-shirts. Winners will also receive an invitation for 10% off the room rate when booking The Gormley — a special room package created for the exhibit.

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On View:

Madison Square Park

5th Avenue at 23rd Street

New York City

March 26 - August 15, 2010

Event Horizon is presented by the Madison Square Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of New York.

Major support for Event Horizon is provided by The Wall Street Journal, Charina Endowment Fund, Sorgente Group, the Irving B. Harris Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Additional support is provided by AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Bloomberg, Sean Kelly Gallery, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, The Kraus Family Foundation and many generous individual patrons of the arts.

Time Out New York is the official weekly media sponsor of Event Horizon. Ace Hotel New York is the official hotel of Event Horizon. The Wall Street Journal is the official newspaper of Event Horizon.

View all exhibition sponsors.