A Twisty New Art Installation Is Up In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

A Twisty New Art Installation Is Up In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 3 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park is now full of aluminum tubes overlapping eachother to make what looks like a very tangled up, life-sized slinky.

It’s all thanks to a new art installation, of course!

Titled “New York Clearing,” the sculpture is part of “Connect, BTS” which is a global art project that connects five cities and 22 artists. The previous exhibits (all by different artists) took place in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Seoul. New York is the final city to participate and our structure is by UK artist Antony Gormley.

The official description is a bit of a mouthful, but explains the work as “a quantum drawing countering the Euclidean geometry of architecture with the sweeping vectors of a line without beginning or ending.” So if you’re a math lover, this one’s for you!

It will be on display from today (February 5) through March 27, and you can walk through and take in the funky, curving sculpture from all different angles. It is made from aluminum tubing and this is the first time it is being displayed outdoors.

You can also watch behind-the-scenes videos about the exhibits on their website here (click on “Secret Docent”).

Gormey also had an installation called “Event Horizon” in Madison Square Park in 2010.

Where: 334 Furman St, Brooklyn

featured image source: Instagram / @brooklynbridgepark (Photo by Christopher Burke)