Matt Keegan:
    what was & what is

    Matt Keegan: what was & what is

    Dec 31, 1969

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    May – September 2018 (exact dates to be announced)

    Commissioned through Public Process, SculptureCenter’s public art and education program, this temporary work will be installed in Long Island City's Court Square in the summer of 2019. Reflecting on the changing nature of the city, Matt Keegan's work complicates the narratives of real estate development through architectural intervention and personal histories.

    Public Process is a free public art and education initiative that gives high school students the opportunity to play a central role in commissioning a new public artwork in Long Island City. Students attend an intensive three-week course that focuses on public art, urban design and community participation before serving as a commissioning panel to select a work for temporary exhibition at a public site in Long Island City. Prior commissions have included works by Mika Tajima (2016), Alejandro Cesarco (2017), and Xaviera Simmons (2018). Public Process endows high school students with the tools to continue active involvement in the development of their own neighborhoods, and inspires future career and civic leadership goals. The summer of 2019 will bring the fifth cohort of students to participate in the program.


    Public Process is supported by Charlotte Feng Ford, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. UOVO is the corporate sponsor of Public Process.

    Lead underwriting support of SculptureCenter’s Exhibition Fund has been generously provided by the Kraus Family Foundation and major support by Robert Soros.

    SculptureCenter’s programs and operating support is provided by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the A. Woodner Fund; Charlotte Feng Ford; New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and Director’s Circle. Additional funding is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from many generous individuals. SculptureCenter’s online marketing initiatives are supported in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Fund of The New York Community Trust.