“Line Up” at The New Museum
September 25, 2008 – January 11, 2009
House paint on glass, metal and tape (New Museum); house paint on roof parapet (Bari Restaurant Supply); house paint on plaster wall (11 Prince St); vinyl mesh on brick wall (29 Prince St); house paint on Tyvek taped in windows (295 Lafayette St); house paint on Tyvek, and compass (Eindhoven, Seoul, Cairo, and Mexico City); map and documentation.

Lisa Sigal’s Line-up began as a proposal to “paint” a gesture into the surroundings of the New Museum. Looking out the glass front of the fifth-floor Resource Center, Sigal chose a color in the landscape to amplify and exaggerate: the seafoam green bicycle lane on Prince Street. A metaphor for the effects of the New Museum on its new neighborhood, Sigal imagines the line continuing into the horizon and beyond. In the realization of this project in New York, Sigal worked with individuals and organizations, depending upon their cooperation, counsel, and support to shape the final project. Inspired by the Museum as Hub project, Sigal also worked with artists Essam Abdallah, Erwin van Doorn, Paulina Lasa, and Sangdon Kim—-each involved with Museum as Hub partner projects in Cairo, Eindhoven, Mexico City, and Seoul, respectively—-to find ways to continue the line around the world. Photographs document each artist’s interpretation of Sigal’s request in the context of his or her surroundings, the angle of the line alluding to the next appearance of Sigal’s line in its global circumnavigation.

Collaborating Artists:

Essam Abdallah, Cairo

Erwin van Doorn, Eindhoven

Paulina Lasa, Mexico City,

Sangdon Kim,Seoul

Line Up: New York City  

Line Up: New York City  

Line Up: New Museum, New York  

 

Line Up: Eindhoven, Nedtherlands  

Line Up: Eindhoven, Nedtherlands  

Line Up: Eindhoven, Nedtherlands  

Line Up: Cairo, Egypt  

Line Up: Cairo, Egypt  

Line Up: Cairo, Egypt  

Line Up: Cairo, Egypt  

Line Up: Cairo, Egypt  

Line Up: Seoul, Korea  

Line Up: Seoul, Korea  

Line Up: Seoul, Korea  

Line Up: Seoul, Korea  

Line Up: Mexico City, Mexico  

Line Up: Mexico City, Mexico