2016-09-29 07:00:00
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 29
In a 1916 essay on language, Walter Benjamin wrote that there was nothing in the world that did not "communicate its mental contents." Curators from the Public Art Fund are testing that thesis with "The Language of Things," an outdoor exhibition of work by seven artists that asks visitors to fend off the noise of the city and pay close attention to their surroundings. Included in the show is a sound installation by Chris Watson based on the murmuring of starlings and a performance by Tino Sehgal in which singers will serenade park visitors.

Claudia Comte, The Italian Bunnies, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo by Jason Wyche / Courtesy Public Art Fund.
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