maya barkai: walking men
 
maya barkai: walking men
mar 26, 2010

maya barkai: walking men

image courtesy of maya barkai

currently installed at 99 church street in manhattan, maya barkai has created pubic installation featuring 99 traffic light icons from around the world. the project is being presented in conjunction with the re:construction program by the alliance for downtown ny and artea projects. the installation covers the wall surrounding a construction site in downtown manhattan, recreating each cross walk symbol in human scale. included in the piece are icons from tel aviv, vancouver, florence, beirut, utrecht and of course new york. the piece was curated by ayelet danielle aldouby and elinor milchan and will be on show until january 15, 2011.

http://www.mayabarkai.com http://walking-men.com

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

maya barkai: walking menimage courtesy of maya barkai

  • Love it… interesting how abstract the Warsaw one is. I’ve always wondered why the Japanese ones have hats as well! ha ha!

    Andy says:
  • this is a great concept and looks awesome in situ

    pedro says:
  • bautiful wrk wid gud concept..!!

    palak desai says:
  • great stuff. can’t wait to head down there this afternoon to check it out!

    nasdaf says:
  • So lovely in concept and execution.

    e says:
  • Love it. Great observation into a basic semiotic and its cultural/global treatment.

    kent gration says:
  • Nice!

    But no Sao Paulo?

    Luciano says:
  • And were are the wheelchairs for walking woman.

    TheDaftGit says:

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