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01.30.13 Marina Galperina

“Every year I send valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me.” ARE YOU BEING SARCASTIC TRACEY EMIN? It’s your thing, right? That’s alright though. When the digital billboard versions of the famous British artist’s neon signage series I Promise To Love You go on view in Times Square this Friday, no […]

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05.24.12 Marina Galperina

Every night, the ads in Times Square are replaced with a corpse Robert Downey Jr and his arm carved open, or topless, tasseled Dita von Teese swaying ever-so-slowly, or Steve Buscemi sickly smiling over a giant meat slab. You saw? Try harder. Art genius Robert Winlson’s video portraits appear between 11:57PM and 12:00AM. […]

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08.19.11 Marina Galperina

A new public art installation by the Spanish collective mmmm… and the Times Square Alliance has strangers hopping into Meeting Bowls — gently-rocking, cage-like sitting booths that fit eight visitors — or less, if they’re from Mississippi. The month long project aims to foster “intimate” communication “in this enormous and often anonymous public setting.” You […]

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08.04.11 Marina Galperina

If you enjoy gorging on imaginary fruit-flavored Asian candy and like to slab some vinegar-soaked herring on your Russian rye once in awhile, you will like project Blender. This month, Japanese immigrant Hidemi Takagi brings her informative photostudy of strange snacks from 5 boroughs, 35 neighborhoods and their dozens of stores stocked with imports from […]

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04.26.11 Marina Galperina

Next week, the staircase in Duffy Square is going Battleship Potempkin! Times Square Alliance is commissioning performance artist Liz Magic Laser and a crew of actors to reenact chases from 28 Days Later, The Shining, American Psycho, M, Niagara and more. […]

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