17 March 2009
Marilyn Minter in Times Square

Creative Time is back with the latest installment of the At 44 1/2 series of outdoor videos featuring a trio of work entitled Chewing Color curated by Marilyn Minter.

At 44 1/2, Creative Time's presentation of video art on MTV's outdoor, gilded screen located in the heart of New York City's Times Square. The films include Patty Chang's Fan Dance, Kate Gilmore's Star Bright, Star Might, and Marilyn Minter's Green Pink Caviar. The works will be on view hourly between April 1 and 30.

Capturing the spirit of Minter's investigation into what she calls "the pathology of glamour" and her interest in the border between photorealism and abstraction, the work in Chewing Color strikes a delicate balance between beauty and disgust.

Creative Time kicked off At 44 1/2 with the overwhelmingly successful presentation of Shallow by Malcolm McLaren, and was followed by selections from Mark Tribe's Port Huron Project, reenactments of classic New Left speeches; early work by the legendary Gilbert & George; and a presentation of work by three emerging artists including Matt Calderwood, Mika Rottenberg, and Guido van der Werve. The larger than life, high definition 44 1/2 screen is located on Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets, directly across the street from MTV's offices and studio. At 44 1/2 is part of Creative Time's long history of presenting public art in Times Square.

Read the full press release here, where you'll find more info on the project and a short bio on Minter. Don't forget the At 44 1/2 homepage on Creative Time's site, where you'll find links to pages with info on times the videos will play and directions to the Times Square location.

God, I love New York and public art like this.

Chewing Color
Marilyn Minter + Patti Chang + Kate Gilmore
Broadway btwn 44th + 45th Streets
04.01 - 04.30.09

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