The installation of eight sculptures by renowned artist Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field began on Wednesday, April 24 and will continue until May 17, 2013. The sculptures are massive steel structures that dwarf viewers, and are part of the SF MOMA vision of public art displays that go beyond the museum wall.
The process of being installed in a public park with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge should be a fascinating event of its own, as these dangerously large multi-ton works of art will entail a meticulous installation team. Park Conservancy staff advise Crissy Field visitors that they are ‘encouraged to view the exhibition installation in progress—but from a safe distance.’
Within the flat green expanse of the Crissy Field landscape, di Suvero’s massive cor-10 steel beam sculptures will surely astound visitors and locals alike. His artistic vision is tied to the Golden Gate Bridge, which will be readily apparent in this new setting. The SF MOMA has forged a new community engagement with our national parks through art that will help visitors experience our stunning waterfront park in new and different ways.
An introductory panel will accompany each sculpture and a multimedia tour featuring interviews with the artist and curator will be available for download via mobile site, cell phone, and as a podcast.
Free and open to the public, Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field runs through May 26, 2014. SF MOMA will also host a series of public programs related to the exhibition in September 2013. For the most up-to-date information about this exhibition, visit the SF MOMA website.