Circle Through New York

A talking parrot, a high school drama class, a Punjabi TV show, the oldest song in the world, a museum artwork, and a congregation's call to action circle through New York.

March 1 - August 31, 2017

Artists Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin have drawn an imaginary circle through New York and invited six different venues along that circle's path to participate in a collaborative art project.

The six venues have agreed to host an important aspect of the others' identities on a rotating basis. Every month one essential element from each venue - as referenced in the full project title - moves one step around the circle, existing in a new location and context. Over six months, the project creates thirty unique collaborations between places that are usually separated by cultural, economic, geographic, or circumstantial boundaries. through New York can be experienced by visiting any of these six venues. For open hours and programs: through New York is commissioned as part of Guggenheim Social Practice, an initiative made possible by a major grant from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.