New Monuments for New Cities: A Buffalo Bayou Partnership and High Line Network Public Art Project

Meadow surrounding the Henry Moore Spindle sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park (Allen Parkway at Gillette St.)

New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new partnership between industrial reuse projects in North America. In collaboration with Friends of the High Line, the Network’s founder, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and three other Network members are presenting New Monuments for New Cities, a year-long public art project. Houston is the launch-site for this unique exhibition that will travel to Austin, Chicago, Toronto and end in New York on the High Line this fall.

Each participating site invited five local artists to create proposals in the form of posters that respond to the evolving nature of monuments in our country today. The resulting works are meant to stimulate discussion about what it means to honor a person, an idea or a moment in time. Each participating location will produce an exhibition of the 25 artworks, specific to their site.

Participating artists are:

Houston, TX
 – Regina Agu, Jamal Cyrus, Sin Huellas artists: Delilah Montoya and Jimmy Castillo, Phillip Pyle, II, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin

Austin, TX – Nicole Awai, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Teruko Nimura and Rachel Alex Crist, Denise Prince, Vincent Valdez

Chicago, IL  –  Eric J. García, Tonika Johnson, Chris Pappan, Richard Santiago (TIAGO), Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff

Toronto, Canada –  Susan Blight, Coco Guzman, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam and Jon McCurley), An Te Liu, Quentin VerCetty

New York, NY – Judith Bernstein, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Xaviera Simmons