Iván Navarro: This Land is Your Land

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Ivan Navarro, Water Tower neon light art installation, This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, NYC Ivan Navarro, Water Tower neon light art installation, This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, NYC Ivan Navarro, Water Tower neon light art installation, This Land is Your Land, Madison Square Park, NYC If you walk by Madison Square Park here in NYC from now through April 13th, you’ll spot a confusing sight: three water towers, the sort we usually see perched atop the city’s buildings holding much of our water supply—and usually a familiar part of the urban landscape. The three tanks in the park, however, do not contain water but rather are Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro ’s (previously here and here ) latest light installation titled This Land is Your Land after the Woody Guthrie song . This site-specific piece “reflects” the experience of immigration through mirrored neon type, as well as a neon ladder, that repeat infinitely within the wooden cylinders. The word “me” reflects becoming “we” alternating up the interior of one tank, while “BED” in another. I stopped by during the day and then again at night to see these and enjoyed the experience both ways. Having…

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