Colombian artist presents her work in Times Square
Carolyna Caycedo's 'Retratos del Agua' will be in the Big Apple during September.
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This series of moving paintings are inspired by the Cauca River and are part of Times Square Arts' September #MidnightMoment initiative.
"Co-presented with The Armory Show and the Vision Institute, Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo's 'Patrón Mono: Ríos Libres, Pueblos Vivos' brings flowing water and glittering gold to Times Square screens every night in September from 11:57 p.m. to midnight, following the fate of waterways across North and South America," the Big Apple arts institute expounded on its social media.
This exhibition is the continuation of the artist's "Retratos del agua", but focused on the lower Cauca River canyon in Antioquia, Colombia, a region currently affected by the Hidroituango dam break and where armed and environmental conflicts overlap.
"Through mirrored abstractions and remixed images of rivers and waterfalls, Caycedo reimagines bodies of water as living beings that invite us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment," the release explains.
Midnight Moment is the world's largest and longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on more than 90 electronic billboards throughout Times Square each night from 11:57 p.m. to midnight.
This year, Times Square Arts celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Midnight Moment series with an all-female roster of artists that will run through April 2023.