In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Arts Brookfield has commissioned an original work of art by artist Amy Kao for 230 Vesey Shops at Brookfield Place New York. Radiance explores the traditional Chinese craft of paper cut-outs to create a landscape of imagination, where viewers are invited to traverse through a succession of swelling contours and recessions. Each of the densely elaborate columns depicts a distinct landscape of hybrid vegetal and foliage motifs, together with iconic roosters in celebration of this year’s zodiac animal.
ABOUT AMY KAO
Amy Kao’s work speaks to the perceptual experience and experiences of nature as markers of history and culture. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Apexart, NY. Most recently, Kao collaborated with designer Jil Sander on a fashion collection. Solo exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY and Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NY. Kao is a recipient of residency fellowships at Yaddo, NY; MacDowell Colony, NH; Art Omi, NY and the Lower East Side Printshop, NY. Born in Taiwan, Kao currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Pictures Under the Palms
Netflix and chill is so last season.
Cozy up and unwind with your favorite films indoors under the Winter Garden palm trees.
Kick the night off right with free popcorn, comfy seats, and a pre-show DJ set at 5:30 PM, followed by a 7 PM screening.
February 22 | Guardians of the Galaxy
DJ set by C-prod-G
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper.
March 1 | Midnight in Paris
DJ set by Natasha Diggs
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. Starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.
March 8 | Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
DJ set by Tim Martell
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang.
March 15 | You Choose!
DJ set by Ben The Beyonder
VOTE for your favorite film to be screened:
Moonrise Kingdom (2000)
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. Starring Bruce Willis, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.
O Brother, Where Art Thou
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
Photo: Roger Arpajou/©Sony Pictures Classics/courtesy Everett Collection