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Teresita Fernández

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The Brooklyn Rail

May 1, 2017

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The Art Newspaper

March 4, 2017

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The future of the arts is Latinx: Q&A with artist Teresita Fernandez

October 5 2016

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Art21

September 24, 2016

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Discovering the World From Nature's Many Perspectives Hyperallergic

December 31 2015

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Women in Art: Teresita Fernández

November 30 2015

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At Grace Farms, Encountering Art at Every Bend New York Times

November 28 2015

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Interview with Sculptor Teresita Fernández Aesthetica Magazine

November 24 2015

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Sculpting the Public: Teresita Fernández Wants You In Her Work Modern Painters

October 31 2015

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Grace Farms Draws Praise Stamford Advocate

October 19 2015

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The Spiritual and Spectacular Meet at an Ultramodern Community Center in Connecticut New York Times

October 16 2015

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Poetry Under Fata Morgana Organized by Teresita Fernández and Emanuel Xavier

September 17 2015

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ArtNexus Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana.

August 11, 2015

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Arte al Dia International

June 2015

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Cultured Magazine

April 18, 2015

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WSJ Artist Teresita Fernández Transforms New York’s Madison Square Park

March 31, 2015

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Departures Magazine Artist of the Moment: Teresita Fernández

January 9, 2015

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Gothamist Massive 500-Foot-Long Canopy Coming To Madison Square Park

November 11, 2014

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New York Times

November 6, 2014

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Modern Art Notes Podcast

August 18, 2014

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W Magazine

July 17, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July/August 2014

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Sculpture

November 2013

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Art Bahrain

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

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Architectural Digest

October 2013

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Modern Painters

October 2013

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South China Morning Post

September 26, 2013

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Whitewall

February 1, 2013

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W Magazine

October 2012

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The Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2012

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Artinfo

September 12, 2012

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Bloomberg

September 5, 2012

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Whitewall

November 30, 2011

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W Magazine

November 30, 2011

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The New York Observer

September 19, 2011

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White House Appoints Artist Teresita Fernandez to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

September 2011

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Art in Asia

August 31, 2011

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Artdaily

May 26, 2011

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artdaily

January 31, 2011

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Artinfo

November 16, 2010

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Financial Times

April 9, 2010

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Bob Magazine Issue 67

February 28, 2010

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Artforum

February 28, 2010

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Art Lies

February 28, 2010

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Monocle

October 31, 2009

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Anne Stringfield Interview

October 31, 2009

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David Norr Essay

October 31, 2009

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Dave Hickey Essay

October 31, 2009

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Annette DiMeo Carlozzi Essay

October 31, 2009

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The Business Times

September 19, 2009

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Artforum

August 31, 2009

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St. Petersburg Times

August 23, 2009

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Dallas Morning News

August 8, 2009

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...might be good

February 6, 2009

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Blackbird

August 31, 2008

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Vogue

April 1, 2007

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Tema Celeste

October 22, 2005

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USA Today

September 20, 2005

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ArtNexus

June 1, 2005

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ArtReview

April 1, 2005

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Art + Auction

March 1, 2005

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Art in America

November 1, 2003

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Art in America

March 1, 2003

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Art in America

December 1, 2001

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ARTnews

September 1, 2001

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New York Times

March 21, 1999

New York Times


“The Glow Coming to Madison Square”

By Carol Vogel

 

Public art projects in Madison Square Park — the urban oasis between Madison and Fifth Avenues from 23rd to 26th Streets — have been beautiful, bemusing and sometimes even a tad creepy. One of the most outrageous took place in 2009, when 31 slightly different sculptures of a naked man dotted the park’s grounds, were perched along rooftops on neighboring buildings and scattered around the sidewalks of the Flatiron district. The figure, cast by the British sculptor Antony Gormley from his own body, caused quite a stir. One passer-by called 911, having mistaken a sculpture perched on the ledge of the Empire State Building for a jumper.

 

Now, another ambitious and dramatic — though far more benign — installation is set to take up residence at the park from April 30, 2015, through Jan. 10, 2016, casting a luminous golden glow that will be visible from blocks away. It’s the work of the New York conceptual artist Teresita Fernández. Rather than simply erecting a sculpture in the park, her mission is to challenge the traditional notion of outdoor art, creating an experiential installation.

 

“I see the park as a system of arteries reflecting and distorting urban life,” Ms. Fernández said. “It will reflect the landscape on a grand scale, as your own reflections are seen from above and are shaped by other people and by the environment. It takes the whole park and unifies it.” Like a horizontal band, she added, the site-specific project “becomes a ghostlike installation that both alters the landscape and radiates golden light.” It also will be a visual barometer of what changes around it during different seasons and times of day.

 

This isn’t Ms. Fernández’s first foray in Madison Square Park. In 2001, she created “Bamboo Cinema,” a labyrinth of hollow plastic tubes, as part of a group show.

 

Brooke Kamin Rapaport, senior curator of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, said she has been following Ms. Fernández’s work for years. “She’s interested in the question of ephemerality and mirage; perception, light and space — all of which is particularly suited for outdoor projects,” Ms. Rapaport said. “The installation will change significantly over time and with the park’s population.”

 

Calling it one of the conservancy’s most ambitious installations, she estimated that “Fata Morgana” would be experienced by 50,000 park visitors daily.