New installation in Union Square puts a face on veterans' experiences
Daniel Day-Lewis, who stars in the new movie "Lincoln," isn't the only person lending a contemporary voice to our 16th president. The Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, renowned for his projections on facades and monuments around the world, has created his first projection onto a statue, a 23-minute video containing edited interviews with 14 U.S. veterans from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan that animate Lincoln's mute bronze figure, bringing it movingly to life.
Presented by More Art and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, in conjunction with the Union Square Partnership, the installation, entitled, "Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection," has been timed to honor Veterans Day and is on view in Union Square Park from Thursday through Dec. 9, between 6 p.m. and 10 pm....
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