About the Project
World Views enlisted the diorama-building techniques of several artists and architects in a project that produced ten original and diverse “worlds” in downtown Manhattan. Viewed through holes in a temporary wall built around the installations, the often surreal or whimsical spaces radically offset their monumental surroundings, as each artist presented a microcosmic world contained within the macrocosm of midtown Manhattan. Using only natural light, too, each world was a unique interior perspective presented in an outdoor, public context.
In an area of the city where great cultural and financial institutions exist side by side, World Views offered a literal opening through which to look into these respective domains.