Over the years, Creative Time has produced some of the most extraordinary public art projects in the game. We mean it. They have been truly beyond the ordinary. Paying homage to the vanishing practice of pigeon keeping, Duke Riley’s Fly By Night sent thousands of pigeons gliding through the dusk sky in synchronized choreography. Pedro Reyes took over the Brooklyn Army Terminal for Doomocracy, a true house of horrors based on two cultural events haunting the American imagination in October 2016: Halloween and the presidential election. This past summer, Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage welcomed over 150 participants in a righteous Covid-era resurgence of performance and protest; and Kamala Sankaram, Creative Time’s 2021 Open Call artist, presented The Last Stand, a 10 hour experimental opera for trees composed entirely from field recordings mapped onto 21 channels and 34 speakers and bass shakers, installed in a wooded grove in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Following the close of our 2022 application cycle in May, Creative Time has announced Kite and Alisha Wormsley as the artists awarded the Open Call commission to be presented in 2023.