About the Project

From 2000 to 2006, Creative Time and Panasonic provided artists the opportunity to showcase their video art in the media mecca of the world–Times Square. Airing on the last minute of virtually every hour on the Astrovision screen at 1 Times Square, artworks by established and emerging artists offered a minute of escape, intellectual reflection, humor, poetry, beauty, and zen-like contemplation.


In 2005, The 59th Minute presented Song Dong’s Broken Mirror, which explored the realities and consequences of vast urbanization. Additional screenings featured Aïda Ruilova’s psychologically charged and visually striking video Countdowns, as well as Kimsooja’s A Needle Woman, A Beggar Woman, and A Laundry Woman, depicting the artist’s back to viewer in a range of locales.


Image by Kimsooja




Multiple Artists

The 59th Minute, 2005

Times Square