Before the fateful morning of September 11, 2001, sculptor Paul Myoda was working on a public art installation in the World Trade Center. Yet, even after the devastating effects of that day, Myoda managed to find amongst the rumble of the Twin Towers, a reason to look up. Along with artist Julian LaVerdiere, Myoda created “Tribute in Light,” an art installation of beaming lights shining in the location of the lost buildings. The work has become one of the most recognized artistic responses to the tragedies of that day. He joins Hyperallergic for a conversation on commemorating 9/11 through public art.
Xu Bing collected and saved the dust from the obliterated World Trade Center. Ten years later, this preserved dust is the centerpiece of a temporary art installation inside an empty storefront near Madison Square Park.
In two weeks (if not sooner), we’ll be hearing wall-to-wall info about the World Trade Center site and 9/11. Before the frenzy begins, treat yourself with this small video tour prepared by the New York Times.