David Hockney, 'Remember that you cannot look at the sun or death for very long’, 2021
“On an iPad you can draw for ever and you can’t on a sheet of paper. And on an iPad you draw a bit differently, but that’s all you do. Drawing is 50,000 years old, isn’t it? I think it comes from very deep within us actually.” - David Hockney
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, is the largest public platform for innovative contemporary performance and visual arts. With 312,000 daily visitors to New York City’s Times Square, it is one of the highest profile public arts programs and since its inception, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of nearly two hundred prominent and emerging artists.
Founded in 2008, Times Square Arts operates as the public art arm of Times Square Alliance to collaborate with contemporary artists and cultural institution to transform Time Square’s open spaces (including large-scale billboards and open plaza space) into areas for artistic engagement. In addition to the ongoing digital art exhibition “Midnight Moment,” which transmits art across Times Square’s massive billboards every night from 11:57 to midnight, the organization has also presented the installation series “At the Crossroads” and the performances program “Hidden Assets.”