NYC - Hudson Yards: HYxOffTheWall - Kipsy (1)(2)(3)
Kipsy (1)(2)(3), was created by artist Serban Ionescu in 2019 for HYxOffTheWall. This site specific installation pays tribute to the majestic Hudson River and gives as an offering three functional artworks in the form of animated creatures. The actual name “Kipsy” spread fear and wonder in an 1899 New York Times article about a sea monster spotted by local new yorkers in the Hudson River. Out of the watery depths of memory and time, Ionescu reawakens this mysterious urban myth, into the Hudson Yards of today. Each of these sculptures carries its own artistic language, color base and function. Questions arise as we are invited to recline on these whimsical works: what really lies under the surface?
HYxOffTheWall, on exhibit at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards from March 2019 to January 2020, features large-scale tableaus, interactive displays and murals from 13 artists. The exhibit was curated and produced by CultureCorps.