Hugh Hayden 'Open Call' at The Shed, NYC
18 June 2019
Open Call is The Shed’s large-scale commissioning program dedicated to developing and presenting new works from artists based in New York City who have not yet received major institutional support. Panels of leaders in a wide range of disciplines—from the visual arts to digital media to theater and dance—reviewed more than 900 proposals for Open Call. They selected 52 emerging artists and collectives to receive support, space, and resources to develop their trailblazing projects at The Shed.
Opening on June 19th, Hugh Hayden’s sculptural installation Hedges is situated inside three mirrored walls to create the illusion of an infinite row of houses, or endless hedge. Hayden conflates an idyllic suburban house with a bird’s nest and challenges the illusion of social and economic inclusivity in the context of the American Dream.
The installation will be on view through 25 August 2019. Tickets to Open Call are free, but a reservation is required. For more information and to book tickets visit at.theshed.org
Image: Hugh Hayden, 2019
Photo: William Jess Laird for The Shed