In Wim Delvoye's Gothic, divine merges with secular, past meets present, and ornament overcomes strict functionality. In his life-size replicas of Caterpillar excavators, Delvoye (b.1965, Wervik, Belgium) juxtaposes medieval craftsmanship with machine-age technology. These massive sculptures are made in corten steel and perforated with Gothic filigree, transforming familiar icons of productivity into ornate, non-utilitarian objects. Caterpillar will be on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza and, at Madison Square Park, a second Caterpillar sculpture will be on view as part of Chantier, a full construction site of equally elegant Gothic equipment including shovels, a wheelbarrow, barricades, traffic cones, and a concrete mixer.
Wim Delvoye's Gothic is organized in collaboration with the Madison Square Park Conservancy, and made possible through the cooperation and support of the City of New York / Parks & Recreation.
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