Public Art Fund Beautifies LaGuardia’s Terminal B

Jeppe Hein, All Your Wishes, 2020, Installation of 70 Mirror Balloons (PVD coated stainless steel) and 3 Modified Social Benches.

While we all agree that airports are a place that facilitates air travel, there is absolutely nothing wrong in making the experience more enjoyable and relaxing for everyone, including the airport personnel. 

As part of The Port Authority and LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ initiative to bring a world-class airport experience to passengers, Terminal B will feature new permanent artworks by Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens, and Sarah Sze. The Public Art Fund announced the new partnership with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private entity operating and redeveloping the Airport’s Terminal B. 

Sabine Hornig, LaGuardia Vistas, 2020, Latex ink and vinyl mounted on glass.

The site-specific, large-scale installations by four of the world’s leading artists–Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens, and Sarah Sze–will be unveiled with the opening of the new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall later this year. “New Yorkers will soon have a major terminal at LaGuardia Airport that reflects the energy, vitality, and innovation of New York City,” said Nicholas Baume, Director & Chief Curator of Public Art Fund. “Great art and artists are fundamental to New York’s DNA, and we are excited to collaborate with several of the world’s most visionary artists, LaGuardia Gateway Partners and The Port Authority to create a unique new terminal that brilliantly expresses the creative spirit of New York.”

Laura Owens, I NY, 2020 Handmade glazed ceramic tiles and grout.

“We are thrilled to partner with Public Art Fund on this innovative project to continue to transform Terminal B into a modern, top-class airport terminal for travelers,” said Stewart Steeves, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. “Our goal in building a new Terminal B is to not only implement state-of-the-art advancements, but to also create a space that represents the soul of New York. 

Sarah Sze, Shorter than the Day, 2020. Powder coated aluminum and steel

We are confident that through this partnership, we have selected artists and unique pieces for the new terminal that reflect this vision.” Working closely with the leadership of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, Public Art Fund invited a select group of artists to develop proposals for original and iconic permanent commissions, expressing the vital essence of New York City and conceived specifically for the new LaGuardia Terminal B. 

After a thorough evaluation of all proposals, four of these artists were awarded permanent commissions for the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall.”

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