Dirty Laundry at Rockefeller Center

Air Out Your Dirty Laundry by Pia Camil and other exhibits

I got a chance to experience Living Architecture: Casa Batlló at the Rockefeller Center last week which was a treat, and then crossing Rockefeller Center this week I stumbled upon a host of new Public Art exhibits that have taken over the Plaza that I have not heard or read about anywhere.

I was very confused when I got to the skating rink as not only have I never seen Rockefeller Center’s 193 flagpoles without flags, but at the moment they have been transformed into a giant clothesline for laundry. It was very disconcerting to walk to the skating rink and just see laundry flapping around, and no sign of any flags! It was when I circled around to the other side that I read the description of the exhibit and then it finally made sense. Titled Saca Tus Trapos Al Sol (Air Out Your Dirty Laundry), 2022 by Pia Camil, it is a multi strand community clothesline that has secondhand clothing from residents of Mexico City, creating a familiar and shared global experience that is familiar to everyone.

As the description states – meant as a collective portrait, the installation bears witness to the artist’s belief that communities are based on personal relations and stories, rather than borders and nationalistic values.

Here is what it was like to walk through the exhibit –

There are 3 other exhibits in addition to this, which are –

Not Yet Titled by Alma Allen

Simbolo Bench by EWE Studio

Acapulco Chairs by Mario Garcia Torres


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Hi, I'm Hanit Gyani, a full time professional by day and a blogger by night and weekend. Welcome to my blog, aka my passion project, Gotta Love New York.

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