Art Walk: Carol Bove's Caterpillar
CAROL BOVE, CATERPILLAR
Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art presents Caterpillar by Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove. A series of large-scale sculptures installed among the native grasses and wildflowers that make up the self-seeded landscape of the High Line at the Rail Yards, Caterpillar is the last chance to see the third and final section of the elevated railway, which is currently closed to the public, before it is transformation into public parkland in 2014.
Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. Recent solo exhibitions include the Musuem of Modern Art, New York (2013); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2013); and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010). Major biennales include dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), and the .
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
Entry to this exhibition is by timed ticket only, and each visitor must present his or her own ticket to enter. Each ticket is valid only for the date and time indicated. No late entries.
All walks are 45 minutes long and are led by High Line Rangers, knowledgeable guides who offer an insider’s perspective on the High Line’s history, landscape, and art.
Visitors must be 18 years or older to access the High Line at the Rail Yards.
Because the terrain on the High Line at the Rail Yards is uneven and the site is still overgrown the City of New York, who owns the property, requires that all guests sign a waiver prior to entry.
Friends of the High Line requires that all participants wear practical, flat-heel, closed-toe, sturdy shoes/boots, suitable for uneven terrain. High heels and sandals are not permitted.
Please note that all tours are rain or shine unless weather conditions are deemed unsafe. If there is heavy snow, all walks will be cancelled until furthur notice. If a walk is canceled, visitors will be notified by 6:00 PM eastern time the day before the scheduled walk via email and social media.
The check-in table for Carol Bove’s Caterpillar is located on West 34th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues, on the south side of the street.
Please note that there are MegaBus lines that run along West 34th Street, making the entrance to the High Line at the Rail Yards difficult to see during peak commuting hours.
Look for a large High Line Art flag near the MTA bus ticket kiosks; this flag marks the entrance to the High Line at the Rail Yards.
All visitors will enter and exit through the West 34th Street gate.
GUIDELINES (Please read carefully)
Because the terrain on the High Line at the Rail Yards is uneven and the site is still overgrown with self-seeded wildflowers, grasses, and shrubs, the City of New York, who owns the property, requires that all guests sign a waiver prior to entry.
In the best interest of all participants, Friends of the High Line requires that all participants wear practical, flat-heel, closed-toe, sturdy shoes/boots, suitable for uneven terrain. High heels and sandals are not permitted.
Due to uneven terrain, this site is not ADA accessible.
Please note there are no public restrooms at the rail yards.
Park Rules Prohibit:
- Touching, walking, or climbing on artwork
- Picking flowers or plants
- Removing rail spikes
- Throwing objects
- Sitting on railings or climbing on any part of the High Line
- Use of skateboards, skates, or recreational scooters
- Amplified sound, except by permit
- Commercial activity, except by permit or otherwise authorized
- Obstructing entrances or paths
To help support High Line Art programs, make a donation to Friends of the High Line, the organization responsible for raising funding to support more than 90% of the High Line’s annual budget for park operations and programming.
We look forward to sharing this special experience with you!
High Line at the Rail Yards
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.