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SF’s Epic New 40-Strong Sculpture Garden is Here

Civic Center Plaza hosts major Installation of 40 statues from celebrated artist Zak Ové
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Civic Center Plaza To Host Major Installation By Celebrated Artist Zak Ové

Coming this summer, Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness is a monumental installation of 40 identical figurative sculptures that speak to contemporary issues of race, politics and identity.

The San Francisco Arts Commission, with funding from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and in partnership with the Recreation and Park Department, will mount an ambitious installation, Invisible Men, by celebrated British Trinidadian artist Zak Ové.

  • Installation: Watch the installation taking place June 26-27, 2018
  • Dedication: Thursday, July 19, 5-9 p.m. Dedication program with the artist and other city officials begins at 5 p.m. during The Civic Center Commons 3rd Thursdays Block Party

The artist’s first exhibition of this important body of work in the United States, the installation will be on view from late July to October 2018.

Invisible Men was originally conceived for the grounds of the historic Somerset House in London, which shares a similar government context and architectural characteristics of San Francisco’s Civic Center.

The installation consists of 40, identical 6.5-foot tall black figurative sculptures, each approximately 300 lbs, that stand upright with the figures holding their “hands up” in a precise formation that aligns with the symmetry of the surrounding architecture.

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The San Francisco Arts Commission is the City agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. their programs include: Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Investments, Public Art, SFAC Galleries and Street Artist Licensing. To learn more visit, sfartscommission.org.