Otero Fuentes

80”(h)*103”(w)*107”(d); 580lb; Steel Tubes, Paint; 2023
Open heart made of two crossed circles.
The West Harlem Art Fund and New York Artist Equity Association presents sculptor Otero Fuentes and his latest work “XOXO” situated in Nolan Park, Governors Island.

“XOXO” is an interactive installation that invites the public to perform as shapes of love within a heart-shaped opening framed by two interlocking circles. Beyond the physical presence of this proposal, the project remains forever in transition as it displays ephemeral interactions with the public and it extends into digital space when its turned to pixels and shared/ stored in digital social platforms. Public interaction is the primary material used to convert this sculpture into a multi-dimensional sphere of connection and unity.

Funding for XOXO was made possible by a generous New York Council on the Arts grant.