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Featured: Robert Wilson Video Portraits in Times Square at 11.57pm Every Night in May(NYC)

Robert Wilson
Writer and Performer, 2005
Music by Xavier Naudascher. Voice by William Pope.L

The video work that will appear on the Times Square digital signs — Robert Wilson Video Portraits — has toured the globe in some of the most prestigious museums, galleries and public spaces. The exhibition’s stop at the Crossroads of the World will include video portraits of actors, artists, dancers, writers, athletes, people of all backgrounds, and animals that reflect the breadth of Wilson’s career. For more details on the artist, visit To view the complete set of videos currently on world tour, visit

Robert Wilson Video Portraits – Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery is presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and curated by the Times Square Arts, a public art program of the Times Square Alliance in association with RW Work Ltd. and Dissident Industries Inc.


Robert Wilson’s Video Portraits opened to rave reviews in 2007 and have continuously toured the globe in some of the most prestigious museums, galleries and public spaces since making it one of the most successful series of video works. The ongoing series of portraits includes subjects that reflect Wilson wide range of practices and include actors, artists, dancers, writers, athletes, peoples of all backgrounds, and animals. The Robert Wilson Video Portraits exhibition in Times Square marks the tours long awaited New York City return.

The New York Times described Wilson as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of time and space onstage.” Susan Sontag added that Wilson’s career “has the signature of a major artistic creation. I can’t think of any body of work as large or as influential.”

While known for creating highly acclaimed theatrical pieces, Wilson’s work is firmly rooted in the fine arts. His drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings. Major Wilson exhibitions have appeared at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1991); the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1991); the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (1991); and the Instituto de Valencia de Arte Moderno (1992). Wilson has created original installations for the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1993); London’s Clink Street Vaults (1995), and the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (1997). Most recently he has created installations at the Guggenheim Museum and the Kunstindustrimuseet in Copenhagen (2000), The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (2001) the Galeries Lafayette (2002) and at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie (2003). Wilson was awarded the Golden Lion for sculpture at the Venice Biennale (1993), the third Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for lifetime achievement (1996), the Premio Europa award from Taormina Arte (1997) and the Prestigious Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres award in France (2002). In a ceremony at the White House, Wilson was presented with the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement (2001). His drawings, prints, videos and sculpture are held in private collections and museums throughout the world. Wilson is the Founding Artistic Director of The Watermill Center.
Presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in association with RW Work Ltd. and Dissident Industries Inc.
Curated by Times Square Arts

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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