LIGHT YEAR 51: We the People

Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge

Thursday, July 4th, 2019 | 8:30pm - 10pm *****Best place to view: from the Pearl Street Triangle

Curated by John Ensor Parker & Luchia Meihua Lee, Curator of the Taiwanese American Arts Council -TAAC
Exhibition date: American Independence Day, July 4th 2019

On July 4th, American Independence Day, Light Year will present their fifty-first consecutive exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage.

The United States is home to people of many different ethnic and cultural origins, who together compose this nation. Selected works are from artists who represent some of those varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds that collectively make America what it is. Conceptually the selected works address what it means to the artist to be part of the American experience.

The exhibition will be shown on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage and on the Light Year “Live Feed” online.
No audio will be included in the public presentation as the sounds of passers by, the subway trains overhead on the Manhattan Bridge and the nearby 4th of July fireworks will provide a live soundtrack. The online “Live Stream” will
have the original video audio track.

Participating Artists:
New American Voices (Picture Me Here project)
Ernesto Gonzalez
Kelly Tsai & Ryan Hartley Smith
Pei-Ling Ho
Felipe Galindo Feggo
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
Chen Ching-Yao


LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curators from around the world.