TV Monitors in a tree disguised as art. Jacco Olivier
Mad. Sq. Art
The Madison Square Park Conservancy has announced the hiring of a permanent full time curator to head the parks art program. Since 2004 there have been over 23 art installations. This raises the question of what is the mission of the conservancy at all. Debbie Landau, president of the conservancy said “The Madison Square Park Conservancy is a cultural institution”.
This helps explain their growing budget and hunger for revenue generating events in the park. In 2011 just one installation, the Jaume Plensa sculpture, cost the park over $620,000.
In the ultimate case of Mission Creep Debbie landau has compromised her stewardship of the park. The increased activity of fundraising compromises the ability to enjoy the park. It would be hard to argue that Corporate Branding Events add in any positive way to the park visitors experience. Additionally the installation and decomisioning of these large installations are often disruptive in themselves involving cranes, trucks, riggers and construction.
Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120312/murray-hill-gramercy/madison-square-park-get-permanent-art-curator#ixzz1rZ7eSs1d
Madison Sqaure Parks Sells Out to Pimp Anything For Money.
Park For Profit , Loud Sound Systems in Madison Square Park. Windows Phone Time Machine
This weekend yet another large event is to take place in Madison Square Park. The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. This is a big draw to the park bringing quite a large crowd. The well heeled can purchase special VIP tickets for 500.00. These tickets entitle one to a special VIP TENT where they do not have to wait online like the rest of the masses, comes complete with a special gift basket.
In a time where the divide between rich and poor is growing this flies in the face of the democratic ideal of park as place for average New Yorker who does not own a house in the Hamptons.
A Facebook page has been created The Big Apple BBQ is too Damn Big for Madison Square Park
Sobe Event and Shake Shack, Perfect Storm of Pimping Out a Park for Profit
Today SOBE is building a stage and lights for a marketing event to take place tomorrow. Forklifts and equipment converge with the line of people waiting for the Shake Shake to make a very unpleasant experience for park goers.
Another Day Another Dollar
Forklifts and stage equipment crowd out park users, again
Park like experience ,GONE. Corporate Branding is in.
Make no mistake about the scale of the corporate branding events, they are huge and completely dominate the park. Again the Madison Square Park Conservancy and Debbie Landau subjugate the role of park as a place to enjoy trees, quite and clean air to the role of park as rental event space.
Agree to our terms to use your park or GET OUT
Delta Dugout takes over the park and if you wish to use the park
you must agree to grant permission for your likeness and voice
to be included therin without compensation, credit or any other
consideration (I SHOULD SAY SO!) for online and on_air promotion
use by The Delta Dugout and it's partners.
Here is the most outrageous part...
If you do not wish to be photographed, recorded, or appear under these conditions,
you should leave immediately.
Corporate Branding Replaces Nature at Park this Weekend
JUMBOTRONS and Generators
Beloved Park sold to Corporate Schills
A shill or plant is a person who helps another person or organization to sell goods or services without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with the seller. The shill pretends to have no association with the seller/group and gives onlookers the impression that he or she is an enthusiastic independent customer. The person or group that hires the shill is using crowd psychology, to encourage other onlookers or audience members (who are unaware of the set-up) to purchase the said goods or services.