Video: Meet the Heart of the City Artists

Meet the four world-renowned artists contributing to the redesign of Rochester, Minnesota’s Peace Plaza.

Ann Hamilton – Columbus, OH

Eric Anderson – Rochester, MN

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle – Chicago, IL

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Montreal, Quebec

Each installation has been carefully integrated into the design of Heart of the City: Phase 1. The art provides new life to the plaza as part of Destination Medical Center’s quality of life and public realm initiatives. The artworks were developed through a collaborative process that integrated artists and curators within the design team. Collectively, the design of the plaza and its embedded artworks encourage us to be present in this place — both in moments of personal introspection and shared spectacle. Together these artworks create layered stories of time and place within the plaza that, due to the interactive and responsive nature of the works, will never repeat. Each visit to the plaza, whether for an event, or alone, will offer new discoveries.