Over the next several days, visitors to Trinity will witness the installation of a new, temporary artwork in the south churchyard—G. Roland Biermann’s Stations (2016-18).
The large work—featuring 84 oil barrels and two crash barriers—is part of an art exhibition spanning Manhattan during Lent (February 14-April 1) that allows people of all faiths and spiritualities to take a creative and contemplative journey to consider injustice across the human experience.
Stations of the Cross presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 art stations, from the Cloisters to the 9/11 Memorial. Each location presents a new work of art or adds a fresh perspective to an existing memorial, highlighting the contemporary relevance of the Passion, Jesus’ final hours.
Traditionally the Stations of the Cross has served to evoke empathy with those who suffer, as Jesus did, at the hands of injustice. This year’s exhibit focuses on the experience of immigrants and refugees, exploring feelings of despair, exploitation, abandonment, and hope.
Trinity Church is sponsoring the exhibition and is also the site of station 13: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross. Get a preview of the work here.
You’re also invited to an opening program and reception:
Thursday, February 15, 6-8pm
75 Broadway (at Wall Street)
Meet the curators, artists (including Mr. Biermann), and representatives of the stations at the launch of this year’s exhibit.
Learn more and plan your tour at Artstations.org.