A lot is happening uptown at Hudson Yards, the so-called “neighborhood of the future.” This week alone, developers unveiled the installations by Frank Stella and other artists that will be displayed across the site’s building lobbies, and it was announced that restaurateur Danny Meyer would open a 3,000-square-foot, 121-seat all-day cafe on the ground floor of The Shed, the arts center and concert hall due to open this spring with productions by Björk, Steve Reich and others. The Danny Meyer project joins others by A-list chefs like David Chang, Thomas Keller, and José Andrés.
Now, the latest: Snarkitecture– the cheeky design firm founded by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen– has started selling tickets to Snark Park, an interactive exhibition space that will open in March at 20 Hudson Yards, adjacent Thomas Heatherwick’s yet-to-be-named $150 million stairs to nowhere.
“Lost and Found,” opening March 15, will be the first of what’s expected to be three Snark Park exhibitions per year. It’s described in a press release as a “modern-day enchanted forest” and a “labyrinth of massive, inhabitable columns, some of which are large enough to occupy and many of which offer unique audible, visual, and tactile experiences.” (Weird totems are officially a trend!) Among the surprises in store are “a hidden, two-way mirrored room.”
Food at Snark Park will be courtesy of KITH Treats, a sweets parlor opened by cult clothier KITH that specializes in soft-serve ice cream mixed with cereal combinations created by tastemakers like Action Bronson, Virgil Abloh, and Snarkitecture’s own Daniel Arsham. The first 50 people who hit KITH’s Lafayette Street location tonight at 8pm will get one of these Snarkitecture “totems” similar to the larger ones that will be on display at Snark Park.
If the prospect of lining up in the freezing cold with thirsty hypebeasts doesn’t sound appealing, don’t worry: You can buy tickets online, from the warmth of your home. If you’re used to seeing Snarkitecture’s installations for free at Art Basel, I’m afraid to say this one will cost you $28.
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You’re invited to #KithNYC this Thursday to preview and celebrate Snark Park’s ticket drop. First 50 people to arrive will receive a limited edition #Snarkitecture Cast Totem. Details below WHEN: 8-9:30pm⠀ WHERE: #Kith Lafayette⠀ WHY: Celebrate Snark Park’s first ticket drop. Get March + April tickets while they’re hot. WHO: @Snarkitecture founders @danielarsham, @ben.porto, Alex Mustonen and you⠀ WHAT: Sneak peak of Snark Park’s inaugural installation, free KITH Treats, chance to take home a Snarkitecture Cast Totem *Get there early! Entry not guaranteed