Arches of Hope

Category: Completed Project / Temporary Installation

Location: TIMES SQUARE, Jumbo Screen; Out Hotel, 42nd St.

Medium: Styrofoam, Paint, Glue

Dimensions: 10’ x 10’ x 3’ Each

Edition: 3 Editions in this size

Client: Lifebeat and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation

Year Completed: 2013

Art in Public Places: Yes

Public Art Program: Not-for-Profit / Direct Commission

Description: Lifebeat and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation hired Antonio Pio Saracino to create an interactive installation for Out NYC in solidarity and support of HIV awareness. The installation was broadcast live on Times Square jumbo screens. The Arches of Hope consist of three 10-foot tall arches representing the three decades of HIV, created using data collected from millions of people who have been affected by the disease since the 1980s. The Arches are composed of 223 blocks, which advocates can “adopt” to support Lifebeat and the Staying Alive Foundation’s lifesaving HIV prevention programs for young people.