This Saturday, September 21, Pope.L and Public Art Fund will take over the streets of Downtown Manhattan with Conquest, the artist’s most ambitious performance to date. A group of some 140 strangers — selected by the artist to represent the diversity of New York City — will crawl over five hours in a relay from the West Village to Union Square Park. Participants will band together to experience the struggle and vulnerability of giving up their physical privilege. Conquest continues the satirical tradition of Pope.L’s 40+ years of performances, and participants and spectators alike will have the opportunity to discover the power and contradiction of collective expression.

Join Pope.L, Public Art Fund, and 140 members of the New York City community who are giving up their verticality to participate in this evocative performance on Saturday.

Follow Conquest in real-time on @PublicArtFund’s Twitter and Instagram, and share your experiences with #Conquest and #PopeLNYC!

Recommended Viewing Locations & Times:

9:45am – 10:45am: Kickoff Event at Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground (West Village)

11:00am – 11:45am: NYC AIDS Memorial

12:30pm – 2:15pm: Washington Square Park

2:45pm – 3:30pm: Finale at Union Square Park (South Steps)

The performance is a relay, these times are estimates. Participants will crawl at their own pace and in their own way. The performance may extend over several blocks simultaneously.

More information on Pope.L: Instigation, Aspiration, Perspiration organized by Public Art Fund, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Museum of Modern Art at PopeL.NYC.

Brought to you by our sponsor, Public Art Fund.